Menu Plans for Busy Moms

Happy Monday! The summer-like weather finally hit us here in Maryland, so that means it’s time to grill 🙂

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.

After a seriously crazy end-of-the-school-year week full of stuff, I’m so happy to finally have some breathing room. And luckily, because we are still celebrating end-of-the-year, we get to eat out at two BBQs…where someone else gets to do the cooking! Yay!

We do have to bring some side dishes and dessert, but that’s not going to require too much work from me. I’m bringing Trim Healthy Mama-compatible dishes with me, which will help us stay on-plan. The rest of the week is easy skillet meals and one pan meals.

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, 1/2 banana (E)
Sprouted wheat pancakes, bacon, strawberries (Crossover)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, berries (S)

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

Dinners
Burgers on the grill, coleslaw (S)
Oven chicken fajitas (I might do this in the slow cooker if it’s too hot) (S)
Cabb and Saus Skillet, deviled eggs (S)
BBQ Meatballs, cauliflower rice, green beans (S)
Eat at BBQ (2)–bringing deviled eggs and cookies to both
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. Michelle Franklin

    I’m loving your simple plans! I’m a veteran THM that has fallen off the wagon. ☹️ I’m a busy homeschooling mom that just finished a super busy baseball season and I’m moving right into daily swim team practice. I get sidetracked and tempted to go off plan too easy. What snacks do you eat during the day?

    And what BBQ meatball recipe do you use?

    1. Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

      So, there are definitely seasons where I also fall off the wagon, especially when we have lots of sports or music activities to go to with the kids. I also sometimes get really tired of eating the same sort of things for breakfast all the time and that makes it easy for me to justify eating “cheat foods.” But if I have a meal plan for the week, we tend to stick to the plan.

      As for snacks, I find that I don’t usually need them if I eat enough protein at breakfast and lunch time. If I find that I’m hungry, I’l usually have some popcorn with a cup of coffee or tea with collagen or maybe an apple with peanut junkie butter from the THM cookbook. Also, I try to drink a sipper everyday…that also helps me not want to eat just because I’m bored.

      The BBQ Meatball recipe (http://moneysavingmom.com/2012/05/4-weeks-to-fill-your-freezer-barbecued-meatballs-day-11.html) is one that I’ve been using for years…I found it during a freezer cooking challenge I did. I’ve adjusted it a bit to make it more THM-friendly, using unsweetened almond milk in the place of regular milk, and sugar-free ketchup and Gentle Sweet in place of the regular ketchup and brown sugar. My whole family really likes to eat them.

      Hope that’s helpful!

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