New THM Recipe Wednesday! (Part 2)

Hello again! Its been another week of several new THM recipes and I am going to share the collaboration below! Ready?

Stovetop Crunch Granola (E Meal) page 254 of the THM cookbook. I made the pumpkin pie version and I was shocked at how good it was! It had all the crunch and sweetness I wanted and it tasted like fall ♡ I will be making this more often for sure!

Granola Crunch

Lemon-Lime Trim Pop (fuel Pull) page 443 of THM cookbook. What a perfect sub for 7-up! If you want something sweet light and bubbly check this recipe out. It curbed my afternoon sweet tooth and it’s just delicious and fresh! If you struggle with a soda addiction you’ve got to try this out!

lemon-lime soda

Trim Healthy Ketchup (fp) page 482 of THM cookbook. This stuff tastes just like Ketchup! It so easy to make too, I put 6 ingredients into this jar, whisk it up and whala! If you look on the label of your store bought stuff you will find an astronomical amount of sugar in there. I am loving the THM version.

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Strawberry Milk (FP) page 438 in the new THM cookbook. Honestly it was not my favorite. I’m not much of a strawberry and milk kind of girl though. It was cold and sweet but the flavor just wasn’t right for me. I struggle with recipes that use large amounts of almond or cashew milk as they tend to taste bland. My protein shakes are the only recipes I LOVE that use these milks. If you wanted to make this for a child or turn it into an S version for yourself you could use 1/2 & 1/2 as a sub for the milk and I’m sure it would taste a lot better. Personal opinion though 😉

strawberry milk

This one I am especially excited to share. Its by Lorraine Truty who just started following my page AND who just started THM.

Strawberry Lemonade. It reminded me of sitting in a restaurant on a hot summer day enjoying something sweet, refreshing and light! Again if you struggle with soda addiction try this out! Recipe Below.

strawberry lemonaid

Strawberry Lemonade by Lorraine Truty:

What you need: 2-4 TBS of Strawberry Sauce (sugar Free..instructions below) 1 lemon 1 lime Sparkling water Truvia 2-3 tsp. Strawberry sauce…. Roughly a cup of strawberries fresh or frozen and place in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add 2 tsp of truvia…more if you think it needs to be sweeter. Heat until it strawberries start to fall apart and are getting soft. Let cool and place in blender to blend until smooth. Squeeze Lemon & Lime over ice. Add your sparkling water then add 2 tsp (more if you want it sweeter) of truvia and 2-4 of your strawberry sauce…mix together and ENJOY! It’s soooo good. Friends can’t even tell it’s sugar free!!!

Last but not least…

Swiss Bread (FP) on page 196 of the new THM cookbook. This was so quick and easy to whip up. It didn’t have much flavor but the texture was bread like and I loved it with Slim Belly Jelly (found in both THM books) over it! I could also use it to make a PB&J. As the recipe states you can make it any flavor you want. Add rosemary, garlic or onion powder, jalapeno, or cheese (cheese would make it an S meal) but I imagine you could also add cinnamon and make it into a Christmas loaf. Over all I loved it and can’t wait to try the different favors for muffins or dinner sides!

swiss bread

I know the recipes were rather simple this week but I ran out of THM supplies so I was slightly limited. I just received my THM order in the mail (watch video of me opening the box here) so the recipes going forward will be of better variety 🙂

Click here to check out last weeks post and new THM recipes!

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Till next Wednesdays update, blessings!

New THM Recipe Wednesday!

Hello all! Its been just a little challenging to find and make a new Trim Healthy Mama recipe everyday but it’s paying off. I have expanded my horizons and I’m finding a ton of fun and easy recipes!

My favorite this week was….

Honey Mustard Dressing (S Meal) page 472 in the new THM cookbook. Why? Because salad can be so boring when you’ve used the same old dressing for years. This has brought new excitement to my yummy greens and I couldn’t be happier that its only 5 ingredients and super easy to make! I throw all the ingredients into this jar and mix well, whala!

