Saturday, September 15, 2018

THM Cookbook Menu for September 17 - 23, 2018


I was watching a neat vlog called Our Tribe of 10 a few months ago and they were going through THT trying each recipe. I thought what a good idea! I have made almost ALL the recipes in the original book, but not the Trim Healthy Cookbook. I have Trim Healthy Table, but there are SO MANY recipes in Trim Healthy Cookbook that I haven't even tried yet. So, I am going to try cooking a few more from the Cookbook and see how far I get.  I have made some, so I am going to skip over those, but there are SO MANY I have never tried.  What recipes have YOU tried and LOVED?

This week starts 2nd week of my 6th round of my THM New Habits Challenge. Are you joining us?  I have a FB group page if you would like to join us and keep each other accountable. Or for even more fun use the hashtag #THMnewhabitschallenge2018 on IG and leave a picture.

I am hoping that the end of summer, August, I will be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  Its been fun. I think most things I have left are desserts. I didn't realize how MANY there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. Obviously I am STILL working on the cookbook so here's to hoping that I will finally finish in September!

Breakfasts: - 
Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287
Chody Nut Oatmeal THM E p.257

Lunches:
Cheesy Dream Soup THM FP/S p.119
Egg in a Nest THM S p.83

Snacks:
Chai Pud THM S p.344
Ice Cream Sandwiches THM S p.371
Cranberry Nut Pudding THM S p. 357

Suppers:
Mini Meat Loaves THM FP p.155
Light and Luscious Enchilada Casserole THM FP p.146
Chicken Parmy THM S p.161
Tangy Tato Soup THM E p.105 with Southwestern Pan Bread THM E p.202
Wonder Fish Tacos THM -S/FP/E p.170-172


Sippers - FPor S
Ginger Cream Trimmy p.402
Chai Trimmy p.402

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

How Trim Healthy Mama has changed my taste buds

If you are anything like me, THM opened a new door to foods. Or perhaps some you have always HATED, but learned to love!  Making myself cook through the THM Cookbook I have tasted and used many things I had not enjoyed or even tried before.

My most surprising new food loves....

My first surprise new love.  I hated cottage cheese. As is, I NEVER ate it. NOW I gobble it up any chance I get. It makes the BEST ice-cream and is amazing as protein for my E meals. Who knew????

My second surprising food is actually greens. I know this is going to sound HORRIBLE, but I really did NOT like cooked greens AT ALL. I would sometimes eat raw in a salad, but now I will cook them up and eat them in a meal. Eggs and smoothies the most. Kale, Spinach, Chard, etc. I love them all now.

The third one is actually cabbage. Now in order to understand the significance of this one, you have to understand, eating it was painful for me. So now I can eat it in a salad and ENJOY it. So many salad mixes come with it and I simply just avoided them. I used it for kraut, but not in food. There are so many THM recipes with cabbage that I enjoy now.

Fourth, is turnips. I am not sure I really tasted or loved them before THM actually. But now that I have tried them as potatoes, I am a happy camper.

My fifth is Zucchini. This is the one that surprised me the most. I didn't HATE it, but I rarely use it. I now use it and crave it. I love it the best as zoodles. I mean whats not to LOVE about it? Noodles that are a vegetable? No need for another vegetable with your meal. Zoodles to the rescue.


Sadly I had a few things that I still struggle to LOVE that I use to like:

Coconut milk. I just struggle with the taste. Its isn't horrible, but if I can change it out with Cashew milk, I did. I wish I loved it. It offers such a great alternative to milk. I don't enjoy the after taste that I get when I use it. Sadly, its hard to enjoy coconut now. I use to LOVE it. "sigh"

Peanut Butter.  I like it in a few things, but for some reason, I have lost my love of it. I simply can't stand it with meat at all. Sometimes with chocolate. Other than that it sadly sits in my cabinet. I use to LOVE it and eat it so often. But sadly, I am still eating off the same jar as I was 4 months ago.

Cooking things in oil. Lots of it. Think coconut oil and butter. I didn't grow up with anything deep fried really and having to fry my food in oil.... eww. I have struggled to LOVE skinny chocolate. I eat it because it is good for you, but I sincerely do NOT love it.

