Earlier this week, you saw how Trim Healthy Mama has been working for me. I've lost 40 lbs on this plan since giving birth 9 weeks ago. My biggest worry before eating like this was that I'd feel deprived. I have a major sweet tooth and I love hearty, home-style meals. If you, like me, are skeptical about the recipes, here are 5 of our family's favorites to whet your appetite.
And believe me, these 5 recipes only scratch the surface. It was nearly impossible to choose just five out of over 200 to feature! If you like these eats, you'll do well with Trim Healthy Mama!
These recipes are reprinted with permission from the authors.
Just Like Wheat Thins Crackers | Trim Healthy Mama,
I had my doubts about this recipe. "Just Like Wheat Thins?!" Yeah, right. You need refined flour and sugar to achieve that kind of deliciousness, don't you? Apparently not. These crackers are amazing and taste like the real thing I can't seem to keep our house stocked though - they disappear quickly!
- 3/4 cup flax meal
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp. parmeasan cheese
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- dash of black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Combine ingredients well and work into a dough ball with your hands. Place ball on parchment lined cookie sheet. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of dough ball and roll out into a slab the thickness of a cracker. Take off top piece and score into small squares. Bakes at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Fooled Ya Pizza | Trim Healthy Mama,
I've always felt bad for Brad who used to eat cardboard-like gluten-free pizza crusts while we enjoyed the gluten packed version! I had heard rave reviews about this cauliflower crust from other mamas on the Trim Healthy Mama plan and decided to give it a try even though it sounded pretty gross. Boy, was I wrong! Our entire family enjoys it just as much as the real thing! You'd never know cauliflower was the magic ingredient!
- 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen cauliflower (I used fresh)
- 3/4 cup egg whites
- 2 cups skim mozzarella cheese
- sea salt and other seasonings (I used Epicure's Pizza seasoning blend)
- pizza sauce and other pizza toppings (I used pepperoni, green pepper, red onion, cheddar and mozzarella cheese)
Add egg whites and pulse again.
Add cheese and other seasonings (sea salt, Italian seasoning, onion and garlic powder). Mix ingredients together well with a spatula.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease well. Spread crust mixture evenly across cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. Cool.
Add pizza sauce and toppings and broil until toppings are done (I baked it at 400 for 8-10 minutes).
Peanut Squares | Trim Healthy Mama,
These squares are so yummy! A combination of sweet and salty, we enjoy them as a snack and a dessert. They're gerat to give along with a meal to a new mom too.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tsp Truvia
- 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
- 10 tsp Truvia
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
While crust is baking, beat cream cheese and second measurement of Truvia together until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and beat some more.
In a separate bowl, beat whipped cream. Fold into cream cheese mixture and spread over cooled crust.
Place in refrigerator to chill until set.
Cheeseburger Pie | Trim Healthy Mama,
This is probably our #1 favorite supper on the plan. It's all the goodness of a cheeseburger without the bun. You would never miss it! This is so satisfying and delicious. I make once a week in place of burgers on the barbie.
- 2 lbs of ground beef
- 3 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 6 oz. grated cheddar cheese
- pickles, tomatoes, red onion
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- sea salt
- ground pepper
- 6 oz. grated cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef and drain fat. Stir in onion powder, sea salt, and 6 oz. of grated cheese. Place beef mixture in casserole dish.
Layer on any of your favorite burger toppings. Our family loves a combination of red onion, tomatoes, and pickles.
In another bowl, beat eggs, mayo, cream, sea salt, and black pepper together. Pour on top of casserole and sprinkle on the remaining 6 oz. of cheese.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. We like it serve on a bed of chopped iceberg lettuce and drizzled with mustard and ketchup.
Chunky Cream Pops | Trim Healthy Mama,
This frozen dessert reminds me of my favorite ice cream, President's Choice Chocolate Fudge Crackle....except it's waaaay healthier, made with good fats and no sugar. We love this treat. It's Brad's favorite of all the desserts I've made from Trim Healthy Mama so far.
- 1 batch of Skinny Chocolate
- 2 8oz. blocks of cream cheese
- 10 tsp. Truvia
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 heaped Tbsp. peanut butter
Make up a batch of Skinny Chocolate and put in the freezer to harden.
Beat cream cheese, Truvia, and vanilla together. Cut up Skinny Chocolate into little bits and stir into cream cheese mixture along with peanut butter.
Place wax paper on cookie sheet. Dump bite-sized spoonfuls of mixture onto paper. Insert a toothpick into center of cream pop and transfer to freezer. After an hour, pull pops off wax paper and transfer to a Ziploc bag for easy access.
Here's a few more pictures of other Trim Healthy Mama recipes to satisfy the foodie in you:
Spicy Chicken Wings, pg. 323
Taco Salad, pg. 347
Special Agent Brownies, pg. 383
Trim Healthy Pancakes, pg. 223
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