Dessert, Recipe, S, Sale, THM

Valentine’s Day Sale!! (Plus Spiced Chocolate Recipe)


Just in time to stock up for Valentine’s day THM is having a sale! I hope you will take advantage of it, and if you would be so kind to use my affiliate link I would be super grateful. You can use my general store link or any of the links to the sale items below. This sale begins February 5th and runs for 48 hours.

Here are the items that will be on sale for Valentine’s:

Spiced Chocolate Bars

Everyone wants chocolate at Valentine’s day! This spiced chocolate is sure to please! Make it in cute little heart molds to win your sweetheart over. You can find the recipe HERE.


Finally, maybe you want to give yourself the gift of a subscription to the Trim Healthy Mama membership website. I have a $10 off coupon for you that is good for the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Just use the code SS1370 at checkout to save.

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.

Dessert, Makeover Monday, Recipe, S

Makeover Monday ~ Mandel Skorper (Swedish Almond Rusk Cookie)


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!

Today’s recipe is actually a requested makeover from one of my readers, Cindy S. I have to be honest, I have never had a Mandel Skorper before, never even heard of it before, so I cannot be the best judge as to whether or not this makeover is as good as the original. What I can tell you is that it is a delicious cookie!! It is very reminiscent of an almond biscotti (though you can make it softer or crunchier depending on how long you cook it. I went with a slightly chewy cookie.) I hope you enjoy this recipe!

You Will Need:

Mandel Skorper (Swedish Almond Rusk) ~ THM S

This cookie is reminiscent of an almond biscotti. It can be made chewy or crunchy by varying the cooking time.
Author: myhealthyjourneyforlife



  • 3/4 c. THM Baking Blend
  • 1/4 c. oat fiber
  • 1/4 c. collagen
  • 1/4 tsp. mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c xes sweetener or gentle sweet
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 c. 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 c. almonds ground



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together baking blend, oat fiber, collagen, salt, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  • Process almonds in a food processor until they are coarsely ground. Set aside.
  • In a mixer bowl, beat together butter, sweetener, and extract with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. 
  • Add eggs and beat well. 
  • Mix in Greek yogurt.
  • Mix in dry mixture at low speed just until combined, then stir in almonds.
  • Form dough into an 11- by 2-inch log. I used waxed paper to help me form the log.
  • Place on a large baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Trust me on the parchment paper. I did not use it and it was very difficult to transfer the fragile log to a cutting board.
  • Bake log in middle of oven until pale golden, about 20 minutes. Notice how the log split some while baking.
  • Cool log on sheet 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

  • Transfer to a cutting board and cut log diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices with a serrated knife using a sawing motion. Don’t worry if the cookies fall apart a bit. I did a lot of reshaping as I went. You are dealing with a log of partially baked cookie dough and it is pretty forgiving.
  • Arrange rusks (cookies), cut sides down, on baking sheet and bake in middle of oven until golden, about 18 minutes for a chewy cookie, longer for a crunchy cookie. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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.

Motivation, Testimony

It’s The “30 Pounds Down” Celebration!

Friday Face-off

Some journeys are quick and easy, some are slower and they take effort. That is the story of my last 10 pounds! The first 20 came off pretty quickly, but this last 10 has been stubborn. Actually, the last ONE was stubborn! I got to within a pound of my 30 pound goal over a MONTH ago! I have just been fluctuating around that weight since then. But the scale finally moved again! But you know what? Even though the scale has been stubborn this past month other things have been going in the right direction. This past month has led to more energy, less low-back and knee pain, and just a general feeling of well-being. And slow and steady weight-loss tends to stay off. So I am going to take today to celebrate this 10-pound milestone!

The last 10 pounds don’t show super dramatic changes, but they are there. A note to all of you. Take pictures, they tell the tale better than the scale. And do your best to take “easy to replicate” beginning pictures. I didn’t take mine, I found them, so I have been trying to duplicate the same “stance” in each. It isn’t easy!! Make it easy on yourself! 🙂

Dinner, Lunch, Recipe, S

Super Simple Taco Peppers – THM S


Sometimes a super simple idea for lunch turns into a beautiful work of art! I mean, look at that photo! My daughter had the idea to take some taco meat and put it in a bell pepper and the result was beautiful and delicious! This is so simple I am not going to give you a formal recipe. All you need is cooked taco meat, bell peppers and toppings of your choice. We suggest lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and avocado.

Here is all you need to do to make this meal for 2 people:

  • Slice 3 bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and stems.
  • If using cheese, put a small sprinkle of cheese in the bottom of each pepper.
  • Fill cavity with cooked, warm taco meat.
  • Top with more cheese if using.

At this point, if you want you can eat them as is, or top them with other toppings and eat them like that. With the peppers “cold” they are super easy to eat with your hands. However, you may choose to warm them a bit so that the peppers soften just a tad. If you want to to do that you can either:

  • Place the peppers in a skillet on medium heat for just a few minutes to warm them, or
  • Place the peppers on a plate and microwave for 1-2 minutes

After warming, add the rest of your toppings of choice and enjoy with a fork and knife!

Event, Giveaway

Trim Healthy Table Giveaway!! (x3)


Congratulations to Sherrill, Faith and Susie! You are the winners of the Giveaway! Please check your e-mail for your prize!

Due to the fact that I have recently surpassed 300 followers on my Instagram account (Woo-Hoo!) I have decided to host a giveaway! I will be giving away 3 copies of the Kindle Edition of the Trim Healthy Table cookbook! Just click on the entry box below to enter. You can earn 1 to 8 entries! Following my blog is the only “required” entry, the rest just increase your chances! Winners will be announced on Saturday!

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