Back To School Meal Plans $25 Special

About Kristen

I'm Kristen and I couldn't be happier you are here. You will find a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that will not only taste great, but help you fit in your favorite jeans.

I have always been in love with food, at times perhaps a little too much, wishing and sometimes willing myself to be one of those people who can eat whatever they want and still stay thin. I finally learned, the hard way, that just wasn't in my genetic makeup. So instead, I decided to learn to make delicious, good, real food that tasted great but didn't tip the scale in the wrong direction.

My current home is

Santa Monica, CA

Favorite healthy meal

Sesame Chicken

In the morning you can most often find me eating

Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds, and a drizzle of honey

Favorite healthy snack

Cut up veggies with Buffalo Wing Hummus

To satisfy my sweet tooth, I reach for

Fruit with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or 3 ingredient Banana ice cream

My healthy living philosophy

Everything in moderation. After losing weight using the Weight Watchers diet, I now prescribe to everything in moderation. Being healthy is all about balance and finding a diet you can stick with in the long term.

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$25 Healthy Meal Plans Special & Week 36 Meal Plan

$25 Healthy Meal Plans Special & Week 36 Meal Plan

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

Once a week, I am going to start sharing a tip, trick, or some interesting information about meal planning. I believe meal planning is critical to any long term and effective healthy living or weight loss goals. For me it was the single thing that finally made permanent weight loss achievable. The quote stood true, when I failed to plan, I failed, and I don’t want that to happen to others.

Additionally, I believe that meal planning is a skill that takes time to master and we can all use some help! When I first started meal planning it took up countless hours pouring over recipes, calculating nutritional info and/or points, and creating elaborate calendars. It was painful. Anything I can do to ease that pain for someone else is a win-win in my book.

Finally, I hope by sharing meal planning strategies, it will help you find a system that works for you. Whether it’s using our meal plans, scratching one into your weekly planner, or creating your own meal planning system – I hope this feature inspires you to start planning at least a few meals every week. It will save you time, money, and it truly will help you reach your weight loss and healthy living goals. So with that, on to this week’s tip!

Back to School Meal Planning & $25 Meal Plan Special!

As the summer unfortunately comes to an end, it’s easy to suddenly feel overwhelmed by meal time. With more activities, homework, and tighter schedules – meal planning, and especially healthy meal planning, can easily fall to the bottom of the list. Many times this leads to stressful meal times where you may find yourself scrambling to come up with a healthy dinner option or reaching for packaged foods and take-out. However meal time doesn’t have to be stressful and Slender Kitchen meal plans can help you make meal time delicious, enjoyable, and healthy.

Our healthy complete and dinner only meal plans will do all the hard work for you. Each meal plan includes delicious and healthy recipes that your family will love. Every meal plan includes nutritional information, Weight Watchers PointsPlus®, and a categorized shopping list to make grocery shopping a cinch. Try them out today for just $25 for a yearly subscription. That’s less than 50 cents weekly to eliminate meal time stress and feel good about the food you are feeding your family.

Here are some highlights from this week’s healthy meal plans:

  • Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
  • Turkey and Spinach Cheese Tortellini
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Grilled Chicken Tenders
  • Herbed Pork Tenderloin with White Beans
  • Beef and Snow Pea Stir-fry
  • Haddock with Seafood Stuffing
  • Baked Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Ham and Cheese Breakfast Paninis
  • & more

Each healthy weekly meal plan comes full of delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meal plans come in regular, vegetarian, and low carb options. All feature complete nutritional information, Weight Watchers PointsPlus®, and categorized shopping lists! There are also two bonus fallback recipes weekly and the option for either a complete meal plan or a Dinner Only plan. All that for less the cost of one cup of coffee per month with the yearly plan.

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Back to School Meal Plan Special: Just $25 Yearly!

Back to School Meal Plan Special:  Just $25 Yearly!

Time flies! Summer is sadly coming to an end and that means back to school for many families. And while this can be an exciting time, it’s also a busier time for almost everyone. Between hectic mornings, busy activity packed afternoons, and homework filled evenings, it is really tough to find two minutes to think about what’s for dinner.

So instead of scrambling every night to figure out a healthy and delicious meal to prepare, why not make back to school easier by kicking off a new healthy eating plan! It is the perfect time to alleviate the stress of meal planning and make meal time enjoyable again. With healthy meal plans from Slender Kitchen, you can do just that. With regular, low carb, and vegetarian meal plans available, Slender Kitchen meal plans make meal planning stress free, delicious, and can help you and your family eat healthier and reach any weight loss goals.

Here are some of the great benefits of signing up for meal plans today!

