This time of year, sticking to your healthy meal plan can feel difficult. It's easy to lose motivation and start to fall back into old habits of grabbing take-out or convenience food. That's why this week's meal plan is packed with some of my favorite healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare. They taste better than take-out and your body will thank you.
Now let's take a look at this week's yummy plan. The week starts out with Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal followed by a healthier version a savory Curried Tuna and Apple Salad for lunches and Slow Cooker Italian Red Pepper Chicken for dinner. During the week, dinners include a delicious Roasted Orzo and Vegetable dish, Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin, an amazing Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowl with Vegetables, Jalapeno Popper Chicken, One Pan Blackened Cod and more. 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!
Slow Cooker Italian Pepper Chicken: This chicken dish is full of flavor from the red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic and is delicious over a bed of warm basil polenta.
Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables: These Korean barbecue inspired ground beef bowls have so much flavor and are ready in under 20 minutes.
One Pan Blackened Cod, Sweet Potatoes, and Zucchini: Tender fish, sweet potatoes, summer squash, and zucchini covered in a homemade blackening seasoning and baked on one sheet pan.
And more delicious recipes including...
- Slow Cooker Red Pepper Italian White Beans (vegetarian plan)
- Roasted Vegetables and Orzo
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken
- Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin
- Black Olive and Feta Burgers
- Cripsy Parmesan Onion Straws
- Freezer Friendly Breakfast Quesadillas
- Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (low carb plan)
- 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.