Friday, January 24, 2020

My THM meal plan for Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal as I like to be. Winter is normally a smaller food budget.  I am hoping I can do a better job of less waste and eat my freezer down a bit.  I grow a garden for a good reason. 

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

A friend let me borrow The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse, Dairy Free, by Maria Emmerich (30 Keto) and I found a few recipes I am hoping to use.  And I still have a few left from last week that I need to make.

Jen, from the Well Planned Kitchen had a great free course a bit ago and I took a few gems away from her classes. I like to meal prep, but I kinda fell out of the loop of ease that I use to do... or she suggested. It is always nice to take a refresher and learn a few things, or in my case to be reminded of things you use to do.


Breakfast:
Tumeric Smoothie THM E, use almond milk, only 1 banana, and stevia instead of honey
Lemon Curd with Dutch Baby p.184-185 THM S - (30 Keto) 
German Pancake Bites THM S

Lunch:
Mediterranean Bean Salad THM E - use FF cottage cheese and only a few olives to garnish
Jalapeno Popper Salad - THM S - Going to sub the Dreamfields for cauliflower

Snack:

Luscious Lemon Squares THM S

Supper 

Tex Mex Baked Spaghetti Squash THM E - skip the cheese, or just use as a garnish.
German Skillet Dinner - THM E  
Polish Pickle Soup THM S - Glucci instead of flour to thicken

Sippers
Cranberry Wassail p.406 THM FP THM Cookbook
Earth Milk p.402 THM FP THM Cookbook

Unfortunately I will not be able to offer a shopping list until I find another program. My current one is no longer an option

Friday, January 17, 2020

My THM Menu for January 20 - 26, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal as I like to be. Winter is normally a smaller food budget.  I am hoping I can do a better job of less waste and eat my freezer down a bit.  I grow a garden for a good reason. 

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

I have a combinations of a few books this time around. Quick Keto (QK), Keto in 28 (28), Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook (THM Cookbook), and Trim Healthy Table (THT).  

Jen, from the Well Planned Kitchen had a great free course a bit ago and I took a few gems away from her classes. I like to meal prep, but I kinda fell out of the loop of ease that I use to do... or she suggested. It is always nice to take a refresher and learn a few things, or in my case to be reminded of things you use to do.


Breakfast:
Chia Almond Yogurt p.67 THM S, 28
Cinnamon Roll Souffle Pancake p. 52-53 THM S, QK
Pumpkin Spice French Toast  THM E

Lunch:
Jalapeno Chicken Soup p. 112 THM S, 28
Buffalo Chicken Salad in a Jar p.94-95 THM S, QK

Snack:

Grapefruit Slushy p.372 THM E - THM Cookbook
Cranberry Nut Pudding p.357 THM S/FP THM Cookbook
Cinnamon Swirl WWBB p.256 THM FP, THT
Chewy Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies p. 176-177 THM S, QK

Supper 

Tilapia Veracruz p.70 THM Cookbook THM S/E/FP
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole THM S
Slow Cooker Beef Gyros - THM S

Sippers
Cranberry Wassail p.406 THM FP THM Cookbook
Earth Milk p.402 THM FP THM Cookbook

Here is your printable shopping list!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

My THM Menu for January 13-19, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal as I like to be. Winter is normally a smaller food budget.  I am hoping I can do a better job of less waste and eat my freezer down a bit.  I grow a garden for a good reason. So this week will be linked instead of from a book.

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

Jen, from the Well Planned Kitchen had a great free course a bit ago and I took a few gems away from her classes. I like to meal prep, but I kinda fell out of the loop of ease that I use to do... or she suggested. It is always nice to take a refresher and learn a few things, or in my case to be reminded of things you use to do.

Breakfast:
Cran Apple Holiday Breakfast Muffin THM E
Chili Relleno Casserole p.67 THM S
Tumeric Smoothie THM E, use almond milk, only 1 banana, and stevia instead of honey.

