Week 4 has rolled around and I have kept off about 3 kilos. This week I felt my supply of mamas milk for Sweet Pea was a little lean again and so lots of crossovers and skinny chocolate was added to the menu. Maybe the other kilos will have to stay around until I have weaned her. There does seem to be a group of mamas whose bodies need that last 5 kilos to keep a good supply of milk for their babies. If my curves (let’s be honest – my rolls) are helping to provide a great food source for my baby, I’m more than happy to sit at this weight for a little longer.
I still haven’t managed to add an exercise routine to my week so maybe this week I can focus on that. I have been looking at a few 8-12 week programs that promise to turn me into a fitness model after the required time – with a six pack to boot! I’m not convinced of their claims so maybe I will just pull out a few exercise DVD’s hiding in the bottom of my wardrobe.
Here is this weeks menu. Hope it gives you some ideas. I am sorry about the lack of choice in breakfasts. It is one meal that I just need to keep the same most weeks – lest I lose my mind. There are also a few repeat dishes from the last few weeks at the kids request.
S – 2 eggs fried in coconut oil and half an avocado (p.245 new THM cookbook)
S – omelette with red onion & bacon, served with greens drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
E – toasted chocolate muesli (p. 255 new THM cookbook) with raspberries and a collagen tea for extra protein – my kids LOVE this breakfast
E – Banana Bread Crockpot Oatmeal (p.257 new THM cookbook)
E – THM pancakes p. 259 for me and soaked wheat pancakes for the kids. This is a standard Saturday breakfast for us and has been for years. We cook the pancakes on the bbq to make it super quick. Serve with berry coulis, pancake syrup (new book) and yoghurt for me – honey and butter for the kids.
Lots of salads this week – just because I feel like it. Kids will have salad or sandwiches
S – Better than Chef Salad (p.197 new THM cookbook)
S – Salad in a Jar with a tin tuna or salmon – I will make up 3 this week to save time (also in the book – p.188 new THM cookbook)
E – Small-Budget Big-Taste Salad (p.185 new THM cookbook)
E – Lean deli meat and salad on Goodness Barley Wrap
S – Pumpkin Soup with golden flat bread (p.203 new THM cookbook) – we have 15 home grown pumpkins to use up
S – BLT Frittata with large salad (p.74 new THM cookbook)
S –Healthy Crumbed Fish with large tossed salad – so yummy we are having it again
S – Orange Chicken (p.72 new THM cookbook) with rice for the kids
E – Wipe Your Mouth BBQ (p.43 new THM cookbook)
E – Sweet Potato Oat Soup (p.102 new THM cookbook) – so yummy we are having it again
S – Spaghetti Bolognaise and garden salad – served over troodles for me, pasta for kids (p.222 new THM cookbook)
S – Cajun Cream Chicken with Cauli rice for me, rice for kids (p.36 new THM cookbook)
E – apple or orange with a few almonds or a collagen tea
E – hummus with a small handful of corn chips
FP – 2 ryvittas with laughing cow cheese and slice deli meat
S – Skinny Chocolate
FP – Cottage Berry Whip (p.374 new THM cookbook)
Have a great week!!