Menu Plan Monday

Good morning! Ready for a brand new week…and a brand new week of meals?

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

This past week was really bad for me in terms of staying on our Trim Healthy Mama plan. I ate off plan many times, and I’m sure the scale is going to reflect that when I weigh in later today.

I decided to go back to my Trim Healthy Mama Planblank (affiliate link) book and use one of their pre-planned menus to try to get myself back on track.

One of the reasons that I think I’ve gone off plan so much is that I’m kind of tired of eating the same foods over and over again. We’ve definitely found some favorite meals over the past few months, and I’ve been making them quite often. I also think that when I allow myself some off-plan carbs, like pizza made with a white flour crust from our favorite pizza restaurant for example, my body craves more of it. When I stay on-plan, I have no cravings at all.

Of course, the beginning of Lent is this week, and we usually go to our church’s Pancake Supper for dinner on Tuesday night. We’ll do that again this year, and I’ll have to stay away from the pancakes and fill up on eggs and sausage instead. I hope I can do it!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Eggs with sausage (S)
Egg and turkey bacon in a low-carb wrap (S)
Chocolate Waffles with berries (E)
Strawberry Big Boy Smoothie (FP)
Eggs and linguica (S)
Glosted Raspberry Muffins, cottage cheese (S)
Oatmeal with Oikos 000 yogurt, 1/2 orange (E)

Leftovers most days
Salad with leftover chicken (S)
Light Progresso Soup, 2 Wasa crackers with light cheese (E)
Turkey sandwich on sprouted wheat bread, 1/2 orange (E)
Waldorf Cottage Cheese salad (E)
Tomato Soup, grilled cheese on a Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Flour Pita Breadblank (this is an affiliate link–they are usually much cheaper at your local grocery store or Walmart) (S)

Ridiculous Meatballs and spaghetti, broccoli (my husband and I will have zucchini noodles), the kids will have regular spaghetti) (S)
Cajun Cream Chicken, cauliflower rice (S)
Egg Roll in a Bowl, broccoli (E)
Cheeseburger Pie, salad, green beans (S)
Wicked White Chili, baked Tostitos chips (E)
Pancake Supper (S)
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 few months 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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4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

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    I know you can get back on plan this week! You’ve been doing so well and making good progress, setbacks or going off plan is part of the process, don’t let a little off plan eating derail you.

    I’ve been cutting back on sugar and I have to tell you I know what you mean by cravings. It’s been hard. I’ve been purchasing only cookies and treats my family likes but I don’t care for and that has helped.

    The egg roll in a bowl sounds so good, I’m going to need to get the book from the library just to give it a try.

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      Thank you so much for the encouragement Shelly! I think it’s so funny how eating sugar makes you crave more sugar…I never would have believed it unless I had experienced it for myself.

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    Your menu looks delicious, Erin. 🙂 I’ve quit drinking coffee and have been going through some CRAZY withdrawal symptoms. LOL – I’ve had muscle aches, headaches like I’ve never experienced in my life, weight gain, water retention…the works. BUT, I feel like things are started to get better. My headaches aren’t as bad, and my water retention and weight gain are subsiding. All that pain was worth it, though.

    Over the past 8 months or so, I’ve cut down to typically one cup of coffee a day, and then I felt like I only needed coffee every few days. And then since I wasn’t drinking coffee very often and thought I had already been cutting back slowly, why not just quit coffee, right? So I did. And the withdrawal over the past two weeks has been ROUGH. But I’m not going back to coffee except for maybe a few times a year. I’m even getting rid of my Keurig machine. 🙂

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      Oh dear! I’m not sure I would want to give up my coffee…it’s one of those things that give me so much pleasure during the day. I limit myself to two cups per day (usually one in the morning when I get up, and one in the afternoon) and I use the THM sweetener Gentle Sweet so that I have no sugar.

      I hope your headaches and withdrawal symptoms go away soon!

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