Healthy Meal Plans Week 42
Here we go! As we head towards holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there are always more treats and temptations around every corner. I find one way to combat those temptations is to really stick to a healthy plan in the weeks leading up to those holidays. Having a few weeks of healthy eating under my belt always makes it easier to stick to my plan and only indulge when it’s really special and worth it.
Now let’s talk about this week’s meal plan! This week kicks off with a delicious Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, BBQ Portabella Mushroom Quesadillas, and a Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Beef for dinner. Monday brings Garlic Sausage and Cauliflower Pasta and Tuesday is Chipotle Shrimp Tacos. Mid-week meals include a Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca and a Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry. Finally to end the week, there is an easy and delicious Skillet Pork and Peppers dish and Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Polenta Bowls.
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 Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal: I couldn’t love this time of year more and am cramming apples into every dish I can! So this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is exactly what I am craving in the morning. It’s packed with plenty of apples and taste like dessert for breakfast.
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry: Quick and easy meals like this Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry always top the list when Wednesday hits and the last thing I want to do it cook. With a quick homemade stir fry sauce, it comes together in less than 20 minutes and tastes better than take out.
Garlic Cauliflower and Sausage Pasta: With the cooler weather at nights, I have been craving comfort food and this simple, hearty pasta dish fits the bill. The cauliflower is cooked until it gets brown and crispy and soaks up tons of garlic flavor, making it the perfect complement to the sausage, tomatoes, and pasta.
And more delicious recipes including…
- Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Beef
- Slow Cooker Mushroom Quinoa(vegetarian plan)
- Garlic Cauliflower and Sausage Pasta
- Italian Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (low carb plan)
- Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca
- Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
- Peanut Soba Noodles with Broccoli (for vegetarians)
- Chile Relleno Frittata
- BBQ Portabella Mushroom Quesadillas
- Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Polenta Bowls
- & 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.