Suffering from the dreaded what’s-for-breakfast rush, the afternoon what-are-we-having worry, or the six-o’clock scramble? Find some meal plan inspiration in my incredible, printable, THM friendly Menu Plan Week 2!
Happy Monday, everyone! This week my family and I are getting back to our regular rhythm. I homeschool my kids year round which means we have the freedom to take the full month of December off, and that is exactly what we did last month. We spent it baking, enjoying family, and having all kinds of Christmas fun!
Now that January has arrived and Christmas is over, however, it’s time to get back to normal. That means times to start school back up!
About My Menu Plan Week 2
In the menu plan below, I list what I have planned for myself that is Trim Healthy Mama friendly (labeled S, E, FP, etc.). My hubby usually eats breakfast from the cafeteria at his work and leftovers for lunch then, for dinner, he eats whatever I make plus sometimes a few extras to make the meal a Crossover.
My kids often eat something similar to what I have yet different for breakfast (for example, on days I have fried eggs, I’ll make them “egg in a nest” as they call it, which is a hole in sprouted bread then an egg cooked in the middle). Lunch they often have leftovers or make themselves sandwiches. And for dinner, they eat what we eat plus I often ensure there is some kind of extra side to make it a Crossover for them.
The only beverage I really mention in my menu plans is my Butter Coffee (and that’s only because that’s what serves as my once weekly “breakfast” on Sunday when we’re rushing out the door to get to church). Otherwise, I leave drinks up to the moment. Usually I drink water (often flavored with something), but I also upon occasion (not every day) enjoy a mug of coffee with homemade creamer for breakfast, oolong tea for lunch, or a can of Zevia soda. I basically aim to drink one gallon of non-caffeinated water-based drinks per day.
Satisfying - Healthy fats as primary fuel source, low in carbs.
S-Helper - Healthy fats as primary fuel source, a little higher in carbs.
Energizing - Healthy carbs as primary fuel source, low in fat.
Fuel Pull - Lower in both healthy carbs and healthy fats.
Crossover - Higher in both healthy fats and healthy carbs.
Below each meal, there is a letter (or more) in a colorful circle. These are based off the premises of Trim Healthy Mama. You can learn more about each of these letters on my intro to Trim Healthy Mama page here.
Please keep in mind that the S, E, FP, and XO icons indicate what the fuel source of the OVERALL MEAL is. A meal can have an S food item plus an FP food item, but the whole meal is an S.
If there is more than one fuel type label (example, S, E, and FP) in a single meal, you can sway the fuel type based on ingredients you use. For example, tacos. Tacos are FP if you use lean ground turkey and only add non-starchy veggies; S if you use full fat hamburger and lots of cheese; or E if you use lean ground turkey and lots of beans and starchy veggies.
Free Printable Menu Plan
Menu Plan Week 2
|• No Bake Cookie Breakfast Oatmeal|
|• sandwich wrap on low carb tortilla with ham, sliced cheese, sugar free mayo, and pickles|
|• 1 apple with 1 teaspoon peanut butter||• French Onion Salisbury Steak |
• roast brussels sprouts
|• Crunchy Granola with strawberries or blueberries||• leftover salisbury steak|
|• 2 cheese sticks||• taco salad (hidden mushrooms in taco meat) |
• TJ's House Ranch dressing
|• 3 eggs over easy fried in butter|
• sauteed mushrooms
|• leftover taco salad||• 1 orange|
• 1/2 cup cottage cheese (1% or 2%)
|• artichoke dip chicken (chicken breasts with my artichoke dip spread on it) |
• steamed broccoli
|• Cinnamon Roll Smoothie||• leftover artichoke dip chicken|
• leftover broccoli
|• 2 cheese sticks||• Easy Black Bean Soup |
• sourdough rolls
|• S'mores Mocha Shake||• leftover soup|
• just under 1/2 cup blueberries
|• 1 apple with 1 teaspoon peanut butter||• cauliflower crust pizza (coupon code here) |
|• burgers on grill with Smart Bun, sliced cheese, dill pickles, sugar free mayo, sugar free ketchup, and mustard|
• 2 okra pickles
|• 4 Wasa crackers with Laughing Cow cheese wedges||• street tacos with corn tortillas and chicken breast at a local Mexican restaurant |
• side salad with Greek yogurt-based ranch dressing that I brought
|• Butter Coffee||• quesadilla with low carb tortilla||• celery with 1/3 fat cream cheese||• leftover smorgasbord |
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