Wednesday, April 8, 2015

7 day THM menu plan + what I feed my non-THM family

I have a lot of people ask me if my family eats what I do. Not completely. For an example, I am including my family's menu at the bottom of this post. I've also decided to number the days instead of naming them because not everyone does their menu from Monday-Sunday. So this way you can feel free to pick up where ever you may be in your week.

My Trim Healthy Mama menu

Day 1
Breakfast: 2 eggs fried in butter with sea salt and pepper on 1 slice of toasted sprouted trader joe's rye bread; coffee with half & half and truvia
Lunch: veggies and leftover meat sauce
Snack: dark chocolate and tea
Dinner: chicken tenders (page 345) and salad with EVOO

Day 2
Breakfast: egg whites with spinach, sea salt, cayenne and nutritional yeast on 2 slices toasted trader joe's sprouted rye bread; tea
Lunch: leftover salad topped with chopped up leftover chicken tender (I used a little sugar free BBQ sauce as my dressing)
Snack: coffee cake for one
Dinner: fajitas (chicken, green peppers and onion in coconut oil and homemade fajita seasoning) I have mine in a low carb wrap with sour cream and hot sauce on top.

Day 3
Breakfast: baked oatmeal with blueberries and greek yogurt
Lunch: romaine lettuce topped with leftover fajita stuff from yesterday's dinner
Snack: cake batter frappa
Dinner: fried breaded tilapia (page 344) and spaghetti squash casserole

Day 4
Breakfast: coconut flour pancakes with strawberries
Lunch: leftover spaghetti squash casserole with sautéed chicken
Snack: sliced cucumbers with EVOO, sea salt and cayenne
Dinner: all day lentil stew in the crockpot (page 311) and wasa crackers

Day 5
Breakfast: big boy smoothie (page 242)
Lunch: leftover lentil stew and a slice of toasted trader joe's sprouted rye bread
Snack: homemade chai tea (chai tea bag steeped in hot water, add a bit of heavy cream and a good amount of stevia) and walnuts
Dinner: whole baked chickens (page 321) and sautéed string beans (page 357)

Day 6
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled in butter with onions, sea salt, cayenne and a dab of cream cheese; coffee with half & half and truvia.
Lunch: salad topped with leftover chicken from last night and dressed with EVOO.
Snack: greek yogurt with berries; tea
Dinner: bean burgers (page 339) and broccoli

Day 7
Breakfast: strawberry FP cake with greek yogurt; coffee with half &half and truvia
Lunch: a whole can of albacore tuna in a low carb wrap with a little honey mustard; sliced peppers
Snack: fat stripping frappa (page 240)
Dinner: fooled ya pizza (page 276) topped with sugar free bbq sauce, diced peppers and onions and diced precooked chicken. sprinkled with sharp cheddar cheese.
My children's non-THM menu for the same week
(my hubby always packs his food on work days so I am just putting what the kids eat)

Day 1
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: leftover pasta; apple slices
Snack: leftover easter cookies
Dinner: same as me

Day 2
Breakfast: wheat toast with PB and bananas; milk
Lunch: leftovers or PB&J (kid's choice); carrot sticks
Snack: graham crackers
Dinner fajitas as explained above; brown rice

Day 3
Breakfast: same as me
Lunch: hot dogs and mac n cheese
Snack: smoothies made with yogurt and berries
Dinner: same as me

Day 4
Breakfast: same as me
Lunch: tuna noodle casserole
Snack: pineapple
Dinner: same as me

Day 5
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: leftovers or PB&J (kids' choice)
Snack: homemade trail mix (dry cereal, nuts and marshmallows)
Dinner: same as me

Day 6
Breakfast: hard boiled eggs and sausage patties
Lunch: grilled cheese and tomato soup
Snack: apples with peanut butter
Dinner: same as me

Day 7
Breakfast: oatmeal with cinnamon, sugar and raisins
Lunch: PB&J wraps, grapes and pretzels (packed lunch for park day!)
Snack: ice cream
Dinner: homemade whole wheat pizza crust with sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni; sliced veggies

Monday, March 30, 2015

My mostly on plan week

Last week went really well. I enjoyed all of the muffins. I also baked a few new treats. You can see them linked on my facebook page. Here is the chocolate cake:

This coming week is a tricky one. We have my birthday, Passover, Easter and my hubby's birthday. So there will be quite a bit of off plan indulging. I contemplated even posting a menu this week. Since I just got started blogging again, I decided to go ahead, for consistency's sake. So be forewarned that you're not getting a straight up THM menu from me this week. Fill in where you need to.

breakfast: cheesy omelette (page 219)
lunch: lean ham and munster cheese roll up; peanut butter fudge (adapted from page 386)
snack: pepperoni and mozzarella cheese
dinner: pizza casserole (page 327) and salad

breakfast: banana nut muffin in a mug (page 257)
lunch: leftovers
snack: chocolate coconut macaroon cookies
dinner: bean burgers (page 339) and broccoli

breakfast: It's my birthday!! Going to get coffee at dunkin' donuts with a friend.
lunch: Going to lunch with 2 other friends.
snack: I am making my own "birthday cake". In lieu of a cake, I am making grain free fudge brownies
dinner: All I want for my birthday dinner is steak and red wine.

breakfast: almond joy overnight oatmeal
lunch: Mexican cottage cheese salad (page 302)
snack: strawberry big boy smoothie (page 242)
dinner: quinoa and black bean casserole (I tweak this by using water instead of broth and using various spices and nutritional yeast to flavor it. I also use a little bit of mozzarella instead of the mounds of Mexican cheese)

breakfast: apple pie overnight oats
lunch: leftovers
snack: strawberry fuel pull cake
dinner: Going to a party. There is supposed to be a big salad and taco bar so I will have a yummy S taco salad.

