Dinner, E, FP, Recipe, S

Goulash ~ THM S, E or FP

This is comfort food at its finest! Warm, savory and hearty; this will fast become a go to, family favorite recipe! I have made some additions to my go-to recipe to give this dish an even more nutritious punch. Adding some crumbled mushrooms to the ground meat bulks it up without adding any different flavor. Also, you can make this meal fit into any simply by changing the fat content of your meat and the type of noodle!

For an E, use a bean based noodle (elbow or penne shapes work great, but any shape will do. If you use spaghetti break the length into thirds) and be sure to use 96% lean ground meat. You can add a dollop of greek yogurt and a wedge of light laughing cow cheese when you serve if desired.

For an S you can use any ground meat you’d like. Use Dreamfields pasta or konjac based noodles. You can add sour cream and cheese when serving if you’d like.

For FP, make sure you use 96% lean ground meat and konjac based noodles. Enjoy a dollop of Greek yogurt and a wedge of light laughing cow cheese when serving if desired.

If you choose to use konjac noodles be sure to leave the water out of the recipe. Enjoy!!

Goulash made with Konjac Noodles

You Will Need:

  • ground meat
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • garlic
  • water (omit if using konjac noodles)
  • tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes
  • soy sauce or Bragg’s Aminos
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • bay leaves
  • mineral salt
  • pasta (Dreamfields, bean pasta or konjac noodles)

Goulash ~ THM S, E or FP

Comfort food at its finest!
Servings: 8
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground meat
  • 1 pound mushrooms processed into crumbles
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups water do not add water if you are using konjac noodles
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or Bragg’s aminos
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp mineral salt
  • 1 box uncooked pasta Dreamfields for S, Bean Pasta for E, or Konjac Noodles for FP or S

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven or stock pot on medium-high heat, brown ground beef (be sure to use 96% lean for E or FP) till pink is almost gone and then add the finely processed mushrooms and continue to cook until meat is cooked through and mushrooms are cooked down. Remove meat mixture to a colander to drain.
  • Place chopped onions and garlic in the pan and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Return meat mixture to the pan with the onions and garlic. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT for pasta and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (If you are using konjac based noodles you can add them now and cook for the full remaining time.)
  • Stir in the pasta, cover and simmer on low for another 25 minutes. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves and serve.

Notes

This recipe can be an E, S or FP on the THM plan.
For an E, use a bean based noodle (penne shape works great, but any shape will do. If you use spaghetti break the length into thirds) and be sure to use 96% lean ground meat. You can add a dollop of greek yogurt or a wedge of light laughing cow cheese when you serve if desired.
For an S you can use any ground meat you’d like. Use Dreamfields pasta or konjac based noodles. You can add sour cream and cheese when serving if you’d like. 
For FP, make sure you use 96% lean ground meat and konjac based noodles. Enjoy a dollop of Greek yogurt and a wedge of light laughing cow cheese when serving if desired.

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Sale, THM

Flash Sale

All the info you need on the Flash Sale is here!!

The following items will be on sale:

NATURAL BURSTS (we are launching our new 6 tomorrow which are chocolate, vanilla, peanut, butter, banana and apricot so that means all 12 will be back in stock and on sale)

COLLAGEN

BAKING BLEND

CINNAMON & CHOCOLATE CUFFINS

DARK CHOCOLATE BARS 5-PACK (blowing these out and we won’t have more until we are manufacturing ourselves)

TRIMHEALTHYMEMBERSHIP.com 3-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: reg $24.99/sale $9.99

WORKINS

I would truly appreciate it if you would consider shopping through my link. Your price will always remain the same!
www.store.trimhealthymama.com/?ref=139

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Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Makeover Monday, Recipe, S

Makeover Monday ~ Orange (or Orange Cranberry) Scones

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!

My daughter requested this recipe and I was all to eager to comply! One of my favorite things to get at Panera Bread (known as St. Louis Bread Company around here) is their orange scone. It is delicious, but it is NOT kind to the waist-line. I used this recipe for inspiration. This variation is not quite as thick as the Panera version, but it is a wonderful substitute anyway! A tender biscuit texture that is bursting with orange flavor. You can make it with or without cranberries and both versions are fantastic. I opted to leave off a glaze and sprinkle the top with a bit of sweetener. I used xylitol because it crystallizes best, but you can use any sweetener you like.

You Will Need:

I always use oat fiber to make my baking blend stretch farther. If you do not have oat fiber you can always sub equal amounts of baking blend unless it is stated otherwise.

Orange (or Orange Cranberry) Scones ~ THM S

Tender delicious biscuit texture bursting with orange flavor
Servings: 8
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Ingredients

  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 cup Oat Fiber
  • 6 tbsp xes sweetener or gentle sweet
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 scoop THM Collagen optional
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Lecithin optional
  • 6 tbsp butter cold
  • 3/4 cup nut milk 1 tbsp reserved
  • 1 tsp natural orange extract
  • 1 cup cranberries, sliced or chopped optional
  • 1 tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Whisk together baking blend, oat fiber, sweetener, baking powder, salt, collagen, lecithin and orange zest. (I like to use the food processor, but you can do this by hand.)
  • Add butter and cut in till coarse crumbs are formed.
  • Stir in nut milk and extract. Fold in cranberries if using. (I sliced my cranberries in half before folding them in.)
  • Knead the dough a bit and form into a 1″ thick disk on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush the top of the disk with the reserved 1 tablespoon of nut milk.
  • Sprinkle the 1 tbsp of xylitol (or other sweetener) over the top of the dough.
  • Cut the disk into 8 wedges. (I know mine are cut into 4, but I divided the dough into two disks to make 2 flavors.) At this point you can leave the edges touching or separate slightly before baking.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, checking at 15 minutes.

