Healthy Meal Plans Week 44

By Kristen Mccaffrey on

This week's healthy meal plan is packed with yummy dishes like Cilantro Lime Chicken, Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, and Slow Cooker Chinese Pork.

As we head into November (where has the time gone!), I always start to think about how to make sure to stay motivated and not gain the dreaded holiday pounds. Sticking to a plan always helps me do this, but I also find I need to try out new foods and enjoy holiday themed meals that are lightened up. This week includes those things to keep you on track!

Now let's talk about this week's meal plan! It starts out with a Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata, Fifteen Minute Black Bean Soup, and Slow Cooker Char Sui. Monday brings Sausage and Cherry Tomato Pasta Arrabiata and Tuesday is Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks. Wednesday is Greek Meatballs and Thursday is a Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Skillet. To end the week, meals include "Fried" Fish and Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwiches.

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.

Want to try a free meal plan? Click here to download a free one week meal plan.

Some highlights from this week's meal plan!

Simple Roasted Potatoes: I love roasted potatoes, especially when I think about holiday meals. These ones are so easy to make and after having them for dinner this week, you will want to add them to your holiday menus. 

Simple Roasted Potatoes for dinner in this week

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks: It's easy to forget how delicious drumsticks are since they can be high in calories when you leave the skin on. However with a simple trick, you can quickly remove the skin and make a delicious dish using this affordable, flavor packed protein.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks for dinner and lunches in this week

Healthy Greek Meatballs: Greek flavors are something we love, so these Greek inspired meatballs packed with flavor make the perfect dinner with a nice Israeli salad and tzatziki. Plus they freeze great so you can make up a big batch and pull them out for easy meals.

Healthy Greek Meatballs for dinner on Wednesday in this week

And more delicious recipes including...

  • Slow Cooker Char Sui Pork
  • Slow Cooker HoisinTofu and Vegetables (vegetarian plan)
  • Sausage and Cherry Tomato Pasta Arrabiata
  • Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash with Sausage (low carb plan)
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks
  • Healthy Greek Meatballs
  • Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Skillet
  • Butternut Squash and Kale Skillet with Feta (for vegetarians)
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
  • "Fried" Fish with Roasted Potatoes
  • Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwiches and Fries
  • & 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.

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