This week I have started to crave all things fall as it starts to cool down at night and as pumpkin everything is popping up at the grocery store. And although I am not ready to fully dive in, I am starting to embrace some fall foods this week with an amazing Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal. Plus this week has a delicious soup recipe that combines summer veggies with a warm and comforting soup.
Now let's talk about this week's meal plan! It starts out with Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal, Garden Minestrone Soup, and Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Chicken. Monday brings a Lightened Up Vegetable Alfredo and Tuesday is Rosemary Pork Chops. Wednesday is Roasted Italian Sausages with Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions and Thursday is Broiled Asian Chicken Thighs with Chow Mein. To end the week, meals include Roasted Poblano Cheeseburgers and a One Pan Roasted Salmon Dish.
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!
Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal: Lately I have started craving fall recipes and while I was tempted to go directly for the pumpkin this week, I held off and went with this delicious baked oatmeal laced with cinnamon and apples. It's filling and will be a breakfast the whole family loves.
Lightened Up Vegetable Alfredo: Alfredo is one of those dishes that seems impossible to enjoy when you are trying to make healtheir choices but this lightened up version packed with veggies means you can indulge without the guilt.
Roasted Italian Sausages, Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions: I have always loved sausage and peppers, so this one pan dish that combined those flavors plus roasted potatoes - it couldn't be easier or more delicious.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Chicken
- Slow Cooker Greek Chickpeas (vegetarian plan)
- Lightened Up Vegetable Alfredo
- Shrimp and Vegetable Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles (low carb plan)
- Roasted Italian Sausages, Potatoes, and Peppers
- Broiled Asian Chicken Thighs
- Chili Glazed Tofu and Sugar Snap Peas (vegetarian plan)
- Copy Cat Panda Express Chow Mein
- Sheet Pan Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, & Asparagus
- Roasted Poblano Cheeseburgers
- Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
- & 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.