Chili for a Crowd

How do you Feed a Crowd??

I can’t believe our first ever business retreat was this past weekend (and a huge success!!!)

This was totally on our dream board for about a year –

a) to own a house that could host such an event and

b) actually have people come, haha!

Our main goal was to build stronger connections with each other and encourage each other to develop their skills to build their dream job.

the-weekend

With our first retreat under our belts, I’m already looking forward to the next one!! When planning an overnight retreat, of course my first question is… what are we going to eat?? Haha!  It’s starting to get chilly here in North West Arkansas, so my first thoughts went to a great chili! read more

In a Pinch Quick Pizza

 

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In a Pinch Quick Pizza

Pizzas are an American staple. The most pizzas are ordered the night before Thanksgiving each year. Sometimes we want and easy, quick pizza fix. In a Pinch Quick Pizza is perfect for a quick lunch or even a heavier snack that will stay with you longer. You can easily just make it for one or make it for your family. I used Joseph Pita breads and lavash breads.

You can make your own Pitas and quick crust following these recipes: 

Gluten Free Pita Breads in 18 minutes

Simple Zero Carb Pizza Crust 

Coconut Flour Flat Bread

These recipes would be easy to make extra of and freeze to have handy when you needed a In a Pinch Quick Pizza.  read more

Healthy Chicken a la King

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Healthy Chicken a la King

 

I had a reader ask for a request recipe makeover: Chicken a la King. I felt up to the challenge to make this dish healthy. So I pulled out my Roshto Family Cookbook and found our family recipe. 

Chicken a la King Family recipe

It looked fairly simple overall. I did some digging online and looked at Food Network’s recipe and Allrecipes. Every Chicken a la King recipe I found was different.

The key ingredients seemed to be chicken, mushrooms, onions in a creamy seasoned sauce. Some recipes served with pasta while others served with biscuits. read more

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Spinach

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs and Spinach

This crockpot meatball dinner is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. It is hearty and full flavored for filling your appetite. My husband said it was the perfect dinner for a winter night.

The inspiration came from the grocery store. I was shopping this past weekend and I saw these chicken and mozzarella Italian meatballs that were all natural at Krogers. They were Aidelle’s brand. I was really impressed with the ingredients and they were perfectly low carb for a satisfying dinner.

Creamy Spinach and Meatballs

I really wanted to pair these with a creamy sauce. I wasn’t sure starting off what vegetables I wanted to match with the Italian and cheese flavors. Then it finally came to me: Spinach! read more

No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce (THM – FP)

cranberry sauceTis the Season for Turkey and Cranberry Sauce! It is Thanksgiving!!

You are a Trim Healthy Mama this year, but you can’t go through Thanksgiving without the essential cranberry sauce to top your juicy turkey dinner.

Leave the can at the store.

This cranberry sauce is so easy and is a great start to begin transforming your traditional turkey dinner into a whole food’s feast. It is also sugar free!! So it won’t send your blood sugar through the roof, then crashing an hour later. 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