“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 Buffalo Chicken: Whenever I have a busy week coming up, I make this simple slow cooker buffalo chicken since it can be eaten in so many ways - tacos, wraps, salads, quesadillas, rice bowls, lettuce wraps, you name it.
Microwave Banana Protein Oatmeal: Bananas, oatmeal, and peanut butter all come together in this quick and easy breakfast dish that is ready in under five minutes and has12 grams of protein.
Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash: This side idsh is one of my absolute favorites and is featured in the low carb plan this week - it's packed with flavors and is the perfecr lower calorie replacement for pasta.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken with Celery Ranch Slaw
- Slow Cooker Ratatouille with Polenta (vegetarian plan)
- Microwave Veggie, Egg, and Feta Bowls
- Korean Beef and Cabbage (with tofu for vegetarians)
- Lemon and Broccoli Pasta with Shrimp
- Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli (low carb plan)
- Grilled Ginger Soy Chicken with Mango Salsa
- Summer Squash, Tomato, and Corn Quinoa Skillet (vegetarian plan)
- Pork Fried Rice
- 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.