I couldn't be happier that Spring is almost here! And as much as I dread the time change, I have to admit I am happy with the extra hour of sunshine. This week, I wanted to welcome spring with some spring inspired meals as well as a dish for the grill!
Now let's dive into this week's healthy meal plan. It starts with fiber filled Greek Yogurt and Flaxseed Pancakes, copycat Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad, and Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Parmesan Spaghetti Squash. Monday brings Sugar Snap Pea and Bacon Pasta and Tuesday is a Spicy Skillet Hoisin Chicken. On Wednesday there is a simple, flavorful Sweet and Spicy Pork followed by Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs. To wrap up the week, Friday is quick and easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Saturday is Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizzas with Polenta Fries.
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!
Greek Yogurt and Flax Pancakes: These low carb pancakes are made with flax seeds and Greek yogurt for a healthy, super filling breakfast that keeps well in the fridge during the week.
Sugar Snap Pea and Bacon Pasta: This spring inspired pasta dish is full of bacon, sweet sugar snap peas, and lemon for an easy, surprisingly healthy dinner.
Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizzas: This recipe is an oldie but a goodie that I absolutely love. It will satisfy all your pizza cravings without all the fat and calories.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Italian Beef
- Slow Cooker Italian White Beans with Mushrooms (vegetarian plan)
- Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles (low carb plan)
- Spicy Skillet Hoisin Chicken
- Sweet and Spicy Pork
- Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream
- Poblano Pepper, Mushroom, and Black Beans Tacos (vegetarian plan)
- Healthy Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad
- 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.