WonderFALL Menu!

WonderFALL 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. With Thanksgiving one week away, we decided to add a little fall fun to the menu. Time for some cranberries, turkey and stuffing!

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:  Taco Tuesday! (S or E) Add beans for some energy and pair with low fat cheese or take away the beans and add some yummy cheddar for satisfying!

Wednesday:Loaded Sweet Potatoes (E). So delicious and so very easy to make

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie (S) with leftover chicken and the crust made with Mozzarella Bread 

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S)

Saturday: Pumpkin Pie Soup (S) An old favorite, this is one of our favorite fall soups!

Sunday: Black Bean Chili (E) ! Who doesn’t love chili on a chilly fall evening?  This is a new recipe we are trying from Joy Filled Eats!

For my Sweet Tooth

For snacks, I have a lot of tasty desserts listed and I hope I have the time for them all! From pumpkin custard and brownies, to low carb truffles and Sopapilla Cheesecake,  I defiantly had a sweet tooth while designing this menu.  Thank goodness for Trim Healthy Mama’s sugar-free lifestyle!  I have my desserts and enjoy them, too!

Pumpkin Pie Soup (E)
  • 1 sautéed onion
  • 4 large sweet potatoes cooked
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 can of white navy beans
  • 1 bag of riced cauliflower
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste (I used closed to 1/2 Tablespoon)
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Dash of paprika

Directions:

To cook my sweet potatoes, I wrap in foil, place in the Instapot for 12 mins on manual pressure with a natural release. Let them cool then blend in the rest of the ingredients in the mixer. Place back into the Instapot and set on soup for 30 mins. Top with pumpkin seeds.

New Crust Creation:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup baking blend
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.

Place the both the mozzarella and cream cheese into the microwave for a 1 minuet and 1/2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  If the dough is to soft, add more parmesan cheese or baking blend until easy to roll out. Place the dough between to pieces of parchment paper. I prefer to use a fondant roller to stretch the crust or you can use a rolling pin. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins until browned.  Place desired toppings on crust and cook for an additional 10 minuets or until the cheese is browned.

Cranberry Chia Preserves is a recipe I created a couple years ago adapted from a Facebook post. This recipe is delicious, so very easy and done is less than 15 minutes!! Tart but sweet, this fall recipe can be used on top of bread, turkey or just a spoon full of yum.

  • 1 (12 oz.) bag of fresh cranberries
  • 2TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 1 TBSP Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • orange zest or 1 drop of orange essential oil, (optional)
  • a dash of crushed red pepper (optional)

Bring all ingredients to boil, simmer for 10-12 minutes. Store in mason jars. This recipe made approx. 1 1/2 pints. Refrigerate.

Feeling Creative try some of these other additions to the preserves:

  • A cup of frozen raspberries
  • A cup of frozen strawberries
  • A cup of frozen rhubarb

Our Weekly Menu

Our Weekly Menu!

Hello November, it’s time for a little treat.  Make the most of your eating plan and enjoy your week. We are trying something a little different this week and are tastebuds are buzzing with some of the yummy recipes.

 

Menu

Monday: Chicken Quinoa Bowl E

Tuesday:  Asian Chili Salmon with Sweet potato

Wednesday: Stuffed Bell Peppers

Thursday: Sweet Potato  & Boneless Pork Chops 

Friday: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli

Saturday: Atlantic Cod with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Sunday: Top Sirloin Steak with side of dark greens

 

Treats!

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.

Apples and Sunbutter

 

Our Weekly Menu from our 5 & 7 year old

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. Our two youngest flipped through our cookbooks to come up with this menu!

Menu

Monday: Mama Mia Meatloaf (S), Page 214 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. We had a request this week for steak from our middle daughter.  Our kids love black olives so I bet this meal will be a winner.

Tuesday:  Slow Fajitas (S or E) page 53 of the book, Trim Healthy Table.  It’s Taco Tuesday in the house!

Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole (S) page 120 of Trim Healthy TableMade with THM Noodles, I may have to keep the noodles and chicken separate for the kids. But, this meal looks amazing!

