So this is where I live. A corner of the kitchen. Collection of Tupperware from garage sales and Goodwill. The Kitchen Aide is below, measuring cups to the right. Gradma’s homesteading recipes there between Sugar and Brown Sugar. Good Whole Foods. Wholesome. Fresh. Best ingredients I can buy. And it’s killing me.
After reading Trim Healthy Mama – I’m learning I can still have whole foods, but in a better order to help me burn the food as fuel, instead of store it as fat.
I’ve purchased a few supplies to still enjoy baked goods, and have been frustrated trying to cram them into my pantry.
I keep working around these bad boys. Corn, Sugar, Brown Sugar and Flour.
I was trying to make Bread in a Mug to go along with my fried eggs.
Find ingredients, stuff them back in.
So here is how it stands today. the bottom shelf is now dedicated to our new baking products. Flax, Oats, Almond Four, Cocoa, Almonds, Nustevia, Coconut, Baking Powder, Extracts, Monk Fruit – and the new recipe book – Trim Healthy Mama. Sorry Grandma.
I’m leaving in the corn starch til I get a replacement thickener, my goal is no white flour/sugar. With that said, I left our regular Sugar container we usually use for visitors on their cereal or coffee. Raisins and Dark Choco chips, Tea, Baking Soda, Coconut oil, Truvia and Vanilla. I didn’t mess with the top shelf very much.
Breakfast – Fried Eggs on toasted Bread in a Mug. Sea salt and pepper and fresh Tillamook Butter. MMMM. Don’t get me wrong, I love the eggs/sausage/pepper/cheese dishes. But I really enjoy fried eggs – with bread. (Flax, Egg Whites, Almond Flour, Baking Powder, Coconut Oil)
Now to figure out what to do with these bad boys. I’m thinking of looking for smaller containers for say a choco chip cookie sized portion or corn bread or such – and putting them on the top shelf up there. I did throw away the powdered sugar and agave. I will throw out the corn starch this week. I have several pkgs of powdered milk, not sure if I want to get rid of them, but I’ve had them unused for far too long. Crisco? Yeast? I need to check the baking coconut, I’m going to assume it has sugar in it, not just ground fine.
How did you change your pantry when you started Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle?
Yes…our pantry has changed a lot in the last six months, too! 🙂 But for the better. Just a thought, though; monk fruit has too much fructose to be “on plan” for THM. Pearl was asked directly about Loa Han/Monk Fruit, and that was her reply. I was curious about monk fruit, too!
You should be able to find xanthan gum at Fred Meyer (Bob’s Red Mill brand) in the health foods section. Our family actually likes it better than the gluccomannan. The gluc leaves a very weird, “my throat is closing up” sensation in my throat, and quite a few people have experienced this, so it’s not just me. I started substituting xanthan gum for glucomannan most of the time now – almost 100% of the time, and it is working well for us. Just an idea!
Thanks Julie! We need to make a trip to Newport to get a few things at WalMart and Freddies. The Monk is an extract with zero carbs/sugar/protien/anything. This week – we wanted to try the muffin in a mug and couldn’t stomach the stevia. Blech. I was encouraged to read your post that we will get there – and I’m probably using too much. I’m going to look for your measuring spoons. When we did Adkins – I didn’t use sweetners often, and don’t plan to with this lifestyle either. I’m more of a savory person.
On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Petra School
Sorry – I meant Julieanne!!
Angie, if you’re using the NuNaturals NuStevia Pure Extract and its expiration date is April 2016 or later, it’s the “new formulation” of this product – and it doesn’t taste good at all. 😦 Pearl and Serene are working to find a different brand of stevia that they can now recommend. We didn’t like the NuNaturals NuStevia Pure Extract at first, but after 4-6 weeks, we were liking it. However, they changed their formulation in June, and now it tastes terrible. 😦
I can’t seem to find online the same type of container with a label that matches your monk fruit extract. Would you mind checking the list of ingredients in it? Often, monk fruit extract will also contain molasses. Even if the carb count says 0 grams carbs, it can legally be 0.9 grams carbs and the companies are still allowed to say that it has zero carbs. Deceptive, huh?
It still contains fructose, which isn’t on plan, but you’ll have to figure out for your own family if you can still lose weight while using monk fruit extract. Hopefully, you can – and the extra fructose won’t be a problem! 🙂 Truvia would be a better option, and when Pearl and Serene recommend a new brand of stevia extract, then that would be a great option for your family. 🙂