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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