Thursday: Trim Mac Salad (S), Page 181  of the book, Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.  This is a family favorite!

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  There are a couple new recipe’s for crusts in the book Trim Healthy Table that we’ve been meaning to try!

Saturday: Spinach and Sausage Quiche (S) Page 150 in the book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner (E)- Waffles! Blender Freezer Waffles page 336 in Trim Healthy Table

For my Sweet Tooth

Low Carb Rolls (E)- This recipe calls for two eggs which would make it a crossover so I’ll add extra egg whites to stay within an E.

Creamy Pumpkin Chocolate Fried Taco (S) 

First Week in October Menu with new Pizza Crust Creation

Our First Week in October 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: Idiots Chicken (S), Page 223 of the book, Trim Healthy Table An easy recipe for a buy week ahead! Love the name love the taste.

Tuesday:  Easy Low Carb Spaghetti Night! (FP) Grab the Instapot, roast the squash and cue an easy meal.

Wednesday: Pan Seared Cajon Salmon (S) My husbands creation, I’ll have to write down the recipe as he cooks his famous fish.

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)

New Crust Creation:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup baking blend
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.

Place the both the mozzarella and cream cheese into the microwave for a 1 minuet and 1/2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  If the dough is to soft, add more parmesan cheese or baking blend until easy to roll out. Place the dough between to pieces of parchment paper. I prefer to use a fondant roller to stretch the crust or you can use a rolling pin. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins until browned.  Place desired toppings on crust and cook for an additional 10 minuets or until the cheese is browned.

 

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)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions:

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.

Hello Fall! It’s Menu Time!

Hello Fall! Our Weekly Menu

Another week, another menu!  In planning for our buy week, I have updated our menu to fit our schedule.  Thank goodness for crockpots! Two of the recipes are repeated since I didn’t get a chance to create them.  Others dishes are family favorites and recipes I have pinned to try later. Have a most wonderful week, all!  Cheers to healthy eating and creative cooking!

Monday: Chicken Marsala- (S) from Bake at Midnite .  In order to make it fit Trim Healthy Mama guidelines, I am omitting the pasta and using baking blend with parmesan cheese as my breading.

Tuesday:Chicken Nuggets from a Mom on Time Out (S)

Wednesday: Jalapeno Chicken Bacon Chowder (S) from Darcie’s Dishes. My oldest daughter is really into soups and this delicious recipe is a favorite of hers.  I do adjust the dish so it’s not spicy for my three children.

Thursday: Our for dinner with the new Rodan+Fields product release, Radiant Defense! Whoohoo! For the kids it’s a hot dog kind of night.

Friday:Low Carb Pizza (C/O).- Friday is Pizza and a Movie for our family

Saturday: Butter Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (S) page 56 of Necessary Foods.  The picture in the book sold me on this recipe.  I’m excited to try however, I know my kids won’t be thrilled with a casserole so I may put some chicken aside for them.

Sunday: Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili (E) from My Recipe Magic is a family favorite. My husband requested this recipe to have leftover for lunches next week.

For dessert my girls have requested brownies. I had pinned this deep s recipe a while ago since it looks so tasty.  It’s time to give it a try and enjoy a dark chocolate treat!

Making the Menu

Making the 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: Chicken Pot Pie (S) with leftover chicken and the crust made with Mozzarella Bread 

Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday (E or S)

Wednesday: Hot Dogs/ Brats and Cauliflower Fries (S)

Thursday: Spaghetti Night! (FP)

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  Here is the crust recipe my husband and I use for our pizza.  Make sure to double the recipe add baking powder for a thick crust.

Saturday: Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Fries

Sunday: Traditional Chili (E)-Who doesn’t love an easy and quick meal for a Sunday afternoon.  Fall, are you here yet?

For my Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.

Hello September Menu

Hello September Menu

You have to love the Easter Plate, LOL

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: Hardy Lentil Soup Chicken Sausage and Soup (E) Page 85 of the book, Trim Healthy Table.

