Monday, May 21, 2018

THM New Habits Challenge 2018 Round 4



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 May 28, and end July 3 , 2018.  THM does not manage or endorse the group’s content.


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

-Drinking 1 gallon of water or liquid a day. - does NOT including anything caffeine.
-Eating Okra at least 3 times a week.

-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 3 with me, how did you do?  Please leave your comments below. I want to hear how we all did!

I can say I did well with 1 of the challenges, but I struggled with Okra the most.  I am not sure WHY I don't either. I just simple forgot. So at least I have some left for this next challenged. And I also hope to grow some in my garden. I was given some seeds so here's to hoping I do finally beat the Okra monster.

I am still working on getting more to drink. I am doing better. Just not quite getting that gallon in. I am still drinking more coffee than I wanted to. I need to find a good tea instead. I just fall into the coffee trap because it is always there and available. The other drinks are NOT and I have to work to get them made.  Right now I am up to 3 quarts of water/GGMS etc a day. And I still drink hot SF coffee at least 2 or 3 times a week. I want to just DROP the SF coffee completely this summer. That is my goal. I was doing it EVERY day and sometimes multiple times a day, so I am making progress. My weakness is caramel. Just not sure HOW to beat that. Even in the summer I drink hot coffee? Its such a bad addition. LOL!

I think I took pictures ALMOST everyday, but I didn't always post them. Quite frankly it is because I eat some of the same things over and over and it seems redundant to take a picture of the same thing over and over? Silly I know!

I think the saddest thing for me is I was meal prepping with my husband, or at least he was eating along WITH me and it was so helpful and encouraging. But he doesn't stick to it and I tend to just stumble and fall WITH him. I need to just be stronger than that. I am worth it and I know I need to just make myself stick to it. It is NOT hard. It is just a struggle when everyone around you is chowing down on donuts and cookies and you are sitting there with water/GGMS and a handful of nuts. 

That is actually how my SF coffee addiction started I think. I would do that instead of the sweet treats. It DID help. I never wanted the sweet treats then. I had my coffee. The problem is now that I am trying to get OFF coffee I can't seem to beat sweets and SF coffee. I can only beat one. "sigh"

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

THM Menu for May 21-27, 2018


This week starts 8th and final week of my 3rd 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 changing the amounts of recipes I am choosing to try each week. Something isn't flowing right. I end up making and prepping breakfasts and snacks and never seem to make it to lunches and suppers. I need to figure out HOW to not keep doing that.  And I am only using 2 or 3 recipe for supper. 

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Chocolate Chip Baby Frap - THM FP THM Cookbook p.421 with - 
Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S THM Cookbook p.239
Berrylicious Thin Thick - THM FP THM Cookbook p.424 with 
Banana Creamy Grains THM E p.252
Chocolicious Thin Thick THM FP p.423
Tuscan Sausage and Egg Bake THM S p.152

Lunch: - Leftovers
3 Minute Sensational Salad - THM S THM Cookbook p.191
Cheesy Dream Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.119

Snacks:
Pretzel Sticks THM FP THM Cookbook p.462
Rich Custard Strawberry Pie THM S p.331

Supper:
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Perfect Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk - THM FP THM Cookbook p.402
GGMS G2 - THM FP

Saturday, May 12, 2018

THM Menu for May 14 - 20, 2018


This week starts 7th week of my 3rd 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 changing the amounts of recipes I am choosing to try each week. Something isn't flowing right. I end up making and prepping breakfasts and snacks and never seem to make it to lunches and suppers. I need to figure out HOW to not keep doing that.  And I am only using 2 or 3 recipe for supper. 

