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January's menu is ready to print! Remember, if these meals don't look good to you, don't worry – I have TONS AND TONS of meal plans and printables available here. I've blogged my way through about two years of eating gluten-free the Trim Healthy Mama way, so there's lots to look at!
Please make sure you read the menu notes right below the download links! They explain how the menus work!
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Here is the menu and instructions: Download
….aaaaaand the shopping lists:
Week 1 (Jan. 1-9) Shopping List (PDF): Download
Week 2 (Jan. 10-16) Shopping List (PDF): Download
Week 3 (Jan. 17-23) Shopping List (PDF): Download
Week 4 (Jan. 24-31) Shopping List (PDF): Download
- I had a bunch of requests to switch to docx format last month, but then I've gotten MORE requests to go back to PDF, so next month will have PDF downloads instead. 🙂 Sorry for switching things up, it's hard to please everyone!
- The instructions are especially necessary this month, because I branched out a bit with more recipes that need a swap or two to make them THM-compliant. Please make sure you check the instructions before you start cooking!
- As always, please note that my menu planning system includes repeating breakfasts, lunches, and snacks throughout the month for simplicity. That means there are 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and a handful of snacks included on this menu. My kids and I enjoy the routine of knowing that on Monday we will be eating a certain thing for breakfast and a certain thing for lunch – it definitely saves time in the kitchen!
- I’ve marked a few recipes that I double to freeze the second portion for later in the month. This definitely saves time and energy later in the month as things get busier.
- Some of the dinners filled us up, but it just might be us – feel free to add a side salad or round out your meals as desired.
- Remember that THM is SO ADAPTABLE! There are more E meals this month because I needed to save money and my body has been responding well to E meals, but you may need to swap out E for S, or switch things up during the week. Don’t be afraid to mix up your fuel types and keep your body guessing!
- This menu and the shopping lists that go with it feed my family of 7, but my oldest is 13. If you have bigger kids, or big eaters, you may want to add more protein, rice, and veggies to your shopping list. It doesn’t hurt the recipes to add an extra chicken breast or 1/2 lb of ground beef to make a meal stretch, and you can always add extra rice or veggies or salads as side dishes for the kids. When money's tight, I'll grab a bag of potatoes and give the kids a baked potato lunch when I'm eating a salad, or serve them as dinner sides that I avoid.
- If you have a smaller family you may want to make the meals as directed but freeze half (if it’s freezable), or just eat the leftovers for lunch.
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