Two new recipes we tried today: Raw Cookie Dough & Peanut Butter Pancakes

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Silas and I made two new Trim Healthy Mama recipes tonight (I subbed half and half for the almond milk because I was all out of almond or coconut milk).

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First up was this Raw Cookie Dough recipe. It was incredible easy to make and made just the perfect amount.

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We all thought this was pretty good. It wasn’t quite like normal cookie dough, but still fairly yummy. I couldn’t get past the almond flour taste in it enough to declare it really good, though.

We put the extras in the freezer and will enjoy them for a delicious snack tomorrow. I think it might taste even yummier frozen! :)

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Next up, Silas and I made these Peanut Butter Pancakes.

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This recipe was really easy to whip up, too.

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I subbed half and half for the almond milk in this recipe, too.

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The batter was really thick so I ended up making one pancake with the batter according to the recipe and the second pancake with a little extra liquid added to see what the difference would be.

The thicker pancake ended up turning out better. However, neither pancake ended up looking that great — but it was mostly because I used this pan on the stove top instead of our griddle. I didn’t feel like lugging out the big griddle to just make two pancakes!

They aren’t really peanut butter pancakes as they don’t have any peanut butter in them, but the peanut flour mixed with all the other ingredients sure makes them taste a lot like they do truly have peanut butter in them.

They weren’t too bad, but we much prefer the Trim Healthy Mama pancakes. I think it’s mostly because I’m learning that I just don’t like things make with coconut flour or almond flour when compared to recipes made with oat flour or oat fiber. Live and learn, eh?

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After we were finished, Silas also helped me clean up the kitchen. He rinsed all the dishes and Kathrynne loaded the dishwasher while I put everything away and wiped down the countertops. It literally took just a few minutes and the kitchen looked spic and span again.

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As the kids get older and we’re training them to be able to help with more and more chores, I just can’t believe how much of a difference it makes in our workload and how much cleaner our house stays — without me having to do much work at all!

Moms of littles: keep on and know that one day soon, your hard work is going to pay off and you’ll be working yourself out of job… Don’t give up!

Links to the recipes we made tonight:

Did you try any new recipes this week?

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Protein-Packed Bacon Omelet Bites

Protein Packed Omelet Bites

Looking for a really hearty breakfast that’s also easy to grab and eat quickly? You’ll want to try these Bacon Omelet Bites.

They are filling, packed with great nutrition, and so delicious!

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Jesse made them for the first time last week and they are a winner recipe. I know we’ll be making them over and over again. Best of all, these are gluten-free and Trim-Healthy-Mama friendly!

You could leave out the chicken or bacon to cut down the recipe costs by quite a bit. You could also add other veggies — like spinach or broccoli. These would also be yummy with some shredded cheese mixed in or sprinkled on top.

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What are some of your family’s favorite filling breakfasts?

 

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Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

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This Apple Pie recipe has been one of our family favorites for years. And it’s usually always part of our holiday celebrations. In fact, Thanksgiving or Christmas just wouldn’t seem right without this recipe!

It’s not too hard to make and it always gets rave reviews. If you want to dress it up even more, add a scoop of ice cream (we love Breyers) plus some caramel sauce. It’s ooey-gooey, the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy, and oh-so-delicious!

We’d never tried the Breyers caramel sauce before, so when they asked me if I’d be interested in making an apple pie and they’d send us a gift card to buy the ingredients plus some Breyers ice cream and caramel sauce to top it with, my family happily signed up for that taste test opportunity. :)

We thought it was delicious… really sweet, but really good.

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Healthy Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

I “Trim Healthy Mama-fied” the Blueberry Crisp recipe from Bread & Wine a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve made it a few more times to tweak it and get it just right.

Many of you asked me for this recipe, so I’m happy to share it. Please note that if you’re not familiar with the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, this recipe might just look really weird to you… and it might even have a few ingredients you’ve never heard of before.

I get that, because I was pretty cynical of the whole THM way of eating for a number of months. But now that I experimented with it, I’ve fallen in love with it. And seeing as it’s been going on five months of eating this way, I think it just might be a new lifestyle. :)

Please note: This has a higher fat content than a typical THM E meal. You can either eat just a small amount for a meal, eat it as part of a Crossover meal or snack, or use twice as much fruit to the crumb topping ratio.

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A quick & easy Crock-Pot Chicken recipe (+ enter to win $5,000 from Crock-Pot!)

If you’ve been reading here for any time at all, you know how much I love my Crock-Pot! It’s a life-saver on busy days when you don’t want to have to think about cooking dinner at 5 p.m.

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