Monday, January 5, 2015

Trim Healthy Mama E-Book Giveaway!!!

Trim Healthy Mama has so GRACIOUSLY donated an E-Book for me to use for a giveaway! You may visit their site at: Trim Healthy Mama Website

I've been doing this lifestyle for a little over 3 months and have lost 32lbs!! My husband did the first 3 months with me and he lost 25lbs as well! I get to eat delicious food AND lose weight! What more can you ask for?! They teach us how to eat the right foods so that our body burns the food as fuel and then burns your body fat as fuel as well! It works folks!

Now you have a chance to give this lifestyle a try! There's so much I could say about THM, but really, who is reading all of this post anyway?! lol I hear you scrolling right past me and going straight to the rafflecopter!

Please stick around and check out the recipes! I'm working diligently to add more daily! My desire and hope is to make my blog a one stop for people looking for recipes to make their THM lifestyle easier!

**Pictured above is a paperback book. You will not be winning a paperback book. The prize for this giveaway is an E-Book that you can pull up on your computer, laptop or a tablet/kindle/ipad reader.

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THM Friendly Strawberry Limeade Good Girl Moonshine

During my THM journey I've been nervous to try any sort of Good Girl Moonshine. The idea of vinegar in my drink just didn't sound all! Well a few days ago I saw someone post how amazing it was, so I figured I would give it a shot!

I made it. I looked at it. I smelled the vinegar. I just couldn't bring myself to drink it. So, I did what any normal loving wife would do. I enrolled my husband to be the taste tester haha! He loved it! He was surprised that he loved it lol! I had to try it since my husband loved it! I haven't been able to stop drinking this stuff!

Yesterday I was out of town a good part of the day and didn't have a chance to make any. I literally craved this drink all day!

This is up there with my top favorites with THM eating! Thank you Frugal Healthy Mama for the recipe!!

Strawberry Limeade Good Girl Moonshine

5 frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar with the mother
Juice from a whole lime
1 ts. of ground ginger
2 tablespoons of xylitol
4 cup of water

Put all of your ingredients into a blender until smooth and then enjoy!!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Whipped Cream THM Style!

For me, this has to be one of the best parts of the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. I can eat what I want, when I want and not worry about gaining weight as long as I pair my food correctly! That means I can have homemade whipped cream on my s- pancakes, for snack in the afternoon, or on anything that falls in the "S" meals category!

It's so delicious that my husband even loves it and tries to eat it with everything!

I found the recipe over at Whole Food Mom on a Budget.

Trim Healthy Mama friendly Whipped Cream

1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup of xylitol
1/2 ts vanilla

Whip it together in your electric mixer until it becomes thick in consistency. Don't go too long or you'll start making butter haha!

Pancakes- S Style

One of the best parts about eating pancakes for me is smothering it in lots and lots of butter, but with the delicious Trim Healthy pancakes in the THM book you couldn't put lots and lots of butter on the pancakes without making your meal a crossover. Crossovers are great, but when you're wanting to eat to lose weight (crazy thought, huh?! Eating to LOSE weight!), you want to not have crossovers too often (unless you're pregnant or nursing!). Sooooooo, I looked around and found this very yummy recipe for S style pancakes at The Blue House Blog.

This recipe makes 4 pancakes, and the serving size is two people.

THM friendly Pancakes- "S" Style

2 eggs
1/2 cup of 2% cottage cheese
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 ts. baking powder

Mix ingredients together well and cook as you would any other pancakes. I like to make sure there's plenty of butter on the skillet when cooking for nice crisp edges....hey....this is an "S" meal after all, isn't it?! These are a little thicker so they take a little longer to cook, but it's worth it!

I like to top mine with butter and a spoonful of homemade whipped cream. YUM!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake- S Meal

Morning times are one of my hardest times to find a meal I like to eat. I'm not a breakfast person at all. My favorite breakfast is a nice big bowl of honey-nut cheerios and milk, but neither of those are trim healthy mama friendly. This breakfast cake though is SO yum and will fill your house with wonderful scents of cinnamon and apple! It's one of my favorite THM friendly breakfasts!

This will be an S-Meal.

I do not remember where I found this recipe. Probably on one of the facebook groups, so if you wrote this recipe, let me know and I'll be glad to give you credit for it!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

1 egg
1 ts coconut oil
1/2 ts vanilla
2 tablespoons ground flax
2 tablespoons almond flour
1/2 ts baking powder
1 ts. cinnamon
a dash of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of xylitol
1 tablespoon of finely diced apple

Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a small oven safe dish. Mix your wet ingredients together and then mix in the dry ingredients.

Bake for 15-18 minutes.

I topped my cake with a spoonful of homemade whipped cream (recipe to come).

Friday, January 2, 2015

THM Cheeseburger Pie- S Meal

Cheeseburger Pie is one of my families favorite meals! Every time my husband looks me in the eyes and expressed his extremely appreciation for me making this meal! It's very easy and I make it all in one dish from start to finish with my handy cast iron skillet!

You will need:

2.5lbs of ground beef (drain the grease)
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of mayo
2 eggs
12 ounces of cheddar (or colby or whatever you prefer) cheese

Toppings- whatever you would like on your hamburger. I added red onions and pickles but you could also add jalapenos, tomatoes, etc.

Preheat your oven to 350.
Brown your ground beef and season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, whatever sounds good to you! While your beef is browning, mix in a separate bowl the heavy cream, mayo and 2 eggs. Drain off the grease. Once your grease is drained, place your meat in an oven safe dish (I just used my cast iron skillet) and mix in half of your cheese. Add your toppings, I used red onions and pickles, then pour the cream/mayo/egg mixture over the toppings and meat and then top with your remaining cheese. Bake for 35 minutes.

I like to serve my cheeseburger pie over a bed of lettuce and fresh tomatoes. For my children I add a side of tater tots (NOT THM friendly!)

I do not take credit for the creation of this meal. This recipe can be found in the Trim Healthy Mama book!

I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you decide to try the recipe!

A new direction!

Hello friends!

Before, my blog was just my random blurbs about life, but I would now like to take a more specific direction with this. I would like to head in the direction of sharing my favorite trim healthy mama friendly recipes with you! I will not lie, I'm not very creative so most will be tried and true recipes that I have found elsewhere on the web, but they've been tried and true, approved by my taste buds and all in one spot nice and tidy so my friends and family who are interested may find them all in one spot!

If you haven't heard of Trim Healthy Mama, it's a lifestyle that teaches you how to eat the right foods to lose weight, maintain weight, or even gain weight. I am not a person who needs to gain weight, so I can assure you that you will not be finding those recipes here!

Thanks for reading!!