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Menu Planning Monday- Menu 7

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all were able to enjoy some Spring weather over the weekend;) We had an egg hunt at the beach in our community and it was absolutely gorgeous weather!!! Life seems so much more pleasant when it’s warm outside. What can I say, it was a LONG winter!!! With this warmer weather, I’m continuing to enjoy lots of fresh produce in my salads and lots of smoothies and shakes.

Here’s my tentative menu for the week:

Monday: Breakfast: Veggie Omelette- S

Lunch: Chicken Salad in a Joseph’s Pita- (canned chicken, mustard, cucs, celery, onion, a few carrots, tomatoes w/ laughing cow cheese- E

Snack: Apple, and 1 tsp. PB w/ cinnamon- E

Photo: Need E meal inspiration/ideas? Here's one! I know I've posted about this meal before, but it's been awhile, and it's worth posting again for our Beginners! :) This is, hands down, one of my favorite meals! Balsamic chicken (p. 324), quinoa, and creamless cream green beans (p. 352).

Dinner: Balsamic Chicken (THM p. 324) & Creamless Creamy Veggies (THM p. 352)-E  Courtesy of Tammy Schlievert

Photo: Key Lime Cheesecakes - S!Kristin J is converting her friends (and their husbands) to the THM way of eating one dessert at a time. She posted up her lovely looking cheesecakes on the group wall. She made delicious almond based crusts and topped the cheesecakes with sweetened, lime flavored whipped cream.Kristin’s crust is 1 cup almond flour combined with 2-3 Tbs melted butter and 1 Tbs Truvia (if using THM Sweet Blend use only 2 tsp.) Bake the crusts for 10 minutes in foil lined muffin tins then fill with cheesecake mix. The cheesecake recipe itself is on page 373 of Trim Healthy Mama. To get the lime flavor Kristin added 5 True Lime packets (found in most grocery stores in the dry mix drink isle). She put the muffin tins in a water bath to bake. For the topping she sweetened ¾ cup cream with 1-2 Tbs. xylitol  and added 2 True Lime packets before whipping to stiff peaks (you can use 1 Tbs. THM Sweet Blend if that is what you have… or 2 Tbs. Truvia).Note - THM Sweet Blend (which is a blend of organic, stevia extract powder and non GMO erythritol) can be found at www.trimhealthymama.com

DessertKey Lime Cheesecakes- S

Tuesday:

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ a splash of almond milk, 1/2 apple and scrambled egg whites and salsa- E

Lunch: Leftover Balsamic Chicken over greens with light dressing- FP

Of course, it's even better with a little bit of whipped cream. ;-)

Snack: Chocolate Chip Muffin in a Mug-S (I don’t have these chocolate chips, so I’ll probably just break up a piece of dark chocolate;)

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DinnerFish Tacos-S

 

Wednesday:

Breakfast: Big Boy Smoothie, Caprese Ezekiel Toast (Ezekial toast, basil, tomatoes, LC cheese)- E

Lunch: Leftover fish w/ steamed veggies- S

Snack: Greek Yogurt w/ a TRUE lemon packet mixed in, blueberries, and some ff whipped cream- E

Photo: Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad – In less than 1 hour I was able to cook, photograph, eat and post this simple Spring salad to my blog. What are you having for lunch?#weightwatchers 6pp #glutenfree #paleo #springhttp://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/04/asparagus-egg-and-bacon-salad-with.html

DinnerAsparagus Egg and Bacon Salad-S

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DessertChocolate Chip Cookies-S

 

Thursday:

Breakfast: 2 eggs w/ butter, protein shake- S

Lunch: Cobb Salad-S

Snack: PB muffin in a bowl- S

Dinner: Crockpot Meal- White enchiladas- S

Friday: Breakfast: French Toast w/ Ezekiel Bread and 1 T. polaner’s jam (made with egg whites)- E

Turkey Wrap with a Delicious  Creamy Chipotle Avocado Spread

LunchTurkey Wraps with Chipotle Avocado Spread-S (Make sure to use a low carb tortilla or a Joseph’s pita or tortilla;)

Snack: Joseph’s pita, nuked for under 2 minutes  to make chips w/ LC cheese and salsa- FP

DinnerPizza Puffs- S

Dessert: Butter Pecan Coconut Ice Cream – S (I found this at Wegman’s this weekend and I’m so excited about this flavor!

