I am so excited about this week's meal plan! Lately life has gotten busy and having a plan has really been saving me from lots of bad food choices. It seemed like everywhere I turned last week there were chips and guac and although I did have a few, I mostly reached for my pre-made lunches and planned dinners. For me this is a huge victory since I normally struggle to say no to food in social situations. Do you find having your food planned out helps you stay on track?
Remember to check out the healthy, low carb, and vegetarian meal plans all with nutritional info 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!
Broccoli and Cheddar Egg Muffins: Although I have shared countless egg muffins recipes, these are the ones I probably make the most. A delicious and classic combination of broccoli and cheddar cheese as a convenient, portable breakfast.
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken: Even though last week was all about tacos, we are still craving more. This recipe can be made with a delicious store bought salsa or a homemade version for flavorful tacos that you will make again and again.
Mexican Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing: Lately I have been obsessed with using avocados to make creamy salad dressing and this one made with avocados, lime juice, and cilantro is out of this world good.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos
- Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Quinoa and White Bean Chili (vegetarian plan)
- Spinach and Artichoke Pasta
- Spinach and Artichoke Spaghetti Squash with Sausage (low carb plan)
- Teriyaki Flank Steak
- One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
- Cinnamon Pear Oatmeal
- Roasted Broccoli Bowls with Garlic Tahini (vegetarian plan)
- Pizza Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Fries
- 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.