Creamy Cauliflower Soup – THM “S”

I love cauliflower, and it loves me too! Of course we TrimHealthyMamas© eat cauliflower often, but sometimes our families don’t share our enthusiasm.

One way I get cauliflower into my kids is with this THM-safe Cauliflower Soup recipe to my family. The soup pot was scraped clean. I consider that a success! Funny, my oldest son thought it was potato soup because I used the immersion blender to puree it a bit to thicken. The flavor is mild and creamy and everyone loves it served with sour cream.

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Cauliflower Soup – THM “S”

Serves 6

3 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large carrot, diced (this is not enough carrot to tip the recipe into Crossover mode)
sea salt and black pepper
4 C chicken broth
1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
Heavy cream or half and half
2 T chopped parsley
Sour cream

Heat the butter in a large soup pan over low/med heat. Stir in the onions and cook 5 minutes or until just soft. Stir in the garlic, celery and carrots. Cook 5 minutes or until the celery is soft. Add cauliflower and cook another 15 minutes. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft.

Add about 2 cups of heavy cream (or half and half) along with salt and pepper. Heat until very warm. At this point you may puree the soup in batches in the blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender, so easy!) until the texture is to your liking. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Excellent with *Swiss bread (from the THM cookbook) or other THM-safe bread. 

Oatmeal Clafoutis, TrimHealthyMama style

Before following TrimHealthyMama© principles, I often made a breakfast treat called Oatmeal Clafoutis (pronounced kla-FOO-tee). I loved it, the kids and hubby loved it, and I could assemble it the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning for a no-work-before-coffee delicious hot breakfast.

(And it gets extra points for being tres francais!)

The original recipe is not THM-friendly, as it contains sugar. It also has both fat and carbs for fuel, making it a crossover. That’s not a problem of course, but I decided to tweak the recipe to make it an E fuel. Here’s what I came up with.

And it’s perfect for the oatmeal haters in your home, if you have any. (Even my two oatmeal haters love this dish!)

Oatmeal Clafoutis

Oatmeal Clafoutis, THM-style

Gluten-free/sugar-free/smart carb
Fuel type: E with XO variation

2 3/4 C old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 T SuperSweet or 4 T GentleSweet or 4 doonks Pure Stevia
(this recipe is also wonderful made with a brown-sugar substitute such as this one from Gwen’s Nest)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
generous 1/2 tsp mineral salt
1 apple, peeled and sliced (can substitute other fresh fruits of your choice – pears are delicious, as are apricots, blueberries, strawberries – experiment!)
3 1/3 C almond or cashew milk
4 egg whites (or boxed equivalent), lightly beaten
1 T vanilla extract
1/4 C nuts, chopped (walnuts, almonds, pecans, your choice – this small amount won’t put you over the fat content limit for an E meal)

If you need a Crossover, use 2 whole eggs instead of 4 egg whites and more nuts, up to 1/2 cup, in the recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with coconut oil spray.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, stevia, chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, and blend well.

Pour the mixture into the baking dish, and use a spoon to even out the batter. Place the apple slices over the surface.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until the center is set. If you’re eating now, cool the clafoutis and eat warm. Delicious served with yogurt and more fruit (E setting) or butter (XO). Store the leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered. To freeze, wrap each serving individually. You can then take as many portions as you need out the night before and thaw until morning, then reheat.

To make this a “make-ahead” dish, simply place the unbaked recipe in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap overnight and bake in the morning.

 

THM Pro tip: Cook brown rice in half the time

How to Cook Brown Rice Faster

We TrimHealthyMama© folks eat a fair bit of brown rice. Because it’s a healthy carb with a low glycemic index, it’s a natural component of E-fueled meals.

The problem with brown rice is that it takes forever to cook! If I forget to start it before the rest of my meal, I’m often waiting for it to finish so we can eat dinner. No good.

