Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes Paperback – September 15, 2015
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
About the Author
Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett are sisters who share a passion for healthy eating. They both have large boisterous families and love to experiment in the kitchen on ways to best nourish their families and stay slim and healthy in the process. They are former Christian recording artists who traveled extensively for the record label, but they relinquished their touring careers to embrace a life at home with children, dinners, dishes, and diapers. They never looked back.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The Recipes/Ingredients---The cookbook is a huge promo push for the authors. They have their own product line of specially blended flours, sweet ingredients, noodles and some things I don't even know what to call. All of which you'd need to order online and are needed for a huge portion of the recipes. They do say you can make your own blends or buy alternate ingredients but they strongly point out how bad those choices are compared to their brand. (expensive too!)
There were a number of ingredients I had never heard of. I called my mother who is a baker and she'd never heard of them. Though they claim they're easy to find at all Walmart/Targets. Hrms. I doubt. Definitely not all at our stores here.
Some of the items... pressed peanut flour, integral collagen, mineral salt, whole husk psyllium flakes, mct oil, ghee.
The cookbook as a whole is very unfriendly towards vegetarianism. Even recipes that were veggie-ish or desserts included gelatin which...not something a vegetarian can have.
There were also just some weird ingredients. I was excited about the large dessert section and their pro-dessert attitude until I looked at the recipes that included ingredients like okra, radish, black beans, spinach and gelatin. Em. No. No thanks at all.
Recipes also had very 'cutsie' names that weren't helpful in knowing what they were and for the most part the photos were of the obvious dishes while the ones that left me scratching my head were photo-less.
Ex--Breggy Fry Up, Tangy Tato Soup, Cream of Sweet Stuff Soup, Papster Thighs, etc
The Photographs--The photographs were nice enough though not numerous. Maybe 1 in 3 recipes had photos.
Things that made it special==N/A
Recipes marked to try==There are a TON of recipes. Over 350 of them. How many did I mark down to try? 5. Yep. Five. Of the 5 recipes I marked to try 3 would have to be altered to be veggie friendly.
Eggroll in a Bowl
Sweetie on Steroids
Cornbread Crusted Mexican Pie
Chicken Fried Tofu
*I received this cookbook for review via Blogging for Books
I have been researching the Trim Healthy Mama plan for myself and my family. I found that it is assisting families to eat healthy, whole foods, but my one, big, huge, main problem with the THM program is with the supposedly healthy and safe sweeteners that are "on plan" and the blends of sweeteners they sell. While the authors correctly speak out against artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, aspartame, etc.
The authors then go on to allow only two types of sweeteners for the THM plan:
Hydrogenated sugar alcohols, xylitol, and erythritol, also Stevia. These are about as healthy and natural as their names suggest. Their safety (or rather lack thereof) has been covered in articles readily available online.
From my research any product that is not natural eventually the body will reject and there are side effects. Stevia is a natural product, but when used in excess like any other herbs and spices there are also side effects. problems associated with any zero calorie sweetener, no matter how "natural" it claims to be, or even may be. From aspartame to stevia, and everything in between, sweet foods that are not accompanied by actual carbohydrates wreak havoc on human metabolism. Our bodies are programmed to expect carb based fuels when we taste something sweet.
Accordingly, the body prepares for this by releasing insulin, and getting ready to metabolize the incoming fuel, which may never come, if we are really just downing a diet soda, or coffee sweetened with stevia. It is a well known fact that sugar free foods cause weight gain, as evidenced by overweight people everywhere guzzling diet sodas.
From my research I found that Stevia is an herb, so it's natural, which automatically means it's healthy, right? WRONG. Arsenic is a natural substance, too. As are many other poisons, venoms, and toxins. Stevia, like a number of other herbs, has traditionally been known to cause infertility in both men and women. So much so, that women in South America (where this plant grows) were known to drink it as tea as a form of birth control. But unfortunately, it doesn't end there. The reality is, that stevia, like a number of other herbs, can and does act as an abortifacient, or an "implantation preventer."
Another common, negative side effect of stevia stems from the fact that it lowers blood pressure. While this may be great for those suffering from hypertension, for people with naturally low blood pressure, stevia lowers their blood pressure to the point where they can begin to experience headaches, start seeing black spots, have tunnel vision, or even black out.
I challenge you to do the research and decide for yourself the types of sweeteners you should be using. Yes, many of you are having awesome results at losing weight, but at what future consequences for you and your family?
Red flags pop up for me when I watched on YouTube the authors present and share their personal stories at a ladies Christian conference. With their past eating plans they were 100% sure they were correct, but then there were serious consequences to their health and the health of their children on their food plan of eating, so they begin to look in the Bible for the truth of eating healthy and whole foods. Hydrogenated sugar alcohols, xylitol, and erythritol are not whole foods, but artificial chemicals.
This raises for me another Big Red Flag because their choices and decisions about food choices was personally affecting only them and their families, which resulted in serious medical issues for themselves and their children, but now they have a large following of ladies, which maybe some of them are blindly following everything on the plan without researching it for themselves first, as I have done.
Maybe many Christian mothers are drawn to the authors because of their sweet, dynamic, charismatic personalities, and their Christian based-faith and testimony (by the way I am a Christian too), but they are not infallible, incapable of making mistakes or being wrong and doing very sincerely and all in our best interests as they did for their own selves and their families with their food plans in the past.
What if the THM authors are wrong about the artificial sweeteners for the THM plan? What could be the consequences in the future for these THM followers, children, and families? They admit that they were wrong before, but at the time they were totally convinced about their previous healthy food plans. They were 100% convinced they were preparing the best and healthiest food for themselves and their families, but they admit they were wrong.
What scientific research studies and evidence have they conducted, reported, and published to validate the THM plan? What training and medical credentials along with experience do they present that validates the THM plan? Could by chance they be wrong again about some of the THM plan and the sweeteners for the THM plan?
We are mothers who are responsible for the food we prepare and give to our families and we only can accept the responsibility and carefully research all options for the best choices for our family that are REAL, WHOLE FOODS made by God for our use and are unprocessed and not artificially made.
My life motto is TRUST and then MOVE FORWARD only after I have done my homework and researched it for myself. We trusted in the past our doctors and the medical community and we are in a crisis today, but it was when parents started to question and research the decisions of the medical community our eyes were open to what really was happening to our children and our families.
I challenge the readers of this post to do your homework and research these sweeteners: Hydrogenated sugar alcohols, xylitol, and erythritol, also Stevia before you reply.
Hopefully, free speech reigns on this Trim Heathy Mama Facebook page and and my post on their FB page is not deleted.