Cinnamon. This one was kinda mind blowing. I just HATE it. I use it very little. I think since I used it so much originally and when I am sick I can't stand it anymore. Its kinda sad because I enjoy apple and pumpkin things and that means I use cinnamon. And I don't use it much. I prefer the other ingredients instead. So weird! I use to use to SO MUCH.

Almond milk. I like almonds. But Almond milk warmed up etc., is just nasty. I have tried and tried to like it. I can't stand it. If I use it in recipes, they have to be cold or iced. I used it so much at the beginning of THM and now I rarely use it at all.

So has THM changed your taste buds?  If so HOW? What things do you love/hate that you hated/loved before?






Sunday, September 9, 2018

THM Cookbook Menu for September 10 - 16, 2018


I was watching a neat vlog called Our Tribe of 10 a few months ago and they were going through THT trying each recipe. I thought what a good idea! I have made almost ALL the recipes in the original book, but not the Trim Healthy Cookbook. I have Trim Healthy Table, but there are SO MANY recipes in Trim Healthy Cookbook that I haven't even tried yet. So, I am going to try cooking a few more from the Cookbook and see how far I get.  I have made some, so I am going to skip over those, but there are SO MANY I have never tried.  What recipes have YOU tried and LOVED?

This week starts 1st week of my 6th round of my THM New Habits Challenge. Are you joining us?  I have a FB group page if you would like to join us and keep each other accountable. Or for even more fun use the hashtag #THMnewhabitschallenge2018 on IG and leave a picture.

I am hoping that the end of summer, August, I will be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  Its been fun. I think most things I have left are desserts. I didn't realize how MANY there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. Obviously I am STILL working on the cookbook so here's to hoping that I will finally finish in September!



Breakfasts:
Big Fried Egg Trick THM S p.243
Cherry Almond Oatmeal THM E p.257

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Thia on the Fly Soup THM FP p.122-123

Snacks:
Apple Cake Puddin THM E p. 356
No Bake Cookies THM S p.316

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang THM S/FP p.77
Chicken Wonder Casserole THM S p.145
Zucchini Canoes THM S p. 139
Popeye Power Soup THM FP  p.104 with Swiss Loaf THM FP p.198
Cheeseburger Pie THM S p.149

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - p.402
Apple Pie Sip p.404
Pumpkin Pie Sip p.401
Might Maca Trimmy p. 431

THM New Habits Challenge 2018 Round 6


I am wanting to start a few new habits that are THM related this year. Anyone want to join me? The challenge group will run for 6-8 weeks. I am going to pick 3 things to do for 6+ weeks to help me better my THM journey.  Anyone want to join me?  We will start our next challenge on September 10, and end October 31st , 2018.  THM does not manage or endorse the group’s content.


For the next 6 weeks I want to be consistent in:

-Eating Okra at least 3 times a week.
-Drinking 1 gallon of water or liquid a day. - does NOT including anything caffeine.
-Eat a cultured/fermented food at least once a day.

If this is something you want to join in and keep me accountable, there are 2 ways to do it. Join my FB challenge group or on IG #THMnewhabitschallenge2018.  If you want to join the group I will expect you to check in weekly with pictures or participating in discussions. I want the group to help keep me be accountable. So if you don't plan to post weekly, the IG challenge might be a better fit.  All you need to "join" is posting a picture of your prepping or meal to keep each other encouraged to keep going.  This group is about building new habits to help us in our journey. If we mess up, that is ok. Just restart again in 3 hours.

Once this challenge is over I will hopefully have 3 new habits along with you! I will have a new set of 3 habits for the next challenge weeks.

So who is in with me????

I will be posting my progress with meeting my 3 new habits and also some suggestion and encouragement to keep us going.

So for those of you who did Round 5 with me, how did you do?  Please leave your comments below. I want to hear how we all did!

I did NOT do well with Okra. That is going to STAY on the TO DO list for sure.

I did ok with drinking water, but not as well as I know I NEED to.

I did ok with fermented food. I even drank Kombucha a bit even though I really DO NOT like it.

So my conclusion for this challenge is I need to keep the same things and keep trying. I need to beat the monsters.  How about you?