How to cook brown rice faster

Did you know that you can cook brown rice faster just by soaking it overnight in the fridge? It’s true! Here’s how you do it:

  • Place your rice in a saucepan along with water in a 1:2 ratio. In other words 1 cup brown rice to 2 cups water. Place a lid on the pan and put it in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  • When ready to cook, add a bit of mineral salt, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  • Cook 20 minutes and you’ll have perfect brown rice!

Not only does this save on energy costs, but pre-soaking the grain may even make it easier to digest.

Bon appetit!

New: A Free THM-friendly ALDI Meal Plan

Before I began my TrimHealthyMama© journey, I wrote an ebook about how to save money and still eat a whole foods diet by shopping at ALDI.

Even after becoming a THM, I still do almost all my shopping at ALDI. I don’t have to worry about coupons because I’m always getting a great deal there. Shopping is far less stressful, and ALDI’s selection of organic and natural foods grows all the time.

Today I turned 41 so I decided to share a free TrimHealthyMama-safe ALDI meal plan I just created. It has a week’s worth of dinners and a printable shopping list.

All you have to do is enter your name and email in the box to the right and I’ll send it out to you instantly.

Bon appetit!

P.S. You might also enjoy reading this post: What does a TrimHealthyMama buy at ALDI?

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See also: a Frugal TrimHealthyMama meal plan (with recipes!)

Chocolate Oatmeal – THM “E”

Like many people who begin eating a la Trim Healthy Mama©, “E” meals, particularly breakfasts, were tough for me. I loved oatmeal for breakfast, but couldn’t imagine eating it without a ton of butter.

Of course, you can eat your oatmeal with a lot of butter “on plan” if you wish, but Crossovers (meals that combine a lot of fat and a lot of carbs) aren’t conducive for weight loss.

This recipe may have just saved oatmeal for me. It’s creamy without a lot of fat. It’s a clean “E” in THM parley. Here’s how to make it.

THM "E" Chocolate Oatmeal

Chocolate Oatmeal

THM “E”, moderate carb/smart carb, low fat, sugar free

In a small saucepan, combine:

– 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (for a creamier texture, but you can use water if you prefer)
– 1/2 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats, not quick)
– 1 T cocoa powder
– dash sea salt or mineral salt

Bring to a boil then cook on very low heat, stirring occasionally, until oats are the texture you like.

(I prefer to cook it for several minutes, allow it to sit for a few minutes, then reheat later, adding another 1/4 cup cashew milk. This increases the creamy factor and also the volume of the oatmeal, which fills me up better. But it’s not necessary.)

When cool, add:

– dash of vanilla extract
– sweetener of choice (about 1/4 tsp Super Sweet or 1/2 tsp Gentle Sweet is enough for me since the bananas add their own sweetness)
– up to 1 tsp butter (this amount of butter keeps it in “E” parameters)

Top with:

– 1/2 a banana, sliced (you could also sub the vanilla with a dash of banana extract, I love it this way! I get my extracts from OliveNation. They have all-natural, organic extracts so you don’t have to worry about ingredients you’d rather avoid. Their prices are great too. Click here for banana extracts, here for vanilla.)

OR

  • up to 1/2 cup berries of choice
    – you could also omit the butter and instead top it with 2 tsp diced nuts

For more protein, I often add a scoop of collagen to this recipe, stirring well to avoid clumps. If dairy isn’t a problem for you, try eating your oatmeal with a half cup of 0% Greek yogurt or stir in 1/4 cup egg whites into hot oatmeal and stir until they’re incorporated.

Enjoy!

Here’s a tip when it comes to those E meals that many THM’rs find difficult, especially those of us who love coffee with cream in the mornings! Try moving your E meal to lunch, afternoon snack or dinner. Many health experts say we should “eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Queen, dinner like a pauper. We need more calories when we’re more active, which for many of us is earlier in the day.

