Monday, February 23, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 2/23-3/1/15






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 skipped making a meal plan last week because my husband and I were out of town for a few days. Lesson learned...don't ever skip making a meal plan. Without a plan to follow on the days we were around, I ate much worse than normal and was constantly struggling to come up with something to eat for dinner. Clearly I am much more successful when I have structure and a plan to follow so I won't be skipping out on a meal plan anytime soon.

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

Monday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Taco Salad topped with cheese and sour cream (S)

Tuesday:
B - Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (FP)
L - leftover Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S)
S - Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Shake (E) ***Use a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese instead of the pudding.
D - One Pan Mexican Quinoa (E) ***Omit the corn and avocado

Wednesday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - Salad with cheddar, ham and Ranch (S)
S - Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)
D - Steak with broccoli and Vangi's Parmesan Zucchini (S) pg. 355

Thursday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - (3) Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins with fresh veggies (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
D - Harvest Minestrone with Quinoa and Kale (E)

Friday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - leftover Harvest Minestrone with Quinoa and Kale (E)
S - (2) leftover Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Spinach and Cheddar Egg Casserole (S)
L - Black Bean and Chicken Quesadilla with fresh veggies (E)
S - Reese Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
D - BBQ Chicken with green beans and Macafoni and Cheese (S) pg. 359

Sunday:
B - Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (FP)
L - Out
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Our church is having a chili/soup cook-off. I'm bringing Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone (E) 

Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 2/9-2/15/15


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.

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

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

Monday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (E)
L - Loaded Fotato Soup (S) pg. 294
S - Celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Casserole with broccoli (S)

Tuesday:
B - Eggs and Bacon (S)
L - (3) Deli Meat Roll Ups with fresh veggies (S)
S - Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (E) pg. 250
D - Easy Tuscan Bean Soup (E) ***Substitute on plan sweetener for the sugar. I'm going to try a 1/2 t. of Truvia and add more if needed.

Wednesday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S) 
L - leftover Easy Tuscan Bean Soup (E)
S - Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
D- Stuffed Bell Peppers in a Pot (S)

Thursday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (E)
L - (2) Caveman BLTs with strawberries (S)
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S) 
D - Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie (S)

Friday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Deep Dish Pizza with fresh veggies (S)

Saturday:
B - Spinach Sausage Scramble (S)
L - Salad with cheddar, bacon and Ranch (S)
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa (E) ***Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts and 1 T. butter.

Sunday:
B - Chocolate Cake Batter Protein Shake (FP)
L - leftover Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa (E)
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Buffalo Chicken Chili (S)

Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 2/2-2/8/15



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.

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

My goals for the week are very similar to last week.

  • Drink half my body weight in water, hot tea and GGMS daily.
  • Exercise 3x
  • Double at least one meal to put it in my deep freezer.
  • Use my slow cooker for my dinner meals (almost) every day this week.
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (E)
L - Black Bean Quesadilla with fresh veggies (E)
S - celery with peanut butter (S)

Tuesday:
L - leftover Balsamic Roast Beef with roasted vegetables (S)
S - hard boiled egg and small handful of almonds (S)
D - Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup (E) ***omit the corn, add green bell pepper and use just a tiny sprinkle of cheese on top. This is the recipe I'm doubling for my freezer.

Wednesday:
B - Dannon Oikos Trip Zero Greek Yogurt (E)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - hard boiled egg and small hand of peanuts (S)
D - Out

Thursday:
L - (2) Caveman BLTs with strawberries (S)
D - Whole Chicken in the slow cooker with roasted broccoli and side salad with Ranch (S) 

Friday:
B - 2 eggs scrambled with green peppers and onion (S)
L  - Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese (S) ***I'm using leftover chicken from my whole roasted chicken from last night's dinner and omit the corn
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese (FP)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Eggs and bacon  (S)
L - Loaded Fotato Soup (S) pg. 294
S - Cake Batter Protein Shake (FP) ***use vanilla extract instead of the instant pudding
D - Slow Cooker Quinoa Tex-Mex Casserole (E) ***omit the corn and just a tiny sprinkle of cheese on top

Sunday:
L - leftover Slow Cooker Quinoa Tex-Mex Casserole (E)
S - Fruity Blend Yogurt (E) pg. 251
D - Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef (S) ***We're bringing this to a small group dinner, lest you think we're just going to eat meat for dinner. ;)

Have a great week and happy eating!!!