Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison's new book, Trim Healthy Mama Plan. Today, I'm reviewing their companion cookbook - Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes. The Trim Healthy Mama cookbook is meant to be paired with their Plan book and to give you recipes with which to follow their THM plan. The book description reads:
"In their debut cookbook, the Trim Healthy Mama’s share hundreds of delicious, healthy recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This companion cookbook to the bestselling Trim Healthy Mama Plan is just what readers have been waiting for. It features simple, mouthwatering, recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner—including slow cooker and one-pot meals, hearty soups and salads, omelets and waffles, pizzas, breads and more. No Trim Healthy Mama should be deprived, so there are also favorite snacks, delectable desserts, and the smoothies, sippers and teas fans love. With pantry-stocking advice, time-saving tips, and information on how to cook for the entire family, the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook offers a delicious and nutritious way to make trim and healthy meals with less stress—so you have more time with your loved ones."
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is a big, fat, super heavy book. The pages are thick and glossy and beautiful full color photography is on nearly every page. Categories covered are One-Pot Meals, Hearty Mains and Sides, Sunrise Eats, Sweet Treats, Beverages, and All Things Smooth and Crunchy. The good point of this cookbook are that it's easy to use, pleasing to the eye, and has a very wide variety of recipes. Many of the recipes are ones that I can see myself trying as-is or easily adapting to my preferences. However, on the bad side, many recipes use bizarre ingredients that you probably won't find at your local Walmart. Pearl and Serene's products feature prominently, although you can substitute products from the store instead. The THM plan and recipes would be good for someone who completely buys into the no-sugar (only Stevia), "all natural" eating that is very popular today. It will require, though, a complete overhaul of your pantry.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.