Lunch:
Keto Big Mac Salad THM S
Mediterranean Bean Salad THM E - use FF cottage cheese and only a few olives to garnish

Snack:

Almond Joy Muffin Tops THM S
Oat Bread THM E

Supper 

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash THM S
Tex Mex Baked Spaghetti Squash THM E - skip the cheese, or just use as a garnish.
German Skillet Dinner - THM E - 
Polish Pickle Soup THM S - Glucci instead of flour to thicken

Sippers
Cranberry Wassail p.406 THM FP THM Cookbook
Earth Milk p.402 THM FP THM Cookbook

Here is the shopping LIST!

Monday, January 6, 2020

My THM Menu for January 6-12, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal as I like to be. Winter is normally a smaller food budget.  I am hoping I can do a better job of less waste and eat my freezer down a bit.  I grow a garden for a good reason. 

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

I have a combinations of a few books this time around. Quick Keto (QK), Keto in 28 (28), Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook (THM Cookbook), and Trim Healthy Table (THT).  

Jen, from the Well Planned Kitchen had a great free course a bit ago and I took a few gems away from her classes. I like to meal prep, but I kinda fell out of the loop of ease that I use to do... or she suggested. It is always nice to take a refresher and learn a few things, or in my case to be reminded of things you use to do.


Breakfast:
Giant Pineapple Baked Pancake p. 261 THM E, THM Cookbook
Chia Almond Yogurt p.67 THM S, 28
Cinnamon Roll Souffle Pancake p. 52-53 THM S, QK

Lunch:
Jalapeno Chicken Soup p. 112 THM S, 28
Sardine and Tumeric Nori Wraps p.70-71 THM S, QK
Buffalo Chicken Salad in a Jar p.94-95 THM S, QK

Snack:

Grapefruit Slushy p.372 THM E - THM Cookbook
Cranberry Nut Pudding p.357 THM S/FP THM Cookbook
Cinnamon Swirl WWBB p.256 THM FP, THT
Chewy Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies p. 176-177 THM S, QK
Key Lime Pie in a Jar p.178-179 THM S, QK

Supper 

Wipe Your Mouth BBQ p.43 THM E, THM Cookbook
Tilapia Veracruz p.70 THM Cookbook THM S/E/FP
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Casserole p.140 THT THM S


Sippers
Cranberry Wassail p.406 THM FP THM Cookbook
Earth Milk p.402 THM FP THM Cookbook

And finally I am back to adding my  PRINTABLE shopping list!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Word and Goals for 2020, How I did with 2019

THRIVE!

My word for the year is THRIVE!  The past 13+ years have been a VERY big struggle. I am DONE struggling. I am going to THRIVE. I am tired of letting what people say and do to me, influence how I act. I am a CHILD of the KING. He LOVES me. I am HIS. No one can take that away.

My word last year was actually FIGHT!  And I did feel that even though I felt defeated more often than not, I did fight back.  That was so important to me. He fought MANY battles for me. I am so thankful. So here is to another year that I will no longer lay down and let things beat me. I WILL FIGHT with HIM by my side. So look out DEVIL. I am so after you!

My Goals this year:
Personal
Make up and Hair Routine
Walk/Exercise 3 times a week
Memorize Psalm 37 = 1 verse a week - I need to find a way to print the verses up on cards so I see them daily/weekly.  Ideas welcome!
Start Vlogging - after I get my goals consistent on the blog
Seasonal Recipe collection - Finish by November -Single and Family serving
Christmas Countdown in the Fall -Starts in October
Cook and blog/vlog my cook through my menu this year (my book for the year hasn't been posted publicly yet)
Use my business, health, garden, and menu planner - my sister got me a really nice one for my devotions etc.  I also have a REALLY nice wellness one from Aldi. I also intend to use my Aldi normal planner for my blogging etc. I have so many things I need to keep track of this year. I am so ready to do better than last year. I just need to get into a new routine!

Marriage/
Ministry/Family 
Read 4 marriage or family books - even though I do this every year I still wanted to include it. - I am open to ideas here!
Write a "love" note each week
Write one positive thing a week to read at the end of the year. - tips on actually accomplishing this!

Children/Homeschooling
Special day for each child, once a month, do 1 fun outing/activity.
Establish game night 
Check work once a week-school

Blogging

Weekly Grocery Hauls - Vlog
Try a 1 new recipe a week or a month and vlog/blog about it
Monthly or weekly Goals/plans!
Vlog 3/4 times a week by December for Vlogmas starting day after Thanksgiving.


