Menu Plans for Busy Moms

Happy Monday! I’m so excited that the fall weather has finally arrived here in Maryland, because I’ve been dying to try out some of the soup recipes from my new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook.

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 basically, everything that I made from the cookbook last week was SO, SO good. Seriously. I can’t believe that we can eat this way and stay slim.

The recipes that I’ve tried so far are also very simple. The Tuscan Cream Chicken that I did last week was made in one skillet and took me probably 20 minutes total…chicken, veggies and sauce.

We also loved the Flaky Parmesan Tilapia…yummy and quick to make. I don’t cook fish very often, because it never tends to taste very good, or I overcook it. But this was as simple as it gets, and took maybe 10 minutes. I just added some broccoli to the microwave and dinner was done.

The only drawback to having this new cookbook is that I am out of baking ingredients, so I haven’t been able to do any more cakes or muffins. More THM Gentle Sweet sweetener is on the way (hopefully it will get here today), and I’m looking forward to doing some baking (and cake for breakfast!)

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
Egg Cups, berries (S)
Oatmeal with freeze-dried strawberries, cottage cheese (E)
Sweet Flower Bread, strawberries (S)
Peanut Butter Muffins, banana (E)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

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

Dinners
Cabb and Saus Skillet, deviled eggs (S
Flaky Parmesan Tilapia, broccoli (S)
Chicken Fajita Soup in the slow cooker, baked corn chips (E)
Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry (FP)
Ranch Hand Taco Salad (E)
Egg Roll in a Bowl Part Deux (S)
Eat Out

I’ve taken most of my dinners from the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook (affiliate link).

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 Plans for Busy Moms”

  1. Fall arrived at our house and now it’s going to be a little more like summer this week. We have homemade soup over the weekend which was really yummy.

    I hope your baking items arrive so you can start baking with them this week.

    Have a great week!

  2. I’m glad your meals turned out great last week, Erin! Your menu looks good this week, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your sweetie on steroids reminded me that I need to buy some sweet potatoes the next time I’m at the grocery store. I used to make sweet potatoes a lot but have gotten out of the habit. I need to get back to it! I hope you and your family have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Sandra! I love to have that sweet potato dish for lunch…it’s so easy to make and is really yummy!

      Hope you have a great week too!

  3. This week’s plan:
    Breakfast Burritos
    Blueberry Muffins
    Cherry Chocolate Shakes
    Frozen Eggnog

    Chicken Stir-fry
    Meatloaf and Cabbage Steaks
    Salsa Verde Chicken Soup
    Pizza
    Unstuffed Peppers
    Chinese Chicken Salad

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