Real life: 6 lifestyle changes I’m making right now

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1. Bible reading and faith

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I got out of my routine while out of work, and my walk with God has suffered. I am trying to read His word and pray daily. I was doing really well with this, but then I just…stopped. I am trying to let go of the excuses and stop going through the motions and just be.

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I’ve got a bad habit lately of disappearing in my smartphone when I don’t want to talk or when I’m not feeling up to par. Lately I’ve started putting away the phone after 5 and just spending time with my family. It’s amazing how much being with your family can lift your spirit.

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I have been trying for awhile now to exercise each day, but I got out of practice. Now I’m doing at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. I don’t always want to or feel like it, but I always feel better when I’m done.

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I have been doing Trim Healthy Mama for almost two years now, though I did stop for a bit shortly after my dad died. I ended up gaining weight and feeling pretty poorly. Now I’m back on track and feeling better.

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I love to read but often wait until long breaks from school to read anything, citing lack of time as an excuse.  I have decided to read for a few minutes each night, no matter how long it takes me to finish it.

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Too often, I feel like I am in a hurry. I feel like I am always on the go and I never stop and rest. I’ve decided to take a moment here and there to just be silent and just…be. It’s amazing what we notice when we aren’t too busy to stop and take a look around.

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

thesis on customer relationship management in banks 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. 

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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!

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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 soups: chicken noodle soups

I love making soups! It’s cheap, easy, and there is usually a lot left over. I have made veggie soups, taco soups, and chili, but have never before made chicken noodle soup. I decided I wanted to make a really simple recipe with only a few ingredients, so here is what I came up with. You will only need the following ingredients: chicken broth, No Yolks noodles, carrots, celery, parsley flakes, oregano, and chicken.

Making this soup is ridiculously easy:

1. Combine your thawed chicken and chicken broth in a stock pot. Boil until the chicken is cooked through. I use boneless chicken breasts so I can save the time I would have spent deboning them.

2. Remove the cooked chicken, chop into bite sized pieces and set aside.

3. Bring chicken broth to a simmer. Add celery and carrots, and heat until the veggies are soft.

4. Bring noodles to a boil, drain, and add them to the broth. Add the chicken pieces to the broth. Add parsley and oregano to the broth.

5. Bring the broth and all ingredients to a boil. Let the soup boil 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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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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Five healthier options for school lunches 

My family made the switch to organic produce some time ago, but only recently began trying to use other organic products as well.

Now that I’m eating the Trim Healthy Mama way, I’m even more conscious about what I’m feeding my family. Packing school lunches can be rough, but I have recently discovered some organic options that make life easier. 

Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored and I do not receive any commission or benefits from this post. All opinions are my own.

Annie’s Homegrown has some delicious options for children’s foods, including breakfast cereals, snack foods and macaroni and cheese. These fruit snacks are tasty and don’t contain any strange ingredients. They are also pretty well priced. 

Stonyfield Organic Yo kids is a healthy and tasty way to get some calcium in your kiddo’s lunches. You may be familiar with their Yo Baby yogurt, which is also produced and sold by Stonyfield. These squeeze yogurts are portable and easy.

I eat Stonemill sprouted grain bread these days as per the Trim Healthy Mama way, but was surprised that my kiddo enjoys it as well.  You’re also going to need something to go on that bread… 

…so Butterball Natural Inspirations turkey is an excellent, “junk free”  alternative. 

Lastly, your kiddo is going to need something to drink,  so why not get some Honest Kids juice? This lemonade is great, but my kiddo really loves their apple juice as well.
Thanks so much for reading this edition of Mommy Mondays.  Come back tomorrow!

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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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Healthful eating: Southwest Salad

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Maybe you’ve tried the Southwest Crispy Chicken Salad at “fast food restaurant known for its golden arches” (they’ll sue me, ya’ll).

I have tried and loved that salad, but I am trying to eat healthier. If I go to Golden Arches, I’ll leave with something that isn’t a salad. Lots of somethings. Like fries, a Big Mac and a milkshake. Plus, it’s cold outside and I don’t wanna take my babies out in it.

Before I get too far into this, I need to tell you I cheated a bit and used frozen chicken strips and bacon bits. I also used canned corn and canned black beans. Everything else you see is fresh. I promise.

As always, customize this recipe. Make it your own. I love onions and would have added them to this salad, but I’m nursing and my two-month-old does not love onions. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing!

Here is what you’ll need:

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Breaded, cooked chicken strips, cherry tomatoes or sliced tomatoes, bacon bits (optional), sliced bell pepper, shredded lettuce, cooked sweet yellow corn, cooked black beans, grated cheddar cheese, and grated mozzarella cheese.

The first thing I did was cook the corn and black beans, and throw those chicken tenders in the oven.

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Next, I chopped up those veggies.

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Yes, that’s an awful lot of bell peppers and tomatoes for just one serving. I can’t help it. I just like the things!

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Next, grate some cheese!

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I combined those veggies and some bacon bits in a bowl…

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…added the chicken…

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…added the corn and black beans…

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And lastly, I added the cheese.

It was a great salad. It tasted just as good as it looked. The corn added a little sweetness to balance out the spicy chicken. Squeeze a sliced lime over the salad for an even greater taste. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this salad.

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A re-organized fridge…and a new snack station!

Happy Tuesday! I recently re-organized our fridge, but something just wasn’t working. When I went to the grocery store recently, I decided while cleaning the fridge and putting away the groceries that I’d do a bit of reorganizing.

We always seem to put things in the crisper drawers and then forget about them, causing them to spoil before we have the chance to eat them. I still had to put some veggies in the crisper, but I chose to use the fruit crisper to store water bottles. Water bottles take up a lot of room in our fridge, so this seems like a good way to corral them without taking up so much space.

We also created a healthy snack station in the top of our fridge. I’ve been coveting snack stations on Pinterest for several weeks and I decided to make one for myself. My family has cut fast food out of our diet, and we are transitioning toward removing processed foods from our diets as well. The snack station contains apple sauce, carrots in individually wrapped packs, string cheese and yogurt.

Fruits are stored on the shelf below the snack station. Look at all that yummy goodness! It makes me happy every time I open the fridge.

I am storing my snack station in glass loaf pans, because I am currently awaiting a shipment of these:

Glass food storage containers are awesome! So much easier to get clean, and so much more attractive. 

Everything else pretty much stayed the same.

Thanks for stopping by! Come by tomorrow for an easy, but delicious dinner idea! 
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