Trim Healthy Mama Book Review and Giveaway

Trim Healthy Mama Book Review Give away

I’m so excited to share with you my review of the new Trim Healthy Mama Plan book as well as the new THM Cookbook!

Both of these books have been a blessing in so many ways. I’m going to separate the reviews so that you can see what the benefits of each book are.

I was lucky enough to be blessed with the ability to write this post and give away a set of these books to you! (a HUGE shout out to Random House for sponsoring this give away!!)

 

Disclosure StatementFor legal purposes, I do have to let you know that this is a sponsored post and that Random House provided the give away copies of the new Trim Healthy Mama books in return for my unbiased views and opinions.

whew! got that out-of-the-way… Now on to the GOOD STUFF!!

Trim Healthy Mama Plan

Keep it Simple, Keep it Sane


 

I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama Plan for over a year utilizing the original PDF book as well as the information in the Facebook Groups. (Personally I’ve lost over 60 pounds in about 18 months, following the Trim Healthy Mama Plan)

I was never so happy to see a book be revised and condensed into a simpler format!

The New Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book is so much easier to navigate with a wonderful table of content and index. Making the plan an easy and fun way to slim down while still eating delicious food that is sugar-free and made with the healthiest ingredients.

The way you meet the characters is very informal in a manner we can all relate to. The plan book is a refreshing read that speaks from the heart with Biblical references of how and when to eat a “satisfying” meal or an “energizing” one.

Each of the four meal types are centered around protein ensuring that we Mama’s make the healthiest choices for ourselves and our families . Clear examples are included in each of the meal descriptions as well as easy to make recipes from the companion cookbook are referenced through out.

I would have liked to have seen some recipes for the  sample menus in the plan book just to help clarify things a bit more, however there are some suggestions for everyday foods within each section and each of the recipes in the sample menus is located in the new cookbook. This plan can be implemented easily by anyone!

Some of the reasons I love Trim Healthy Mama are:

No calorie counting

Easy everyday recipes that work for the whole family

Food Freedom

Fun on plan foods and recipes that make my heart sing

Food that fits every budget, large or small

The AMAZING online community through Facebook and The new Trim Healthy Mama membership site.

All of the wonderful THM Bloggers and Mama’s

My Local Support Group, as well as others around the globe.

 

I love the food lists that are included because it takes the guesswork out of knowing what foods fit into which meal type. Allowing mama’s everywhere to learn how to separate their fuels with ease. I also love that they included a “Guy Chapter” in the New Plan Book

Overall I’d say this is a must have book for someone following the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Eat Up and Slim Down

 
This Cookbook has become my kitchen companion since it hit my doorstep. I love the new recipes, the index, table of contents, the color coded key to fuel types and so much more.

 All of the recipes are written in a traditional format that is easy to read with gorgeous photos throughout the book, with helpful excerpts strategically placed where needed.

Each recipe section has a color coded key for the recipes that tells you at a glance what fuel type it is. I would have liked to have seen the recipe title and page referenced on the photos but hey …maybe next time.

The books come to you soft bound and the cookbook is reinforced so it is a bit sturdier than if it hadn’t been. I did take my books in to have them spiral bound so that they would lay flat, but honestly I kind of wish I hadn’t because of the plastic coil that Fed Ex used. 

The introduction in the cookbook is amazing with awesome descriptions of the kitchen tools that are most handy as well as the special ingredients that are used in some of the recipes. With over 350 recipes only about 50 of them call for special ingredients.

 My favorite recipe so far has been the Jigglegurt on page 345.

 

Overall the recipes use everyday items that can be found at any local grocer or health food store. and you can find all of your THM Supplies through my affiliate link

 

I highly recommend BOTH the Trim Healthy Mama plan and Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook even if you are not a beginner!

 

 

Make sure you enter to win a copy of BOTH books.

(this give away is limited to US residents only due to shipping costs)

 

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135 Comments

  1. Jenny Schmidt

    Love the Cheeseburger Pie, it’s a family staple. Also their Chocomoco from the book rivals a sugar-laden coffeehouse drink. Delicious! ☕💟

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  2. Tiffany quinn

    Cake In A Mug 🙂

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  3. Charllap

    Can’t remember the real name, but we call it chile rellano casserole.

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  4. Diane Porter

    one of my favs are the E pancakes 🙂

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  5. BethJ

    Wonderful giveaway, and wonderful book reviews! I’m so glad all that effort was put into making the plan even easier to figure out, and follow. 🙂 The fastest, easiest thing for me is just the basic Shrinker.

