Feeling like you need a little motivation this week? I certainly am. Whenever it starts to cool down and I bust out the sweaters, I start to lose some motivation when it comes to the healthy eating game. So this week I packed the meal plans with lightened up meals that taste indulgent and comforting. Think cheesy soup, pumpkin muffins, meatballs, and more.
Let’s talk about this week meal plan! It starts out with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins, Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup, and Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. Monday brings a Healthier Eggplant Parmesan and Tuesday is Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs. Wednesday is Asian Quinoa and Turkey Stir Fry and Thursday is Meatballs and Peppers in Gravy. To end the week, meals include Tilapia Burgers and Paprika Lime Pork Chops.
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!
Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup: This soup is basically the healthier version of your favorite baked potato soup! It’s got bacon and plenty of cheese but by using cauliflower instead of potatoes, it has half the calories.
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs: This dish comes together in no time and is perfect for a busy weeknight. Toss the chicken and carrots in a homemade honey mustard sauce, throw everything on a sheet pan, and dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Tilapia Burgers: If you have never tried a fish burger, this is the recipe to start with! One reader shared, “This dish is de-lic-ious! It is better than any restaurant fish burger and so full of flavor and filling that I couldn’t even eat it all at one go. This is one of our favorites!
And more delicious recipes including…
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- Slow Cooker Vegetarian Fajitas (vegetarian plan)
- Healthier Eggplant Parmesan
- Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
- Asian Quinoa and Turkey Stir Fry
- Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes (low carb plan)
- Tilapia Burgers with Zucchini Fries
- Meatballs and Peppers with Gravy
- Quinoa Zucchini Meatballs (vegetarian plan)
- & 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.