Monday Menu Plan January

This entry is part 75 of 112 in the series Monday-Menu Plan



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.

Seasonal Ideas:

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My Weekly Menu Plan:



Sweat Dreams Oatmeal

Cold Cereal and Boiled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Protein Smoothies



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?

  • Find more menus to inspire you from other bloggers at Organized Junkie.
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  1. Homemade pasta?! I’m impressed, Kemi!
    Our menu this week includes/included chicken enchiladas, stuffed peppers, Japanese curry over rice, tacos, and spaghetti. I planned my list around things we already had in the cupboard to spare the budget a bit since I went quite a bit over last week.

    1. Thanks Wendy 🙂 My daughter got in there to help me out. Her request is ravioli. I need to make it more often because I was really rusty at it. Still it was a good meal.
      Smart menu planning you have there. I’ll be doing that the next couple of weeks since we’re taking a short break from grocery shopping.

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