Tuesday:  Sweet Lime Taco Joe (FP/S/E) Page 93 of the book Trim Healthy Table.

Wednesday: Creamy Chicken Enchilada with Spaghetti Squash (S) I’ll omit the beans and corn but add a bag of riced cauliflower for this tasty meal. Spaghetti noodles with sauce for the kids.

Thursday: Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli (S/E or FP), Page 82 of the book, Trim Healthy Table. Beef is a favorite meat in our family and one we don’t often create.  This kids will be excited!

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  Here is the crust recipe my husband and I use for our pizza.  Make sure to double the recipe add baking powder for a thick crust.

Saturday: Hubby lovin’ Chicken (S), Page 218 of the book, Trim Healthy Table Our family has falling in love with this easy and flavorful meal.

Sunday: Traditional Chili (E)-Who doesn’t love an easy and quick meal for a Sunday afternoon.  Fall, are you here yet?

For my Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.

 

First Week of School Menu

First Week of School 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. School starts tomorrow for our three.  They each got to choose their personal favorite meals.

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. Our Second Grader loves turkey Sausage and our kids are HUGE Harry Potter Fans. Why not celebrate heading back to our local Hogwarts.  We may pull out the sorting hat for this meal.

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) Kindergartener approved.

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 almost October right?! Time for some savory pumpkin stew! (4th Grader Choice)

For my Sweet Tooth

French Silk Pie (S) page 415 of the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook. This is my vote, I LOVE chocolate!

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

 

Weekly Menu with Oatmeal Cookies

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: Open House, Deli Meat, Cheese and low fat crackers plus a small veggie and fruit platter

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (Chicken and Turkey) E or S

Wednesday:Shepherd’s Pie (S) I came across this delicious recipe today. Now a family favorite!

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

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night

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

Sunday:Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole (E) We will sub low carb tortillas to fit this delicious recipe into our energizing (healthy carb) meal.

For my Sweet Tooth

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

Tart Cherry Candy

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.

 

 

 

Our Weekly Menu with Strawberry Peach Salsa

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: Parmesan Crusted Tilapia airfyed with Peach Salsa (E) * See Recipe Below

Tuesday:Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole (S) For my kids, I’ll leave out the chicken to serve separate. They are not huge fans of casserole.

Wednesday: BBQ at the School at Meet the Teach

Thursday: Sugar-Free Spaghetti with Dream-Field Pasta (E)

Friday: Family Pizza Night (S) with Triple Meat Pizza (S).  This crust looks promising on our quest for the perfect THM option.

Saturday: Cheeseburger Pie (S) page 149 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Sunday: Eggroll in a Bowl (S or E) page 63 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbookwith our own added additions such as water chestnuts, baby corn and sprouts.

For my Sweet Tooth

Snickers Pie (We have a peanut allergy in the house so I used pecans instead of peanuts and the results was amazing!)

Frosted Peppermint Pie, On these hot summer days, icebox sweets are the way to to! Now that I have an ice cream maker this treat will be double sweet!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
  • 4-5 Tilapia Filets
  • 1/2 cup Egg whites
  • 2 low carb tortillas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Italian Spices
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • Coconut Oil Spray
  1. Into a blender, place two low-carb tortillas, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, a tsp. of nutritional yeast, a varsity of Italian Spices to your mix and blend into a meal.
  2. Dip fish first into the egg whites and dredge through the tortillas mixture to coat on each side.
  3. Preheat airfryer to 390 degrees. Cut tilapia into fork sized pieces and add to a bowl. Blend onion powder, paprika, the juice of half a lime, salt and pepper. Marinade for 20 mins.
  4. Coat the Tilapia and coat with baking blend. Place fish into airfyer and cook for 15 minutes. If you airfryer is smaller, you may have to do in shifts.
  5. Serve with mango salsa and serve warm 
Strawberry Peach Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peaches cut into cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 can diced Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn cooked or raw
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped

Combine all above ingredients, mix and place onto of prepared chicken.  Feeling spicy, add a jalapeno or two.