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Enough of the Fads!

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I just want to encourage you to give this week’s podcast a listen. There is so much good stuff in this one I don’t even know where to begin! Click on the picture abore to listen and be encouraged.

As Danny says in this episode, Trim Healthy Mama isn’t a fad, it’s an education. Anyone can learn the principles of the plan and apply them to their lives, no matter what phase of life they are in! Do you need to lose weight? These principles can be applied to you! Do you need to gain weight? Same principles apply to you! Need to maintain? Need to adjust for allergies? Pregnant? Menopausal? Teen? Child? Man? Woman? It doesn’t matter! Because these are principles of nutrition, not a diet fad. No matter where you are in life right now, you can gain health following these principles.

As always, if you need some help walking through this lifestyle I would love to be your guide!

Have you ever considered getting a coach to help you on your journey but you aren’t sure what a coach could do for you? Contact me for a free consultation. I can explain to you how I would help you with no strings attached.

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Dessert, Recipe, S

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Years ago, before any special ingredients came out from Trim Healthy Mama I created a recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars. They were very well received, but I wanted to give them an update with some new ingredients. These cookies made my husbands eyes light up! Chocolate chip cookie bars are his favorite and he was very happy with the way these turned out! If you want to try the original version I will include that recipe in the notes below.

These cookies are delicious the first day they are made, but like most THM baked goods they are even BETTER the next day! I am so excited to have this recipe re-vamped for you!

What you will need:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – THM S

Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup xes sweetener or gentle sweet
  • 1/4 cup super sweet
  • 1/2 tsp black strap molasses
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract optional
  • 3/4 cup baking blend
  • 1/4 cup oat fiber
  • 2 scoops THM collagen 1/4 cup if you don't have THM scoop
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp glucomannan
  • 8 ounces THM chocolate chips or other sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream together butter, sweeteners and molasses.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each one.
  • Add vanilla and caramel extracts and mix thoroughly.
  • Add all dry ingredients except chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter in a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. (Begin checking at 20 minutes so that they do not overbake.)
  • Allow to cool before slicing.

Notes

For individual cookies, drop batter by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Original Recipe (No Special Ingredients):
    • 3/4 cup THM brown sugar (if you don’t have this already made up you can just use 3/4 cup erythritol or xylitol and add 1/2 tsp molasses and 1/8 tsp maple or butterscotch extract to your recipe. For the recipe to make brown sugar to have on hand please visit Gwen’s Nest.)
    • 1-2 tsp pure stevia extract (Like THM brand.  Your batter should be sweeter than you think the finished product should be because the sweetness will lessen when you bake them.)
    • 2 sticks butter (softened, can be partially melted if making bars)
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp caramel extract
    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 3/4 cup oat fiber
    • 1/4 c whey protein powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp glucomannan
    • 8-12 oz sugar free chocolate chips OR chopped skinny chocolate OR chopped 85% dark chocolate bar
Would you prefer a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondie instead? Click HERE for the recipe!

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Have you ever considered getting a coach to help you on your journey but you aren’t sure what a coach could do for you? Contact me for a free consultation. I can explain to you how I would help you with no strings attached.

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It’s My Anniversary x 4, But The Gift Is For You! (Plus a Sale)

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The August Accountability group is now full!

In my family, October is the month of birthdays. There are 6 in total! But for me, August is anniversary month. I have 4 anniversaries in August!

  • August 9th with mark 30 years of my walk with the Lord.
  • August 19th will mark 24 years of marriage.
  • August will mark 6 years since I found out about THM. ~I have been a Trim Healthy Mama Facebook page admin for 5 1/2 years~
  • August marks a year since I became a certified THM coach.

Because of these anniversaries, I want to celebrate!! Over the past year I have been able to help 35 individuals and several small groups on their personal health journeys. I have also lost 41 pounds on my own personal journey!

So I want to have a party! I am going to host a FREE accountability group on Facebook for the month of August. This group will be a place for us to encourage one another on our journeys. There will be daily check in posts to share your meals. There will be weekly celebration posts to share your scale and non-scale victories. There will be some refresher posts to make sure you are clear on the basics of the Trim Healthy Mama plan. There will be encouragement posts, recipes and some posts just for fun! On top of that you will have access to me as a coach to ask your questions for the full month!

Because I want to be able to interact with each of you and answer any questions you may have, I am limiting this group to 25 members so you will want to reserve your place as soon as possible! All you need to do to register for the class is to CLICK HERE. You will be taken to a registration form. After you register I will e-mail you all the necessary information for joining the group. I hope you will join me!

