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: Hubby lovin’ Chicken (S), Page 218 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. This delightful chicken dish adds a unique blend of spices for a creative Monday meal.

Tuesday: Sausage and Cheese Calzones (S) With the inspiration of our daughters Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, we made yummy meat pies with the same Stromboli dough listed in this link.  Delicious and a family favorite we decided to give the sausage and cheese version a try with the same crust.

Wednesday: Black Bean Chicken Salad (E) Our family loves black beans so, for a quick and easy E meal, this recipe will be well loved by our kids. 

Thursday: Cheesy Tuna Casserole (S) page 125 of the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook. This traditional recipe has a whole new makeover with cauliflower and plan-approved bread.

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S)

Saturday: Low Carb Chicken Bundles (S) Cream cheese mixed with chicken with a flaky crust, I’m excited to try this recipe. 

Sunday: Pumpkin Pie Soup (E)* See Below It’s the first day of October and what better time for a savory pumpkin stew?!

For my Sweet Tooth

French Silk Pie (S) page 415 of the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (made with Sunbutter for the peanut allergy in our family) page 429 in the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook

 

Pumpkin Pie Soup (E)

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes cooked
  • 1 bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 bag frozen seasoning mix
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup 12 ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1 can of white navy beans
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unflavored almond milk
  • 1 tsp lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Dash of paprika

    Directions:

    Blend in mixed until smooth and orange.  Add more liquid if needed. Cook in crockpot all day or simmer on stove for a half hour. For extra flavor consider adding minced apples, roasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

 

“Train” Your Brain

Train Your Brain

 

School is officially in session it’s time to Train Your Brain.

Welcome all to Fall!

Excitement is building as my creativity has soared over the last couple weeks. Thanks to the expertise of Bamboo Rocket Apps, my blog is getting a makeover.  With the transfer of my site, I will be better able to build and grow.  So, invite your friends and family as we launch on a journey and get ready for an exciting adventure with Venture2Learn! With fresh, innovative ideas and a creative approach to teaching, leading and learning I am ready to share my unique teaching style. I look forward to meeting more families on the same journey, learning from them and growing as a community.  I’m bubbling with promise of what’s to come!!

As I worked on setting up my classroom for preschool, I created a couple designs that I wanted to share today.  This adorable “Train” your brain was inspired by my little one’s love of transportation.  Together with his help, we designed each train car, engine and caboose with simple shapes.  See if you can find an identify all the until lines and shapes we used.  Each shape color choice is selected by him. For our math cars, we used Pixabay, a free image site, for each car, truck or form of transportation.  Our little four year old is in love with his cars and loves to count, build on and identify his shapes.  Have a little one who loves trains, cars or automobiles, this set is for you! Shape Train contains a set of 12 shapes an engine and caboose. The number set includes a numbers building from 1-12 an engine car and caboose.

Travel to my Etsy Page to see the Shapes Train and Numbers Train listings.  Below is a preview of our train.

 

 

3-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread

Ice Cream Bread-Trim Healthy Mama Style (E)

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Simple quick and delicious this energizing bread is perfect for an afternoon tea.  Grab a pint of your favorite Halo Top (or another low sugar/carb friendly brand) ice cream, baking powder and your baking blend.  That’s it!!

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint (2 cups) of Halo Top or Low Sugar/Carb friendly ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cup Baking Blend
  • 2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • add 1 tsp. baking soda for a fluffier bread (optional)
Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted ice cream, baking blend and baking powder.  Pour batter into lightly prepared baking pan and spread evenly (I like to use a silicone dish so I don’t have to use cooking spray). Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted come out clean. Cool on a rack and enjoy!  Double the recipe for a bunt cake.

 

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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.