THM menu for the week of Jan 9



breakfast: Greek yogurt with chia seeds and strawberries; coffee

lunch: sauteed salmon on romaine salad with EVOO and wine vinegar; green tea

snack: peanut butter fudge (sub pf flour for the cocoa powder in recipe for rich chocolate fudge in the old book, page 386); oolong tea

dinner: papster thighs (pg 165), mashed cauliflower, broccoli

snack: red wine and dark chocolate



breakfast: eggs and avs (pg 245); coffee

lunch: leftovers; green tea

snack: pb fudge; oolong tea

dinner: S salad bowl from chipotle for a fundraiser

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste


breakfast: lemon poppy seed MIM (pg 278); coffee

lunch: tuna stuffed tomato (pg 363 old book); green tea

snack: pb fudge; oolong tea

dinner: baked tilapia (pg 286 old book), quinoa, white bean mashies (pg 361 old book)

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste


breakfast: Greek yogurt with chia seeds and strawberries; coffee

lunch: turkey and lettuce roll ups; apple slices; dunkin donuts dark roast coffee (grocery shopping day 🙂 )

snack: cheesecake berry crunch (pg. 352); green tea

dinner: zucchini noodles (pg 356 old book) with red sauce; salad

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste


breakfast: scrambled eggs with red pepper, spinach and onion; coffee

lunch: salad with tuna; green tea

snack: chocolate nut slab (pg 372 old book); oolong tea

dinner: slim sloppy joes (pg 63) and cole slaw (pg 230)

snack: trimtastic zucchini cake (game night with friends!)


breakfast: strawberry MIM (pg. 287); coffee

lunch: Shabbat fellowship (taking challah and fruit)

snack: chocolate nut slab; green tea

dinner: chili (pg 330 in old book); THM corn bread (pg 199)

snack: red wine and cheese


breakfast: fried eggs; coffee

lunch: out with my in-laws (something S)

snack: chocolate nut slab; green tea

dinner: turkey burger with lots of  S toppings

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste

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Autumn treats round-up for the Trim Healthy Mama


It’s almost my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, sweaters, colorful leaves, apple harvest and pumpkin flavors!


In celebration of many people’s favorite season, I decided to do a link up of THM friendly Fall treats. You’re welcome 🙂


Let’s start things out with breakfast! Apple Pie Oatmeal from “Family Feedbag” is simple and tasty!

You could use this recipe from “Rhonda Sue” for Apple Oat Cake for breakfast or snack!

Time for lunch! How about this tuna salad with apples from “Counting All Joy”?

Make sure you get your fluids! Try this all day sipper : Caramel Apple Shrinker from Joanna at “Now I can have my cake and eat it too”.

Apples for dinner? Yes! This chicken apple sausage with cabbage noodles from “Counting All Joy” is a delicious main dish idea!

If all you need is a side dish, why not try sweet potato apple hash?

You know as a THM, you really must have dessert 😉  “Wheatless Buns” has an amazingly easy apple fritter recipe that I can’t wait to try! Also, “Joy in Our Journey”  has a tasty THM-ified (is that a word?!) apple crisp recipe.



Want a quick, easy breakfast for one? This pumpkin MIM from “C family of 6” fits the bill! Got a little more time (and mouths to feed?) Rachel from “Bubbly Nature Creations” has a yummy baked pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe for you.

If anything could make me give up my morning coffee (or 3), it would be this pumpkin pie sip.

A great snack for a fall day is a pumpkin pie smoothie from “Gal on a Mission”. DQ ain’t got nothin’ on this!

When the weather turns chilly, a hearty soup hits the spot. I’m going to try this pumpkin chili with chicken, as well as this curried pumpkin soup.

One of our family’s favorite dinners is BRINNER (breakfast for dinner). I like to put a Fall twist on it by making the pancakes pumpkin spice flavored.

And OH the desserts!! They are abounding! Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting! Pumpkin cream cake! Pumpkin pie cookies! Pumpkin pie cheesecake! No-bake pumpkin cheesecake moussePumpkin roll! I could go on and on! BUT….

Now I am hungry!

So off to the kitchen I go!

Do you have a favorite THM-friendly Fall treat? Post in the comments below so we can all try it!


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Weekly kid-friendly/budget-friendly THM menu


That pic above is of my favorite muffin in a mug. It’s the coffee cake for one by Rhonda Sue. *drool*

Okay! Moving right along to the menu. I’ve decided to just list 7 breakfasts, lunches and dinners, along with several snack ideas. I realized that people start their weeks on different days, eat more (or less) snacks than we do, and  run into a night where they just want to make Thursday’s dinner on Monday. So I’m hoping this new list format makes it easier to tweak and make your own!


