Monday, December 29, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 12/29/14-1/4/15


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" mealsmy 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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I hope everyone had a great Christmas celebration with their family and friends. We had a great time with family from near and far. Unfortunately, I ate terribly for about the last week, but I'm back on track now. I'm planning a cheat for New Year's Eve as we'll be making pizza with my brother and his family.

This week's menu is filled with recipes that do not use any specialty items (i.e. gluccomannan, protein powder, etc...). All the foods in these recipes you should be able to find at any regular grocery store.

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

Monday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S) ***Omit the gluccomannan. I find the shake is thick enough without it. Also, I used 4 t. of Truvia in place of the stevia extract.
L - Just Like Campbell's Soup topped with cheddar cheese (S) pg. 292
S - popcorn (E)
D - Grilled Chicken, green beans (with butter) and roasted broccoli and cauliflower (S)

Tuesday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - Salad with leftover grilled chicken, cheddar and Ranch (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip (FP) 
D - No Tortilla Enchilada Bake with lettuce and sour cream (S) *** Use this recipe for the enchilada sauce

Wednesday:
B - Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (E) pg. 250
L - leftover No Tortilla Enchilada back with lettuce and sour cream (S)
S - handful of almonds (S)
D - Pizza with fresh veggies (CHEAT)

Thursday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - Waldorf Salad (E)
S - Thin Mint Shake (S) ***Omit the gluccomannan
D - Chicken Bacon Chowder (S)

Friday:
B - Green Smoothie (E) ***Omit the banana 
L - leftover Chicken Bacon Chowder (S)
S - Almond Raspberry Swirl Yogurt (S) pg. 252
D - Egg Roll in a bowl (S)

Saturday:
B - Broccoli Frittata (S)
L - (2) Caveman BLTs (S)
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Chicken and White Bean Spinach Soup (E)

Sunday:
B - Berritastic Smoothie (S) pg. 248 ***Omit the gluccomannan
L - Out
S - Spicy Nuts (S) pg. 396
D - Taco Salad (S)

Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 12/15-12/21/14


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" mealsmy 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.

Don't have time to read it all now? Pin it for later.

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

Monday:
B - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S) ***The link for this shake no longer is working. :(  If you'd like the recipe leave a comment with your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.
L - (2) Caveman BLT Wraps (S)
S - Fruity Blend Yogurt (E) pg. 251
D - Out to eat

Tuesday:
B - Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (E) pg. 250
L - Loaded Fotato Soup (S) pg. 294
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Black Bean and Lentil Chili (E) ***Substitute on plan sweetener for the honey

Wednesday:
B - Brunch with my Mom's Group
L - leftover Black Bean and Lentil Chili (E)
S - 1/2 green apple with peanut butter (S)
D - Spicy Slow Cooker Beef served over 1/3 c. quinoa (S Helper) ***If you are not to the point in the plan that you can have S Helpers than just omit the quinoa and eat it on a low-carb tortilla.

Thursday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S)
L - leftover Spicy Slow Cooker Beef on a low-carb tortilla with 1/2 c. strawberries (S)
S - popcorn (E)
D - Grilled Chicken with Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins and green beans (S)

Friday:
B - Big Boy Smoothie (FP) pg. 242
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - leftover Big Boy Smoothie (FP) 
D - Pizza Casserole (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Crust less Veggie Quiche (S) ***Substitute unsweetened almond milk for the regular milk and I'll be using full fat cheese.
L - Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery and (a few) carrots (S)
S - leftover Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip (S) ***I seriously can't get enough of this stuff. :)
D - Taco Salad

Sunday:
B - Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake (FP)
L - Family Party ***I'm bringing a spinach artichoke dip that is to die for. Recipe coming later this week.
S - Family Party
D - Family Party

Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meal Plan Monday: 12/1-12/7/14


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" mealsmy 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.

Don't have time to read it all now? Pin it for later.

We are back from traveling and I'm ready to get back on board with my meal plan. We had a great time with family and friends. However, I ate terrible all week long and can definitely feel a difference in my energy level and how my clothes are fitting. S meals will be predominate on my meal plan this week as I'm trying to detox all the bad carbs out of my body that I ingested last week. I'm so excited to eat well again this week!

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

Monday:
B - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Salad with chicken, avocado and Ranch (S)
S - 1/2 green apple with peanut butter (S)
D - Jalapeno Popper Chicken with broccoli (S)

Tuesday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - (2) Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (S)
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole with green beans (S)

Wednesday:
B - Apple Cinnamon (E) pg. 250
L - (2) leftover Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (S)
S - (2) leftover Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Rosemary Garlic Butter Steaks with roasted vegetables (S)

Thursday:
B - Berritastic Smoothie (E) pg. 248
L - leftover Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak on top of a salad with Ranch (S)
S - (2) leftover Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Speedy Chinese Broccoli and Beef (S) pg. 343

Friday:
B - Scrambled Eggs and bacon (S)
L - leftover Speedy Chinese Broccoli and Beef (S)
S - apple with (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese (E)
D - Chicken Stir-fry over brown rice (E)

Saturday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S)
L - 1-Pot Paleo Chicken Soup (S) *** I'm substituting chicken thighs for chicken breast.
S - Fruity Blend Yogurt (E) pg. 251
D - Taco Salad (S) pg. 347

Sunday:
B - Big Boy Smoothie (FP) pg. 242
L - Egg Roll in a Bowl (S)
S - leftover Big Boy Smoothie (FP)
D - Creamy Broccoli Soup (S)

Have a great week and happy eating!!!