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Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

Here’s my latest creation!

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon read more

1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

Baked Avocado Breakfast Recipe

If you are trying to follow a low carb or Keto lifestyle, getting healthy fats every day is so important!

 

Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious and healthy breakfast with only 2 main ingredients!

 

Ingredients

*1 Large Whole Avocado

*2 Eggs

*Salt and Pepper

*Fresh Herbs (Optional)

*Fresh Lemon (Optional)

 

 

Instructions

1. Cut the avocado, remove the seed and open up the inside of the avocado a bit to hold the egg.

2. Crack the egg and pour into the opening of the avocado (1 egg per half avocado).

3. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.

4. Bake at 425F (220C) for for 15 Minutes.

5. Top with Fresh Herbs and Lemon to taste.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

P.S. For more healthy tips & recipes, check out my Recipe Archive!

Instant Pot Low Carb Hearty Italian Soup  

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe this was low carb 

 

Even better, it took less than an hour to prepare and could be done completely in my Instant Pot!

 

I’m always looking for a quick and easy meal I can throw together in my Instant Pot. This ONE appliance has made it so much easier for me to cook more healthy meals at home – that tastes delicious!

 

You are going to love this! 

 

 

Ingredients

* 2 lb ground beef
* 2 bags of frozen cauliflower florets 

* 1 bag of frozen onion and pepper blend
* 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
* 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
* 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar
* 1.5 quarts of beef broth
* 2 teaspoons arrowroot mixed with enough water to make a paste
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream read more

My Current Smoothie ADDICTION!

Yummy!!! This recipe is SO delicious!

 

I’m a busy mom… and there are just some days that I don’t have time to eat – I know crazy, right!?!

 

Plus, there are just some days I need my chocolate fix and don’t want to ruin my diet. This mama needs some help!!

Enter in my current smoothie addiction!! Haha!

 

Thankfully, this addiction won’t ruin my diet or my blood sugar because it uses my favorite protein powder! I love it because it is only 100 calories per scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar. I love this stuff!

 

You can throw everything into the blender and meal time – or snack time is ready!

When you find a recipe this good and this simple and delicious, you just have to share it! So here it is!

 

Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie

 

Ingredients:
8 oz. Almond Milk
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 tbs of Almond butter
1 tbs of cocoa
1 tsp of Almond extract
Crushed ice

Instructions:

1. Add ingredients to blender (milk first)
2. Add ice to desired consistency (I love lots of ice)
3. Blend until smooth.

 

Profit Smoothie

 

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7 Ways to Help a New Mom

 

It is a special time for a new mom following the birth of a child.

So many emotions are going through a new mom’s head: I’m not pregnant any more! This is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen! Will I get my waist back? I’m already exhausted! Will I ever sleep through the night again? Are they breathing? Am I doing this right? They are so tiny! Oww I need a Tylenol… And this is just in the first 5 minutes!

Everyone wants to help a new mom out, but sometimes we forget what they need the most. Moms need to relax and recover for at least 2 weeks following birth. Having a baby is no easy task for a mom’s body to go through. If they push themselves too soon, they could hemorrhage or develop mastitis.

This is the perfect time to offer to help them out and let them do what only they can do: Take care of the baby. baby postpartum new mom dad birth help

Here is my list of ways that my family and friends helped me the most following my births: 

1) Keep the older kids entertained. 

Aidalyn was 2.5 years old when Annaleigh was born. Luckily, Aidalyn did well with the extra TV time that she had while we were all recovering from Annaleigh’s birth. My mom was such a huge help to us before Annaleigh was born and right after. She stayed with us for about 5 weeks total, helping me with Aidalyn and the house. Not having to worry about Aidalyn helped me give my full attention to recovering and taking care of Annaleigh.

2) Cook meals for the family

Following both of my births, my church family really helped me out by cooking meals for 2 weeks. Having a hot meal coming each night was so amazing. I didn’t have to worry about what we were going to eat and it helped us all recover by being able to relax at dinner time. We used Sign up Genius to schedule meals and it made the process so easy.

