(2014) I have just became familiar with the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating. I’m just getting started so I wanted to post some THM recipes, menus, tips and pictures here while I begin on my THM journey. Baby steps…:)
Some of these meals may not be correct. As I read the book I’ll become more familiar with the plan and will be making adjustments in my diet and here on this page. (The 2014 holidays sidetracked me and I was off this plan for a while but rededicated August 2015.)
I hope this page inspires you! If you’re a THM Pro, be sure to leave me a comment and help direct me on this journey. 🙂
S (satisfying) meals are low carb with healthy fats such as cheese, coconut oil, and real butter.
E (energizing) meals are low fat with healthy grains such as homemade sourdough bread, Ezekiel bread, sweet potatoes, or quinoa.
The sisters have a new cookbook out and a new simplified THM plan book. (affiliate links) So excited! I’ve seen so many pictures of the delicious sounding recipes from the new book that I just had to order it! The price is good, too. 🙂 (click on the pics to see more detail)
Here’s a recipe I tried today – THM (E) Banana Bread made with gluten free oat flour (ground up oats) and all kinds of yummy stuff. Here’s my photo. The recipe can be found on Whole Food Mom on a Budget. The only changes I made were to add 1/2 cup sweetener (instead of 1/3) and a dash of cinnamon. It was absolutely delicious and I give it a ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 heart rating! 🙂
E Dessert: Banana Bread Strawberry Shortcake (made with one slice of the E banana bread, topped with a few smashed strawberries and a squirt of whipped topping) Delicious! This was a very small portion, only a few bites.
S Lunch: Thin and Crispy Crust Pizza – Joseph’s Pita Bread (5 net carbs) topped with mayo, Parm cheese, fresh tomato slices, green onions, 2 slices salami, a little local breakfast sausage, and some mozzarella cheese.
(NOTE: I eat almost all my meals on a small 8″ or so plate.)
E lunch: Taco Salad Crunch Delicious salad with a some crunch from a few baked blue corn chips. Yum! Recipe can be found at Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen.
E Lunch: 2 Wasa crackers spread with 1 wedge of LC Cheese (1.5 fat) and topped with 97% fat free deli ham with 1/2 apple…Feedback: That is a good E. (If you find it doesn’t fill you or hold you 3 hours, you could always add a little more protein, some non starchy veggies, and the whole apple.)
,,,S Side: Fried Radishes (low carb) that I ate as a side to my burger. Radishes sliced and fried in a little bacon grease with a some diced onion and seasonings.
E supper: Tuna patties (water packed, with about 1/4 c oat flour & a little egg whites to hold it together, fried in 1 teaspoon coconut oil), sweet potato with Greek yogurt, green beans, and some cantaloupe —will drop the fruit next time. Was told this: You want to be careful with higher carb items like the sweet potato combined with the cantaloup. Melons tend to be a bit higher glycemic and are best alone with lean protein sources for your E meals. That with the sweet potato (the book recommends 1 medium) might be a bit over the 45 grams of carbs. Love what you did with the tuna! Great idea.
Shared on the FB group page and used with permission (by Katrina B Self)
E Lunch: Per Katrina- fresh farm raised fruit and vegetables…who can say no. I tried to add protein with laughing cow cheese, wasa crackers and chicken breast lunch meat. And no that yogurt is a dip…Spicy ranch…won’t eat all of it. …(That looks and sounds amazing, Katrina! – especially the spicy dip idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.)
E Breakfast: overnight oatmeal with diced apples, cinnamon, and pan seared lean deli ham
The famous SHRINKER, all day sipper drink. See the girls do a video of the recipe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBE6m0peaM&safe=active
In an E meal, if you are eating a lean protein from the meats or dairy listed for E, you can eat freely from these and not count the fats as long as they are 96% or above FF.!
Want an E meal? The end of Chapter 9 has a handy list of things to choose from! Keep fuels separate, wait three hours between meals/ snacks.
We don’t count the fats in our main protein source such as:
chicken or turkey breast (without skin)
0 Greek Yogurt
Wild Caught Salmon
Example: E meal- 2 slices is Ezekiel bread, 2 slices of lean turkey bacon, and 1 c of lowfat is ff cottage cheese or yogurt with 1/2 cup of whatever fruit.
The cottage cheese or yogurt will be my main protein source, so I don’t count the carbs in that because it’s either lowfat or fat free. I would count the fat in the turkey bacon, because it’s not a true lean protein, and it’s my secondary protein.
In an S meal: you don’t count the carbs in your main protein source.
Most will show a carb count. You just want to make sure sugar isn’t in the ingredients. If not- eat freely of it.
This only applies to your main source of protein.
I basically always have protein and non starchy vegetables. And I know that if I want to I can add either fat or a carb and I don’t mix the two.
1. S= more than 5g of fat and less than 10gcarbs
2. E= less than 5g of fat and more than10g carbs (up to45g)
3. FP= less than 5g fat and 10 g carbs.
Until I am confident of using THM I’ve been mostly sticking to the list under each section and not worrying about ” numbers”.
***Approved – On Plan QUEST Bars:***
Double Chocolate Chunk (6g fat – Light S)
Cinnamon Roll (6g Fat – Light S)
Lemon Cream Pie (5g Fat – Light S)
Coconut Cashew (6g Fat – Light S)
Strawberry Cheesecake (4.5g Fat – Fuel Pull)
Banana Nut Muffin (5g Fat – Fuel Pull)
Chocolate Peanut Butter (5g Fat – Fuel Pull)
These are the only ones on plan. The others all use Splenda.
Light, Deep, and Heavy S explained:
light S = more than 1 tsp of fat, but still fairly light in fat
heavy S = high fat; fat from many sources (cheese, nuts, etc)
deep S = high fat, but with fat from pure sources (meat, oil. etc)