“E” breakfasts tend to leave me too hungry, so I stick with eggs and other hearty, fatty “S” meals at that time (especially since I’ve been nursing a baby in the night!). But a creamy bowl of oatmeal is lovely for lunch. I’ve enjoyed this as a simple supper at the end of the day when I’ve eaten only “S” meals all day (oops – tell me I’m not the only person this happens to!).

This week’s BUDGET menu, Trim Healthy Mama approved

My husband had our annual visit with the accountant last week. The good news is, he had a record year, income-wise. The bad news is, we owe Uncle Sam a ton of money. Thankfully we have most of it in savings, but this month he’s working extra hard to pay the difference.

Trim Healthy Mama approved meal plan

I decided to do my part by, among other things, getting creative with the grocery budget. It’s good for me to challenge myself every once in a while to see how cheaply I can feed my family and still maintain a healthy, whole foods diet. Now I have the additional challenge of keeping myself “on plan”.

“E” meals tend to be less expensive than “S” meals. Fruits, grains, sweet potatoes – these foods cost less than meats, butter and cheese! So E meals are showing up more prominently this week (and for the rest of the month). I also plan on using up food from my freezer and pantry this month. By the end of it, my cupboards will be bare, but we will have saved a couple hundred bucks, so it’s worth it.

My BUDGET Trim Healthy Mama menu for the week:

Sunday:  We had *Sweeties on Steroids for supper. I served it with brown rice and ground turkey for the protein. I wasn’t crazy about this recipe, so if I make it again I’ll tweak it somehow to make it “mine”.  “E” meal

Monday: Roast chicken – since a whole chicken is almost always cheaper than cuts, I decided to roast a whole chicken and use some of the meat (and the bones for broth, bien sur) for other recipes. Sides: roasted Brussels sprouts, gingered carrots for the hubby and kids “S” meal

Tuesday: Salmon croquettes – these are a healthy, high-protein main dish that are very inexpensive, from canned salmon. Sides: green peas, broccoli. “S” meal

Wednesday: Taco Salad – a good way to stretch ground beef: serve it with beans, on top of lettuce, with cheese, sour cream and all the fixin’s. “S” meal

Thursday: *Bangin’ Ranch Drums – Drumsticks are super cheap at .89 a pound at ALDI. Side: cucumber salad “S” meal

Friday: Dirty Rice – the Coers website had this recipe. Looks good and very inexpensive. I’ll probably serve this with a dessert or muffin to increase the “wow” factor, since beans and rice dishes can be a bit boring. Maybe chocolate banana muffins, these are one of our family favorites. Or perhaps Briana Thomas’ new Apple Muffins.  “E” meal

Saturday: *Sweet potato-oat soup. I made this last week and everyone loved it, which suprised me. A soup with oats in it sounds weird, but it had a lovely sweet and savory flavor. With *Swiss bread for a side. “E” meal

We usually eat a lot of eggs for breakfast, but this week we’ll have more oatmeal since it’s a more frugal option. Baked oatmeal seems to go over well with my kids. Adding egg whites makes it heartier. I’m also making a green-chile egg bake since I have a couple of cans of chiles in my pantry.

Recipes with an asterisk * come from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook.

Note: everything I bought for my menu this week came from ALDI. If you want to save money on groceries, I highly recommend checking out your local ALDI store!

You may also like: A Frugal TrimHealthyMama menu (with recipes)

A Frugal TrimHealthyMama Menu

When I wrote my “What I Ate Last Week, Trim Healthy Mama style” post, I promised to share recipes. Here goes: a frugal TrimHealthyMama© meal plan.

Last Friday when I made my meal plan for the week, I decided to challenge myself to use up everything in my fridge, pantry and freezer. Instead of making a menu from scratch, I took a closer look at what I have hanging around in my kitchen already that I could use to build meals, buying only the bare minimum of ingredients from the store. (I’ve gone a wee bit over our grocery budget in recent weeks and wanted to rectify the situation!)

