-My Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook Review-
I was given a copy of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Harmony Books, to give a review! I had already purchased the cookbook immediately when it was released so I am GIVING this cookbook away with the cookbook holder (pictured above)! So thank you Harmony Books and Trim Healthy Mama for the copy of the cookbook! But I do want to add that the review is my own opinion and thoughts. Also, this post may include affiliate links.
I am so excited to be able to bless someone with this cookbook!
I started my Trim Healthy Mama journey on May 25, 2013, by purchasing the Big Trim Healthy Mama book. That book included several recipes. I tried many of those but didn’t really have a clue as to what the recipes were supposed to look like. I still trucked away, having lots of hits and some misses. Still I was able to lose 40 lbs before getting pregnant. I’ve tried many diets but never felt I could actually stick with one with out either starving or not being able to get past the food. Not with this “plan”. The food is amazing! So much so I know this is how I can eat the rest of my life an be happy doing it!
When I heard that the sisters were making an actual cookbook addition to go along with the New Trim Healthy Mama Planbook, I was super excited & I pre-ordered the cookbook immediately! (I DO collect cookbooks and can spend hours pouring over the recipes and pictures.)
Finally my book arrived! WOW! Not only was it FULL of recipes, over 350 to be exact, for me to try but it was visually beautiful! I could see how my recipes should turn out. That made a huge difference to me. The amount of recipe choices are incredible! Great options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks (frozen, sippers, hot, smoothies, etc), and then there’s desserts! Nothing lacking there! And they are labelled to go along with the Trim Healthy Mama Planbook (S, E, FP, XO). Also, the recipes that use No Special Ingredients are also labelled. So for those who cannot great special THM items at the moment, you have recipe options!
I’ve tried many of the recipes and cannot wait to try more. There literally is something for everyone in this book! Every recipe is easily understood for people who know what they are doing & those who may not be as kitchen savvy.
If you haven’t bought the Trim Healthy Mama Planbook, go, by that one first! But if you own it already and are wondering if this book is worth it, YES! It is very worth it!! Just to have the options at your finger tips is worth it! It’s so helpful, keeping you on track, and just delish
Here are some of my favorite recipes I have tried from the book:
Trimtastic Chocolate Zucchini Cake page 296- I literally was astonished at how good this was!
Cry-No-More Brownies page 314- these tasted just like the “real” thing (I followed the recipe exactly no substitutes expect I didn’t have the stevia extract and just used several drops of my liquid stevia)
Bust-a-Myth Banana Cake page 298- I really liked this as a breakfast cake!
Pay Off Day Candies page 380- one word YUM
Treeces page 378- peanut butter and chocolate… amazing!
Cheesecake Berry Crunch page 352- soooo good!
Just Like Campbell’s Tomato Soup page 112- delish
Cheeseburger Pie page 149- your man will thank you!
Lazy Lasagna page 140- for real good!
Cottage Berry Whip page 374- this is one of my all time favorites! Simple but delish!
Singing Canary page 398- love this one and feel a burst of energy after drinking!
Hot Chocolate Trimmy page 430- really comforting, tasted like a Salted Hot Chocolate from Starbucks!
Those are just a few of my favorites. I do want to add, everyone’s tastes buds are different. Some of us like more spicy, some of us do not. This is why I would suggest tasting as you go when you can. That way if you need to add more spices, you can, or if you don’t want as much spice, you can keep it more simple. Also, if you are new to the plan and just recently off of sugar you might just want to give yourself a little time to adjust before diving right into dessert or try the smoothies. Something I learned quickly was my taste buds changed after being on plan. I love being able to taste flavor more abundantly now!
For me, the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is always out on my counter. Very well worn, used, and battered (literally), haha! I hope you get a chance to check it out. It is a very decently priced cookbook for the amount of recipes and pictures in the book!
Also, if you are interested in ordering this cookbook you can use my affiliate link and purchase here: Trim Healthy Mama Store
Now for the giveaway… I am giveaway (thanks to Harmony Books & Trim Healthy Mama) the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. I am also including the pictured eggshell blue cookbook holder.
**This giveaway is for US Residents ONLY.
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Dolly @ Young Homemakers says
I love my cookbook and it is WELL USED! It is the best money I think I’ve ever spent! Lol! I agree with you on all the recipe selections…delish! There have been very few that we didn’t like. 😀 This cookbook will be a huge blessing to whoever receives it!
My favorite is the key lime pie! My husband said it is his new favorite pie ever. 🙂 Now trying more new recipes! Thank you Sarah!
I haven’t tried many recipes yet, but I love the frappa!
Sara Jaquith says
My big book is due to arrive today. Excited to start my THM adventure. I have the plan book and new cookbook on my wish list! Thanks for sharing.
