Monday, March 30, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 3/30-4/5/15


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" 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 so I'm keeping the meal plan pretty simple this week. I just love that there are still plenty of healthy options, even if you're short on time. By planning ahead you can avoid the drive-thru or ordering take-out. For me, getting healthy is about making one good choice after another. And whoa, it's April this week?!?!?!? What in the world! Ladies, if you've been slacking in the exercise department like I have, it's time to kick it up a notch. Summer is coming quickly!

I've been asked many times for some more budget friendly meals, as well as vegetarian meals too. So in case you missed my post last week, here's 20 Meatless THM meals. It features recipes from a bunch of my fellow THM blogging ladies.

I'm using a lot of eggs this week as they're on sale due to the Easter holiday. I just love eggs. They're such a great source of protein and really help stretch a buck as well. Plus they're super versatile and taste great!

Here are my goals for the week:
  • Go to bed by 10:30 so I can wake up earlier to exercise.
  • Continue to drink half my body weight in water, herbal tea and GGMS.
  • Exercise 3x
  • Blog one new recipe to share with all of you!
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Strawberry Greek Yogurt with Bulletproof Chai to drink (S)
L - Salad with feta, pepperoni and Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette with water to drink (S)
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with water to drink (FP)
D - Taco Salad with sour cream, cheese and salsa with water to drink (S) ***Use this taco seasoning. I'm making a double batch of this so I can have the leftover for lunch.

Tuesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - leftover taco salad with water to drink (S)
S - 1 c. air-popped popcorn with 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese with GGMS (E)
D - Garbanzo Bean Soup with water to drink (E) ***I'm making this in the crockpot instead of the stovetop.

Wednesday:
B - Breakfast with my mom's group. I'm bringing pumpkin muffins. (S)
L - Berry Lemon Shake (S)
S - celery with peanut butter with GGMS to drink (S)
D - out to eat

Thursday:
B - (2) Eggs and bacon with hot peppermint tea to drink (S)
L - Very Berry Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette with water (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) ***Making a double batch and putting it in the freezer for another snack throughout the week.
D - Spinach casserole with buttered broccoli and water to drink (S)

Friday:
B - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - Avocado BLT Salad over lettuce with water to drink (S)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip  with water to drink (FP)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies and water (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs with cheese, green peppers and onions with hot peppermint tea to drink (S)
L - leftover Avocado BLT salad over lettuce with water to drink (S)
S - Peanut Butter Whip (S)
D - grilled chicken with "Spanish Rice" Quinoa and green beans with water (E)

Sunday:
B - Crustless Quiche with hot peppermint tea to drink (S)
L - Grilled cheeseburger with side salad with ranch with water to drink (S)
S - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Mixed Berry Greek Yogurt with water (FP)
D - Buffalo Chicken Chili with water to drink (S)

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Have a great week, a blessed Easter with family and friends and happy eating!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

20 Meatless THM Meals


In my quest to continue to eat healthy on a budget, my family and I have started eating one to two meatless dinner meals each week. We are a Midwestern family and LOVE our meat, however I love staying within my grocery budget more. I asked some of my Trim Healthy Mama Blogging Buddies for some of their best meatless meal ideas. There are some super tasty looking meals on this list! These meals are great for those of you that are vegetarians as well. Remember just to swap vegetable stock for chicken/beef stock. I can't wait to add these meals to my weekly meal plans.

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Lentil Soup for the Soul (E) from Mrs. Criddle's Kitchen

Garbanzo Bean Soup (E) from Mrs. Criddle's Kitchen

Zucchini Quiche (S) from Briana Thomas

Rice and Beans (E) from Briana Thomas

Black Bean Dump Soup (E) from Counting All Joy

Easy Tuscany Tomato Soup (FP) from Counting All Joy

Nourishing Root Vegetable Soup (E) from Counting All Joy

"Spanish Rice" Quinoa (E) from Simply Healthy Home

Creamy Pumpkin Soup (S) from Counting All Joy

Black Eyed Pea "Gumbo" (E) from Kristen Hay Photography *recipe is at the bottom of the page

