A couple years ago, I heard some of friends at church talking about a book called “Trim Healthy Mama” that was written by sisters. It was enough to make me curious. So I searched for the book online and then found the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook page. It was there on Facebook that I was hooked. They were sharing story after story of lives being changed by eating the “Trim Healthy Mama” way. I would look at the pictures being posted and just couldn’t get over it. Women, men, and children all losing weight, their health was improving and they were not feeling deprived with their food. What?
I took the plunge and bought the book. Reading through the book I was amazed, it all made sense and seemed very doable. And then I started… and oh, I made so many mistakes, but in time it all began to click and it was very doable.
Fast forward two years and I am still following this way of eating. I have lost the weight that kept hanging on and my health has improved so much. I feel better than I ever have. I’ve been officially in maintenance mode for over a year and it is still very doable.
The first “Trim Healthy Mama” book was big and full of great ideas, recipes, and special helps. These new books have taken all the big book’s information and separated it into two books. The “Trim Healthy Mama Plan” book is laid out in a very easy to read format and breaks down all the different parts of the plan in a simple to understand manner.
I especially like Part Three of the book where they give menu ideas, tips and what to expect for specific needs, such as Drive Thru Sue’s, The Purists, Budgeting Mamas, Working Mamas, Pregnant and Nursing Mamas, Turtle Losers (slow losers), Vegetarians, Allergen-Free Mamas, and the Maintenance Mamas.
The “Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook” has beautiful pictures throughout and the recipes are formatted in a style that most people in the US are used to reading. That will make following the recipes much easier than the older version.
One of the exciting things in the new cookbook that I am looking forward to trying is the no-dairy cheese recipes. These particular recipes do call for several specialty ingredients. So when I gather those items, I am planning on doing a review of those recipes. Hopefully, that will be within the next couple of weeks, so that we can prepare for the holidays a little better. Cheese should be on holiday menus, if at all possible.
Speaking of dairy, there are plenty of recipes in the book that do not contain dairy – that is a blessing. I did make the Bangin’ Ranch Drums recipe and while it called for yogurt mixed with mayo, I simply mixed coconut milk with the mayo and it turned out wonderful.
Pearl and Serene have poured so much into these book and they definitely will make following the Trim Healthy Mama plan much easier.
Overall, I think these books are game changers!