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.
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 (with 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 🙂
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?