I am also motivated to demonstrate that eating on Trim Healthy Mama™ plan doesn’t have to explode the grocery budget. It isn’t necessary to eat meat with every meal, and you don’t have to purchase special ingredients from the THM store (although I will say that, after buying similar ingredients elsewhere for years, THM does have great prices!).

Here’s what I came up with. Recipes follow.

Chicken “No-Tilla” Soup – (E meal with S variation) I had homemade chicken broth in my freezer and a ton of red, yellow and green bell pepper. What to do? I love chicken tortilla soup, but since corn tortillas aren’t on plan unless they’re sprouted (and sprouted corn tortillas are pricey!), I decided to skip that ingredient. Serve with your favorite toppings (pico de gallo, cilantro, Greek yogurt to keep it an E fuel, or sour cream, cheese and avocado for Crossover).

Red Lentil Stew with Socca – (E meal) I happened to have a bag of chickpea flour in my freezer leftover from an Indian dish, but if you don’t, just skip that and use any on-plan bread. Pictured below.  It was delicious and so filling. Socca is a flatbread made from chickpea flour that hails from Nice, France (bien sur!) and is commonly sold as casual street fare. It’s naturally gluten-free and stays in “E” mode if you only use a couple of tablespoons of olive oil for the entire recipe and eat just one slice (about 1/8 of the recipe).

Red Lentil Stew with Socca - a frugal TrimHealthyMama meal

Cheesy Green Chile Egg Bake – (S meal) I bought several cans of green chiles at ALDI recently. They’ll be put to good use in this easy, yummy egg dish. I’ll serve it with a salad.

Black Beans over Sweet Potatoes – (E meal) If you have homemade or sugar-free BBQ sauce, it’s delicious on top of this dish. If not, it’s good without too. Serve with veggies (broccoli or other greens).

Homemade Pizza – (S meal) Homemade pizza is actually a very frugal meal, especially if you use just enough meat to add flavor. The protein comes mostly from the cheese. The pizza crust recipes from the THM cookbook are excellent. If you don’t have the THM cookbook (or Baking Blend), make a cauliflower pizza crust instead.  Serve with a green salad.

White Bean and Cabbage Stew – (E meal)  Cabbage is incredibly cheap and filling, not to mention healthy, and with the addition of white beans you’ll have a hearty meal in a bowl. Serve with on-plan bread or crackers.

Now for recipes!

Chicken Tortilla Soup (E meal)

1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 each red and green bell peppers, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. cumin
6 cups chicken broth
1/4 c brown rice
1 can black beans
1- 2 cans diced tomatoes (use regular or Rotel style with green chiles)
1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
half bunch cilantro

toppings: pico de gallo, 0% Greek yogurt, baked tortilla chips to stay in E mode

Or avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese (this will take the meal into Crossover mode)

2 T olive oil
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Directions:
In a heavy bottomed pan, warm 2 T. olive oil over low-medium and saute vegetables. Add seasonings and cook for another minute, then add broth, rice, beans and tomatoes. Cook until vegetables are soft and rice is done, about 40 minutes. Add chicken, stir and heat until warmed through. You can also put everything (including raw chicken) into the slow cooker and cook on high for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken, chop or shred it, and stir back into the soup.

Red Lentil Stew  (E meal)

(This recipe is similar to Indian Dahl, only I have left out the coconut milk to keep it in E mode.)

2 cups red lentils
4 cups water or broth
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 lb fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
Sea salt to taste

Place lentils into a bowl, cover with water and soak for about 30 minutes.

Bring the water or broth to a boil, add salt, lentils, turmeric and chili powder and stir. Cover and bring to a boil again. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the spinach and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes or until the lentils are tender. If necessary, add some more water.

In a small frying pan, melt the butter and stir-fry the onion and cumin. When the onions are soft, add to the lentil mixture. Stir in the garam masala and cook until heated through.

Here is an easy recipe for socca.

Cheesy Green Chile Egg Bake (S meal)

3 tablespoons butter, melted
5 large eggs, beaten
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
1/4 cup THM Baking Blend (if you don’t have this, substitute 1 T coconut flour or a slice of on-plan bread, processed into crumbs)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, chiles, baking blend, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Pour into the prepared dish and bake until set, about 35 minutes.

