budget-friendly

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 […]

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 […]

Trim Healthy Mama ALDI

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trim Healthy Mama-friendly recipe: Minestrone Soup

[ ATTRIBUTE: Please check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32193771@N08/6934245451 to find out how to attribute this image ] 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 […]

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 […]