Random Things Thursday: Trim Healthy Mama breakfast casserole (s)

I have been following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating for about two years and I’ve not only lost a lot of weight, but I feel better than I ever have. 


This recipe is in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and it’s not only cheap and easy to make, it’s delicious!! It’s a great dish for THM newbies and skeptics, and kids and husbands both seem to love it!

You will need these ingredients:

8 eggs

6 cups of cheddar or colby jack cheese

1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup of golden flaxseed flour or THM Baking Blend 

1/4 stick of butter

1/2 pound of diced ham

1/2 tsp of onion powder

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of parsley

1/2 tsp of chives

salt and pepper

First, cook up your bacon and brown your sausage. 


Then, take those meats and throw them in your food processor. Chop them up good. 


Then, core and cut up a red bell pepper and add it to the food processor.


Next, beat the eggs and mix in the rest of the ingredients, but only half the cheese.


Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and top with the remaining cheese. 

Then, bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour. 

You can even freeze and thaw for later.


I hope you enjoy this recipe!
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Planning a Trim Healthy cooking day

As you know, we are preparing for “back to school” in our house. One way that we’re doing this is planning and prepping meals.


To do so, I have planned and created four separate meal planning days: one for breakfast, one for lunches, one for dinners, and one for condiments/sauces and snacks. 

My family follows the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, which is a sugar free plan. Natural sweeteners, such as stevia, are used, as are gluten free flours. 

Today I’d like to show you my breakfast planning day. I cooked for four hours and ended up with almost three weeks of breakfasts. 

Pictured below: breakfast burritos (S), waffle breakky sandwiches (S), chocolate waffles (S) and regular waffles (S). 

Pictured below: breakfast burritos with egg, cheese and sausage on low carb tortillas, and some with bacon, egg and cheese. Both of these are S breakfasts.


Pictured below: six chocolate waffles (e), six regular waffles (e), two loaves of sprouted grain bread (e).


We are often in a hurry in the mornings, so having these breakfasts already prepared means we can just grab what we need and take it with us, if need be. This way no one goes without breakfast and everyone is well nourished and happy!

To see recipes, click the links below. All of these recipes are in the cookbook, but these links go to other websites.

Trim Healthy Waffles (e)

Chocolate waffles (e)

Wafflized breakky sandwich (S)

Breakfast burritos (S)

Soft sprouted bread (e)

In the next few weeks, I will show you the lunches and dinners. I hope this has been helpful to you!

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Easy fall recipes: Taco Soup 

I’m all about some simple recipes.  I’m even more interested in cheap, tasty recipes that are easy to make. Taco soup certainty fits the bill for that 😀

All you need is ground beef, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of Rotel,  a can of yellow corn, a can of pinto beans, a can of black beans, a can of kidney beans, a can of beef broth and a packet of taco seasoning. 

First, pour those diced tomatoes and that can of Rotel in a stock pot.

Then, you need to brown your hamburger meat. I use 80% lean. 

Then, use a colander to drain your corn and beans.  I set mine in the sink and pour the corn directly in. 

Then the black beans… 

Then the pintoes and then the kidneys. 

Doesn’t that look pretty? All those colors. 

Pour what’s in that strainer into the stock pot with the Rotel and diced tomatoes.  Then, dump that beef broth on top of the whole mixture. 

Then, add the browned ground beef.  Mix well. 

Heat on medium heat until boiling. 

Serving suggestion: top with tortilla chips or sour cream and cheese and enjoy. 

What’s your favorite fall soup??

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Trim Healthy Mama Cheeseburger Pie

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Since my youngest daughter was born almost eleven months ago, I’ve been on a personal journey to get healthier and drop a little weight in the process. I was introduced to Trim Healthy Mama by a friend. I lost 50 pounds (30 of those were baby weight) and I can’t put into words how much better I’m feeling.

For the first time since high school, I can wear size 6 pants. It’s amazing.

I wanted to ease some of the pickier members of my family into the THM plan as well. My book and cookbook suggested “cheeseburger pie” as a good starting point for picky husbands 🙂

The recipe is in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and is very easy and affordable to make.

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Here is the cast of characters. Not pictured is the ground beef.

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And here is a list of what you need:

             This recipe feeds 6 to 8, but ingredients can be reduced to accommodate a smaller family.

Ingredients:
– 2 to 2.5 pounds ground beef or venison
– 3 teaspoons onion powder
– 1.5 teaspoons Mineral Salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 12 ounces cheese of your choice, grated
– 2 large eggs
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise (can substitute Greek yogurt)
– 1/2 cup heavy cream

First, you brown and drain your meat. We used 80% ground beef.

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After draining the meat, add the salt, pepper, and onion salt.

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Spread the meat in a 9X13 baking dish and mix in half of the grated cheese.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, mayonnaise and cream and pour it over the meat. Top the mixture with the rest of the cheese.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

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Enjoy your healthy and tasty meal!

**This recipe is the product of Trim Healthy Mama and Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. I did not write it and I am not affiliated in any way with Trim Healthy Mama.

 

 

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Easy Homemade Pizza 


A few days ago,  my husband came home from work talking about making homemade pizza.  I was skeptical but decided to humor him. 

The pizza recipe he gave me was delicious and easy.  I enjoyed it and will make it again. 

