I have to say these are the easiest and quickest pancakes - thanks to Sheri Wren for sharing this recipe.
1/4 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup blueberries
almond milk until pancake texture is reached
I cooked mine in a frying pan with butter but you could also use coconut oil
makes three huge pancakes
top with sugar free maple syrup, Greek Yogurt, Whipped Cream - whatever you like to keep these into a nice "S"
Now this is a Trim Healthy Mama Staple Recipe that you are going to want to keep handy! What a brilliant idea from Jennifer Griffin (A Home With Purpose - one of my go to blogs)
Basic Mega Muffin (S or E)
- Ingredients for Basic S muffin:
- To Make this an S Muffin:
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup mixed berries
- a serving of 60 Lily's Chocolate Chips
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- To make this an E Muffin:
- use ¼ cup egg whites instead of the egg.
- use 1 tsp of coconut oil or butter.
- add 2 Tbs of unsweetened applesauce instead of water. (my preference)
- add an E fruit like peaches, apples, pears or bananas. (1/2 chopped banana or ¼ cup or so other chopped fruit)
- With all those E fruits, I add some cinnamon to my batter.
- Mix it all together vigorously and pour it in an oven safe or microwave safe bowl. I prefer the texture of the oven myself.
- bake for 15 minutes. From there it depends on the oven and what type fruit you've used.
- Keep an eye on it until it's done.
- An E Banana Muffin took me the longest at 20-23 minutes or so.
- If you use a microwave, start at 1 minute and 20 seconds and go up from there!
- The Banana took me 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It's the most moist and takes the longest in my opinion.
Trim Healthy Mama Onion Rings - We Love You Baking Blend!
We may or may not be crossing off the days on our calendars for when our Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend will be arriving :) It is like Christmas in June! I have been busy looking up recipes to try and came across this recipe last night for "Totally Awesome Onion Rings" and just had to share as onion rings have always been a guilty pleasure of mine :)
This Recipe is From Linn Marrero from the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook Page - You can go to her Pinterest Page for more recipe ideas
1/4 - 1/2 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
1/4- 1/2 cup of either half and half or almond milk.
Batter should be thick,but pourable.
I also season my batter with Garlic powder and salt.
Mix ingredients together and slice up onion into rings.
Dip oinion into batter until coated.
Heat up a couple of inches of coconut oil in a skillet on med-med high
fry up until golden brown on both sides.
Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
Place on paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
**remember onions in an "S" setting are to be used in moderation - there is 1 gram of carbs in one slice of onion 1/8 inch thick. The great thing about the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend is that it is so low carb and low fat - even adding 1/2 a cup to this recipe would be 2 grams of carbs for the whole batter**
I can't wait to make these when our Baking Blend arrives!
Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend Count Down!
I thought it would be fun to do a Trim Healthy Mama Count Down as we wait for our Baking Blend to arrive. If you are anything like me you have been busy reading and collecting recipes to try. Lucky that lots of the American Mama's have been busy baking and perfecting some recipes for us so sometimes waiting isn't all that bad!
I have to say I think this one is first on my list - Caramel Brownie Pie courtesy of Mrs. Criddle's Kitchen. If you have never visited her blog her recipes are amazing as I have personally tried lots of them. Just click on this link for quick access to her blog.
Caramel Brownie Pie (Trim Healthy Mama S)
It's gooey, it's chocolate, it's caramel, it's low carb and a perfect dessert!!
- 1/2 cup of THM Baking Blend
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt or 1/2 a cup of sour cream
- 3 or 4 tbsp. of THM SWEET BLEND or you can use 1 cup of Swerve or Xylitol)
- 8 drops of Liquid Stevia Caramel Flavorall or (you can add about a half tsp more of Sweet Blend or 2 and 1/2 tsp of Swerve or Xyltiol)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- sprinkle of salt
- 1/2 cup of pecans or walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup (and more for a topping) of Jess' Caramel Sauce (From Simply Healthy Home)
- Use room temp butter or melt on high for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- In the same big bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a pie dish or a 9X9 glass baking dish.
- Pour brownie batter into baking dish.
- Make a double batch of the Caramel Sauce.
- Pour about 1/3 cup of caramel sauce over the top of brownie batter and run a knife through the batter.
