Happy New Year! Can you believe it's already 2016?! Did you make any resolutions? I didn't. Not really. I didn't write anything down or pledge at midnight but the past few weeks I HAVE been making more of an effort to dig into the Trim Healthy Mama plan and get my metabolism back on track. (If you're not sure what I'm talking about read my review here).
I already know I like this new way of eating but pulling together the meals is a bit of a learning curve for me and that means more time standing in the kitchen trying out new recipes finding out what works and what doesn't.
I mean to give this Trim Healthy Mama stuff a real go this time and that also meant a big order to the Trim Healthy Mama store last week.
Although I've been blessed to have many of the ingredients used in the recipes already in my pantry there are some recipes I want to try but I lack the more unique ingredients. I consider it a birthday gift to myself and my gift should be here in the next few days. I'm excited!
I guess you want to know what I bought right?
Well here's the list…
- Gluten-Free Baking Blend
- Integral Collagen
- Just Gelatin
- Oat Fiber
- Pristine Whey Protein Powder
- Super Sweet Blend
Last week I went two full days eating the Trim Healthy Mama way. Was it easy? No but it wasn't hard either.
The meals were delicious and I was plenty full. My family ate right along with me but I did sneak in one of the dessert like chocolate shake thingys when they were out.
One of the things I made was an E (Energizing) salad in a jar. I made three of them so we each had one. It was good but A LOT OF FOOD! That's a picture of it above. My daughter and I felt like were chewing forever. My husband ate his throughout the day. I want to try and S (Satisfying) one next but making sure I have all the ingredients comes first.
Breakfast was a little harder but I worked the most here. Lots of Eggs and Avs (eggs and avocados). We like the overnight oatmeal but it's hard to think about breakfast the night before.
I also like to change up what I eat a lot so after those 2 days it was time to sit down and study the cookbook again. One day I hope to be able to figure out how to alter all my favorite recipes but for now it's easier to use the ones in the book.
Here's our menu plan for this week. THM means recipes I'm pulling from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. (note we have a lot of chicken in the freezer).
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Split Pea Soup (THM)
Tuesday: Orange Chicken (THM)
Wednesday: Chicken Curry
Thursday: Lentil Soup (THM) and Chicken Sandwiches
What’s on your menu?