Trim Healthy Mama Menu Plan & Grocery List {week 2}



I’ve had several inquiries about how simple or difficult Trim Healthy Mama recipes are to prepare.


The ease of cooking Serene and Pearl’s meals will vary from mama to mama, depending on what your current “norm” is and how familiar you are with the ingredients.  As far as time commitment goes, I will say that I was able to pull off  homeschooling my three school-age kids and a preschooler, take care of our newborn, launch a new ebook, and keep up with our first week of Trim Healthy Mama meals without missing a beat!


Yes, it was a busy week but the food is just so good.  Seriously!  It ought to be illegal to eat like this on a”diet”!


I am taking pictures of our Trim Healthy Mama meals as we go, and plan to share a few of them in a blog post later this week.


For now, here are a few things to note about Trim Healthy Mama:

*the meals are hearty and satisfying

*my meat-and-potatoes-man loves the food

*my children love the food

*the recipes easily adapt for large or smaller families

*the meals boost metabolism and energy levels

*my grocery bill has not increased (we were already eating a whole foods, lower grain diet)





Last week I shared my personal menu plan and grocery list for Trim Healthy Mama.

Thanks for putting this together…was super easy to shop for what I needed.


A few things to keep in mind about my menu plan and ingredient list:


*it’s my own personal hodge podge of Serene and Pearl’s meals, so feel free to tweak or change it to suite your family’s tastes and needs

*we are a gluten-and-whey-free family, so I do alter the ingredients slightly at times

*we eat oatmeal on most week day mornings, so feel free to get creative with the breakfast menus if you like a little more variety

*my primary sources for our family’s groceries are Aldi’s, Trader Joe’s, Azure Standard, (Wal-mart, as needed), and our local farmer’s market during the summer growing season

*a few ingredients you’ll want to have on hand for the Trim Healthy Mama plan: Glucomannan, NuNaturals Stevia,  Whey Protein Powder (again, I skip this one due to food allergies), Coconut flour (or you can make your own)

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If you’re just getting started on Serene and Pearl’s plan, grab our first week of menus and a handy grocery shopping list here, then link up with our 30 Day Trim Healthy Mama Challenge!


If you’re ready for week two, here is the menu plan and grocery list for this week.  I’ve included a few more specifics this week to help you navigate the menu, ingredients, and Trim Healthy Mama plan.  


If for some reason you are not able to download the lists, please contact me by Facebook or email and I’ll  send you the file manually.  


How is Trim Healthy Mama working for you?

the Natural Cottage Mama

linked at The Better Mom and A Mamas Story,Growing Home, Above Rubies, Trim Healthy Tuesday, Time Warp Wife, Organizing Junkie, All our Days, Raising Mighty Arrows


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  1. Kathy says

    Hi! I was excited to find your THM menu plans, but when I download the files, they are in a .docx format and I don’t have software to support this format and it won’t allow me to change the format. Do you have them in Microsoft Word format or a .pdf?

    I thank you in advance for your reply.

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  3. Stacy says

    I just love reading your posts. :-) And I love the happiness of your blog. It’s so pretty and bright here. Thanks for linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday!
    One more thing, I’m really jealous that you have Azure Standard. I don’t. Not cool.

  4. Gail says

    These lists are great! Just what I need! Thanks for posting and is there a way we can find out when you post another week?

  5. Autumn says

    Can’t wait to start on Week 2! What a helpful tool the menu and list are to me. I just print it off, read it through and off to the grocery I go. The best part: I usually have most of the ingredients on hand! Very healthy, but NORMAL recipes! Thanks again!

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