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It can be hard to know where to start to find the best Trim Healthy Mama recipes for the Trim Healthy Mama plan – aka the THM diet.
With so many Trim Healthy Mama recipes available on Pinterest, it’s tempting to skip buying the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and instead only cook from free blogs and pins.
Here’s a warning though: there’s so much bad information out there!
THE PROBLEM WITH DOING THM WITHOUT THE BOOK
The Trim Healthy Mama plan is frequently confused for the keto diet and other ordinary low carb diet plans. Many “regular” low carb and keto recipes can fit in a THM meal plan, but that’s only part of the picture.
The surprising truth about the Trim Healthy Mama plan is that it’s not a low carb diet. A major component of the THM diet is that it also includes meals based on energizing carbohydrates, a factor too often left out of well-meaning blog posts about THM foods.
To avoid the risk of bad advice that can derail your diet, it’s worth buying the cookbook to get plan-approved THM recipes straight from the Trim Healthy Mamas themselves. <–This is especially important if you are just getting started!
ALL ABOUT THE TRIM HEALTHY TABLE COOKBOOK
The Trim Healthy Table is the second, and most recent, cookbook from Trim Healthy Mama. In just a handful of weeks, I have made over FIFTY recipes from this book.
This cookbook and the Trim Healthy Mama plan have truly shaken things up in how I cook and eat on a daily basis. These THM recipes have me eating okra in foods from meatballs to protein shakes, adding collagen and gelatin to just about everything, dosing out stevia like a pro and using glucomannan with the ease normally reserved for basics like salt and pepper.
And it’s delicious! Eating from this cookbook has kicked up my nutrition several notches. As a bonus, my “meat and potatoes” husband enjoys the recipes, too.
Most of the recipes don’t require special ingredients like glucomannan, but do yourself a favor and just start building out your THM pantry because it is SO WORTH IT.
To help you decide if the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook is worth getting and what to try first, below are over 50 recipe reviews.
You’ll notice there are way more recipes I love than those I didn’t, which keeps me going back to the Trim Healthy Table cookbook again and again. There are still so many on my list to try! I’ll keep adding reviews to this page, so PIN THIS POST for reference!
THE BEST TRIM HEALTHY MAMA RECIPES FROM THE TRIM HEALTHY TABLE COOKBOOK
These recipes are make-again “keepers.”
Dreamy Chicken Lazone (S) – I loved this so much, I immediately shared the recipe with my mom to more rave reviews. This is a version of Hungarian Paprika chicken, a heavily spiced chicken cooked with butter. We ate this over sautéed shredded cabbage (those bags from TJ’s make it so easy) for dinner, and leftovers made an easy THM lunch the next day. My husband came home from work asking how soon I could make it again. It’s really that good! Even better, it’s a pantry dish.
Chocolate Berry Cream Fluff (S) – OK, this isn’t even really a “recipe” but it’s a no-brainer, easy THM dessert that I’ve fallen back to more times than once. Here’s what you do: whip up some heavy whipping cream with stevia and serve with frozen berries and lily’s chocolate chips (or another S-compliant chocolate.) If you’re eating THM, you probably always have these ingredients on-hand, so it makes a simple go-to when you just have to have a bite of dessert.
Singing Canary Truffles (S) – One of the recipes that made me fall in love with baobab powder. Made with coconut oil, turmeric and baobab, these dance the line between dessert and delicious vitamins. A great “just need one bite of something” THM dessert.
Beauty Blend Graham Crackers (FP or S) – The cost of the book is worth the Beauty Blend recipe chapter alone. The Beauty Blend is a mix of gelatin, collagen, THM baking blend and egg whites that is transformed into varieties of crackers, cereal and pie crusts. Don’t walk, RUN to this chapter of the book.
Beauty Blend Savory Crackers (FP or S) – Wine and cheese night is back with these crackers! I top mine with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. Paired with a cheese and charcuterie plate and a good glass of wine, this is a decadent date night meal that feels nothing like a diet dinner!
Beauty Blend Cereal (FP or S) – This is simply Beauty Blend Graham Crackers crushed up into cereal-like pieces. It doesn’t eat exactly like a store-bought bowl of cereal, but it’s pretty dang good topped with a sprinkle of nuts, Gentle Sweet and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
No Moo Cream Cheese Bites (S) – A dairy-free cheesecake experience! Even if you don’t care about dairy-free (I don’t), this is worth eating for the nutrition: it’s made with oolong tea, coconut oil, gelatin and baobab.
