There are so many delicious meals in this week's healthy meal plan! It's hard for me to decide which I am most excited about - the Kung Pao Chicken, Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo, Honey Lime Tilapia, or DIY Egg McMuffins (they're freezer friendly!)
Now let's take a look at this week's meal plan. It starts out with a Make Ahead Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal, BBQ Portabella Quesadillas, and Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo. Monday brings Whole Wheat Caprese Pasta and Tuesday is a healthier version of Kung Pao Chicken (with tofu for vegetarians). Wednesday is Lemon Basil Pork Chops and Thursday is a simple Cumin Chicken with Black Bean Mango Salad. To end the week, meals include Honey Lime Tilapia and Beef Fajitas with Mexican Cauliflower Rice. Remember to check out the healthy, low carb, and vegetarian meal plans all with macros and SmartPoints.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
Every week I like to share highlights form the Slender Kitchen meal plans. 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, creating elaborate calendars, and building shopping lists. 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 plan ideas, it will help you find a system that works for you. Whether it’s using our meal plans or interactive meal planner, writing 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.
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Some highlights from this week's meal plan!
Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo: I was hesitant the first time I tried this ground turkey and potato dish but now it's something I constantly crave.
Whole Wheat Caprese Pasta: With spring on the horizon, this light and healthy pasta dish is the perfect way to dream about warmer weather.
Healthier Kung Pao Chicken: This healthier version of a classic Chinese take out dish has so much flavor and you will love the sweet and spicy sauce.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Make Ahead Creamy Steel Cut Oats
- Slow Cooker Lentil and Eggplant Picadillo (vegetarian plan)
- Low Carb Caprese Pasta Bake with Chicken Sausage (low carb plan)
- BBQ Portabella Quesadillas
- Lemon Basil Pork Chops
- Cumin Chickpea Bowls with Feta (vegetarian plan)
- Beef Fajitas
- Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs
- and more
Love the idea of meal planning but don’t have time to find recipes, create shopping lists, and make meal plans?
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 that you can customize to meet your needs.
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 SmartPoints, 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. This includes our interactive meal planning option where you can customize the number of servings for each meal, swap in new recipes if you don't like something, or build your own meal plan from scratch. All that for less the cost of one cup of coffee per month with the yearly plan.