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.

Cabbage Rice

My husband is not a big fan of cabbage, but if I make it this way he enjoys it, so we certainly have it on the menu frequently because cabbage is a powerhouse veggie! You should look up on the benefits, really!

If cauliflower is not your thing, you can use this in many places that call for “Caulirice.”

This makes itself a very versatile dish to compliment any meal you can think of!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Cut the head of cabbage into slices, then “dice” is by cutting against the grain in small pieces. The pieces will look like cabbage confetti.

Put the cabbage in a very large skillet or pot, because there will be a lot of volume, but they will cook down. Sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of salt, and put the cabbage on Medium-high heat. Do not add any other seasonings or oil/butter until the cabbage has started to decrease in volume and release its juices.

It will begin to steam itself from its own juices, and lightly brown as they cook off, You want to brown bits because it adds flavor and texture. Once it has stopped cooking down so much add all other seasonings and your oil/butter to taste.

***Your fuel type, if following the Trim Healthy Plan, will be determined by how much oil/butter you added, and the quantity you ate. Less than 1 teaspoon of oil per serving then you can make it a Fuel Pull side. More than 1 teaspoon of oil per serving and this will compliment an S or Crossover meal.***

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Apple Spice Quinoa

Another installment of ways to spice up your baked quinoa, from the Treehouse. I present the Apple Spice version.

Again, this is a baked loaf-style breakfast that will be a delight either hot or cold. We enjoy it both ways. And, it freezes well!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix everything together. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until middle is set, in either a standard loaf pan lined with parchment, or a silicone loaf pan. Let cool 10-15 Minutes before cutting.

***This recipe falls into an E setting on the Trim Healthy Plan***

Banana Bread Quinoa

I like to mix things up a bit when it comes to quick, gluten free creations. And, this loaf I decided to try to make it egg free, even though we have over 40 hens and eggs a plenty most of the long days of the year.

So, here is my “banana bread” version of baked quinoa.

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I placed mine in a standard loaf pan with parchment lining it, but a silicone loaf pan would be great for this. It will be done when the middle is set. Let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

This is egg free, so it will be crumbly. Best Results will be when completely cool.

***This is an E meal or Snack on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan***

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Squeeze Sauce

When you are raising dairy free, and gluten free children, you start getting really creative when it comes to getting veggies into them!

And, who doesn’t want broccoli with cheesy sauce on top?

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This cheese sauce is good on all the things!

Now, we are very blessed that all of our children eat vegetables willingly, for the most part, and we no longer live with the degree of sensory processing challenges from our early days of parenthood, thanks to lots of consistent exposure.

Noodles, veggies, breakfast burrito mix, all of it…..and, you will need a powerful enough blender to pulverize all the veggies in this sauce, there is over 3 Cups, into a nice smooth product.

We use a Vitamix, but there are other blenders powerful enough to do this too, even though this blender is on our must-have kitchen appliance list in our home. We went without it once for multiple months, and 0/10 would not recommend!

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