Hey there! Welcome to “What’s On My Plate” or WOMP Wednesday. Last week Anne shared that we will be bringing you our meal inspiration each week. You can check out her WOMP post here. Can you believe it’s already Wednesday again…time flies when your having fun and eating healthy!
This week it’s my turn to share “What’s On My Plate”! In case you missed it…you can read about my journey to Trim Healthy Mama here. And if you need more meal inspiration check out all our THM posts here.
Does your family like tacos? What about pasta? My family loves both! See how I made a couple of simple changes so that I can eat these family favorites while staying on the THM plan.
I usually eat a combination of S (satisfying/fat) and FP (fuel pull) meals every day adding E (energizing/carb) meals about 5 times per week. Today I enjoyed a combination of all three meal types.
Breakfast – E meal
This morning I made an egg white scramble with sprouted grain toast and a laughing cow cheese wedge. I use frozen chopped spinach, green pepper and onion. I usually cut up fresh peppers and onions then store in a ziploc bag in the freezer. I do the same for the spinach if I have some leftover that won’t be used before it goes bad. If not I buy a bag of frozen chopped spinach.
Lunch – S meal
We had chicken tacos last night for dinner so I made the same for lunch today with the leftover chicken. Eating as a Trim Healthy Mama doesn’t have to be difficult. I just make some changes for my own plate when eating family favorites like tacos. While my kids enjoy their tacos in flour tortillas…my husband and I eat our tacos over a bed of romaine lettuce. And I still get to have all my favorite toppings like colby jack cheese and avocado. I make the taco chicken in the crockpot so it’s very moist and doesn’t need dressing but sometimes I will add a bit of sour cream or salsa.
Snack – FP meal
I was hungry in the afternoon but didn’t have a full 3 hours before eating dinner to have an S or E meal as my snack. We were about about 2 1/2 hours away from dinnertime so I decided to have a FP meal for my snack today. A few strawberries cut up and mixed into a chocolate triple zero yogurt was a perfect small snack to hold me over until we had dinner.
Can you see how I store my berries? I started storing berries unwashed in mason jars and found that they keep fresher much longer. You have to try it…it really does work! Strawberries are kept fresh for almost 2 weeks using mason jars. I also store cut veggies like carrots & celery in mason jars.
Dinner – S meal
Dinner tonight was another example of how I make a simple change to my plate to stay on plan with THM. Italian night with pasta & sausage was on the menu at our house. Rather than having pasta with the rest of my family, I simply sauteed two small zucchini with a few spices for myself. My husband grilled the sausage. And you may have noticed that I like my food cooked really well done! Ha!
I added the grilled sausage to the frying pan with the sauteed zucchini and topped it with a bit of parmesean cheese. This is honestly one of my favorite easy to put together meals. I can even just slice the chicken italian sausage and fry it on the stove top then add the zucchini & cheese and dinner is ready.
Hope you get some meal inspiration from our WOMP Wednesday’s! We’d love to hear from you. Let us know What’s On Your Plate this week.