Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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I've found a new go-to for ALL of my supplements, vitamins, organic staples, cleaning products and more! Coconut oil that's even better than Aldi!  *gasp*  

And you get a $5 coupon when you use this link - love that! 
They have pretty much everything you'd ever want (and lots of products that are vegan, gluten-free, etc...) and tons of specials every week to save even more, get free products... I could go on and on.  But just check it out for yourself!


Thursday, July 03, 2014

Peppermint Patties for Trim Healthy Mamas! THM-S

I attended an essential oil party awhile back and the hostess had these AMAZING peppermint patties made from coconut oil, dark chocolate, honey, and peppermint essential oil.  I wanted to try and recreate them and make them THM-friendly, cutting out the honey. It was surprisingly easy, and tastes just as delicious and refreshing!
Here's how:

Ingredients: 
* 85% dark chocolate (or Skinny Chocolate, of course) - melted
* 1 cup Coconut oil (melted)
* Peppermint extract
* Stevia and/or Xylitol - I use NuNatural Pure Stevia Extract powder 



Directions:

1. Mix the coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint extract (or peppermint essential oil if you prefer & are well aware of how to use EOs safely in the kitchen!)    

2. Add stevia to taste.   Play around with the taste until it's how you like it.


3. Put the coconut oil mixture into candy molds or mini muffin tin. I found adorable little ice trays with silicone bottoms that make it super easy to pop these yummy treats right out when they're all done!  
There are several ways you can do this, but I find this method works best:
** Spoon a bit of chocolate in cup first, put in freezer to set up (around 30 minutes).
** Add a bit of the coconut mixture on top of that, put back in freezer to firm up.
** Add more chocolate on top, put back in freezer or fridge.
When firmed up well - pop out and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

You can also make these in mini-muffin tins with the paper liners, 
but I just think these are TOO cute!


Photo courtesy of anniegoss/candy/


Monday, June 30, 2014

My Trim Healthy Mama Discovery

"This was both encouraging and entertaining! (Do you have a blog or other writing venue? If not, you should consider it!)" 

That was a reply I got to a Facebook post this weekend, and is the reason I am writing this now.  Sometimes the least little encouragement is all we need, right ladies?  And this one touched my heart deeply, as I love writing but seldom make the time to do it (as you can easily see by this blog right here!).

So about 4 weeks ago, I stumbled upon something that seems to - thus far - been pretty life changing!  I fell down the Google Rabbit Hole and landed at Trim Healthy Mama.  This book/page has apparently been around for a couple of years now, and since I'm always looking for the next get-thin-quick scheme, it's downright amazing that I never heard of it before.  Or maybe that's exactly WHY I never heard of it before now.  Our God, He does work in mysterious ways...

Anyway, I started loosely following it and below is a post I made on their Facebook page the other day.  I hope it encourages someone else out there.


For you ladies who are discouraged and frustrated the scale, who are trying so hard and not seeing those numbers move.... Take your measurements!!! I actually went up on the scale this past week and was not a happy camper at. all. I did, however, take my measurements when I started loosely following THM about 4 weeks ago.

I do pretty good most days, but still slip in meal-skipping (there's just too much to eat! what kind of "diet" is that?!  ) and doing some accidental crossovers, but doing "ok" considering I just got the book 2 days ago. Well, I decided this morning that I'd check my measurements and see if this was really working at all - ya know, other than the better sleep, more energy, skin clearing up, and better moods. 

I "de-robed" (aka, got nekkid), grabbed my measuring tape and a note pad and went to work. I looked at the numbers I wrote down after each measurement and thought "Ugh. Still huge." (not remembering my previous ones, they are in my MyFitnessPal phone app).

Opened the app to enter the numbers and compare... To my astonishment - down .2" on my neck (bigggg deal, I thought. Blah. Better than nothing though, right? Hrmph.)...

Continued on...1.5" on my waist... Wait. What? But the scale said I gained weight!

2" on my hips. About that time my jaw hit the floor and I did a little jig, right there in the bathroom, all by myself. 

So to those, like me, who have been slaves to the number on the scale - remember this:

Scale - 5 letters, starts with S
Satan - 5 letters, starts with S.
Both are LIARS!