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Red Pear and Mixed Greens Salad-THM E

mixed greens with pear salad
Pear and Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens with Red Pear Salad

Locally grown greens are the best. I love farm to table shopping at the farmers market.  Spring mix is usually a combination of smaller baby greens and lettuces.  These mix greens may contain: green leaf, green romaine, tango, green oak, green chard, baby spinach, arugula, red chard, red leaf, lolla rosa, red romaine, red mustard, radicchio, red oak, and beet tops.

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Blackberry Flaugnarde-THM S

blackberry flaugnarde fruit flan

Blackberry Flaugnarde is a Fruit Flan

When I worked at the restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit,  one of my joys was creating desserts for the owner. We both liked the same family style type desserts. This recipe is a an on plan version of our Dark Cherry Clafoutis (Custard Pie). Clafoutis is delicious but would be a crossover with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. Flaugnarde (pronounced: [floɲaʁd]) is a baked French dessert with fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.

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Lemon Asparagus Chicken-THM FP

lemon asparagus chicken

Lemon Asparagus Chicken

When asparagus is in season we are happy campers! I purchase mine from a local farmer and you can’t beat how fresh it is – from farm to table! Lemon Asparagus Chicken is so tasty, easy and quick to fix. It’s a great Fuel Pull meal but you can take to the next level by adding brown rice or quinoa for an energizing E meal.

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Barley, Beans and Greens-THM E

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Barley, Beans and Greens

Barley, Beans and Greens

First, the inspiration for this post came from the latest episode of the Trim Healthy Mama Podcasts. The authors of the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison, have dubbed these podcasts “The Poddys”. They are are broadcasted every Wednesday at 6 am and are easily accessible through a smart phone or a computer. And,  you don’t have to listen at 6 am; you can listen any time of the day! The latest poddy was entitled “Our Top 10 least expensive foods that will make you trim and healthy!”

I do have a love affair with barley. It’s so gentle on my blood sugar, absorbs surrounding flavors and it is inexpensive to use. It’s so easy to cook in your Instant Pot. I prefer either hulled barley or hull-less barley but they can be difficult to find and are often a bit more pricey. Pearl barley does lack some of the nutrition but it’s still healthy and it can be purchased in bulk food stores for roughly $1.15 -1.25 per pound which makes it truly budget friendly.

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Asparagus Barley Bean Salad

Asparagus Barley Bean Salad

Asparagus Barley Bean Salad

This is a lovely salad for late spring or early summer when the asparagus is in season. It pairs beautifully with boneless, skinless grilled chicken breast as your protein. Hulled barley is one of my favorite grains because it’s so gentle on my blood sugar. It’s versatile and can be used in soups, sides or salads.  You can read more about this amazing ancient grain in my Tomato Barley Turkey Soup recipe.

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Instant Pot Mocha Cheesecake

Mocha Cheesecake
Mocha Cheesecake

Instant Pot Mocha Cheesecake

We love chocolate and coffee at our house. This is another great recipe from my recipe box and cheesecake baking days from Millard’s at The Summit restaurant. Although my original recipe called for rum I wanted to bring this delicious cheesecake into a healthy version for Trim Healthy Mama followers.

Instead of dissolving the instant coffee into rum I used sour cream and it works beautifully. Well worth the few minutes that it takes for the two to meld together.

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Pear Apple Salad Dressing

apple pear salad dressing

Are you finding those THM E salads leave you a tad grumpy? My friend Jenifer says that sometimes. Even though it made me laugh it got me thinking about seeking out alternative dressings to make our salads more fun and bring more joy to our meals. The flavor of this Pear Apple Salad Dressing is amazing, totally fat free and only has 6 ingredients.

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Apple Pie Oats

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Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

There’s nothing like the smell of a freshly baked apple pie! This is a healthier version not to mention they are fun and so easy to make in the Instant Pot. There are no special ingredients needed unless you would like to add THM Collagen to boost the protein.  Apple Pie Ala Mode, yes indeed these smell and taste just like Apple Pie Ala-mode. 

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