A Trime Healthy Mama meal plan with no special ingredients designed to be budget friendly and easy.
I finally caved. I finally succumbed to the Trim Healthy Mama craze. Honestly this way of eating is not much different than what I have always eaten, it just changes the combinations, separating fats and carbs. When newbies to the plan (including myself) start THM, they feel they have to buy all kinds of special ingredients to eat "on plan". You do not! In fact, I recommend that you don't buy special ingredients at first and just get used to either eating S or E meals. I decided to make a Trim Healthy Mama meal plan with no special ingredients to demonstrate how. All of these ingredients can be found in a regular grocery store. In fact, I shopped for almost everything at Aldi and spent under $100.
If you are interested in Trim Healthy Mama, I highly recommend both their newest plan book and cookbook. You can find them at any major bookstore or at the library.
Trim Healthy Mama Meal Plan
Breakfast: Trim Healthy Pancakes (p. 259 THM cookbook), berries, and a dollop of low fat Greek yogurt (E)
Lunch: Big mixed green salad topped with any meat (chicken tenders, big batch of slow cooker chicken without the gravy, or deli meat), avocado, and ranch dressing (S)
Dinner: Slow cooker pork roast with roasted radishes, zucchini, and asparagus (S) For the vegetables, cut them all in uniform pieces and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and roast at 450 for 20-25 minutes.
Snack: Cottage berry whip (FP) p. 374 of THM cookbook
Breakfast: Eggs and bacon (S)
Lunch: Black bean soup, mixed green salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar (E)
Dinner: Cheesesteak in a bowl, salad (romaine, spinach, artichokes, a few cherry tomatoes, a couple of slices of red onion, olive oil and vinegar with salt and Italian seasoning) (S)
Snack: air popped popcorn with salt
Breakfast: Egg whites and thin sliced deli turkey cooked in coconut oil spray, sprouted toast, homemade sugar free jam (E) For jam, I boiled frozen berries, added stevia and lemon juice to taste, and a small amount of chia seeds. Refrigerate and it will solidify.
Lunch: Leftover cheesesteak bowl, leftover salad (S)
Dinner: Italian ground beef and cabbage skillet (S)
Snack: sliced apple (E)
Breakfast: Eggs and bacon (S)
Lunch: Turkey sandwich on sprouted bread with mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce. Cucumber slices and apple slices. (E)
Dinner: Grilled chicken thighs, grilled cauliflower and zucchini (S)
Snack: celery and peanut butter
Breakfast: Oatmeal plain with berries and a dollop of Greek yogurt (E)
Lunch: Instant pot Mexican quinoa and black beans (E)
Dinner: Low carb pizza (I like the fathead pizza crust) (S)
Snack: Skinny chocolate (THM cookbook)
Breakfast: Scrambled egg whites with salsa, sprouted toast, strawberries (E)
Lunch: Leftover low carb pizza (S)
Dinner: Burger with no bun topped with avocado, cheese, mustard, pickle, big salad (S)
Snack: carrots and a cheese stick
Breakfast: Oatmeal with berries and Greek yogurt (E)
Lunch: Turkey sandwich on sprouted bread with mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce. Cucumber slices and fruit. (E)
Dinner: Leftovers or an on-plan "breakfast for dinner"
Snack: avocado and a handful of nuts (S)
All day sippers: Good Girl Moonshine and The Shrinker
Hi Tara! I've been reading your posts for a few years and love them! I've really found your advice useful as a newish wife and been able to save loads of money on groceries because of you. I really like this new THM plan, and was so excited that I don't have to go out and get the special ingredients. Thanks for writing!
Hi. I'm very new to the THM plan. Out of everything I've read and meal plans I've come across, I have found yours to be the most helpful and practical. Thank you so much.
I'm so glad, Sherry! Best of luck to you.
Love this meal plan. Thank you for laying it all out. I've been a THM for 1 1/2 years now and keep falling back into old habits. I'm trying to get back into it completely before the holidays get here! It really is a simple plan if you'll let it be. That's why I love it! And it truely does work!
Maria T Warner.
After being very sick this past year, my life is not where it was last year, meds have caused weight gain, not being able to work out is frustrating, and to be honest I keep trying this & that diet, I’m struggling with all of it! I need everything laid out for me so I cane get back where I was weight wise 10 months ago!