Saturday, July 14, 2018

THM Menu for July 16 - 22, 2018


This week starts 3rd 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  Glosted Raspberry Muffins - THM S p.285 

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
Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287
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

Saturday, July 7, 2018

THM Menu for July 9 - 15, 2018


This week starts 2nd 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 cottage cheese and Almond Milk.  I make smoothies almost daily to go along with my breakfast. 
Mintylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Pumpkin Crunch Granola THM E p255
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S p.238

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 E p.330
Apple Cake Puddin - THM E p.357

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Surviving the summer heat while on THM using the THM Cookbook


I don't know about you, but its pretty warm here right now.  Just the thought of using the oven etc is making me drip with sweat!  Every year I go through this fight with myself to remember, I can eat THM without roasting myself out of the house... with no central air it gets pretty warm here in the Midwest.

FYI all the suggestions are going to be from the THM Cookbook since I am cooking through the book right now.


Breakfast: - Any of the Muffin a Mug recipes, but also these...
Sweet Dreams Oatmeal Bowls p.247-248
Crock Pot Oatmeals p.256-257

Lunches: Any of the salads on pages 179-194 but I will list my favorites.
Salad in a Jar p.187-189
Waldorf Salad p.190 I have switched out the apples for cherries and pears. Use your imagination. There are many fruits you can use!

Desserts: - some of the one servings desserts are done in the microwave!
No Bake Cookies p.316
Simple Simon Coconut Crust p.324 with Wigglemallow Pies p.328-329 Also Secret Silk Pie and Crema la toppa squares p.330-331
Greekie Swirl p.340
Avo Cream Pudding p.341
Chia Pud p.344
Jigglegurt p. 345-347
Gluccie Pudding p.350
Cheesecake Crunch p.352
The frozen treats on p.358-370,
Berry whips 372-375 use your imagination and add whatever kind of fruits you have. Peaches n cottage cheese is AMAZING!
Superfood Chews p.382-383
Skinny Chocolate Truffles p.384-385
Meadow's Lemon Coconut Truffles p.386
Any of the bars on 390-391
The shakes. smoothies, frappas, and thin thicks on page 407-435

Suppers:
Crockpot meals!  p.36-56 - I have tried ALL the recipes and although we don't love all of them, they are flavorful and sure beat heating up the kitchen!
Lentil Soup p.89
Bean Boss Soup p.109
Tuscan Tomato Soup p.120
Spinach Lane Soup p.121

Thursday, June 28, 2018

THM Menu for July 2- 8, 2018


This week starts 1st week of my 5th round of my THM New Habits Challenge 2018. 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.  

Since I did NOT eat much of last weeks menu, I am doing it again THIS week. Hoping to finally get this menu done up. oT looks SO good!

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 Eggs and Avo THM S p.245

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Superfood Salad - THM S p.192
Spinach Lane Soup - THM FP/S p.121

Snacks:
Luscious Lemon Cake- THM S  p.289
Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287

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
Perfect Pizza - p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

THM New Habits Challenge 2018 Round 5


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 July 5, and end September 2 , 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 4 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

Saturday, June 23, 2018

THM Menu for June 25- July 1, 2018


This week starts 5th week of my 4th round of my THM New Habits Challenge 2018. 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 Eggs and Avo THM S p.245

Lunch: - Leftovers
Creamless Creamy Chicken - THM FP p.78
Superfood Salad - THM S p.192
Spinach Lane Soup - THM FP/S p.121

Snacks:
Luscious Lemon Cake- THM S  p.289
Chocolate Chai-glazed Cinnamon Muffins - THM S p.287

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
Perfect Pizza - p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Saturday, June 16, 2018

THM Menu for June 18 - 24, 2018


This week starts 4th week of my 4th 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. 
Mintylicious Thin Thick- THM FP  p.424 with - Pumpkin Crunch Granola THM E p255
Cranberry Wassail Shake - THM FP p.406 with Nana's Fluffy Omelet THM S p.238

Lunch- Leftovers
Two Minute Nutty Noodles - THM S p.79
Comfy Cozy Chicken Dumpling Soup THM S p.94

Snacks:
Luscious Lemon Cake- THM S  p.289
Mocha Gluccie Pudding - THM FP p.351
Spongy Peach Puddin - THM E p.356

Supper:
Salisbury Steak THM S p.147
Quinoa Goes Cajun THM E p.69
Loaded Spaghetti Squash Casserole THM S p. 38
Perfect Pizza THM S p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My 5 top THM kitchen gadgets


I have just about every gadget. I have a few on my, I need list (air frier for starters), but I own quite a few. And yes, I use ALL of them. 

1. Food chopper. It is super nice to get all the onions, celery, peppers, etc all nice and even so they cook nicely. I have to admit I use them UP though. I think I have used up 6 of them. I buy them at the thrift store and toss them when they break. I have only bought 1 new. 

2. Coffee Grinder.  I can grind up my sweetener, Flax, and Vit C etc. I have no idea how I would do THM without it.

3. Blender. I bought a NICE heavy one from Aldi that is similar to a Vitamix. I use it daily. I had a Ninja before this. I loved it, but I kept breaking the blender jar. I decided to just get a bigger better one and forget the smaller one I kept breaking. It was a good choice. I do miss the small jar option though...

4. Food processor.  I slice and shred so many things. I am not sure how I would do without it.  Mine is an old Cuisinart that my mom found at a thrift store for me when my old one died... a sad death.

5. Spiralizer.I bought mine at Aldi, and it is such a treat. I have a hand held one and I do NOT like it nearly as well. Infact I don't think I have used it since I bought the nice hand cranked one.

I do own MANY more gadgets, but these are the ones I use constantly.  These IMO are the must haves for me. What are yours???

Sunday, June 10, 2018

THM OAMC THM Cookbook Session 19



Its that time of year again. I am making this menu from the THM Cookbook again. Its been a while since I made a menu from this book and I am almost done cooking my way through it so I wanted to finish it up with a BANG this summer. Come along for the ride.


Wise Shepherd's Pie p.134, S
Nacho Stuffed Peppers p.142, S
Creamy Pearlchilada Bake p. 143, S
Cheeseburger Pie p.149, S
Quinoa Goes Cajun - p.69, E
Chicken Chicken Bang Bang p.77, FP
Crispy Lickin Chicken p.163, S
Creamy Herb Chicken p.165, S
Mulligan Soup p.103, S
Tangy Tato Soup p.105, E
Chocolate Chia-glazed Muffins p.287, S
Pumpkin or Apple Pie Granola p.255, E


That looks like a great menu for me.  I can't wait to get started.  Have you tried any of these recipes? If so did you like them? Or not? Hoping for feedback!

The shopping list is ready for you to print!

Prep list is in the works.  I will make the recipes in the order listed.

Want to see more THM menus?  Cooking sessions Check out all my other menus are here:1, 234, 56 7 8,  9, 101112131415,16, 17,  and 18  are finished. Check them out.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

THM Menu for June 11 - 17, 2018


This week starts 3rd week of my 4th round of my THM New Habits Challenge 2018. 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
Superfood Salad - THM S p.192
Spinach Lane Soup - THM FP/S p.121

Snacks:
Chocolate Berry Wedding Cheesecake- THM S  p.332
Peanut Puff Cake - THM S p.292

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
Perfect Pizza - p.211

Sippers
Earth Milk Sipper - THM FP p.402

THM Menu for July 16 - 22, 2018

This week starts 3rd week of my 5th round of my  THM New Habits Challenge .  Are you joining us?  I have a  FB group page  if you would...