Our Weekly Menu plus Light and Fluffy Quiche

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.

Menu

Monday: Lentil Soup for the Soul (E). I fell in love with the name of this soup and with a rainy day in the forecast, is there a better day for a bowl of soup?

Tuesday: Light and Fluffy Quiche (S) * See my recipe below!

Wednesday: Pizza Chili (E) * See my recipe below!

Thursday: Chicken Nuggets (S)- One of our favorite family recipes, our chicken is baked not fried but just as popular.

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 252 of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: Blackened Fish Tacos (E), page 60 of the book, Trim Healthy Table. Crispy fish packed with a yummy beans and low carb tortilla

Sunday: Instant Pot Crack Chicken  (S) Adventures of a Nurse 

 

Sweets for the Week
Soft Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (S) page 400 in the book Trim Healthy Table

Light and Fluffy Quiche

Ingredients:

  • Optional Pie Crust
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Blended Cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • Green Onion
  • Handful of Kale
  • Cooked Sausage Bites
  • 4- slices Cooked and Bacon Crumbles
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Spice Blend
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Layer the Pie Crust or Baking Dish with Cheese, Kale, Sausage, Cooked Bacon and onion.  
  2. In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk or cream, and then add salt, pepper and Italian Spice blend . Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and meat.
  3. Place prepared pie in preheat oven (375 degrees F)  If using a crust you may choose to cover with foil to protect it. 
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Remove the foil, if used and continue to bake for 15 mins if the quiche is not set. 
Insta-Pot Pizza Chili
  • 2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cans RoTel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 2 cans of the following beans (Black, any kind of White & Kidney)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you like your chili)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin 
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium
  • 3 ounce can of tomato paste.
  • 2 cans of sugar-free pizza sauce

Press Sauté button and add butter and onion and ground turkey. Once the onion and turkey has been cooked, turn off Sauté mood and add the rest of the ingredients. Close lid and pressure cook on chili at High Pressure for 30 minutes, followed by Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.

Our Weekly Menu with Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Menu

Monday:Loaded Sweet Potatoes (E). My husband missed the last round since he was out of town. He’s excited to try this meal.

Tuesday:Bacon Crusted Chicken (S) Bacon and Chicken!  Yumm!  This is going to be a crowd pleasing meal.

Wednesday: Chili Pie (S) page 142 of the book  Trim Healthy Table. 

Thursday:  Spaghetti (E) with low carb noodles for the kids and Spaghetti squash for the adults.

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 252 of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: Eggroll in a Bowl (S) It’s been a while since we this meal made it to the dinner table.  Easy, delicious and quick, this is a crowd pleasing meal for the whole family. Found on page 63 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook with our own added additions such as water chestnuts, baby corn and sprouts. We didn’t get a chance to make this last week so we left it on the menu.

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner (E) Pancakes or oatmeal, kids choice tonight. My girls wanted to cook for us tonight. We are trying to help them branch out on their baking.

 

Sweets for the Week

Fudge Brownies (S) page 404 of the book Trim Healthy Table.  These brownies were delicious!  I am making them again and adding some sugar-free chocolate chips to batter.

Oatmeal Cookies (E)

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Instant Oats
  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 Cup Sprouted Rye or Spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Organic, Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Strap Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)
  • 4 Egg Whites (or 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Swerve

Other Optional Items to Add to your mix:

  • 1 cup Finely Diced Red Apple
  • 1 cup Raisons
  • 1 sugar-free chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, baking blend, four, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, egg whites, molasses, pumpkin, honey and vanilla and swerve.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then add in any of the optional items.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325.
  5. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, scoop out a tablespoon for each cookie. Bake at 325 for 13-15 minutes then cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.

 

Serving up Learning

Serving up Learning

Have old plasticware and plastic bowls laying around the house?

Why not use them for a fun learning exercise!

We just happen to have an odd assortment in from our last party. So with a little fun and creative planning we turned those plasticware a lot of fun.

Materials I used:

  • Marker
  • Plastic Bowls
  • Pastic Spoons
  • Play Rolling Pin (& fondant rolling pin for me)
  • plastic letters or letter cookie cutters
  • play dough or cookie dough

Label the spoons with letters, I choose to focus on a few word families and consonants (_ap and _op). Allow the child(ren) to roll out the door and stamp letters.  Also have him/her match the letters to the spoons moving them from one bowl to the next.  Make words with both the spoons and stamped letters.  If you are stamping and baking cookies why not create a fun little picnic treat.

Our Weekly Menu

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.

Menu

Monday: Chef Salad (E) Pile the veggies on a bed of kale or spinach and enjoy. For protein consider boiling eggs, cutting up deli meat or adding some cheese.

Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner (E) Pancakes or oatmeal, kids choice tonight.

Wednesday: Valentine’s Tea (S) For Valentine’s Dinner, we are treating our kids to a lovely tea party.  Baby quiche, little plate of salad and sugar-free cookies for dessert.

Thursday:  Easy Tacos (E), low carb tortillas, tomatoes, black beans and low fat cheese make a quick and easy dinner

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 252 of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: Eggroll in a Bowl (S) It’s been a while since we this meal made it to the dinner table.  Easy, delicious and quick, this is a crowd pleasing meal for the whole family. Found on page 63 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook with our own added additions such as water chestnuts, baby corn and sprouts.

Sunday: Piggies in a Blanket (S)  Another favorite for my little ones. This was a request from my 4 year old!

For my Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Almond Ice Cream (S) Found on page 232 of the book Necessary Food By Briana Thomas

Double Chocolate Cookies (S) Page 321 of the book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook


Our Weekly Menu and Pizza Chili

 

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.

Menu

Monday: French Onion Soup (E) Grab some green peppers, red onions and a couple avocados for a tasty treat!

Tuesday: Spaghetti  (E) Homemade sauce with low carb noodles.

Wednesday: Trim Mac Salad (S) Page 181 from The Trim Healthy Cookbook

Thursday:  Insta-Pot Pizza Chili *See Below!

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 252 of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday:Chicken Nuggets (S)- One of our favorite family recipes, our chicken is baked not fried but just as popular.

Sunday: Taco/ Nachos (E or S depending on cheese and chips) Hummingbird Pancakes

For my Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Almond Ice Cream (S) Found on page 232 of the book Necessary Food By Briana Thomas

Double Chocolate Cookies (S) Page 321 of the book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Insta-Pot Pizza Chili
  • 2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cans RoTel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 2 cans of the following beans (Black, any kind of White & Kidney)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you like your chili)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin 
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium
  • 3 ounce can of tomato paste.
  • 2 cans of sugar-free pizza sauce

Press Sauté button and add butter and onion and ground turkey. Once the onion and turkey has been cooked, turn off Sauté mood and add the rest of the ingredients. Close lid and pressure cook on chili at High Pressure for 30 minutes, followed by Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.