Menu Plan Monday

Good morning! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I stayed up too late last night watching Downton Abbey, but was so happy to see what happened at the end (I won’t say more than that, in case you have it on your DVR to watch later!) Now it’s time for another week and another menu plan!

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

Last week I was at the Mom Heart Conference in Dallas to learn from the wise and wonderful Sally Clarkson, but, unfortunately, it was very hard to stay on plan without access to a kitchen or a car to be able to find healthier options. And honestly, I did choose eating some off-plan foods because I was using the excuse that I was on a mini vacation and wanted to enjoy myself.

So the Monday before I left, the scale showed that I lost just over 2 pounds from the week before…the Monday after I got back, the scale showed that I gained back those 2 pounds. It really showed me that a couple of days of off-plan eating can really derail my success.

In my last menu post from two weeks ago, I told you that I was going to try fried radishes as a side dish. Well, they were actually pretty bad. Terrible, actually. The kids turned their noses up at them…my husband and I ate them, but didn’t care for them at all.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Breakfasts
Eggs, berries (S)
Strawberry Big Boy Smoothie (FP)
Sprouted Wheat English Muffin, cottage cheese, orange (E)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)
Trim Healthy Pancakes, cottage cheese, berries (E)

Lunches
Leftovers most days
Light Progresso Soup, 2 Wasa crackers with light cheese (E)
Tuna salad on pita, salad (S)
Deli ham, sliced cheese, cucumber (S)

Dinners
Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas, salad (S)
Chicken Parmesan (with on-plan breading), broccoli (and spaghetti for the kids) (S)
Turkey Corn Chili, on-plan corn muffins (E)
Salisbury Steak, mashed cauliflower, green beans (S)
Baked chicken on-the-bone, mashed cauliflower (S)
Eat at church
Eat at school fundraiser

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook (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?

5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. Oh no, the fried radishes I would have thought might have been good. I’ve made roasted radishes before and I enjoyed them but my hubby didn’t. They are a little strong after being roasted, I’d imagine it was the same for fried. I think radishes might be better off eating raw. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’ll be having a few stretch meals this week. I’m making a roasted chicken to stretch into 2 or 3 meals and I’m also planning on making a pork roast and making two meals out of it. I’m hoping to pick up a pork shoulder roast and barbecue it. I made one a few weeks ago and it fed us for 3 meals and was so delicious. My family wants me to make another one. Hopefully I can make it over the weekend.

    1. Ooh, the barbecued pork shoulder roast sounds just heavenly! Do you think you’ll write a post about it? I’d love to try that out when it gets warmer here ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I used to gain weight just about every time I went to a conference, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so hard to eat healthy in those environments, but I’m glad you had the chance to get away and take in so much great teaching and encouragement from Sally.

    I agree with Shelly and think radishes are probably best eaten raw. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you and your family are having a good week, Erin! And happy birthday again! Yesterday was my son’s birthday as well.

    1. Well, happy birthday to your son! Hope he had a nice birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, while radishes cooked in a beef stew are tolerable, they are definitely not good fried like potatoes. After seeing so many ladies rave about them in the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, I decided to try them, but they did not taste good to us. I guess everyone has different tastes!

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