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  6. Kaylee V.

    I love THM too! I love the food freedom, and the delicious recipes.

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  7. Ginny Gasparre

    How do I know if my entry worked?

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      it’s there Ginny 🙂

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  8. Emily Adams

    That is a hard question because there are so many good recipes, bit I love brownie in a mug.

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  9. Cassandra Holdeman

    We LOVE the pizza casserole – so easy and tasty!

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  10. Shirley Martin

    I don’t know iof I have a favorite. I just like a lot of them.

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  11. Shay Speer

    I can’t wait to get my hands in these books. I looked through my friend’s cookbook and love it. THM has changed my life. 60 lbs gone forever!

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  12. Lacey

    I’m only 3 days in but so far I love all the ideas for salads. I’m eating a delicious E salad right now! 😉

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  13. Lisa Hincapie

    I am just getting started so I am looking at recipes from the old book that I checked out from the library.

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  14. Lisa

    I love cheeseburger pie and cottage berry whip!

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  15. Eileen

    love the Eggroll in a bowl

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  16. Melinda

    i have so many, I like most of the smoothies.

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  17. Patricia Delgado

    Good girl moonshine is my fave recipe

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  18. Dayla Dee

    One of my favorite THM recipes is Pearl’s chili!

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  19. Anna-Lee Howard

    My favorite THM recipe is breakfast: Greek yogurt, raspberries, a splash of vanilla extract, and sometimes a bit of peanut butter.

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  20. Erica

    My favorite recipe is thm pancakes and then egg rolls in a bowl!

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  21. Claire

    I love THM. It is just what my body needed. Love the cheesecake berry crunch!

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  22. Gennie Wynne

    Right now it’s just the Sweet Cinnamon Quinoa. But hoping to find a lot more when I get the new cookbook!!

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  23. Sarah

    My favorite THM recipe in the new book so far is the peanut butter puff cake! My favorite DLWM recipe is the peanut butter crumble! Ok maybe I love peanut butter 🙂 🙂

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      I love Peanut Butter too 😉

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  24. Tammie

    Brownies!

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  25. Sonia

    I would love to win!!

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  26. Cathy

    Thanks for the chance to win these new books!

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  27. Carol

    My favorite is the THM Chocolate Mint Shake plus many others.

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  28. Cathy

    I love the Trim, Healthy Pancakes! They are easy to prepare and very versatile.

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  29. Melissa

    The are so many things to love. I enjoy the Buttah pancakes. 😉

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  30. Katrina

    I love the Cottage Berry Whip over oatmeal.

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  31. Amanda w

    Love egg roll in a bowl

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  32. Jean Hamilton

    Thanks for the review on the new books. I have the original, and hope to get the new ones soon. It was nice to find your website also.

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      Welcome 🙂 I hope to see you again soon

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  33. Vanessa

    Can’t wait to read the new books! Thanks for the review! 🙂

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  34. tracy

    Cottage berry whip

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  35. Sarah M

    I like the Fat Stripping Frappa!

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  36. Jessica

    Alfredo over chicken and broccoli!

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  37. Stephanie Coldwell

    I like the yogurt recipes. My favorite is the yogurt with apples, cinnamon and sweetener. I add protein powder to it too.

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  38. Lisa

    I enjoy the original fat stripping frappe with coffee – what a blessing these new books would be fore me. thanks

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  39. Kendra

    Our family enjoys cheeseburger pie

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  40. Rachel

    Egg roll in a bowl!

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  41. Elizabeth Nichols

    everyone in our family loves the cheeseburger pie

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  42. Shaina Stafford

    I just got started reading the old book that I checked out from the library. But from what I have seen posted in the group, I can’t wait to try the cry no more brownies!

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  43. Chrissy

    I love THM!

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  44. Sarah S.

    There’s a chicken cream cheese pocket that is wonderful!! Whole family loves it. I also like the bulletproof coffee.

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  45. Peggy Stanfield

    My family and I love egg roll in a bowl, it is easy, quick and my 12 year old daughter who is a very picky eater, loves eating it and cooking it!

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  46. Melissa

    So thankful for all the dessert options! 😉

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  47. Michelle

    We love Cheeseburger Pie, Skinny chocolate, cottage berry whip and Trim Healthy pancakes 🙂

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  48. Crystal

    I love Lazy Lasagna so far! I’m new to the plan 😀

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  49. Kami

    My favorite recipe from the original book is the Choco Pudding (p. 366). I LOVE it, it is an FP, and it is so easy to whip up! Chocolate cravings = satisfied!! 😀

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  50. Christine Wells

    My favorite so far is the Trim Healthy Pancakes from the old plan book. They taste much better than the pancakes I was making before THM and so much healthier!

