Garden Fresh Recipes

Bountiful Garden Fresh Recipes to utilize your garden's bounty. Healthy dishes to trim by with THM or a Low Carb Lifestyle.

These Garden Fresh Recipes are a great addition to your journey to Trim & Healthy. 

We love fresh produce especially from the garden or the farmer’s market. Incorporating healthy garden fresh recipes into our meals ensures that our bodies get the correct vitamins and minerals that we need.

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I love our Farmer’s Market and shop there regularly with my husband, finding unique items like coffee, an heirloom pickle company, handmade soaps, cheese and fresh produce. Do you shop at a Farmer’s Market near you?

I asked some of the bloggers that we all see regularly posting about their Trim Healthy Mama Journeys to share some of their recipes with us. Most of these recipes will be E or Fuel Pull. (If you don’t know what that means — Check out the Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book.

Some Things to Remember When Planning Your Meals

When pairing your Protein and Side Dish choices remember that it is okay to have more than one vegetable with your meals. Many times I add a hot dish and a side salad to ensure that I am getting enough vegetables into my day. 

If you aren’t a leafy green person and salads just make you go “UGH!” Try the creamy creamless veggies from your Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook or try incorporating some freshly grated carrots, zucchini or other vegetable into ground meats and layered dishes.

These Garden Fresh Sides are Lighter and are Mostly E and Fuel Pull meal types.

This Rhuby Cherry Delight is one of my favorite go to recipes. It is very light and refreshing especially during those hot summer days. It also makes a graceful appearance on your holiday table.

The cherries make this lively little salad a light E dessert that won’t weigh you down. With healthy glycine, cherries and rhubarb it’s a timeless classic.

Rhuby Cherry Delight

Garden Fresh Basil Recipes

Basil is an herb that grows abundantly in the spring and summer. Many of us have Basil plants and other herbs that we grow in our kitchens as well. Pesto is a great way to preserve your basil and make use of it year round.

Perfect Basil Pesto -- FP With an S option

Garden Fresh Sides with Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers are a wonderful Fuel Pull vegetable. They add bulk along with many vitamins and nutrients that we need in our everyday life. They add bulk to these salads along with crunch and added flavors.

Calico Bean Salad — E


Garden Fresh Butternut Squash Recipes


Italian Sausage & Squash Soup (THM S helper or Crossover)
Italian Sausage & Squash Soup (THM S helper or Crossover)

Garden Fresh Cabbage Recipes

Garden Fresh Cabbage is another awesome ingredient, making slaws and other salads that incorporate this versatile vegetable allows us to bulk up those meals without bulking up the calories.

Sugar Free Waldorf Slaw (Low Fat, THM E)
Sugar Free Waldorf Slaw (Low Fat, THM E)

Garden Fresh Corn Recipes

You might think that corn is not “on Plan” for us Trim Healthy Mama’s but you thought wrong!! Garden Fresh corn can be utilized in garnish amounts and Carey over at The Healthy Milestone shared how to prepare it in your Instant Pot and a wonderful corn and heirloom tomato salad.

Instant Pot Sweet Corn- E
Heirloom Cherry Tomato Corn Salad- E

Garden Fresh Sides Made with Cucumbers

Cucumbers are another wonder vegetable. They have appetite suppressing abilities along with adding fiber and other nutrients.  Adding these salads and slaws helps to keep you fuller longer.

Creamy Cucumber Salad — FP
Cucumber Radish Slaw -- FP
Cucumber Radish Slaw — FP



Garden Fresh Greens Recipes

I can’t express just how important getting your greens in is!! Greens are one of the best ways to fill up without blowing up the calorie load on your plate. Pairing them with healthy dressings containing MCT oil, Yogurt, fresh fruits and berries along with cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, etc gives you a huge serving size with added fiber and vitamins.

Grilled Romaine Salad
Grilled Romaine Salad


Red Pear and Mixed Greens Salad- E


Garden Fresh Tomato Recipes

Garden Fresh Tomatoes are a wonderful cancer fighting ingredient. Making dishes like this heirloom gazpacho, ensures we are getting those health benefits into our daily diet.

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Garden Fresh Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes

Zucchini and Summer Squash are a mainstay in many a Trim and Healthy kitchen. This non starchy vegetable can be made into hash like the one in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. It can also be used as a replacement for apples and pineapple in Satisfying desserts without fear of going over in calories or carbs.

Sugarless Faux Pineapple (Sugar Free, THM FP)




Zucchini Noodle Salad -S
Fried Summer Squash – S

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