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Meal Plans

Your membership to Slender Kitchen includes access to all of our weekly meal plans including the healthy, low carb, and vegetarian meal plans and the Just Dinners meal plans. It also includes access to the interactive meal planning tool that lets you:

  1. Customize the meal plans by adding or removing recipes
  2. Build your own meal plans
  3. Track weight loss and calories
  4. Add items to your shopping list

Slender Kitchen is not a specific weight loss plan or diet, but can be used to complement virtually any weight loss. All meal plans and recipes include nutritional information so you can customize plans to meet your calorie and/or nutritional goals. Additionally, Slender Kitchen is full of healthy recipes for many different diets – Paleo, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and more – so it is easy to build a plan to match your needs if our suggested plans don’t work for your diet. Recipes also include Weight Watchers® SmartPoints.

The interactive meal planner works in two ways. First, the interactive meal planner allows you to customize any of our ready to use meal plans. You can delete recipes you don’t like, drag in new recipes you want to use, add snacks, adjust the yield, and more. Your recipes and shopping lists will adjust automatically. Additionally, our meal planner can be used to build your own meal plans from scratch. You start with a blank calendar and can drag in any of our thousands of recipes you want to prepare. The shopping list for your meal plan is created automatically as well as a downloadable .pdf file.

The great thing about our interactive meal planner is that you get to customize the plans for as many or as few servings as you like. The recipes and shopping lists will adjust automatically for the number of servings you have chosen. You can then customize those meal plans or simply download the plan with your custom servings. For those people using the pre-made meal plans, the plans are available for two and four people.

Definitely! Your membership to Slender Kitchen gives you access to all the meal plans.

Absolutely! Our interactive meal planner allows you to add any of your own items to the shopping list. For those people choosing to use the pre-made meal plans for 2 or 4 people, there is a space in the .pdf to write in your own items

Cancelling your account is easy. Just cancel from your profile while logged into the website or send us an email.

Of course! The meal planner can be used to customize our plans or create your own from scratch.

Yes! Although many of our users prefer to use the meal planner to customize the meal plans to fit their needs and family size, we know some people just want to convenience of downloading a meal plan that’s ready to go. For that reason, every week we offer our Healthy, Vegetarian, and Low Carb Complete Meal Plans and Dinner Only Meal Plans for 2 or 4 people as a simple, one click download. This will include all the recipes you need, a categorized shopping list, and calendar of you meals.

We know that not everyone has time to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. We also know that many people eat out 1-2 times per week or have set routines for breakfast and lunch. For that reason, our Just Dinner plans are simpler meal plans that come with 5 healthy dinner recipes for the week along with a shopping list.

We believe that the Slender Kitchen meal planner can work for any diet. Here’s why! Using our interactive meal planner, you can adjust our suggested meal plans or build your own from scratch using our database of hundreds of recipes. That means you can always build a plan that works for you by adjusting our suggested plans or making your own.

Typically breakfasts and lunches in our meal plans have around 300 calories. Dinners usually have between 300-400 calories for a total of around 1000 calories daily. Although this may seem low at first, it is purposefully designed this way to make sure the plans can work for a variety of people. Since you are adding snacks and drinks, it is very easy to create a plan for a 1200 calorie diet, 1500 calorie diet, or 1800 calorie diet. For people who want 2000 calories or more daily, we recommend double the serving size so that your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners have double the calories.

In our meal plans we love to incorporate leftovers in breakfasts and lunches to save you time. This may mean that you will prepare something for breakfast on the weekend that you can reuse during the week or that we use dinner leftovers in a new way for a quick and healthy lunch.

We include Weight Watchers® SmartPoints in all of our recipes so that people following Weight Watchers® can also use our plan.

Meal plans begin on Sunday for breakfast and end on Saturday.

New meal plans are posted the Thursday before the meal plan is scheduled to start. That means that every week on Thursday you can expect to find new meal plans in the member’s area.

Exactly the opposite! The meal plans contain mostly natural food that you would find on the “edges” of your grocery store. This includes fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy whole grains. Sometimes meal plans include light/low calorie bread options but they can easily be substituted if you prefer a whole grain or more natural choice.

Snacks are not included in the meal plan, but you will have access to a comprehensive resource with snack ideas. The meal plans are set up this way so that they work for more people. You can choose your own snacks allows people to customize the plan and make it work for your daily calorie targets or healthy eating goals.

The yearly subscription option gives you access to meal plans for the entire year for a reduced price. The monthly subscription gives you access to all the same meal plans but is a monthly fee of $8 instead of the annual fee. In terms of content, with either meal plan you get access to all plans and the interactive meal planner.

This depends on if you are using the interactive meal planner OR the ready-made meal plans for 2 or 4. With the interactive meal planner, all you have to do when you don’t like a recipe is delete it from the calendar and drag in a new recipe. In the ready-made meal plans, there are two fallback recipes included in each weekly meal plan to substitute in case you don’t like a recipe.

Each week there is at least one slow cooker recipe included, usually on Sundays. Most slow cooker meals can be made on the stovetop in a Dutch oven if you do not have a slow cooker. Don’t worry though if you don’t like the slow cooker. With the interactive meal planner you can always delete the slow cooker suggestion and add a new recipe.

Knowing that people usually have busy schedules, the recipes are mostly things that can be prepared relatively quickly. The meal times and prep times are included with each recipe so if you know you will not have very much time one night, it is easy to choose a quicker meal from another night and just switch the days. The weekday breakfasts and lunches are all things that can be prepared very quickly and packed to take with you. You can always swap out a recipe in the interactive meal planner if you know you need something quick and easy as well.

Community

Only members of the Slender Kitchen community can rate and review recipes. Once logged in, go to the recipe you would like to rate and/or review. At the bottom of the recipe you can choose the number of stars you would give to the recipe and write a review.

You can always find your favorite recipes on your profile page. Just click on your name in the top toolbar or the side bar menu and choose “My Profile.” Once there, click on the “Favorite Recipes” tab to see all your favorites.

There are many ways you can interact with other users. The most popular way to interact with other members is to rate, review, or comment on recipes. Let another member know how much you liked their recipe, ask questions, or share modifications. Additionally, you can send messages to members through their Profile pages.

To share a recipe with the community, click on your name in the top toolbar choose “Share a Recipe.” Then just follow the instructions to enter and share your recipe. Once you have finished, hit submit. From there, it will be moderated and then be made public for other members of the Slender Kitchen community.

See a recipe or post that you like? Simply click on the author of that recipe and then click on the follow button on their profile page. Once you start following a community member, their recipes and posts will show in the “My Feed” tab of your profile.

Once you have joined the community, all you have to do to save your favorite recipe is click on the “+” sign located on the recipe photo. Then simply click “Add to Favorites” and it will automatically be added to your favorite recipes. You can access these anytime from your profile and clicking on “Favorite Recipes.”

The Slender Kitchen community is completely free to join! Once you register for the community, you will be able to save all your favorite recipes, share healthy recipes with others, rate and review recipes, and follow your favorite community members.

As a member of the Slender Kitchen community, you can take part in a lively community of people interested in healthy living, recipes, and meal planning. Once you register for the community, you can share your personal recipes with the community, save all your favorite recipes in one place, and rate and review recipes. Additionally, you can follow other community members and any time they share a new recipe you will see it in your feed. This allows you to create a custom feed of recipes and posts from all your favorite Slender Kitchen community members.