I think I need to revisit my Trim Healthy Mama plan.

My pants are a bit tight…I have been eating too many good things….not junk, good fattening desserts, breads, ok so maybe some junk like potato chips and french fries. Ugghhh! Sigh..

To jump start me I downloaded a free menu plan from The Laundry Moms here I already have the Trim Healthy Mama book but putting together the menu can sometimes be a challenge if you don’t prep yourself. The Laundry Moms made a menu with the page number to each recipe in the book and a grocery shopping list!

How EASY is that? IF I stick with it, I will pay the $7/month to get more menu plans for a couple months. I do however change some of the recipes(can’t help myself) especially if it has things like turkey bacon bits – eeewww or beef or any other weird food.

Last night I made spaghetti for hubby, spaghetti squash for me and we both had sauce. John had it with ground beef and mine had peppers and onions. Homemade marinara used two ways!!! AND cheese of course, 😉

Today for breakfast I made a yummy Sweet Cinnamon Quinoa and the recipe is below.

It takes no time at all. You can even back a double batch of quinoa and put it in the fridge for another day. By the way I got the tricolor quinoa at Aldi’s for $3.99 for a POUND! Holy moly that is a great price and organic. I LOVE Aldi’s – I should be a spokesperson for them and I would do it if they traded for groceries!!! How cool would that be?


Here is the deliciousness –

Sweet Cinnamon Quinoa – double batch recipe

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • almond milk
  • cinnamon you can get organic here from Mountain Rose Herbs
  • stevia, truvia

First bring the quinoa, salt and water to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Set timer for exactly 15 minutes.


You will know the quinoa is done when you see the little tail like parts on the quinoa and it looks fluffy with all water absorbed.


Take half and put into a bowl, add as much almond milk that you like, unsweetened please! Then add about 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a packet of truvia if you’d like. I also added a tiny handful of blueberries. 🙂


Very satisfying! OH and if you wish, for added fiber and nutrition, you can add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed meal.

Enjoy –


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