Italian Spinach Baked Spaghetti Squash

Italian Spinach Baked Spaghetti Squash | Oh Sweet Mercy #lowcarb #thm #spaghettisquash #glutenfree

Sometimes you need an easy, budget-friendly meal right?

For many people, that means reaching for the pasta. But, if you’re a Trim Healthy Mama follower or on a gluten-free diet that’s just not always an option. That’s why I heart spaghetti squash so much. It is so versatile, so good for you, and since it’s cheaper than gluten free pasta it’s good for the budget. Add some dark, leafy green stuff and you’ve got a very healthy dish. This Italian Spinach Baked Spaghetti Squash is an easy, gluten-free, budget friendly dish that fits perfectly into your Trim Healthy Mama menu.


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How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1

How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1 | Oh Sweet Mercy #easy #diy #bookbinding #homeschool #thm #cookbooks


So, you printed an ebook…what are your choices for keeping it all together?

I’m going to share with you the simple, cheap, and easy method I devised the other day to bind eBooks using something you probably have in your desk drawer right now (and how I’ve made printing less aggravating, too).

But first, let’s compare the pros and cons of some typical binding methods you’ve probably already used.


Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mocha Frappe

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Frappe - Sugar Free and Fabulous | Oh Sweet Mercy #sugarfree #lowcarb #coffeedrinks #thm #ohsweetmercy


I proved in my Salted Caramel Frappe post that you don’t have to give up your favorite frozen coffee drinks when you start THM.

You just need to know how to make them to fit the THM guidelines. And, I discovered, that basic recipe can be tweaked to suit whatever flavor you crave.

Craving something dark chocolate and raspberry-ish? I got you covered with this Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mocha Frappe, my friend. Read on… (more…)

How to Make Chili Lime Black Beans in the Instant Pot (No Soaking!)

How to Make Chili Lime Black Beans in the Instant Pot | Oh Sweet Mercy #thm #lowfat #instantpot #recipes #ohsweetmercy


Did you forget to soak your dry black beans again?

I’m sure that never happens to you, but just in case I’m going to share my secret for making homemade Chili Lime Black Beans in about an hour – using dry beans. That’s right…from dry to delicious in about an hour with no soaking(more…)

Smoked Paprika Chicken and Mushrooms – Instant Pot THM Yums

Smoked Paprika Chicken and Mushrooms - THM Instant Pot Yums | Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #thm #lowcarb #tomatofree #instantpot #chicken #ohsweetmercy


Here it is, my first official THM Instant Pot recipe!

This amazing kitchen appliance has just stolen my heart. It saves so much time in the kitchen and it’s a forgetful procrastinator’s best friend…you know that chicken you forgot to get out of the freezer? Pop it in the IP and poof, cooked chicken in no time. Dinner is saved and you get to bask in the mmmmm’s and nomnomnom’s of a grateful family. This Smoked Paprika Chicken and Mushrooms ought to do the trick. (more…)

How to Clean Your Dog’s Coat Without Shampoo – E-cloth Review

How to Clean Your Dog's Coat Without Shampoo - e-cloth Review | #reviews #naturalcleaning #ecloth #naturalliving

What do you mean “clean your dog WITHOUT shampoo”? Why would you even want to do that?

We’ve got a black Lab. Labrador Retrievers are supposed to have water resistant coats – because their job is to retrieve downed waterfowl for their hunter masters. Anyone who’s ever duck hunted knows that if you’re hunting ducks you’re on or near the water, and the chances of any duck you hit dropping into the water are pretty high.

So you send your faithful, well-trained canine hunting buddy out into that cold water to retrieve them for you. And just like the rest of your hunting gear, you need to keep your Lab’s water-resistant coat in excellent shape.

Using regular dog shampoos can strip the natural oils on your Lab’s coat that are there specifically to help that water roll off…like water off a duck’s back. And the chemicals in most commercial dog shampoos may not be something you want to put on your faithful companion. (more…)

Low Carb Meaty Popper Pockets

Low Carb Meaty Popper Pockets | Oh Sweet Mercy #easy #lowcarb #thm #recipes #ohsweetmercy

There’s something to be said for simple, can I get an amen?

Busy is the order of the day lately around my house, so a simple-to-prepare Trim Healthy Mama friendly meal makes my heart (and tummy) happy. Low carb tortillas are great for super simple meals. Just put some stuff in them, fold or roll them up and you’re good to go…either straight down the hatch or into the skillet for a few minutes for a deliciously crispy “pocket.”

The stuffing possibilities are endless. You can put a dent in cleaning out the fridge before grocery day and using up leftovers. Garden going nuts? Stuff that baby with fresh veggies and herbs that complement your protein source. You can make yours super spicy, or not. It’s all about you, baby. For just one brief moment, anyway. (more…)

Salted Caramel Frappe – How Make it Like a Coffeehouse Barista

Salted Caramel Frappe - How to Make it Like a Low Carb Boss | Oh Sweet Mercy #thm #sugarfree #lowcarb #recipes #ohsweetmercy


Did you know that I am a trained Barista? Indeed I am. 

It’s been years since I’ve worked at a certain famous coffee chain found in airports, supermarkets, and street corners across the globe, but I’m quite thankful for what I learned about coffee while I worked there. Like how much I love dark, roasty coffee. And those yummy, icy caramel frappes which go by a certain trademarked name that rhymes with “cappuccino”.  (more…)

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