Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

I've been hearing about Trim Healthy Mama so decided to try their cookbook.  I was happy to find that the book is filled with lots of good, healthy recipes! I have several recipes that I want to try (especially the salmon patties, the mayonnaise recipe, several of the dressings, and so many more) but I'm happy to report that I did try the Cajun Cream Chicken.  It was delicious! And did I mention easy?  It's a crockpot recipe so I just had to throw the ingredients (only four ingredients by the way) into the crockpot and let it cook all day.  Now, I did add some sautéed veggies to it at the end just to make it more to my families liking but that took all of ten minutes.  It was easy, healthy, and a hit with the whole family!  I look forward to trying more of the recipes soon.

I really like the cookbook but I will mention three things to consider before buying the book.
1. I don't have the Trim Healthy Mama plan and it isn't really covered in the cookbook. There is a short summary in an appendix at the end which was enough for me.  But if you truly want to follow their eating plan, you will need to buy their book Trim Healthy Mama Plan also.
2. Most of their recipes include ingredients that they sell on their website.  They give regular substitutions so you don't have to buy from them but they do highly recommend you use their products.
3.  There are lots of ingredients that regular people may not already have in their pantry such as golden flaxseed flour, oat fiber, unsweetened powder gelatin, integral collagen, etc). They do provide information on where to find most of the ingredients (usually from their website) but still it's a point to consider.

Overall, I really like the book and think I'll use it often.  But I will need to purchase some specialty ingredients in order to fully use the cookbook.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. If you would like to learn more about the book,  click here.