Suffering from the dreaded what’s-for-breakfast rush, the afternoon what-are-we-having worry, or the six-o’clock scramble? Fret no more–we’ve made a menu plan for you!
Since I used to work professionally as a chef, menu planning is nothing new or unusual to me. However, because life can sometimes get SO stinking BUSY, it can sometimes become challenging to have a menu plan ready each week. Throw Trim Healthy Mama into the mix (that I follow but my family not as much) and it can be even harder.
I discovered long ago on my other blog, Measuring Flower, that by sharing my menu plan with my readers, I was more consistent at creating said menu plans and you guys really enjoyed and benefited from it, too! So here goes…sharing my weekly menu plan with you guys once again.
In the menu plan below, I list what I have planned for myself that is Trim Healthy Mama friendly. If the rest of the family is having the same thing, I don’t say anything else. But, if there’s a star, I’ll indicate what is being served to my kids and/or hubby. As far as breakfast and lunch goes for my hubby, he typically eats a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich that is frozen (cooks it in the microwave) when he gets to work and his lunches are either leftovers from the evening before or what his work buys for him, so his breakfasts and lunches aren’t listed except on the weekends/days off.
- 3 eggs over easy (S)
Fried in a bit of grass fed butter and seasoned with garlic salt and black pepper.
★ For the Kids: egg in a nest
I use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of a slice of sprouted bread, place the holey bread in a pan with melted grass fed butter, break open an egg into the hole, season with salt and pepper, and cook away, flipping once. For my middle son and daughter, I break the yolk, but my oldest son likes the “best part” (as he calls it) which is a gooey yolk.
- celery and peanut butter (S)
- spaghetti and meat sauce (S)
For this, I use Dreamfields pasta; 1 pound ground meat (I’lll use elk or venison); 2 jars Great Value Pizza Sauce; about a teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and salt; and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
- cold peas
Just peas that are cold (I take the bag of frozen and let it thaw completely in fridge). My hubby says they’re surprisingly refreshing in the summer and my kids love them!
- Crunchy Granola with almond milk (E)
★ For the Kids: oatmeal with chocolate chips
- Light Progresso soup (FREE printable just below) (FP)
Whole can, Light Zesty Santa Fe Style Chicken variety.
★ For the Kids: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
I used sprouted bread, Polaner’s jelly, and Adam’s sugar-free peanut butter.
- 2 cheese sticks (S)
- baked tilapia in butter and lemon pepper (S)
- roasted brussels sprouts (S)
- Bring on da Buttah Pancakes (S), p. 262 Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
- Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Maple Flavored Syrup (FP)
★ For the Kids: same pancakes but with real maple syrup
- leftover fish (S)
- Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (S)
- side salad with ranch dressing (S)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake with 1 scoop collagen (S)
★ For the Kids: waffles with real maple syrup and mixed fruit
- Two-Minute Nutty Noodles (S), p. 79 Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
★ For the Kids: corn dogs and mixed fruit
- strawberries and cream cheese (S)
- Orange Creamsicle Shake with 1 scoop collagen (E), p. 409 Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
★ For the Kids: scrambled eggs with cheese
- leftover Chicken Bruschetta (S)
- 2 hard boiled eggs (S)
- pizza (S)
I make a meat crust using 1 pound ground meat, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, thyme, and basil. Once par-baked, I slather on some Great Value Pizza Sauce (with garlic powder and onion powder added), cheese, and toppings. This yields about 4 servings so lasts a few meals.
★ For the Hubby and Kids: DiGiorno frozen pizza.
- Banana Oat Smoothie with 1 scoop collagen (E), p. 413 Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
★ For the Kids: hard boiled eggs and bananas
- burgers on the grill (S)
With mayo, ketchup, mustard, a bit of grilled onions, a slice of cheese, and no bun.
- roasted green beans (S)
★ For the Hubby and Kids: Same, but they all also get a carby bun.
- cashews (S)
- eat out (S)
We usually eat at Burger King or Domino’s. If Burger King, I’ll get a burger with toppings but no bun and no fries; if Domino’s, I’ll get the plain hot wings.
- Bulletproof Coffee (S)
In a blender, I blend 2 cups hot coffee (I make it using my Keurig and the Starbucks Veranda pods), 2 tablespoons grass fed butter, 2 tablespoons MCT oil, 1-1/2 tablespoons (1 scoop) collagen, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
★ For the Hubby and Kids: donuts at church
- quesadillas (S)
I use large low carb tortillas for everyone, taco meat (made using ground elk), and shredded Mexican blend cheese.
- Halo Top ice cream (S)
Just 1/2 cup. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough variety.
- leftover smorgasbord (S or E)