Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

Once again this isn’t my recipe so I will share the link under the pic. My pic isn’t glamorous or fancy. The recipe makes a single serving of almost a quart of shake so I just used a mason jar to drink out of. I had it for breakfast this morning and it was so good that I worried that it would spike my glucose. When I tested two hours later my level was only at 90. I will make this often! I found it in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook but it is also available at the link below. I highly recommend getting the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. I am getting fabulous recipes out of it and my glucose is staying close to 100 with each meal.

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Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Shake Recipe

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Smothered Pork Chops

This recipe is once again not mine. I made it exactly as it was written on another blog so I will post the link under the picture. I am really enjoying doing the Thin Healthy Mama plan and the food is fabulous while the weight is coming off. The plan is big on eating veggies so I am finding unique ways to add them to all of my meals and snacks. This recipe is so simple to make and very light and filling. Another meal made in less than 30 minutes. The brussel sprouts were frozen and I simply heated in the microwave and lightly topped with parmasan cheese. Enjoy!!!

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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops

Cottage Berry Whip

This is a Trim Healthy Mama recipe and it is fabulous. I had several people recommend it. I do not care for cottage cheese but let me tell you that you will NOT know that it is in this recipe. This is a light dessert that tastes like Strawberry ice cream. You MUST Try this!!!

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Cottage Berry Whip Recipe

Italian Meatball Casserole

This is wonderful. I made it tonight for dinner and it is delicious. I made it exactly as the other blog posted so I am sharing the link under the picture.  I am currently doing the Thin Healthy Mama plan and am down 9 pounds in the last 14 days. I feel wonderful. This plan seems to be working quite well for me.

When I read the recipe I wasn’t too sure about putting so much sage in the recipe but it was wonderful so I will continue to do so. I hope that you enjoy this as well as I do. I plan to put this in my little crockpot that I take in my car for work for my lunches. You can click here for the link for the little 20 ounce lunch warmer that I use. LUNCH WARMER

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Italian Meatball Casserole Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon

I made this today for lunch and it so easy to make and absolutely delicious. This is not my recipe so I will share the link to it at the bottom of the post. This one is a keeper. The blend of Parmesan and Asiago cheese with the bacon really adds a lot of flavor to it. I paired it with a lovely salad and was quite full by the end of the meal. My chicken breasts were huge so cut them in half. I can’t imagine eating an entire one. I bought them at Sam’s Club and theirs tends to be quite large.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon <–Click there for the link!

Chicken Florentine

This is not my recipe so I won’t be posting the ingredients but I will provide the link. This is one of those recipes that takes about 20 minutes to make. It is so simple and filling. I will be making this often.

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This recipe was so creamy and filling!!!

Chicken Florentine- Buttoni <– click here.

 

Trim Healthy Mama Plan: Keep It Simple, Keep It Sane

This is another book review for you but this one is a diet plan that shows you which foods to combine to help your body to burn fuel correctly and lose weight. Two ladies wrote the book together. It is an easy read and I will be honest to skipping a bit of it. I didn’t see where I personally needed to read the chapters on nursing/breastfeeding while eating this way or the eating plan for a man.

I started the book on Sunday and it jumps right in explaining how to do the plan. Then the rest of the book is going into ways to fine tune it for you and even gives you food plan suggestions. They break the meals up into two categories. S Plans are for Satisfying and E Plans are for Energizing. This video explains the concept.

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I started their food plan on Monday morning and by this morning (Saturday) I have already lost 5 pounds. Even though it is only 5 pounds I can tell that I have lost several inches in just one week. It isn’t much different than what I have suggested for years. I also have said many times to put 4 hours between meals but they explain which foods you need to combine together and which foods should not be combined. I was happy to see that my muffins are still allowed on this plan! 🙂

I do recommend reading this book and following their plan. I would say about the second half of the book was done to advertise food items that they have for sale on their sight. I don’t plan to purchase any of the foods but luckily for us we don’t need to do that to still follow the plan and eat healthily.

There are several facebook pages that are set up for people to share their meal plans and recipes which also tell you whether the recipe is an S or E. I am looking forward to making new recipes again and getting my A1C down.