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New You New Years!!!

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New Years is next week! I know you are already thinking about what you are wanting for 2014. Some of you make the same resolutions every year and by February they are already a thing of the past.

This year will be different. This year you will make a change and stick to it!

How? You may ask. Because We are all going to be a part of New You New Years!!!

So lets talk about what New You New Years is going to look like. Every week, a new challenge will be presented to focus on the whole week. It may be to eat one vegetable at lunch and dinner. Or maybe it could be focusing on eliminating white sugar for the week. Maybe we could even focus on adding a 20 minute walk in or another exercise each day for a week.  read more

6 Best Trim Holiday Drinks!

Trim Healthy Mama, sugar freeHolidays are the time to share with friends and family. This year you can share how you are staying Trim and enjoying all of your Trim Holiday Drinks! 

No need to let this holiday season be an excuse for added pounds. These Holiday Drinks are the perfect solution to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistband!

YOU CAN ENJOY THESE TRIM HOLIDAY DRINKS WITHOUT ANY GUILT!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake

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Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Frozen Sugar Free Eggnog

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Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

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Sugar Free Hot Chocolate stevia, trim healthy mama

I hope you enjoy all these trim holiday drinks this year and next! Remember to get your copy of Trim Healthy Mama so you can stay Trim throughout the whole year!  read more

7 Ways to Use Cranberry Sauce

cranberriesCranberries are in season! I love cranberries for many reasons.

They are tart and add a nice flavor to turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving. They are great paired with pumpkin in muffins and breads. And they make a great No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce!

They are also very healthy for you!

Cranberries are high in antioxidants. They are great for keeping your urinary track healthy. Cranberries are considered one of the World’s Healthiest Foods. It is very high in vitamin C, so it will keep you healthy during the sick season.

Here are my top picks for using cranberries this season:

1) Eat it with Oatmeal

Cook 1/2 cup of oats with 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce. Season with salt and stevia. Top with some stevia sweetened greek yogurt!

2) Use as a spread or topping on bread

My No Sugar Added Cranberry sauce is a Fuel Pull (meaning low carbs and low fat for Trim healthy Mamas) so it could be on a piece of sourdough bread or some coconut flour bread or almond flour bread.  read more

How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally
How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

Pregnancy is such a wonderful, joyous time.

You are growing a human being inside you, what could be more special?

Then you go to your 27 weeks appointment and they tell you that you have gestational diabetes…

What??? 

For me this came at such a shock the first time. I was very small when I got pregnant, probably below 120 pounds. I wasn’t gaining excessive weight during pregnancy. I was working out almost every day (waking up at 5 am and going to the gym). I ate very healthy (whole foods primarily).

And I had gestational diabetes?!? read more

Trim Healthy Stir Fry – Fuel Pull

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Trim Healthy Stir Fry (Fuel Pull)

 

I love Chinese take out… I love Chinese food!

These do not make me a Trim Healthy Mama…

But thankfully my favorite part of Chinese food is the vegetables.

Here is my take on a Better than Take out – or Take out-Fake out Chinese Stir fry.

This Trim Healthy Stir Fry uses glucomannan to thicken it. This is amazing stuff if you haven’t tried it yet. You can read more about glucomannan here. It is a thickener that is gluten free, carb free, and taste free (so you can add it to anything!). You can thicken puddings, soups, or Trim Healthy Sir Fries.  read more

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I found this recipe several months ago and fell in love with the simplicity and flavor of this pizza crust. You won’t believe it is grain free! It is so versatile in that you can choose whatever toppings or sauce you want. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

It does have cheese in it, so you may want to avoid it if you are prone to being sensitive to dairy products.

Click this link to see it from Your Lighter Side.

Credit from Your Lighter Side

Maybe you can try this pizza out this weekend!

What are your favorite pizza toppings? read more

Grocery Shopping

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This week’s meal plan includes:

Eggs for breakfast with spinach and various fruits (cantaloupe, pears, apples, strawberries, bananas)

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe (Photo credit: eddie.welker)

Baked Salmon on a Bed of Salad greens

Roasted Eggplant with Beef Marinara Sauce on top

Beef Burgers on a bed of Salad Greens

Sides:

Baked Zucchini with coconut oil and mozzarella

Roasted baby carrots

Roasted sweet potatoes

That’s all I got! What are you fixing for dinner this week?

Buffalo Burgers and a bath

Tried a new recipe last night:

Buffalo, Spinach, and Quinoa Burgers – Original idea here

Ingredients

1/2 cup (dry) quinoa
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
2 eggs
1 tsp of Garlic powder                                                                                             1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 lb ground Buffalo

Directions

1. Cook quinoa to package instructions. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Place in a large bowl.
2. Add spinach, egg and spices to bowl. Mix well with a fork.
3. Add buffalo and combine with clean hands. Form into equal patties.
4. Cook in a skillet on medium-high heat with coconut oil to desired doneness, or in a 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. read more