Meal Plan Monday

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Over the weekend we enjoyed some wonderful family time in Louisiana.  What’s better then enjoying some snuggles with babies, play time with cousins and visits with siblings? We wanted to squeeze every bit of time with the family so our meal plan didn’t get written up until today.  Here is our meal plan for this week.

Our house is now empty as we prepare for our move. Consequently we planned easy and simple meals keeping back our Instapot and our camping gear to hold us over for the next few weeks.    With that in mind, here are our one-pot meals to fill our family’s tummies. We meal plan using the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. For more about this healthy eating, click on the websites, Trim Healthy Mama.

Monday: Low Carb Alfredo Chicken (S) Delicious but minus all the carbs this healthy option will be a favorite for my husband and I.

Tuesday: Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes– with low carb tortillas in place of hamburger buns. (S) I’m excited to try this new recipe!

Wednesday:Low Carb Stromboli (S) With the now famous cream cheese and mozzarella bread, I know this is going to be a favorite meal this week.

Thursday: Leftovers or eggs for dinner (S or E)

Friday: Low-carb pizza (S)

Saturday: Hillbilly Chicken (S) Like the bacon wrapped  chicken from a couple weeks ago, this is a similar find with a creative yummy twist.

Sunday: Butternut Squash Bean Enchilada Casserole (E) My sister-in-law pointed me in the direction of this tasty meal. We are excited to try this casserole.

Our Weekly Menu

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Another trip is planned for our little crew and this week we are headed to see family. We are all excited to meet our newest nephew and have some cousin playtime!  In addition, this week had to be easy & quick meals since we have packers coming to load up our house-hold goods.  A fun and action packed week, it will surely be one to remember. Needed a couple recipes to add to your weekly men, see our choices and a few recipes below. For our full menu, click on this link.  Click here to learn more about the Trim Healthy Plan.

Monday: Pan Seared Chicken with Mango Salsa (E)

Tuesday: Tacos with low carb tortillas (S)

Wednesday: Spaghetti with spaghetti squash (FP)

Thursday; Beach Chili (E)

Friday: Traveling Choose S or E

Saturday: Traveling Choose S or E

Sunday: Low Carb Pizza

Pan Seared Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa

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For the Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1/2 cup Egg whites
  • 2 low carb tortillas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Italian Spices
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • Coconut Oil Spray
  1. Into a blender, place two low-carb tortillas, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of salt and petter, a tsp. of nutritional yeast, a varsity of Italian Spices to your mix and blend into a meal.
  2. Dip chicken first into the egg whites and dredge through the tortillas mixture to coat on each side.
  3. Spray a large skillet with coconut oil and place over medium heat. Cover, and continue cooking 3-5 minutes, turn over over and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Cover with mango salsa and serve warm 
Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango cut into cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 can diced Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn cooked or raw
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped

Combine all above ingredients, mix and place onto of prepared chicken.  Feeling spicy, add a jalapeno or two.

Lavender Blueberry Pie Filling
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup xylitol
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup baking blend
  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 1 tsp. dried lavender

Combine all above ingredients and toss to coat blueberries.  Place into a prepared pie crust, cover and bake at 375 degree for 35 minutes. Uncover bake for an additional 10 minutes.  For a pie crust, consider using a low carb option from Trim Healthy Mama.

 

Our Weekly Menu

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Serving up soup and smoothies is  on this week’s menu.  Our oldest daughter is having her tonsils and adenoids removed tomorrow morning. Plenty of popsicles and ice cream is already stocked in the fridge but, just in case she is craving something more substantial, we have a yummy plan for her and the family. This also happens to be her birthday week, poor girl.  So, we have some yummy cupcakes on the menu if she’s feeling up to the treat.  To check out our full menu plan, click here for June 5-June 11 or to learn more about the lifestyle we use check out the link: Trim Healthy Mama.

Dinner Soup Schedule:
Smoothies:
Sweets

Our Weekly Menu

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Our weekly menu is ready for our first week of summer vacation!! After a particularly busy weekend of traveling, we are ready for some delicious southern comfort food.  In addition, I have a few extra dessert items posted.  My babies will be in the kitchen helping me bake some extra treats to have on hand. For our full menu, Click Here. Click here for more information on and about Trim Healthy Mama.

Monday: Butternut Squash Soup  (E)-Add White Beans and Ground Turkey

Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken (S) Page 50 of Necessary Food by Briana Thomas 

Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (S) -Sub baking Blend for flour

Thursday: Breaded Fish E (Page 178) of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Friday: THM Pizza Casserole (S)

Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner-Stuffed French Toast – See below

Sunday: Hot Dogs with Zucchini Fries

Our Yummy Snacks and Treats this Week

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Cookie Dough Dip

Coconut Squares (Made with Coconut Condensed Milk)

Surprise Cupcakes (Made with Sunbutter)

THM Strawberry Stuffed French Toast (E)

Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons berry Triple Zero Yogurt 
    • 1/3 cup egg whites
    • 1/4 cup almond milk
    • 4 tablespoons low carb tortilla crumbs or almond flour
    • 1 tablespoon xilitol 
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
    • 8 strawberries hulled and sliced
    • 8 slices sprouted grain bread or low carb tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish whisk the egg whites and almond milk together.
  2. In another shallow bowl, combine 2 tablespoons low carb tortillas or almond flour crumbs, 1/2 tablespoon xilitol and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. spray non-stick frying pan with coconut oil. To assemble the French Toast, spread a slice of bread with 1 tablespoon Triple Zero Yogurt. Top with two sliced strawberries and cover with a second slice of bread. Dip first in the egg white mixture and then with  crumbs. Fry over medium-high heat until golden brown.
  4. Continue the same way with the other slices of bread.
  5. Serve warm with additional strawberries.

