Menu Plans for Busy Moms

So Thanksgiving is here already…can you believe it? I’m not ready for it yet, although I do have my turkey defrosting in the refrigerator. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But the holiday does make it a bit easier for making a menu plan…2 days already done!

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.

This is my third year doing Thanksgiving while on Trim Healthy Mama. The first year I wanted everything to be on-plan, so I made everything from scratch.

The stuffing was a problem, however, since the main ingredient was bread! So I decided to make the Swiss bread recipe in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook, cut it into cubes, dry it out in the oven, then use it in my traditional stuffing recipe.

It didn’t go over well…in fact, it was practically inedible. We managed a few bites and then threw the whole thing out.

But a few weeks ago, I saw a post for real Thanksgiving stuffing that is THM-friendly in the THM Facebook group. To say I was excited is an understatement, especially since stuffing is my favorite part of the feast.

So I’m trying that out this year, along with the pumpkin custard squares from the new Trim Healthy Table cookbook. It should be a great Thanksgiving!

I hope yours is wonderful too 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
Sprouted wheat pancakes, 1/2 banana, collagen coffee (E)
Pumpkin BAM cake, berries (S)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, sauteed zucchini and mushrooms (S)

Lunches
Leftovers most days
Turkey and cheese on a low-carb wrap, berries (S)
Sesame noodle stir-fry (from the back of the Trim Healthy Noodles package) (S)

Dinners
Spaghetti with Italian sausage (spaghetti squash for me and hubby, noodles for the kids), salad (S)
Cheesy Tuna Casserole, green beans (S)
Beef Stroganoff, brown rice, asparagus (E)
Thanksgiving Dinner: turkey, stuffing, corn, sugar-free cranberry sauce, pumpkin custard squares (crossover)
Turkey Corn Chili (using leftover turkey breast), baked corn chips (E)
Good Grub, salad (S)
Eat Out

I’ll also make some turkey soup kits with the leftover turkey carcass and meat. The bone broth is super easy to make in the slow cooker and is so healthy for you!

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?

1 thought on “Menu Plans for Busy Moms”

  1. I hope your stuffing turns out better this year. Sadly, I know about trying a new recipe with different/alternative ingredients and having it turn out gross. LOL

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Erin! I’m thankful for your friendship through the years! ๐Ÿ™‚

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