  • Weekly Meals Plans for 2 or 4
  • Complete meal plans with breakfast, lunch, and dinner or Dinner Only option
  • Includes all nutritional information
  • Weight Watchers® PointsPlus® included
  • Complete, categorized shopping lists
  • Vegetarian Meal Plans available!
  • Quick and easy breakfasts
  • Packable lunches
  • Delicious dinners
  • Fallback meals to swap in
  • Bonus recipes
  • Ideas for snacks and desserts
  • Time saving tips on meal preparation
  • Month-to-month unlimited access!
  • Printable and cell phone/tablet friendly
  • Seasonal recipes! Summer features fresh summer produce, no-cook meals, and grilling

Take advantage of this back to school special and for just $25 you get weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes that you and your family will love. No more hours spent meal planning, extra money spent at the store buying things you don’t need, or microwave meals alone. Eat healthy delicious food with your family, spend less time planning, and lose weight! At this special price, it’s just 48 cents a week!

Click here to learn more about the meal plans, read FAQs, and download a sample of our regular vegetarian, or low carb meal plans for 2 or 4 people.

Still not sure? Here is what some of our current members have to say about the plans.

  • “I just want to say that I absolutely love your website and your meal plans.. They are very well done and you cannot beat the price. In the past I have subscribed to Fresh 20 and Emeals. Yours are far better, first and foremost because you have breakfast, lunch, and supper and because I can switch between meals. Please don’t change. I love the low carb meals (that is my resolution, to eat less carbs and sweets).”
  • “Got my husband to go with me to shop for the week! Love the shopping lists and choices for 2 or 4 and low carb options!!! I can’t wait to get started! I think my whole family will benefit from this! I also think this is the first time I have ever gone to the grocery store and finished without purchasing 1 extra thing or something processed!!! THANKS!!”
  • “Just wanted to say that I am loving the meal plans so far. We already saved more on groceries than the yearly plan cost! And my family is loving the food so far. The chicken parm with spaghetti squash is our new favorite! My husband didn’t even notice it was squash instead of pasta until he was halfway done.”
  • “I absolutely love printing the shopping list, checking my fridge and pantry and going to the store knowing I don’t have to go again for a week. I am loving the recipes. This has been such a time saver. I look forward to the new plan each week. Thanks for taking away the part I disliked the most about cooking — figuring out what to cook. Those Korean beef tacos were amazing!!”

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Friday Five: Delicious and Healthy Corn Recipes

Friday Five:  Delicious and Healthy Corn Recipes

There is nothing better than fresh, sweet summer corn in my opinion. At the peak of the season, it’s sweet enough to eat raw right off the cob and I find myself having it at least a few times a week. I also like to take advantage of the season to make and freeze my favorite corn soups, which taste even better with fresh summer corn. Here are some of my favorite corn recipes, what are yours?

1. Crustless Corn and Bacon Pie, 113 calories, 3 PointsPlus&reg

2. Corn, Bacon, and Poblano Pepper Pizza, 203 calories, 5 PointsPlus®

3. Corn, Jalapeno, Bacon, and Red Onion Frittata, 64 calories, 2 PointsPlus®

4. Corn Muffins with Cranberries and Jalapenos, 133 calories, 4 PointsPlus®

5. Mexican Street Corn, 195 calories, 5 PointsPlus®

6. Corn Chowder, 187 calories, 4 PointsPlus&reg

7. Slow Cooker Roasted Corn Chowder, 165 calories, 5 PointsPlus®

8. Charred Chili Lime Corn on the Cob, 123 calories, 4 PointsPlus

9. Charred Corn , Scallion, and Tomato Salad, 95 calories, 2 PointsPlus®

10. Tomato, Cucumber, Corn, and Avocado Salad, 194 calories, 5 PointsPlus®

Healthy Corn Recipes

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Sesame Ginger Tofu Spring Rolls with Pineapple from Nasoya

Sesame Ginger Tofu Spring Rolls with Pineapple from Nasoya

Today’s post is brought to you by Nasoya but all opinions are 100% mine.

Between the heat and humidity the last few weeks, the last thing I want to do is turn on the stove. For nights like that, one of my favorite no cook meals is Vietnamese fresh spring rolls packed with veggies and tofu. It’s basically a delicious, crunchy salad all wrapped up in a neat and delicious rice paper roll served with spicy peanut dipping sauce. Yum.

Spring rolls can be filled with just about anything, but I like to stick to the traditional fresh veggies and tofu. My very favorite tofu to use is the TofuBaked products from Nasoya since it is already packed with flavor and firmer than regular tofu since its baked. Both the Sesame Ginger and Teriyaki flavors work great, but I like the Sesame Ginger best since it pairs perfectly with the pineapple and spicy peanut sauce.

If you are making spring rolls for the first time, be prepared to be patient with the first few rolls. It can be tricky at first since the paper is sticky, but after a few rolls you will start to get the hang of it. Just make sure not to over stuff them since the rice paper tears relatively easily. Love things fried? Although I recommend eating these as fresh spring rolls, you can also quickly fry these for a crunchy spring roll.

