Friday, January 19, 2018

THM Menu for January 22 - 28, 2018

The next 2 weeks are going to be extremely difficult and hard to stay on plan. If you have an extra moment or two and could say a prayer for myself and my children we would sure appreciate it.   Also for next week if you have some ideas for things I could easily take with me and not a fridge I am ALL ears.

So what is on your menu this week? And what are you prepping?

Want to join me in my THM New Habits Challenge?  We are enjoying sharing our meal preps/plans and encourage each other to keep on the course.

Breakfasts:
Mango Ginger Smoothie - THM E - I am going to use Kefir instead of water
Pumpkin Concrete Mixer - THM S - going to use Kefir instead of the milk/protein powder
Chocolate Nut Granola - THM E - THM Cookbook p.255
Chocolate Pecan Pie Muffins - THM S

Lunch:
Pear Waldorf Salad - THM E
Russian Borscht Soup- THM E
Ham and Bean Soup - THM S sub out potatoes with cauliflower

Snack:
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP, THT p.351
Bust A Myth Banana Cake - THM E, THM Cookbook p.298
Chocolate Treeces Poke Cake - THM S, THT p.382

Dinner:
Cowboy Grub - THM E THM Cookbook p.59
Cheeseburger Skillet - THM S
Garlic Beef Enchiladas - THM S
Caribbean Chicken with Black Bean, Kale, and Pineapple Salad - THM E - reduce oil


Friday, January 12, 2018

THM Menu for Jan 15-21, 2018


This past week didn't turn out at all as I expected. Instead of being able to enjoy lots of THM inspired food, I dealt with the lovely flu. I think I am going to adjust my menu for this next week, using some of the same things.

So what is on your menu this week? And what are you prepping?

Want to join me in my THM New Habits Challenge?  We are enjoying sharing our meal preps/plans and encourage each other to keep on the course.

Breakfast:
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie - THM E
Chocolate Breakfast Cookies - THM E
Breakfast Burritos - THM S
Egg and Ham cups - THM S
Chocolate Covered Cranberry Shake - THM FP
Creamy Grains - THM E p.252


Lunch:
Autumn Crunch Salad - THM E Subbing out oil & fresh fruit
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - THM E
Easy Cheesy Fiesta Chowder - THM S
Wedge Salad - THM S

Snack:
Cranberry Walnut Cookies - THM S
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP, THT p.351
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Muffin - THM S
Chocolate Chip Cake - THM E


Dinner:
Blackened Chicken with Mango - THM E - THM Cookbook p.66
Cowboy Grub - THM E, THM Cookbook p. 59
Chicken Pot Pie - THM S, THM Cookbook p.137
Cheeseburger Skillet - THM S
Cilantro Lime Chicken Meal - THM E

Something extra that I need to do:
Lacto Fermented Dilly Carrots
Asian Ginger Bone Broth 

Friday, January 5, 2018

THM Menu for January 8 - 14, 2018


It's already the second week into the new year. How is everyone doing?

Having an accountability group has really helped me keep up with my greens and meal prep. I have had things on hand to eat even when I am in a hurry.  I hope I can keep it up.

Skinny Chocolate still hasn't grown on me as much as I had hoped. But I am getting more kefir and fermented foods in my diet. So it isn't all bad.

Breakfast:
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie - THM E
Breakfast Burritos - THM S
Quick Fix Eggwhite Muffins - THM FP, THT p.332

Lunch:
Autumn Crunch Salad - THM E Subbing out the oil and I will use fresh Cuties instead of canned fruit
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - THM E
Easy Cheesy Fiesta Chowder - THM S

Snack:
Cranberry Walnut Cookies - THM S
Treeces - THM S, THM Cookbook p.378
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP, THT p.351
Chocolate Breakfast Cookies - THM E

Dinner:
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Casserole THM S
Crispy Buffalo Buffalo Drumsticks - THM S
Cowboy Grub - THM E, THM Cookbook p. 59


Something extra that I need to do:
Lacto Fermented Dilly Carrots
Asian Ginger Bone Broth 

I am also participating in two other challenges I am attempting to follow along with for a bit. The One E a day Challenge and the THM Book Study group with my friend Judy.  Feel free to hope in and join us!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Goals for 2018

The sad thing is I didn't really have goals for last year. I think I just tried to survive. Sometimes that is the best one can do.  Perhaps this year, I can do a little better.  So since I didn't have a traditional goal post like I have done in the past few years, I'll steal a few ideas from a couple years ago.  I hope to check in once a month or every 3 months to see how I am doing.

