Monday, June 30, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 6/30-7/6/14


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. If you're still in search of even more meals or drinks take a look at my top 30 "E" mealsmy top 30 "S" meals and my 20 favorite shakes, smoothies and cold drinks. Also, be sure to follow me on Pinterest so you never miss a meal plan, tip or recipe.

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Can anyone believe that this Friday is the 4th of July? Seriously, how did we get here so fast? I'm pretty sure I say that every year, but I feel like summer is flying by. My family and I attend the parade in our town, have a BBQ with extended family and watch the fireworks downtown at night. I'm bringing on plan food to the BBQ so I can stay on track. Holidays seem like the time that I derail the most.



This past week I took my kids strawberry picking. We picked 11 pounds and after freezing some, giving some to my mom and eating quite a bit we have just about 2 pounds left. I need to use them up before they spoil, so you will see a lot of strawberries on my menu this week. 

Here's what we're eating this week:

Monday:
B - Scrambled eggs and bacon (S)
L - Very Berry Salad topped with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette and 1/2 c. 4% cottage cheese (S)
S - (2) Wasa Light Rye Crackers with wedge of Lite Laughing Cow Cheese and Strawberry Lemonade (FP)
D - Grilled Chicken Breast served over brown rice with steamed cauliflower and broccoli (E)

Tuesday:
B - Green Smoothie (E) ***Omit the banana
L - Very Berry Salad topped with leftover grilled chicken and Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette (S)
S - handful of almonds, 1 oz. cheddar cheese and Strawberry Lemonade (S)
D - Unstuffed Cabbage Roll (S)

Wednesday:
B - Creamy Coconut Strawberry Smoothie (S)
L - Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad served over lettuce with 1/2 c. raspberries (FP) ***Use 0% Plain Greek Yogurt in the dressing
S - Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Bar (S)
D - Grilled steak with Baked Parmesan Zucchini and side salad with Ranch (S) ***In the steak marinade substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos or tamari for the soy sauce

Thursday:
B - Fruity Blend Yogurt (E) pg. 251
L - leftover steak over a salad with Ranch (S)
S - Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Bar (S)
D - Burrito Bowls - Black beans, Spanish rice, fajita chicken and veggies, salsa and lettuce (E) ***Substitute brown rice for the white rice in the Spanish rice.

Friday:
B - Big Boy Smoothie (FP) pg. 242
L - leftover burrito bowl (E)
S - Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Bar (S)
D - Cookout with extended family - grilled burgers and hot dogs (no bun), Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad, Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, vegetables with Ranch, strawberries with homemade whip cream (heavy whipping cream, sweetened with Truvia or THM Sweet Blend and a dash of vanilla extract and whip until soft peaks form) (S)

Saturday:
B - Cheesy Crustless Mini Quiches (S) ***Substitute almond milk for whole milk
L - Turkey wrap on a low-carb tortilla with mustard, mayo, lettuce and avocado with mixed berries on the side (S)
S - Celery with Lite Laughing Cow cheese wedge (FP)
D - Zucchini Pizza Casserole (S)

Sunday:
B - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - leftover Zucchini Pizza Casserole (S)
S - Apple with 1 t. peanut butter (E)
D - Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup (E)

Have a great week and 4th of July and happy eating!!!

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