E meals

Budget TrimHealthyMama: how to save money on groceries

Since my family is currently saving money for a down payment on our first home, we’ve been looking at ways to slash our spending. One of the goals I’ve had for this season is to trim down my grocery budget. So I’m going to share a few ways we eat TrimHealthyMama on a budget. Commonly, […]

Trim Healthy Mama Week 1: Mistakes I Made

It didn’t take me long to get the hang of eating THM style: only a couple of weeks until I had the basics down. But in my first week, I did make some mistakes. I’m sharing my Trim Healthy Mama Week 1 mistakes here for people new to the plan. Feeling guilty about Crossover meals. Until […]

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 […]

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 […]