Sesame Ginger Tofu Spring Rolls with Pineapple
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 spring roll
Nutritional Info: 144 calories, 5.8g of fat, 13.5g of carbohydrates, 2.1g of fiber, 7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

For the full recipe, head over to Nasoya!

Sesame Ginger Spring Rolls

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Back to School $25 Meal Plan Special: Frequently Asked Questions

Back to School $25 Meal Plan Special:  Frequently Asked Questions

After sharing this weekend’s Back to School $25 special price for the yearly meal plan membership, a lot of questions came in about the meal plan membership and how it works. The Q & A below should help answer any questions you have and also contains links to a sample plan. Take advantage of this special and sign up for less than 50 cents per week for complete regular or vegetarian meal plans.

What meal plans are available?

There are meal plans that follow general healthy eating principles as well as meal plans for vegetarian and low carb diets. All the meal plans focus on whole foods and healthy recipes. As a meal plan member you get access to all three meal plans as well as all the Dinner Only plans every week.

Do I have to be on Weight Watchers® to use these meal plans?

Not at all. In fact the meal plans are designed to work for anyone looking to prepare healthy meals that taste great. Most meals have between 300-425 calories including side dishes. All the meals include the nutritional information and Weight Watchers PointsPlus® so it is easily adaptable to any healthy eating plan you are following.

What kinds of meals are they? Will they take a long time to prepare?

Knowing that people usually have busy schedules, the recipes are mostly things that can be prepared relatively quickly. The meal times and prep times are included with each recipe so if you know you will not have very much time one night, it is easy to choose a quicker meal from another night and just switch the days. The weekday breakfasts and lunches are all things that can be prepared very quickly and packed to take with you.

What happens if I do not like a meal?

There are two fallback recipes included in each weekly meal plan to substitute in case you don’t like a recipe. The fallback recipe ingredients are not included in the weekly shopping list.

How many meals will be included in the new Dinner Only plans? Will there be side dishes?

Knowing that many people don’t eat at home every night and may already have breakfast and lunch routines, we created the dinner only meal plans with 5 complete dinners that include side dishes. Each Dinner Only meal plan contains all the nutritional info, all recipes, a categorized shopping list, and two extra recipes in case there is a meal you don’t like.

Are the Dinner Only plans available in regular, vegetarian, and low carb?

Yes! The dinner only plans are available in the regular healthy plan as well as a vegetarian and low carb options.

Do I have to choose if I want the Dinner Only plans or the complete meal plans?

Not at all! We understand that schedules can be different every week and sometimes you may want the full plan while some weeks you may just want dinners. As a member you get access to all the plans every week.

Why are there only five recipes in the Dinner Only plans?

After talking to members who requested Dinner Only plans, many said that they normally prepare a meal at home 5 nights a week. For anyone who wants to prepare more meals, there are two fallback recipes that can provide a full week’s worth of meals. Additionally, it is very easy to eliminate recipes if you don’t need all five.

How do members use the meal plans?

Members use the meal plans in all different ways. Many members use the meal plans exactly as they are written following the recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and using the shopping list as written. Others like to use the meal plans as a jumping point to ease their own meal planning. They use multiple recipes from the meal plans weekly and then substitute in with their favorite family recipes.

Will I lose weight if I follow the meal plan?

Most people who follow the meal plan find that they lose weight due to the healthy and low calorie nature of the plans. However you should also consult an expert to determine your individual weight loss goals. With that said, many members tell us they lose 1-2 lbs. weekly following the meal plans and some members have lost over 50 pounds!

What about snacks and drinks?

The meal plans are written to be the base for your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners weekly. From there you should add snacks, drinks, and anything you need to reach your daily calorie and nutritional goals.

Where can I see a sample of the meal plans?

There are sample plans available here.

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Baked (or Grilled) Haddock with Seafood Stuffing

Baked (or Grilled) Haddock with Seafood Stuffing

I was recently back on the East Coast visiting my family and one of my favorite meals is classic baked haddock. Normally this dish is packed with butter, literally dripping in butter, and depending on where you go there may be just as much stuffing as fish. And while I don’t complain about this when I am out, at home I like to make a healthier version that celebrates the fish and uses just enough butter and stuffing to make it taste delicious. While traditionally the stuffing is made with Ritz crackers, I like to use Panko breadcrumbs since they are lower in calories but provide just as much crunch. Then that is paired with some fresh or imitation crab, butter, lemon, and some simple spices. Delicious.

Baked (or Grilled) Haddock with Seafood Stuffing
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 6 oz.
Nutritional Info: 251 calories, 6g of fat, 15.5g of carbohydrates, .1g of fiber, 30.5g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 *

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