Menu Plan Monday

Happy Monday to you! Did you have a good weekend?

I spent most of the weekend with my nose in a book…the Trim Healthy Mama book, to be exact. If you caught my scope about it last week, you know that we (my husband and I) are starting the plan to get rid of this extra weight once and for all.

MENU PLAN

I was so relieved to find out that this plan allows all foods, because, in the past, when we’ve tried other diets that restricted all carbs or a lot of fats, we didn’t stick with them for long. (And I felt awful when cutting out all carbs…I need some carbs!)

The only thing I think know is going to be a big challenge for me is giving up sugar. When I sat down and calculated how much sugar I was eating….well, it pretty much shocked me. No wonder I’m having trouble losing weight!

But I’ve ordered some plan-approved sweetener and baking mix, and found some stevia at Aldi, so I’ll have a little help while trying to break my bad sugar habit. We tried some of the stevia last night in tea, and it was good…not great, but acceptable, so I’m hopeful. It’s just really good to know that everything is all-natural and not fake and chemical-laden.

I’m also really excited about dinners too…they seem really satisfying and delicious. The recipes we are trying this week are from the Trim Healthy Mama book (affiliate link), if you’re interested:

Monday: Meatloaf with cauliflower mashed “potatoes” (S meal)

Tuesday: Mexican-style Chicken in the slow cooker with blue corn tortilla chips and broccoli (E meal)

Wednesday: Portobello pizzas (withย regular crust pizza for the kids), salad (S meal)

Thursday: Sponge Bob Crabby Patties with zucchini fries (S meal)

Friday: Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup, rotisserie chicken and salad (S meal)

Saturday: Eat out

Sunday: Taco Salad (S meal)

Hopefully next week I’ll have a full menu of breakfasts and lunches to include as well ๐Ÿ™‚

If you need help planning your own menu, check out my menu planning for busy moms post, and the free menu planning printable. There are also a lot of dinner ideas over at the Menu Plan Monday link-up at Org Junkie or my Yummy Dishes board on Pinterest.

What’s on the menu at your house this week?

7 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. Your menu looks delicious, Erin! ๐Ÿ™‚ I drink almond milk in my coffee every day, and while I like the vanilla almond milk, I also like the plain original almond milk, too.

    My son likes almond milk with his cereal while most of the other kids prefer rice milk.

    1. Hey Sandra! Thanks for the encouragement ๐Ÿ™‚

      I think I’m going to have to get used to the almond milk…I didn’t hate it, but it’s definitely different than half and half. My husband likes it on his cereal, especially because he is lactose intolerant and regular milk makes his stomach hurt.

    1. Thanks so much Shelly! It’s been a little hard trying to remember what foods go with what meals, and trying to figure out how much of something I’ll need for the week (we’re almost out of salad already and it’s only Tuesday), but I haven’t been hungry, and that’s a big deal for me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great week!

  2. I am stopping over from Org Junkie I was doing good watching what I ate early in the summer but then we started traveling and I have not done good since. I do way too much snacking. I have a meal planning Pinterest group board and I am looking for contributors.

    1. Hey Kim! I’m so glad you stopped by today ๐Ÿ™‚

      Snacking is my downfall too, especially when it gets to 3 or 4 in the afternoon. And although I have only been on the THM plan for a day and a half, I haven’t been hungry at all because I’ve been eating a lot more protein and fat than usual (I’m usually eating bad, sugary carbs).

      I’d love to contribute to your board, thank you for mentioning it. I followed it on Pinterest (I’m My Mommy World), and would love to be added as a contributor. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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