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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Motivation, Testimony

I Am Not On A Diet

I am not on a diet. I get asked often if I am, but I am not.

Diets are temporary. Diets are restrictive. Diets make you feel like you are missing out. Diets leave out whole food groups. Diets do something to you mentally, making you want to run out and eat every single thing you see. None of those things are true of the way I eat.

I have made choices when it comes to food. I have chosen to eat foods that are nourishing to my body and my mind. I have chosen to not neglect any food group that God created and called good. I have chosen to learn how to eat those foods in ways that are helping me lose weight. I have chosen to learn how to eat those foods in ways that give me the most benefit.

I have also chosen to enjoy food. I celebrate eating well. I celebrate eating foods that taste good. I enjoy sweet treats and desserts. I enjoy celebratory feasts. And I enjoy lightening things up.

Eating in misery is not sustainable for life. Restricting whole food groups is not sustainable for life. Eating tiny portions is not sustainable for life. And doing these things; eating in such a way that I know I can’t sustain, does not teach me how to eat for life. It sets me up to fail.

So I have chosen for life. There are faster ways to lose weight, sure. But there are no faster routes to total, life-long healthy living. There are no short-cuts, just daily choices. So I chose not to diet! How about you?

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Event, THM

Spring Challenge Group

Do you realize that it is only 12 weeks to Memorial Day?!?! Are you ready for summer? I want to help you get there. I am going to host an 8-week Get Ready For Summer Challenge! I am including all of the details in this post. You can register and pay right from this page! I hope you will join me. I just wrapped up my New Year Challenge and we had a great time and great results. Our small group of 5 lost over 27 pounds and over 35 inches! The accountability helps!

You will get daily encouragements from me along with extra challenges, quizzes and information. Enough to keep you engaged and motivated to keep on keeping on! You pay and register right through this page! Here are the details:

Spring starts this month that means Summer is right around the corner! How are you doing keeping yourself on track with your health journey? Do you need some extra
encouragement and accountability? I am hosting an 8-week accountability Challenge to help you stay on track. This is for those who want to follow or are already following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating. Having a general understanding of the plan is a plus to joining this challenge, but newcomers are welcome too. This group has a minimum of 5 members and a maximum of 20. Men, women and teenagers are welcome. (Must be at least 13 to participate and have waiver signed by a parent if under the age of 18.) The cost is $160 per person.

See what is included below

Fine Print:
You will need to pay  in advance for this course. Any cancellations must be made by  March 24th for a refund. Cancellations will not be refunded after March 24th. Once the challenge ends you will be removed from the private client group. This challenge includes  over $50 worth of prizes (possibly more) plus $150 worth of coaching access to keep you motivated throughout the challenge.

To participate in the Non-Scale Victory, Scale Victory challenges you must provide the following:
Picture of Bust, Waist and Hip measurements on 4/1/19 and 5/27/19 (NSV)
Picture of your weight on scale with date printed beside it on 4/1/19 and 5/27/19 (SV)

Please make a note of the following information:

A minimum of  a 3-month membership to the THM website is required for and included in the price of this challenge.  If you are already a member  $15 of your registration fee will be refunded to you after I verify your registration. If you are not already a member you will receive a $10 off coupon from me and you can use it toward your 3 month (or any length) membership.  You will then be refunded $15 of your registration once I confirm your membership.

· 3-month THM website membership! (Free with $10 coupon and  $15 registration refund)

· A week of free coaching access if you sign up early! You will be added to the FB Challenge page on March 25th when you register early. Registering between March 25th, 2019 and the start date will gain you immediate access to the group.

· Private Facebook group for the duration of the challenge.

· Individual assessment. This will help me to prepare and give you personalized help.

· Unlimited coaching in the support group.

· Access to your coach via messenger, Mondays –Saturdays, 9am—7pm

· Free Sample 1-week Stubborn Loser Menu (We will do a 1 week SLM during the course for those who wish to participate.

· We will do a  “mini” fuel cycle during the challenge for those who wish to participate.

· Non-Scale Victory Competition for the one to lose the highest percentage of inches!
$10 THM Gift Certificate

· Scale Victory Competition for the one who drops the highest percentage of weight!
$10 THM Gift certificate

· Chocolate Drawing will take place April 29th. Prize is 10 Butterfly Bars (milk and dark) and a bag of THM Chocolate Chips

· Weekly practice of fuels: Light S, Deep S, E, and FP days will be used.

· Exercise Challenges

· Blank weekly menu printouts for food journaling.

· Additional Prizes will be added based on group size. Prizes will be added  when the group reaches 10, 15 and 20 members.

You can pay via Google Pay, Facebook Messenger Pay or with the button below via Paypal.

(Please contact me to use Google Pay or Facebook Messenger Pay)

Get Ready For Summer Challenge

8 Week Accountability Group

$160.00

If we do not reach the minimum number of 5 participants by March 25th the challenge will be cancelled and any paid registrations will be refunded.