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Berrylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Apple Pie Crunch Granola THM E p.252
German Chocolate Shake - THM S p.413 with Eggs and Avo THM S p.245

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Zesty Southwestern Chop Up - THM S p.182

Snacks:
Chocolate Berry Wedding Cheesecake- THM S  p.332
Drive Through Sue Cheesy Crackers - THM S p.449

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang THM FP p.77
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss THM S p. 81
Wonder Fish Tacos THM E p.171
Perfect Pizza THM S - p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

THM Menu for May 7 - 13, 2018



This week starts 6th week of my 3rd 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 changing the amounts of recipes I am choosing to try each week. Something isn't flowing right. I end up making and prepping breakfasts and snacks and never seem to make it to lunches and suppers. I need to figure out HOW to not keep doing that.  And I am only using 2 or 3 recipe for supper. 

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Chocolate Chip Baby Frap - THM FP THM Cookbook p.421 with - 
Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S THM Cookbook p.239
Berrylicious Thin Thick - THM FP THM Cookbook p.424 with 
Banana Creamy Grains THM E p.252

Lunch: - Leftovers
3 Minute Sensational Salad - THM S THM Cookbook p.191
Cheesy Dream Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.119

Snacks:
Berry Yummy Gummies THM FP THM Cookbook p.388
Rich Custard Strawberry Pie THM S p.331

Supper:
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Rustic Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk - THM FP THM Cookbook p.402
GGMS G2 - THM FP

Saturday, April 28, 2018

My review for THM Menu for April 22- 29, 2018

I didn't get to make many of these recipes because of our freezer/fridge situation. But it should be fixed now so I hope next week is better.

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Chocolate Chip Baby Frap - THM FP THM Cookbook p.421 with - 
Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S THM Cookbook p.239
Berrylicious Thin Thick - THM FP THM Cookbook p.424 with 
Berry Creamy Grains THM E p.252 - I LOVED this recipe!  I actually did a little extra thing and used strawberry protein powder instead of plain. Amazing!

Lunch: - Leftovers
3 Minute Sensational Salad - THM S THM Cookbook p.191
Cheesy Dream Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.119

Snacks:
Crunchy Puffs THM FP THM Cookbook p.460 - we made these, but haven't tried them!
Key Lime Pie THM S p.326 - This was AMAZING!

Supper:
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Rustic Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk - THM FP THM Cookbook p.402
GGMS G2 - THM FP

THM Menu for April 30 - May 6th, 2018


This week starts 5th week of my 3rd 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 changing the amounts of recipes I am choosing to try each week. Something isn't flowing right. I end up making and prepping breakfasts and snacks and never seem to make it to lunches and suppers. I need to figure out HOW to not keep doing that.  And I am only using 2 or 3 recipe for supper. 

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Berrylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Berry Creamy Grains THM E p.252

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Zesty Southwestern Chop Up - THM S p.182

Snacks:
Believe it or not Chocolate Chip Cookies- THM S  p.320
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP p.379

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang p.77
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss p. 81
Crispy Salmon Siesta p.80
Rustic Pizza - p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Monday, April 23, 2018

How I do my weekly meal prepping the THM way

Since the beginning of the year I have tried to make myself meal prep at least a few things a week, to help keep me on track.


I make a list of 2-3 breakfasts, lunch, dinners, and snacks. I have done it with bloggers recipes along with the THM Cookbooks. I use a handy free meal planning service called Pepperplate.com to make my grocery list etc. I don't like to eat a meal more than 2 times. 3 is the limit and I usually HATE the meal by then. I wish I didn't mind leftovers. It would be so much EASIER to meal prep.

I went to the $1 store and Walmart and bought a few containers to help with meal prep.  I bought at least 4 of each meal prep container. I also bought this salad prep container. I didn't think it would be worth it, until I bought one. It makes prepping a salad SO easy and keeps it nice all week long. So to date I have 3 and that is the right amount.  I was lucky enough to find 3 at TJ Maxx. I bought several different sizes of the Take Along containers made by Rubbermaid.  They have them in several sizes that worked VERY well.

A few tips for "recipe picking".

-Breakfast I would choose 1 egg , 1 oatmeal or cereal, and some sort of baked good. Also for breakfast I make a smoothie of some sort most days. Mostly because I try to get some kefir and greens/okra in my diet so that is the BEST way.

