Monday, September 1, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 9/1-9/7/14

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, my 20 favorite THM soups 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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It is back to school week.  We are a homeschooling family, so while we aren't having to rush out the door in the morning, our routine is still going to be changing from the summer pace we've been keeping. Since the first week can sometimes be a bit tiring while re-establishing the rhythm to our days, I've decided to keep my meal plan very simple this week.

Also, my wonderful sister-in-law, Krista, introduced me to the T-Tapp exercise program. I've done it 3 days in a row now and am loving it. If you've ever thought about checking it out, do it! These 15 minute exercises pack a real punch. My goal is to exercise 4 times this week.

Here's what we'll be eating this week:

B - (2) scrambled eggs with strawberries (S)
L - Salad with crumbled bacon, cheese and Ranch dressing (S)
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Cheeseburger (no bun) with fresh veggies (S)

B - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with wedge of Lite Laughing Cow Cheese (FP)
D - Chicken Stir-fry over brown rice (E)

B - Green Smoothie (E) ***Omit the banana
L - leftover Chicken Stir-fry (E)
S - 1/2 green apple with peanut butter and 1 oz. cheddar cheese (S)
D - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce served over Dreamfield's pasta with a side salad dressed with Ranch (S) ***I know there is much controversy over the Dreamfield's pasta. We eat it maybe once a month so I'm not overly concerned about it.

B - Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Swirl (E) pg. 250
L - Loaded Fotato Soup (S) pg. 294
S - Hummus with vegetables (S Helper, because of the Garbanzo beans) pg. 405
D - Baked Herb Garlic Cream Chicken with steamed broccoli (S)

B - Big Boy Smoothie (FP) pg. 242
L - leftover Baked Herb Garlic Cream Chicken (S)
S - leftover Big Boy Smoothie from breakfast (FP)
D - Pizza Casserole (S) pg. 327

B - THM Pancakes with strawberry syrup on top (E) pg. 223  ***To make the strawberry syrup just mash some strawberries in a bowl with a potato masher and sweeten with THM sweet blend of Truvia to taste.
L - Big Mac Salad (S)
S - Pumpkin Muffin (S)
D - Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Peppers (S)

B - (2) Pumpkin Muffins (S)
L - Grilled chicken with roasted vegetables (S)
S - Thin Mint Shake (S)
D - Taco Salad (S) pg. 347 ***Use this recipe for your taco seasoning.

Have  a great week and happy eating!!!


  1. Very very helpful!!! I am going to have to check out your blog more ! Thank u

  2. Totally love this blog!! You have taken all the "BS" out of the S, E, FP, SH, C and whatever other letter im forgetting!! Haha ;) Thank you so much!! You do a great job!!! xoxo :)