Take a look inside a sample low carb weekly meal plan. See what you could be eating this week!
Yesterday we shared a sample healthy weekly meal plan menu and today we wanted to share a sample low carb weekly menu. You'll notice there are a lot of similarities between the two menus, but there are lots of low carb swaps when it comes to side dishes and preparation.
What does low carb mean at Slender Kitchen? There are so many different versions of low carb out it can be hard to decipher between them all. At Slender Kitchen our low carb meal plans follow a healthy eating philosophy that includes a balanced approach that also happens to be lower in carbs than standard diets. It is not a Keto approach, that tends to be high fat and really high protein.
So what will you see in our low carb meal plans? You'll still see lots of healthy produce including fruits and vegetables, which we believe is critical for any healthy eating plan. We do not include heavy starchy veggies like potatoes, but you will see recipes containing butternut squash for example. We also include more fruit than some standard low carb plans - you'll see apples, pears, lots of fresh berries, and other fruit.
When it comes to proteins, we usually stick to lean proteins like boneless chicken breasts and thighs, ground turkey, lean pork, lean ground beef, fish, and some shrimp. We also tend to stick to lower fat dairy, but it is easy to swap in full-fat dairy if you prefer.
The main thing you won't see in the low carb plans are grains. They will not include bread of any kind, rice, quinoa, pasta, oatmeal, or any other carb-heavy grains.
Also, all of the low carb plans are WW® friendly. In fact, for anyone who has hit a plateau with their weight loss, our low carb plan is a great way to kick things up a notch and break through a plateau. Since all three plans (healthy, low carb, and vegetarian) are included for the price of one - you can switch to low carb for a few weeks to kick start your weight loss.
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Sunday: The week cooks off with delicious Slow Cooker Carnitas that are eaten as tacos and then the leftovers turn into two delicious lunches - a yummy Carnitas Wrap and delicious Carnitas Taco Salad. (216 calories, 5 G, 5 B, 5 P) To keep things low carb, this is served with low carb tortillas in the meal plan and the most amazing Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado This recipe also works with chicken breasts or thighs for a lighter option.
Monday: This Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Chicken and Broccoli is one of my all-time favorite spaghetti squash recipes. The creamy sauce is lick-your-plate delicious and it is really easy to make with a microwave trick for the spaghetti squash if you don't have time to roast it. (420 cal, 9 G, 7 B, 7 B)
Tuesday: Low carb chili may seem like an impossibility but this bean-free version is one of those meals that we love prepping on Sunday and having ready to go during the week. This recipe for Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili is just as satisfying as regular chili, and you may even like it better. (293 cal, 6 G, 1 B, 1 P)
Wednesday: I lovemaking lower carb versions of some of my favorite takeout dishes and this Sesame Chicken with Broccoli couldn't be more delicious. In fact, it is one of the most used recipes in the low carb meal plan. Served with cauliflower rice, this is a meal you will make again and again. (245 cal, 5 G, 3 B, 3 P)
Thursday: A twenty-minute meal that tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant is always a welcome addition to any week. This Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes couldn't be more delicious. Served with yummy Parmesan green beans, it's a meal that will satisfy everyone. (306 cal, 6 G, 6 B, 6 P)
Friday: It's Friday and time for a fun, takeout style meal. These fish burgers with sliced avocado are unbelievably good, trust me. They are served with some cripsy Parmesan Zucchini Fries for a meal that doesn't disappoint. (239 cal, 5 G, 4 B, 4 P)
Saturday: If you have ever had Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken, this is a better (and healthier! ) version of that. (212 calories, 5 G, 5 B, 5 P) It's served with some stir-fried veggies and makes the perfect takeout swap on a weekend.
This is the low carb meal plan. we also offer a healthy and vegetarian variety. All with the ability to swap in new recipes, add your own recipes, and create your custom shopping list. All three meal plans come with your membership. Three for the price of one!
Here's what one of our members, Courtney, had to say about the recipes and meals in the weekly meal plans.
"I followed your meal plan last week and lost 2.2 pounds at my weekly weigh in! It’s super easy to follow and allows me to plan ahead and prepare myself for a successful week. Thanks for making life just a little bit easier!"
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We truly believe that meal planning can be the thing that changes mealtime stress, weight loss, and healthy living for you. We have seen this happen for countless members who are finally enjoying mealtime again, eating healthier, and losing weight.