5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

Top 5 Avocado Desserts

5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

This week I wanted to feature one of my favorite fruits (yes it is a fruit!)… Avocados! 

We love avocados.

Avocados were actually Aidalyn’s first food. I picked it because it was a good source of healthy fats along with some carbs (very similar to the make-up of breastmilk).

Our bodies need fat.  Along with coconut oil and butter, avocado is a good source of healthy fats. 

Have your heard the great news? Eating Fat doesn’t make you fat (cue the choir singing “Hallelujah”). read more

Why I am a Trim Healthy Mama

 

Adapted from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stmaartenpiloot/6485367553/Why I am a Trim Healthy Mama

I like to eat. I really enjoy food. I look at recipes for fun. I don’t think I am the only one, but who knows I’m crazy like that. 

I used to think that to be thin you had to starve yourself and work out all the time. This thought process didn’t last long, thankfully, and I was able to heal my body with eating a whole food diet. However, I’m pretty sure I messed up my body’s ability to process sugar with going long periods without food or over exercising.  read more

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pie

sugar free, gluten free, egg free, low fat

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies

{Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Low Fat}

Oatmeal Cookies are a childhood favorite of mine. I love oatmeal cookies and cream together. These Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies are the prefect combination of both flavor and health benefits.

Apples are full of vitamins and minerals. They add a natural sweetness to the cookie as well. Oatmeal is a great food for fiber as well as for your heart. Oats are also good for stabilizing blood sugar because of its magnesium content.

Coconut milk is used for the cream to keep this dairy free. To create the full body of whipped cream, glucomanan is used to stiffen and keep the cream at a semi-solid. I love glucomannan and use it all the time. It is full of fiber and has been used for centuries in Japan. It can help fill you up, so you aren’t tempted to overeat. I buy mine glucomannan on Amazon. I love it as a thickener because, you can use it with cold foods. It doesn’t need to be heated to activate the absorbing properties. read more

8 Top Trim and Healthy Pancake Recipes

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8 Trim and Healthy Pancake recipes

Pancakes bring up so many warm and fuzzy feelings inside me. They just scream Saturday mornings with the family. Traditional pancake recipes are full of carbs and sugar (with fat too!). All these together do not help a mama stay Trim or Healthy. 

These Trim and Healthy Pancakes are the perfect solution for you and your family. Keep the traditions going with slow Saturday mornings and gather around the kitchen table with some yummy pancake goodness without the guilt or blood sugar swings. These will leave you satisfied and not crashing in an hour. read more

Why You Should Add Butter to Your Coffee

Week one we increased our water intake.

Week two we cut out sugar.

Are you feeling better already?

No more Sugar crashes or highs? We want to keep our blood sugar smooth and stable.

This next tip will help not only keep your sugar cravings at bay, but will also help you burn more fat, fuel your body and help you focus…

Want to know the secret??

Adapted from: http://glutendoctors.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-i-allow-butter-on-diary-free-diet.html

This week we are going to focus on Healthy Fats!  

Fats from animal and vegetables are so vital to our health. They are a “concentrated source of energy.” (Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon). Using fats as an energy source is also understood in Trim Healthy Mama‘s satisfying or S meals. read more

Trim and Healthy Christmas Goodies

Trim and Healthy Holiday Goodie Swap

A Trim and Healthy Holiday Goodie Swap Party! 

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is having a party where you all bake the best goodies to share. I would make all these tins full of goodies and give them to co-workers, neighbors and friends. It is an easy way to show people you are thinking about them without having a spend a whole lot of money during the holiday season. 

You can share these goodies with other Trim Healthy Mamas or you can show how easy it is to follow the plan and eat such tasty foods! 

Here is a list of the best Trim and Healthy Goodies to Swap at your holiday party!  read more

Baking With Coconut flour

low carb, low sugar, stevia

Baking with Coconut Flour 

Baking with coconut flour can be a great way to eat low carb, grain free and keep all your favorite breads and cakes in your diet. 

We’ve already talked about how great coconut oil is:

increasing metabolism, supporting immune system, promoting the absorption of vitamins, detoxing the body, promoting healthy cholesterol and heart health. Now we are going to talk about all those great benefits in a flour: Coconut flour.

 

Our bodies don’t tolerate grains very well (wheat, barley, oats…). They are filled with phytates that bind to minerals in our bodies like magnesium. This overtime can leave us deficient in vitamins and minerals. You can soak your grains to help reduce the phytates, but it may be easier to incorporate more grain free foods into your diet. read more

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a pretty powerful food. It is a saturated fat – meaning it is stable when heated and doesn’t have any trans fats and it won’t oxidize. Thankfully it tastes pretty good too! When cooking, this is our go-to oil.

Coconut oil has been shown to increase your metabolism, help with thyroid issues, speed up weight loss, and strengthen your immune system. Learn more about coconut oil from Dr. Mercola here.

I can eat fat and still lose weight? Coconut oil actually improves vitamin absorption when you eat it with other nutrient rich foods. So you will be full of energy, losing weight, and getting all the nutrients your body needs. This sounds amazing! read more