“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.
Some highlights from this week's meal plan!
Slow Cooker Sausage, Sweet Potato, and Spinach Stew: Even though it is finally starting to warm up during the day, nights are still chilly and this stew is the perfect way to warm up. Packed with sausage, sweet potatoes, spinach, and lentils - it is hearty and delicious.
Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seed pudding is a great way to mix up your morning routine and this version with Greek yogurt packs in plenty of protein.
Peanut Noodles with Chicken: Healthy take out at home - sweet, spicy, and savory - this peanut noodle and chicken dish makes the perfect quick dinner.
Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash: My all time favorite low carb side dish - creamy ricotta spaghetti squash.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Strawberry Banana Oat Pancakes
- Teriyaki Flank Steak
- Zucchini and Summer squash Cakes (vegetarian plan)
- Crispy Shrimp Burgers
- Low Carb Peanut Noodles with Chicken Thighs (low carb plan)
- Strawberry Ricotta Pancakes (low carb plan)
- Ginger Garlic Tofu and Vegetable Stir-fry (vegetarian plan)
- Roasted Vegetable Tostadas
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.