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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

I recently reviewed the Trim Healthy Mama Plan and now have the chance to review the cookbook. While I do have the 600+ page original book I do like how the separate books make this plan easier to research and follow.

What I especially enjoy about this updated cookbook is that the pages are glossy (perfect for in the kitchen!) and there are pictures, which I always love in a cookbook. Some new tried and true recipes from those on the plan have also been added to the book. 

While I appreciate that a lot of the recipes are thrifty the thing I dislike, and noticed years ago when I first started the plan, is some of the special foods that are included in the recipes are expensive and/or hard to find. Items like mct oil, ghee, pressed peanut flour, etc. While these items can be substituted with other items, they won't be so "on plan" then. The authors actually have a baking line for sale now and I feel they press these items a little too much, when the previous cookbook was more about finding alternative and cheaper products.

I do look forward to trying more of the recipes now that I can see photos of the food - it makes the recipes seem more appetizing so that is a good thing! :) 

This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion. 


  1. I really enjoyed reading the original Trim Healthy Mama book. The cookbook was okay, but I did not like that their ingredients were so strange. That is coming from a mom that has four children with dairy and grain issues, so we eat plenty strange from most people. On top of that, I work with a lot of "strange" foods, but there were things in this cookbook that I had never heard of. My biggest beef with their recipes is that there is no evidence that their plan really works. I stay make your food from scratch with the least amount of chemicals is still the best way to live.

    1. Are you a member of their Facebook page? If the testimonials on there are to be believed then it does seem to work for many. But, it's the internet, so how can you ever be sure?
      I think a lot of it makes sense, but won't know for sure unless I follow the plan strictly for months on end. And I agree, some of the foods they suggest are odd and I'm not sure if they are any better than their "normal" counterpart!



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