Black Beans over Sweet Potatoes (E meal)

A mom gave me this easy recipe years ago, and whenever I make it, it gets rave reviews. For each person eating, you need one sweet potato. So simple!

Sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
2 cans black beans
Garlic powder, chili powder, sea salt
Sugar-free BBQ sauce, optional

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray one or two large baking sheets with coconut oil spray and place a layer of sweet potatoes on them, spraying more coconut oil on top, then sprinkling with garlic powder, salt and chili powder. Bake sweet potatoes until soft, then pour baked beans on top, and then BBQ sauce if you have it. Return to the oven to warm beans.

Homemade Pizza  (S meals)

We love the Perfect Pizza Crust recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. If you don’t have the cookbook or Baking Blend, try this cauliflower crust. We love our pizza topped with Italian cheeses, sliced black olives, a little bit of pepperoni, lots of onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes.

White Bean and Cabbage Stew (E meal)

Here is a very filling but budget-friendly classic Irish recipe (but without potatoes!): White Bean and Cabbage Stew

 

What are some of your favorite, frugal, on-plan Trim Healthy Mama meals?

Trim Healthy Mama-friendly recipe: Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup, TrimHealthyMama style
Please ignore the noodles in this picture. It’s a stock photo of Minestrone Soup. 🙂

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Minestrone soup is a favorite in my home. I always make it in a huge stock pot so we have leftovers. It’s also one of my favorite things to bring to a new mom. It’s nutritious, full of fiber, and everyone who tries it loves it. It’s also very budget-friendly, and all of the ingredients are available at ALDI.

In Trim Healthy Mama, this would be an “E” meal because of the healthy carbs in the beans, rice and carrots. (Alternatively, you can add beef or Italian-style sausage, leave out the rice and beans and make it into an “S” meal. OR, leave out the meat AND beans and rice for an FP soup!)
This recipe lends itself very well to substitutions. You can put nearly any vegetable in it, so experiment.
Minestrone Soup – Trim Healthy Mama “E” Meal
TrimHealthyMama-style Minestrone Soup
(Fuel type E with S or FP variations)

Ingredients:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 small or 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans cannellini or navy beans (can used dried, and can substitute kidney beans)
  • 2-4 cups raw spinach or kale (frozen is fine too)
  • 6 cups beef or chicken broth (boxed or homemade)
  • 2 cans stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste

optional: 2 cups chopped, cooked lean meat of choice

  • 1/2 cup brown rice (uncooked)
Directions:

In a large stock pot, heat olive oil on medium heat, and add onion, carrots and celery (a bit of trivia a la francais, this menage a trois is called “mirepoix” (MEER-pwah). Isn’t that lovely?).

Cook until soft.
Add garlic, cooking for a minute or two. Pour in remaining ingredients, cover and cook on low-med until vegetables are soft and rice is done, around 45 minutes.
Serve with fresh grated parmesan sprinkled on top (limit the parmesan to a tablespoon for your portion, unless you’re ok with being in “Crossover” mode).
Lovely served with an on-plan bread.

What does a Trim Healthy Mama buy at ALDI?

Looking for a Trim Healthy Mama ALDI shopping list? Look no further. THM and ALDI are a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. Why?

One of the objections I hear about Trim Healthy Mama™ is that “I’ve never spent more on groceries!“. That may be true. Unfortunately, real, whole foods are often more expensive than junky, fake, cheap carb-loaded ones.

One of the ways I keep my grocery budget under control is by doing the bulk of my Trim Healthy Mama food shopping at ALDI.

 

Trim Healthy Mama ALDI shopping list

What does a Trim Healthy Mama buy at ALDI? I’m so glad you asked! I’ll lead you through a virtual tour of my local ALDI store, aisle by aisle, and list what I purchase there that is “on plan”.