breakfast: cafe mocha overnight oats
lunch: We are going to a church function where there will be food.
snack: fat stripping frappa (page 240)
dinner: We are doing a small Passover Seder as a family with traditional foods.

breakfast: We always have resurrection rolls for breakfast on easter.
lunch: something simple. probably tuna wraps and sliced veggies.
snack: whatever hubby wants as his birthday cake.
dinner: I have no idea and this is driving me crazy. The birthday boy can't decide if he wants me to cook or if we're going out for Chinese (the only place open on Easter?!) He's not much of a planner :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Menu for 3/23 thru 3/29

This mug is going to see a lot of action this week.
I've decided to have some variation of a muffin in a mug (MIM) each day for breakfast. I've also planned to have a different smoothie/shake each day as my snack. Leave a comment on this post if you have any questions. Be sure to follow me on pinterest, where you can find most of these (and many more) recipes on my THM board. (EDIT: ACK! the button for pinterest isn't working. Here's where you can find me: Jeanine's pinterest boards

breakfast: chocolate chip cookie MIM
lunch: salad with chicken
snack: strawberry big boy smoothie (page 242)
dinner: breakfast for dinner (quiche ~page 319; turkey bacon)

breakfast: strawberry FP cake
lunch: cheese and chicken quesadilla with sour cream and guacamole
snack: fat stripping frappa (page 240) ~coffee flavor
dinner: pork chops, caulimash (page 361) and salad

breakfast: coconut macaroon MIM
lunch: grilled cheese (made from bread in a mug -pg. 265- and cheddar cheese) and just like Campbell's soup (pg. 292)
snack: chocolate covered cherry shake
dinner: taco salad (pg. 347)

breakfast: coffee cake for one
lunch: salad with chicken
snack: cake batter frappa
dinner: speedy Chinese shrimp with broccoli (instead of beef, use shrimp: page 343)

breakfast: best brownie MIM
lunch: low carb wrap roll up with tuna and peppers
snack: thin mint shake
dinner: krabby patties (pg.338), broccoli and cheesy biscuits

breakfast: samoa MIM
lunch: not sure yet. going to my mom's and probably eating out. I'll let you know what I end up getting.
snack: chocomocho smoothie (pg. 248)
dinner: turkey burgers and salad

breakfast: original MIM (pg. 256)
lunch: PB&J roll up; almonds
snack: lemon coconut sheet cake
dinner: citrus fish bake (pg.286), white bean mashies (pg. 361) and broccoli

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring is for new beginnings

If I had more uninterrupted time, I would blog all the time.

That's not the season of life I'm in though... I (you) have to settle for my periodic ramblings.

I'm going to try and be more consistent.
Not just because I love blogging but because there is a whole new round of trim healthy mama (THM) newbies and it's easier to direct them here than to say things over and over.

Currently I am making a list to stock up on some things I've let slide.
It's easy to cut corners once you're at goal weight (as you will all learn, I'm sure of it!)
So with the start of a new season tomorrow, I'm going to recommit to blogging, to healthy meal plans and to THM in general.
Not because I have to....

Because I want to.

And I like you :)

Here's my current list for Whole Foods:

swerve granulated sweetener (it's on sale and I have 2 coupons to stack)
whole chickens (on sale for $2.39 #)
lily's chocolate
nutritional yeast
ground ginger (because it's GGMS season!)
bragg's liquid aminos

And my current list for Trader Joe's:

liquid stevia
a few loaves of sprouted rye bread
(and a few things I'm picking up for a friend)

I'll update tomorrow with what I actually get. Since it's tax season, it's the time when our budget is a little more generous to getthose little extras that I go without the rest of the year.)

I'll also be working on getting a menu up.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

THM Fuel Cycle: Week 1, Day 4 (Fuel Pull)

Weight: 134.7

Over all, I felt good today. Not great, not crummy. Pretty much like yesterday, but I didn't need the nap.

Breakfast: 1 c. luscious lemon yogurt; 3 bites of a muffin in a bowl (page 258) (I wasn't hungry)

Snack: green pepper strips

Lunch: Cajun cottage cheese salad (page 303)(minus the beans)

Snack: strawberry cottage berry whip (page 379)

Dinner: citrus baked fish (page 286), creamy creamless cabbage (page 352)

I also had 1/2 c apple cider with cinnamon essential oil at a doTerra party.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

THM Fuel Cycle: Week 1, Day 3 (Deep S)

Weight: 135.8

I felt much better, mood-wise. I seemed to have more energy, but I was able to get a nap in the afternoon.

I had a spoon of coconut oil and some l-glutamine powder in water before I exercised.

Breakfast: 2 eggs fried with butter, seas salt, cayenne and nutritional yeast.

Lunch: leftover turkey burger and vegetable medley from last night's dinner

Snack: Lemon bombs

Dinner: crispy salmon with romaine, green peppers and cucumbers

Snack: salted caramel skinny chocolate

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THM Fuel Cycle: Week 1, Day 2 (Deep S)

Weight: 138.2

I was dragging this day! And my attitude was crummy. Thankfully, no detox headaches (yet).

Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs in a bowl with coconut oil, sea salt and cayenne.

Snack: iced coffee

Lunch: crispy salmon (page 283)

Snack: ginger trimmaccino

Dinner: turkey burger; roasted vegetable medley (page 354)