This time of year it can be hard to stay on track. Between cooler weather and the upcoming holidays, I have to really focus to stick to my goals. One way I do that is by having a meal plan packed with yummy food that is good for me but still tastes indulgent. This week’s plan is full of meals like that including my favorite fall oatmeal and a Balsamic Chicken Thigh dish I absolutely love.
Now let’s talk about this week’s meal plan! This week kicks off with a delicious Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal, Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini, and a Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash for dinner. Monday brings Lemon Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pasta and Tuesday is Chicken Tacos. Mid-week meals include an Andouille Sausage and Vegetable Bake and Roasted Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Veggies. Finally to end the week, there is a tasty Maple Mustard Salmon and Thai Beef Cabbage Wraps.
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!
Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal: Fresh cranberries are one of this season’s best ingredients and this simple baked oatmeal is a great way to use them. Paired with the apples, you get a sweet and slightly tangy oatmeal that is filling and delicious.
Roasted Balsamic Chicken Thighs and Vegetables: This is a meal I make over and over again. It comes together in less than 30 minutes and everything is cooked together on a sheet pan making it perfect for a busy weeknight.
Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini: Stuffed zucchini are one of my favorite lunch time dishes and this one packs in all the flavors of fajitas but with ground turkey.
And more delicious recipes including…
- Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash
- Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew(vegetarian plan)
- Lemon Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pasta
- Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Sausage (low carb plan)
- Stovetop Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Andouille Sausage and Vegetable Bake
- Quick and Easy Black Bean Tacos (for vegetarians)
- Maple Mustard Salmon
- Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
- Microwave Broccoli Cheddar Omelets
- & 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.