Monday, October 12, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 10/12-10/18/15


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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, 25 Bean Recipes, 38 THM Salads and Dressings35 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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All of the breakfasts, lunches and snacks are portioned for one unless otherwise noted. All dinners are portioned for six.

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

Here's what we'll be eating this week:
Monday:
B - (2) Mufflets with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S) pg. 237 in the new Trim Health Mama cookbook. The recipe makes 16, so half of my family and I ate them today and will eat the other half tomorrow. I think you could freeze them once they've been baked and pull out what you need and that would make for a very simple breakfast. They are so good!!
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with fresh veggies on the side with water to drink (S) pg. 112 in the new THM cookbook
S - 2 c. air-popped popcorn and 1/4 c. 2% cottage cheese with water to drink (E)
D - Taco salad topped with ground beef, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream with Cider Pop to drink (S)

Tuesday:
B - (2) leftover Mufflets with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Trim Mac Salad with Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 181 in the new THM cookbook. This is a bigger salad so I'm cutting it in half and will eat it a couple of days for lunch. I'm going to assemble the salad each day so the lettuce doesn't get soggy and gross.
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) ***I'm making a double batch and will eat the other half tomorrow. Just freeze the other half and pull it out about 10 minutes before you want to eat it.
D - Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole with water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - 1/2 c. 0% Plain Greek Yogurt mixed with 2 T. of peanut butter and 1 t. THM Gentle Sweet with water to drink (S)
L - leftover Trim Mac Salad with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - Lentil Soup for the Soup with water to drink (E)

Thursday:
B - Cinnamon Apple Swirl Yogurt with water to drink (E) pg. 250 in the old THM book
L - Black Bean Dump Soup with water to drink (E) ***This will feed my family of 6.
S - cheese stick and a small handful of almonds with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - My husband and I are attending a benefit fundraiser that has a dinner as part of the night.

Friday:
B - 0% Greek Yogurt sweetened with 1 t. THM Gentle Sweet and mixed with strawberries and chopped almonds with water to drink (S)
L - Sriracha Egg Salad on top of lettuce with fresh veggies on the side with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - celery with 2 T. of peanut butter with water to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with a Black Cherry Bai5 Bubbles to drink (S) pg. 327 in the old THM book

Saturday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - Trim Zuppa Toscana with water to drink (S) pg. 86 in the new THM cookbook
S - strawberries and a handful of almonds with water to drink (S)
D - Chicken Stir-fry over brown rice with Cider Pop to drink (E) **I'm using frozen broccoli, frozen peas, carrots, an onion and a red bell pepper for the veggies in the stir-fry.

Sunday:
B - Berry Lemon Shake (FP)
L - leftover Zuppa Toscana with water to drink (S)
S - cheese stick and small handful of almonds with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Small Group at church and the theme is soups, I'm going to bring Jalapeno Chicken Bacon Chowder (S)

Have a great week!!!

 

13 comments:

  1. Hi. Does the Just Like Campbell's soup have enough protein to be considered the main protein source? Thanks!

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    1. The recipe calls for cheese to be added to it, so that ups the protein. If you think you need more you could always have tuna, or chicken on the side.

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  2. When you say fresh veggies on the side can you elaborate ie: examples

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    1. I usually have cucumbers, celery, bell pepper and sometimes carrots. Cauliflower or broccoli would be great too.

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  3. Do you have a budget that you stick too as you create your menus? How many people do you feed weekly and if you don't mind sharing an approximate cost per week for your groceries?

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    1. I shop mostly once a month (minus produce and milk) and aim to spend $450 a month to feed my family of 6. I aim to be 100% on plan, my husband and 4 kids are about 50% on plan. I buy all my meat in bulk so set aside about $50/month for my beef and chicken purchases. Within my meal plan all breakfasts, lunches and snacks are portioned for just one, unless otherwise noted. For example this week I made mufflets, which 4 out of 6 of us ate for breakfast and a soup for lunch that I'm making later in the week will feed my family. I hope that helps.

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    2. That helps a lot :) I enjoy your blog and you are an angel for sharing and caring. I know it is very useful to many people I know :)

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  4. When you say family of 6, what are the ages of the 4 children?

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    1. 10, 8, 4 and 2 although they are all pretty big eaters.

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  5. When you say family of 6, what are the ages of the 4 children?

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  6. I cannot find the pizza casserole in the new book and need the recipe

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    1. It is only in the old THM book. You're basically layering pizza toppings without a crust. Think like layering a lasagna, starting with sauce on the bottom.

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