Menu Plans for Busy Moms

Happy Monday! Hope your summer is going well…with the first of August coming this week, it’s made me realize how little summer we have left 🙁

Weekly menu planning can help busy moms save time and money prepping meals for their families. The weekly Trim Healthy Mama menu is full of Trim Healthy Mama recipes to keep you on plan. Using healthy menu plans gives you options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that the whole family will love.

My husband started a new position in his company last week, which requires that he work overnight shifts for a month. This means I have to have his dinner ready by 4 each night, with the kids and I eating later in the evening.

It’s been a big change for us to get used to. I also learned that doing a lot of grilling during the week is not the easy dinner I envisioned…getting the charcoals lit and ready 45 minutes in advance isn’t easy since I’m not in the habit yet of cooking so early in the day.

So this week I’m doing more crock pot meals that will hopefully help me get dinner on the table more easily…with the extra benefit of being able to keep dinner warm a few more hours for the kids and I.

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)
Oatmeal, 1/2 banana (E)
Low-Carb Bagels, cream cheese, berries (S)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

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

Egg Roll in a Bowl, broccoli (S)
Wicked White Chili, baked Tostitos chips (E)
BLT Frittata, salad (S)
BBQ Meatballs (using almond milk to make it THM-friendly, cauliflower (S)
Wet Burritos, salad (S)
Lazy Lasagna in the Crock Pot, 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?

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3 thoughts on “Menu Plans for Busy Moms”

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      Hi Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂

      I love making Lazy Lasagna in the crock pot in the summer so that I don’t have to heat up my kitchen with the oven. It’s just like you see in the THM cookbook, only I layer everything in my slow cooker. I cook it on low for several hours, and it turns out great.

      Let me know if you try it and how it works for you!

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