Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely week last week. I've been eating well and feeding my family well.
I'm still on a Trim Healthy Mama kick and have been testing and trying recipe after recipe in the cookbook. So far we've really loved everything. There hasn't been a thing we've said blech! to. My husband is more comfortable with the stevia taste than I am. I made the pseudo peanut butter cups (pictured above) with a zylitol/stevia blend and that tasted good but we have some pudding in the fridge that has a really strong (to me) aftertaste. The family doesn't seem to notice it but I do. Needs some tweaking. I'll have to do some research on sugar substitutions.
Lest you think I do nothing but make dessert all the time that is not true. I only tried the two recipes above last week and I only ate one piece of the pie. The peanut butter cups are another story.
We ate a lot of salads-in-a-jar. The one above is a Heavy Salad in a Jar. That means there are more fats in it and little to no carbs (carbohydrates). I find these salads perfect for lunches, even if you're not eating on the Trim Healthy Mama plan and need to make a several for the week. That's coming some day soon hopefully (they do take time). enjoying some delicious foods with my family.
The other things I made were the Crunch Puffs for snacking, and the Key Lime Pie.
We ended up scrapping last week's meatloaf for leftovers and on Wednesday my husband make a skillet meal using zucchini noodles. He's really loving the veggie noodle maker. Also the split pea soup on Thursday turned into lentil soup. That's the way my weeks go.
So I'm still halfway into the Trim Healthy Mama way and enjoying the ride. Unlike the first time I read the book this time, having the recipes and the plan separately is making things a lot clearer for me.
Today is the last day to sign up for the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. You can read my post about it here or just sign up here. It's a wonderful course to get your kids cooking healthy food in the kitchen. Knife Skill, safety and all!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Sweat Dreams Oatmeal
Cold Cereal and Boiled Eggs
Salad in a Jar
Monday: Homemade Pasta with smoked Salmon and Artichokes
Tuesday: Cilantro Lime-Burst Chicken (THM)
Wednesday: Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
Thursday: Lentil Soup and Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Friday: Korean Tacos with whatever meat we have lying on Homemade Pita Bread
What’s on your menu?