Monday, May 4, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 5/4-5/10/15



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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 Meals, my 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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We have a busier week this week. A couple of activities that my kids have been participating in throughout the school year are wrapping up this week with award ceremonies. We also have some different appointments and play dates throughout the week too. This makes it all the more important for me to have my meal plan in place and ready to go. It's weeks like this that make me want to derail and just eat out. That's not good for our budget or waistlines. I'm trying to keep this week more simple.

On a completely unrelated note, I feel the need to do a PSA for Cider Pop. Oh. My. Word. If you haven't tried this, you must this week! I'm not joking! It's incredible and I want to drink it constantly. I've been holding myself to two a day, trying to cut back down to one. I need an intervention! :) Thank goodness this is an all day sipper.

Whew, now that I got that off my chest, here's what we'll be eating this week:
Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

Monday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S) 
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with strawberries and Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 292
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) ***I'm doubling this so I have a snack ready for Tuesday. Just pop it in the freezer, and take it out about 10 minutes before you want to eat it.
D - Taco Salad topped with cheese, sour cream, enchilada sauce and hot peppers with water to drink (S) pg. 327 ***Use this recipe for the taco seasoning.

Tuesday:
B - (2) eggs scrambled and cooked in coconut oil with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - leftover Taco Salad with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - Fiesta Quinoa Chicken Skillet with strawberries and water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Swirl with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (E) pg. 250
L - Salad with hard-boiled egg and Ranch dressing with strawberries on the side and Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - 1/2 avocado sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper on top of a Light Rye Wasa Cracker with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Sweet & Spicy Stir-fry with water to drink (E)

Thursday:
B - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Loaded Fotato Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 294
S - 1/2 of avocado seasoned with salt and pepper on top of a Light Rye Wasa Cracker with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Grilled Chicken with Crunch & Tangy Bacon Coleslaw and raw veggies with water to drink (S) ***I'm having my husband grill up an extra chicken breast that I can use on salad for lunch for the next two days.

Friday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - Salad with grilled chicken (leftover from last night) topped with cheddar and Ranch with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - roasted chickpeas seasoned with chili powder and cumin with water to drink (E)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies and Cherry Cola Zevia to drink (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Cheddar, Bacon and Veggie Frittata with water to drink (S) ***I'm going to assemble this the night before, refrigerate it and then bake it off in the morning.
L - Salad with grilled chicken (leftover from Thursday night) topped with cheddar and Ranch with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - celery with peanut butter with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
D - Black Bean Dump Soup and strawberries with Cider Pop to drink (E)

Sunday:
B - Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Swirl with water to drink (E) pg. 250
L - Out
S - 1/2 c. 2 % cottage cheese with strawberries and Cherry Cola Zevia to drink (FP)
D - Grilled burgers (no bun) with Fiesta Creamed Cauliflower and fresh veggies with Cider Pop to drink (S) ***I'm cutting the cauliflower recipe in half

Have a great week and happy eating!!!





2 comments:

  1. L ove your site and the menus are very inspirational in my cooking. I tried the.cider pop this week and loved it. Thanx for putting it on here
    I was also wondering if you give your kids.the same snacks as youneat or what snacks do you make available to them?

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    1. Hi Amy! So glad you love the Cider Pop. I just can't get enough of it!!

      As far as snacks, sometimes my kids do eat the same thing as me, but my kids are not 100% on plan. Sometimes they have pretzels or crackers with a piece of fruit or some veggies too. They really enjoy yogurt and smoothies. In the summer I will make them homemade popsicles. It just all depends on the day. :)

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