This as we head into October, I am looking forward to more fall inspired dishes that are comforting but still healthy and easy to prepare. Some favorites this week include the Honey Balsamic Pork with Pears, the perfect fall meal, and a delicious Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti filled with zucchini, eggplant, summer squash, and more.
Now let’s talk about this week’s meal plan! It starts out with Caramelized Banana Oatmeal, One Pot Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls, and Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pork. Monday brings Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti and Tuesday is Chicken Lo Mein. Wednesday is Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa and Thursday is Roasted Balsamic Flank Steak. To end the week, meals include Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders and a Sausage, White Bean, and Spinach Soup.
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 Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders: What’s not to love about ranch and buffalo together in a baked, healthy chicken tender? Your whole family will love this meal, especially with the healthy baked skinny fries on the side.
Roasted Balsamic Flank Steak and Tomatoes: This is one of those recipes where you will be amazed at how simple it is to make a truly incredible steak dinner. With some marinating and 20 minutes in the oven, you have a meal that’s dinner party worthy and couldn’t be easier.
Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti: When true fall weather hits, I always crave baked ziti since it’s something my old roommate made whenever it started to cool down. This version is packed with veggies to keep it light and healthy.
And more delicious recipes including…
- Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork with Pears
- Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry (vegetarian plan)
- Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti
- Creamy Tomato Zucchini Noodles with Sausage (low carb plan)
- Chicken Lo Mein
- Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders with Skinny Fries
- Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Poppers (for vegetarians)
- Caramelized Banana Oatmeal
- One Pan Potato and Burrito Bowls
- Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Frittata
- & 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.