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) 

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.

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.

Our Weekly Menu

This week’s menu is ready to go. Following a week of vacation, it will be so nice to get back on plan! I follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison.  I encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Monday: Lemon Cream Chicken (S) Page 222 from the book Trim Healthy Table. Make plain chicken taste amazing with this simple but delicious recipe.

Tuesday: Ranch Hand Taco Salad (E).  Page 200 from the book Trim Healthy Table. This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it over some long-grain rice or another ancient grain cooked up in the insta-pot.

Wednesday: Firecracker Salmon(S) Page 230 from the book Trim Healthy Table

Thursday: Spaghetti Night with DreamField Pasta or Low Carb Noodles and Sugar-Free Sauce (E).

Friday: Family Pizza Night with a Low Carb option (S).

Saturday: Hillbilly Chicken (S) Like the bacon wrapped  chicken from a couple weeks ago, this is a similar find with a creative yummy twist.

Sunday: Zesty Tuna Patties (S) Page 234 in the book Trim Healthy Table!

For My Sweet Tooth:

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade (FP) Summertime heat getting to you? Try this refreshing frosted drink!

Green-Tea Energies Bites (S), I’ll be substituting Baking Blend for Almond Flour and using a sugar-free option instead of the maple syrup.

Coconut Treat Squares (S) Low Carb and Sugar-Free, these squares are wonderful delicious and simple to create.


Fuel Cycle Week

Fuel Cycle Week

It’s time for a summer Fuel Cycle. It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted one.  While trying to get my body back on track, fuel cycles, keep me motivated, energized and feeling confidant in my Trim Healthy Mama journey. Planning is key for for a fuel cycle with lots of snacks and goodies pre-packed.  Fuel Cycles start with 3 deep Satisfying days, followed by two Energizing. Next is two Fuel Pull days (My most challenging).

I’ve stored up some delicious goodies to be used this week. Tucked in the freezer for S days snacks I have Fudge Bites and Cream Cheese Cookies. On Monday, I will be trying some yummy Hot Custard by Briana Thomas for dessert. My E Freezer snack is Tummy Tucking Ice Cream and for my FP days I will use a lot of smoothies.  Have a favorite food or snack to try on your Fuel Cycle weeks, please share!! I would love more ideas. For our full menu, Click Here .

For Dinners this week, here are our choices:

Monday:Meatball Perm Casserole from Joy Filled Eats  (S)

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

Wednesday:Zucchini Pizza Boats from  A Saucy Kitchen  (S)

Thursday: Black Bean Chicken Salad  by Working at Home School (E)

Friday:  Wicked White Chili (page 37 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook).(E)

Saturday: Fuel Pull Quiche Page (151 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook). (FP)

Sunday: Whole Roasted Chicken (I’ll create broth with extra bones) (FP)

Wish me luck on this week’s Fuel Cycle!

Our Weekly Menu with Pan Seared Chicken and Mango Salsa

Needed a couple recipes to add to your weekly men, see our choices and a few recipes below. For our full menu, click on this link.  Click here to learn more about the Trim Healthy Plan.

Monday: Pan Seared Chicken with Mango Salsa (E) Full of a little sweet a little savory flavor, this is a perfect meal for a hot summer night. See recipe below

Tuesday: Tacos Salad (E) It’s Taco Tuesday, mine as well join in!!

Wednesday: Hillbilly Chicken (S) Like the bacon wrapped  chicken from a couple weeks ago, this is a similar find with a creative yummy twist.

Thursday: Lazy Lasagna (S) Page 140 in the book Trim Healthy Mama

Friday: Low Carb Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Saturday: Whole Roasted Chicken (FP) This is one of our favorite InstaPot recipes and it’s been a while since we added it to our recipe.  What do we do with our extra bones? Chicken Stock of course!

Sunday: Ground Turkey Spaghetti with Sugar Free Sauce with Spaghetti Squash (FP)

Treats and Sweets

Marshmallows (FP) Page 389 We’ve gotten into using Gelatin and really love these gummies. They are so easy and quick to make!

Mango Creamsicles Page (S) 368 for a little sweet on a hot summer day

Chocolate Gluccie Puddings Page (FP) Page 351

Pan Seared Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa

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For the Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 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 petter, a tsp. of nutritional yeast, a varsity of Italian Spices to your mix and blend into a meal.
  2. Dip chicken first into the egg whites and dredge through the tortillas mixture to coat on each side.
  3. Spray a large skillet with coconut oil and place over medium heat. Cover, and continue cooking 3-5 minutes, turn over over and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Cover with mango salsa and serve warm 
Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango 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.

Our Weekly Menu’s Start to Summer!

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. It’s our last week of school and all three kids wanted each a choose dinner this week as the school year concludes.  This week we have an epic Rodan+Fields party at the house! We can’t wait to host, celebrate and entertain friends!

Menu

Monday: Speedy Salmon and Broccoli (FP) We found this delicious recipe last summer.  Fresh, easy and delicious this recipe is the perfect end to a warm and toasty day.

Tuesday: Pizza Chili,  Deli Meat, VegetableTray and Fruit Tray (S/E) This Tuesday night I have a Rodan+Fields BINGO. Time for a little THM Cooking! * See Below for our recipe

Wednesday: BBQ Pork Chops (S) Our kids love the flavor of fatty meat.  This simple recipe will be an easy end to a day full of adventure!

Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken (FP) This is one of our favorite InstaPot recipes and it’s been a while since we added it to our recipe.  What do we do with our extra bones? Chicken Stock of course!

Friday: Low Carb Cauliflower Carb Pizza

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

Sunday: Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes (S) Full of flavor this recipe will be a fun end to our week of summer break!

For My Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Frozen Kefir  

Chocolate Cream Pie

 

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.