Also! In case you were unaware, Trim Healthy mama is currently, July 23rd – 24th, running a 48-hour sale on some of their most popular items! If you would be willing to support my site by shopping through my affiliate link you can do so by clicking HERE or on the picture below!

As always, I appreciate it when you choose to shop through my affiliate links. It costs you no extra but provides me with a small compensation that helps me keep adding valuable content to this blog.

Have you ever considered getting a coach to help you on your journey but you aren’t sure what a coach could do for you? Contact me for a free consultation. I can explain to you how I would help you with no strings attached.

Sale, THM

Summer Sale!!!

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Keep your eyes open, the sale starts tomorrow! All of the most popular products will be on sale! As always I would appreciate it if you would support my blog by using my affiliate link. You can do so by clicking on the picture above or by clicking here: SHOP NOW. Be sure you do not fill your cart until the sale starts.

Dinner, Makeover Monday, Recipe, S

Makeover Monday ~ “Spaghetti” Carbonarra

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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.

One of my clients recently mentioned that she was craving a carbonarra type dish, which instantly made me start craving a carbonarra dish! I had never made this particular dish before (though I have enjoyed it before) and I was astounded how simple the recipe was. Very few ingredients and it goes together super fast.

I wanted to use my favorite konjac noodles for this dish, but I also wanted a veggie to go with it. I decided to combine both konjac noodles and spiralized zucchini to get the best of both worlds.

One note about the sauce for this recipe. The sauce is made with raw eggs that get cooked by being tossed with the pasta. This step is done off the heat to ensure that the eggs don’t scramble on the heat. You really have two options for this step. You can stir the sauce directly into the “pasta” as suggested, or you can pour the sauce directly into the hot pan (off the heat) and whisk like crazy while the sauce heats through and then toss it into the “pasta”.

I hope you enjoy this as much a I did!

You Will Need:

  • konjac noodles – optional
  • zucchini spiralized – optional
  • bacon, pork or turkey
  • coconut oil if using turkey bacon
  • eggs
  • Parmesan, green can or fresh grated
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • pepper
  • mineral salt
  • nutritional yeast
  • dried parsley

“Spaghetti” Carbonarra ~ THM S

Quick and easy carbonarra
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife

Equipment

  • 12 inch skillet

Ingredients

  • 2-4 bags konjac noodles
  • 2-4 zucchini spiralized
  • 8 strips bacon pork or turkey
  • 3 TBSP coconut oil if using turkey bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan green can or fresh grated
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • If you are using konjac noodles empty them into a colander and rinse them well. Pat the noodles dry as much as you can. This is important. You are going to add the noodles to hot oil and wet noodles will cause a lot of splatter. (Don't ask how I know…)
  • Beat the eggs well in a bowl then add parmesan cheese, parsley, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and garlic. Mix well with a whisk or handheld mixer. This will be a thick sauce. Set aside.
  • In a 12 inch skillet, fry the bacon until it is crisp. If you are using turkey bacon be sure to add the coconut oil to the pan. This is not really for cooking the bacon, but rather for the sauce that you will be making after. You want the oil to have the bacon flavor. When bacon is crisp, remove it to a plate. Crumble the bacon when cool.
  • Add the konjac noodles and/or zucchini to the skillet and toss to coat in the bacon fat. Continue stirring and cooking until the pasta is hot and the zucchini is cooked to your desired doneness. (You cannot over-cook the konjac noodles so don't worry about cooking them too long.)
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and pour the sauce into the pasta, stirring quickly until the sauce is hot, (this is done off the heat to ensure that the eggs do not scramble.) Thin out the sauce with a bit of hot water if you wish, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Add the crumbled bacon to the skillet and stir it into the pasta.

Notes

You can use all konjac noodles, all zucchini or a mixture of the two in this dish. I used 2 bags of noodles and 2 zucchini. 
You can use either the “green can” Parmesan or fresh grated. The green can kind does not really “melt” so the texture of the sauce is a little drier with the canned kind and a little creamier with the fresh. They both taste great.
Prepare the sauce first or while the bacon is frying to ensure that the noodles will be hot and ready when the sauce is finished; it is very important that the pasta is hot when adding the sauce, so the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs in the sauce.

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

As always, I appreciate it when you choose to shop through my affiliate links. It costs you no extra but provides me with a small compensation that helps me keep adding valuable content to this blog.

Have you ever considered getting a coach to help you on your journey but you aren’t sure what a coach could do for you? Contact me for a free consultation. I can explain to you how I would help you with no strings attached.