Black Friday, Pre-Order Blowout Sale!!

Are you ready to plan for success in 2020?
I have three classes scheduled that can get you started off on the right foot!

I am giving you the opportunity to get in on one or all of my first three group coaching opportunities of 2020! The groups are all discounted $10-$20 below what they will be priced at when registration opens for them next year! In addition, if you are a previous client of mine that means that you are eligible for 10% off any of my groups, including these sale prices! Thinking of doing more than one of the groups? If you purchase more than one you automatically get the previous client 10% off discount on the second group! Want to bring a friend along with you? I always offer a “bring a friend” refund! Once the group starts you and the friend you signed up with will both receive a refund! ($5 for 4-week groups, $10 for 6-week groups.) With all of these discount opportunities you don’t want to miss this opportunity! Plan now to make 2020 your best year ever!! Keep reading below to get all the details and to register!!

6-Week New Year~New You Accountability Group

This course will get your year going right! We will start on January 6th and run through February 16th. You will have a chance to check in daily for accountability. There will be 3 or 4 teaching and encouragement posts every day. There will also be a scale victory challenge with a prize; a non-scale victory challenge with a prize; and a random prize drawing as well! In addition to all that you will get daily access to me as your coach and a weekly check-in email for your personal questions! The next time registration opens for this challenge the cost will be $125 but if you register today you can do so for only $110! If you get a friend to sign up as well you will both receive a $10 refund on top of this sale price!! Also ~ Don’t forget that if you are a previous client you get 10% off even this sale price!! You can register for this group at THIS LINK. **Please see below for important details on all groups.

Leap Into Health No Cheat Challenge Group

Do you like a shorter course that is just as intense? We will start on February 1st and run through February 29th. You will have a chance to check in daily for accountability. There will be 2-3 teaching and encouragement posts every day. There will also be a prize drawing for those who complete the No-Cheat challenge as well! In addition to all that you will get daily access to me as your coach and a weekly check-in email for your personal questions! The next time registration opens for this challenge the cost will be $55 but if you register today you can do so for only $45! If you get a friend to sign up as well you will both receive a $5 refund on top of this sale price!! Also ~ Don’t forget that if you are a previous client you get 10% off even this sale price!! You can register for this group at THIS LINK. **Please see below for important details on all groups.

6-Week, Stubborn Losers Accountability Group

This course will challenge you to kick that stubborn weight to the curb! We will start on March 2nd and run through April 12th. You will have a chance to check in daily for accountability. There will be 3 or 4 teaching and encouragement posts every day. We will follow 6 different menus from the THM membership website. (Website membership is required for this course and included in the price). There will also be a scale victory challenge with a prize; a non-scale victory challenge with a prize; and a random prize drawing as well! In addition to all that you will get daily access to me as your coach and a weekly check-in email for your personal questions! The next time registration opens for this challenge the cost will be $135 but if you register today you can do so for only $115! If you get a friend to sign up as well you will both receive a $10 refund on top of this sale price!! Also ~ Don’t forget that if you are a previous client you get 10% off even this sale price!! You can register for this group at THIS LINK. **Please see below for important details on all groups. +++Please see note below for details on website membership.

**When I receive your registration I will send you an invoice for payment. Payment is due upon receipt. Discount is only good for registrations where payment is made within 24 hours. 100% refunds will be given within 72 hours of purchase. 50% refunds will be given to cancellations made 8 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be given after that.

+++The Stubborn Losers group requires a minimum 3-month membership to the THM membership website and it is included in the cost of the course. If you are not yet a member you will receive a $10-off coupon as well as a $15 gift certificate to purchase the website membership. If you are already a website member you will still be issued the $15 gift certificate since the cost is included in the price of the course. The website membership is VITAL to this course. You will not be able to participate fully in this course without it. You will have to be able to access the menus, recipes and videos yourself as they will not be directly shared in the group.

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Thanksgiving Picks ~ 2019

It is 10 days until Thanksgiving!! Do you have your menu ready? Whether you are hosting and providing all the food or you are just bringing a dish or two to a family or friend celebration I have a list that is sure to give you plenty of options! Some of these items are the same as last year’s picks and some new ones have been added. I think you will enjoy them all!!

The first thing on my menu is the turkey of course. I started using a “spatchcock” method for cooking my turkey lately and I highly recommend it! It cooks so much more quickly and evenly. Check out how to Spatchcock a Turkey and get a bonus gravy recipe HERE.