Burr-E-tos (E) from The Coers Family

Spinach Casserole (S) from Nana's Little Kitchen

Savory Cheddar Waffles with Fried Eggs (S) from All Day I Dream About Food

Roasted Vegetable Greek Salad (S) from All Day I Dream About Food

Broccoli Cheese Soup (S) from All Day I Dream About Food

Very Berry Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (S) from Me at Darcie's Dishes

Sriracha Egg Salad (S) from Oh Sweet Mercy

White Gazpacho (FP) from Gwen's Nest

Butternut Squash Pumpkin Apple Soup (E) from Grassfed Mama



Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole (E) from Me at Darcie's Dishes
***replace the chicken with another can of black beans








Monday, March 23, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 3/23-3/29/15


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 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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Over the last week I've come across many delicious looking recipes, so this week's meal plan is full of new meals. I get bored if I eat the same things over and over so I was so happy to find so many that look promising, and of course are on plan. I'm also trying to make it more of point to eat meatless meals 1-2 times a week to stretch my grocery budget. I calculated that I can save between $4-8 per meal depending on the cut of meat, just by cutting it out and replacing it with a non-meat source of protein.

My goals for the week are:
  • Drink at least half my body weight in water, herbal tea and GGMS.
  • Exercise 3x
  • Continue to work on developing a few recipes that are swimming around in my head. :)
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B - Dannon Triple Zero Greek Strawberry yogurt with 3 strawberries sliced and mixed in with water to drink (FP)
L - Salad with feta cheese, turkey pepperoni and Ranch with water to drink (S)
S - 1 c. air popped popcorn seasoned with cayenne pepper and 1/2 c. 2% cottage cheese with GGMS to drink (E)
D - out to dinner to celebrate my son's birthday
S - Peanut Butter Whip (S) ***I'm having this so I don't feel left out of eating my son's cupcakes

Tuesday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs with bacon with peppermint tea to drink (S)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with water to drink (S)
S - celery with peanut butter with Strawberry GGMS to drink (S)
D - White Chicken Lasagna with side salad with Ranch with water to drink (S)

Wednesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - leftover White Chicken Lasagna with water to drink (S)
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with peppermint tea to drink (FP)
D - Grain Free Burrito Bake with water to drink (S) ***Use this recipe for the enchilada sauce

Thursday:
B - Berry Lemon Shake (FP)
L - leftover Grain Free Burrito Bake with water to drink (S)
S - 1/2 avocado with 2% cottage cheese and bell peppers with water to drink (S)
D - Harvest Minestrone with Quinoa and Kale with water to drink (E)

Friday:
B - Sweet Cinnamon Quinoa  with peppermint tea to drink (E) pg. 227
L - (2) Caveman BLT's with strawberries with water to drink (S)
S - 0 % Plain Greek Yogurt with 2 T. peanut butter and 1 oz. 85% dark cocoa mixed in with water to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies and water to drink (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Mom's Breakfast Casserole with peppermint tea to drink (S)
L - Very Berry Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing with water to drink (S)
S - Thin Mint Shake (S)
D - Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 335

Sunday:
B - Green Smoothie (E) ***Omit the banana
L - Cheesy Bacon Chicken Cauliflower Casserole with green beans with water to drink (S)
S - Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)
D - Leftovers with water to drink

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Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frugal Friday: 12 Healthy Pantry Staples I Can't Be Without

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One of  the biggest complaints I hear from people who are trying to make healthy changes to their diets, is that the cost of healthy foods is so much higher than the (processed junk) food they've been eating. While that statement is somewhat accurate, there are many ways to save on healthy food.

One of my favorite ways to save is by having my pantry stocked with healthy staples. This gives me no reason to order take-out or resort back to old eating habits. All the basic staples I need to make many meals are already in my cupboards. By having these items always on hand I can wait to purchase them when they are on sale which makes building a pantry stockpile more manageable. I purchase multiples of an item (especially if it's something I go through quickly) so I can always ensure that I have healthy "building blocks" for most meals that I want to make. The longer I eat on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, the more I've honed in on what I really should keep stocked in my pantry.

