Thinking about starting Trim Healthy Mama? What to buy to have success on plan and to understand how THM works.
Trim Healthy Mama What to buy to understand the plan
While it is entirely possible to do THM without any special ingredients, I would NOT recommend trying to work TrimHealthyMama without reading the plan book. (See also: How to do TrimHealthyMama without the book.)
Also important to buy for success on THM? The cookbook. I use my cookbook every single day. The recipes are delicious, and cooking from the cookbook for a while will help you figure out how to “Trim-ify” your other recipes.
Trim Healthy Mama What to buy to eat
Of course, you need to buy plenty of health food to eat on THM! Meats of all kinds, non-starchy vegetables, sweet potatoes, dairy products such as butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cheeses, cream – all on plan. Stock up on brown rice and oats, berries and fruit too.
What about special ingredients? Which ones do you need to buy to do well on TrimHealthyMama?
One must have (in my opinion) for success on THM? A good-tasting stevia!
These vary a lot in their quality and taste. TrimHealthyMama’s stevia products are hands down the best I’ve tasted, and I’ve been using stevia for almost 20 years. I’m partial to Super Sweet. Gentle Sweet is also very popular. And the straight up Pure Stevia is very economical, as you only have to use the tiniest amounts.
I also like the stevia from ALDI. Buy the one in green packets, not the large bag (it is mixed with maltodextrin and is not on plan). The packets are great to keep in your purse.
Buy Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend. Trust me on this. It’s delicious and makes your life easier. You need it to create the yummy desserts (pies, cakes, cookies and muffins) you can enjoy on plan. You can also make a delicious pizza crust and several on-plan breads with the Baking Blend. If you’re gluten-free, you’re good, as Baking Blend is also GF. (See also: Can you do THM gluten-free?)
I consider the above products to be absolutely necessary for success on plan with THM. Buy them right away when you start Trim Healthy Mama.
Without them, you’re going to make life much more complicated and far less delicious. Without a good stevia product, you’ll be tempted to eat sugar. Having a yummy on-plan treat around means you won’t succumb when people around you are eating sweets.
The following ingredients are always stocked in my kitchen too:
What to buy to make Trim Healthy Mama much easier and more delicious
Whey protein is also super-helpful for THM. You use it to make smoothies puffy and creamy and to add protein, among other things. Whey protein is something you have to shop very carefully for because much of it contains added sugar or other unwanted, unhealthy ingredients. The TrimHealthyMama whey protein is wonderful and has no suspicious junk in it. It’s also priced more reasonably than other brands.
Collagen is an ingredient that’s not only great for your health, but it makes you prettier!
Peanut flour – if you are a peanut butter lover like I am, you must get your hands on some peanut flour. You can find it in grocery stores these days, but some of them have added sugars. Play it safe and buy the THM brand.
Flavor extracts – I get mine from OliveNation because their prices on organic flavorings are great, and they send out discount coupons to your email regularly. I order lime, caramel, raspberry, strawberry, maple, and other flavors for smoothies, desserts and other yummy things.
Oolong Tea – I love oolong tea now. Before THM, I had never drank it. I use it to make Salted Caramel Oolong (sooo delicious, it feels like a decadent dessert) and for the Shrinker. I buy the Prince of Peace brand because it’s organic and very budget-friendly.