Monday, January 25, 2016

Meal Plan Monday: 1/25-1/31/16


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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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Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List 

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

Monday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Boneless Buffalo Chicken on a low-carb wrap with lettuce and Ranch dressing inside with fresh veggies on the side and water to drink (S) pg. in the OLD THM book ***This makes enough to feed my husband and I for two meals.
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with Cider Pop to drink (FP)
D - Taco Salad ~ ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, on top of lettuce, cheddar cheese and sour cream with water to drink (S)

Tuesday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - leftover Boneless Buffalo Chicken on top of a large salad with Ranch dressing with water to drink (S)
S - 1 oz. cheddar cheese and sliced strawberries with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Cowboy Grub (E) pg. 59 in the NEW THM cookbook

Wednesday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - leftover Cowboy Grub with water to drink (E)
S - (3) Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 381 in the NEW THM cookbook
D - Sweet & Spicy Stir-fry with water to drink (E)

Thursday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
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 - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Cabb & Saus Skilled with a side salad with Ranch dressing and water to drink (S) pg. 58 in the NEW THM cookbook

Friday:
B - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
L - leftover Cabb & Saus Skillet with water to drink (S)
S - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side and Zevia Ginger Rootbeer to drink (S) pg. 327 in the OLD THM book

Saturday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt mixed with an apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - large salad topped with veggies (2) hard-boiled eggs and Ranch dressing with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with water to drink (S)
D - Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Casserole with water to drink (E)

Sunday:
B - 0% Plain Greek Yogurt mixed with 2 T. all-natural peanut butter and THM Super Sweet Blend (or sweetener of your choice) with water to drink (S)
L - out
S - Cottage Berry Whip (FP)
D - leftovers or large salad

Have a great week!

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!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Meal Plan Monday: 1/4-1/10/16



***This post contains affiliate links. You are in no way obligated to purchase anything. If you do so I receive a small commission, which does not affect your purchase price in any way. By purchasing through my affiliate links, it helps to cover the costs of operating my site. Thank you for your consideration and support!

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.**

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

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

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

Monday:
B - Berry Lemon Shake (S)
L - Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup with water to drink (E) ***This will feed my family of six.
S - (2) Light Rye Wasa Crackers with a wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese and Cider Pop to drink (FP)
D - Egg Roll in a Bowl with green beans topped with pat of butter on the side with water to drink (S)

Tuesday:
B - (2) Mufflets with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S) pg. 237 in the new THM cookbook ***The Mufflets will feed my family of 6 for two complete breakfasts.
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with fresh veggies on the side and water to drink (S) pg. 112 in the new THM cookbook
S - (3) Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S) pg. 381 in the new THM cookbook
D - Lovin' Tex Mex Skillet with lettuce on the side and water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - (2) leftover Mufflets with a Winter Wonderland Sip to drink (S) pg. 405 in the new THM cookbook
L - Creamless Creamy Chicken with water to drink (FP) pg. 78 in the new THM cookbook. I'm using canned diced chicken breast to save time and money.
S - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Baked Spaghetti "Zoodle" Casserole with a small side salad dressed with Ranch and water to drink (S)

Thursday:
B - Vanilla Dannon 000 Greek Yogurt with a small sliced apple mixed in with a dash of cinnamon and Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (E)
L - leftover Baked Spaghetti "Zoodle" Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with water to drink (S)
S - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Jalapeno Chicken Bacon Chowder with water to drink (S)

Friday:
B - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
L - Fields of Green Omcake with strawberries on the side with water to drink (S) pg. 240 in the new THM cookbook. I'm omitting the nutritional yeast because I don't have any.
S - (3) leftover Pay Off Day Candies with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with Mountain Zevia to drink (S)

Saturday:
B - Vanilla Dannon 000 Greek Yogurt with a small sliced apple mixed in with a dash of cinnamon and water to drink (E)
L - Cheese quesadilla on a low-carb tortilla with lettuce, sour cream and strawberries on the side with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - small handful of almonds and a cheese stick with water to drink (S)
D - RunAmok Mama's Lime Chicken with Spanish Brown Rice and lettuce on the side with water to drink (E) ***This recipe makes enough for two meals (at 5 servings each) so I am going to cook them both and freeze half for a later meal. By adding the rice on the side I think I can stretch 5 servings to 6 for my family.

Sunday:
B - Cran Orange Smoothie (FP)
L - out
S - 1/2 Vanilla Dannon 000 Greek Yogurt mixed with 2 T. of peanut butter and strawberries on the side with water to drink (S)
D - Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo with a side salad dressed with red wine vinegar and water to drink (E) ***The recipe is all the way at the bottom of the page

Have a great week!