Menu Plan Monday

Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here with Thanksgiving and illness and Christmas decorating all wrapped up together! But I’m looking forward to a regular week with a whole menu plan, which will help us settle back into a regular pattern 🙂

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

The day after Thanksgiving, I came down with a terrible fever and a really sore throat. Since neither of the kids were sick, I figured that I must have had a very bad cold or maybe even the flu, so I spent most of the weekend in bed, trying to get better. But by Sunday morning, my throat hurt even more, so I decided to take a peek inside my throat with a flashlight.

When I saw white spots, I knew that I probably had strep throat, so I headed to the CVS Minute Clinic that morning and, sure enough, tested positive for strep. A couple days of antibiotics later, I started feeling a lot better. (Just in time too, since I was scheduled to run with my daughter in her 5K just a few days later!)

Unfortunately, by that time, we were fresh out of groceries and my poor husband was buying take out for the kids at dinner time. In the middle of last week, I threw together a short meal plan and made up a grocery list so that we could have something home cooked again.

I have no idea where my weight is at right now, with all the Thanksgiving cheats, and eating some not-so-healthy take out, but I’ll weigh at the gym later this morning. Then I’ll have a reference point at which to start over again. That’s the thing I like best about Trim Healthy Mama…no matter if you mess up, you can always start over again in 3 hours.

As usual, my menu plan is Trim Healthy Mama-friendly. If you aren’t familiar with Trim Healthy Mama, head over to read all about how I became a Trim Healthy Mama and lost 35 pounds in 7 months.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Eggs, berries (S)
Sprouted grain English muffins, turkey bacon, 1/2 apple (E)
Trim Healthy Pancakes, turkey bacon, 1/2 banana (E)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

Leftovers most days
Ham and cheese in low-carb wrap (S)

Meatloaf, cauliflower, green beans (S)
Slow Cooker Garlic Pork Roast, creamed collagen spinach (S)
Baked Chicken, broccoli (S)
Salisbury Steak, asparagus (S)
Sweet Potato Bar, salad (E)
Eat Out (S)

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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2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

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    I’m so glad you’re feeling better, Erin. We’ve been dealing with sickness, too, and I can’t wait until it’s finally run its course and is gone.

    Your menu plan looks good! I hope you and your family have a great week! 🙂

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