Menu for December Week 2 – Incorporating Okra

This week’s focus: Okra!Okra

I’m really not an okra fan. I’ll just say that right now. I think it’s slimy and tastes like green peppers, another one I’m not fond of.

I’m going to carefully incorporate one meal with okra every day this week! (Don’t want to get my gag going. hehe!)

If you know of some great, unslimy (yes, I think I made up a word!) okra recipes, please share in the comments!

 

Trim Healthy Mama Plan Weekly Meals

Why am I so interested in okra? Here’s some information about its benefits.

  • Good source of potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. High in dietary fiber.
  • It is known for its ability to improve vision, digestive health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and is great for heart health, helps control blood sugar, is excellent for the skin, strengthens bones, boosts the immune system, and more.

This week’s menu

My apologies for not getting this menu out sooner. Last week (and so far, this week, too) I was battling sinus headaches and tension headaches. Not fun. So, everything last week was slower in getting completed, and my THM menu had to be pushed to the backburner. That said, the menu is late. 🙁

I’m excited to see what incoporporating more okra into my diet does for me!

Sunday, Dec. 10 – Church & Piano Recital Day – Craaazy busy day

Breakfast – Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – FP (okra)
Lunch – Freezer chili – E (I make big batches of chili and then freeze in Sandwich-size zipper bags for easy use.)
Snack – Almonds in my purse
Dinner – Grilled lemon pepper chicken, buttered cauliflower & broccoli – S

Monday, Dec. 11

Breakfast – Eggs, Better Than Red Lobster biscuit – S
Lunch – Large salad with avocado, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, broccoli, and cucs with ranch dressing – S
Snack – Almonds and one square of 85% chocolate – S
Dinner – Spaghetti sauce (with okra blended in) on a bed of greens and topped with mozzarella – S

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Breakfast – Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal (THM Cookbook, pg. 248) – E
Lunch – 2 Light Rye Wasa crackers with chicken deli meat, 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and cucumbers – FP
Snack – Superfood Single Brownie – Deep S (okra)
Dinner – Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken (with steamed veggies – S

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Breakfast – Egg whites, peaches – E
Lunch – Bacon, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, berries – S
Snack – Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – FP (okra)
Dinner – Freezer turkey (leftover from Thanksgiving), green beans, mashed fotatoes (cauliflower) – S

Thursday, Dec. 14

Breakfast – Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – FP (okra)
Lunch – Chicken Fried Double Rice (Trim Healthy Table, pg. 53) – E
Snack – cottage cheese – small enough amount to fit as… – FP
Dinner – Christmas meal at church – going to stick with one type of fuel if I can help it

Friday, Dec. 15

Breakfast – egg whites, peaches – E
Lunch – Bunless cheeseburger, side salad – S
Snack – deli chicken wrapped in lettuce with mustard, dill pickle – FP
Dinner – Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Soup (THM Cookbook, pg. 111) – S (okra)

Saturday, Dec. 16

Breakfast – Egg white omelet and spinach – Deep S
Lunch – 2 Light Rye Wasa crackers with chicken deli meat, 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and cucumbers – FP
Snack – Superfood Single Brownie – Deep S (okra)
Dinner – Weekly Homemade Pizza Meal- XO

Come back to find out next week’s menu focus!!

Take a look at the December Week 1 menu, which incorporated Deep S meals!

I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan for a while now, and I like it. If you’re interested in Trim Healthy Mama, check it out! You very likely will find the books at your local library. Also, THM is on Facebook and they also have an official website.