Our Weekly Menu and Pumpkin Curry

Our Weekly Menu

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.


Monday: Idiots Chicken (S), Page 223 of the book, Trim Healthy Table This is Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison’s newest book and it is filled with yummy delicious wholesome recipes to try. I feel in love with the fun name and the blend of easy ingredients for a busy Monday.

Tuesday:  Whole Roasted Chicken (E) One of my favorite Insta-pot recipes, this quick and easy roasted chicken is easy as it is delicious.  With the extra juice, we freeze and save in muffin tins for chicken stock.

Wednesday: Flaky Parmesan Tilapia (S) page 227 of the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook. With leftover fish in the freezer, this will be a quick and easy meal.

Thursday: Mung Dal Pumpkin Curry (E) * see below for the recipe.  Pumpkin season is in full swing and another pumpkin soup was requested for this week.  So, I changed it up this week for a high protein meatless stew.

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S)

Saturday:Happy Harvest Soup (S) Briana Thomas’ recipes are always filled with flavor and delicious.  I can’t wait to try this fall soup.

Sunday: BBQ Ribs  (S)- to keep this THM, I will have to substitute the apple juice.  Instead I may go with a Zevia or Bai flavored water drink.

For my Sweet Tooth

Velvety Chai by Briana Thomas

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars This is a repeat of last week since we didn’t get a chance to make them.  (made with Sunbutter for the \peanut allergy in our family) page 429 in the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook


Pumpkin Mung Dal Curry (E)


  • 1 cup Mung Dal
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • dash of cayenne
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1st garam marsala powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tomatoes chopped


Set the Instapot on the saute mode. Add the 1 tsp. of butter and onion.  Cook onion until tender.  Add in spices (cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, marsala powder, curry & turmeric) cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn off saute.  Add the remaining ingredients (Mung Dal, chicken stock, pumpkin, almond milk and chopped tomatoes).  Cook on manual for 10 mins.  Quick release pressure.

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