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  51. Steph

    I would love to get my hands on these books!

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  52. Joellen

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but my kids love the Easy Peasy Cinnamon Muffins recipe from the original book. They don’t like the cinnamon flavor, so I sub cocoa powder and add a few plan-approved chocolate chips to make easy peasy double chocolate muffins. I make the cinnamon for the adults in the house.

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  53. Sarah

    chocolate mint shake is my everyday dessert! But I would love to be able to win and learn so much more!

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  54. Jessica

    Cheeseburger Pie!! Our family loves this! So good and filling. I also like the Fat Stripping Frappe and Big Boy Smoothie.

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  55. Jess

    I really like most of the drink recipes. I used to be a super sugar junkie and now I am learning better ways to enjoy foods and drinks.

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  56. kathy

    There are so many-cheeseburger pie!

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  57. Cinda K Hise

    Our family Loves the Cheeseburger Pie recipe in the first book and Mrs. Criddles Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas.

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  58. Hazel

    I haven’t tried any yet, I am new to the group and haven’t had the money to pick up the books yet, I have discovered a few free recipes that I am planning on trying.

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  59. Suzan

    Skinny Chocolate is my favorite THM recipe!

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  60. Jill

    I love the Fat Stripping Frappa!!!

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  61. Brenda W

    I use the Sweet Blend in my drinks a lot. I enjoy the vinegar drink mixed with fresh lemon. I also love Skinny chocolate made with coconut oil and pb. 🙂

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  62. Mic

    I love the bangin’ ranch chicken breasts!!!! Soooooo creamy and delicious!

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  63. Betty Philpot

    Skinny chocolate!

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  64. sherry Clifton

    I have just started looking at all the recipes. I’ll have to get back ti you on my favorite.

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  65. Robin Eckstein

    My favorite recipes are the muffin in a mug recipes.

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  66. Mia B

    I don’t really have one. haven’t tried any yet

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  67. Katrina Lemire

    This is cool!! I am saving for the new books, it would be cool to win them.

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  68. Ruth Sophia

    I don’t have a favorite recipe because I’ve never tried any! I’ve been a lurker on their fb page for quite some time, though, just can’t justify buying the books so I’d love to win this =)

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  69. Julie egbert

    Can’t wait to try muffin in a mug.

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  70. Lacy

    I’ve found my favorite summer treats/drinks. Now need to find some good fall/winter ones!

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  71. Mary

    My favourite THM recipe is The Shrinker!

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  72. Karen F.

    My favorite is Taste of Thailand soup. It is a lunch staple for me in cold weather months.

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  73. Maria

    Cheeseburger pie is a family favorite

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  74. Barb

    Hopefully these books would be easier to understand than the original. I have the first book, I have 45 lb I need to lose, but there are so many details in the book, I really struggle to understand what food to put where. Your testimonies and pictures are awesome.

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      I found the new books to be much easier to understand… they have chapter summaries at the end of each chapter which really help to clarify the key points 🙂

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  75. Stacy

    THM Pancakes

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  76. Juli

    Love it!

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  77. Robin Farmer

    Love the Pay Off Days in the New Cookbook. If I win, I’ll share the books with someone who can’t afford or doesn’t have them yet and wants to get healthy and happy! LOVE THM! Thanks Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved.

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  78. Chelle

    I haven’t tried any recipes as of yet, I do not have the books. I hear there are so many good recipes and I have been following through Facebook and trying to learn the plan.

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  79. Dee Johnson

    My favorite recipe from Trim Healthy Mama is Cheeseburger Pie.

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  80. Tami Holliday

    I need to win the books so I can make some yummy THM recipes to find my favorite!!!!! Thanks for all you do to help us live healthier lives.

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  81. Valerie

    I make the pancakes, and basic treat squares ALOT. They must be my favorites 🙂

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  82. Deborah Ragno

    I don’t have a favorite yet because I haven’t taken the leap yet.

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  83. Sarah

    I don’t have a favorite yet. I borrowed the old book and I’m excited to try many of the recipes!

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  84. Iassica

    I police smoothes and shakes. Their Frappa recipe was one of my favourites before going dairy free because my nursing baby reacts to dairy. I would love to use this cookbook to find a new favourite!