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Of course you can’t have a Thanksgiving feast with just meat! You are going to need some comforting side dishes as well. Using any of these options will add joy to your meal as well as adding health! You don’t need to skimp on comfort foods when you do them right. Here are my picks for the best things to enjoy alongside the bird with zero guilt or regret:

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Another Stuffing (S)
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Mashed Cauliflower (S or FP)
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Rolls (S)

You’ve cleaned your plate and even eaten a good amount of vegetables! Good for you! Now you are going to want to indulge in a special dessert! Even those who are not following THM are going to love these options! I suggest the following:

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Pecan Pie (S)

Holidays usually mean special drinks as well. Some people like hot drinks and some prefer cold. Here are my favorites for both hot and cold drinks. Some, like the cranberry wassail, can be served either way!

How is your holiday planning going? Are you looking toward next year yet? I am! In fact I am having a pre-order blowout sale on the first three group sessions I am hosting in 2020! Keep your eyes open for details!

Don’t miss out on this sale! It will run from 12am to 11:59pm on Black Friday and offer deep discounts on the first three group sessions I will run in 2020! Be sure to come back and check it out!

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Makeover Monday ~ Quick Corn Casserole

It is  Monday, so it is time for another recipe makeover. I love to take favorite recipes and make them THM friendly. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is thinking that healthy eating means never having their favorite foods again. The truth is that you can make a healthy version of almost any meal. And most meals don’t require that much work to re-make!

We are fast approaching the holidays and with that comes all of the traditional holiday favorite dishes! I am currently running a Holiday accountability group and one of the members asked me if I would remake the traditional Jiffy Corn Casserole. I have often made and loved this recipe in the past and I have no idea why I had never tried to remake it. Turns out it was super simple to do. It barely took me any more time than the original recipe and it is still super delicious!

The original recipe uses a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix. Well, that little box is a dietary nightmare, containing white flour, corn meal and sugar. So the first step is to make your own dry mix. This was easily done. I used Masa (which is treated ground corn, easier on the blood sugar than regular corn flour), oat fiber and THM Sweet Blend. You could also use THM Baking Blend instead of Oat Fiber if you wanted to instead. If you choose to use a DIY Baking blend you will need to watch the fat content to keep this from becoming a crossover.

One other note about the ingredients in this casserole. This is an E recipe and I used whole eggs which are an S ingredient on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. However this recipe make at least 8-10 servings. At those portion sizes you get 11 – 14g net carbs and 1-1.5g fat per serving which is well within the number range for a THM E meal. If you wanted to add fat from other sources and did not want any fat coming from this dish you can choose to use 1/2 cup egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs in this recipe.

What You Will Need:

Quick Corn Casserole ~ THM E

My take on the traditional corn casserole, no boxed mix required!
Course: Side Dish
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Oat Fiber
  • 1/2 cup Masa
  • 2 tsp THM Sweet Blend
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/2 tsp glucomannan or xanthan gum
  • 1 can whole kernel corn not drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn creamed in food processor
  • 2 eggs can use 1/2 c egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a casserole dish with non stick spray.
  • Place oat fiber, masa, sweet blend, baking powder, salt and glucomannan in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Place one can of corn, not drained into a food processor or blender and process until it is the consistency of creamed corn. (Note, it will be more runny than traditional creamed corn. Don't worry, your thickening agents are in your dry mix.)
  • Place "creamed corn", second can of whole kernel corn (not drained), Greek yogurt and eggs in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add dry ingredient mix to wet ingredients and stir to combine. You can use a spatula or a large whisk. Pour mixture into a well greased casserole dish.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until top is golden and the center does not jiggle. It should be creamy, but not liquidy. The larger your casserole dish, the less bake time you will need.

Notes

Because this is an E recipe and I have used whole eggs I want to break down the nutritional facts for you.
This entire recipe has 110g net carbs and 10g fat. 
That means that when you divide it into 8-10 servings you are looking a between 11 & 14g net carbs and 1 – 1.5g fat per serving. This fits very well into an E setting. You can choose to use egg whites in this recipe to eliminate any fat in it if you’d like, just substitute 1/2 c egg whites for the two eggs. I chose to use the whole eggs because the orignal recipe called for quite a bit of fat and I did not want to take the fat out all together.

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like me to THM’ify? Comment below and I will see what I can do!

