Suffering from the dreaded what’s-for-breakfast rush, the afternoon what-are-we-having worry, or the six-o’clock scramble? Find some meal plan inspiration in my incredible, printable, THM friendly Menu Plan Week 6!
This week is a little out of the norm. On the menu plan, I put something in for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch since that’s what I had originally planned, but I have a minor change in plans. I’ll be attending my church’s IF:Gathering so a few on my meals will be provided there. I’ll do my best to keep on plan!
Also, another fun thing. My birthday was last week, but all my kids and I were sick all weekend. So no birthday fun for me. So, instead, we’ll be going to my favorite restaurant Red Lobster for lunch this Sunday.
About My Menu Plan Week 6
In the menu plan below, I list what I have planned for myself that is Trim Healthy Mama friendly (labeled S, E, FP, etc.). My hubby usually eats breakfast from the cafeteria at his work and leftovers for lunch then, for dinner, he eats whatever I make plus sometimes a few extras to make the meal a Crossover.
My kids often eat something similar to what I have yet different for breakfast (for example, on days I have fried eggs, I’ll make them “egg in a nest” as they call it, which is a hole in sprouted bread then an egg cooked in the middle). Lunch they often have leftovers or make themselves sandwiches. And for dinner, they eat what we eat plus I often ensure there is some kind of extra side to make it a Crossover for them.
The only beverage I really mention in my menu plans is my Butter Coffee (and that’s only because that’s what serves as my once weekly “breakfast” on Sunday when we’re rushing out the door to get to church). Otherwise, I leave drinks up to the moment. Usually I drink water (often flavored with something), but I also upon occasion (not every day) enjoy a mug of coffee with homemade creamer for breakfast, oolong tea for lunch, or a can of Zevia soda. I basically aim to drink one gallon of non-caffeinated water-based drinks per day.
Satisfying - Healthy fats as primary fuel source, low in carbs.
S-Helper - Healthy fats as primary fuel source, a little higher in carbs.
Energizing - Healthy carbs as primary fuel source, low in fat.
Fuel Pull - Lower in both healthy carbs and healthy fats.
Crossover - Higher in both healthy fats and healthy carbs.
Below each meal, there is a letter (or more) in a colorful circle. These are based off the premises of Trim Healthy Mama. You can learn more about each of these letters on my intro to Trim Healthy Mama page here.
Please keep in mind that the S, E, FP, and XO icons indicate what the fuel source of the OVERALL MEAL is. A meal can have an S food item plus an FP food item, but the whole meal is an S.
If there is more than one fuel type label (example, S, E, and FP) in a single meal, you can sway the fuel type based on ingredients you use. For example, tacos. Tacos are FP if you use lean ground turkey and only add non-starchy veggies; S if you use full fat hamburger and lots of cheese; or E if you use lean ground turkey and lots of beans and starchy veggies.
Free Printable Menu Plan
Menu Plan Week 6
|• Black Forest Waffle with Cherry Compote (1 of 4)||• sandwich with half a Joseph's pita, ham, sliced cheese, sugar free mayo, and pickles|
• cucumber slices with lemon juice and salt
|• 1 apple with 1 teaspoon peanut butter||• tacos |
|• Black Forest Waffle with Cherry Compote (2 of 4)||• leftover tacos|
• 2 okra pickles
|• 4 light rye Wasa crackers with 2 wedges white cheddar Laughing Cow cheese||• Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Casserole |
• roast veggies
|• Black Forest Waffle with Cherry Compote (3 of 4)||• leftover Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Casserole|
• leftover roast veggies
|• 2 cheese sticks||• Easy Black Bean Soup |
• side salad
|• Black Forest Waffle with Cherry Compote (4 of 4)||• leftover black bean soup|
• leftover salad
|• ChocZero hazelnut bark (personal choice item)||• Hubby Lovin' Chicken, p. 218 THM Cookbook |
• roast asparagus
|• two eggs with non-starchy veggies and cheese||• leftover chicken|
• leftover asparagus
|• 1 apple with 1 teaspoon peanut butter||• pizza using Cali'flour crust (coupon code here), Great Value pizza sauce (from Walmart), cheese, and toppings of choice |
|• burgers on grill with Smart Bun|
• side salad with TJ's House Ranch Dressing
|• 2 brown rice cakes with Lauging Cow cheese wedges||• Dreamfields spaghetti with ground beef and Ragu Simply |
• steamed broccoli
|• Butter Coffee||• Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp, and Salmon at Red Lobster|
• steamed asparagus
|• peanut butter pouch (since I'll be away from home)||• leftover smorgasbord |
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