Heather Conner says
Love your review!! I still don’t have the new book. I hope to soon!!!
I love this Cookbook and all of it’s resources!! I totally agree that if you don’t have the plan book, you really should have that on hand as well to understand how all these wonderful recipes fit into Trim Healthy Mama.
Shena J says
I tried the blackened chicken with mango and black beans and it is sooooo good! I haven’t really found a recipe I didn’t like.
Would love to figure this way of eating out, this would be a great help!
Dawn G says
My wonderful sis in law introduced me to THM and forced me to eat the slow fajitas (the only struggle was to save some for everyone else!). She sent me home with a few other recipes, egg roll in a bowl (LOVE) and chicken florentine (even my 4 year old liked this, although he called it Popeye Chicken and needs a new shirt because of the muscles he developes while eating it lol). Would love to win the cookbook so I can try more. Thanks for sharing!
Cerena Lynn says
First of all, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this giveaway!!!! 🙂 And, thank you for all of your awesome recipes that you share!!
I do have the original book, but I would love my very own copy of the new one! From the original book, I LOOOOVE the fat stripping frappa! I love that THM is all about making the recipes your own. I have done that with the FSF by subbing coconut extract for the vanilla, and using almond milk cubes instead of regular ice cubes. Yum!! I also love the shrinker since I’ve “made it my own” as well. 🙂
Jennifer Turpin says
My favorite E-breakfast is the Chocolate Monkey Crepes. So delicious and filling.
I enjoy the Trim Healthy Mama Cottage Pancakes andCcheeseburger Pie.
We enjoy the egg roll in a bowl and I enjoy the frappa
Amelia Delgado says
Thanks for posting this! Really want the cookbook. Just starting out.
A friend of mine showed me the cookbook and let me try a couple of the recipes and my boys absolutely loved the lemon herb drummies and ask for it on a weekly basis.
Robin Farmer says
Thank you Sarah for the opportunity to receive a free copy of the THM cookbook & stand! Although I have a very much used copy, I’d love to share with a friend of mine who is just starting THM. Thank you also for your amazing recipes. Mrs. Criddles rocks!❤️
I haven’t tried any THM recipes yet, but u would love to try it out!
This would be such a great book to win! I enjoy Trim Healthy Mama books and would live to add this one!
Skinny chocolate truffles!!!!
Goodness – I have tried so many that I like, but I would say the cottage berry whip and the cheesecake are my favorites so far…….
I’ve tried the chocolate zucchini cake – yum!
Thank you for always helping people have a healthier lifestyle
the banana cake
Julia Walker says
Thank you for all your yummy recipes!! And thanks for the opportunity to win the book!! I have one but I would love to give the other to my sister!
Mindy Stevens says
I love the recipe for egg roll in a bowl
Regina Tonn says
I love the trimtastic cake, but have also been trying more smoothies. This morning had the Sweet Pie Swirl and it is a winner! Thanks for a great giveaway!
Stephanie tidwell says
We tried egg roll in a bowl last night….we did not care for it but hey, everybody is different, right?? lol
Linz Potratz says
I LOVE the cookbook also! I want to win the cookbook to give it to my sister.
Some of my favorites are:
* Eggroll in a Bowl,
* Sweetie on Steroids
* Sweet & Spicy Asian Stirfry
* Healing Shrinker
* Cheesecake Berry Crunch
* Strawberry/Rasberry Big Boy Smoothie
* BBBB Thinthick
* Trimmy Light
* Foundation Milk
Erin Filips says
I love the cottage berry whip, lazy lasagna, and the cabb and saus! Yummy!
Carrie S says
Pay off day candies. Fantastic!
I don’t have the cookbook and find recipes online.. Would love to have my own cookbook!
Connie C. says
Chocolate Nut Slab. Mmmmmm….
Cheeseburger pie, chicken parmy, baggin’ ranch drummies, jalapeno popper soup, trimtastic cake, B.A.M. cake…I have not eaten anything I did not enjoy! =)
My fave THM recipe is the salted caramel creamy oolong tea! Soooooooo yummy
My fave dinner would have to be the cowboy grub…I always have to double it because the whole family devours it!
My family loves cheeseburger pie from the original book.
I don’t know it’s exact name but I love the pizza bake.
I don’t have the cookbook yet but I know that I’m going to love it when I do get it! Thanks for your review!!
Zucchini cake is the best. Enough said.
love the singing canary drink. really helps me .
Looking forward to trying some recipes!!
Yay for healthy eating! Thanks for all your fun and easy recipes.
I would love to win this!!
Rhonda Douthett says
I would love to win this for my daughter and I. I enjoy your recipes and follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.
