Nursing Mama Nuggets

I became a nursing mama for the 7th time in 2020. And, thanks to Trim healthy mama I feel that this has been one of my best post partum periods.

I have not needed a whole lot of support with teas or anything else, no extra pumping, I just eat lovely God-made foods that have helped my youngest beauty thrive while I have released weight consistently.

I have discovered two ingredients that have really kicked my production up, without me even trying to, consistently. Duo Greens powder and Oatmeal in any form.

So, I made these to help support a mama on the go, or those middle of the night nursing sessions that leave you floundering for something to stuff in your mouth so you can get back to sleep when the baby does.

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Ingredients:

Method:

I mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the Applesauce. Mix it until it comes together with no dry powder, and you can leave it in the bowl and eat it straight or make into a bar/balls.

***This is a single serve addition to an E meal or snack on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan. Please add some berries or a half a banana to this to round out your meal***

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Dog Gone Good Dip

Because we travel, at least monthly if not more often, 1 1/2-2 hours to get our groceries we have discovered some really tasty on-plan options to grab at the grocery store. Did you know the grocery store is the ultimate fast-food restaurant? It’s true!

One thing in particular is an almond-based dip at Walmart with a very descriptive name outlining a common name for female canines. Apt description, but it makes me cringe when I post the pictures on my THM Journey App because I don’t say the word in my own home, as a descriptor.

I had to try and recreate it, if only to be able to stop posting the picture of the title from the grocery store version, right? According to my husband, and spicy-food-loving second son, I nailed it in the flavor department!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Blanched Almonds or Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 4-8 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Method:

Soak your sunflower seeds overnight with cool water, covering them by at least 2 inches. Then, drain off the soaking water the following day when you are ready to prepare the dip. Place all ingredients and seasonings in a food processor or high-powered blender. Scrape the sides down frequently, and blend until smooth.

You can add water by the Tablespoon to thin it out to your liking.

***This recipe is an S on the Trim Healthy Plan, please add some non-starchy veggies to this to round out your meal***

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Faux Pickled Ginger

We have come to really appreciate “sushi” made at home. It is a fun treat, even though it takes a bit of time to assemble for our large family.

I love my sushi with the pickled ginger, but ginger root is hard to come by in our local grocery store, so I worked with what I had….cucumber!

I am happy to say that all the humans in my home thought it was a great addition to our sushi nights, and we will definitely be making this again soon!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Peel the cucumber, and slice very thinly with a knife or mandolin. Place in a glass jar with all other ingredients and mix very well. Let the mixture sit out on the counter for about 24 hours to ferment and meld together. Refrigerate if you have any left after 24 hours.

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Single-Serve Maple Nut Waffle Sauce

If you are the only one in the house that loves the flavors of peanut and maple on your pancakes, I have the perfect single serve recipe for you!

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Ingredients

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Method

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, if you don’t mind it room temp, until completely smooth. Then, use it on anything from pancakes to ice cream!

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Golden Goulash

As a mom of 7, I love a good skillet meal. If it includes potatoes, then my whole crew is excited too!

With the addition of potatoes back into the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, thanks Pearl and Serene, we are finding all the ways to use these little buddies in new and healthy way.

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Cook, and rinse if necessary, ground meat. Boil the diced golden potatoes, and drain. Then, add all ingredients to the same pot as the meat and cook until heated through.

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Peanut Sauce

One of my favorite things, EVER, is rice and peanut sauce! We had an authentic Thai restaurant in our town growing up, and it was a must for me every time we went.

I have wanted to recreate that meal for a long time, especially now that we no longer live there, but I kept getting caught up trying to figure out how to make it a sauce for every occasion, because the rice is very important to me here.

Have I told you how much I love defatted peanut powder? This is one of the reasons why!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Put all dry ingredients in a sauce pan, then add wet ingredients. Whisk together until there are no more lumps. Place heat on high, whisking frequently until it begins to thicken, but not quite boiling. Turn off heat and continue to whisk so that it doesn’t get burnt on the bottom as it continues to thicken as it cools.

***This is a fuel pull recipe on the Trim Healthy Plan, up to 1/4 of the whole batch, and this recipe was plenty for our family of 9.***

Celebration Sip

If you live a sugar free lifestyle, certain traditions become more of a challenge, especially when concentrated fruit juices are at the heart of them.

Specifically communion, biblical feasts and celebrations like Shabbat(Jewish Sabbath from sundown Friday evening to Sundown Saturday evening).

As a Trim Healthy Mama, I don’t drink juice, specifically concentrated fruit juices without the whole fruit included for fiber. So, this is SIPPER, yes I was able to make it a sipper, is going to be my new celebratory grape juice-style drink!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Put the Butterfly pea flowers or tea bags in 2 cups of hot water, for several hours or overnight to steep. Strain and put into a quart sized vessel. Add all other ingredients, and mix well. Fill to the top of the vessel with ice cubes and use as an all day sipper on the Trim Healthy Plan or a sugar free celebratory drink to replace grape juice and wine as you would like.

Chili Mac

This recipe really brings back some memories. We ate chili mac, well really anything with macaroni and cheese, when my dad was away hunting. Mac was not his favorite food.

And, because our children have celiac disease, you can read more about that here, they had never had anything like it before. But, desperation is where recipes are born, so here is my gluten free rendition of this old favorite.

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Brown Meat, and drain. Add diced onion and Chili seasoning, cooking until onions are translucent. Drain and rinse konjac noodles while the meat mixture cooks. Add other ingredients and cook on medium heat for a few minutes to meld flavors. Taste and adjust to suit you and your family.

***This recipe could be made S, E or, FP on the Trim Healthy Plan. Just pay attention to the fat content of your ground meat, and choose your sides and condiments accordingly.***

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Chili Seasoning

It is cold, and icy here in Western Montana. Perfect weather for a great big pot of Chili to be simmering on the stove!

I like a really flavor full chili, and once we had to be cautious of gluten in our foods, that made it a challenge to just grab a seasoning packet off the grocery shelf like I used to.

I have a bit of a DIY attitude, and many of the recipes I have tried for chili seasoning did not leave me or my family completely satisfied. So, when I tweaked it enough that my husband looked at me and said, “this one is good, hunee!” I knew it was the winner!

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Ingredients

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Method

  • Mix everything together, getting the clumps out before adding to your soup. This mixture is for one large pot of chili, large meaning it will feed more than 12 people because that is how we roll around here.
  • If your pot of soup is small, add by the teaspoon until you reach your desired level of flavoring. We enjoy very flavorful food, and I suggest that you own your flavors here.

***If you are following the Trim Healthy Plan, this blend would make a great addition to any chili of your choice, in any fuel type.***

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Thick and Hearty Chili

Sometimes you just want a thick chili to go over your hotdog, and the great ones need no large introductions!

This is that Chili!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Brown the ground meat, and drain off fat. Add the Chili Seasoning, tomatoes, and water (if using). Let simmer for 25 minutes so that the flavors meld together. Own your flavors and adjust if necessary.

***The fuel that this chili falls into on the Trim Healthy Plan is going to be determined by the amount of fat in the meat you use, 96% or lower would be E or FP, and anything higher will be an S***

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