- Place in the oven.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-38 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Top with more Caramel Sauce & or whipped cream & nuts!
Trim Healthy Mama Doritos Dust
I Just Had To Share These Two Quick and Easy Seasonings - They are perfect on baked blue corn chips, popcorn or really anything! These two quick and easy recipes can add some zip to your Trim Healthy Mama snacks and a much healthier recipe than all the preservatives found in the chip bags.
Doritos Dust - yup just what it sounds like - that yummy seasoning that is always at the bottom of a chip bag. Full of all sorts of badness not to mention the chips that you had to eat to get to it :). These are so easy and so good. I made the Nacho Cheese one last night and added it to my baked blue corn chips and I will be trying it on popcorn next!
So, here now, are the keys to the Dorito Dust Kingdom, in both nacho cheese and cool ranch variations. Use them wisely:
For Nacho Cheese: Mix together 5 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper.
For Cool Ranch: Same as above, but this time, add 1/2 tsp of ground chipotle powder and 1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes. Sprinkle over anything.
If you haven't already tried this recipe or a version of it you are missing out - it is so quick and easy and super versatile. You can make this into buns, or longer shapes for hot dogs or sausages and even in a bread like loaf to make a yummy S grilled cheese sandwich a perfect addition to Trim Healthy Mama Just Like Campbell's Tomato soup Page 292.
(S) Grain-Free Burger Buns
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 1 hour
What you need:
1 1/4 cups almond meal flour
5 tablespoons ground psyllium husk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 egg whites
1 cup boiling water
What to do:
1 Turn on the oven and set it to 350F (175C).
2 Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
3 Blend in the the egg whites using a hand mixer.
4 Add the boiling water and keep blending until you’ve got a dough.
5 Shape the dough into buns (you can make them rather flat as they do rise quite a lot). (I use just under 1/4 cup dough per bun)
6 Place the buns on a parchment papered baking dish, spray with non stick oil and put them in the oven for about 50 minutes.
7 Let them cool completely before cutting them.
Paprika Chicken is one is one of my long time favorite recipes and the great thing about Trim Healthy Mama is you can easily convert your favorite recipes!
- 1 onion
- 2 tsp garlic
- 1 can (284 ml) chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 8-12 chicken drumsticks or thighs (I leave the skin on for an S you could also remove the skin and make this an E)
- spray large nonstick fry pan with coconut oil spray and brown chicken at medium-high. Make sure to brown all the sides
- chop the onion finely and add to the pan
- add garlic and continue to saute for about 1 minute
- add chicken broth and spices to the mixture and continue to stir
- bring to a boil and cover and reduce hear to med-low and cook for 45 minutes
- the liquids will all boil into the chicken and you get a super tasty chicken drumstick covered in yummy sauce!
Zippy Fried Green Beans - Trim Healthy Mama S
1 - 2 tsp butter
- 1 small onion
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 4 cups frozen green beans
- 2 Tbsp vinegar, Braggs liquid aminos and sugar free ketchup
- sweetener of choice to taste
- 1 can of mushrooms
- heat butter in nonstick fry pan
- finely chop onion and add to pan
- cube tomatoes and add
- add green beans and mushrooms
- add liquid mixture and stir
- cook until done
You can serve this with a side of rice for your kids if they are not following Trim Healthy Mama. I like to add a Caesar salad (without croutons) and whipped cauliflower for mashed potatoes or try baked radishes with all the fixings of a baked potato.
*recipe adapted from Cooking For The Rushed*
For those of you looking for a great "S" style pancake or waffle recipe this one is terrific and comes highly recommended from a friend and fellow Trim Healthy Mama. I have always eaten the "E" pancakes from the book and love them but these are such a great option as then I can add bacon and eggs for a big weekend family breakfast - I have kind of missed that with my "E" pancakes! You can top these pancakes with your favorite toppings like sugar fee syrup or whip cream and berries.
Cheesecake Pancakes/Waffles (S)
1 -8 oz. brick Cream Cheese, full fat, softened
3 eggs, room temperature
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 C Trim Healthy Mama Whey Powder (or other on plan protein powder)
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend or other on plan sweetener of your choice (see conversion guide)
1 tsp baking powder
Coconut oil for cooking (or other oil of your choosing)
Cream the softened cream cheese with an electric hand blender. Add eggs, one at a time, until each is incorporated into the cream cheese. Add vanilla, mix, then add dry ingredients, mixing until well blended. Ladle onto griddle or pan, heated to a medium temperature, by a scant 1/4 C each pancake, (1/2 cup if waffles) spreading the batter out a bit after pouring. Flip when the edges start looking less glossy. When done, serve with your choice of toppings. Makes 16 small to medium pancakes Or 4 waffles.
