THMonday; A Day in Pictures

Today for Trim Healthy Mondays, I want to share with you an easy THM day in pictures.

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Breakfast: 5:45am- An egg scramble with mushrooms, onions & sausage; a piece of sprouted toast & butter and 1/2 avocado (the other half my baby eats when he gets up). “S-helper”

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Snack: 9am- Volcano mudslide MIM (cookbook pg. 274). “S”

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Lunch: 12:15pm- My overnight oatmeal with a Trimmy Light (Cookbook pg. 428) for some extra protein. “E”

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Snack: 3:30pm- A Fat Stripping Frappe (Cookbook pg. 418). “FP”

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Supper: 7pm- Seasoned steak, cooked in EVOO & salad  with homemade salad dressing. “Deep S”

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You can see I like easy, no-special-ingredients, kind of meals. It’s important to mix up your fuels- to keep your metabolism going! What’s your favorite, easy THM meal?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Chocolate Salted Caramel Frappe

Happy Monday, lovely people! Did you have a good weekend? I hope so! Ours was low-key and easy going…just what we needed after a crazy week! Today for Trim Healthy Mondays I was to share with you a favorite protein drink of mine….

Chocolate Salted Caramel Frappe

The past couple weeks in the south have been BLAZIN’ hot, so cooking or warming up food for lunch just has not been on my radar. But, sometimes I just get stuck in a “smoothie rut”. Do you feel the same way? I make the same ol’ smoothie over and over again, then get sick of it! So I’ve been browesing Pinterest and making up some new smoothie recipes so I can mix them up! This Chocolate Salted Caramel Frappe is an “S” for Trim Healthy Mamas…and sugar & dairy free! Yay!

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Ingredients-
1.5 cups almond milk
9-12 coffee ice cubes (if you don’t like coffee, just use regular ice cubes)
1 scoop chocolate protein power (I use Young Living’s)
1 teaspoon caramel flavoring
1 farm-fresh (or really nice store-bought) egg yolk
1 teaspoon MCT oil
Pinch of sea salt
sweetener to taste (I use liquid stevia drops)

Directions-
Blend together almond milk, caramel, sea salt, egg yolk, MCT oil, and sweetener. Add ice and protein powder and blend until desired consistancy. Enjoy!
Now, don’t freak out that the egg yolk is there! It has so many healthy benifits, you don’t taste it and it makes it so creamy! If you can’t stomach it, just up the MCT oil to 1 TBSP and omit the egg yolk.

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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{Trim Healthy Mondays} Breakfasts

Hey there! We’re back for another Trim Healthy Monday! Today I want to share with you some of my favorite go-to breakfasts. Now you must know, before getting married, I never ate breakfast. Luke broke me of that by making me scrambled eggs with sausage and veggies (YUM!) every morning. Although that is one of my most regular breakfasts, I do try to mix it up some so that my body can burn different fuels, which helps revvs your metabolism up!

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+ Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal with a Trimmy Light (E)
Did you know your body needs carbs? It does! So make sure you fuel your body with good carbs at least once a day. One of my favorite go-to “E-nergizing” breakfasts is my overnight oatmeal with a Trimmy Light (pg. 430, THM Cookbook) for added protein.
+ Egg white scramble with non-starchy veggies and 1-2 peices of sprouted toast (E)
This is another easy, super yummy and filling “E” breakfast!
Briana’s French Toast in a Bowl (S) is a yummy & filling “fat” breakfast that totally doesn’t feel healthy! I love this on a chilly morning or when I’m craving something sweet!

 

+Gwen’s Oven Dutch Pancake (S) is a great meal for make-ahead breakfasts or if you’re feeding a large family! Yum, yum!
+ Mock Chocolate Milkshake (FP)
You have to get some “fuel pull” breakfasts in sometimes, and this is a yummy one! Who can turn down a chocolate milkshake for breakfast? It’s all protein, and no fats & carbs. I love it after I’ve had an early morning workout!

What’s your favorite THM breakfast? How well do you mix up your fuels?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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{An intro to} Trim Healthy Mondays!

Happy Monday! Today I am starting a new series called Trim Healthy Mondays! If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram, you know I am a big Trim Healthy Mama fan. I’ve been doing THM exclusively for over a year now, and my husband and I feel great! There have been a few cheats here and there, but it’s a plan not a diet, so I just give myself some grace, and start back 3 hours later. 🙂

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I’ll do different things each Monday….I might share tips, a look at my day, recipes, my journey, ect. Of course if there’s something you want to know or see, just let me know!
I do want to just give some tips for starting out, and some good resources to get you started!
* If you haven’t already, read (buy, borrow from a friend, rent from the library) one of the plan books (either the original or the new one). The cookbook can come later. Everyone always thinks you have to have the cookbook to succeed. It’s not true! I started with the original book with picture-less recipes. It CAN be done without the cookbook. But, you HAVE to read the plan!
* Check out Gwen’s Nest starter guide. Print it out and memorize it. SUCH good info here!
*Start slow! I think that’s so many people’s main problem. They jump in head first without reading the book, get confused, frustrated and stop. Read the book and take it slow!
*Focus on real foods first! Don’t try making all the new recipes if you feel overwhelmed. Just make normal, regular meals with protein and either a carb or a fat. Starting off, this makes it a lot easier!
*Plug into the main Facebook group, and any off-shoots. Join the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, and the Beginner Group! They also have a Pregnancy & Nursing Group, and an Allergy-Friendly Group.
*Also, check back here next week to get some meal ideas! 😉
What would you add? What helped you stick with Trim Healthy Mama?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal

Today I am sharing with y’all one of my new favorite thing to eat for breakfast (or a snack!). It’s so yummy and chocolately. You’ll think you’re having dessert, not a meal! And it’s healthy for you, too! 🙂

Overnight Oatmeal

If you’re doing Trim Healthy Mama with me, this would be an “E”nergizing meal or snack.

Head over to Domestically Speaking to get my recipe!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Old Fashioned Zucchini Bread

Okay, y’all. I am SO excited about sharing this zucchini recipe with you! It’s been in our family for generations, and we all love it so much! It’s the perfect late summer/fall comfort bread. Perfect amount of sweet and garden-y!

Zucchini Bread

I’m sharing the recipe over at Domestically Speaking….go check it out!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Berry Spinach Smoothie

Happy Wednesday, people! I can’t believe the week’s half over. Where does the time go?!?!

Today I want to share with you another Trim Healthy Mama smoothie recipe I am living off of right now….but this time it’s an “E” smoothie, which means it’s carb-y. 😉 This is perfect paired with oatmeal or some other carb breakfast….or a wonderful snack all on it’s own!

Berry Spinach Smoothie

You can check out the recipe over at Domestically Speaking!

I just love the cold, wonderful-ness of smoothies during the summer!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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