Elf in Training Day 19

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 19. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2017: Family Holiday Activity, Elf in Training and Workout Challenge.

Day 19 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity/ Random Acts of Kindness

1. Write down what you most love about each family member

Paper, pens, stickers and notecards are ready for this fun family activity.  Today we are writing what we love most about each family member.  What better way to show you care then a handwritten note to make them smile.

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2. Take a treat to school or work

It’s holiday celebration at school today.  So, the girls each have a yummy treat to share with their classes.  What’s better then peppermint covered cookies?! Yum!

 

Workout Challenge

19 Skaters Bounds & 19 Squat and Press

Add a little weights and a smidgen of cardio for a quick addition to your routine today.

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. The holiday festivities have begun and with it an excitement in the air.  The kids are thrilled for Christmas decorating and baking.

Menu

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner (E) Pancakes and Waffles!

Tuesday: Quesadillas (S) Made with low carb tortillas!

Wednesday: Piggies in a Blanket (S) 

Thursday:  Trim Mac Salad (S)

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with cheese flower Biscuit on page 248 of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: Rotisserie Chicken and Kale Salad  (E)

Sunday: Turkey Hamburgers and Air Fried Sweet Potatoes (E)

 

For my Sweet Tooth

Low Carb Fudge 

Low Carb Almond Joy Bonbons

Cinnamon Rolls 


 

Meal Plan Monday

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Meal Plan Monday

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. Last weekend we enjoyed a lovely visit from my folks. Plus a larger prepared meals means leftovers for us! Yay!

Menu

Monday: Leftover Tacos (Chicken and Turkey) E or S 

Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie (S) with leftover chicken made with Mozzarella Bread 

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Spaghetti Squash Noodles (E)

Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas (S) – I’m excited about this delicious meal choice!

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night

Saturday: Shepherd’s Pie (S) I came across this delicious recipe today. I am so excited to try this dish!

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner- with Mocha Waffles  (E).  We didn’t get a chance to try this yummy recipe so it’s back on the menu for Sunday night.  Best part about waffles and pancakes for dinner, breakfast is already made for Monday morning!

For my Sweet Tooth

Gorilla Bread:  This recipe was as huge hit! I even had couple with my breakfast the next morning.

Oatmeal Cookies (E) – See Recipe Below

Oatmeal Cookies

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 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, 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.