This is my weekly Trim Healthy Mama (THM) weekly update and Meal planning post and video. I have been enjoying learning more and more about Trim Healthy Mama (THM) http://www.trimhealthymama.com and the healthy benefits of following the plan. This is an ongoing journey that I hope to make a lifelong journey into better health for me and for my family. I am going to try and post about Trim Healthy Mama (THM) on Mondays. Unfortunately, Sarah got her lower braces on yesterday and was feeling a little puny so I made yesterday all about her. After all, I am a momma first!
I find that I have to do meal planning in order to stay on plan and to help stay within our food budget. I am trying something new this week! Usually we get carry out on Friday, but this Friday I am passing up on carry out and will be cooking at home. I know that for some people this is not new to them, but for me it is. We have been doing carry out Friday for as long as we have been married (almost 17.5 years) so this is a HUGE change for me!!! I’m hoping that Ritch especially will enjoy that I am cooking on Friday instead of carry out Friday.
I am struggling to make sure that I am drinking enough water. I was doing really well with drinking water until we came back from Utah. Ever since then, it has been a struggle. I know that I definitely need to increase my water intake so that is a goal for this week!!!
Today, I made the Giant blueberry baked pancake out of the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/Trim-Healthy-Mama-Cookbook-Recipes/dp/1101902663) and it was really delicious. It made a 9 x 13 pan so it will be nice to have for leftovers tomorrow morning when we are getting ready for co-op. My words of advice here, for this recipe it said to put the ingredients except the blueberries in a blender. Well, I already had my Ninja out so I decided to use it instead of my blender or food processor. I am wishing I had followed the directions because it was just a little too full for the Ninja. The pancake turned out wonderful and all the ingredients were blended, but there would have been more room in the blender or food processor. I am looking forward to making a couple new recipes out of the book this week. I am making the Chicken Parmy and Lazy Lasagna later in the week. I have heard absolutely wonderful reviews of both recipes so I am looking forward to trying these.
I am in the process of organizing my pantry and my kitchen to make it more Trim Healthy Mama (THM) friendly. I have struggled some with the thought of getting rid of some of off plan items in my pantry because I keep thinking this is wasting money, however, for my health and the health of my family, it will be worth it. I have slowly been making these changes so it will not be anything too drastic.
I have thought about posting pictures along the way, but being totally honest, I am afraid of the negative comments that may be left. I am really praying about this and whether to step out in faith and post pictures of my journey along the way.
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Until next Monday,