Stephanie Coldwell says
My favorite recipe is probably the pizza casserole. I can’t stand doing much cooking while I’m pregnant so add that to the list of reasons why I’m anxious for this baby to come and I’ll be back on my THM bandwagon.
Love love special agent cake and pizza casserole
Patricia Delgado says
My favorite recipes are ggms (good girl moonshine) and egg roll in a bowl!!
Thank you for this giveaway!
Nicole O. says
I would love to win this cookbook so that I can get started with THM! Your honest review also seems helpful in starting!
Amanda piper says
I love so many of their recipes! Not sure if it’s their recipe or not but the rock and roll cake is a favorite of mine!
Amanda w says
I don’t have the books yet but looking forward to trying it
I really like the cheeseburger pie! But really, I have enjoyed most recipes I’ve tried.
I’ve been on the THM journey since the beginning of the year and am loving it! My favorite recipe from the book so far is the egg roll in a bowl, followed closely by the BAM banana cake. Thanks for the giveaway!
Cassandra Holdeman says
Fooled Ya Pizza…making it tonight. We LOVE it!
Niki C says
My favorite recipe is Egg Roll in a bowl
I love the E pancakes made like crepes!
Caroline Shaw says
I have been on plan since Jan 11 and have lost 12 lbs. I enjoy this way of eating and the freedom it gives to enjoy real food!! I would love to win this cookbook to enjoy and try all of the recipes you I keep reading about.
Trish S says
I like the GGM for sure!! My family really enjoys, and often requests the Spicy Chicken Wings. It is an easy meal to prepare but full of flavor! I have been wanting the new cookbook since it became available, hope I win.
Favorite THM recipe is the strawberry cheesecake shake
my fourth babe is just 5mnths and I just got into the first plan book…id LOVE the cookbook to get ALL of us on a healthier diet!!!!
Michelle Patrick says
I have tried many THM recipes and my favorite is egg roll in a bowl and Reuben in s bowl! I’m certain I will find many favorites!!!
Jessie Bates says
I love the cheeseburger pie!!! By far my favorite!!!!
I love the recipes!!
I have enjoyed the plan book worth every effort to read it and understand it
I have the book but have really been on the fence with it because of some health issues. Seeing the cookbook might be the push I need. I haven’t tried very many recipes but one that I have tried and loved was the egg roll in a bowl.
Love the Wise Shepherds Pie!
We love the Pearls Chili
Donna Hicks says
O love the THM pancakes plus many other recipes.
Noema Bradnanska Ondrasek says
I would love to try some new things! Like brownies and smoothies.
I haven’t tried any recipes from the cookbook so I would be excited to try them all! lol
I have and love the cookbook, this would be a gift to my lovely mom, who lost 35lbs last year on THM food that I made her and froze and from menus I made with simple directions. Time for her to spread her wings, and this would be a beautiful encouragement.
Pat Baker says
LOVE this cookbook! So many yummy recipes and all so healthy for us. Our favorite by far is the Lazy Lasagna. We make it once a week and always say lets make another lol..
Stacy T. says
Love Trim Healthy Mama!! I lost about 20 lbs a couple years ago on plan and then fell off the wagon. I started back up a couple weeks ago, but haven’t gotten the new plan books yet. The recipes in the new book look delish, and that cook book stand—super cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Kristy Hicks says
One of our FAVORITE THM recipes would have to be Cheeseburger Pie on page 326 from the original book. Our family love to add all our burger toppings and eat it with a side salad or steamed veggies. It is so yummy!
I really hope I win this. I am getting married in less than a month and my husband-to-be has loved the THM recipes I have made for him. It would be great to have it at the beginning of our marriage.
My family’s favorite recipe thus far is cheeseburger pie!
My families gave dish is cheeseburger pie.
You have one of my favorite thm blogs 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!
I have the old combined book and would love to have the new cookbook!! Especially since I’m pregnant with my first and haven’t been able to be on plan 100% and plan to get back to it after I have my Lil Goober!
I have made numerous THM and have great success, and your recipes are FABULOUS!
Kim Sorensen says
I think I would try the banana cake first, sounds yummy.
My family loved the cheeseburger pie!
I’ve really enjoyed the cheeseburger pie recipe from the original book. I’ve been wanting the new cookbook, though so this would be wonderful!
Kristy Jeske says
I haven’t tried a whole lot yet. I’ve pinned a lot though! And drooled over a lot too! LOL! We do love the egg roll in a bowl although, I don’t think that’s an official THM recipe. 🙂
Anything sweet but I still have yet to try egg roll in a bowl.
Vivian Lyons says
I love the drinks, like FSF. Would love to try more!
Cheeseburger Pie!! The whole family loves it.