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  85. Marcia Wilwerding

    Thank you so much. This has been very helpful. I have been hovering all around THM for over a year now, but have not been serious about it until now. Excited to see what the Lord has in store. 🙂

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  86. Cindy B

    Pretty much love it all

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  87. Terry

    I haven’t started yet so I don’t have a favorite recipe. That’s why I need to win!!

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  88. Angel

    Cheeseburger pie, egg roll in a bowl to name a few! Too many to list!

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  89. SaRah

    i have been reading the old book, and it has already helped me so much. I would love to have a chance to read the new ones!

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  90. mary barber

    Hi, we are missionaires to Belize, Central America. Would love to win this set of books to take with us. in Christ, mary

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  91. Dalia H

    Crustless quiche is delicious!

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  92. Kathy

    Thanks for the review, I am inclined to go purchase the cookbook!

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  93. Sara R

    i hope to winter cookbook. My five kids need new stuff to try.

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  94. Lacey R

    Too many! Probably the pancakes right now.

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  95. Brenda Howard

    My favorite is eggroll in a bowl… yummmy

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  96. AnnaMarie Walraven

    Love the plan and recipes!!

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  97. Susan

    Cake in mug recipes

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  98. Jamie

    latest fave is cake in a mug! yum!

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  99. Amy

    My favorite of all time is skinny chocolate. But I also love the apple cinnamon yogurt for breakfast and the Shrinker.

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  100. Dana

    Can’t wait to get these new books!

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  101. Laura Lane

    Kai Si Ming. I wish I knew how to pronounce it! It is in the first book.

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  102. Connie

    Thank you for the book review and endorsement of THM!

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  103. Alexa

    I actually have just been introduced to this book this week, so I”m looking forward to trying some recipes!

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  104. Crystal Martin

    I like the Just Like Campbell’s Tomato Soup! I can’t wait to try some new recipes!

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  105. Erin deJong

    Can’t choose just one. Too many delicious recipes.

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  106. Jamie

    I don’t have the cookbook, but I would love to try new recipes!

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  107. Bertha Yoder

    Would love to win these book’s. As far as my favorite recipe… I have too many too name 🙂 lol pancakes, pound cake, shrinker..

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  108. Jessica F

    Thank you so much for your wonderful THM resources and this giveaway!

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  109. Sherri Fry

    Would love to win these books. I so want to start following the THM way.

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  110. Abbey

    Cheesecake…yum.

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  111. Tammy

    I love Eggroll in a Bowl….always make a double batch so i can have leftovers 😛

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  112. Carey B

    It sound simple I know but I love egg roll in a bowl it’s simple and so good and easy to put together! 🙂 This is a great giveaway. I don’t have either of these books and I’d LOVE to win! Thank you!

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  113. Emily W

    My favorite THM recipe is muffin in a mug.

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  114. Emily Neville

    I love egg roll in a bowl and cheeseburger pie!!!!

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  115. Amy

    We are loving the Lazy Lasagna!

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  116. Kristy

    Would LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  117. Mary K

    Definitely the shakes and drinks.

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  118. Lauren

    I am brand new to THM and have only tried GGMS. 🙂 So far that’s my fave! Lol!

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  119. darla morley

    love thm been on 1 year

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  120. Rebekah

    I love everything THM! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  121. Carrie

    I really like the cheeseburger pie, and also Mrs. Criddle’s beef enchiladas, Gwen’s bread and mint chip shake…lots of stuff!!

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  122. Jackie Davis

    I Liked the lasagna!!!!

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  123. leah

    Ahhhh, I would so love to win these! I love skinny nut clusters…major sweet tooth here. 🙂

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  124. Sheena

    I love the fat stripping frappa!!

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  125. Joy

    It’s hard to pick just one!! My favorite go-to lunch that is quick and extremely yummy is the Just Like Campbell’s Tomato Soup with grilled cheese made with half a Joseph’s Lavash Bread. 🙂

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  126. Tara C

    I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet. I have been browsing though and there are so many recipes I am making notes on so I can try them!!

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  127. Carmen

    That’s hard, Maybe skinny chocolate. Or else the cheesecake.

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  128. Kate

    Just started this week…very excited!

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  129. Bethany Kolarik

    I am new to this and have not tried any recipes yet, but am excited to gather all the ingredients and try something!

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  130. Kristy

    Oh my gosh! Thanks so much!
    Sent you an email and I can’t wait to start my THM journey!

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    1. Judy (Post author)

      Welcome Aboard 🙂

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