Weight Watchers Rolls Out Quick-Prep Meals Available at Some Grocery Stores
The company, now officially called WW, is also partnering with Blue Apron to deliver plan-approved meals to your home.
Here's some exciting news if you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthier this year: WW (formally known as Weight Watchers), just announced they’re launching WW Fresh meals at grocery stores across the country. These meals are all ready to eat in less than 10 minutes, and have been vetted by WW’s team of nutritionists. Each meal comes with pre-prepped, pre-cooked ingredients, so all you have to do is combine the ingredients, heat, then eat.
"People are looking for nutritious meals that they can put together quickly at home, work or even on-the-go," said Stacey Mowbray, President of North America at WW. "Our WW Fresh meals feature quality ingredients inspired by "WW Freestyle," our most livable and effective program ever, making it easier than ever to enjoy delicious meals without spending time prepping and cooking."
The meals, all of which are bowls, are now available at over 200 Hy-Vee stores across the Midwest, as well as at certain Sprouts locations in California. We’ve reached out to WW about their plans to expand, and will update this story as more information becomes available.
Each meal serves two people and ranges in price from $14-$20. There are currently six types:
- Beef Baja Bowl with Fire-Roasted Corn and Black Beans (6 Smartpoints per serving)
- Grilled Chicken Tacos with Roasted Chipotle Sauce and Pineapple Slaw (5 SmartPoints per serving)
- Two-Cheese Butternut Squash Rotini with Bread Crumbs (12 SmartPoints per serving)
- Dragon Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce (8 SmartPoints per serving; it’s also vegan)
- Creamy Cavatappi with Parmesan, Chicken and Mushrooms (7 SmartPoints per serving)
- Lemon, Chicken & Kale Salad with Parmesan and Almonds (7 SmartPoints per serving)
"We believe WW Fresh will really stand out in the market," said Ryan Nathan, Vice President of WW Fresh. "Curated by WW, the new quick-prep meals are nourishing, convenient options for anyone looking to pick up a meal on the way home and enjoy a home-cooked dish, ready and on the table in minutes."
If you don’t live where WW Fresh is currently available, don't fret: WW-approved meals can also be delivered right to your doorstep through Blue Apron. WW recently announced their partnership with the meal delivery service, and both companies are committed to making healthy options available for those following the WW plan.
Some meals on the menu include delicious-sounding items such as Togarashi Tilapia, Cajun-Spiced Pork Chops, and even plant-based options like Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili. Dishes are generally between 4-14 Smartpoints, making it easier than ever to eat healthy at home in a hurry.