Rebecca Johnson says
There’s not a recipe I’ve tried that I haven’t liked! A favorite is the Ridiculous Meatballs and Spaghetti. So yummy! I have the e-version but would love a hard copy!
Thanks for the chance to win!! I have one already but I have the perfect person in mind to give this to if I win! Love your recipes – keep them coming! <3
oops – I didn’t mention that the lazy lasagna is my favorite!
I really like the skinny chocolate!
I love anything salmon (first time eating it) and my husband loves the Cheeseburger Pie.
Crystal Miller says
I like the Trim Healthy Pancakes and the Tomato Soup from the original book!
What a nice thing to do! I would love to have this cookbook!
Stacy M says
Our guys like the peanut butter brownies for breakfast. I like the trimmies. My husband likes the lazy lasagna and the taco bake.
I like the egg roll in a bowl and the cheeseburger pie. 🙂 I need more recipes. Thanks for the giveaway. Hoping to win!
Julie B says
I haven’t tried any of the recipes, but wouldlove too.
Chrissy Benoit says
I love your review! My cookbook is stained, bent, ripped and I’ve had to very carefully separate a few “stuck together” pages from a spill or two….well used and well loved indeed!
Trying to get healthy after a double mastectomy. These recipes sound wonderful! Thanks to my niece for sharing this website and the giveaway info. I hope I win!!
I love the Trimmy Rich every morning in my coffee!
I love the cottage berry whip and I love peanut butter and chocolate protein shakes!
Jessica hauer says
I have the cookbook already and love so many of the recipes! Especially lazy lasagna and cheeseburger pie! I hope to win this book for my mom and dad! They are always asking about the recipes I make and they are trying to lose weight and it seems like everything else has failed them and I think having a recipe book for them self could help!
LOVE Cowboy Grub!!
I haven’t tried any of the recipes in the new cookbook. But I always loved the big boy smoothie and of course nothing beats skinny chocolate!
Wynn przybycien says
I would love to win this and give it to my mom. My favorite recipe.is the thin mint shake.
Such an awesome thing for you to do! I’d love to win this for my mom!
Catherine Neiswender says
I love the Good Girl Moonshine and the trim Bouillon mix.
I have the book and have made several things…all good! Cheeseburger Pie is a huge hit with my preteen and teen grandkids! I like it because I eat what they do!
If I win the book, I’ll be excited to give it to my daughter who is nursing her second child. She’ll love Serene’s research and food advice because she & Serene are cut from the same mold. Fitting into her pre-baby skinny jeans isn’t enough motivation for her to read it… it has to nourish her family, support lactation and do it in a super healthy way! This book will do all three!!
Sara Stolpp says
I have not tried any recipes yet. I am ordering the plan book soon for my husband & I. Thank you for passing on this blessing to another. We sure would appreciate the gift!
Monica Munoz says
Skinny Chocolate is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win a book. If I win it, I’ll give it to a friend that is interested in starting THM.
I would love to use this cookbook!!!! I need new recipes!
Melissa D Price says
I have to cookbook on my Ipad…having the actual book would be easier so I can mark my favorites and not have to turn the ipad back on in the middle of making one of the recipes 🙂 I made the THM pancakes this morning and they were Amazing!!!
I love the Fat Stripping Frappa & Cottage Berry Whip!! Among so many others!
I need the book, so I can try these amazing recipes.
My favorite recipe is probably the chocolate cake in a mug, with the pancakes (they taste just like the real deal!), the cottage berry whip, and the fat stripping frappe (it tastes just like a frosty from Wendy’s) all tied for second. Pretty much everything I’ve tried has been delicious, though. My favorite sip is the shrinker because it tastes like a yummy iced chai latte and it really helps me fight cravings for inappropriate snacks.
I checked out the first book from the library and tried a few recipes. I would love to get this one. I have tried a few of the recipes and really like the lazy lasagna and cottage berry whip!
I have just started my TMH journey and did not get the cookbook. If I could try any recipe the Chocolate Zucchini Cake sounded like something I would like.
Love them and the cookbook. Would love to give one to a friend
Karen Holma says
I have only glanced through the book via the library but would enjoy having it.
gina haapala says
I have the cookbook, but would love to gift it to one of my sisters! I have lots of favorites, but right now, really enjoying the orange creamsicle shake.
Cher B says
I have the big THM book, but would love a cookbook with beautiful, luscious photos and new recipes.
Ree Anderson says
I get so confused with portions. I know a lot of the recipes list servings but some THM friendly sites do not. Does the portion size matter as long as I keep it a “S” or an “E”?
You would just want to be satisfied but not stuffed. You don’t really want to over think it but don’t over do it. 🙂