12 Healthy Pantry Staples I Can't Be Without:
  • All Natural Peanut Butter - great for snacks as well as in shakes. My favorite recipes to use it in: Peanut Butter Blizzard (S),  Peanut Butter Milkshake (S) and Peanut Butter Whip (S).
  • Coconut Oil - Oh coconut oil, how I love thee! It's fantastic to cook with and is such a great and healthy fat to add to your diet. If you're not already using it, start today! It also has so many great non-food uses as well. My friends tease me because I always tell them to use coconut oil to fix any and all of their ailments. :)
  • Beans & Lentils - I keep black, Great Northern, pinto, kidney and garbanzo beans, as well as green and brown lentils on hand at all times. Beans and lentils are so versatile and a great source of protein. If you're really trying to stretch your grocery dollars, go meatless 1-2 nights a week. You can easily save between $4-8 each time you swap out beans or lentils for meat. If you want to save even more money, buy dry beans and prepare them yourself. Some of my favorite meatless meals to use beans and lentils in are:  Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup (E), Lentils with Spinach (E), Kale and Quinoa Salad with Black Beans (E, omit the avocado) and Crockpot Pinto Beans (E). 
  • Quinoa - while it may be tiny, it sure packs a HUGE nutritional punch. Quinoa is definitely a super food that is packed with protein, fiber, folate, magnesium and is very low on the glycemic index. It is VERY simple to prepare and in my opinion, is very tasty. Here are some of my favorite recipes that include quinoa: One Pan Mexican Quinoa (E, omit the corn and avocado) and Harvest Minestrone with Kale and Quinoa (E).
  • Brown Rice - while not as nutritionally great as quinoa, I still love brown rice. It is budget friendly, makes a nice side and gives more substance to an E meal. Here are my favorite meals using brown rice: Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole (E) and Slow Cooker Vegan Brown Rice Bowls (E, omit avocado salsa and use an E friendly salsa).
  • On Plan Sweetener - my favorite on-plan sweetener that I've found is the THM Sweet Blend (affiliate link). It's my favorite because it doesn't have any kind of after taste, it doesn't take as much of it to make my food as sweet (hooray for saving more money!) and I know that the folks at THM have worked tirelessly to bring the best and most pure products that they can possibly find.
  • Canned Tomatoes - I have in my pantry at all times diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with green chilies and tomato paste. There is so much you can do with canned tomatoes it is unbelievable.
  • Almond Flour - great for making any gluten free baked good. I love having this on hand for whenever the mood strikes and I "need" something of substance that is sweet and tasty. Here's some of my favorite recipes that use almond flour: Turtle Cheesecake Bars (S), Italian Cream Cake (S) and Pumpkin Muffins (S).
  • Variety of Spices - I am a girl who loves her food FULL flavor!! It's amazing the difference in food that is properly and improperly seasoned. I find that I eat less if it is seasoned well. The spices I use most are: chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, onion powder, ginger, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano and basil. By having these on hand I can also make my own seasoning blends such as taco seasoning. Not only am I saving money over those packets you buy at the store, but I'm also eliminating MSG and other chemical additives from my family's diet.
  • Chicken Stock/Broth - I use chicken stock in all sorts of ways. Definitely as a good liquid in soups, but I also cook my rice and quinoa in chicken stock for a much richer flavor.  
  • Nuts - I try to keep a variety of nuts on hand. They're a great quick snack to grab or good addition to some yogurt. I always have almonds, walnuts and peanuts in the cupboard.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) - ACV has so many health benefits and uses. My favorite way to use it is in a drink called Good Girl Moonshine (FP). It's refreshing and keeps me hydrated all day long.
By keeping these healthy pantry staples on hand you'll be able to eat healthy meals all day long and be one step closer to achieving the healthier you that you desire.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 3/16-3/22/15


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 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'm so happy that so many of you were giddy with excitement (like I was!) over the addition of the printable menu and shopping list last week! My heart in doing these meal plans is truly to be a help and make meal planning feel like more of a breeze than another source of stress in your life. I've also started a Facebook Page for Darcie's Dishes. Be sure to stop by and like my page so you never miss one of my posts. I also share posts from other THM bloggers as well.

