Monday, October 23, 2017

Meal Plan Monday: 10/23-10/29-17



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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 Cookbook 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 Meals25 Bean Recipes30 Side Dishes38 THM Salads and Dressings35 THM BBQ ideasTHM Slow Cooker Recipesmy 20 favorite THM soupsmy 20 favorite shakessmoothies and cold drinks and my 30 THM snack ideasAlso, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest so you never miss a meal plan, tip or recipe.

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This week's meal plan in VERY budget friendly. You will notice that we are eating meatless meals a couple of nights and making meals that have plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. I'm also utilizing eggs, cottage cheese and beans in many meals as the main protein source as these are great budget-stretching foods. I'm trying to keep things simple and inexpensive with all the fall kid activities we have going on right now. Many of the meals on this plan come from the Trim Healthy Table book. There are so many wonderful recipes in this book, it is difficult to know which ones to make. If you don't have a copy just yet, grab one! It is worth every penny! I have some recipes from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook on this plan too. I will denote which cookbook it comes from after the fuel type on each recipe. 

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

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

Monday:
B - (2) Eggalicious Muffin Cups with strawberries on the side and Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S) pg. 329 in Trim Healthy Table
L - Cheese Quesadilla - a low-carb tortilla shell filled with cheddar cheese and sour cream and salsa on the side as well as fresh veggies on the side with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) pg. 374 in Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook; I'm making a double batch of this and will eat the other half tomorrow for snack
D - Hearty Two Bean and Lentil Chili with water to drink (E)

Tuesday:
B - (2) Pepper Hole Eggs with strawberries on the side and water to drink (S) pg. 332 in Trim Healthy Table
L - leftover Hearty Two Bean and Lentil Chili with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - Taco Pie with a side salad with Ranch dressing and water to drink (S) pg. 119 in Trim Healthy Table

Wednesday:
B - Peanut Butter Shake (S)
L - leftover Taco Pie with a side salad with Ranch dressing and Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - Lemon Lime Burst Whip with water to drink (FP) pg. 442 in Trim Healthy Table
D - White Chicken Lasagna over Zoodles with water to drink (S) ***To make zoodles, use this gadget. I am the only one in my family going to add the zoodles to my meal, so if your whole family would like some, then be sure to add more zucchini to your shopping list.

Thursday:
B - Dannon Vanilla 000 yogurt mixed with an apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - leftover White Chicken Lasagna with fresh veggies on the side and Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - Peanut Butter Cup Shake (S)
D - Comforting Chicken Soup with water to drink (E) ***I'm using brown rice instead of noodles.

Friday:
B - 1/3 c. Old Fashioned oats mixed with half an apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - large salad topped with (2) hard boiled eggs, cheddar cheese and Ranch dressing with water to drink (S)
S - handful of almonds and strawberries with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole and fresh veggies with Black Cherry Zevia to drink (S) pg. 327 in the original Trim Healthy Mama book

Saturday:
B - (2) Pepper Hole Eggs with strawberries on the side and Sweet &Spicy tea to drink (S) pg. 332 in Trim Healthy Table
L - (2) Ham & Lettuce roll ups filled with mustard, mayo, cheddar cheese and small amount of onion with fresh veggies on the side and water to drink (S)
S - Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Shake {the baby size} (S) pg. 474 in Trim Healthy Table
D - Italian White Bean & Spinach Soup with water to drink (E)

Sunday:
B - 1/3 c. Old Fashioned oats mixed with half an apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - leftover Italian White Bean & Spinach Soup with Cider Pop to drink (E)
S - celery with peanut butter and water to drink (S)
D - Burrito Bowl - Brown Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, lettuce and salsa with water to drink (E) ***On the shopping list there are the ingredients for making the refried beans from scratch. If you'd prefer to use a low-fat canned version, feel free to do so.

Have a great week!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Meal Plan Monday: 9/18-9/24/17



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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 Cookbook 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 Meals25 Bean Recipes30 Side Dishes38 THM Salads and Dressings35 THM BBQ ideasTHM Slow Cooker Recipesmy 20 favorite THM soupsmy 20 favorite shakessmoothies and cold drinks and my 30 THM snack ideasAlso, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest so you never miss a meal plan, tip or recipe.

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***My meal plans are always FREE and available to print at any time. All breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are portioned for one unless otherwise noted. All dinners are portioned for 6.***

I am so excited for this week's meal plan! I received my copy of Trim Healthy Table last week, and many recipes on the meal plan are from that book. If you don't yet have your copy, do yourself a favor and order one right now! It is so good and is full of many family-friendly meals and recipes that do not require special ingredients. The gals over at THM have really outdone themselves with this cookbook!!! I highly, highly recommend this cookbook. It has a great overview of the plan (like a cliff notes version) in the first three chapters of the book that is great to read and review. 

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 and Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Cream & Crunch Apple Tuna Salad with water to drink (E) pg. 314 in Trim Healthy Table ***I do not like tuna fish so I am going to substitute a can of chicken for the tuna. The shopping list reflects this.
S -  cheese stick and a small handful of almonds with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Chicken and Bacon Rice Casserole with steamed broccoli on the side and water to drink (S) pg. 140 in Trim Healthy Table  ***I'm steaming frozen broccoli

Tuesday:
B - Pint Oat Jar with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (E) pg. 343 in Trim Healthy Table ***This makes 3 jars of oatmeal
L - leftover Chicken and Bacon Rice Casserole with water to drink (S)
S - celery with peanut butter with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Taste of Home Casserole with side salad dressed with Ranch and water to drink (S) pg. 144 in Trim Healthy Table  ***I'm omitting the mushrooms, so if you like them, make sure to add them to your shopping list.