I just discovered these on the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook Page and I have been searching for a great tasting peanut butter chocolate chip cookie - my search is done :) This was a perfect family day baking activity!
1/2 C Butter
1/4 C Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (Chunky would be great too)
3 TBS THM Sweet Blend (or other favorite sweetener - Trim Healthy Mama Sweetener Conversion Chart)
1/8 Tsp black strap molasses
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
11/2 cups Almond flour
1 Cup Trim Healthy Mama Peanut Flour (or other Peanut Flour)
1 1/4 C Lilly’s (Stevia sweetened) Chocolate chips
Cream together Butter, Peanut Butter, and Sweet Blend Add Eggs, Molasses Vanilla & Salt
in a separate Bowl Mix Almond Flour, Defatted Peanut Flour, & Baking Soda. Then incorporate into wet ingredients a little at a time making sure they are mixed in completely.
Fold in chocolate chips and place in the fridge for 15 min to firm up
Roll into Balls about one inch in diameter and then flatten into perfect little circles place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (DO NOT grease it will cause the bottoms to burn)
Bake for 325° 15-18 min allow to cool and enjoy with a Trimachino Rich or a glass of almond milk.
recipe is courtesy of www.sisteruglier.com - thank you for making such a terrific recipe :)
First of all I can't thank Pearl and Serene enough for coming up with these fabulous products - the new not-naughty rice does not disappoint!
A favourite supper at our house is homemade Chinese fried rice - which we haven't had since we started Trim Healthy Mama - until tonight. I made a huge bowl of Chinese Fried rice thinking I would have leftovers for lunch tomorrow and there wasn't anything left!
3 bags of Not-Naughty Rice - opened and rinsed
1 bag of shrimp
3-4 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
1/2 cup peas
1 can of mushrooms
3 eggs whisked
3 celery stalks finely chopped
3-4 TBSP Braggs liquid aminos (or to your liking)
pepper and salt to taste
1 tsp garlic
I know everyone probably has their own favourite version of Chinese fried rice and that's the best part - just add what you like to make it your own!
open and rinse the rice with water and add to frying pan with some of your favourite cooking oil or a tsp or so of butter. I used butter. Fry the rice, shrimp, chopped celery, mushrooms and garlic together. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until celery and mushrooms look nicely cooked. Then add the whisked egg mixture and pour into frying pan and continue to mix together. Once the egg looks well scrambled and mixed then add the cubed ham, chicken, peas and Braggs liquid aminos and continue to fry until browned to your liking. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
I planned a special meal for this evening so I could sample one of our newest products - Trim Healthy Mama Not-Naughty Noodles. We also have the Not-Naughty Rice and that is tomoorw nights dinner - Chinese fried rice!
I had made egg roll in a bowl (recipe from big taste trim waist) the day before so it was ready for after work today. Then I fried up two packages of the noodles in a little bit of sesame oil and a touch of ginger. Then mixed the two together and just before serving added a splash of Braggs liquid aminos and a handful of peanuts. I can't say enough how amazing these noodles are - there is no smell and the texture is very good and appealing when eating. I can see how both of these new products will add so much variety to meal planning seeing as there are no carbs, calories or fat - the sky is the limit with your creativity and imagination. Yet another reason why we love Trim Healthy Mama - you can make it your own! The dating on the packages is very good as well - October 30, 2015.
Add noodles or rice to your meals for a new twist on your meals - made with konjac root these are a very healthy and filling addition to any meal! Just make sure you drink lots of water as with any gluccomannan-konjac root based product.