No Moo Cheesecake-Stuffed Cookie Sammies (S) – This is the No Moo Cream Cheese Bites tucked into Beauty Blend Graham Crackers. Nothing not to love!
Wonderful White Blender Bread (FP) – We eat this practically every day! A low-carb bread that is better than all other low carb breads because it’s easy to make, low in calories and pretty dang convincing as bread. Most low carb bread alternatives are loaded with fattening almond flour and coconut flour, but the base of WWBB (THM’s acronym for Wonderful White Blender Bread) is egg whites, unflavored protein powder, THM Baking Blend and 0% greek yogurt. I like it best pan-fried in butter.
WWBB Garlic Bread (S) – Hands down my favorite way to eat WWBB (). Toasted with ample pats of butter and generous sprinkling of Trader Joe’s Onion Salt, I had my husband almost convinced this was ordinary bread.
Cheesecake Shake Down (FP) – By now you might have correctly suspected that cheesecake is my favorite flavor, and this shake lives up to its name. How is there not cheesecake in this? It’s a huge, filling and ultra healthy. And yea, it tastes like cheesecake.
Lemonade (FP) – Do we know how to make lemonade? Yes, but this was a great reminder to actually do it. A quart of this lemonade helps keep me from grabbing snacks, and it’s so low calorie I can drink it guilt-free all day, and a lot of days I do. You just need lemons (adding a lime is nice, too), ice, water and stevia. (I used to hate stevia, but I found Better Stevia and now use it everyday! Tastes great.)
Marvelous Make-Ahead Meatballs (FP or S) – I made these four times in two weeks. Even made with 96% lean beef, these are tender, flavorful and simply awesome. And they have an undetectable secret ingredient! (Okra.). The book has several ways to serve them, too.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs (FP, S or E) – An effortless crockpot recipe that throws together the Make-Ahead Meatballs, frozen peppers and onions mix and seasonings for a comfort food dinner served over cauliflower rice.
Crispy, Crunchy Okra (S) – My Yankee husband was floored by this spiced, roasted okra recipe. He didn’t even know he liked okra, and now we eat it on a regular basis.
Gingerbread Secret Big Boy (FP) – Okra in a shake? I know. But you really can’t taste it! The optional topping is worth the extra minute of trouble on this one. It lends every slurp a cookie crumb texture.
Peanut Butter Cookie Muffins w/ Handy Chocolate Sauce (FP) – The disclaimer I have for these is that they are Fuel Pull. When you consider that they are low carb and low fat, these light muffins that oddly look like peanut butter cookies get a lot of credit. I initially wasn’t impressed, but then they quickly disappeared. The chocolate sauce recipe is really, really good, but these muffins don’t need it. A dab of sugar free strawberry preserves instead make these a great little pb&j treat.
Black Pepper Chicken (FP or S) – This Chinese takeout-style recipe is a quick weeknight dinner. The star of this S-style (low carb) dish is the shredded cabbage fried in coconut oil. Life changing.
Meatballs, Rice & Gravy (FP, E or S) – Here are those make-ahead meatballs, again! One of the things I miss most eating low carb is sauce. This recipe gives a super simple and quick way to thicken a seasoned broth to make a spoonable, gravy-like sauce. Never eat dry cauliflower rice again!
Egg Roll in a Boll Deux (FP, E or S) – There’s nothing not to love about THM’s Egg Roll in a Bowl recipes. A simple mix of ground meat and veggies is transformed into a huge and umami-filled bowl in minutes. This version uses cauliflower rice, but it’s great over shredded cabbage, too.
Cream of Treat Hot Porridge (FP, E or S) – I’m one of those weird people who’s always loved Cream of Wheat, and this faux version nails it for me. It’s a creamy mix of sweetened THM Baking Blend, almond milk and whey protein. I like mine with a handful of frozen raspberries and a drizzle of “Handy Chocolate Sauce.”
Brownie Fudge (S) – These were a hit for my Valentine’s Day dessert. Use good chocolate! My favorite low carb chocolate that’s great for THM is Montezuma’s 100% Cocoa Solids Dark Chocolate Absolute Black with Cocoa Nibs from Trader Joe’s. ZERO sugar in this bar! It’s so smooth that as a dark chocolate lover, I can even enjoy it plain.