Wednesday:
B - leftover Pint Oat Jar with water to drink (E)
L - leftover Taste of Home Casserole with water to drink (S)
S - Peanut Butter Milkshake (S)
D - Lovin' TexMex Skillet with lettuce on the side and Cider Pop to drink (E)

Thursday:
B - leftover Pint Oat Jar with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (E)
L - large salad topped with cheddar cheese, pepperoni slices and Ranch dressing with water to drink (S)
S - Refreshing Fruity Shake (E)
D - Crockpot Buffalo Chicken over lettuce with water to drink (S) pg. 92 in Trim Healthy Table

Friday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter with strawberries on the side and water to drink (S)
L - leftover Crockpot Buffalo Chicken over lettuce with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP) pg. 374  in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook  ***I'm making a double batch and freezing half for tomorrow's snack. Take it out of the freezer 10 minutes before you'd like to eat it. 
D - Easy Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with Grape Zevia to drink (S) pg. 126 in Trim Healthy Table

Saturday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - Whoop Whoop Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 148 in Trim Healthy Table ***This will feed my whole family two meals.
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with water to drink (FP)
D - out

Sunday:
B - (2) scrambled eggs cooked in butter with strawberries on the side with water to drink (S)
L - leftover Whoop Whoop Soup with Cider Pop to drink (S)
S - Dannon Vanilla 000 yogurt mixed with a diced apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
D - Taco Salad - ground beef, lettuce, salsa, cheddar cheese and sour cream with water to drink (S)

Have a great week!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Meal Plan Monday: 9/4-9/10/17



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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 Cookbook 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 Meals25 Bean Recipes30 Side Dishes38 THM Salads and Dressings35 THM BBQ ideasTHM Slow Cooker Recipesmy 20 favorite THM soupsmy 20 favorite shakessmoothies and cold drinks and my 30 THM snack ideasAlso, be sure to follow me on Facebook and 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 meal plans are always FREE and available to print at any time. All breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are portioned for one unless otherwise noted. All dinners are portioned for 6.***

For those of you who follow me regularly, I'm sure you noticed I haven't created a new meal plan pretty much all summer. I needed the break and down time to focus more on my family and just relax a bit. I never really took a break after having a baby in January and it finally caught up to me. 😕 Thanks for your patience and understanding. I'm back at it now and excited for new meal plans, tips and recipes this fall!

I'm also excited about Trim Healthy Mama's new cookbook, Trim Healthy Table, that is releasing next week on September 12! Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? If not, be sure to do so. It looks like another beautiful cookbook with loads and loads of new recipes. I will be adding some of their new recipes into my meal plans over the next few weeks. 

Printable Meal Plan
Printable Shopping List

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

Monday:
B - (2) Mufflets with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S) pg. 237 in the THM cookbook **The Mufflets recipe makes 16. I will be eating them for a couple of days, as well as my husband a couple of my kids. Easy grab and go breakfast for busy mornings!
L - Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup with fresh veggies on the side with water to drink (S) pg. 112 in the THM cookbook
S - (2) Chunky Cream Pops with water to drink (S) pg. 374 in the OLD THM book **These make a lot, so be prepared to have your family or friends eat some too.
D - Grilled chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli with Cider Pop to drink (E)

Tuesday:
B - (2) leftover Mufflets with strawberries on the side with Sweet & Spicy tea to drink (S)
L - Salad with leftover grilled chicken (from Monday night) topped with Cesar dressing with water to drink (S)
S - (2) leftover Chunky Cream Pops with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Lovin' TexMex Skillet with lettuce on the side with water to drink (E)

Wednesday:
B - (2) leftover Mufflets with strawberries on the side with water to drink (S)
L - Hearty Two Bean and Lentil Chili with water to drink (E) ***This makes a lot!!! This will feed my family of 6 two full meals. If you are a smaller family you may want to cut the recipe in half or freeze and reheat later.
S - (2) leftover Chunky Cream Pops with water to drink (S)
D - Sweet & Spicy Stir-fry over quinoa with Cider Pop to drink (E)

Thursday:
B - Vanilla 000 Yogurt mixed with a diced apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - leftover Hearty Two Bean and Lentil Chili with water to drink (E)
S - (2) leftover Chunky Cream Pops with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Cabb & Saus with green beans on the side with water to drink (S) pg. 58 in the THM cookbook

Friday:
B - Refreshing Fruity Shake (E)
L - Waldorf Salad with water to drink (E) pg. 190 in the THM cookbook
S - (2) leftover Chunky Cream Pops with Cider Pop to drink (S)
D - Pizza Casserole with fresh veggies on the side with Grapefruit Zevia to drink (S)

Saturday:
B -  Vanilla 000 Yogurt mixed with a diced apple and cinnamon with water to drink (E)
L - out
S - Cottage Berry Whip with Cider Pop to drink (FP) pg. 374 in the THM cookbook **I'm making a double batch, freezing half and will eat the rest tomorrow. Take it out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you want to eat it.
D - Trim Zuppa Toscana Soup with water to drink (S) pg. 86 in the THM cookbook **This makes enough to serve my family two full meals.

Sunday:
B - Thin Mint Shake (S)
L - leftover Trim Zuppa Toscana Soup with water to drink (S)
S - leftover Cottage Berry Whip with Cider Pop to drink (FP)
D - Taco Salad - seasoned ground beef, lettuce, salsa, cheddar cheese and sour cream with water to drink (S)