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Hey, y ‘all! You came back! It’s been neat to see the enthusiastic response to these WOMP posts – and I myself enjoy seeing a representation of what my food looked like over a week’s time. It helps keep me accountable in eating on plan, searching out diverse fuel types, and making easy recipes that are accessible to everyone.
We have been without a properly-functioning blender for a few months now and just never really got around to getting a new one. (Surprising for a food blogger, yes, but I’ve been gone so much lately + working feverishly to get cookbook stuff squared away that I actually haven’t been doing much cooking!) Well, my mom finally took the initiative to research and buy a blender because she realized that if she waited for me to do it, it probably wouldn’t get done for a few more weeks, so we now have a Vitamix blender! We previously had a Ninja that worked great for a couple of years (I loved the single-serve cups!), but it was losing steam, the blender was cracking and leaving black gunk on our other dishes, and the blades for the single-serve cups periodically stripped their gears and didn’t work right. We haven’t had the Vitamix long, but it appears to be of good quality and it definitely produces a smoother texture than the Ninja! I’m excited to keep playing with it. We got the certified refurbished model (it comes with a 5 year warranty).
If you’re new here, these “What’s on My Plate?” posts are meant to give you inspiration and show you just how easy healthy eating can be! They are not professionally-styled photo shoots, nor do they necessarily catalogue everything I ate in a week’s time. These posts aren’t meant to be guides for serving size or anything like that. I don’t always have everything on my plate at the beginning of the meal when I get my camera out (and I don’t always get my camera out, period). Please just use these posts as inspiration for what to eat, not how much to eat.
You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM (I recently updated this page.)
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- all my pumpkin recipes
- previous editions of WOMP
- all my drinks and shakes recipes
(E) Low-fat cottage cheese, some Uncle Sam’s cereal, sliced banana, THM Super Sweet Blend, and some skim milk (I use some of this in an E setting because it’s cheaper than almond milk. I believe Pearl mentions in the THM plan book that a little skim milk in an E setting is OK on occasion. Use unsweetened almond milk if you prefer.)
(S) A hot drink similar to this Bulletproof Chai, but I didn’t follow a recipe and didn’t measure and it was kind of bland
(E) These pictures aren’t necessarily in order, but I very possibly may have had chocolate oatmeal 3 days in a row….
(E) Pumpkin French toast casserole – not good enough to post…and I don’t like pumpkin well enough to keep trying.
(E) More chocolate oatmeal
(S) When your parents are gone for the weekend and you’re single-parenting three younger siblings while trying to get a cookbook preorder up and running, just make breakfast for supper.
(E) When your parents are still gone, you make rice and beans and make the kids eat it even though they’re scared of the way it looks. 😛 (It was quite good, actually, but the beans were a little crunchy due to the fact that I didn’t soak them before putting them in the crockpot. I’m going to keep working on this recipe and hopefully post it eventually.)
(E – or XO) This taco soup would’ve been an E if my mom would’ve rinsed the fried hamburger before putting it into the soup. She didn’t, so it was probably a crossover. There’s a taco soup recipe in my cookbook!
(XO) It was a busy week, and sometimes crossovers were the easiest thing to put on the table. In this case – meatloaf (my mom’s “legendary” recipe), sweet potatoes, and green beans
(S) I can’t remember if this meatloaf dinner was the original or the leftovers, but either way, one night we had meatloaf and the next night we had leftover meatloaf. Nobody minds. We love leftovers! This time we served the meatloaf with a salad and roasted okra for a solid S.
(S) Burgers with hamburger from the cow we just had butchered! I love me a good burger…. I realized later that this was way too much Joseph’s lavash for my burger. I probably exceeded the carb limit there due to my absentmindedness.
(S) Steak dinner = the perfect way to celebrate a) an entire cow in the freezer and b) a successful opening day of cookbook preorder! Served with cabbage sautéed in butter with garlic salt and steamed cauliflower with cheese
(S) An okra shake (I’ll have to post a recipe for that soon) and some soft-boiled eggs were a quickie Saturday lunch.
(S Helper) This was Sunday lunch. My parents were gone, so I made the roast dinner. It had its issues (I don’t think I’ve ever actually made a roast before; my mom usually does that.). I don’t know if it was my fault or the cow’s. The roast was tough, and I’m thinking I might’ve sliced it the wrong way…. The carrots were not tender (apparently 4 hours in the oven at 225* while we were at church wasn’t long enough). The spaghetti squash was good, though. Next time my mom makes a roast, I’ll be watching carefully.
(E) Leftover rice and beans + apple slices
(S) Salad with grilled chicken, cheese, and Ranch
(S) Sandwich in half a Joseph’s pita
(S) Salad with leftover cold meatloaf, tomatoes, cheese, and thinned-down Ranch
(E) Leftover rice and beans + spaghetti squash + apple slices
Desserts & Snacks:
(FP) Okra shake – the first shake made in our new blender!
(E) Low-fat cottage cheese with some sliced apple, banana, and THM Super Sweet Blend
(S) Finished off the last of the pumpkin bars my mom made last week
(Deep S) Chocolate mug cake thingy with plenty of coconut oil that I threw together for a late night snack (loosely based off of the old Cake in a Mug recipe in the original THM book + lots of liquid on top to keep it very moist)