Mocha Secret Big Boy (FP) – Another great shake recipe with frozen okra. The base of this is iced coffee, but I used my go-to Dandy Blend for instant coffee flavor without the caffeine (plus bonus benefits like over 50 trace minerals!).
Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Shake (S) – A sweet and easy way to get in some cottage cheese, even if you normally hate it!
Pizzeria Soup (S) – You’ll never know there’s okra and collagen hiding in this soup. I made it extra lean with TJ’s chicken sun-dried tomato sausage and 25% less fat pepperoni.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip WWBB (S) – You don’t even need the chocolate chips for this recipe to taste amazing. Leaving them out takes this bread to a very light S. I love it plain, but it’s also great topped with some whipped cream cheese and a sprinkle of walnuts.
Pay Off Day Brownies (S) – Good enough for holidays/company. (No one will guess they are low carb.) My non-THM in-laws even asked me to make these again!
These recipes were good, not great. I will make them again occasionally and/or tweak to improve.
Creamy Verde Chicken Chili (S) – An easy crockpot chili made with chicken breasts, cream cheese and a jar of salsa verde. The result was a decadent, creamy soup that was delicious over cauliflower rice. I would make more often if it wasn’t so rich! Great dish for maintenance, however.
Taco Pie (S) – There’s a lot of hype around THM’s cheeseburger pie recipe, and this taco pie is a riff on that dish. It was good, but it’s also really high in calories. Leftovers reheated wonderfully for lunches though, and it’s very much a “man dish.” Good to have in your back pocket for a super easy dinner.
Cauliflower Nachos, Nacho Night (S) – This recipe is seasoned, roasted cauliflower topped with nacho toppings like taco meat, shredded cheese, jalapeños and black olives. As you can imagine, yep! It’s good. There’s nothing not to love about this meal except for the calories. It’s a fun alternative dinner for your typical pizza-and-a-movie Friday night.
Easiest Breakfast Casserole (S) – Your traditional egg bake with eggs, breakfast sausage, onion, peppers and cheese. I’m bad and leave out spinach because soggy greens ruin dishes like this for me! Really good, really easy and really fattening even though they lighten things with a big serving of egg whites mixed in. If anyone can recommend a good, light breakfast sausage for an egg casserole like this, let me know so I can make this more often!
Lemon Cream Pie (S) – I made this with the light, no-bake crust option. Overall it was definitely good, especially when I haven’t indulged in any kind of pie in a very long time, but it needs a little tweaking to be amazing. This is another one of those recipes that isn’t light enough to eat on a regular basis.
Iced Vanilla Fat-Burning Tea (FP) – Hardly a recipe, but I like being reminded of simple drinks other than plain water that I can sip all day, guilt-free. This is oolong tea with vanilla and stevia.
Beauty Blend Base Pie Crust (FP) – This crust is less successful than the crackers but good in the right application. It bakes to be more of a thin, cake-like, almost-cookie-but-not-quite crust. Not all that great as a base for the Lemon Cream Pie, but a slice of crust was good with a dollop of Chocolate Berry Cream Fluff.
Hello Health Sipper (FP) – This has great flavor and a gorgeous color from the two mini sweet red peppers, but I don’t love it because it does not stay mixed despite including sunflower lecithin. The drink separates after only a few minutes, giving it an eery red-orange gelatinous layer on top of water and ice. When you stir and drink it right away, it tastes great! But it’s a quart of liquid and intended to be sipped on all day.
Fifteen-minute Focaccia Bread (S) – I’m torn on this one. I loved it – really loved it – out of the oven, but leftovers were so dry, even a generous pat of butter couldn’t help it taste better. I’ll have to experiment with down-sizing the 9×13 recipe to make just enough for one meal.
Cream of Mushroom Trimmy Bisque (FP) – Not the most flavorful soup in the world, but isn’t that cream of mushroom? On the good side, it was so easy to throw together and made a great winter meal paired with slices of the above fifteen-minute focaccia and a salad.
Big Bowl Cinnamon Oatmeal (E) – I’ve been making Hungry Girl’s “Growing Oatmeal” bowls forever, and this is essentially the same recipe. You make half a cup of oatmeal with double the liquid, giving you filling volume for this E-style (energizing carbohydrates) breakfast. I prefer the recipe proportions I learned from Hungry Girl, however. This Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal is my favorite; use on-plan sweeteners and leave out the powdered Coffeemate if you’re a THM stickler.
Cheesy Flower Biscuits (S) – Let’s be honest: these look like cookies! While I’d like these more without the expectation of them being fluffy biscuits, this recipe has a lot of potential and the texture is very biscuit-like. I made it as written and used sharp cheddar cheese, but the included plain recipe is a great blank canvas for any flavor. I plan to experiment using these as bread for sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches.
Loaded Broccoli and Cheese Soup (S) – Seriously the healthiest broccoli and cheddar soup recipe you’ll ever find. This high protein soup has secret ingredients like blended okra, collagen, unflavored whey protein and cottage cheese. Really good soup but not something I crave.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust (S) – Good flavor, but it has a diet-dessert texture that makes it not worth eating for the calories. It has 1/2c peanut butter, two blocks 1/3-less cream cheese, 1c peanuts etc…for that amount of calories I don’t want it to taste like diet food!
THE WORST TRIM HEALTHY MAMA RECIPES FROM THE TRIM HEALTHY TABLE COOKBOOK
BAD BUT NOT THE WORST
These unfortunate recipes were edible, but mediocre.
Chicken Bacon Rice Casserole (S) – Casserole with onion cooked in a little bit of bacon fat, then mixed with cauliflower rice, greek yogurt, bacon, baked chicken pieces and topped with shredded cheddar. These ingredients are normal staples in my kitchen, and I hoped the convenience of baking them together would yield a cheesy, comforting dish…but I could hardly eat it. Chicken and loaded cauliflower are best enjoyed not cooked together!
Good Ol’ PB&J (E, FP or S) – I made this FP with WWBB, sugar-free jam and PB2. While it looked like a “real” pb & j, the WWBB bread is a little dry and dense to eat as a cold sandwich.
Matcha Spice Trimmy (FP) – This recipe is a sore spot for me because it stained my new Vitamix a putrid shade of green that will not budge despite rounds of soaking in vinegar, soap and deep cleaning. Insult to injury, it wasn’t even that good.
Cheesecake Shake Down, Pumpkin Spice variation (FP) – I was so looking forward to this dairy-free FP shake, but it was overly tart and not enough warming spice. With some tweaking, this recipe could become a favorite.
These recipes went in the trash.
Burger Bombs (S) – How could these be so bad? These are essentially mini meatloaves baked in muffin tins. (And I could happily eat meatloaf every day of the week.) But, gross. Maybe picky kids who like super bland food would find these edible, but even after trying to doctor them up with condiments, I had to throw these out. If you want a great “burger bomb,” try these Hungry Girl Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves. I love these and serve them as burger skewers with plenty of pickles, chopped-to-size lettuce, jalapeños and cheddar cheese. For THM, use plain tomato + stevia for the ketchup and sub out the 1/4c of panko with oats, THM baking blend or almond meal.
Personal Pan Pizza (S) – The base of this pizza is the WWBB for One batter, cooked in a cast iron. My husband thought it was pretty good, but I thought the crust was too spongey, and the whole thing was a bit of a soggy mess. There are better-tasting ways to get a pizza fix.
Queso Chicken Bake (E) – This is one of the worst recipes I’ve ever made…in my life. The base is a cheese sauce made with Laughing Cow Cheese bulked up with a little okra snow and glucomannan, and dang does it whip up to be something terrible. Avoid this recipe if you like food! 🙂
Good Girl Moonshine Gummies (FP) – Basically apple cider vinegar jello. Hard pass.
Wonder Wraps 2 (FP) – I was all prepped and excited to use these wraps to make the “Come to Mama Chimichangas” recipe for dinner, and they were awful. I even went online to make sure the recipe was right because it was so terrible. (The recipe in the book is correct.)
Nuke Queen’s Cornbread (FP) – Simply put, this tastes nothing like cornbread and a lot like baked egg whites.
Sweet Flower Bread (S) – This is crumbly and has the same overcooked egg white taste as the cornbread. Nothing I want to eat with a cup of coffee!
Have you tried any recipes from Trim Healthy Table? Leave a comment and tell me your favorites!