It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here. I was in a minor car accident about 2 weeks ago & the recovery is taking longer than I thought. Lots of resting & Chiropractor appointments. But, thankfully, I’m starting to feel better. My family has been very supportive & helpful through the whole thing, but I still feel a bit behind the eight ball. So I’m going to make this short & sweet! E meal & S meal recommendations are based on the book Trim Healthy Mama.
Monday – Baked Cod, Rice, & Broccoli
For E meal – Decrease butter to 2 tsp.
For S meal – No rice & lots of butter 🙂
Tuesday – Tacos/Taco Salads
For E meal – Use ground turkey/chicken for the taco meat, no dairy or other fats, no taco shells or tortilla chips, add beans
For S meal – Use ground beef for taco meat, can use dairy but no beans, again no taco shells or chips
Wednesday – Italian Chicken, Green Beans, & Potatoes
This will have to be an S meal because the chicken is marinated in a no sugar added Italian Dressing. No potatoes & add butter or Italian Dressing to the green beans
Friday – Beef Stir Fry with rice
S meal – Make sauce with coconut oil or butter, no sugar; no rice
E meal – use chicken, use only a small amount of oil/butter, small amount of rice
Saturday – Hamburgers, Corn & Salad
S meal – No bun or corn, good olive oil dressing on the salad
E meal – Turkey burger, use egg white to bind the turkey together, corn or plan approved bun
Sunday – Sloppy Joes, corn, green beans
S meal – use ground beef, no sugar added sloppy joe sauce, no corn, use butter/oil on the green beans
E meal – use ground chicken/turkey, no sugar added sloppy joe sauce, small amount of corn, no oil/butter on the green beans
If you need to add a little more to your meal, you can always add a FP like 0% fat Greek Yogurt with a handful of berries & sweetened with stevia
For S meals you can add a Muffin in a mug like THIS or THIS.
This is my first post since before the Holidays & I’m anxious to see how everyone did with all the temptations out there. Let’s just say that I could’ve done a whole lot worse.
We had family in town for Christmas, then I did some traveling for New Year’s. We also had my Dad come & stay after New Year’s for a bit. He just left yesterday which means I’m getting back to my Trim Healthy Mama life style. I found myself thinking that next year should be totally different. Next year I should be so used to the lifestyle that I won’t have to even think about what to eat. It’ll just come naturally. Right?
On to my recipe… I made Pizza Casserole for the kids last night & decided to make a Pizza Salad for myself while the casserole was in the oven. You see, my Dad closed down his pizza shop on New Year’s eve. Therefore, my freezer is full of pizza sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce… You get the picture? Pizza Casserole only made sense. 🙂
I have been struggling along with Trim Healthy Mama for quite some time now. I really have a problem “following the rules.” And I know this is not a diet, but a change of lifestyle. Yet I still cave to temptations that are no good for me. Therefore I’ve been yo-yoing back & forth with no real weight loss. Every once in a while I would hint at my husband that maybe he could read THM & give me his thoughts on it, maybe help me figure it out better. And he meant to do it, but there are just so many other things he needs to do.
Then he decided that he wanted to read it & maybe try it. So he read it over Thanksgiving break & got serious about it! I watched him be faithful to the program the first week & it inspired me to try harder too. He’s lost about 7 lbs & I’ve lost 2 & 1/2! Those numbers may not seem very big to you, but they are a great start!
Doesn’t Loaded Fotato Soup sound so much better? Kudos to Pearl for coming up with that. 🙂
CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP
1 Head of cauliflower, cut up
1/4 c chopped onion
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 – 2 cloves of garlic
4 – 6 cups of chicken broth
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
2 wedges of Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese or cream cheese
a wee bit of Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
crumbled bacon (the real thing)
Add cauliflower, onion, celery, garlic and chicken broth to a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat & let simmer until veggies are soft enough to blend.
Once veggies are soft add to a large Magic Bullet cup with a bit of the broth and the cheese. Don’t overfill! Pulse until nice & smooth. (At this point you could also pulse in some xanthan gum or glucomannan to thicken it up.)
Return to saucepan and mix with remaining broth. Then add your salt, pepper, and Worestershire to taste.
Ladle into a bowl, add your toppings and enjoy!
I eat this as an S meal because I love me some bacon!