Good Monday morning to you! After a nice long Spring break, the kids and I are ready to get back to our regular routines, which includes our weekly menu plan.
Vacations can be so difficult for people who are trying to lose weight, because we are always justifying eating unhealthy foods by telling ourselves that it’s a special time. I surprised myself by eating on-plan all week long, even when there were times that we were tempted to go out for a special treat.
I think it was easier for me this time because, as I mentioned in last week’s post, I ate terribly the previous week, indulging in lots of birthday cake and other off-plan foods. I ended up gaining 3 1/2 pounds from that birthday binge, so whenever I thought about eating off-plan last week, I remembered about the gain and it helped motivate me to stick to on-plan foods, which are delicious anyway!
A new feature to Menu Plan Monday
This week I decided to make a short video of my grocery hauls for you to be able to see what I buy at the grocery store each week to make my Trim Healthy Mama meals. There are a few off-plan items in my hauls, because my kids are not 100% on plan, as they are at healthy weights and are still growing.
I hope you enjoy seeing this little peek into my menu planning process:
Here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Eggs, berries (S)
Strawberry Big Boy Smoothie (FP)
Bust-A-Myth banana cake (made with pumpkin instead), vanilla OIKOS Triple Zero yogurt, kiwi (E)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)
Leftovers most days
Light Progresso Soup, 2 Wasa crackers with light cheese (E)
Tuna salad on pita, salad (S)
Spaghetti (zucchini noodles for the adults), Italian sausage, salad (S)
Taco Chicken Bowls, jasmine rice (E)
THM pancakes, turkey bacon, berries (E)
Turkey Corn Chili, fuel-pull corn muffins (E)
Swedish Meatballs, broccoli (S)
Bratwurst and cabbage skillet, green beans (S)
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?