Monday, March 10, 2014

Menu Plan Monday, March 10 - 16, 2014

Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
 
This will be my sixth week back on Trim Healthy Mama (THM) and I have had some weight loss but between attending the Believe conference at Northern Kentucky University with the youth at my church one weekend, running errands in town, and just life in general I haven't been as strict with it as I could be.  I am trying to find new recipes so I don't have to depend on just the few I know are THM  acceptable but I haven't had a lot of time to look for them.  I am hoping to find a few new recipes to try next week.
 
Last week one of the comments on my Menu Plan Monday blog post was asking me what my budget was.  I don't have a set in stone budget but I do my best to stay under $125 a week for a family of five, this includes cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and paper supplies in addition to the food.  I have kept several habits from my couponing days and still shop sales, stock up when items are on sale, and plan my menu around what items are available in my pantry first.  I actually still do buy two newspapers a week and use coupons to buy treats for the kids, paper products, cleaning supplies, and health/beauty items.  I will be writing a Works for Me Wednesday post this Wednesday that goes more in depth on how I do my menu planning and budgeting now that I am on Trim Healthy Mama, so if you are interested in it you might want to keep a lookout for it. 
 
Here's what I have planned for us this week: 
links to recipes are in red
S, E, and FP designate the type of THM meal it is
 
Monday
Breakfast:  Berry Oat Breakfast Cake (E)
Lunch:  Grilled Chicken, 1% Cottage Cheese with Tomatoes, Strawberries sweetened with Truvia and Fat Free Reddi Whip (FP)
Snack:  2 Wasa Crackers with light laughing cow cheese
Dinner:  Pizza for kids, Stuffed Mushrooms for me (S)
 
Tuesday
Breakfast:  Turkey Bacon, Scrambled Eggs (S)
Lunch:  Tuna with Mayo (S), Cucumber Salad - use Truvia instead of sugar (FP)
Snack:  Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries (FP)
Dinner: Bunless Cheeseburgers with Swiss Cheese (S),  Zuchinni Fries for me (recipe coming soon - FP), Crispy Seasoned Oven Fries for kids
Snack:  1% Cottage Cheese with Tomatoes (FP)
 
Wednesday
Breakfast:  Veggie Omelet (S)
Lunch: Grilled Chicken, 1% Cottage Cheese with Tomatoes, Strawberries Sweetened with Truvia and Fat Free Reddi Whip (FP)
Snack:  2 Wasa Crackers with Laughing Cow Cheese (FP)
Dinner:  Pork Loin Chops Smothered in Cabbage (S) - leftover from last week
Thursday
Breakfast:  Apple Oatmeal Muffin (E)
Snack:  Cottage Cheese with Tomatoes (FP)
Dinner:  Stuffed Muffin Pan Meatloaf (S) Mashed Potatoes for kids, Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes for me (S), asparagus
 
Friday
Breakfast:  Veggie Omelet (S)
Lunch:  Leftovers from Thursday night dinner (S)
Snack:  Cucumber Salad (FP)
Dinner:  BBQ Pork Chops (S), Mashed Potatoes for kids, Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (S), Steamed Cabbage (FP)
Snack:  Strawberries Sweetened with Truvia and Fat Free Reddi Whip (FP)
 
Saturday
Lunch and Dinner:  Eating Out in an S Setting
 
Sunday
Breakfast:  Low Carb German Pancake (S)
Lunch:  Tuna with Mayo (S), Cucumber Salad (FP)
Snack: 1 % Cottage Cheese with Tomatoes (FP)
Dinner:  Beef Stroganoff (E)
Snack:  Airpopped Popcorn (E)
 

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