Here is my Trim Healthy Mama menu for this week:
Let’s start with the most important food group, shall we?
THM desserts I plan on making:
Peanut Butter Fudge Cake – I am a sucker for anything peanut butter. I used to eat peanut butter straight off the spoon in the middle of the afternoon, but now I usually opt for a Shake Gone Nuts instead. It’s made with peanut flour, and has negligible calories and fat, so it won’t widen my waistline, but I get that peanut butter flavor I crave! This cake looks amazing for a snack with afternoon tea.
Sour Lemon Gummies – these are from the cookbook. I’ve made many gelatin recipes, but this is my first time doing with stevia. This one was good, although a bit too tart for the little kids, so I may leave out the Vitamin C this time or increase the stevia. I love having a gelatin to pull out of the fridge when I’m a bit hungry but don’t want to eat too close to a meal. It’s got just enough protein (the chewier, the better – I always add more gelatin than the recipe calls for) to tide you over.
And now for this week’s dinners:
Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry (E) with brown rice – this recipe comes from Darcie, another blogger who writes about her Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. She posts her menu plans each Monday. Since this is an E meal, I can combine fruit with it, so I want to make this Strawberry-Cucumber Salad (leaving out the almonds so I stay in “E” mode). Doesn’t it look yummy?
Keeping the Asian theme going with Asian Lettuce Wraps (S) from GrassfedMama. I am a sucker for those lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s, and I’m hoping these have a similar flavor.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce (S) from the THM cookbook, page 61. I’ll serve it with roasted cauliflower, green beans nicoise style, and some other t/b/a vegetable.
I make it a goal to feed my family fish at least once a week, so… Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce (S), broccoli, green salad with homemade bleu cheese dressing.
Classic Roast Chicken (S) with roasted asparagus, pan-fried radishes (these are so delicious, and a lovely substitute for white potatoes!) and a green salad with homemade vinaigrette.
I only planned five meals this week because we will be eating out for dinner once, and one night is free for “refrigerator stew” (meaning I clean out the fridge and make some kind of leftover smashup or soup).
What are you eating this week?