“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!
Meal Planning Made Easy: Healthy Salad Dressing
Simple green salads are one of my favorite side dishes but things can get boring quickly if you don’t mix up the veggies and especially the dressing. Here are some of my favorite homemade low calorie salad dressings to keep your side salads delicious and exciting!
- Pumpkin Tahini Dressing
- Indonesian Peanut Dressing
- Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing
- Lemon Feta Vinaigrette
- Skinny Ranch
- Light Italian Dressing
- Balsamic Glaze
- Skinny Balsamic Vinaigrette
Love the idea of meal planning but don’t want to do all the work? Since I know that many people simply don’t have the time to create their own healthy meal plans, we provide delicious and healthy meal plans at Slender Kitchen.
Here are some highlights from this week’s healthy meal plans:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Mushrooms
- Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
- Healthy Peanut Noodles
- Grilled Southwestern Pork Chops with Grilled Potaotes
- Spaghetti Squash Peanut Noodles with Chicken (low carb plan)
- Coconut Crusted Salmon
- Zucchini Beef Burgers
- Grilled Cilantro Tofu & Veggie Kabobs (vegetarian plan)
- Strawberry Banana Oat Pancakes
- Coconut Strawberry Pancakes (low carb plan)
- Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
- & 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.