Monday, January 11, 2016

Meal Plan Monday: 1/11-1/17/16




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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.

**All breakfasts, lunches and snacks are portioned for one, unless otherwise noted. All dinners are portioned for six.**

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Our grocery budget restarts this weekend, so this week I only have enough money left in the budget to buy fresh produce, eggs, cottage cheese and some almond milk. My meals this week are utilizing a lot of what I already have in my pantry, fridge and freezer. Since I keep my pantry and freezer really well stocked, it wasn't much of a problem for me to come up with meals. If you haven't read my post on how to build a pantry stockpile, you should check it out. It really is a life and sanity saver for me.

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

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

Monday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil with some strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Creamy Key Lime Shake with a small side salad dressed with Ranch (S) pg. 408 in the NEW THM cookbook
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese and Cider Pop to drink (FP)
D - Hearty Two Bean and Lentil Chili with water to drink (E)

Tuesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - Asian Chicken Vegetables over brown rice with water to drink (E) ***This makes 4 serving so I'm going to eat it for 4 lunches. I'm omitting the mushrooms for preference reasons and will use frozen broccoli and peppers in place of fresh.
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) ***I'm making a double batch and will stick half in the freezer for tomorrows snack. Take it out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before you want to eat it.
D - Slow Cooker Italian Beef & Cabbage with a side salad dressed with Ranch with Cider Pop to drink (S)

Wednesday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil with some strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy Tea to drink (S)
L - leftover Asian Chicken Vegetables with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - Balsamic Roast Beef with buttered green beans and broccoli on the side with water to drink (S) ***I'm using canned green beans and frozen broccoli. 

Thursday:
B - Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - leftover Asian Chicken Vegetables with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - cheese stick with a handful of almonds and water to drink (S)
D - Cheesy Burger Soup with water to drink (S) ***I'll be using frozen cauliflower to make the cauliflower puree.

Friday:
B - Snickers Hot Chocolate with some strawberries on the side (S)
L - leftover Asian Chicken Vegetables with water to drink (E)
S - 1/2 avocado sliced on (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with Black Cherry Bai5 Bubbles to drink (S) pg. 327 in the OLD THM Book

Saturday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with 1 T. THM Gentle Sweet and diced strawberries and almonds mixed in with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - out
S - 1/2 avocado sliced on (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Taco Salad ~ ground beef, lettuce, onion, cheddar cheese and sour cream with water to drink (S) ***I will add black beans to my kids taco salads, but that is not reflected on the shopping list.

Sunday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with 1 T. THM Gentle Sweet mixed with 2 T. peanut butter and water to drink (S)
L - leftover taco salad with water to drink (S)
S - cheese stick with a small handful of almonds and Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata with green beans and a small side salad with Ranch and water to drink (S) ***I'm using canned green beans.

Have a great week!

4 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! This is my biggest struggle with even starting THM (I bought the book 1 1/2 yrs ago and haven't managed to get my ducks in a row to make a plan.) I'm going to try yours!!

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    1. p.s. my only suggestion would be to make the lists printer friendly (maybe by including the PDF version?)

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  2. You are freaking awesome. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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