Last years Goals and How I did!
Personal
Make up/Vitamins Routine - I did the vitamins! I am so proud of myself!
Walk/Exercise 3 times a week - that didn't happen but this year we are hoping to join the YMCA. I hope it helps.  
Memorize Psalm 37 = 1 verse a week - I am still struggling with this.
Start Vlogging - after I get my goals and menus etc consistent on the blog - I finally got a computer, but I had a few issues with my GoPro. So I did a few lives, and I am working on my IG @mixingwithmichelle to work myself into vlogging
Seasonal Recipe collection - Finish by November -Single and Family serving - I did start this. It did NOT go as planned. I fell off the wagon this summer because life just got too busy. So maybe I will finish it this year.
Christmas Countdown in the Fall -Starts in October - I started it, but because I had some physical issues and no Christmas money it just didn't happen  I am getting it all written in my planner to do it next year.
Cook and blog/vlog my cook through of Trim Healthy Table. - I finished cooking through it, but I didn't vlog or blog about it. I was just struggling to keep up! I have a new book for this year. I might just do that one. We shall see.

Marriage/
Ministry/Family 
Read 4 marriage books - I did this!
Write a "love" note each week - I really NEED to do this
Write one positive thing a week to read at the end of the year. - I did not do this. I am terrible at things like this.

Children/Homeschooling
Special day for each child, once a month, do 1 fun outing/activity. - I want so badly to do this, but now that my children are older its almost impossible with my older ones.
Establish game night - I have done it with my youngest!  Its so much fun. 
Check work once a week-school - I still need to work on it, but it is easier this year because I have help.

Blogging

Weekly THM Menu - I did it EVERY week this year!

Weekly Grocery Hauls - Vlog _ I only did a few. But I am starting to take pictures and post on IG about it. So progress
Try a 1 new recipe a month and vlog/blog about it - I didn't even do this ONCE
Monthly or weekly Goals/plans! - I started with this. I didn't finish obviously
Vlog 3/4 times a week by December for Vlogmas starting day after Thanksgiving - I didn't do this. I still plan to by slowly working towards it.

I LOVE what I wrote about my word last year! 
-I have picked a word for this year.  FIGHT!  And before you all jump on the, you shouldn't fight line, just hear me out.  I have choose to just let things go for SO long, I have been in some NOT so good situations. I have had to look at things through lenses I don't like. I hate them actually.  I can't just walk around and think, it will all be ok and work out. I have to be on the ready because the Devil is roaming around trying to seek and destroy my family and marriage (Eph. 6:12).  So, this word it to remind me to FIGHT for my family etc. On my knees first of course, but is some cases unfortunately it will need to be with some strong boundries.  I never wanted to need to do that.  It makes me so sad to NEED to.  Prayers would sure be appreciated. 

THM New Habits Challenge 2020 Week 1


Welcome to my 3rd year of THM New Habits challenges!  I would like to continue some new habits that are THM related.  Anyone want to join me? The challenge group will run for 6-8 weeks. I am going to pick 3 things to do for 6+ weeks to help me better my THM journey. We will start our next challenge on January 1 and ends February 29, 2020 .  THM does not manage or endorse the group’s content.

For the next 8+ weeks I want to be consistent in:


-Veggies for 2/3 meals a day - Earth milk counts!
-Make Earth Milk 3 times a week
-3 Deep S meals a week - no dairy!


If this is something you want to join in and keep me accountable, there are 2 ways to do it. Join my FB challenge group or on IG #THMnewhabitschallenge2020.  If you want to join the group I will expect you to check in weekly with pictures or participating in discussions. I want the group to help keep me be accountable. So if you don't plan to post weekly, the IG challenge might be a better fit.  All you need to "join" is posting a picture of your prepping or meal to keep each other encouraged to keep going.  This group is about building new habits to help us in our journey. If we mess up, that is ok. Just restart again in 3 hours.

Once this challenge is over I will hopefully have 3 new habits along with you! I will have a new set of 3 habits for the next challenge weeks.