(Note: I do buy more than these items at ALDI each week, because my family isn’t strictly on plan as I am, and my (seven) growing kids need lots of crossovers.)

Your ALDI store may be laid out a bit differently, but you’ll get the general idea. Most ALDI stores have the same floor plan, I’ve noticed.

Trim Healthy Mama ALDI Shopping List

Aisle One

  • 85% dark chocolate – may as well start with the most important things! Ooh la la la…
  • Organic salsa – chips aren’t on plan, but you can enjoy salsa with many other things. One of my favorite ways to eat it is inside an avocado (remove the seed, fill with salsa), or on top of fried eggs.
  • Spices – ALDI has wonderful prices on herbs and spices. They’ve ruined me!
  • Extracts – ditto
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chia seeds and flax seeds (these are seasonal)
  • Nuts – all on plan, in moderation. Buy regular old nuts without any sugary coatings.
  • Mustard and mayo – Duke’s mayo is on plan, and we love the Dijon mustard
  • Coconut oil and coconut oil spray – coconut oil, that metabolism boosting super oil!
  • Natural peanut butter – no sugar added, bien sur.
  • Steel cut oats and old-fashioned oats
  • Pickles – a pickle wrapped in lean meat is an on plan Fuel Pull snack.
  • Olives
  • “Tabasco” style hot sauce
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Sweet Additions Stevia packets! – I keep these in my purse for convenience. The large bagged stevia “baking blend” is NOT on plan, but these packets ARE.
Aisle Two
  • Organic canned tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, Mexi-style tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce and tomato paste
  • Mexi-style corn – ok in small amounts
  • Diced green chilies – available seasonally, stock up!
  • Broth: chicken, vegetable, beef – the Simply Nature line have no added MSG
  • Beans, dried and canned – you need these healthy carbs for your “E” meals
  • Chickpeas and lentils – ditto
  • Corn tortillas – ok in small, infrequent amounts
  • Canned tuna (packed in water) and salmon
  • Brown rice – (Brown Basmati is my favorite, so fragrant and flavorful)
  • Spaghetti sauce – a few varieties are sugar free
  • Quinoa and other ancient grains
  • Plain seltzer water and La Croix flavored seltzer water
  • Unsweetened applesauce
Aisle Three
  • Sprouted whole grain bread (available seasonally)
  • Paper products – haha, you don’t eat these, but the prices on paper towels and toilet tissue are low.
Refrigerated Items
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Eggs and egg whites
  • Shredded parmesan / colby / mozza
  • Cheese: block / sliced / cubed
  • Happy Farms light cheese (spreadable cheese similar to Laughing Cow)
  • Bacon, sausage, turkey bacon
  • Spinach / bagged salad
  • 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1% cottage cheese
  • Unsweetened almond milk (be careful, Aldi has two types of almond milk, one sweetened, one not)
  • Neufchatel (low fat) cream cheese
  • Artisan cheeses that would meet the approval of une fille francais: take a look as they are “special buys” and seasonal.
  • “Never Any!” lunch meats (free of preservatives and additives)
  • Grass-fed ground beef
  • Meats – nearly all if they’re unprocessed and have no frills – ground turkey, whole chicken, chicken breasts and tenderloins, pork tenderloin, stew beef, chorizo, beef roast, etc

Frozen

  • Frozen fish fillets and wild-caught salmon, scallops, shrimp, clams
  • Frozen non-starchy vegetables including broccoli, peas, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, California mix, and more
  • Frozen berries

Produce 

  • Nearly all (except white potatoes) – what I buy most regularly at ALDI is cauliflower, sweet potatoes, organic tomatoes, cucumbers, organic apples and bananas, berries, avocados, lettuces, cabbage, lemons, limes, asparagus, onions, radishes, zucchini, celery, bell peppers, garlic
And there you have it. A shopping list fit for a Trim Healthy Mama!
 

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What does a Trim Healthy Mama Buy at ALDI?