Personal 
Read 12 books - Most will be read on vacations, sad to say
Make up Routine
Finish Violin Volume 1
Eat Greens daily

Marriage/
Ministry/Family 
Read 4 marriage books
Write a "love" note each week
THM Meal Prep
Write one positive thing a week to read at the end of the year.

Children/Homeschooling

Do 1 fun outing/activity per month
Establish game night 
Special day for each child, once a month
Check work once a week


Blogging

Weekly THM Menu
Try a 1 new recipe a month and blog about it
Write 12 book reviews
Monthly Goals

I also have picked a word for the year. Determination.  That is what I feel I have been lacking the past few years. Discouraging situations and trials have been a real struggle.  This past year I learned more about how I was making it worse by allowing people to treat me badly, instead of standing up for myself. I hope to find myself deep down somewhere, lost in the drama and trama in the past few years that really wreck havoc on my life. So here's so a new year. One that will be better than next year and one that will be better, by HIS grace and my determination.

Friday, December 29, 2017

THM Menu January 1 - 7th, 2018

So this is my first menu that will go along with my New Habits Challenge.  Please come join is with me if you are ready to jump into the new year with some NEW habits. I will run a different habits challenge every 6-8 weeks for accountability.  So here we go!

Breakfast:
Cookie Bowl Oatmeal - THM FP, THM Cookbook p.249
Christmas Cranberry Smoothie - THM E replacing mlk with kefir
Pumpkin Concrete Mixer - THM S - going to use Kefir instead of the milk/protein powder

Lunch:
Zuppa Toscana - THM S - cauliflower instead of potatoes
Mexican Cottage Cheese Salad - FP p.302 THM#1, I put this over spinach
Pear Waldorf Salad - THM E

Dinner:
Chicken Pot Pie - THM S, THM Cookbook p.137
Cheeseburger Skillet - THM S
Cilantro Lime Chicken Meal - THM E

Snack:
Pay Off Day Candies - THM S, THM Cookbook p.380
Treeces - THM S, THM Cookbook p.378
Chocolate Banana Muffins - THM E,THM Cookbook p.283

PS I totally forgot to add 2 other challenges I am attempting to follow along with for a bit. The One E a day Challenge and the THM Book Study group with my friend Judy.  Feel free to hope in and join us!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas THM Week December 25-31, 2017

The last week of December. Wow. can you believe it?  I am hoping to do well this last week. Don't want to go into the new year with a sugar hang over. How about you?  Want to start the new year out with a challenge? Come join my THM New Habits Challenge 2018 over on FB and IG with the #thmnewhabitschallenge2018


Breakfast:
Quick Fix Eggwhite Muffins - THM FP, THT p.332
Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake - THM S, THT p.338
Chocolate Nut Crunch - THM E, THM Cookbook p.255

Lunch:
Chicken Lima Bean Soup - THM E
Russian Borscht Soup- THM E
Small Budget Big Taste Salad - THM E, THM Cookbook p.185

Dinner:
Cowboy Grub - THM E, THM Cookbook p. 59
Cornbread Crusted Mexican Pie - THM S THM Cookbook p.132
Spaghetti Squash Boats - THM S - leaving off the bread crumbs

Snack:
Pay Off Day Candies - THM S, THM Cookbook p.380
Treeces - THM S, THM Cookbook p.378
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP, THT p.351
Bust A Myth Banana Cake - THM E, THM Cookbook p.298

Thursday, December 21, 2017

THM New Habits Challenge 2018

I am wanting to start a few new habits that are THM related. Anyone want to join me? The challenge group will run for 6 weeks. I am going to pick 3 things to do for 6 weeks to help me better my THM journey.  Anyone want to join me?  We will start our challenge on December 31st, 2017 and end February 11, 2018.  THM does not manage or endorse the group’s content.

For the first 6 weeks I want to be consistent in:

Make Skinny Chocolate once a week.
Weekly Meal Prepping.
Eating something green daily.

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 #THMnewhabitschallenge2018.  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 take a week break to make SURE the habits STICK, and I will have a new set of 3 habits for the next 6 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.