Monday, April 14, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 4/14-4/20/14

Wondering how or why to meal plan? Read this first. Wondering what all the letters (S, E, FP) mean after each meal? Check this out. I've also added page numbers if the recipe comes from the Trim Healthy Mama book.

Last week was an interesting one at my house. One by one, my four kids got sick with double ear infections and coughs. I was so thankful to have my meal plan as well as some veggies, fruit and meat already prepped so that I could mostly stay on track. This has been one of my biggest helps on THM. By doing most of the prep work at the beginning of the week I am more likely to stay on plan for the rest of the week. I did stray off plan for most of Saturday, but righted the ship on Sunday. The thing I love about THM is that even when you have an off-plan meal or day, you can start again with that next meal. Thankful that I no longer have to berate myself when I "mess up". 

This week I've included a grocery list. I thought this would be helpful to see what these meals actually entail to make. The list seems SUPER long, but just remember that you're going to have some of these items in your pantry, fridge or freezer already. Plus this is for 21 meals and 7 snacks.
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

B - Big Boy Smoothie (FP) pg. 242
L - (2) hard boiled eggs diced and mixed with mayo and mustard with fresh veggies (S)
S - popcorn (E)
D - Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup (E)

B - Scrambled eggs with green peppers and onion cooked in butter and 2 pieces of  bacon (S)
L - leftover Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup (E)
S - 0% Greek Yogurt sweetened with Truvia and mixed with 2 T. peanut butter
D - Italian Chicken Casserole with side salad (S) ***I'm using Dreamfields pasta

Wednesday - 
B - Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie (FP) *Can use blueberries or raspberries as well
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with fresh veggies (S) pg. 292
S - handful of almonds and 1/2 an apple (S)
D - Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake with sour cream and side of lettuce (S) ***Use a plan approved enchilada sauce. The recipe for the sauce in this recipe is NOT plan approved. To make it approved omit Splenda and sweeten to taste.

Thursday - 
B - Trim Healthy Pancakes with strawberries (E) pg. 223
L - salad with hard boiled egg, cheese and Ranch (S)
S - (2) Wasa Rye Crackers with wedge of lite Laughing Cow cheese (FP)
D - Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken served over brown rice (E) ***Omit the frozen corn to keep on plan

Friday -
B - Scrambled eggs with green pepper and onions cooked in butter with 2 pieces of bacon (S)
L - leftover Santa Fe Chicken and rice (E)
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies (S) pg. 327

Saturday - 
B - Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Swirl (E) pg. 250
L - BLT wrap (on low-carb tortilla) with Ranch and fresh veggies (S)
S - Key Lime Frappe (S)
D - Cauliflower Chowder (S) ***Using only 1 carrot to keep it in S territory. Also it has flour in it, divided by the amount of servings it's 1 T per serving., however if you're a purist use gluccie or arrowroot to thicken the soup.

Sunday - 
B - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Easter dinner - ham (no glaze), roasted veggies (using broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes and onions), green beans with butter and mashed cauliflower (S)
S - Baked Grapefruit (E) pg. 379
D - leftovers from Easter dinner (S)

Grocery List:

  • dozen eggs
  • 1# bacon
  • frozen strawberries
  • vanilla whey protein powder (I use Jay Robb)
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/2 gallon unsweetened Almond Milk (I use Silk or Meijer brand)
  • Truvia (or your choice of sweetener)
  • strawberries
  • Lite Laughing Cow cheese (plain)
  • FF or LF cottage cheese
  • Old Fashioned oats
  • baking powder
  • egg whites
  • 3 apples
  • 0% Greek Yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • plan approved peanut butter
  • plan approved cocoa powder
  • liquid stevia drops
  • mayo
  • mustard
  • assorted raw veggies (cucumbers, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli)
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • heavy cream
  • quart of chicken stock or broth
  • low-carb tortillas (I like La Banderita brand)
  • Ken's Ranch
  • tomato
  • 3 pack Romaine hearts
  • ham roast
  • roasting veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, onions, radishes, carrots)
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • 8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • lime
  • Half & Half
  • almonds
  • Wasa Rye Crackers
  • pkg of pascal celery
  • 2# carrots
  • 3# cooking onions
  • 7 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 24 oz. diced tomatoes
  • basil
  • oregano
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 16 oz. Dreamfields pasta
  • plan approved enchilada sauce
  • 4 green peppers
  • 12 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 c. brown rice, uncooked
  • 15 oz. black beans
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • 1# ground beef
  • pepperoni
  • plan approved pizza sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • dried parsley
Have a great week and happy eating!!!


  1. Great planning and menu! I can't wait for my book to get here. Hope you don't mind if I follow your menu this week. Thanks for sharing your hard work.

    1. You are so welcome! Yes, please feel free to copy it.

  2. YUM! We have similar tastes, usually the meal plans are way off of what I would do. Thanks for posting!