As promised I tucked away some baked radishes from last nights supper and made them into hash browns this morning with fried eggs - sadly the only thing missing was bacon as I hadn't been for groceries yet - next time.
they were very yummy! (I added a bit of sour cream and cheese)
Well I have to admit I am not and never have been a radish fan but I find I am more willing to experiment with foods since starting Trim Healthy Mama. I have read in a few of the Facebook groups that people have used radishes to replace potatoes in stews and a few people have baked them to replace a baked potato. A really good friend tried the baked radishes this week and raved about them and said her husband asked for seconds and asked to have them a few more times during the week. I was sold and picked up a bag of radishes on Friday. Well tonight I decided to try them. I made a sauce with butter, olive oil, garlic, onion salt, a dash of pepper and sea salt and a few squirts of Franks Hot sauce. I put the radishes in a casserole dish and mixed them in with the sauce and baked at 450 degrees for about an hour and 20 minutes.
I cooked two bags as I figured they would be great fried up as left overs tomorrow morning with fried eggs - like hash browns. I barley have any left.....my husband couldn't get enough. We are already planning a few dinners with them...spicy chicken wings, with caesar salad and radish potatoes and a nice BBQ steak, salad, fried mushrooms and radish potatoes. So glad I tried them and decided to venture out of my comfort zone - another reason I love Trim Healthy Mama!
These remind me of a childhood favorite as we ate a non-Trim Healthy Mama version of these growing up and I loved them! That is what is so great about Trim Healthy Mama as you can convert all of your favorite recipes to be "on plan"
FUDGY NO-BAKE COOKIES – “S” Dessert or Snack
- 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup Truvia
- 1/4 cup defatted peanut flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- dash sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup rolled oats OR use 1 cup coconut (shredded or chips) OR us 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1/2 cup coconut (shredded or chips)
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or coconut oil, cocoa, almond milk, Truvia, defatted peanut flour, water, and sea salt. Bring to a boil and allow to boil, stirring constantly, for one minute.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and oats/coconut.
Drop by tablespoons (I used a small cookie scoop) onto foil. Refrigerate to harden, then store in covered container in refrigerator.
Makes 16 cookies.
To keep this as an “S” snack or dessert, you can have 2-3 cookies! (If you use 1/2 coconut or all coconut, you can have 3-4 cookies to stay in “S” territory!)
each cookie contains:
3.4 grams fat
3.2 grams carbs
1.8 grams protein
This recipe was posted by Sheri Graham on the Main Trim Healthy Mama Facebook page. For more great recipes from Sheri click here to visit her blog.
CHICKEN CABBAGE STIR FRY (S)
~ 3 chicken breast halves
~1 teaspoon olive oil
~3 cups green cabbage, shredded
~ 1 tsp glucomannan powder
~1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
~1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
~1⁄2 cup water
~1 tablespoon braggs liquid aminos
1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan.
3. Add chicken strips and stir fry over medium-high heat, turning constantly until done.
4. Add cabbage and sauté 2 minutes until cabbage is crisp-tender.
5. Mix glucomannan and seasonings; add water and Braggs liquid aminos, and mix until smooth. Add the Glucomannan slowly and keep stirring as you might need a bit more or less than 1 tsp depending on thickness.
6. Stir sauce into chicken/cabbage mixture.
7. Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is coated, about 1 minute.
(You can add onions and red peppers to taste)
Protein Waffles (S)
3 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup of golden flax meal
2 cups THM protein powder ( or other plan approved protein powder)
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
3 cups of water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil in liquid form (heat slightly if required)
Heat waffle iron to high. Combine dry ingredients and use a fork to mash out all lumps. Whisk wet ingredients in another bowl, then gradually pour into dry, stirring continually. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes, then cook up. Note it does take a little longer to cook up the. Regular waffles ( about 5 minutes) Very light texture with a crispy exterior.
This will make a large batch so you can freeze for on the go breakfasts - perfect for the work week or busy school mornings!
This adapted waffle recipe was posted in the THM main group by Trish D'Antonio for the original waffle recipe click here.
For a great syrup to go along with the waffles try out Gwen's Stevia Syrup (FP)
- 3 cups water
- 1 Tbsp. Maple extract (I like Frontier brand)
- ½ tsp. butterscotch flavoring (or butter, or caramel...your pick)
- 2 drops NOW orange essential oil, or ⅛th tsp. orange extract
- ⅛th tsp salt
- ¼ tsp stevia extract or your favorite sweetener to taste
- ½ to 1 tsp glucomannan powder
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the glucomannan into a medium saucepan.
