The “Non-Wich”

One of the things that most people learn very quickly, when going gluten free, the sandwiches are not the same…..

The bread is very small, the texture is generally a little off too, and if you follow a food plan like we do, many of the options are just not on plan!

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I use the term “recipe” loosely here…but this recipe was born when we were travelling frequently between our home and the closest major town that had Pediatric Speech Therapy options for our oldest daughter, 2 hours from home.

One of the easiest, on plan, things I found to grab from the gas station was a piece of salami sandwiched by two pieces of cheese. This totally worked, and tasted really good as a place to put a couple tablespoons of the guacamole I found there too! But, I knew I could make it at home, cheaper!

Ingredients:

  • Two slices of the cheese you prefer (I love provolone, pepper jack, and gouda)
  • One or two slices of your lunch meat (Hard Salami, or Oven Roasted Turkey is good too)

Method:

  • Layer them….1 slice of your cheese, Lunch meats, 1 slice of cheese

*On the Trim Healthy Mama plan, you can make these an S by using full fat cheese slices and more than 4 ounces of lunch meat…which would be quite a few of these. You can make it a fuel pull by keeping your total fat content under 10 g and using less than 4 ounces of ultra-lean deli meat.

Why do you call them Non-Wiches?

It started as the “None-Wich” in our house and thanks to high school French I knew “Non” meant “NO” and because there is no…

  • Bread
  • Condiments
  • Veggies
  • Dishes
  • Effort beyond placing things in layers

The name was shortened, not to mention, my kids pronounce it “Nun-Wich” and that has stuck too….

Can I make a bunch and store them? YES!

I made 4 quart-sized bags worth, before we travelled by car from Western Montana to Virginia in 2019.

They froze and thawed perfectly, and did not get soggy for the three days they lasted our family, of 8 at that time, as car-snacks or meals in our cooler.

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Low-Carb Egg Cream

My very first job was in an Old-Fashioned Soda shop. I worked there for 4 years, and I knew the recipes like the back of my hand.

One that I did not make very often, but had to explain to customers a lot, was the “New York Egg Cream.” My short description was always, “A fizzy chocolate milk.”

I was looking for a way to use some seltzer that was open in my fridge, but I wanted a flavor other than plain water, and the idea that maybe I could make this sugar-laden drink from my first job into something healthy and delicious came into my mind.

I also wanted to make it dairy free and a fuel pull on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, because I’m extra like that!

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Ingredients:

Method:

  • Add all ingredients, except seltzer, to a blender.
  • Blend well. Taste and adjust sweetener because you won’t be able to stir much once you add the seltzer.
  • In a large glass, there will be foam so get a bigger one than you think you need, pour the contents of the blender.
  • Add your seltzer slowly, and lightly mix the contents together with a spoon. Enjoy!

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Southern Style Green Beans – FP

Southern Style Green Beans - FP

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This recipe is inspired by my 83 year old grandma.

A wonderful lady who grew up in Missouri and whole-heartedly believes that green beans cannot be served without bacon OR bacon grease.  I’m not saying she’s wrong, they’re pretty good that way….but I needed a veggie that fit into a few more of my Trim Healthy Mama Plan meals.

So, taking the flavors into account I came up with this…..

I am a mother to 7, and keeping in mind that I need this to stretch and hopefully make it to leftover days I doubled what we would normally eat in a typical meal.

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Servings: 8-12

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

5 Pounds Green Beans

1 Tablespoon Mineral Salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast

1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (I use hickory)

1 Tablespoon Oil (Avocado or MCT)

Directions:

Put your beans (fresh, frozen or canned) in a large stockpot.  I use a 22 quart so I can stir it around well.  Then add all your other ingredients and cook on Medium until well mixed and heated through.

*Do not be intimidated by the amount of green beans!  They are great heated up for other meals, and fit into my Leftover Day routine because there are usually enough left for everyone.

 

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