You will need some frozen canned pizza dough.  You’ll find it in the freezer cases next to the biscuit dough in a cylindrical can. You will also need your choice of pizza sauce,  your choice of toppings, grated cheese,  butter, and  a baking sheet. Also, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 

Take your dough out of the can and gently roll it out onto the lightly greased baking sheet.  Make sure you roll the dough flat. 

We wanted some sausage and pepperoni on our pizza,  so we browned our sausage while our dough baked. After your sausage cooks, drain it and crumble it up. 

When your pizza crust has baked for seven minutes and is completely cooked,  Put your pizza sauce on your pizza, taking care to spread it evenly. 

Next,  add your grated cheese to the top of the pizza. 

Add your toppings 

Cook your pizza at 425 door three minutes, or until the cheese has melted. When it’s done cooking,  let the pizza cool for a few minutes before eating. 

Enjoy!!

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Grocery shopping made simple part one 

Grocery shopping is my least favorite chore.  No,  I’m serious.  I’d rather do laundry AND clean toilets than go grocery shopping. 

I literally put off going to the grocery store until the last possible minute.  I hate it hate it hate it.  

I have learned a few tips in recent years that make me hate grocery shopping a little less.  Most of them are probably no brainers to everyone else, but I’m a slow learner.  

1. Don’t take your kids. 

Haha.  Yes,  I’m serious. I have a five year old and an almost one year old and I do NOT take them to the grocery store unless it is a very quick trip.  My baby just doesn’t have the patience and while she’ll be a perfect little angel for most of the trip, and will get tired and she will let everyone know about it.  My five year old actually does pretty well if it’s just the two of us,  but I do have to keep her from putting things in our cart that we don’t need. Besides- the grocery store with no kids? That’s like vacation!! 
2. Know what you need 

This one might seem like overkill but it really does help me a lot. Have you ever needed an item but didn’t realize you needed it until after you get home from the store?  I use this grocery inventory to help me keep an eye on our pantry, fridge and freezer.  I walk around checking off what we have and making a list of things we are out of or running low on. It’s really cut down on those second trips. 

3. Know what you need part 2

Keep your grocery inventory and a shopping list right beside your fridge..  Or you can get magnets and put them on your fridge.  As soon as you run out,  add the item to the list.  If you wait,  you’ll forget.  
4. Plan your meals 

The first tip I have for meal planning is to see what you already have. What can you make from what’s already in your pantry or fridge? Then, plan some meals according to your schedule.  For example, we tend to eat something we can pick up on nights that my daughter has gymnastics,  because we don’t have time to cook.  Sometimes we’ll make crock pot meals if we have church that night and need a quick meal. 

After you plan your meals, add the ingredients you don’t already have on hand to your list.  This makes sticking to your list way easier.  I’m not saying impulse purchases never happen, they just happen less often. 

What meal planning and grocery tips do you have?  

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Peaches and cream overnight oats, Trim Healthy Mama style 


School has started back and things are a bit crazy around here. We are struggling to find the balance and I could definitely use some simplifying.

Mornings are by far the hardest. Each day we struggle to get everyone dressed, fed and out of the house ON TIME. Since skipping breakfast isn’t an option, I needed some quick make ahead breakfast options that are cheap and still healthy.

This overnight oats recipe is in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook, but as usual, I have put my own spin on it. You will need 1/4 cup of old fashioned rolled oats.

Next, add 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of almond milk. The cookbook recipe asks for 1/4 cup integral collagen, but I added a dash of coconut oil with MCT instead.

Next, add a pinch of mineral salt, a half teaspoon of stevia and a heaping tablespoon of Cottage cheese or Greek yogurt. I used Dannon triple zero vanilla. Add a 1/4 cup of peaches.

Pop that bowl in the fridge overnight. In the morning, put the oatmeal in the microwave for 50 seconds to one minute and enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Have a great Tuesday.

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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats, the Trim Healthy Mama way!

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Easy recipes: Hummus-stuffed red peppers

Get ready for one of the easiest and tastiest recipes ever!

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I wanted something quick, easy, cheap and healthy for my lunch this week. I’m aware of how hard it is to find something that fits all those categories. I was inspired by a good friend of mine to try this after seeing her do this one day at lunch.

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You will need one bell pepper. Color is completely up to you- I used a red bell pepper because I had one. You’ll also need a small tub of hummus (again, flavor is up to you. I used Sabra Roasted Red Pepper) and some rice. I used instant brown rice.

First, cut your bell pepper in half. Pull the stem off the top of the pepper and cut out the seeds.

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Secondly, mix your hummus and cooked, drained rice together.

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Thirdly, pack your hollowed out peppers with the hummus and rice mixture.

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Serve cold and enjoy. This was such a tasty lunch and it kept me really full!

I didn’t do a recipe card for this since there isn’t much to it. I hope you enjoy it!

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World’s easiest egg salad

When my husband and I were first married, he requested an egg salad sandwich one night for dinner. Never having made egg salad, I began searching for a recipe. “No,” he explained. “Make it like my mama does. Here, I’ll show you.” I sat back and watched as he boiled and peeled eggs. He then put the peeled hardboiled eggs in the middle of a plate and squeezed a pile of butter on top of them.

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Next, he put a spoonful of mayonnaise on top of the eggs and butter. He then used his spoon to mash the eggs and mix it all together.

The result? Some really yummy, really simple egg salad.

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I enjoy this served hot on sandwich bread, but it’s just as good by itself. Enjoy! 🙂

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