Many of you have asked what I drink throughout the day so I will be adding that to the meal plan this week. I'm hoping to implement weekly goals each week too. I find that when I write out my goals I'm much more apt to achieve them than when I just think about them throughout the week. And if you're like me you forget half the things that you wanted to accomplish unless it's written down. Can you say mom brain over here???

My health related goals for the week
  • Drink half my body weight in water, herbal tea and GGMS. I feel so much better when I'm properly hydrated.
  • Exercise 3x. I've been really slack in my exercise lately. I really want to get back into the habit of regular exercise again.
  • Cook more beans to have on hand for the freezer. These come in handy to throw in a soup or make a quick bean burrito or burrito bowl.
  • Go to bed at 10:30. I'm such a night owl, but all of my kids are morning people and are up by 6 or 6:30, so to ensure I get enough sleep I need to be in bed my 10:30.
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - Salad with hard-boiled egg, cheddar and Ranch with GGMS to drink (S)
S - 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese with bell peppers and cucumbers with hot Peppermint tea (FP)
D - Garlic Chicken over brown rice and steamed broccoli (with water to drink (E) ***Make sure you follow the directions in the recipe to make the chicken FP.

Tuesday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs and bacon with water to drink (S)
L - Loaded Fotato Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 294
S - Cheddar cheese cubes with strawberries with GGMS to drink (S)
D - Cheeseburger Cabbage Skillet with green beans with water to drink (S)

Wednesday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Strawberry Greek Yogurt with 2 strawberries diced and mixed in with water to drink (FP)
L - leftover Cheeseburger Cabbage Skillet with water to drink (S)
S - handful of almonds with 1/2 green apple with Hot Peppermint Tea (S)
D - Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa with water to drink (E) ***I omit the wine and add an additional 1/2c. of chicken stock and reduce the butter to 1 T.

Thursday:
B - Raspberry Cheesecake Shake (S) ***I'm using strawberries instead of raspberries because that is what I have on hand in my freezer.
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 292
S - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened to taste with 2 T. peanut butter mixed in with water to drink (S)
D - Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole (E)

Friday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs and bacon with water (S)
L - Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad with water(S) ***I'm using regular mayo and 0% Plain Greek Yogurt and substituting 1t. of THM Sweet Blend for the sugar.
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with GGMS(FP)
D - Pizza casserole with fresh veggies with GGMS to drink (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt with strawberries and almonds mixed in with water to drink (S)
L - leftover Creamy Broccoli Salad with water (S)
S - 1/2 green apple with 2 T. peanut butter with GGMS (S)
D - Out to eat, I looked at the menu of where we're going and I'm ordering a steak salad (S)

Sunday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - Out
S - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Strawberry Greek Yogurt (FP)
D - Small Group at church, not sure what I'm bringing yet

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Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Zesty Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Casserole (E)



My family and I love Mexican food! We love, love, love it and usually eat it in some form or another at least two times a week. I'm always looking for new ways to eat our favorite flavors. So as I was thinking about all the flavors we love to eat in a burrito, it hit me. Why not meld all of those foods into a hearty casserole and have less dishes to clean up at the end of the night? Everyone's dream, right???

If  you're a vegetarian, or you are just trying to stretch your grocery budget even further, you could replace the chicken for another can of black beans, or even a can of pinto beans. If you're not eating the THM way you could add some frozen or canned corn as well.

My family gobbled this casserole up without anyone whining. That's a true win for this momma! My kids already asked if we could have it again next week.

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Serves 4-6
  • 2/3 c. brown rice
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 med. onion, diced
  • 1 med. green pepper, diced
  • 1 med. carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 oz. diced green chilies
  • 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 3/4 t. cumin
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 dashes of cayenne pepper (if you don't like spice omit this all together, or use 1 dash)
  • 3/4 c. jarred or homemade fresh salsa (I use this recipe for the salsa and substitute 1/4 t. THM Sweet Blend for the sugar. Whatever salsa you use, just make sure it has NO added sugar.)
  • 15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed
  • mozzarella cheese
  1. Mix rice and stock in a pot, cover and bring to a boil. Turn down to a low simmer and cook until tender, about 40 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green peppers, carrots and green chilies to the pan and sauté until the onion is tender. Add in the chicken and the spices. Stir to combine. Turn off the heat and add the cooked rice and beans to the mixture. Stir and make sure it is completely combined. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Place mixture in the greased 9x13 pan. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve and top with just a pinch of mozzarella cheese.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 3/9-3/15/15


