I’ve been having fun with some of the different foods that are encouraged to eat on the Trim and Healthy Mama plan. Each time something turns out yummy I want to share it because I’m such a visual person and there are no pictures of food in the book!
This is Slim Belly Jelly which sounds disgusting to me. The belly jelly part, I have plenty of belly jelly excuse me, the point is to get RID of the belly jelly. Ha! It’s not pretty like this jelly either and what I made is more like jam anyway. lol It’s basically fruit, water, stevia extract and glucomanan. Simmered up and thickened and then stuck in a jar and put in the fridge. EASY! We like it on our Trim and Healthy Pancakes, stirred in our yogurt and on my new favorite love: Chia Pudding!
I honestly didn’t know how I was going to feel about this. It’s rather ugly and kind of lumpy, like tapioca (gag). But I was willing to try since Chia is so nutritious and I just want to be healthy and keep up with all these little people! I bought this particular Chia seed at Trader Joe’s and the recipe is: 1 cup milk (almond, coconut, whatever you like, I used almond) and 1/4 cup chia seeds. Then you are supposed to add 1/4 cup honey but there’s NO way I’m going to do that so I added vanilla and stevia extra, like 8 drops and stirred it up. You just stir it up and stick it in the fridge. And a few hours later you have a yummy, creamy, slightly crunchy bed time snack! This is how I served it:
Just added a plop of my blackberry sugar-free jam (aka slim belly jelly). My husband says it has a little tapioca like texture, almost. The seeds are little crunchy, not so slimy. He loved the flavor though! I also bought some Chia seeds from Costco and the pudding I made from that looks even thicker. The kids all want their own, how can I refuse them?
Strawberry and I hosted a luncheon for her blog writers and we made it an S luncheon (S for Satisfying or Fat).
Here’s what we had:
Cornbread Salad with Dill dressing
The cake was so much tastier than we expected, especially when it was chilled. There was a lot of left over so Strawberry has been eating it for breakfast! Amazing that eating cake for breakfast is approved for THM!
The is the “corn” bread. I didn’t actually like it by itself, but mixed in the salad it was delicious. I think whole wheat bread is so much prettier. I only used half the loaf in the salad so I sliced up the leftovers and put them in the freezer, maybe it would make a good grilled turkey and cheese sandwich?!
And finally, I wanted to show you these weird low-carb “rolls.” They are mostly made of eggs but are perfect for hamburger buns!! Mr. Taffy really likes them! I didn’t add cheese to these ones but the original recipe has cheese in them. They go together VERY quickly. I still think whole wheat rolls are more beautiful, but these will do for now.
I gave him 2, with chicken burgers on them, a side of corn bread salad and watermelon. Watermelon isn’t plan approved but it makes my husband happy and I’m not going to complicate his eating anymore than I already have! lol He’s lost almost 30 pounds in less than 6 weeks!
I’ve also got some pretty lofty fitness goals. We cleared out our family room and sold all the furniture in it and turned it into a workout room. The only thing that is in there is the TV and an X-box Kinect machine. Mr. Taffy bought us a workout program for it and I’ve been working on getting stronger by punching blocks and kicking walls and jumping rope. Jumping rope is so hard for me! There are three levels and I’m determined to master each level. Well, yesterday I met one of my personal goals and actually made it through the entire first level without 1) stopping. 2) peeing my pants! I was so happy! I’m going to keep at it, I’m think if I can make it all the way through the hardest level I’ll be ready for whatever Israel throws at me!
The Battle is the Lord’s,
P.S. I linked up the recipes in the pictures and text if you want to look at them!