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I know that choosing someone to help you on your health journey is a big decision. You need to have someone walking along side you that you can trust has your best interest at heart! Because of that I have created an introductory video to help you get to know me better without any strings attached. You can take a little less than 20 minutes of your time to see if we would be a good fit without every having to ask about any coaching services.

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.

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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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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

Sarah Herron
Course Dessert
Servings 12

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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Makeover Monday ~~ Pumpkin Pie Crisp

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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!

I love pumpkin pie, but sometimes I don’t want to go through the process of making a crust. I have made crustless pumpkin pie before and it is all good, but it lacks a little something. When I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Crisp I knew it would solve both problems! This recipe is super simple to put together, super tasty and completely good for you. I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did! As a side note, the original recipe did not call for any nuts in the topping so this is completely optional, but I think chopped pecans in the topping would have taken this over the edge in yumminess! I have included them in the recipe as an optional addition. If you love nuts, I would highly recommend it!

What you will need:

Pumpkin Pie Crisp ~ THM S

myhealthyjourneyforlife
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

For Pumpkin Filling

  • 2 15-oz. cans pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup xes sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

For Streusel Topping

  • 3/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 cup oat fiber
  • 1/2 cup xes sweetener or THM Gentle Sweet
  • 2 tablespoons THM Super Sweet
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
  • 10 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-inch cast iron skillet or a 9×13 dish with coconut oil spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sweetener, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in heavy cream until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared skillet and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sweetener, cinnamon,nuts and salt. Add melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly. (Can also beat with a hand mixer until crumbly if needed).
  • Spread cinnamon streusel topping on top of pumpkin pie mixture in an even layer.
  • Bake until the filling is set and the top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.

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Holiday Baking Bundle Giveaway

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Just in time for holiday baking season! I am giving one lucky winner this THM Baking Bundle! This bundle includes 1lb THM Baking Blend, 1lb THM Gentle Sweet and 1lb THM Super Sweet. These are your baking essentials!

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Help For the Holidays Accountabililty Group

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The most wonderful time of the year is often the most stressful when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. You are going to be running a lot more with holiday events and responsibilities. There will be unhealthy temptations at every gathering. Heavy, rich, foods are what entire events will be planned around. What are you going to do in the face of this temptaion? Do you have a plan to make it through the holidays with victory? Did you know that you can start the new year with a head start even through the holiday season? I want to help you do it!

Registration is now open for my final group coaching session of the year and you are not going to want to miss it!! I am so excited about this group! I think it is my favorite set up so far!

We are going go encourage each other to finish this year STRONG and be in control of the holiday season instead of letting it overtake and overwhelm us! But don’t get the idea that this is going to be some kind of crazy bootcamp. That is not my style! I am going to encourage and empower you to success with tips and tricks as well as lots of yummy recipes. I will also show you how to treat your way through this season without undoing all of the progress you’ve made so far! When January 1st hits, you won’t need a resolution, you will just keep on keeping on! 🙂

In addition to my normal line-up of features for an extended accountability group we are going to go over the following holiday features:

  • Recipe Makeover (you give me your favorite holiday recipe and I make it THM friendly for you)
  • Holiday Meal, Drink and Dessert recipes each week
  • Travelling on Plan
  • Gift ideas
  • Gratitude
  • And much, much more!

There will also be prizes (because challenges are more fun that way!) We will have two different challenges running through the course of the group and at least one random giveaway drawing. Another random drawing will be added for every 10 people that sign up for this group making a possibility of 5 random prize drawings throughout the course.

Registration closes October 31st and the challenge starts November 3rd. Members will be added to the group on November 2nd to get a chance to look around before the challenge starts.

The cost for this group is $115 per person. As always, previous clients get a 10% loyalty discount on all my coaching services. ALSO: if you sign up with a friend you will both get a $10 refund on you class price! (Refund given after both registrations are finalized and payment has been received.) Please share this opportunity with as many people as you can. These classes are so much more fun when there is lots of participation!

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Like I said, this is my last group of the year. I am not taking on any more individual or group coaching clients after this until after the first of the year to spend some time just enjoying my family. I have loved the time I have gotten to spend with each and every client over the past year! It has been a blessing to me to be able to help encourage others on their journey as I walk my own.

If you have any questions about this event please don’t hesitate to ask!

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