Menu Plan Monday

Happy Monday! Boy, that weekend flew by so quickly, I can’t believe another new week is here already! Let’s get started off on the right foot with a menu plan so that we don’t have to worry about meal time ๐Ÿ™‚

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

The warm, spring-like weather we had last week was such a treat! We were actually able to grill outside twice…London Broil one night, and hamburgers one night. Having that nice grill flavor on the meat was so good, but because the sun goes down so much earlier in the winter, I ended up having to use a flashlight to check the doneness of the meat ๐Ÿ˜‰

With our hamburgers this week, we finally got to try the new SmartBun rolls (not an affiliate link). They’ve actually been around for at least a few months, but I finally ordered some to try this week, along with a sample pack of the SmartCakes.

The buns were just meh, a little dry with a funny flavor (like a muffins made with baking blend), but the cakes were REALLY good!

The cakes are about the size of a small muffin-in-a-mug, which was a perfect portion to eat alongside a scoop of Breyer’s CarbSmart ice cream. I’ve tried both the coconut and the cinnamon so far, and liked both. I’m saving the chocolate flavor for tonight’s dessert 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)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)
Chocolate Chip Muffins, berries (S)

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

Dinners
Chicken Parmesan, broccoli (S)
Shrimp Stir Fry, brown rice (E)
Taco Night (S)
Pork Roast in the slow cooker, mashed cauliflower (S)
Oven Fajitas (S)
Hamburgers on the Grill, Broccoli Salad (S)
Eat Out (S)

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook and the Food for Life Cookbook (affiliate links). We’ve been using the THM 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?

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. I also am a THM-er (late to the scene, but I picked up an almost new copy at a used book sale 2 months ago) and have been contemplating getting the cookbook for a while, but my experience with the recipes in the original book were awful. I found them to be hard to read, but also the taste was bland and left a lot to be desired. If not for a few great friends who introduced me to the THM way of eating I would have given up and never lost the 15 lbs I have. How do you compare the two books? Neither of my fellow dieting friends have tried the cookbook either and while there is a plethora of delicious meals to choose from o the internet, I love cookbooks. Piles of paper and digital screens just don’t do it for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Dana! So glad you stopped by today ๐Ÿ™‚

      Congratulations on your weight loss so far! I hope you’re enjoying the THM plan…I know it takes some time to figure it all out, but as you already know, the food can be really delicious!

      So I think we’re a lot alike, because I love having a cookbook too, instead of trying to read a recipe on a screen (and having to scroll down when my hands are messy in the middle of cooking!). I started THM maybe a week before the new cookbook came out. I borrowed a copy of the original book from my library and read about the plan. I think I cooked one week’s worth of meals using recipes from that book, and some other recipes I found online. And yes, I agree that it was really hard to read and follow the recipes, because they weren’t written in a traditional way, with all the ingredients listed first and the preparation instructions written second.

      When I got the new cookbook, it was SO much easier to make meals, because it is written in a more user-friendly way. And to be honest, I probably wouldn’t have had the success that I did if I had had to rely on the old book, just because it was a little frustrating at times. So yes, I would try to get a copy of the cookbook if you can, because there are hundreds of recipes for every meal, plus drinks and desserts. I’ve been using it every week for about 18 months now, and I’d say at least 75% of our meals come from it each week. There’s just so much variety that it’s hard to get bored.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions…I’d love to help if I can!

  2. Your menu looks yummy! The chicken parm sounds so good we haven’t had it in a while. I need to make it soon.

    I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks! The chicken parm was pretty good, except that I accidentally bought Swiss cheese to put on top instead of mozzarella. We still managed to eat it ๐Ÿ™‚

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