My Challenges so far this year
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5

Saturday, September 1, 2018

THM Cookbook Menu for September 1- 9th, 2018


I was watching a neat vlog called Our Tribe of 10 a few months ago and they were going through THT trying each recipe. I thought what a good idea! I have made almost ALL the recipes in the original book, but not the Trim Healthy Cookbook. I have Trim Healthy Table, but there are SO MANY recipes in Trim Healthy Cookbook that I haven't even tried yet. So, I am going to try cooking a few more from the Cookbook and see how far I get.  I have made some, so I am going to skip over those, but there are SO MANY I have never tried.  What recipes have YOU tried and LOVED?

I am hoping that the end of summer, August, I will be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  Its been fun. I think most things I have left are desserts. I didn't realize how MANY there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. Obviously I am STILL working on the cookbook so here's to hoping that I will finally finish in September!

Breakfasts:
Field of Greens Omcake THM S p.240
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal THM E p.256
Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261

Lunch: - Leftovers
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss THM S p. 81
Asian Gold Soup THM S p.124

Snacks:
Double Peanut Fudge Swirl Brownies THM S p.313
Zapple Crumble THM S p.337

Supper:
Nacho Stuffed Peppers THM S p.142
Troodle Casserole THM S p.135
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup THM S p.100 with Cheddar Herb Biscuits THM S p.197
Wise Shepherd Pie THM S p.134
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang THM S/FP p.77

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - p.402
Apple Pie Sip p.404

THM Cookbook Menu for September 2018


I was hoping that the end of summer, August, I would be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  I didn't realize how MANY recipes there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. As you can seen I am STILL working on the cook through. So here's to hoping September will get me closer to my goal!

I am still going to list my menus weekly, but I am going to list what I intend to make this month in an attempt to make encourage myself to finish my cook through. I really DO want to start cooking through the THT book... eventually.... maybe next year sounds like a good idea huh? He he.


Breakfasts: - 
Field of Greens Omcake THM S p.240
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal THM E p.256
Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261
Big Fried Egg Trick THM S p.243
Cherry Almond Oatmeal THM E p.257
Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287
Chody Nut Oatmeal THM E p.257
Eggatable Scramble THM FP p.242
Banana Bread Oatmeal THM E p.256

Lunches:
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss THM S p. 81
Asian Gold Soup THM S p.124
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Thia on the Fly Soup THM FP p.122-123
Cheesy Dream Soup THM FP/S p.119
Egg in a Nest THM S p.83
Hot Pot Soup THM S p.124
Spinach Lane Soup - THM FP/S p.121
Two Minute Nutty Noodles THM S/FP p.79

Snacks:
Double Peanut Fudge Swirl Brownies THM S p.313
Zapple Crumble THM S p.337
Apple Cake Puddin THM E p. 356
No Bake Cookies THM S p.316
Chai Pud THM S p.344
Ice Cream Sandwiches THM S p.371
Cranberry Nut Pudding THM S p. 357
Skinny Chocolate Truffles (mint) THM S p.384-385
Chocolate Chunk Wigglemallow Pie THM S p.328

Suppers:
Nacho Stuffed Peppers THM S p.142
Troodle Casserole THM S p.135
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup THM S p.100 with Cheddar Herb Biscuits THM S p.197
Wise Shepherd Pie THM S p.134
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang THM S/FP p.77
Chicken Wonder Casserole THM S p.145
Zucchini Canoes THM S p. 139
Popeye Power Soup THM FP  p.104 with Swiss Loaf THM FP p.198
Cheeseburger Pie THM S p.149
Mini Meat Loaves THM FP p.155
Light and Luscious Enchilada Casserole THM FP p.146
Chicken Parmy THM S p.161
Tangy Tato Soup THM E p.105 with Southwestern Pan Bread THM E p.202
Wonder Fish Tacos THM -S/FP/E p.170-172
Potsticker Patties THM S p.175
Mama's Favorite Meatloaf THM S p.157
Smarty Pants Stroganoff THM S p.44
Nummy Umami THM S p.106 with Trim Corn Bread THM S p.199
Salisbury Steak THM S p.174


Sippers - FPor S
Earth Milk Sipper - p.402
Apple Pie Sip p.404
Pumpkin Pie Sip p.401
Might Maca Trimmy p. 431
Ginger Cream Trimmy p.402
Chai Trimmy p.402
Vanilla Rooibos Trimmy p. 433
Tumeric Toddy Trimmy p. 433

Sunday, August 26, 2018

THM Cookbook Menu for August 27-31



This week starts 7th and FINAL week of my 5th round of my THM New Habits Challenge. Are you joining us?  I have a FB group page if you would like to join us and keep each other accountable. Or for even more fun use the hashtag #THMnewhabitschallenge2018 on IG and leave a picture.  

