I have some sad news: I am the only one in my family who loves Indian food. My husband hates it, my daughter hates it, and even the dog won’t touch it. Of course, maybe its my cooking…….. Back to the point: I love Indian food, but there are two things stopping me from eating it more often: time and dietary restrictions. Indian food doesn’t naturally fit neatly into an E or S Trim Healthy Mama Meal, it usually takes quite a bit of time and effort to prepare, so it’s only natural that I don’t get to eat it… Read More
This year has presented me with a new challenge as the holidays have rolled around: How do I make candies, cookies, and the other desserts that I love having around during the holidays while still adhering to Trim Healthy Mama guidelines? I’ve already posted about my absolute favorite THM holiday dessert recipe – Pecan Pie Bars – but as my sweet tooth seems to have exploded because of all of the delectable recipes posted on Facebook and Pinterest, when I saw BuzzFeed’s recipe for M&M Buckeyes I knew that I had to modify them to be THM-friendly ASAP or I… Read More
Anyone can lose weight on Trim Healthy Mama. Whether you are a true Drive Thru Sue and love convenience foods, or you don’t dare let any processed foods cross your lips, true to Purist form, Trim Healthy Mama can work for you. One of the things I like about the plan was that anyone could do it, regardless of budget, expertise, or feelings on processed foods. But Serene and Pearl do recommend several speciality foods to make your Trim Healthy Mama experience easier and more fruitful – and when they recommend a product, whether of their own or in general,… Read More
Right around the end of September, when the leave start changing colors, the weather turns cooler, and minds start thinking about the holidays, my husband’s mind turns to one thing and one thing only: Pumpkin Pie He’s a fanatic – I kid you not. He’s kind of a grinch when it comes to Christmas, but you better believe that he’s asking for pumpkin pie as soon as he starts seeing leaves on the ground. I’m not as much of a fan of the pumpkin pie as he is, and doing Trim Healthy Mama doesn’t exactly lend itself to buttery, flaky… Read More
This time of year I start getting excited about holiday baking. The pies, cakes, cookies, and candies – all of my favotires – and the delicious smells they fill my house with! Mid-November I start brainstorming, gathering recipes, making sure I have enough baking supplies, tupperware containers, and freezer space for all of the baking I plan to do. Any other baking fanatics out there? Love or hate the holiday season, ya’ll have to admit that there’s something crazy tempting about holiday baked goods. But this year it’s a little bit different, because i’m a Trim Healthy Mama. Thankfully, this… Read More
I remember the thought that went through my head at the precise moment I was handed Trim Healthy Mama for the first time: “Any plan with a name like this just isn’t for me!” I mean really, I’m a feminist in the truest sense of the word, I’m not really into rabbit food, and reading an honest to go paper book? This was not happening. But my Trim Healthy Mama journey has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s helped me shed weight, have more energy, eat and exercise more, and so many other things. Here are… Read More
Image that you’re surrounded by fresh water. Not salt water, fresh water, that is safe for drinking and that tastes great. You’re surrounded by this water and you have a cup in your hand. You’re thirsty, so you take a glass of this water and drink it. But you’re still thirsty, so you drink another glass. Then another. And then another. You’re drinking, and drinking, and the water tastes amazing, but no matter how much water you drink, you’re still thirsty. That has been my nightmare for the last 3 years. I know what you’re thinking: “She probably has diabetes…. Read More
Even though I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic, there are SOME healthy foods that I could live on for the rest of my life. The Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebees is one of those foods – except it’s not healthy. The version from Applebees has 1,290 calories (and entire day’s worth of calories for me!), 82 grams of fat and 2300 grams of sodium. Way, way unhealthy for a salad. Unfortunately, many salads found at restaurants actually have more calories than an entree, but the taste in this one is right on point.