Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday's Trim Healthy Mama Tidbits

Here is an easy meal that I like to eat and which helped me to lose weight on the Trim Healthy Mama plan as described in the books.   HERE is a link to the original Trim Healthy Mama book and the two new books are HERE and HERE.

The main dish is Crispy Onion Pork Chops with a side dish of Veggies and Cheese.  This is an "S" Meal.   If I switched over to boneless chicken breasts, I could add some brown rice to the meal and it would become an "E" meal.

These pork chops turn out so tender and delicious!

I do have to mention that the authors of the book do not include pork or shrimp in the their recipes because of Biblical prohibitions in the Old Testament.  So use your own judgment as to whether or not you want to include them.

The French Fried Onions would qualify as a "Franken Food" in the book!

This recipe is similar to the chicken recipe that's on the back of the French's French Fried Onions box, but much simpler and lower carb.  Just don't add the flour.  There are only three ingredients.  Put about a cup of the onions in a small zip lock bag and crush them.  I use an inexpensive sandwich bag.

Then spread the crushed onions on top of the pork chops.  Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water or chicken broth around the edges.  Bake uncovered on 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until done.

There are 3 grams of carbs in a serving of the french fried onions.  In an S meal, the carbs should stay under 10 grams.  You don't have to include the carbs in non starchy vegetables.  This meal should be well under the limit.

These veggies couldn't be easier!  I buy the Food Lion store brand of the microwave steam in the bag California Blend vegetables.  Cook them according to the instructions and then pour into a dish.  Then sprinkle grated cheese on top. 

I am in no way an expert on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, and as I've said before, I follow it very loosely and am not strict with myself at all.  But, you will notice that in this meal there are no high carb foods, such as rice, potatoes, bread or pasta.  That's a hard habit to break, after all these years of eating them as a side dish for EVERY SINGLE MEAL.

Luckily, there are ways around this, which are described in detail in the books,  HERE (original Trim Healthy Mama book),  HERE and HERE. (new books).

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Rita said...

This looks so good. I'm wanting to lose about 20 pounds and I think this might work for me.

Little Penpen said...

yummy!!! my book arrived today...I hope to start reading tomorrow!

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