This year I’m going to try out a new feature here: “my week on TrimHealthyMama” will feature short snippets of life as a THM lady. I’ll post new recipes I’ve tried (and my thoughts on them), time-saving shortcuts and tips, and general tidbits on how I fit THM into my life. I hope it’s helpful to you!
Earth Milk Sip
(from the TrimHealthyMama cookbook)
Every time I make this drink, I remind myself that I should be drinking it more often! It’s yummy and just makes me feel good, and I find it’s filling too – it takes away my urge to nibble between meals.
Funny story: after I made it, my 6-year-old daughter asked what it was. I told her and offered her a sip. She took a big gulp, then made a face. “Yuck!” she said. A few seconds later, she asked for another drink. Then another. Then she started sneaking little sips behind my back. Haha!
This is a drink that looks nasty but tastes great.
Hot Fudge Sundae
I really needed a chocolatey dessert, and thankfully had a Trimtastic Zucchini Cake in my freezer! I cut a slice, topped it with a bit of dark chocolate, then microwaved it so the chocolate would melt. Then I put fresh whipped cream (from heavy whipping cream with a drop of vanilla and a bit of Gentle Sweet added) on top. Oh. My. Goodness.
An Oopsie – Peanutty Fudge
I started making the peanutty fudge recipe from the THM cookbook, only to discover halfway in that I was out of cream cheese! Yikes.
I decided to add a bit of gelatin instead, figuring it would cause the fudge to thicken, and would you know it turned out perfect? It wasn’t as greasy as the normal recipe in fact, I preferred the texture. It was every bit as delicious. This lowers the fat content of the fudge and is another way of getting collagen/gelatin into the diet.
Eat more non-starchies: Put it on a salad
One of the easiest ways I’ve found to increase my intake of non-starchy veggies? Simply put everything on top of a bed of lettuce.
I made pizza using the perfect crust (from the cookbook). Put it on a bed of lettuce.
I made ground beef for tacos (for the family). I put it, along with salsa and sour cream which make a sort of “dressing”, on a bed of lettuce. Voila. Instant taco salad.
So easy. Eating a lot of non-starchy veggies is important on TrimHealthyMama because a) they’re good for you b) they fill you up with minimal calories c) they’re inexpensive.
I buy bagged salad mixes to make things easier. I know I would save a few pennies by chopping my own greens, but you know what? I eat FAR MORE veggies when I buy them pre-washed and chopped! My health is worth a couple of dollars more each week.
One of my favorite E meals: Tilapia Veracruz
I’m so glad I tried this recipe right away (also from the THM cookbook!). It’s become one of my all-time favorite meals and the family loves it too.
It looks so pretty on a plate!
If you struggle with getting enough E meals, try this recipe.