Menu Plan Monday

It’s almost here…Christmas is less than a week away! How about making this last busy week easier on ourselves by having a meal plan all ready to go? Here’s one that can take all that dinnertime stress off of you!

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

I had a really hard time sticking to healthy eating this weekend. We were invited to a Christmas party, where there was practically nothing healthy to eat…and I just went downhill from there, using that one meal as an excuse to eat other unhealthy things the rest of the weekend.

But it’s a fresh week and I’ve got my fridge stocked with lots of healthy food to eat, giving me no excuses for eating right this week! I always do feel much better when I eat right and get myself to the gym, which I’m planning to do at least 4 times this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

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:

Breakfasts
Eggs, berries (S)
Oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder, 1/2 banana (E)
Secret Choco Big Boy shake (FP)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

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

Dinners
Pan-fried pork chips, cauliflower, green beans (S)
Cabbage and Sausage Skillet, deviled eggs (S)
Taco Night: taco meat, cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and avocado (S)
Baked chicken breasts, mashed sweet potatoes (E)
Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas, salad (S)
Eat at Christmas Party (cheat ๐Ÿ™ )
Eat Out (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?

6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. This week at our house we will be having easy dinners leading up to Christmas. Dinners like chicken and homemade egg noodles, southwest chicken skillet and enchiladas. We always have a snack dinner for Christmas Eve. It’s an easy dinner for me to make before the big Christmas dinner.

    I hope you have a great week and you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Ooh, I need to go over and check out your recipe for southwest chicken skillet…it sounds like something my whole family would love!

      Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Shelly!

  2. We had a family Christmas party this past weekend, too, and I didn’t eat well, either. But my excuse is that it’s the holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always gain weight around this time of year and then it comes off again once we get into the new year and back to a more normal routine.

    Your menu sounds good, Erin. I hope you and your family have a great week and a Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement Sandra! I think I’m more hard on myself this year because I am so afraid of gaining back the weight I lost and not being able to lose it again, which I know is a bit silly.

      I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. What does the “S” and the “E” stand for? Sorry if I missed this somewhere. Are your recipes posted somewhere? Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by today ๐Ÿ™‚

      So, S and E are different types of meals used in the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. They stand for Satisfying and Energizing…S meals are low carb, but high in fat and protein, and E meals are higher carb and protein, very low in fat. Their theory is that by only eating one type of fuel at a time (fat or carb), your body doesn’t get too much fuel at one time, which it stores as fat.

      Most of the recipes I use are from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook (affiliate link), but I’ve also found great recipes by searching online. The only THM-friendly recipe I have on my site is my Turkey Corn Chili, which is from before my THM days, but just happens to fall within the THM guidelines for an E meal.

      Hope that’s helpful! If you have any more questions, just shoot me an email and I’d be happy to answer them ๐Ÿ™‚

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