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Does anyone else struggle with eating out? I don't mean to brag, but sometimes I'm an awesome Trim Healthy Mama when I eat at home. Seriously. I can be diligent, and not take those nibbles of the kids' pizza, or eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's (which is something I did regularly before THM!). I think it's easier for most people to eat well at home. But when I'm out, I struggle. It's SO EASY for me to grab a french fry (or seven) when we're eating out. Or a giant Chipotle tortilla. Or whatever I want, because I'm out of the house, and everyone knows that food choices don't count when you're eating out, right? (Wrong!)
I am very, very excited to bring this Trim Healthy Mama Bloggers' Eat at Home Challenge to you! Nine of us who blog THM recipes have joined forces to challenge YOU to eat at home this week – and stay on plan! Make a good choice for your health, your waistline, and your wallet, and just eat at home! I am doing this with you, and the best part is that we have done the work for you! We put together a menu of our favorite recipes, along with a shopping list, so you can jump in and get started.
Wait – maybe that's not the best part. Maybe the best part is that you can enter to win a Trim Healthy Mama gift certificate! You can buy protein powder, sweet blend, baking blend…whatever your heart desires (as long as it's in stock and totals under $40). In addition to Working at Homeschool, check out these participating blogs:
Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
You may need to mix up the meal order to make sure you're eating the best possible meals for your weight loss (you can read the details of how to combine foods and lose weight in the book Trim Healthy Mama). You may need fewer E meals, or more of them. Or you don't need to use this meal plan at all. What's important is that you make healthy choices and save money by eating at home!
Here is your printable menu and shopping list: Download The Menu is linked to the recipes so you can go directly to the websites where the recipes are published.
The shopping list includes ingredients by recipe. That way, if there's a recipe you'd rather skip, you can cross-off that whole section and move on to the next!
This challenge lasts for one week – starting this Monday, July 6th. At the end of the week we'll announce the winner!
…and here is where you can enter to win! Contest has been closed 🙂
I'm planning to stay home as much as possible this week and pack snacks for when I'm out. What's your strategy? Let me know in the comments!
Linked up at OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday