A Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and plan review. A sensible guide to eating real food while balancing blood sugar levels and slimming the waist line.
It’s no secret if you have followed my blog for awhile that I try to stick to the Trim Healthy Mama principles of eating. When my friend told me about the plan awhile back, I was a skeptic but honestly, it has been one of the easiest ‘diets’ I have ever done.
Not only do I like that I can stick to my whole food principles, my body LOVES it. For awhile I had a difficult time with plan after a health crisis but what I learned when not on plan was just how much THM was doing. I realized that it was keeping my blood sugar levels stable which in turn was helping with my adrenal fatigue. (But, that is a whole ‘nother post I plan to get to soon!)
I was excited when the authors of the plan gave me a set of their new “Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline” book and their awesome new cookbook to review for all of you.
I’ll start with the plan book first and then move to the cookbook, which to be honest, if fantastic! The new plan book is a much smaller, more condensed version of their first book with out the recipe section.
The new plan book cuts down to the basic of following plan with out all the extra details of their original book. (Which, I loved!) But, this gives those mama’s with not a lot of time a chance to dig in without having to wade through all the information of the first book.
The meal plans are broken down with how each of the fueled (fats or carbs) meals work and the details of what makes each meal.
There is a learning curb to doing THM but I think the new books breaks it down so it is straight forward. I also love that the plan gives room to all the mama’s out there and how they eat. From the ‘drive through sue’ who uses pre made items for convenience to the ‘purist’ who makes everything from scratch. (In case you are wondering, I fall into the purist category but am not as hard core as one of the authors, Serene!)
I love the emphasis of making the plan ‘your own’ because that really is the only way a diet over haul works.
Now, for my favorite, the cookbook. I admit I have a love for cookbooks in the first place but this books beautiful. The pictures are so wonderful and I think the details of the recipes are better laid out than the first. (For those that follow recipes to a T, which isn’t me so much!)
The cookbook has a variety of recipes from main meals to sweet treats. It is full of drinks that you can sip on all day or sugar free shakes that will make you ever wonderful why you needed sugar in the first place.
The recipes also come in sections that are perfect for those busy mama’s that rely on a crock pot or easier, faster recipes.
With how quickly THM has grown, the author’s of the plan have also began to offer some of more frequently used items to help make plan a little easier, from their yummy sweetener blends to their pure whey protein, they have you covered. However, they list recipes that use those ‘special’ ingredients for those that don’t use them or are on a tight budget.
I will admit that while on plan, other than stevia, I didn’t buy any of the extras for a long time and still lost 40 pounds. So, it is very doable without it and I appreciate the effort to categorize the recipes that do and don’t use the extras. You can find their products, along with their books here. (affiliate link)
I spent a lot of time making many recipes in the book and truly enjoy all of them. The favorites?
- Lazy Lasagna-My family scarfed this down with even noticing the lack of noodles. It’s perfect for those they are gluten free.
- No Bake Cookies-These treats were easy to whip up and taste so good. I like to make a batch of these to keep in the freezer for a quick treat.
- Sausage Balls-These are so simple and make an awesome breakfast. Again, I like to make big batches of these and we pull them out and heat them in the toaster oven for a fast breakfast.
- Fat Strippin’ Frappe– This has been a favorite that was in the old book. I love how filling it is without weighing you down. It is also super easy to adapt to flavors you like.
- Good Girl Moonshine-My favorite sipper. I make this by the gallon so it is easy to refill during the day.
And because I love the new cookbook so much and would like to thank all of you for sharing my blog with me, I’m giving away a copy of the new cookbook! Check out the details to enter and share with someone you know that has been eyeing up the book.
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook:
Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes
If you are new to the blog, here are some of my favorite THM recipes and posts:
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken (S)
- Asian Chicken and Vegetables (S, FP or E)
- Cheesy Chicken and Ranch Spaghetti Squash casserole (S)
- Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce (S)
- THM meals in two pans or less
- My staples for the THM