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!!)
For 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
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
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.
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)