Menus to Start 2022

Celebrate new beginnings and recommit to healthy eating
Published December 20, 2021

To help ring in the new year, we've created four mouth-watering menus to inspire and energize, all of which feature a selection of our favourite healthy recipes for weight loss. Whether you’re in search of a weight loss meal plan that can accommodate busy weeknights with the family, or you want more variety when it comes to work-from-home lunches, you’ll find plenty of flavourful options below.

A Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner

When it comes to weeknight dinners, the key to enjoying nutritious meals is finding make-ahead recipes that can be enjoyed as leftovers throughout the week. Our recipe for hearty turkey chili can be prepared and stored for up to three days in the fridge, or in the freezer for up to six months. Chili is a great way to use up stray vegetables from the crisper, as well as frozen veggies and canned pulses. Guacamole is a natural pairing for chili, and this recipe makes use of white beans to bulk up the protein and fibre (you can also skip the chips and add the guacamole directly to the chili). We recommend finishing the meal with made-to-order freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, any remaining dough can be stored in the freezer for whenever the next cookie craving strikes.

A Fibre-Rich 0 PersonalPoint Menu

Depending on your individualized plan, the recipes included in this menu are either 0 PersonalPoints or have very low Points values. Feel free to add any ZeroPoint veggies, herbs, and spices to our fresh vegetable soup — the sky’s the limit! We’ve paired our homemade tomato sauce with lentil pasta, which, on average, offers more than double the amount of protein that regular durum wheat pasta does. Don’t feel limited to autumn fruit for dessert, the whipped tofu topping tastes delicious with any fruit that’s in season.

A Work-From-Home Lunch and Snack Menu

The following recipes don’t necessarily have to be served all at once, but are good options when you want to keep up your meal plan for weight loss without relying on the same old work-from-home sustenance. Prepare the Greek salad and soup at the beginning of the week (adding the lettuce to the salad right before serving) and keep a selection of make-ahead healthy snacks like popcorn and banana-oatmeal bread handy. If you miss your favourite barista-created beverage, don’t worry! You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make your own version at home, using readily available ingredients.

A Vegan Weekend Dinner Menu

This plant-based menu is perfect for full-time vegans and vegetarians as well as those trying to cut back on the saturated fat typically found in meat and dairy products. Worried about nut allergies? The peanut sauce featured in our tofu stir fry can be made with tahini (sesame seed paste) or sunflower seed butter. The trick to velvety smooth vegan chocolate mousse? Aquafaba, also known as the liquid found in canned chickpeas, can be whipped into an airy meringue-like texture with the help of a stand-up or hand mixer. We’ve included two drink recipes, one with alcohol and one without, but feel free to choose a favourite drink recipe from our extensive archive.