One of the biggest challenges I have found while being on the Trim Healthy Mama plan is the E meal. I have an inherent distrust of carbs. They make me fat, plain and simple. I can eat steak smothered in butter, a hunk of cheese, and a stick of butter just for fun and not gain a thing. But start putting carbs in the engine – in any form –… Continue Reading
Did you like my Sriracha Deviled Eggs? Let’s not stop there! Sriracha Egg Salad is great for when you want deviled eggs but don’t want to do all the work. Let’s face it, some days that’s just too much effort. Just bein’ real, folks. Life gets busy and crazy sometimes and we’ve got to go with the flow. That’s exactly how this Sriracha Egg Salad came about, actually. I mentioned… Continue Reading
Have you read the ingredients on a bottle of salad dressing lately? Holy cow…since when do you need over 20 ingredients for something as simple as a vinaigrette? Yikes! Especially if some of those ingredients are artificial colorings and preservatives. No thank you. I’ll make it myself, thank you very much.
I got in trouble today with my bestie. She just happens to also be my bloggy mentor, so when she “gets on me” about something, I do my best to follow her advice. What did I do? Well, it was more what I wasn’t doing. If you use YouFood (formerly TwoGrand), you know what a great tool it is to keep track of your meals. It’s especially helpful for my Trim Healthy Mama… Continue Reading
I. Miss. Bread. Back in 2012, I went gluten free and I miss bread often. I miss being able to just make a sandwich without paying $5 for a teeny loaf of bread. Or eating a warm slice of homemade bread slathered in buttah. Then I found this recipe for a coconut flour flatbread. It kind of changed my life.
To say the humble spaghetti squash has got me all excited is an understatement. One bite of this fabulous, low carb squash and I began to envision all kinds of ways to use it. Ways to replace my former high carb favorite foods (like pasta and potatoes) so I can still enjoy comfort foods without hurting my body and feeling horrible after the glycemic payload delivered by pasta and potatoes…. Continue Reading
So, you’ve ditched the potatoes on your low carb diet but now you’re craving hash browns with that egg fried in coconut oil. Is there anything you can substitute to satisfy that carby crave? What if I told you yes, there was indeed something you could sub for potatoes, and it was really good for you? Would you be surprised if I told you it was spaghetti squash hash browns?… Continue Reading
Spaghetti squash is a low-carber’s best friend. Seriously! It only has four grams of net carbs per half cup and contains vitamin C, vitamin B6 and trace minerals such as potassium as well as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. All these nutrients are important to the body for good health, metabolism and muscle function. It also has a very mild flavor, which makes it a perfect addition to many recipes. It… Continue Reading
Going gluten free means no more delicious, yeasty, bread-y bread. I’m sorry, but there just isn’t a gluten free alternative that EXACTLY matches the taste and texture of a good ole loaf of wheat bread. There are many recipes out there that come close, but that’s it. Close is not. quite. it. Then there’s any one of many variations of Bread in a Mug. Still close, but not quite it…. Continue Reading
It’s been a little over a month since I started Trim Healthy Mama, and it’s high time I start posting some recipes! Since I’m going to a family get together today, I thought I’d share this recipe I whipped up for Party Bean Dip. It’s totally THM friendly and super easy…on top of tasting great! Everybody wins, right? Now you can make an on-plan dish for a party or… Continue Reading