Our Weekly Menu

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Hard to believe it’s the last week of school and almost vacation. With a summer full of interesting plans and new adventures, our family is excited to for this season to start.  As we gear up for our final week before the summer break, our meals are easy and quick to compliment our busy lives.  As always, we follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan keeping us healthy and full of energy.  Wanting to learn more about this lifestyle, check out the Trim Healthy Mama Website, Book or numerous facebook pages for more information.  For our full menu, click here.

Monday: Armadillo Eggs (S) from Home Sick Texan One of our family favorites with a little different recipe. We didn’t get a chance to make this yummy meal on Saturday so I put it back on the menu for the start of the week.

Tuesday: Luau Ham (S) from Love Foodies I am going make a few changes to this recipe to keep it within a S setting and THM. No carrots for me, they have too many carbs so I’ll omit them from my meal but may make them for my husband and kids.  I’ll use coconut oil instead of canola oil and in place of the pineapple juice I will use a jar of flavored Bai. Finally, I will replace the brown sugar with xylitol and molasses.

Wednesday: InstaPot Chicken Tortilla-less Soup from 40 Aprons. This recipe sounds and looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it this week.

Thursday: Nachos with Blue Chips (E). Made with yummy beans and low carb cheese this is a crowd favorite for our little family.

Friday: Low Carb Pizza (S). We are starting off the weekend and summer right with a pizza and movie night!

Saturday: Hot Dogs or Hamburger with lettuce Wraps (S)

Sunday: Basic Tacos with low-fat cheese and beans (E)

For my Snacks

Sticky Buns(S) These look Amazing! I can’t wait to make them tomorrow!

Coconut Macaroons (S) Three Ingredients but so yummy, I’m excited to try this recipe.

Kale Chips! Page 464 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

 

Our Weekly Menu

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas!  We hope your day is filled with love and fun with your family.  We are celebrating by headed out to a local dinner (and maybe a trip to the beach).  Thank you to my husband and our three babies for the the orchid in the above picture. I so love flowers and these remind me of Hawaii!

Our menu is ready for this their week in May.  With this busy time of schools wrapping up their end of the year activities, our Menu Choices are quick, easy and kid friendly.

Monday: Fish with Bakes Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday: Hot Dogs with Zucchini Fries

Wednesday: Low Carb Crustless Taco Pie from Simply So Healthy

Thursday: Spaghetti with low carb noodles or zucchini zoodles

Friday: with THM Crescent Rolls Low Carb Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescents from My Fling with Food  (S) as the pizza crust.  The quest for the perfect Trim Healthy Mama  pizza crust continues.

Saturday: Armadillo Eggs (S) from Home Sick Texan One of our family favorites with a little different recipes this time.

Sunday: Blackberry Pancakes, Breakfast for Dinner

For my Sweet Tooth: Skinny Peppermint Patties  page 380 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Blackberry Pancakes (E)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup baking blend
  • 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups egg whites
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup blended blackberries
  • almond milk or water, if needed, to thin the pancake batter

Instructions

Pour oats into the blender and mix until powered form.  Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend well until a smooth texture.   Lightly coat a non stick griddle with coconut oil spray and set heat to low/low-medium heat.  Pour pancake size amounts onto the griddle and cook until brown. Flip and repeat.

Blackberry Syrup (FP):

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries smashed
  • 1 cup blended blackberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons Xylitol
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. of xanthan gum or glucomannan
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan except xanthan gum  Bring to a boil, then simmer.  While whisking, add xanthan gum.  Continue to simmer until sauce thickens.

Our Weekly Menu

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Happy Sunday!  Our Menu is ready for this week after an amazing and educational mini family vacation. A special shout-out and sincere thank you to the Special Forces Charitable Trust for a most memorable family retreat.   We were blessed to hear from a variety of experts on topics that helped us grow in both our professional and family lives.  Thank you to the following speakers for your expertise and entertaining visits.

Now we are ready to start our week with fresh, new insights and a healthy menu!

Monday: General Tso’s InstaPot Shredded Chicken (S) In order to blend into our Trim Healthy Lifestyle, I will substitute glucosamine for the thickener and use Braggs Liquid Amino Acids for the soy sauce.  I’ll also replace the sugar with xylitol.

Tuesday: Tomato and Bacon Soup  (E) from BabyBabyLemon

Wednesday: Creamless Creamy Chicken (FP) page 78 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Thursday: Carne Guisada (S) from My Heart Beets

Friday: Perfect Pizza (S) page 211 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Saturday: Pressure Cooker Cacciatore (E) from Whole 9 Life

Sunday: Jalapeno Onion Burgers (S) page 178 of the Trim Healthy Mama CookbookTrim Healthy Mama Cookbook

For My Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Berry Wedding Cheesecake page 332 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook