Several months ago I started reading a book called “Trim Healthy Mama”. I was very impressed with their philosophy of food, wellness, and weight loss…it was extremely balanced, yet; refreshingly different than the other health/wellness books I’ve read in the past. Their viewpoints were similar to what I believed beforehand, but took everything to a whole new level.
Personally, I think low carb is a wonderful way to eat (especially for weight loss)…but I also believe we need carbs in our diet as well. So this book made me extremely happy as it showed how to make eating some carbs NOT a thing of weight gain, as well as the benefits of a more low-carb lifestyle. The book is scientific, but written in a way that makes it easy that’s not hard to understand. Actually, it’s written in a quirky, fun way with lots of illustrations and recipes…oh, the RECIPES! People they are amazingly good! I have every intention of trying them all out…and it’s a big book (around 650 pages!)…but honestly, every page is interesting.
I loved “Trim Healthy Mama” so much…there’s nothing “fad diet” about this. However, it does make you think about your carbs, fats, and proteins in a whole new way. It’s one book I feel I can completely recommend for the nutrition. It’d geared more to wives and mamas, but anyone can benefit from the nutrition and recipes in it.
Thanks to Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett (authors of the book), they’ve allowed me to share one of my favourite recipes with you today. I know you’ll love it!
Chocolate Muffin in a Mug
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 tbsp. golden flax meal
- 1-1/2 tbsp. almond flour
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (heaping)
- 2-3 packets Truvia
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. almond milk or water
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
Crack the egg into a mug and whisk with a fork. Add the ingredients and stir well. Microwave for one minute. The muffin should come out of the mug easily when you turn it upside down. Enjoy with butter, peanut butter, or even some Greek yogurt.
This is one of my favourite snacks for the evening. It tastes like you’re eating a muffin made with flour, but it’s a low carb option that tastes like a dessert.
Sometimes I mix a little pure maple syrup with cocoa and drizzle it on top for a little extra sweetness.
Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama book? Do you have a favourite microwave recipe?
This was not a sponsored review. It’s just a book that I really love and wanted to share with you.
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