Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett are two sisters from Down Under who happen to have 19 children between them. They’ve also managed to find a way to stay healthy and trim and feed their families meals that they actually enjoy. However, it wasn’t an easy journey to get there. They’re the first to say that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can seem impossible. In this BuzzFeed article, Serene said, “We as women can put on a happy face, but so many of us have a deep desperate longing for a way to be trim and healthy without all the usual awfulness that goes hand in hand with that.”
We’ve all felt the disappointment of trying out a new diet that doesn’t go well. You either feel like you’re not losing enough weight, or you can’t seem to stick to it for an extended period of time. Often, we want to give up on the whole “diet” thing entirely. Well, these two women don’t want you to lose hope. As they discovered what worked for their families, they began to share it with others. Thus creating their brand, Trim Healthy Mama, and it’s gaining traction with women all over!
No, you don’t have to be a mother to adopt this lifestyle. However, it does seem that mothers tend to have unique challenges as they’re juggling kids, work, and everything else life throws at them. The lifestyle is open to all women, but Pearl and Serene refer to the women adopting their plan as “Mamas.” Along with a published cookbook full of healthy recipes to achieve a smaller waistline, they also offer free recipes on their website, TrimHealthyMama.com.
One reason a lot of women with families struggle with a diet is that their husband and children don’t want to join them. However, Trim Healthy Mama kept that in mind when creating their recipes, and a lot of them have become family favorites. Some of these family dishes include meatloaf, pizza, and cheeseburger pie.
We’ve all felt the disappointment of trying out a new diet that doesn’t go well. Mamas aren’t the only ones who will succeed with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle!
Here are a few recipes you should consider to test out the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle:
1. Boost Juice
This five-ingredient juice is great for giving you a quick boost to strengthen your immune system. Its light and refreshing citrus taste is loved by many Mamas—and their kids, too! Another great thing about Boost Juice is that it’s also blood sugar friendly. You can find the full recipe here.
2. Trim Healthy Pancakes
You can throw together this batter mix and use it for pancakes or waffles! Once you have cooked them, you can also freeze them which is great for the Mama on-the-go. They’re also something your children and man will enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t love a good pancake or waffle in the morning? They provide measurements not only for a single portion, which is about three pancakes or waffles, but they also include larger measurements if you are looking to feed your whole family. Ready to taste some morning goodness? Find the full recipe here.
3. Cuffin Cake
Don’t let the name throw you, this cake can either be chocolate or cinnamon flavored. These cakes are packed with fiber and rich in protein, and they have a soft texture, too! The idea behind the name is that this can either be a cake or a muffin, but it won’t make you into a “puffin.” This dessert is delicious and will also fill you up! Get the full recipe here.
For those who have specific dietary requirements, many of their recipes can be tweaked to eliminate dairy altogether or can easily become gluten-free! Another bonus to the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle is that all of the ingredients for the recipes can be found at just about any food store and are also inexpensive. Both Pearl and Serene were on a budget themselves when they created their cookbook. So, if you are being careful with your spending, not to worry; they’ve got you covered! They also sell their own products, ranging from protein powder to their own baking blend.
If you like what you see and want to discover more, Trim Healthy Mama offers three different types of memberships online. These memberships give each Mama access to exclusive recipes, forums, and a Trim Healthy Mama menu builder. These memberships are extremely affordable, and the recipes not only feed a Mama but also her entire family!
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