I’ve had several inquiries about how simple or difficult Trim Healthy Mama recipes are to prepare.
The ease of cooking Serene and Pearl’s meals will vary from mama to mama, depending on what your current “norm” is and how familiar you are with the ingredients. As far as time commitment goes, I will say that I was able to pull off homeschooling my three school-age kids and a preschooler, take care of our newborn, launch a new ebook, and keep up with our first week of Trim Healthy Mama meals without missing a beat!
Yes, it was a busy week but the food is just so good. Seriously! It ought to be illegal to eat like this on a”diet”!
I am taking pictures of our Trim Healthy Mama meals as we go, and plan to share a few of them in a blog post later this week.
For now, here are a few things to note about Trim Healthy Mama:
*the meals are hearty and satisfying
*my meat-and-potatoes-man loves the food
*my children love the food
*the recipes easily adapt for large or smaller families
*the meals boost metabolism and energy levels
*my grocery bill has not increased (we were already eating a whole foods, lower grain diet)
Last week I shared my personal menu plan and grocery list for Trim Healthy Mama.
Thanks for putting this together…was super easy to shop for what I needed.
A few things to keep in mind about my menu plan and ingredient list:
*it’s my own personal hodge podge of Serene and Pearl’s meals, so feel free to tweak or change it to suite your family’s tastes and needs
*we are a gluten-and-whey-free family, so I do alter the ingredients slightly at times
*we eat oatmeal on most week day mornings, so feel free to get creative with the breakfast menus if you like a little more variety
*my primary sources for our family’s groceries are Aldi’s, Trader Joe’s, Azure Standard, (Wal-mart, as needed), and our local farmer’s market during the summer growing season
*a few ingredients you’ll want to have on hand for the Trim Healthy Mama plan: Glucomannan, NuNaturals Stevia, Whey Protein Powder (again, I skip this one due to food allergies), Coconut flour (or you can make your own)
If you’re just getting started on Serene and Pearl’s plan, grab our first week of menus and a handy grocery shopping list here, then link up with our 30 Day Trim Healthy Mama Challenge!
If you’re ready for week two, here is the menu plan and grocery list for this week. I’ve included a few more specifics this week to help you navigate the menu, ingredients, and Trim Healthy Mama plan.
If for some reason you are not able to download the lists, please contact me by Facebook or email and I’ll send you the file manually.
How is Trim Healthy Mama working for you?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.