I was watching a neat vlog called Our Tribe of 10 a few months ago and they were going through THT trying each recipe. I thought what a good idea! I have made almost ALL the recipes in the original book, but not the Trim Healthy Cookbook. I have Trim Healthy Table, but there are SO MANY recipes in Trim Healthy Cookbook that I haven't even tried yet. So, I am going to try cooking a few more from the Cookbook and see how far I get.  I have made some, so I am going to skip over those, but there are SO MANY I have never tried.  What recipes have YOU tried and LOVED?

I am hoping that the end of summer, August, I will be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  Its been fun. I think most things I have left are desserts. I didn't realize how MANY there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. Superfood Chocolate Chews - THM FP THM Cookbook p.383 for sure. I LOVE those.

Breakfasts: -  I make smoothies almost daily, along side breakfast. Trying to get in my greens/okra with my breakfast
Berrylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261 - I am going to make this with Cherries or Peaches
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with  Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287 

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Spinach Lane Soup - THM FP/S p.121

Snacks:
Luscious Lemon Cake- THM S  p.289
Secret Silk Pie THM S p.330

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang THM S/FP p.77
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss THM S p. 81
Crispy Salmon Siesta THM S p.80
Kai Sai Ming THM S p.98
Perfect Pizza - THM S p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Friday, August 24, 2018

THM OAMC Cooking Session 21

I keep finding so many good recipes I want to try!  So this is my next menu. Enjoy!

Rhubarb Muffins - THM S
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites IP - THM S
Skillet Chili with Kale Spinach and Onion -THM S
Turkey Taco Bowls - THM E - skip the cheese or just use a sprinkle
Cabbage Roll Soup - THM S
Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets - THM S - sub out the potatoes with radishes or turnips
Low Carb Jambalaya - THM S
Greek Lebanese Chicken Shawarma - THM FP
Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad - THM S
Lemon Chicken and Rice - THM E
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas - THM S
Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Baja Catalina Dressing - THM S

Here is the grocery list.
And if I have extra time I will write up a prep list and a suggested order of preparing the meals.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

THM Cookbook Menu for August 20 - 26, 2018


This week starts 6th week of my 5th round of my THM New Habits Challenge. Are you joining us?  I have a FB group page if you would like to join us and keep each other accountable. Or for even more fun use the hashtag #THMnewhabitschallenge2018 on IG and leave a picture.  

I was watching a neat vlog called Our Tribe of 10 a few months ago and they were going through THT trying each recipe. I thought what a good idea! I have made almost ALL the recipes in the original book, but not the Trim Healthy Cookbook. I have Trim Healthy Table, but there are SO MANY recipes in Trim Healthy Cookbook that I haven't even tried yet. So, I am going to try cooking a few more from the Cookbook and see how far I get.  I have made some, so I am going to skip over those, but there are SO MANY I have never tried.  What recipes have YOU tried and LOVED?

I am hoping that the end of summer, August, I will be finished cooking through the THM Cookbook.  Its been fun. I think most things I have left are desserts. I didn't realize how MANY there were in this cook. WOW.  There are a few favorites that I can see myself making again and keep making. Superfood Chocolate Chews - THM FP THM Cookbook p.383 for sure. I LOVE those.

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Mintylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Sweet Dreams Peachy Cream Oatmeal THM E p247
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S p.238
Just Peachy Muffins THM E p.287

Lunch- Leftovers
Quinoa Salad - THM S p.232
Comfy Cozy Chicken Dumpling Soup THM S p.94

Snacks:
Luscious Lemon Cake- THM S  p.289
Secret Silk Pie - THM S p.330
Spungy Peach Puddin - THM E p.356

Supper:
Nacho Stuffed Peppers p.142, S
Creamy Pearlchilada Bake p. 143, S
Wise Shepherd's Pie p.134, S
Perfect Pizza THM S p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

THM Cookbook Menu for September 17 - 23, 2018

I was watching a neat vlog called  Our Tribe of 10  a few months ago and they were going through  THT trying each recipe . I though...