When I first started following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle in May 2016 I found it so helpful to see what other people put on their plate. Changing my eating habits after 40 years of following the USDA food pyramid was hard! I had to completely re-think how to put together my meals. Not eating fat when I was eating healthy carbs. Not eating carbs when I was eating fat. It’s simple in concept but in action there was a learning curve.
To help you see what a typical day in the life of a THMer looks like, I took pictures of my plate at each meal for a day to share with you here.
What’s On My Plate
This may be one of my favorite breakfasts! Two eggs fried in coconut oil, 2 pieces of turkey sausage (I love Applegate Farms’ varieties!), half an avocado, some sliced strawberries, and a cup of coffee with cream. I make this so often that I can have it on my plate in under 10 minutes. This is an S meal if you follow THM.
This is another one of my go to lunch plates. I usually have more peppers on my plate but this was all I had left in the fridge! I like to eat the equivalent of a full pepper (half green and half red). If you’ve never tried pickled okra, I highly recommend it! I didn’t think I would like it, and was afraid it would be slimy, but it tastes just like pickles with zero slime. The deviled eggs were left over from a cookout this weekend. That’s sharp cheddar cheese and uncured sopressata at the bottom. My celery is stuffed with a spread I like to mix up using neufchatel cheese and Wildtree’s Blazin’ Buffalo Blend. I’ll add 2 Tablespoons of the Buffalo seasoning to an 8 oz. block of neufchatel cheese and keep it in the fridge to use throughout a week. This is also an S meal for Trim Healthy Mama (THM). I had a big container of Good Girl Moonshine to drink which I prefer to make using fresh ginger.
My snack was on the run so I made a quick strawberry smoothie using 1 cup of plain nonfat kefir, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 2 teaspoons of Pyure, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 scoop of collagen. I added in some cucumbers because I try to eat some vegetables with every meal. Sometimes I don’t bother, but if I have some handy then I’ll grab them. I was very resistant to trying kefir because I was afraid it would be gross, but it is my new favorite for making fruit smoothies! It is so full of wonderful probiotics to improve your gut health. This is an E meal for Trim Healthy Mama (THM) but it is on the lower side for carbs with just a little over 20 net grams of carbs (total carbs – fiber = net carbs). I try to have one E meal or snack every day.
Dinner was Mongolian Beef with steamed broccoli and my szechuan-style green beans. I’ll be sharing that recipe at some point on the blog because it’s one of my favorite ways to make green beans! This is a Trim Healthy Mama Deep S meal. Deep S meals contain protein, simple fats like coconut oil, butter, and ghee, and non-starchy vegetables. Carbs are only those found in the non-starchy vegetables.
And here’s my day in review:
I hope this helps you with putting together some Trim Healthy Meals of your own!