-Lunch I would make 1 salad and 1 soup (In the summer I would make more salads if it was hot).

-Snack would be cake/muffins, chocolate/candies, and sometimes a salty snack like crackers or pretzels. Anyway you get the idea.

-Supper, pizza (because we ALWAYS eat that once a week) something chicken and beef. We also have tacos every Tuesday (Taco Tuesday anyone?).  This also gives me room to have leftovers and also a meal at friends or leftovers. I despise multiple leftovers so I do my best to avoid them hanging around long.

-I also like to try to make myself a sipper or two for the weekly. Mostly to make sure I get enough to drink. If I make up a dry mix for the week I tend to do better than to just make it daily. I am such a Drive Through Sue and this helps me.

A few things I like to make every few weeks that are super helpful...
THM friendly Maple Syrup
Sandwich Rolls from Montana Kitchen
Ice cream
Stevia Drops
Baking Mix
Kefir - plain or vanilla

So what tips and tricks do you all have to share?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

My review for THM Menu for April 16-22, 2018

I had to admit it, but I did not make a SINGLE recipe apart of the pizza one this week. Our freezer died so I am doing my best to eat through the food we have that is try to thaw while we are praying it gets fixed. "sigh" So once we get our freezer fixed we will be back on track with our food. The freezer/cooler swap gets old. I am so thankful for cooler weather!  I wish it would snow and stay frozen another week. But for now I am stuck eating whatever comes out of the freezer/coolers first. If you wouldn't mind saying a prayer for us this week, that we will be able to get it fixed quickly I would sure appreciate it. 


Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Berrylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261
Mintylicious Thin Thick - THM FP p.475 Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin THM S p.278
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Berry Creamy Grains THM E p.252

Lunch: - Leftovers
Eggs in a Nest- THM S p.83
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Zesty Southwestern Chop Up - THM S p.182

Snacks:
Believe it or not Chocolate Chip Cookies- THM S  p.320
Key Lime Pie THM S p.326
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP p.379

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang p.77
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss p. 81
Crispy Salmon Siesta p.80
Rustic Pizza - p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

THM Menu for April 22-29



This week starts 4th week of my 3rd 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?


Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Chocolate Chip Baby Frap - THM FP THM Cookbook p.421 with - Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S THM Cookbook p.239
Berrylicious Thin Thick - THM FP THM Cookbook p.424 with Banana Bread Crockpot Oatmeal THM E THM Cookbook p.257

Lunch: - Leftovers
3 Minute Sensational Salad - THM S THM Cookbook p.191
Cheesy Dream Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.119

Snacks:
Crunchy Puffs THM FP THM Cookbook p.460
Key Lime Pie THM S p.326

Supper:
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Rustic Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk - THM FP THM Cookbook p.402
GGMS G2 - THM FP

Saturday, April 14, 2018

THM Menu for April 16 - 22, 2018



This week starts 3rd week of my 3rd 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 changing the amounts of recipes I am choosing to try each week. Something isn't flowing right. I end up making and prepping breakfasts and snacks and never seem to make it to lunches and suppers. I need to figure out HOW to not keep doing that.  And I am only using 2 or 3 recipe for supper. 

Breakfasts: - for the shakes and smoothies, I am going to use Kefir instead of cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Berrylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Giant Blueberry Baked Pancake THM E p261
Mintylicious Thin Thick - THM FP p.475 Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin THM S p.278
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Berry Creamy Grains THM E p.252

Lunch: - Leftovers
Eggs in a Nest- THM S p.83
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Zesty Southwestern Chop Up - THM S p.182

Snacks:
Believe it or not Chocolate Chip Cookies- THM S  p.320
Key Lime Pie THM S p.326
Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding - THM FP p.379

Supper:
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang p.77
Avo Bacon Noodle Toss p. 81
Crispy Salmon Siesta p.80
Rustic Pizza - p.212

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

THM New Habits Challenge 2018 Round 4

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 week...