Learning to put meals together for (THM)? Here are ideas for a full day of quick summer meals for the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle.

Mongolian beef topped with sliced green onions on a plate with steamed green beans and steamed broccoli

How do I put meals together if I want to try Trim Healthy Mama (THM)? This is the number one question my friends ask me when I’ve told them about how I eat.

Food Freedom Can be a Challenge at First

Food freedom is the best part about Trim Healthy Mama. Honestly, this is the part that makes it a sustainable lifestyle. But, it’s also the part that’s most intimidating at first.

How did you discover THM? I found it as a way to lose weight. But it took me some time to realize that 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. There’s not a set order to rotate your fuels. And counting calories, logging macros, or tracking steps and calories burnt? None of those are necessary!

You can read the details of how I lost 25 lbs and went from a size 12 to a size 4 without counting a single calorie here. I’ve been eating this way since 2016, and love this lifestyle!

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Quick Summer Meal Ideas

I found it so helpful to see what other people ate when I first started Trim Healthy Mama. After all, changing my eating habits after 40 years of following the USDA food pyramid was hard! I had to completely re-think how to put together my meals.

If you’re a visual learner like me, or if you’re looking for some quick summer meal inspiration, I’m sharing a day of my plates with you. I had these meals during the summer, but they would work any time of the year with some minor tweaks.

Be sure to check back often as AnnMarie and I share our meals with you.

Breakfast | S meal

fried eggs on a plate with half an avocado, turkey sausage patties, and a cup of sliced strawberries next to a cup of coffee

This may be one of my favorite breakfasts! Two eggs fried in coconut oil, 2 pieces of turkey sausage, half an avocado, some sliced strawberries, and a cup of coffee with cream. I make this so often that I can have it on my plate in under 10 minutes.

Lunch | S meal

plate with raw bell peppers, pickled okra, sliced cheese and salami, deviled eggs, and stuffed celery sticks with jar of good girl moonshine

When I was a kid, we called plates like this a “nibble lunch.” Basically, it’s a bunch of finger foods. Any time I buy sausage, I slice up the whole stick at once and store it in a container. I do the same thing with blocks of cheese. That way I don’t have to pull out the cutting board and knife every time.

Next, add on some cut up non-starchy veggies. Want to add more veggies to your meals? Cut up a bunch of them at once and store them in the fridge on a plate or in a bag lined with napkins.

Pickles or pickled okra are great with a nibble lunch! Or some olives. By the way, if you’ve never tried pickled okra, I highly recommend it! I was afraid it would be slimy, but it’s nice and crunchy and tastes just like pickles: zero slime.

Hard boiled egg or deviled eggs are a great source of protein. I like to keep some in the fridge for a quick ready-to-eat option.

The celery is stuffed with a spread I like to mix up using neufchatel cheese and Wildtree’s Blazin’ Buffalo Blend. Just mix 2 Tablespoons of the Buffalo seasoning with an 8 oz. block of neufchatel cheese. It’s great as a dip for veggies or as a spread on low carb bread.

To drink, I had a big container of Good Girl Moonshine. I prefer how it tastes with fresh ginger juice. AnnMarie shares how to make fresh ginger juice here.

Dinner | S meal

Mongolian beef topped with sliced green onions on a plate with steamed green beans and steamed broccoli

Dinner was one of my family’s favorites: Low Carb Mongolian Beef . Lots of non-starchy veggies are a great way to fill yourself up! I had steamed broccoli and my Szechuan-style green beans.

This is a Trim Healthy Mama Deep S meal. Deep S meals contain protein, simple fats like coconut oil, butter, and ghee, and non-starchy vegetables. The only carbs are those in the non-starchy veggies.

Snack | E meal

strawberry kefir shake in a ninja blender cup with bag of sliced cucumbers on a counter

Snacks are kind of like a fourth meal each day. Sometimes I eat them in the afternoon, other times I have them in the evening. It all depends on what’s going on on a particular day.

This quick strawberry smoothie is a great option on the run! In a blender, combine:

Then mix it all together on high speed until smooth.

It’s a great habit to eat some veggies with every meal or snack. They really do help to fill you up! These cucumbers were already sliced and ready to grab.

Kefir was something pretty new to me. It’s basically drinkable yogurt. It’s full of wonderful probiotics to improve your gut health.

I hope this helps you with putting together some quick THM meals of your own! 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.

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4 Comments on Quick Summer Meals | What’s On My Plate | THM Meal Ideas

    • That’s great news! It’s all a mindset, isn’t it? It’s an opportunity to try some exciting new foods and Dad can have leftovers. 😉

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