Healthy Kung Pao Chicken and Meal Planning Tools

January 7, 2019   5 Comments

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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken and Meal Planning Tools

We all start out with the best intentions - more vegetables, less sugar, and no take-out and end up doing well for a couple of weeks. Then, life enters the picture and we go back to our old ways - take-out, munching on random food from convenience stores, drive-thrus.

Don’t do it this year!!

My friend, Kristen, came up with a plan that works - Slender Kitchen Meal Plans.

The meal plan concept is simple and powerful. Every week, Kristen sends you a meal plan - you shop and cook the meals. The meals are healthy, easy, and have all the nutrition information including milligrams of sodium AND SmartPoints for those using Weight Watchers Freestyle.

You can sign up here: Slender Kitchen Meal Plans for either $8 per month or $48 for the year ($4 per month). Both subscriptions include a 14 day money back guarantee.

Until January 15th, 2019 - All Meal Plans are 25% off!! The code for the sale is: YEAR19

The recipe below - Healthy Kung Pao chicken is a great example of what is included in Kristen’s meal plans. It is tasty, easy to make, and will help you stop ordering take-out because it is delicious.

The meal plans include options:

  • For healthy, low carb, or vegetarian eaters
  • To customize number of servings you plan to cook
  • To choose the meals you need to make for the week

You can go with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks or you can do what I did and make 4 dinners with 6 servings each. My family of four typically takes a serving of dinner to lunch so I frequently cook more dinner than we eat for leftovers.

If you don’t like a meal that Kristen has included – you can choose another recipe or add your own. You can also create your own meal plan from the large library of recipes she has created.

What I love about Slender Kitchen Meal Plans is that I don’t have to think. I print out the shopping list (and it is organized so my trip to the store is shorter), and cook the recipes after work throughout the week. Done. The recipes are diverse and delicious so it gets me out of my cooking rut!

Using her plan has saved me money because I only buy what I need - and I use it all! No more rotting vegetables in the bottom of the bin.

You can sign up here - -Slender Kitchen Meal Plans for either $8 per month or $48 for the year ($4 per month). Both subscriptions include a 14 day money back guarantee.

All Meal Plans are 25% off until January 15, 2019!! The code for the sale is: YEAR19

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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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reprinted with permission from Slender Kitchen

Makes 4 servings

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1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
4 tsp sesame oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. ginger, minced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1.5 tbsp sriracha (adjust to taste)
1 tbsp honey (adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped (use cashews for Paleo)
2 green onions, chopped



1. Add half of the sesame oil to the pan. Add the chicken, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5-7 minutes until just cooked through. Remove and set aside.

2. Add the remaining sesame oil to the pan. Add the celery and red pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes until tender crisp.

3. Meanwhile stir together the soy sauce, Sriracha, honey, and pepper.

4. Add the chicken back to the pan and add the stir fry sauce and peanuts. Cook for 1-2 minutes so the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let rest for 2-3 minutes so sauce can further thicken. Top with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

For one cup = 303 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 11 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugar, 36 g protein, 2 g fiber, 431 mg sodium, 3 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Slender Kitchen has great recipes - the meal planning tool is easy to use and

reasonably priced!

This is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. Thanks for posting!

Wow, this looks so easy! I will definitely try this for my family. I might even get the subscription plan. I often cook two different meals because I don't eat meat or seafood and my biggest problem is having to decide what to make for the rest of the crew. My kids are older so I dont cook every night but I hate being the one that always decides what to make. This would be helpful!

Will make this meatless with either tofu or soy curls.

I swapped the chicken for tofu 'chickn', added broccoli and a can of water chestnuts and served over brown rice. Still a quick meal and so delicious. Thanks for yummy recipe Lisa.

Here is how I make tofu taste and feel very chicken-y.

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