Learning to put meals together for (THM)? Here are ideas for a day of easy Summer meals for the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. You’ll love these simple ideas for adding more veggies to your day!
“I’m not sure how to put my meals together” is often a big hurdle when starting Trim Healthy Mama (THM). As a visual learner, I always found it helpful to SEE what people were eating when I was a beginner. And now I love seeing people’s plates for new ideas!
Food freedom can be a challenge at first
Food freedom is the best part about Trim Healthy Mama. Honestly, this is the part that has let me live this way for over 4 years! But, food freedom can be a little intimidating at first.
Most people discover THM as a way to lose weight. And while slimming down does happen when you eat this way, THM is not a diet. It’s a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a link for the THM Plan book that teaches you the basics.
There are no strict meal plans. Portion size depends on each person because we all have different needs (which will change over time). And counting calories, logging macros, or tracking steps and calories burnt? Nope. Not required.
You can read my testimony of how I lost 25 lbs and went from a size 12 to a size 4 without counting a single calorie here. The best part? I never felt like I was on a diet. And I’ve continued eating this way since 2016, even though I’m at my goal weight and size.
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Easy Summer Meal Ideas
Today’s meals include some of my favorite easy options. Please don’t mind the photo quality! ? I don’t usually bother pulling out my “real” camera at meals. So these are just some quick pics from my phone.
Breakfast | S meal
Mmmmmm, veggies! Any time I cook veggies at dinner, I make it a point to prepare a lot more than I’ll need for that meal. Having veggies already cooked and ready to use makes healthy meal preparation so much easier (and faster!).
I also keep a large box of baby spinach on hand in my refrigerator because it’s so simple to add to a meal to boost the amount of veggies. I try to include lots of non-starchy vegetables in nearly every meal. They help to fill me up and they add flavor and variety.
This breakfast is a Greek egg scramble with turkey sausage patties and coffee with cream. To make the scramble:
- Add about half a cup of sauteed veggies to your pan and warm them up over medium heat.
- Add two eggs and scramble them into the veggies.
- Once the eggs are set, add some crumbled feta cheese and some chopped tomatoes (leftover from the night before)
- Sprinkle with Greek seasoning, mineral salt, and pepper to taste
The turkey sausage warmed up in the microwave while the scramble was cooking and while my coffee was brewing. Since all the veggies were already cooked, this took me less than 5 minutes to get onto the table. Easy!
This is an S meal because of the fat in the whole eggs, the feta cheese, and the cream in my coffee.
Lunch | S meal
This is my favorite way to use taco meat besides taco salads! And it’s so easy to make.
- Remove seeds from a raw bell pepper (I used half red and half green).
- Top the peppers with taco meat and some shredded cheese.
- Microwave on high for about 2 minutes: enough time to warm the meat, melt the cheese, and soften the peppers.
You can top the cooked taco peppers with non-fat Greek yogurt, salsa, green onions, sliced black peppers, guacamole, or diced avocado.
This is an S meal because of the fat in the cheese and the meat.
Dinner | S meal
Dinner is a turkey burger from the grill. My kids and husband ate their burgers on buns and they had some potato salad. I skipped the bun and potato salad and filled my plate with more veggies.
In case you’re wondering, those weird green things are pickled okra. I was so scared to try this, but a friend finally convinced me. They’re crisp, just like a pickle, and there is no sliminess. I promise. If you like pickles, you’ll like pickled okra too!
This is an S meal because of the fat in the cheese on my burger and the avocado.
Snack | E meal
I LOVE this peanut butter and apple snack! It’s great for breakfast or lunch too. To make it, mix up:
- one cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons of defatted peanut flour (beware of added sugar in some store-bought options)
- 1 teaspoon of Pyure sweetener or equivalent
- 1/2 teaspoon of caramel extract
- 2 pinches of mineral salt
- 1 small apple, cut into small chunks
It tastes so sweet and decadent! This is an E meal because of the carbs in the apple and Greek yogurt.
Some Simple Meal Prep Hacks
And there you have it! A day in the life of one Trim Healthy Mama made super easy with leftovers. Eating healthy can be so much easier if you prepare things like veggies, grilled meats, and taco meat (to name a few) in large quantities.
Having a plate or bags of raw veggies already cut up and ready to grab, or in containers already cooked makes it so simple to add them to a meal.
What are some of your favorite quick and easy meals? I’d love for you to share them with me in the comments! If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment. Follow us over on Instagram and Facebook to see everything we’re up to.