Menu Plans for Busy Moms

Happy Monday! I’m ready for the week with an all-new recipe plan, which includes a couple new dishes that we haven’t tried before, along with some old family favorites 🙂

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.

So last week I tried out a new-to-us recipe for low-carb bagels. They got mixed reviews from my family, however. My kids didn’t like them very much, and my husband and I thought that they were just OK.

We ate them straight out of the oven, however, so I thought that maybe if I toasted one…like I always used to do with white-flour bagels…they might taste more like the real thing. Unfortunately, after a day sitting on the counter in plastic wrap, they showed a few spots of mold, so I had to throw them out.

I also tried the ranch dressing recipe in the THM cookbook, which was a big hit! Way fresher tasting than the bottled stuff from the grocery store, and fast to put together.

This week I’m planning to try out a new lunch recipe for Veggie Pizza Pinwheels, from the Food for Life cookbook. It looks like an easy recipe to throw together, and is different from the sandwich-type thing I normally do for lunches when there aren’t any dinner leftovers to eat.

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 freeze-dried strawberries, cottage cheese (E)
Sprouted wheat pancakes, cottage cheese (E)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

Lunches
Leftovers most days
Veggie Pizza Pinwheels, cucumbers (S)
Sweetie on Steroids (E)

Dinners
General Tso’s meatballs, brown rice, broccoli (E)
Homemade pizza, salad (Crossover)
Bacon Chicken Ranch Casserole, salad (S)
Troodle Casserole, green beans (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?

2 thoughts on “Menu Plans for Busy Moms”

  1. I hope the new recipe you’re trying out works out well for you. It’s a shame the bagels didn’t last very long. I know bagels are usually better toasted. But yeah the ranch dressing worked out so well.

    I hope you have a great week.

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