So who is in with me????

I will be posting my progress with meeting my 3 new habits and also some suggestion and encouragement to keep us going.


My Challenges:

2019

2018

This was my last challenge.
-Fish once a week
-Make Earth Milk 3 times a week
-reduce half or NO COFFEE

I did ok with the coffee challenge, but I would like to do better. I have it down to 1 or 2 a week because I finally found a recipe that works for me to replace it. It isn't the coffee that I crave. Its the caramel with the "cream". It is a money saver if nothing else!  

I did not do the earth milk. I am not sure why. I just simply didn't think of it. And it is a bit of work. I need to find a way to do it what isn't so much work.  I can't make it ahead which is a big part of the problem.

I did good with the fish though. I struggle to spend the $ on the fish. I might just make myself do tuna salad of some sort instead of a fish dish. My family doesn't enjoy it and it is spendy.

My THM Menu for December 30 - January 5, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal. Especially with the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook. There were so many special ingredients I had to purchase. I am more of a plan and simple Jane kinda lady. I like to just eat what I have on hand instead of trying new things. I will link the recipes or let you know where I found them.

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

Breakfast:
Sausage and Mushroom Tart p.328 - THM S- Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking - I am going to make them bites and no crust

Mango Creamy Grains -  p.252-253 THM E -THM Cookbook
Sweet Dreams Cookie Bowl Oatmeal p.249 THM FP THM Cookbook 
Lunch:

Egg Salad over Spinach THM S
Blackened Chicken with Mango and Black Beans p. 66 THM E - THM Cookbook
Spinach Lane Soup p.121 THM FP THM Cookbook

Snack:

Skinny Chocolate p.377 THM Cookbook THM STropical Secret Smoothie p. 483 THM E - THT
Grapefruit Slushy p.372 THM E - THM Cookbook
Cranberry Nut Pudding p.357 THM S/FP THM Cookbook
Superfood Chews p.383 FP/S THM Cookbook
Lemon Pucker Gummies p.387 THM FP THM Cookbook

Supper 

Chicken Paprikash Trimmy Bisque p.180-181 THM S THT
Tilapia Veracruz p.70 THM Cookbook THM S/E/FP
Eggroll in a Bowl p.63 THM S/E/FP - THT


Sippers
Cranberry Wassail p.406 THM FP THM Cookbook
Earth Milk p.402 THM FP THM Cookbook

Friday, December 20, 2019

My THM Menu for December 23-29, 2019

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful journey, but very worth it. I have enjoyed cooking through all 3 of the THM cookbooks. I can't want for their new one to start a new adventure.

The next 2/3 months I am going to be working on eating down my pantry shelves. I have a garden each year and I use it to help lower my grocery bill.  With having cooked through the cookbooks I haven't been as frugal. Especially with the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook. There were so many special ingredients I had to purchase. I am more of a plan and simple Jane kinda lady. I like to just eat what I have on hand instead of trying new things. 

This week I using Carolyn's new book Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking. I can NOT recommend her books ENOUGH. I have all of her books and I have purchased and given many of them as gifts. I am also including a few recipes from Trim Healthy Table and a few linked recipes to round out the week.

I started a FB group, called THM New Habits Challenge for some interactive support and new habits challenge. You can also participate on IG if you are more of an IG person. 

Breakfast: - taken from KB (Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking)
Sausage and Mushroom Tart p.328 - THM S
Bacon, Spinach, Artichoke Quiche p.175 - THMS
Pumpkin Spice Kefir - THM S

Lunch - Taken from Trim Healthy Table (THT)
Peasant Garden Trimmy Bisque p.174 THM S
Arugula with Apples, and Walnuts THM E - Going to play around with the oil and use cottage cheese instead to make it an E

Snack: - taken from KB (Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie - THM S
Peppermint Patties - THM S

Supper - taken from Trim Healthy Table (THT)
Idiots Chicken p.223 - THM S
Peanut Satay Trimmy Bisque p.175 THM S
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stir Fry - THM E - watching the oil amounts

My THM meal plan for Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2020

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in and visiting Mixing With Michelle.  I have been doing THM since May of 2013.  It has been an eventful jo...