Dressing

Second ranked:

Pay Off Day Candies (S meal) page 381 of newest cookbook. OH. MY. YUM! You want something that tastes like candy? This is it! Seriously one of my new favorite treats and its so packed with protein it gives you a little burst of energy. A total of 8 ingredients to make this but its all thrown into the pot used to melt and mix. I love one dish goodies <3

Pay Day

Thirdly was…

Mangosicles (E Meal) page 367 in the new THM cookbook. I haven’t tried many E desserts but this was sweet, cold and just plain good! I threw the 4 ingredients into the blender and poured it into popsicle holders. The kids will love this sweet treat too and its been a blessing on these warm summer days.

mango

Nacho Stuffed Peppers page 142 of the new THM cookbook. These made for a delicious husband approved dinner that I paired with a crisp green salad. These would be great bite sized appetizers for summer BBQ’s as well. I love the mini peppers and they cooked quickly do to their size. I topped them with sour cream which made them even more scrumptious!

Nacho poppers

Mashed Fotatoes from the new THM cookbook on page 219. This is suppose to look like mashed potatoes but I used an hand mixer instead of the blender (oops). Its made of cauliflower with a few extra ingredients and it tasted great. It was my fault it didn’t turn out like I’d hoped but I will know better the next time I make it.

Cali

Berry Yummy Gummies (fuel Pull) page 388 of new THM cookbook. These little gummies are quite the snack! Packed full of protein just a few of these bite sized squares can help curb hunger. I tried the lemon version of these and I have to say I liked those better. Still these are a delicious snack and will last me a few days.

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Trying out these new recipes everyday has helped immensely in getting me back on track and putting excitement and new foods back in my diet! As I wrote in this blog post I was getting a bit board with THM only because I was eating the same foods over and over and over again. I needed a challenge to change things up and I am having a lot of fun in the process! Hope you are too!

Follow me on my facebook page if you are interested in being part of this! As I stated in my previous post I would love for you to post picture below mine of THM food you have tried and loved.

As always I really appreciate any and all who use my affiliate link! It helps support me and my blog so I can continue to share in all my THM stuff 😉 It costs you nothing extra and it takes you directly to their website and store. The link is always located on the right side of my blog as well. Thank you much!

Till next Wednesdays update, blessings!

When you get bored with THM – Part 2

I did a post the other day, you can read it here, on why I have become somewhat bored with THM. Let me explain that a little. I have been on this plan for two and a half years, that is the longest I have EVER stayed with an eating plan. The first year was all about learning the plan, finding foods and recipes that I liked and working them into my busy life. Fast forward to current day and I have been eating those same foods without experimenting or trying to many new THM recipes.

For example; my breakfasts always consist of eggs, be those eggs with bacon or just a sprinkle of cheese. My fuel pull snacks have been the same two to three things for that amount of time as well.

I need to expand my pallet. I have been consuming the same meals for to long and now I am bored. I gotta change it up! I gotta find new recipes to love and add to my diet!

I am not stuck in this rut because there is limited options, quite the contrary. There are hundreds of recipes I have not tired! I have gotten a bit lazy and need to expand my horizons. I need to break out of this food coma I am in and try new and exciting THM recipes because there is soooo many delicious options out there!

Question of the day; How am I going to do this?

I am going to try a new recipe every day for the month of June! The pressure is on people!

How I plan to keep you involved is simple, I will post a picture of the food I make and share with you on my Facebook page. I’ll tell you where it came from, my Pinterest board or one of the THM cookbooks, and what I think about it.

If you don’t know that much about THM then you can follow along and learn about the foods we eat and how to separate and create S, E and FP meals. You’ll get to see the yumminess we THM’s can enjoy while losing or maintaining weight.

If you want to participate share your own photos under mine. If you tried something new I wanna see and hear about it! If you made your first THM recipe EVER you’ve got to show me!

