I stopped numbering my menu plans mid-way through the year because it was harder to keep up with numbers than names. From now on I think I will name my menus based on the theme!
This menu is recommended for when you have a free day or two before a busy week. The post where I share the recipes can be found here where I explained how I made this menu for a meal prep week. The accompanying video is found here.
However, the menu plan can easily be followed without doing the meal prep. Just toss the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning or instant pot in the afternoon.
I feel like this menu is perfect for fall and winter because it is soup heavy. I love to have a pot of soup warm in the kitchen and often I will just have it for breakfast and dinner. If you use your own stock it's even more nutritious!
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Suggested Menu with THM Freezer Meals for the Busy Mama
S – Breakfast – 2 Eggs fried in coconut oil with one slice of cheddar cheese on top
E – Lunch – Huge Salad with lots of vegetables plus a can of tuna topped with your favorite oil free dressing
E – Snack – Bust A Myth Banana Cake + Chai Tea Latte
S – Dinner – Shortcut Minestrone & Cheddar Herb Biscuits
S – Dessert – Skinny Chocolate
S – Breakfast – Donuts
S – Lunch – Leftover Minestrone
FP – Snack – Boiled Egg whites w/ dill pickle & mustard
E – Dinner – Tex Mex Turkey Chili
E – Dessert – Bust a myth banana cake + sliced strawberries on top (Fat Free Reddi whip if you choose)
E – Breakfast – Swiss Bread toasted & topped with cottage cheese & strawberries
E – Lunch – Leftover Tex Mex Turkey Chili
FP- Snack – Orange Sherbet Trim Freeze made into a popsicle (p.359 THM Cookbook)
S – Dinner – Italian Chicken on a bed of sauteed and buttered zucchini noodles
S – Dessert – Pay off day candy
S – Breakfast – Poached eggs w/ collagen creamed spinach (p. 221 THM Cookbook) *note – when I make the creamed spinach I do not measure the seasonings, that way it is faster. I just add a dash of this and that to flavor. I do add MCT oil for the health benefits, sometimes butter.
FP – Lunch – Leftover creamed spinach + cup of bone broth
FP – Snack – Glass of Trimquik in almond milk
S – Dinner – Caesar Salad using leftover Italian Chicken
S – Dessert – Skinny Chocolate
S – Breakfast – Donuts, Coffee + Cream
FP – Lunch – Swiss bread sandwich (lean meat, veggies, mustard)
E – Snack – Bust a myth banana cake w/ ½ cup cottage cheese
E – Dinner – Chicken with Bell Pepper and Onion, sides: rice + steamed broccoli
S – Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, Sausage, and 2 pieces of Swiss Bread
FP – Lunch – Leftover chicken breast in lettuce leaf wraps with hot sauce and a garnish amount of parmesan cheese
E – Snack – Bust a myth banana cake with a few blueberries on top
E – Dinner – Vegetable Soup with Turkey Meatballs
E – Breakfast – Bust a myth banana cake, cottage cheese, coffee with half n half or almond milk
E – Lunch – Vegetable Soup with Turkey Meatballs
S – Snack – Donuts & berries
S – Dinner – Minestrone Soup, side of caesar salad
S – Skinny chocolate or Treeces (I love to add a little Black Hawaiian Salt on top of mine!)