 

Saturday:

Trim Healthy Mama {Berry Coconut Crisp - S}

BreakfastBerry Coconut Crisp-S

Lunch: Joseph’s Pita pizza w/ chicken, spinach, feta, and tomatoes- FP

Snack: Celery and PB- S OR

blueberry muffin in a minute_low carb and paleo

Blueberry Muffin in a Minute-S

DinnerMexican Burgers- S

 

Sunday:

BreakfastCoconut Crepes-S  (I have also subbed oat fiber for the coconut flour to make them a little lighter;)

Easter Meal:

Rosemary Mustard Crusted Bake Ham-S

with some of these ideas: Easter Menu or this for dessert: Lemon Coconut Cloud Cake - Life Made Full.. THM…S dessert by swapping out the maple syrup for Susan Hitchcock's homemade truvia "maple" syru...

Lemon Coconut Cloud Cake- S

What’s on your menu for the week?

Throwdown Thursday- Some “Egg”celent Recipes- Bacon Deviled Eggs, Step by Step Veggie Omelette, Breakfast Cassarolle

We decided to do eggs this week since Easter is coming up. I was wanting to do some deviled eggs,  or a more Eastery type dish, but I ended up making a veggie omelette which really hits the spot for breakfast and leaves me satisfied!  Mom made a sausage breakfast cassarrolle. Try out the recipes for yourself, make some tweaks, and let us know what you changed and what you liked! Without further adew, here are our egg dishes:

What I was planning on making:

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Deviled Eggs- S (use the yogurt vs. mayo, unless you homemake your mayo THM style;)

What we actually made:

Sausage Breakfast Cassarolle- S

Veggie Omelette- S

What is your favorite egg dish for Easter or otherwise?

Chocolate and Pumpkin Waffles- S

I marked this recipe as “On the Go” in addition to a great breakfast because these really do travel well. I took them on a 4 day trip and ate them the whole time;)

Chocolate and Pumpkin Waffles- S
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 7 eggs
  • ⅓ c. coconut flour or flaxmeal (for less carbs)
  • ⅓ c. almond flour
  • 4 T. flaxmeal
  • 3 T. cocoa
  • 4 T. cream, yogurt, or cottage cheese (the cream produces the best results)
  • 1½ baking powder
  • 1½ baking soda
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1½ t. vanilla
  • 10 tsp. Truvia
  • *For Pumpkin waffles, omit cocoa, add ½ c. pumpkin, 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie extract, add in chopped 85% dark chocolate (opt.)
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs
  2. Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately
  3. Mix in the eggs
  4. Heat up waffle maker
  5. Spray w/ non stick spray or coat with butter
  6. Pour about ½ c. of batter in waffle maker
Notes
Makes about 15 pancakes
Serve w/ bacon and eggs

 

They go really great with this Just like Hershey’s Chocolate Sauce

Homemade Granola- S

 

Homemade Granola
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snacks
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp. truvia
  • ½ c. water
  • 2 T. vanilla
  • ½ c. coconut oil (melt in micro for 30 sec.)
  • 1 c. flaxmeal
  • 1 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 c. chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • cinnamon to taste
  • ⅓ c. freeze dried blueberries and/or raspberries
  • For chocolate version;
  • add 2 T. cocoa + 1 t. truvia
Instructions
  1. Combine water, truvia, vanilla, and coconut oil
  2. On a baking sheet, combine dry ingredients
  3. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients evenly
  4. Bake @ 300 degrees fro 45 min
  5. Stir every 15 min
  6. Enjoy over Greek yogurt or with a little almond milk as cereal
Notes
*Adapted from Satisfying Granola, p. 237

 

Andrew’s Quiche – S

Andrew made this recipe so he could have something quick and easy to eat in the car on the way to work.

Andrew's Quiche - S
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs
  • spinach
  • cilantro
  • yellow squash
  • fresh spinach
  • turkey bacon
  • onions
  • cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Dice veggies and bacon
  2. Mix ingredients with a fork
  3. Spray a mold pan with olive oil spray
  4. Cook @ 350 for 25-30 min
Notes
You can nuke 2 of these in the micro and throw them in a low carb wrap or just eat them as is. Have fun with this recipe and be creative with what you have in your kitchen!