Category Archives: THM-E

Chicken & Three Bean Soup {THM-E}

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Energizing (E) meals with Trim Healthy Mama are the hardest for me.  I’m not even sure why, it just seems like I struggle to come up with ideas for the E meals that don’t include fat!  But last week, during a Fuel Cycle even, I stumbled across an old recipe for Bean & Chicken Soup.  It had some ingredients that didn’t quite work with THM E guidelines, but I was certain I could tweak it and come up with something yummy and energizing.

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This soup is so easy – cook your chicken in the crock pot until done, then shred it and toss in the beans until heated through.  Super simple!

 

Chicken & Three Bean Soup {THM-E}

15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed well

15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed well

15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed well

2 lbs chicken tenders, frozen

1 quart chicken broth

1 can diced tomatoes

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp black pepper

2 tsp salt

3 tbsp cumin

3 tsp oregano

 

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT BEANS in the crock pot.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours until chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken from crock pot and shred.  (*I shred my chicken by putting it in my kitchenaid mixer bowl with the paddle attachment.  Just turn the mixer on medium-low for a minute or two and your chicken is perfectly shredded!)  Place chicken back in crock pot and add beans.  Turn crockpot on HIGH for 30 minutes or until beans are heated through.

 

Brownie Batter Pancakes {THM-E} & Hot Fudge Syrup-Sauce {THM-FP}

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I love brownie batter.  Prior to THM, I’ve been known to whip up a batch of brownies just so i could eat some of the batter before popping them in the oven.  True story.  Love the stuff.  Of course, regular old box-mix brownies are not on the THM plan, and for good reason!  They contain all sorts of processed and not-good-for-you ingredients.

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And who doesn’t love pancakes?  Soft, fluffy, drenched in some sort of syrup-y goodness?  I mean you’d have to be crazy not to love pancakes.  And there’s so many flavor options – berry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, banana pancakes, apple-cinnamon pancakes, the list goes on an on.  I decided I wanted a chocolatey pancake. It took a couple of tries to come up with a recipe that I really was happy with, but I’m so glad I kept trying!

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These brownie batter pancakes aren’t quite a fluffy as traditional pancakes, but they are oh-so-yummy.  And the best part?  You can eat the entire batch as ONE serving!  How awesome is that?  Oh wait…it gets better…you can also pour on this amazing Fuel Pull Chocolate Syrup!

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Yes ma’am (or maybe you’re a sir?), this sauce is the icing on the (pan)cake!  You can’t go wrong with chocolate sauce!  I may or may not have licked the bowl clean after taking these photos.

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If you love pancakes and brownie batter, and you’re a Trim Healthy Mama looking for new ways to start your day, then give these delicious little babies a try!

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Brownie Batter Pancakes {THM-E}

  • 2 tbsp whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Truvia (or other sweetener of choice)
  • pinch salt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp almond milk

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Heat skillet or griddle and spoon batter onto hot skillet.  Let cook until bubbles appear on the surface.  Flip over and cook another minute or so, until fully cooked.  Stack pancakes on serving plate and use Fudge Sauce to top them!

Hot Fudge Syrup-Sauce {THM-FP}

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp Truvia (or other sweetener of choice)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine cocoa powder, truvia, and salt in small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Whisk in the water until smooth.  Heat to a boil; boil 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.  Serve warm.  Store and leftover sauce in airtight container in refrigerator.
*This amount of water makes a medium-thick sauce.  Use more water for a thinner syrup.

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