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

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I am so excited to now offer a PRINTABLE meal plan as well as.....are you ready for it???? A PRINTABLE shopping list as well!!!! So many of you have been asking for these two additions and now I'm so pleased to say that I figured out how to provide them for you. My goal in offering a weekly meal plan has always been to be a help to those who struggle in this area, or simply just need new ideas. I feel like these new additions will kick that up to the next level. I will post them at the bottom of each meal plan post. Enjoy my lovely readers!

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

Monday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Berry Greek Yogurt (FP)
L - (2) Hard-boiled eggs with fresh veggies and strawberries (S)
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Zesty Salsa Chicken & Black Bean Casserole (E)

Tuesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - (2) Peanut Butter Cups (S)
D - Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup (E) ***This recipe is now printable!

Wednesday:
B - (2) Scrambled eggs and bacon (S)
L - leftover Chicken Noodle Soup (E)
S - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened to taste and layer with strawberries and apples (E)
D - Grilled Chicken with Mashed Cauliflower and green beans (FP)

Thursday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - (3) Deli Meat Roll-ups with side salad with Ranch (S)
S - 1/2 apple with 2 T. peanut butter (S)
D - Buffalo Chicken Chili (S) ***I'm substituting boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the ground chicken

Friday:
B - (2) Scrambled eggs and bacon (S)
L - leftover Buffalo Chicken Chili (S)
S - Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
L - Colorado White Chili (E) ***Omit the corn
S - guacamole with fresh veggies (S)
D - grilled steak with roasted vegetables (S)

Sunday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with strawberries and almonds mixed in (S)
L - out to eat
S - roasted chickpeas seasoned with cayenne pepper (E)
D - leftovers or a big salad with cheddar, bacon and Ranch (S)

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Have a great week and happy eating!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meal Plan Monday: 3/2-3/8/15


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.

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My food related goals for the week include:
  • Cook a pot of Great Northern Beans to freeze. (I accomplished this today)
  • Do most of my food prep work on Monday so I can throw together lunches and dinners more quickly throughout the week. (I also accomplished this today)
  • Drink half my body weight each day in water, herbal tea and GGMS.
  • Go through my deep freezer and take an inventory of what's in there. I'm trying to use up a lot of what is in there before I place another bulk chicken order through Zaycon Foods. (affiliate link)
Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:
B - Eggs with side of strawberries (S)
L - salad with hard-boiled egg, ham, cheddar and Ranch (S)
S - celery with peanut butter (S)
D - Loaded Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole (S)

Tuesday:
B - Green Smoothie (E) ***Omit the banana
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup (S) pg. 292
S - 1/2 green apple with peanut butter (S)
D - Egg Roll in a Bowl (S)

Wednesday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - Egg Salad with side of fresh veggies and strawberries (S) ***To make the egg salad cut up 2 hard boiled eggs and mix in 1 T. mayo and two good squirts of mustard and salt and pepper to taste. I add paprika but it's not necessary.
S - 1/2 c. roasted chickpeas seasoned with chili powder and cumin (E)
D - Texas Chicken Tortilla Soup (E)

Thursday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S)
L - leftover Texas Chicken Tortilla Soup (E)
S - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Strawberry yogurt (FP)
D - Chicken Lo Mein (E)

Friday:
B - Cookie Dough Shake (FP)
L - Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad (E) pg. 300
S - guacamole with fresh veggies (S)
D - pizza casserole with fresh veggies (S) pg. 327

Saturday:
B - Eggs and bacon (S)
L - (3) Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (S)
S - Snickers Hot Chocolate (S)
D - Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops with broccoli and green beans (S)

Sunday:
B - Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Mixed Berry Yogurt (FP)
L - Creamy Broccoli Soup (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
D - Small group at church. It's comfort foods themed so I'm planning this as a cheat meal. Planning on sticking to as many S foods as possible though.

Have a great week and happy eating!!!