Menu Plans for Busy Moms

Happy Monday! I’m trying to get back into the school routine now that the kids started back to school last week. It’s a bit of an adjustment this year, but having a menu plan takes one big worry off my shoulders!

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 oldest started middle school this year, and she has to be at the bus stop a whole hour earlier than last year. It’s been an adjustment to get her up earlier and get lunches packed and breakfast eaten on time.

The upside is that our youngest has a whole hour to play with LEGOS or read before the bus comes. He’s always been an early riser, and I’m hoping he stays that way when he gets to middle school 🙂

So in my last menu, I told you all that I was trying a new recipe from the new (affiliate link) Trim Healthy Table cookbook.


The recipe for Chicken Fried Double Rice was a huge hit! It’s packed with protein and veggies, but the kids couldn’t tell because they were sort of hidden in among the rice. All they knew was that it was yummy!

The cookbook is out tomorrow, and I’m hoping that Amazon will deliver it then…I’m pretty impatient to see all the new things I can make 🙂

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

Leftovers most days
Ham and cheese on a low-carb wrap, berries (S)
Sweetie on Steroids (E)


Oven Chicken Fajitas with low-carb tortillas (S)
Turkey Corn Chili, baked blue corn tortilla chips (E)
Swedish Meatballs, spaghetti squash, collagen creamed spinach (S
Potsticker Patties, broccoli
Double Chicken Fried Rice, broccoli
Eat at church
Eat Out

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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2 thoughts on “Menu Plans for Busy Moms”

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    Your menu looks good, Erin! I hope your daughter gets adjusted quickly to her earlier schedule. That would be rough for a few of my kids. 🙂 But also like you, I had a son who loves to get up early and has been an early riser since he was very young.

    I hope you and your family have a great week!

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