- Once everything is stirred in together, sprinkle the glucomannan lightly over the surface of the syrup, and whisk to incorporate.
- Taste and adjust the flavors (the gluccie tends to subdue the flavors somewhat), and turn the heat up to medium.
- Let your syrup come to a simmer, and thicken.
- It will thicken up a bit more when cooled/chilled. We like ours on the thinner side, and it still doesn't make pancake mush. If you like a thicker syrup, use a little more gluccie, up to 1 tsp.
- Serve warm or cold with a big stack of my low carb pancake recipe!
Heres the recipe for my new favourite spinach dip. :)
Greek Yoghurt and Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup (approximately) of frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed of excess liquid)
1 tbsp diced jalapeno peppers (if you like a spicy dip you may want to add more)
2 - 3 tsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of dry dill
pinch of black pepper
Use mixer or blender or food processor to blend the cottage cheese into a creamier texture. Add remaining ingredients and serve with raw veggies or other tasty dipping treats.
Looking forward to sharing this tomorrow! I made the Special Agent Brownie Cake (S) from page 838 of the Trim Healthy Mama paperback and tweaked an icing recipe as I had a craving for orange flavoured chocolate.
4 tbsp of softened butter
2/3 cup of cream cheese
4 tsp of THM Sweet Blend
1 tsp orange extract
3 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
Whip butter and cream cheese together. Add remaining ingredients and mix until fluffy.
We love the Spicy Chicken Wings from the Trim Healthy Mama paperback book on page 720.
I know for me on a Friday night after a long and busy work week sometimes I just want something fast and quick for supper. One of my favourites is Bread In A Mug - page 265 in the Trim Healthy Mama book.
I fry three eggs with butter :) and while they are frying I quickly whip up my Bread In A Mug. I slice the bread in half and add my eggs, mayo, mustard, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. Usually this is so filling that I almost never add a side salad but I will add some nice cut up raw veggies with dip. Now that's my kind of sandwich :).
Even our Elf likes these tasty little apple oat cakes! I was introduced to these from a fellow THM while we were away on a week long business trip. These little E muffins really made it easy for us to fit in some E snacks while being away from home. I love them as they are so easy and quick to make. Adding a few more E's to my day has helped me move again on the scale after a lengthy plateau. I will have THM pancakes for breakfast then 2 of these muffins for morning snack and a nice E lunch with homemade sourdough lite rye bread - this is definitely not a diet it's a lifestyle!
This quick, easy and economical little Oat Cake has become one of my favorites.
½ cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
¾ cup THM oat fibre
¼ cup THM pristine protein powder
½ tsp salt
1 Tbls ground Flax
1 Tbls Baking Powder
4 Tbls Truvia (or use your preferred THM sweetener to taste)
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup egg whites (carton or fresh)
1 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 Apple (or 1 cup) diced very small.
Pour everything in a mixing bowl and blend with a fork… you don’t even need an appliance for this!
Pour in a greased 8×8 pan or muffin tins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into 6 servings or make 12 muffins
My family loves the "get together salmon" on page 320 of the THM book. Then I sauté green beans and mushrooms in butter and garlic and serve up a nice big plate of cauliflower mashed potatoes. So very good and always some nice left overs for my lunch the next day!
One of the things that we love so much about this eating style is that there are so many delicious and nutritious options to choose from! You can find so many recipes in the book and online as well. You can even tweak some of your own family favourites and still be on plan. Be creative and try some new recipes; it's fun to break out of a food rut.
One of our busy weeknight recipes is Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan (S). My kids and husband love this meal and it's quick and easy and I usually do some of the prep work the night before by mixing the dry ingredients and the parmesan cheese and refrigerating overnight. We serve it with a salad and / or other vegetables and although my kids will have garlic bread or fresh buns with it I will have mine served with extra vegetables.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan (S)
Plain yoghurt (can also use plain Greek yoghurt or mayonnaise)
Boneless, skinless chicken drumsticks
Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 ½ cups
1 ½ tsp
1 ½ tsp
1 ½ tsp
Cayenne Pepper - Optional
½ - 1 tsp
Mix the chicken and the yoghurt in the slow cooker, coating the chicken pieces.
Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the chicken and yoghurt mixture in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 4-5 hours (note: timing may need to be adjusted based on the cooking temperature of your slow cooker).