I have been trying my hardest as of late to follow a “diet” called Trim Healthy Mama. I was first introduced to it just over a year ago. A friend lent me her book and I got through most of it (it is a very large book) and had to return it. I understood most of it but was not motivated enough to follow through with it. Enter last year and a friend of mine started the diet and showed amazing results. It then started to spread through our little church group and another friend also saw amazing results. You can check out her journey on her blog, Talk Nerdy to Me. My husband ended up buying me the book, then I got pregnant and me following any sort of healthy lifestyle usually goes out the door when I am pregnant. I just want to eat fatty, sugary foods for some reason. After we lost the baby I decided this time I am going to do it!
This weekend was grocery shopping weekend so I spent all week scouring the internet for some great and easy THM meals. I found this awesome blog called Gwen’s Nest! She has some really great recipes and tools to start up with this “diet”. I say, “diet” because it is not something you use just to loose weight, it is a total life changer and a way of eating. I would really recommend looking into it! And find some friends who are either wanting to try it or already into it. It helps immensely! It can be pretty over whelming. The biggest thing is cutting out all refined sugars from your diet!
This Sunday we decided to stay home from church as I have a bit of a cold and two of my littles are battling it as well. I knew I could have a calm and relaxed morning now, so I decided to attempt the pancake and berry syrup recipe I found on Gwens’ blog.
Click on the links above to see full recipe and directions.
I used the 12 person variation but I have to say that it did not make 12. I got about 8 in total. my family eats quite a bit. The kids alone can eat about 3 pancakes each. I knew when I saw how much it made it wouldn’t be enough for the kids so I made some scrabbled eggs to pair with it. Next time I will double the recipe that way I will have some left over that I can freeze as she states that they freeze well! I used a small amount of stevia to sweeten and I also added cinnamon. For the berry sauce I did not have any gluccomannan so I just used a little corn starch to thicken the syrup. (If any of my local friends read this is there a local store that I can purchase gluccomannan? TIA)
|I put the berry syrup in a mason jar to store in the fridge for meals this coming week.|
|Say, “pancakes!” He always waits here (getting into trouble) when I am cooking.|
One other thing is that they take a long time to cook. Being a little thicker in texture it takes longer to cook through because you want to cook on a lower temperature. You need to make sure you can flip it without it falling apart. I was glad for Netflix and Paw Patrol this morning that’s for sure! What’s Sunday mornings without cartoons anyway right!? Make sure your frying pan or griddle is well buttered so they don’t stick.
The end result,
The kiddos gave it 10 stars and I give them about a 6. For the facts that you can tell they are healthy (you could always add more of your choice sweetener to sweeten it to your taste.) and the time it takes to cook them. Because of the ricotta cheese the texture was a little strange. It also needs the berry syrup to go along with it to add some more goodness to it!