Let me just say - if you haven't read the book, there is a bit here that won't make any sense. That's okay. If you've read it, you may have some pointers for me, which I will be most grateful for!
Here's the plan:
M - meatballs w/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, lingonberry sauce
Potatoes are not on plan, ever. That said, I can make this an E meal in the macro-nutrient sense (under 45g carbs and under 5g fat) if I don't go overboard. My plan is to enjoy this off-plan meal, (it's not November yet!) but not go wild with portions.
T - monster hotwings, celery and ranch oven fries/zucchini fries, garden salad
My 'monster' hotwings are turkey wings that I'll roast in the oven until they are cooked and have crispy skin. Husband and I will have them with hot wing coating, Daughter will likely have barbecue sauce. They get potato fries, I get zucchini fries, so this is an S meal for me.
W - rotisserie chicken (Costco), quinoa, waldorf salad
This is an E meal. I can have a little quinoa and waldorf salad here (the recipe for the salad is in the book) and white meat chicken, no skin.
R - spaghetti w/sauce (Italian sausage in the sauce), salad, cheesy breadsticks
I opened this jar of sauce (to make a lunch for Husband) and it is one of those 'three cheese' sauces, which has romano in it, which I just can't eat. My plan is to have an S meal - the salad, likely with some chicken from the day before, and some of the breadsticks, which are made with an S recipe. I don't normally want to have a different meal, but I wouldn't eat this sauce under any circumstances, so I'm cool with it.
F - pizza, vegetable sticks, dip, apples, halloween candy
If there are leftover cheesy breadsticks, they will be my pizza, or I might try making a crust - either way, this would be an S meal for me. I'll be skipping the apples and halloween candy, but I have some pb skinny chocolate in my freezer that I made.
S - tuna salad sandwiches (or salad), pretzels, sliced oranges and berries
I'll make an S meal with tuna salad on a bed of greens with celery, cheddar and a bit of chopped tomato. I have strawberries and blueberries I can have as dessert.
S - enchiladas, Mexican rice, green salad
Corn tortillas are not 'on plan', but I am probably having a couple here, filled with a leaner (turkey, onion, tomato) filling and topped with homemade enchilada sauce. That and a green salad with a light dressing will make an E style meal for me, even with the off-plan tortillas. I simply cannot justify $3.49 for 8 low-carb tortillas when I can get 90 corn tortillas for $2.50 I don't think this will 'ruin' the week, so I guess we shall see.
Other Meals on Trim Healthy Mama
|This is Good Girl Moonshine. It's growing on me. Sorta.|
For breakfasts I am trying out different things - S breakfasts like an omelet with mushrooms and cheddar, and E breakfasts like a slice of toast with cottage cheese, a whole apple and a strawberry-cottage cheese smoothie. I'm writing stuff down as I go so that once I get a few I like, I can just mostly stick with them, for the sake of simplicity.
|This is an E breakfast - 45 net carbs, less than 5g. fat, and plenty of food.|
|An S lunch - salad with cheddar and ranch, deviled eggs for protein, and dilly beans, just because.|
Snacks are pretty easy, really. They must have protein, so I think most of mine will be S - a few nuts or cheese cubes, maybe. I also want to try the 'cottage berry whip' from the book, which is cottage cheese with some berries, whirled in the food processor (I think with some stevia), and I also have the skinny girl pb chocolate that I made, though it would still need some protein with it, I think.
So, that is the plan for this week. What's on the menu at your home?