If you already know about THM and have been on it for sometime then perhaps I can encourage you to try some new recipes so you don’t get stuck in the same rut as me.

Every Wednesday I’ll have a post up here on my blog about the recipes I have tried, the ones I loved and what I might tweak or change about others.

Are ya with me?

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Follow me on my Facebook page to fully participate.

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Blessings Friends!

When you get bored with THM..

I have been on Trim Healthy Mama for two and a half years now, (excuse me while I scream in excitement) WAHOO! I started this eating plan in December of 2013 and never looked back.

Its interesting to me though that I have become a bit board with it. I still love it and will never ever leave this amazing community of women but the challenge of eating right has lost a little of its sparkle.

I am a challenge freak. I love a good robust challenge to keep things interesting and the feeling of completion, well there is just nothing like it.

I will be honest. I have began to gain a little weight and become a little careless with my food selections because I have lost the fun and excitement in this plan.

I have been eating the same o’l foods for a while now hardly expanding my pallet and getting lazy on the side.

Its like doing the same workout for years… you gotta mix things up to keep them interesting and a bit challenging!

Its time for a wake up call! Its time to start experimenting and find some new recipes that can become my favorites!

Now if you are just starting THM you can still do this with me! I’m not going to complicate things I will only be trying new foods and recipes that are THM approved so anyone can follow along!

This is perfect timing as the first of June is TOMORROW!

No more same old fuel pull meals everyday… no more same old eggs and bacon breakfast… I have to mix it up and find new things before I should become even more lax in my goals with this plan.

So, what am I going to do exactly? To be honest, I’m not sure. This idea just came to me 😉 I will be reaching out to my THM friends and asking what their favorite recipes are. I’m going to ask them what they usually eat for breakfast and what they eat for fuel pull meals. How they stay on plan and what they love for THM desserts and such. I’m going to start mixing things up and trying recipes I haven’t before!

I want to make it so you can follow along. I may make a THM challenge group on facebook and if I do I’ll be sure the post the link back here. I’ll have another blog post up in a couple days with more ideas and maybe a plan of some kind that we can all do together! What do ya think? Are you with me?

If you are new to THM and want to follow along I will be using these two books mostly…

THMBOOK

With some recipes from my Pinterest board as well.

If you would like to follow along and need to purchase these books you can follow my affiliate link here and purchase them! They are very reasonably priced and if you stick to this plan, life changing.

Blessings sweet friends! I will be back soon to share more with you on this exciting new venture!

UPDATE:

Click here for part two of this post! This is how I’m changing it up and keeping things exciting!

Amazing DIY Body Scrub – So easy!

I made my own body scrub once and LOVED it! I was amazed at how simple and easy it was so I’ve kept it up for a few years now.

I have tried store bought body scrubs and let me tell you, they are nothing compared to the recipe I am about to share with you.

You can add your own scent, you can change and adjust it a little if you want but oh my goodness, its amazing!

I use it after shaving my legs to get that silky feel. It doesn’t make you feel raw in the least. It makes you feel rejuvenated and soft.

Its great for a gardeners hands. The sugar scrubs off the dirt and dry skin and the oils soften and soothe.

I have developed my own recipe but it all started from myfrugaladventures.com. Her peppermint sugar body scrub inspired me and over the years I have added and adjusted it to my liking.


Peppermint Body Scrub

1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp. vitamin E oil
5-6 drops organic rosehip oil – cold pressed
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
Mica – if you want color

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil down leaving a few solid chunks. Add the remaining ingredients, mix and pour into your container. I leave mine right beside the shower. I love it so much I make a double batch like in finished product below.

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Some other variations would be adding half cup sugar and half cup ground coffee. You can use any essential oil that you like, I use it primarily for sent.

Make this for gifts, stocking stuffers or party favors! You can get really creative with the jars or dishes you display it in.

Have fun ladies!