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Recipe: Salsa Fresca with Lime

Salsa Fresca with LimeI love summer for all of the fresh produce!  I always try to plant a garden so most of the summer we are enjoying the fruits of our labor, but it is still too early for me to be harvesting much of our own produce.  Thankfully the more southern parts of the country are already harvesting some delicious tomatoes and peppers, so I decided to whip up a delicious fresh salsa.

If your only experience has been with the jars of salsa you buy at the store, you MUST, MUST, MUST try a fresh salsa.  Once you do, it will be hard to go back!  And it just so happens I have a delicious recipe for you to start with.  For you fresh salsa veterans, I would love to have your feedback!

So what do you need:

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Refreshing Frozen Strawberry Limeade (Sugar Free)

Sugar Free Strawberry Limeade

I teased this recipe last week over on the Facebook page, and everyone was so excited that I thought I’d better hurry up and post it sooner rather than later! 

I aim to please after all, LOL.

With the weather getting warmer around the country, and the recent reintroduction to blended fruit drinks from a nice friend of mine who came to my house and made me one, (seriously, how nice was she?) I’m just full of fun low calorie, low carb, sugar free drink ideas!  There will be more, don’t you worry!

Ok, so on to the good stuff. 

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Recipe: Sugar Free Cranberry Pecan Relish

THM Cranberry RelishJust in time for Thanksgiving!  Growing up one of the family favorites for any major holiday was that quivering, jewel-like mass of crimson joy known as Cranberry Sauce.  It always came in a can, was sometimes sliced, but it was always delicious.

And once I turned a half second over twenty, it went straight to my waistline.  So, there had to be a better way!  Enter this delish-sugar free Cranberry Relish.  Guaranteed to fit the bill for fruity sweetness alongside your Thanksgiving turkey, WITHOUT the post holiday baggage on the body.

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Recipe: Sausage Breakfast Bake (S)

Sausage Breakfast Bake

So, I’ll be honest, part of my downfall when it comes to eating well is lack of time.  I’ve got little people who get the majority of my attention so breakfast has got to be quick.

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Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal–A Trim Healthy (E) Recipe

Apple Pie Oatmeal THM ETrim Healthy Mama is such a versatile lifestyle change.  The tendency when you try to implement the principles in the book is to neglect the E–Energizing meals.  Don’t do it!  They are delicious and NECESSARY to help keep your metabolism going and your body releasing excess weight.

So why not make a delicious, and filling E breakfast?  Enter Apple Pie Oatmeal.  It is a filling, creamy, apple-pie-ey bundle of love in a bowl.  AND you can have it with the THM version of “Brown Sugar”  (NOT my original creation, but recipe can be found in the THM archives on Facebook).

Apple Pie Oatmeal--A Trim Healthy (E) Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
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An apple pie flavored oatmeal perfect for the THM lifestyle!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dry old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk (like Silk)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • ¼ cup 0% greek yogurt (add after cooked)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Trim Healthy "Brown Sugar" to taste (See link in main article)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except Greek yogurt and THM "Brown Sugar" to a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring frequently until at your preferred consistency.
  3. Remove from heat and serve in bowl.
  4. Add Greek yogurt and "brown sugar" and stir.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 223 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 34 Sugar: 8 Sodium: 91 Fiber: 5.5 Protein: 13

This recipe is linked up at Trim Healthy Tuesday!

Trim Healthy Mama–Muffins without the Microwave!

THM MIM WO MicrowaveIf you have a microwave, I’m not going to get all  JudgyMcJudgerson on you, so don’t worry.  You can enjoy your muffins in a mug, I know I did all the time while we had a micro. This tip might help you too if you ever just wanted to change it up.

Once we didn’t have a microwave anymore I struggled to find a way to make my standby Muffin in Mug.

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