Firecrackers, Food, and the Fourth

It’s a holiday week here, and we are feeling like a holiday since we have sort of a coldfront coming through – we are only supposed to be in the 80′s or very low 90′s this week, people – that’s a definite reason to celebrate!


Celebration and holidays, though, are always pretty hard for me food-wise – I really really want to be good, but I have a terrible time resisting all the goodies! Luckily, 2 of my sisters are Trim Healthy Mamas, too, and my mom has recently been expressing interest as well. So I know we’ll have lots of THM goodies at our July 4th family celebrations and fireworks show. It’s always a ton of fun, last year my brother-in-law taught Pooh how to throw poppers – it’s hard to tell who had more fun with that!

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Can you tell in those pics that it looks like Pooh is gonna be a lefty? Anyway, I know there’ll also be lots of non-THM goodies at our family celebration, so I’m trying to take it easy before and after the Fourth. Here’s what I’ll be eating this week:

B: bulletproof coffee (S)
L: flatbread with lean turkey and laughing cow, (FP)
D: tuna salad on lettuce leaves (FP)
Sn: baked oatmeal (E), ricotta creme (FP), yogurt with berries (S w/ full-fat yogurt)

B: Java Chiller (FP)
L: flatbread with lean turkey and light swiss (S)
D: bean burritos, cucumber “chips” with salsa (E)
Sn: ricotta creme (FP), yogurt with berries (S or FP), wasa with laughing cow (FP)

B: Java Chiller (FP)
L: Cookout: brisket and ribs, salad, veggies, who knows what else (S)
D: ??? still at my Mom’s, not sure of the plan
Sn: cheesecake (S), ricotta creme (S), Fat strippin Frappa (FP)

B: Java Chiller (FP)
L: baked oatmeal with almond milk and berries (E)
D: rotisserie chicken, buttered broccoli (S)
Sn: yogurt with berries (S or FP), wasa with laughing cow (FP), cheesecake (S)

B: Java Chiller (FP)
L: chicken salad on lettuce leaves (S)
D: eggs and bacon (S)
Sn: baked oatmeal (E), cottage berry whip (FP), pepper strips (FP)

B: baked oatmeal, almond milk, berries (E)
L: lunch out with family – will try for S
D: chicken salad wraps (S)
Sn: yogurt with berries (S or FP), wasa with laughing cow (FP), ricotta creme (S)

B: Java Chiller (FP)
L: flatbread with lean turkey and lite swiss (S)
D: Fooled-Ya Pizza (S)
Sn: pepper strips (FP), cheesecake (S), apple w/ pb (E)

I’m linking up to Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie. Head on over and see all the great menu plans to inspire you!

I’m also linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday over at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents – head on over to check out all the other THM-friendly treats they have to offer!

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2 thoughts on “Firecrackers, Food, and the Fourth

    • I used to think that too, but with the protein powder, it’s actually quite filling. I’m not a huge breakfast eater on days that I am working, anyway, and this keeps me a bit longer than just coffee alone. And I do generally have a mid-morning snack – but when I’m trying to get out of the house with myself and 2 four-year-olds ready for the day, my breakfast has to be quick and easy!

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