Okay, so I try to do this Trim Healthy Mama Tuesday (#THMtuesday) post up every once in awhile, because sometimes I really just need to remind myself what foods I have eaten, what my family has liked or disliked, and just share some of that with you!
It’s been hard to stay on track at times because our food keeps shrinking to hardly anything…there weren’t many options at times and being pregnant drive thru sue and not having things on hand can cause for a bad eating, gestational pregnancy momma get off plan.
I am so thankful we went food shopping at one of my favorite stores and brought back so many yummy things! (Thank you BJs!) Though, some food got wasted because it wasn’t put away properly or fell out of the fridge after certain children had helped so we had to change our policies on who could put food in the fridge.
So first off, after food shopping one time (sometime in March), I tried to prep a couple of recipes ahead of time. It was not the easiest, but I was motivated (always have to do things in that moment when I have the focus and ability) and so I just decided I better get started.
If you look in the crockpot section of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, you will see they have suggestions on how to freeze your food so you can just pull it out a day ahead of time, stick it in the fridge, and then just pop it in your crockpot and you are good to go! (Wonderful for us Momma’s who sometimes are in a rush to get things done!)
I think this was one of the pot roast ideas in the book…my book is MIA (missing in action)…oh wait! Found it! This recipe is the “Rich and Tender Stew” on page 38 and you see the picture above on the right.
The other thing I tried to make was a carrot cake (I am not sure which recipe I used, but here is one I found that was similar), which was very dry…still edible, but very dry, for my husband’s birthday. And I also made the “Orange Chicken” (pg 72 from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook). It was very…orange. Though we like oranges, and maybe you like orange-type food, but I think sesame chicken is more a favorite around our household, so I need to start searching for that recipe instead, but this was a pretty good meal over-all. The cashew chicken in the cookbook (pg.65) was pretty good as well. I am thinking there just needs to be a Chinese Food post where I can for a week or two pick some meals that are just like Chinese food…what do you think? 😉
As far as muffins go, the Chocolate Banana Muffins (pg 283) have been wonderful! I actually didn’t have greek yogurt at the time of making them, but I had sour cream and have heard people say they have switched them before, so I replaced it and my whole family went apes over… I mean loved them! 🙂 So, this was a definite keeper.
Anyways, I actually have to skedaddle, but I thought I would share some recipes and pictures! Hope it inspires you to try your hand at cooking something! 😀