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New Video Course Available

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In this intro video I give lots of great tips on how to get started on your healthy journey with the Trim Healthy Mama approach that you can use whether or not you ever join one of my classes or hire me as a coach. I also share with you my heart on the best way to make a change for life, how to make this something that sticks instead of another short term sprint.

You get all this info for just $5 and you will never have me hunting you down just because you watched the video, I promise! If after you watch the video you decide you do want to join one of my groups or hire me as an individual coach then you will get that $5 investment taken off of the price of whatever group or package you choose.

To sign up for the video simply go to this page on my blog to register for the video. This will not sign you up for anything else, so don’t worry about that, you simply have to register for access to the video. You won’t receive anything else unless you ask for it. https://myhealthyjourneyforlife.com/courses/

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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

It is not Monday but I have another makeover recipe for you this week! This one was created by my daughter!

This past weekend was my husbands birthday. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting has always been his favorite. Because of this my daughter really wanted to make him a healthy version of his favorite. Without me knowing about it she found a couple recipes and converted them on her own and the outcome was delicious!

The secret ingredient in the cake (which is a remake of this homemade yellow cake) is a bit of peanut flour. It does not really give the cake an overwhelming peanut butter flavor (there is just a hint) but it does add something to both the taste and texture of the finished cake.

The secret to the frosting (which is a variant of a buttercream) is a bit of stabilized whipped cream. Butter creams call for a lot of powdered sugar and you really don’t need to use that much of an alternative sweetener like gentle sweet. To make up for the loss of volume she added a bit of whipped cream. The icing is delicious! (And I am not even an icing fan!)

To everyone’s surprise this cake was great right out of the oven! If you are experienced with baked goods made with alternative sweeteners, often you want to make them a day ahead to get the best flavor. With this cake you could make and serve it the same day without worrying about whether or not it will taste good enough. Bonus! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

What You Will Need:

Cake Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting ~ THM S

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Sarah Herron

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour
  • 1 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 cup THM Super Sweet
  • 3 1/2  tsp.  baking powder
  • tsp.  mineral salt
  • 1 1/4  cup  nut milk
  • 1/8  cup  coconut oil melted
  • 1/2  cup  butter (1 Stick) softened
  • tbsp.  vanilla extract
  • large eggs

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/3  cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp Just Gelatin
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • tbsp  unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/3  cups  THM Gentle Sweet must be powdered
  • 1 tsp pure stevia powder
  • 3/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • tsps  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  tsp  mineral salt

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together baking blend, peanut flour, sweeteners, baking powder, and salt.
  • Place softened butter into stand mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  • Place dry ingredients into stand mixer and combine with butter for 30 seconds.
  • Add milk, oil, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium-high for one minute.
  • Pour batter into two well greased cake pans. To insure that cakes will not stick you may wish to line the bottom of the pans with a parchment circle. Bake at 350. For 9-inch pans it will take 20-25 minutes. For cupcakes start checking around 15 minutes.
  • Cool before frosting.

Frosting Instructions

  • Dissolve the gelatin in hot water.
  • Begin whipping the heavy cream with a whisk attachment on your mixer. While mixing slowly pour in the gelatin mixture. (It should still be warm enough to pour as a liquid but not extremely hot. If it is too cool it will gel up in your whipped cream instead of blending in.)
  • Beat to stiff peaks and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a high powered hand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until it is smooth, about 1 minute. (This step is incredibly important for a smooth frosting. I skipped it which is why my frosting is a bit lumpy.)
  • Add the sweeteners and cocoa powder to the bowl and beat until combined.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, slowly stream in the milk and vanilla extract then add the salt and continue beating until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed, about 2 minutes.
  • Increase the speed to high and beat the frosting for an additional 2 minutes. Add in the whipped cream mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Use the frosting immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. (If you refrigerate the frosting, you may want to re-blend it for a few seconds in the mixer before using it.)

To Assemble the layer cake

  • Place one layer of the cooled cake onto a serving plate.
  • Spread 1/3 of the frosting (about 1 cup) over the top of the layer.
  • Top with second cooled cake layer.
  • Spread remaining frosting over the top and around the sides of the cake. If you are using the frosting you just made it may be a little soft and want to run down the sides. To firm up the icing, put the icing on top of the cake and refrigerate it for about 10 minutes before spreading the icing down the sides. This will give you more control over the icing.
  • Serve immediately or put into the refrigerator for storage.

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