Take the guesswork out of healthy living, meal planing, and weight loss.
At Slender Kitchen we believe healthy living and weight loss starts in the kitchen. Armed with delicious and good-for-you recipes and our easy to use meal planner, anyone can be a star in the kitchen and reach their health and weight loss goals.
Never Miss a Recipe!
Have you ever found yourself …
Eating a microwave meal or another boring salad while your family enjoys “real food”
Spending tons of extra money at the grocery store buying things you don't need
Grabbing another frozen pizza for dinner because there just isn't time to figure out what's for dinner
Spending hours searching the internet for recipes that fit your diet and preferences
Starting to meal plan only giving up a few weeks later because it takes so much time and work
Feeling like dieting and weight loss is impossible
Getting bored eating the same food week after week
Spending hours every day calculating nutritional information and points
Before the start of Slender Kitchen and diving into the world of cooking and blogging, this story really started with my own experience struggling to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy and happy balance in my own life.
If I look back and rewind about ten years, here’s where I was in my own life. I was 25 pounds heavier and knew how to cook exactly one dish that didn’t come directly from my freezer. I was tired. I felt bad about my body. I was exhausted after years of trying diet after diet without any real long term success.
At that time, I was also moving to a new city, starting a new job, and beginning graduate school. Busy didn’t even begin to describe my life. Life was exciting and I was happy BUT…. I just couldn't take the idea of spending another year as the “chubby” friend, spending hours in front of the mirror trying to camouflage my body, and never feeling comfortable in my own skin. I needed to make a change.
So I starting talking to friends and family who had successfully lost weight and kept it off. I wasn’t interested in another short-term win. During these conversations, I discovered two things that would be critical to my long term weight loss and health – learning to cook and following a meal plan. In every story I heard, these two things surfaced as the key to long-term weight loss for almost everyone. And this resonated with me. I had lost weight with diets before but could never stick to them long term. I needed a solution that I could stick to.
I started to teach myself to cook. (Luckily it’s not that hard!) I devoured blogs, cookbooks, magazines, and videos and with each healthy recipe I followed, I grew more confident in the kitchen. I also started meal planning. Each week I spent hours and hours searching for recipes, adjusting serving sizes, building meal plans, and creating shopping lists. It took forever - but it worked. The problem? I rarely had the time necessary to find recipes that fit my diet and build a meal plan so I continued to gain weight. About 15 more pounds of weight to be exact.
Let’s fast forward a few years. Finally armed with the extra time I needed, I finally truly committed to making a change. I started meal planning and developing recipes, and that’s how Slender Kitchen was born. Knowing that most people didn’t have the time that I finally had, I wanted to help others on their healthy living and weight loss journeys by sharing healthy recipes and creating an easy way to meal plan that took minutes, not hours!Curious about how my story ended? Today, I am happier and healthier than ever. I have lost over 30 pounds since the start of this process and feel like a rock star in the kitchen. I am absolutely sure that you can do the same by committing to cooking at home and creating healthy meal plans. Weight loss, healthy eating, and cooking really isn’t that hard and is something everyone can do.
What people are saying
We have tried so many new things in January and honestly, there has not been one that we did not thoroughly enjoy. Doug has eaten eggplant, black beans, and a lot of other things that he thought he would never eat!!!! And our grocery bill has gone down because we know exactly what and how much to buy. You have saved us both time and money as well as given us the motivation we need to cook every day. We actually enjoy cooking together each evening and look forward to it.
Download Meal Plan
You can generate a PDF file of your meal plan at any time.
Weekly Meal Plans
Based on your preferences and servings, we provide a healthy weekly meal plan full of delicious recipes. Use that meal plan as is or make it your own by adding or replacing recipes.
Track Weight & Calories
Lose weight by tracking your weight and daily caloric intake quickly and easily. Our system tracks meals from your plan, let’s you add snacks and other items, and tracks weight loss weekly.
Stop wasting time and money at the grocery store. A custom shopping list is generated for your meal plan every week that includes everything you need.
Stop worrying about converting recipes to fit your family size. Simply indicate how many portions you need in your preferences or plan and we’ll automatically adjust the recipes for you.