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Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

This is an easy recipe for Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip using simple ingredients.

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 with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

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 Keto Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

This keto chocolate muffin in a mug recipe is perfect for curbing your chocolate cravings without the carbs. It’s a great keto friendly dessert or snack! When I was pregnant, I had gestational diabetes. I found that eating low carb was the easiest way for me to control my blood sugar from spiking. But I had intense pregnancy cravings! This was the recipe that I made almost daily to give me extra protein and curb my cravings the low carb way.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Can you eat chocolate on keto?

Chocolate can be enjoyed on a keto diet, but it’s important to choose the right type of chocolate and consume it in moderation due to its carb content. read more

Baked Avocado Breakfast Recipe

Good morning, breakfast enthusiasts! Today, we’re about to turn the most versatile fruit (yes, you read that right) into the star of your morning routine – avocados! Buckle up because we’re diving into the delightful realm of a baked avocado breakfast recipe. Forget what you thought you knew about this green powerhouse; we’re about to show you a whole new way to kickstart your day with creamy, baked perfection. Whether you’re a seasoned avocado lover or someone just stepping into the world of breakfast innovation, get ready for a delicious treat that will redefine your morning routine. So, grab your avocados and let’s bake up a breakfast that’s not just tasty but also packed with all the goodness avocados have to offer. Rise and shine with the joy of a baked avocado breakfast that’s as easy as it is scrumptious! read more

Instant Pot Low Carb Hearty Italian Soup  

This Instant Pot Low Carb Hearty Italian Soup is perfect for stay warm and fueling your body throughout the colder months.

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!

What is an Instant Pot?

I don’t know about you, but I honestly don’t know how I survived before I had my own Instant Pot. This versatile kitchen appliance can cook so many different recipes in such a fast amount of time it really is incredible. read more

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

This low carb broccoli tuna casserole bake is the perfect easy and budget friendly recipe your family will love to see on the dinner table. Anything that you can throw in a casserole dish that fills your family up and tastes delicious is a win in my book. We love a good keto friendly tuna casserole with broccoli!

 
Embracing a Low Carb and Keto Lifestyle: A Mom’s Guide to Health and Wellness

Today, let’s delve into a topic that’s been making waves in the wellness world – the low carb and ketogenic (or keto) lifestyle. If you’ve been curious about what these diets entail and the benefits they offer, you’re in the right place! 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? read more

Why You Should Eat Butter

For many years, I thought that eating butter and extra fat was “bad” or at least unhealthy. Thankfully, I understand more about eating healthy and making better food choices. Today we are going to talk more about why you should eat butter and how it is actually good for you!

Steps to a Healthier You

I have shared easy steps you can start today towards a happier and healthier body. We have already covered drinking more water each day and cutting out the sugar. Now we are going to focus on adding something back in – healthy fats! read more

What is Stevia?

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What is Stevia?

We learned in Cut the Sugar, that we need to make changes to reduce the sugar in our diets. I am so excited to see more and more Stevia products on the shelves. This is great news for people wanting a zero calorie, healthy sugar alternative.

What is Stevia exactly? 

Stevia is actually derived from a plant. It is related to a daisy and ragweed (I’ll take the daisy, thank you!). The Stevia plant can be found in Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina and it is cultivated in China. You can even grow it yourself if you want! Stevia has zero calories and is 200 times sweeter than sugar without affecting blood sugar. Since it is sweeter than sugar, a little goes a long way! You also don’t want to over do Stevia because there can be too much of a good thing, then it will taste bitter.

Some studies showed that consuming other artificial sweeteners increased sugar consumption and eating, but not so with Stevia. People who consumed a meal with stevia instead of sugar did not eat more and had lower blood sugar following meal (Win, win!). 

Stevia is more than just a sugar substitute: Livescience.com says that “stevia also served as a treatment for burns, colic, stomach problems and sometimes as a contraceptive.” Pretty neat stuff here!

Stevia Sweetened Kettle Corn

Is Stevia Safe? 

100daysofrealfood.com explains that not all Stevia is created equal.  read more