3) Do laundry

Births and babies generate a lot of laundry. Adam’s mom and my mom both helped me with laundry following the births of my girls. It is not glamorous by any means, but it is such a HUGE deal to a new mom to not have to worry about.

4) Clean the kitchen and put dishes away.

Just like the laundry, this is not a fun job to do… but some things just have to get done and we don’t want our new mom to feel like it is her job. Ask her what would make the biggest help to her (maybe it is unloading the dishwasher or wiping down the counter tops). Everyone has that one thing that bugs them, see if you can scratch that off her “to-do” list.

5) Let Mom get a shower

Getting a shower and feeling normal again is so important to a new mom. She will be pouring all of herself into this new little baby and forget she needs to care for herself too. Newborns will want to be held all the time, so showers and baths become a luxury.

6) Text her to see if she needs anything from diaper cream to coffee. 

New moms don’t always know what they need until after the baby arrives (or they run out of something faster than expected!) Don’t call, just in case she is sleeping or dealing with the baby. A text allows her to get to your message at her convenience. She can reply and let you know if she needs anything from the store.

7) Let her know you are there if she needs to talk or ask advice.  read more

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

 

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

This Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake is a special request for my dad. He loves tuna casseroles and is really trying to eat healthier these days along with our whole family. I made a similar recipe for Thanksgiving that was just a broccoli casserole. This adds in some great protein from the tuna (or salmon) to get good Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

I love broccoli. I love it in casseroles, in stir-fries, and as a simple side dish. Broccoli is so healthy for your too, full of vitamins and minerals. read more

Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry

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 Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry

 

Oh Yummy. I love curry. This is such an easy recipe for a Crockpot Chicken Curry. Adam and I love Indian food. We have a few Indian restaurants around here, but I love being able to have a good curry at home.

Adam bought me a great Indian Cookbook a few years ago that really focused on the main spices in Indian dishes. There are no crockpot recipes in that cookbook, haha. I did learn a lot of the flavors though.

You could additionally top this Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry with some Greek yogurt.

We served it with riced cauliflower because we are trying to eat lower carb meals. You can serve with brown rice if you like.

Adam says it is a good balanced curry because it isn’t too hot, yet has a lot of good flavor. He also enjoyed the riced cauliflower with it. Aidalyn just ate the chick peas plain, haha. My little picky eater.

For Trim Healthy Mama’s This Easy Curry would be an Energizing meal because of the carbs in the chick peas. Using Lite coconut milk allows us to keep the fat low enough to be considered an energizing meal. Check your lite coconut milk grams of fat. Mine had 4.5 grams in 1/3 cup of coconut milk. This easy crockpot chicken curry serves about 6.

I hope you enjoy my Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry! 

 

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Do you enjoy Indian dishes? What are your favorites?

 

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

We are having a snow filled winter here in Virginia. This Louisiana girl doesn’t know what all this white stuff is that keeps falling from the sky. Thankfully, I don’t have much reason to leave the house when it snows so I get to stay warm and cook for my family.

I love cooking this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup on a snow day when it has all morning to simmer. Soup is the perfect winter meal. 

Soup can be a lunch or dinner during the winter months to warm and satisfy you. Bone broths are so full of nutrients that keep you and your family healthy during the sick months. Broths are also one of the 4 foods that all kids should be eating!  This is one that your kids will want to eat two bowls full of. What kid can resist cheese?

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

Cheeseburger soup is full of all the cheese and meat that you would expect from a cheeseburger with all the vegetables that you love from a vegetable soup. It is the perfect combination. You can adjust the vegetables that your family loves the most. We found some local squash this past week, so it was just the right vegetable to include in this low carb soup.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup

I like to add a little glucomannan into my soup to thicken it with no added carbs and staying gluten free. I buy mine off of amazon. You can probably also find it in your local health food store (or use xanthan gum or another thickener if you like).

 

I hope you enjoy this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup as much as we do.

What are your favorite vegetables to add into a low carb soup?

 

P.S. Looking for a way to help your kids get more Fruits and Veggies in their diet WITHOUT them complaining about it? Check out this helpful little trick I use daily!

 

 

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