eggs and bacon or sausage (2x)

cereal for the kids and muffin in a mug for mom (2x)

thm pancakes (page 223) with berries

oatmeal with cinnamon and diced apples (brown sugar and walnuts on the kid’s, truvia on mom’s) 2x



tortilla pizzas (page 280) and sliced veggies

PB&J (regular for the kids; low carb wrap with smucker’s natural PB and homemade strawberry truvia jam for mom) with sliced veggies (2x)

hot dogs and mac&cheese for the kids; crispy salmon (page 283) on romaine with EVOO for mom

leftovers from the soup dinners (2x)

lunchmeat (sandwiches for kids; roll ups for mom~ page 299) and fruit



pinto bean and rice roll ups (low carb wrap for mom) and fruit

tuna melts for the family; tuna on a low carb wrap for mom; salad

all day lentil stew (page 311)  and crackers (wasa for mom)

hamburgers (lettuce “bun” for mom) and green fries (page 357)

krabby patties (page 338) made with tuna and salad (sourdough bread for the family)

my version of fotato soup (adapted from page 294) ~use the THM bullion in place of the chicken broth and add turmeric with the other seasoning

pork chops; broccoli with cheese and butter; mashed potatoes for the family




string cheese

THM friendly muffins (there are many of these on pinterest)


sliced veggies

smoothies (I love the cake batter frappa. I make the kids’ smoothies with frozen banana and strawberries, almond milk and honey)

85% dark chocolate from aldi

fudge (page 386)

peanut butter cups

for the kids: chia energy balls



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Budget friendly AND kid friendly THM meal ideas


Oatmeal~ add cinnamon and stevia, berries or other fruit. crossover idea for kids: swirl in some peanut butter. (you can also make the overnight kind… several variations are found on Briana Thomas’ site.)

Cereal~ I stockpile cereal with coupons when it is on sale to get a great deal. When the kids get cereal, I eat PB&J breakfast crumble or a muffin  in  a mug (page 256) or some other variation I find on pinterest.

Eggs~ the possibilities are almost endless. my kids prefer to stick to hard boiled and plain old scrambled on toast. I really like the cheesy eggs in the book (page 219). I usually make bacon at least once a week with our eggs too.

Pancakes~ I love the pancakes in the book (page 223) and so do my kids! we have frozen berries on top.


Grilled cheese and tomato soup~ the kids have it the old fashioned way. I make mine with bread in mug (page 265) and cheddar and i make the “just like campbell’s soup” (page 292)

Tuna melts (tuna on toasted bread. topped with cheese and broiled) for the kids; tuna in a low carb wrap with veggies for me.

My kids love PB&J. On the days they have it, I will have crispy salmon (page 283) on a green salad with EVOO.

Leftovers are used for lunch a couple of times a week in our house.


Tacos or fajitas (I make mine into a salad) ~ rice for the family

Brinner (breakfast for dinner)~ bacon or sausage, quiche or scrambled eggs, berries, hash browns or pancakes for the family

Spaghetti and salad (using dreamfields pasta for mine)

Fried fish (page 344) and buttered broccoli; mashed potatoes for the family

Baked tilapia (I put spinach or kale in a 9×13 baking dish. top with tilapia fillets. season as desired and bake at 375 until flaky), quinoa or brown rice and salad

Turkey burgers (on buns for the family, on lettuce for me) and sauteed green beans (page 357)


Fruit and veggies are regular snacks in our house.


Popcorn (with butter for the kids)

chocolate cupcakes

peanut butter cups

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My Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Meal Plan

Today in my scheduling series, I will share how I am getting back on board with Trim Healthy Mama by sharing my week of menu plans. I would like to get into the habit of posting my menus on here every week, as well as my grocery lists so you can see how to eat this way without breaking the bank.

I always have coffee with stevia and half & half with breakfast, good girl moonshine or kombucha with lunch, and tea with my night time snack.

I started this menu yesterday so it starts from yesterday and goes through Monday. Book page numbers are in parentheses and recipes not in the book are linked to the source I found them from. 

  • TuesdayBreakfast: 2 fried eggs Lunch: romaine salad with chopped up hardboiled eggs and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) Snack: greek yogurt with 1/2 banana Dinner: organic baby kale with tuna and EVOO   Snack: string cheese
  • FridayBreakfast: apple oat cake Lunch: tuna in a Joseph’s pita Snack: peanut butter cups Dinner: Cook out with friends (grilled meat and s style salad) Snack: peanut butter blondies
  • SaturdayBreakfast: 1 fried egg and turkey bacon Lunch: grilled cheese made with cheddar cheese and bread in a mug (page 265) and just like campbell’s soup (page 292) Snack: Big Boy Smoothie (page 242) Dinner: baked chicken thighs (page 322); cauliflower mashed potatoes (page 361); steamed broccoli Snack: peanut butter cups
  • SundayBreakfast: sprouted rye toast with laughing cow cheese and tomato Lunch: leftovers Snack: sliced veggies Dinner: chicken fajita salad (fajita fixins on romaine lettuce with sour cream and hot sauce) Snack: red wine and dark chocolate
  • MondayBreakfast: coffee cake for one Lunch: crispy salmon (page 283) on organic baby kale with EVOO Snack: 2  light rye wasa crackers with laughing cow cheese wedge Dinner: whole baked chickens (page 321) and coconut oil sauteed zucchini  Snack: almonds



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