Menu Plan Monday

Good Morning! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Can you believe that it’s already time for Thanksgiving? It seems like I blinked and the whole month of November was gone…but I’m glad that this week, we get to feast on roasted turkey and all the trimmings 🙂

Get a jump start on your week by making a menu plan!

This year’s turkey dinner will be a bit of a challenge, because, as many of you know, my husband and I are doing the Trim Healthy Mama plan, which means that most of our traditional Thanksgiving recipes are off limits. We could go off plan for one day and have our regular bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie, but I’m hesitant to do that because we’ve been so successful so far and I don’t want to break into old habits. Besides, there are a lot of great THM recipes out there for Thanksgiving!

I think the biggest challenge will be making a cranberry sauce that is similar to the canned jellied sauce…all the recipes I’ve looked at so far are for a chunky style cranberry sauce, but my husband loves the jellied kind, so I’m going to have to experiment a bit and hope it turns out well.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Eggs with sausage
Toast with cottage cheese and fruit
Giant chocolate chip baked pancake (with Lily’s chocolate chips)
Oatmeal with Oikos 000 yogurt

Leftovers most days
Tuna salad in a low-carb wrap
Strawberry Big Boy Smoothie

Bangin’ Ranch Drums, salad
Beef Stew in the slow cooker, Trim Cornbread
Perfect Pizza, salad
BLT Frittata, raspberries
Thanksgiving dinner–roast turkey, Swiss bread stuffing, mashed cauliflower, sugar free cranberry sauce, Pumpkin Delight
Eat out

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbookblank (affiliate link). We’ve been using this cookbook for practically all our meals for the past 9 weeks and we love everything we’ve tried so far.

If you need some inspiration for your own menu plan, check out my past menu plans and the Menu Plan Monday link-up over at Org Junkie. Be sure to grab your free menu planning printable to help make your planning easy.

What’s on your menu this week?

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7 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

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    I hope your jellied cranberry sauce turns out good. We usually eat the whole berry kind at our house. You might try to purée the berry and strain them, then use a thickener you can eat on THM to thicken or jelly it up.

    We will be roasting our turkey on the grill again this year. I really love how the turkey turns out on the grill.

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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      That’s what I was thinking about doing, I just have to guess at the amounts of sweetener and thickener. I think I’ll do it a few days in advance so I can re-make it if it goes badly.

      Have a really great Thanksgiving Shelly…I’m so thankful that we are friends! 🙂

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    Your menu looks delicious, Erin! We decided to skip the cranberry sauce this year because after Thanksgiving, I’m pretty much the only one who eats it. Lol – And it’s the version with lots of sugar.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m very thankful for our friendship. 🙂

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