These Easy Pickled Onions are so easy, I hate to call this a recipe! But easy they are, and soooo delicious! But I must warn you, if you make them, you just might find yourself scarfing down pickled onions for breakfast, right out of the jar. If you’re looking for low carb crunch to go with a grilled sandwich these are perfect! Especially if you like Salt & Vinegar potato chips…. Continue Reading
The other day, I had a craving for pesto. When you need a pesto with no nuts and not cheese, should you even bother? No pine nuts. No cheese. Who does such craziness? Someone in the middle of a THM Challenge who needs a Deep S dish, that’s who. That would be me. The good news is, I whipped up this Easy Spinach Basil Pesto in just a few minutes… Continue Reading
Way back in November of 2015 I wrote about one of my favorite apps — Two Grand. It is the only app that I use every single day without fail. YouFood has been instrumental in my weight loss success because it helps me keep track of the elements in my lifestyle that affect my weight (and health): I can easily see what I’ve eaten (or not) in a day. This… Continue Reading
Are you getting enough gelatin in your diet? You may have heard about the benefits of gelatin in your diet. If not, some of the benefits include healthier, smoother skin, healing of the gut and improved digestion, stronger hair and nails, and it’s great for your joints. Gelatin contains 18 amino acids and collagen, both of which are essential to good health and radiant beauty. It’s also a healthy source… Continue Reading
It’s time for a Reality Check. We need a reality check from time to time, mamas. Life gets busy. Complicated. Stuff happens…or doesn’t. Failing to take a moment and be realistic about where we are and where we want to be is kind of like keeping our head in the sand. How can we adjust our course if we refuse to acknowledge when we have wandered off from it?
Mister asks me all the time to make him poached eggs. My answer is usually “No, Mister, I’m not making poached eggs this morning.” I stink at making poached eggs, you see, and since I’m not really what you call a “morning person,” starting my day out with an epic failure is not my idea of fun. I don’t need that kind of stress in my life, let me tell… Continue Reading
By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Trim Healthy Mama. Do you see people posting delicious looking meals in your Facebook feed? With a seemingly strange language to describe it…like “I just made this amazing GGMS and CIM for breakfast! I can’t believe I’m eating cake for breakfast and it’s good for me!!” And, even more confounding is that they are losing weight while eating what looks to you… Continue Reading
What is matcha tea? Matcha tea is a green tea that is unique to Japan and comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis. It has been used for hundreds of years in tea ceremonies. Matcha is the only form of tea in which the whole leaf is consumed rather than just brewing in water such as with loose leaf teas. Consuming the whole leaf means you also get more of the… Continue Reading
Have you heard of chana dal? When I first got my Trim Healthy Mama book back in August of 2014, I read about chana dal. I was particularly intrigued by how it is supposed to be a very good carb (yes, there really is such a thing!) for people with blood sugar issues.
For breakfast this morning, I played a game of What’s In The Fridge… You know…the game you play when you didn’t plan ahead and you have no idea what sounds good or what you even have… I rummaged around in there and found some leftover plain, cooked spaghetti squash. I like to cook a spaghetti squash or two to have it on hand for easy sides or meals. Then I threw… Continue Reading