Can you believe it's May! I have to admit, I am starting to get excited that summer is right around the corner, with one big exception. I am not feeling ready for bathing suit season yet. Luckily if I commit to eating healthy and sticking to our weekly meal plans, I know I can feel good by summer. This week is full of tasty recipes including some delicious recipes to get out on the grill. Plus the week ends with one of my favorite salads for a light and refreshing summer inspired meal.
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!
Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Sausage: This meal is a simple one but its one that we come back to over and over again. The fresh flavors of the tomatoes and basil and savory sausage make a tasty light meal.
Kofta Kabob Bowls with Garlic Tzatziki: We are obsessed with these simple ground beef bowls full of all the Mediterranean flavors of your favorite kabobs. Plus the garlic tzatziki is so good and tastes amazing on just about everything.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: I have a weakness for banana bread and this one packed with cinnamon is good for you and is the perfect thing to have in the house for weekend mornings.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
- Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa (vegetarian plan)
- Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash with Sausage
- Herb Chicken Breast with Parmesan Broccoli
- Kofta Beef Bowls with Garlic Tzatziki
- Hone Chipotle Salmon
- Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad
- Healthier Cinnamon Banana Bread
- Asparagus and Mushroom Quinoa Frittata
- 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.