Monday, May 25, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 5/25-5/31/15

 

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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" meals20 Meatless THM Meals35 THM BBQ ideasmy 20 favorite THM soupsmy 20 favorite shakes, smoothies and cold drinks and my 30 THM snack ideas. Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest so you never miss a meal plan, tip or recipe.

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I trust you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. My unending gratitude goes to those who have served this great country and ultimately sacrificed their very life so my family and I may enjoy freedom. Thank you is not enough.

I've been getting quite a few comments, messages and emails from women who are struggling with staying on plan. I can totally relate. We all have times when life kicks into high(er) gear and things just seem to be out of control. I wrote a post last week about what to do when it seems difficult to stay on plan. I hope that those of you who are struggling find encouragement and some practical advice of how to get back and stay on plan.  

For the past couple of weeks I've been creating meal plans that require no special ingredients. If you missed them, you can find them here and here. This week's meal plan also contains NO special ingredients.

I also wanted to make note that all my breakfasts and lunches are portioned for one, unless it is a large egg dish at breakfast or large soup or salad at lunch. I will make a note next to the recipe link if that is the case. All dinners are portioned for 6 and the shopping list reflects that.

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

Here's what we'll be eating this week:
Monday:
B - (2) eggs scrambled in coconut oil with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Very Berry Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette with Cider Pop to drink (S) * This salad is serving 4 
S - 2 cups air-popped popcorn sprinkled with cayenne pepper and 1/2 c. 2% cottage cheese with water to drink (E)
D - Simply Delicious Marinated ChickenCreamy Cucumber Salad, Mashed "Potatoes" and Berry Ambrosia Salad with water to drink (S) *I don't have pure stevia, so in the cucumber salad I'm going to substitute 1 t. of THM Sweet Blend

Tuesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S) *You can omit the gluccomannan, it has no effect on the flavor, the shake will be a bit runnier. Also, if you do not use protein powder, you can eat a hard-boiled or scrambled egg on the side to replace the lost protein.
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup topped with cheddar cheese with Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 292
S - Dannon Triple Zero Vanilla Greek Yogurt with (2) strawberries diced and mixed in with water to drink (FP)
D - Mexican Stuffed Peppers with steamed broccoli on the side with water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S) *You can omit the gluccomannan, it has no effect on the flavor, the shake will be a bit runnier. Also, if you do not use protein powder, you can eat a hard-boiled or scrambled egg on the side to replace the lost protein.
L - leftover Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cider Pop to drink (E) *These leftovers will feed 4 out of 6 in my family.
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - Zucchini noodles with Creamy Parmesan Sauce and a side salad with Cider Pop to drink (S) *My kids are going to eat regular whole wheat pasta, so I'm only using 3 zucchini. To make the zucchini noodles I'm using this fun Veggie Spiralizer.

Thursday:
B - (2) eggs scrambled in coconut oil and served in a low-carb tortilla with strawberries on the side and water to drink (S)
L - Cheese Quesadilla with fresh veggies and Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 307
S - Dannon Triple Zero Strawberry Greek Yogurt with water to drink (FP)
D - Taco Salad with water to drink (S) pg. 347

Friday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with 1 t. THM Sweet Blend and 2 T. peanut butter mixed in with water to drink (S)
L - Black Bean Dump Soup with Cider Pop to drink (E) *This will serve 5 people
S - 1/2 avocado with 1/4 c. cottage cheese and bell peppers with water to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies and Blue Sky Mandarin Lime Soda (S) pg. 324

Saturday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - out
S - 1/2 avocado with 1/4 c. cottage cheese and bell peppers with water to drink (S)
D - Spanish Rice Quinoa served over lettuce with Cider Pop to drink (E)

Sunday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with 1 t. THM Sweet Blend and 2 T. peanut butter mixed in with water to drink (S)
L - leftover Spanish Rice Quinoa served over lettuce with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - handful of almonds and sliced strawberries with water to drink (S)
D - Egg Roll in a Bowl with Cider Pop to drink (S)

Have a great week and happy eating!!!

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