Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send us feedback on our content! Because of you we are making “What’s On My Plate” into a weekly feature. Look for weekly meal inspiration every Wednesday.
When AnnMarie and I met last week to review reader input and to plan our content for the next few months we abbreviated this feature as: W.O.M.P. on our calendars. Which we now fondly refer to as WOMP Wednesday when we talk to each other. LOL! It kind of has a fun ring to it, dontcha think? WOMP WOMP WOMP…
Anywho, AnnMarie and I have discovered that while we both follow the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) way of eating, we each do it a little differently. Some of it is that we have different food preferences. And some of it is our schedules. And some of it is that our bodies are different so what works for me is sometimes different from what works for her. We wanted to make sure that you all got regular meal inspiration from both of us so we will be trading weeks for WOMP Wednesday posts.
Let’s jump on in with meal inspiration from my plates from Sunday. I usually try to have one E or FP meal each day, but this is what I was craving on Sunday. So this week’s WOMP meals are all THM S meals. That means they are all also suitable for keto, LCHF (low carb high fat), or other low carb diets. You can find more of our WOMP meal inspiration here, here, here, here, and here.
A Day of Meal Inspiration
Breakfast – THM S
I try to get veggies into my breakfasts as often as possible. One of my favorite ways to do it is using leftover grilled veggies and/or spinach. Sometimes I use frozen spinach, and other times I’ll use fresh baby spinach. I always keep a bag of frozen spinach in my freezer in case I run out of fresh.
This particular breakfast was so easy to throw together. It’s a scoop of leftover grilled onions, and a LOT of frozen spinach. I toss those in the pan and let them heat through while I’m making my coffee. Once the spinach isn’t frozen anymore I break 2 eggs over top and then just stir it all together and cook it until the eggs are set. While the eggs are cooking I popped the turkey sausage patties into the microwave to warm them up. Throw it all on a plate and add some salt and pepper to the veggie scramble (add some Adobo seasoning or Greek seasoning for some extra kick) and breakfast is served in 5 minutes.
Now, before I move on to lunch, let’s talk coffee. I love coffee. I like my coffee to be sweet, and flavored, and creamy. How do I do that and stay sugar-free? I had to make a few changes. Instead of using creamers, I switched to cream or half & half, then I add some Pyure sweetener. But the secret ingredient is extracts. I primarily use Watkins Extracts because they are readily available and there are so many flavors! My favorites for coffee are: vanilla, butter, caramel, hazelnut, coconut, almond, peppermint, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. You can come up with all sorts of delicious flavors by combining them.
Lunch – THM Deep S
Lunch was a Deep S meal. THM has different classifications for S meals based on the types of fats used. I find it’s important to switch up the types of S meals I have. If I eat too much cheese and nuts I notice the scale moving up. I still eat plenty of cheese and nuts, but just not with every S meal. A Deep S meal has virtually no carbs and is dairy-free.
About once a month I whip up a batch of Wonder Wraps and store them in the refrigerator. You can find the recipe here. They are basically egg whites, psyllium husks (pure fiber), and some seasonings. They are perfect to use for wraps with S meals because they have zero carbs and they don’t have all the chemicals and preservatives you’ll find in store-bought low carb tortillas.
The wraps on my plate were just some smoked turkey and dijon mustard. That’s pickled okra on the side and some big olives. There were 4 olives on my plate originally but I ate 2 before I remembered to take the picture… 😉 Salad was dressed with olive oil and apple cider vinegar with a shake of grated parmesan cheese (less than a teaspoon is on there) and some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Snack – THM S
That afternoon my sweet tooth reared its head. The girls were baking chocolate chip cookies… I am so grateful I found this recipe for THM Raw Cookie Dough from another blogger when I was first starting with THM! It is AHHHH-MAZING. And satisfies that sweet tooth itch any time I make it. I had some almond milk along with it because what goes better with cookie dough?!
Dinner – THM S
We grilled outside for dinner. There’s a burger patty underneath the pimento cheese. The broccoli and cauliflower were also done on the grill with a little drizzle of olive oil and Adobo seasoning. I love when they get those crispy parts! The tomatoes have some fresh mozzarella and basil with another drizzle of olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Clearly I wasn’t going for a Deep-S meal here… Bring on all the cheeses! Usually that would be all I’d put on my plate but my avocado was going to go bad if I didn’t eat it, and I couldn’t let THAT happen!
So there you have it. A day of delicious S meal inspiration featuring lots of veggies. And a snack that felt like a cheat but was completely “on plan” that kept me from sampling “just one” off-plan cookie.