Here is our new meal plan! We have been picking up fast food way too often and so I decided to revamp our simple menu plan to include a few new options with hopes that I will be inspired to cook more often! Plus, a meal plan just makes it easier on my poor burnt-out brain when it comes to deciding what’s for dinner!
These are all meals that allow for me to eat Trim Healthy Mama/Paleo and are dairy and peanut free for our two sons’ allergies. I will be making sure my kids get a “crossover” each meal by adding a carb (potato/grain) for them. Mostly whole foods and easy to make. Keep in mind, we thrive on routine and repetition at our house, so rotating simple meals work great for us!
7-Day Meal Plan For Dairy Free, Trim Healthy Mama, Paleo Family
Monday – Ground beef soft tacos and bean burritos (using beans I make with my Instant Pot every week). I will have a low-carb tortilla (I use this kind and get them from Fred Meyer) with ground beef, chopped tomatoes, onions, avocado, greek yogurt, and taco sauce.
Tuesday – Instant Pot beef roast with potatoes for kids and sauteed mushrooms, spinach, onions, brussels sprouts (etc.) for myself.
Wednesday – Sauteed leftover roast with Asian stir fry veggies (broccoli, carrots, peas, onions, etc.), and rice for kids.
Thursday – Balsamic or other easy Instant Pot chicken breasts/thighs, salad greens, and mashed potatoes for kids. I make delicious dairy-free mashed potatoes using a little chicken broth and mayo.
Friday – Pasta with ground beef & pasta sauce for kids. Dinner date at home for us. This will be the one meal where I will eat whatever I want, in moderation.
We try to mix things up a little on the weekends and do a lot of grilled meats so that my husband can take over part of the meals for me. I don’t plan to be as strict with my S & E meals on Saturday/Sunday and will allow myself crossovers. Whole foods and no added sugar will be my main goals for the weekend.
– Instant Pot pork roast soft tacos with raw shredded cabbage, pico de Gallo, green onions, and avocado/cilantro dressing. I will use a low-carb tortilla.
– Grilled kielbasa & sauteed/roasted cabbage, saurkraut, & rice for kids.
– Hamburger patties, THM coleslaw, & hamburger buns and brown beans for kids. I like to top my hamburger with sauteed onions and spinach.
– Grilled beef steaks, cottage cheese, & homemade fries.
My breakfasts are almost always a bullet-proof coffee, which is as simple as coffee, THM integral collagen, stevia drops, and half & half… or as gourmet as adding maca powder, coconut oil, and other nutrient-packed deliciousness. This frother really takes the bullet-proof coffee up a notch on the yumminess scale! On Sundays, I eat a big breakfast which is usually turkey sausage & bacon, eggs, and potato hash browns, but changing the potatoes to sauteed low-carb veggies is one of my goals. We also make breakfast casseroles using leftover meats, veggies, and eggs on Sundays a couple of times a month.
My kids will continue having what has been working well for them: a choice of hard-boiled (IP steamed) eggs, oatmeal with pure maple syrup, bananas and/or frozen fruit (blueberries & strawberries), dairy-free smoothies. On Saturdays, they eat bagels with cream cheese or sunbutter. On Sundays, they eat the same big breakfast as me.
My lunches are still a work in progress as I search for the best simple and easy meals. Currently, I often have THM Not-Naughty noodles which I make with “broth” with hot sauce in it (I actually use the seasoning pack from Ramen noodles – totally not a THM purist move) and cheese slices. Or lunch meat and cheese wrapped in a low-carb tortilla with mustard.
My kids often eat a lot of snack-type, finger foods. Turkey pepperoni sausage sticks, bread & honey, apples, almonds, carrot sticks, dried seaweed, grapes, dried fruit, etc. Or, they eat sardines and tortilla chips (kind of strange, but they love it).