The Trim Healthy Mama plan works for weight loss but it can seem overwhelming at first. The biggest complaints that I see on the Facebook groups regarding the plan is the large time and cooking commitment and that it costs too much. With proper planning, both of those can be easily overcome. Here you will find six Trim Healthy Mama lunches that you can take to work that require little prep work and are fairly economical.
The other complaint that I hear is that it is hard to know which type of meal (S or E) that you are consuming. Each of these meals will be labelled so that you can easily determine the fuel of the Trim Healthy Mama lunch that you are consuming. And if you want an extra THM S idea, read about my favorite protein packed salad here.
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Meal Prep Tip
I don’t like participating in the Sunday meal prep game. My Sundays are for church, family, rest and Pinterest (in that order). If it works for you great but if it doesn’t, here is what I do. I just cook extra of whatever meat that I make for dinner and then incorporate that extra into lunches during the week.
For example, I will have my husband grill a couple of extra chicken breasts which takes no extra time. I also brown my ground beef as soon as I buy it and then freeze it. Doing this makes a lunch with ground beef a cinch to pull together.
6 Trim Healthy Mama Lunches
I am trying to shed some of my leftover baby weight so I am currently sticking with one E meal or snack a day and the rest of my meals fall into the S category. If you are closer to goal weight, you may want to add in extra E meals or even some crossovers.
Grilled Chicken Salad – THM S
Salad included baby spinach and shredded cabbage, grilled chicken (leftover), boiled egg, shredded cheese, 1/2 an avocado, mini bell peppers and ranch dressing. Another of my salad favorites is the Mama’s salad. It is awesome because the protein requires no pre-cooking and you can read about it here.
Sprouted Ham Sandwich – THM E
Most of my Trim Healthy Mama lunches this week were in the S category. I do try to have at least one E meal or snack a day. I find incorporating at least some carbs daily prevent me from getting that “Keto Flu” feeling. This E meal included a sandwich made on sprouted bread (my favorite is from Aldi) with lean ham, laughing cow cheese spread and baby spinach. As a side, I had blue corn tortilla chips with salsa and a small serving of blackberries.
Cheeseburger Salad – THM S
The cheeseburger salad was my favorite lunch all week. My husband grilled the burgers for this on Saturday but if you had this during the week, you could easily make an extra to warm up during the week for this salad. I put diced tomatoes, chopped dill pickles, red onion and ranch on this salad. It cured the itch for a burger on a (gasp) bun.
Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado – THM S
Simply make an easy tuna salad and stuff it in your avocado. My tuna salad had dill pickles, a little greek yogurt and a little mayo, and boiled eggs (from Easter, hence the blue dye!). I thought the taste of this was really good but I did add a few pork rinds with this meal to provide a little crunch.
Loaded Pepper Nachos – THM S
I had seen many recipes for this type of lunch floating around the internet and it honestly just never appealed to me. However, one day I had mini peppers and leftover taco meat in my fridge so I gave it a chance. I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Slice your peppers and roast for a few minutes in the oven, top with your warm taco meat and cheese. Cook for just a few minutes to melt the cheese. Then top with avocado, sour cream and salsa. Yum.
You could probably prep this (roast your peppers) and then just warm it up in the microwave if you needed to take it to work.
Pickle Cream Cheese Roll Ups – THM S
I eat this at least once every couple of weeks. I love how simple it is to put together. Simply spread some cream cheese on a piece of deli ham and wrap a dill pickle in it. Super easy and delicious. I served it with a side of strawberries and pepperoni chips. If you have never tried pepperoni chips, you are missing out. Just put the pepperoni slices between two paper towels and microwave for a minute or less until they are crunchy. I like to dip them in wing sauce or ranch.
I hope these 6 Trim Healthy Mama Lunches help to show you that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen or tons of money on special ingredients to stay on plan. With a little bit of planning, you can eat great all week.
If you are struggling with understanding the plan, I do highly recommend that you read the book. It will really help you to get a grasp of the way that they recommend that you separate fuels in order to maximize your weight loss.
Have you lost weight on THM? I am down 12 lbs in 4 weeks so far!