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

My review for THM Menu for April 9-15, 2018

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I have made so many NEW to me recipes from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, I wanted to record what we all thought of them. Some were hits and some were not. A few we didn't get to make so I will add them to another menu to try.  Not sure I will ever make ALL the recipes from the cookbook, but I do want to make good use out of the book. I tend to make the same things over and over and I want to get out of that rut... for a now anyway.  

I haven't been using all the recipes again. I think I need to go back down a few for suppers and just accept that. I use to make more, but I am so busy we miss them. No need to prep for them if I am not going to use them.  I am NOT making salads because I am loosing motivation. I have made all the salads in the book and I can't find one that is just "me" or one that I could eat all the time. Anyone have a favorite I should consider? I want to make 2 different ones a week to make sure I get in my greens. Especially spinach. 


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 - YUM!
Chocolate Waffles with Strawberries THM E THM Cookbook p.265 - These were pretty good without the syrup, but even better WITH it.
Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Shake- THM S THM Cookbook p.410 - As before I still adore this shake
Spinach and Sausage Quiche THM S THM Cookbook p.150 - This was so good. I am so glad I took the effort to make the crust with it.
Berrylicious Thin Thick - THM FP THM Cookbook p.424 with  - I didn't get to try this one.
Banana Bread Crockpot Oatmeal THM E THM Cookbook p.257 - Another good recipe that I will need to reput on the list. The bananas didn't make it to cooking time!

Lunch: - Leftovers - I didn't make any of these.
3 Minute Sensational Salad - THM S THM Cookbook p.191
Cheesy Dream Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.119
Curry in a Hurry Soup THM S THM Cookbook p.112

Snacks:
Berry Yummy Gummies- THM FP THM Cookbook p.388 _ didn't try them because I realized I was OUT of gelatin. Oops.
Crunchy Puffs THM FP THM Cookbook p.460 - I didn't take the time to make these, this week. I will try again NEXT week.
Glazed Crumb Cake - THM S Cookbook p.305 - This was SOOOO good.

Supper: - I didn't try any of these either.
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Comfy Cozy Chicken Dumpling Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.94
Smarty Pants Stroganoff THM S THM Cookbook p.44
Rustic Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.212

Sippers - Still didn't get to try them
Earth Milk - THM FP THM Cookbook p.402
GGMS G2 - THM FP

Sunday, April 8, 2018

My review for THM Menu for April 2-8th, 2018



I took a 1 weeks break from working through the THM Cookbook because I want to try some NEW recipes from Carolyn's NEW BOOK, Easy Keto Dinners (EKD), and also a few from the Trim Healthy Table (THT)that have been calling my name. But never fear, I will be back at the THM Cookbook next week!

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 Covered Cherry Shake - THM FP THT p.471 - This was SOOOO good. I actually used cottage cheese AND kefir in this one 
Chocolate Covered Cherry Muffins THM E THT p367 - They smelled amazing even baking. Never thought I would say that. 
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Shake- THM S THT p.475 - This was yummy!
Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake THM S THT p.338 - I didn't add syrup the first time I had it and still enjoyed it.
Whipped Pina Colada Shake- THM E THT p.477 _ I adored this one!
Crunch Granola THM E THT p.361 Even thought I am not a cinnamon fan I liked it. I made a larger batch then intended so I will be enjoying it for a while.

Lunch: - Leftovers
Antipesto Caprese Salad- THM S EKD Cookbook p.103 - Struggling to find the meat to try this one. When I find it I will make it.
Creamy Lemon Chicken And Quinoa Soup - THM E THT p.147 -I really loved this!
Moroccan Trade Wins Trimmy Bisque THM E THT p.191- Struggled to find Miso so I didn't try it this time.

Snacks:
Brown Rice Kristy Treats- THM E THT p.439 - There way too soggy. I am going to work on them and hopefully dry them out a bit so they taste a little bit like the "real" thing.
Chocolate Treeces Poke Cake THM S THT  p.382 - Quite tasty!
Magic Salted Caramel Cupcakes - THM S THT p.379 - Still need to make the frosting, but even without it, they were pretty good!

Supper:  All these meals are taken from Easy Keto Dinners - All are THM S - I didn't make any of these because I ended up with a few sick children. I will try this menu again...
Chicken Enchilada Skillet p.22
Jamaican Jerk Chicken and "rice" p.28
California Roll in a Bowl p.52
Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Burgers p.74
Buffalo Chicken Chowder p. 34
Zucchini Pan Pizza - p.96

Sippers
Hello Health Sipper - THM FP THT p.453 - I am going to try it... one day.
Converted Sailor Toddy - THM FP THT p.454-Pretty good. Just not what I thought it was going to taste like. I made it with Soda water.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

THM Menu for April 9-15, 2018



This week starts 2nd 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 - Chocolate Waffles with Strawberries THM E THM Cookbook p.265
Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Shake- THM S THM Cookbook p.410 Spinach and Sausage Quiche THM S THM Cookbook p.150
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
Curry in a Hurry Soup THM S THM Cookbook p.112

Snacks:
Berry Yummy Gummies- THM FP THM Cookbook p.388
Crunchy Puffs THM FP THM Cookbook p.460
Glazed Crumb Cake - THM S Cookbook p.305

Supper:
Quinoa Goes Cajun - THM E THM Cookbook p.69
Chicken  Florentine- THM S THM Cookbook p.46
Comfy Cozy Chicken Dumpling Soup - THM S THM Cookbook p.94
Smarty Pants Stroganoff THM S THM Cookbook p.44
Rustic Pizza - THM S THM Cookbook p.212

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

THM Trim Healthy Table Menu May 27 - June 2, 2019

I was watching a neat vlog called  Our Tribe of Many  and they were going through  THT trying each recipe . I thought what a good idea...