Sunday, October 4, 2015

*New* Trim Healthy Mama Book Review & Give Away

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I was SO excited when my new Trim Healthy Mama Plan book and the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook showed up on my door step. I had been anticipating the release of these books for a while and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on them. I felt like the original Trim Healthy Mama book was great, so I was eager to see how they were going to update the plan and what new amazing recipes Pearl & Serene had come up with.

Boy oh boy, these two new books DID NOT disappoint. Let me break it down book by book.

Trim Healthy Mama Plan
  • I love the simplicity of this book. It lays out the plan at the most basic level, but also gives great and detailed explanation of the intricacies of the plan without making you feel overwhelmed.
  • I appreciated that they explained how to build each type of meal and had an expanded list of foods that are appropriate in each fuel setting.
  • When I started THM over two years ago I was a nursing mom. I was a bit confused as to whether or not I needed more of one thing or another and thankfully had my questions answered in the Facebook forums. I'm so glad they included a section specifically for pregnant and nursing moms to help answer any questions.
  • There are many products mentioned in the book that are unfamiliar to most people who are new to eating this way. I appreciated the description of what they are and how to use them.
  • One of my favorite sections of the book was the meal planning. I'm passionate about meal planning so of course it seems predictable that this would be my favorite section. But I loved it so much because they give a sample meal plan for each type of Mama (i.e. Drive Thru Sue, Purist, Budget Conscious, etc...) This will be helpful to those who are still a bit confused as to what they can eat that fits into their lifestyle.
  • I found a fun surprise on page 164. It is huge honor and very humbling to have my website mentioned in this book. Seriously, I still can't believe it!

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
  • First of all, this cookbook is BEAUTIFUL! The photography is amazing and I could stare at it all day.
  • There are some repeat recipes from the original book, but most of them are brand new. I've had a hard time picking out what I'd like to make first. There are so many delicious recipes that are on my "to try" list. There just aren't enough meals in a day. ;)
  • The recipes are written more like traditional recipes rather than in a list form in the old book. It makes them much easier to read and follow.
  • I was happy to see a whole section on crock pot meals. They make life so much easier on busy days.
Overall, I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend both of these books. Even though I've been on plan for a couple of years I found the Plan book to be a great refresher and gained some new knowledge and insight in to the plan. The cookbook, well what can I say, I'm head over heels for it. I just love it!

***This give away is now closed!***

Because I love the cookbook so much I'm giving (1) copy away to (1) reader. Follow the instructions below to enter. The give away ends Sunday, October 11 at midnight. Thanks for entering!


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395 comments:

  1. My favorite is the Roasted Garbanzo Beans seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and Creole Seasoning.

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  2. Super excited about the new cookbook! My favorite lately has been the Secret Agent Brownies, but I need to get out of my recipe rut.

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  3. Haven't made any yet, still trying to wrap my head around this and get started.

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  4. My favorite THM recipe so far is the cottage berry whip. I thought for years I hated cottage cheese until I mustered up the courage to try it. It's one of my favorite snacks now.

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  5. We love cheeseburger pie and cottage berry whip. They are two if the first recipes we tried and we still live them!

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  7. I don't have the cookbook, but I love the Mint Chip Shake!

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  8. Skinny chocolate is by far my fave!

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  9. The mashed califlower. Second runner up is the muffin in the mug. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and looking forward to the book club tomorrow :)

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  10. Skinny chocolate is by far my fave!

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  11. Lemon cake using baking blend.

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  12. My favorite recipe is Mrs Criddles enchiladas!

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  13. I am just looking into THM (don't even have the cookbook), so no favorite recipe yet!

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  14. I would love to get my hands on the cookbook! :) I love the pizza caserole! Also, I appreciate your meal plans because they are great for my budget! Thank you for keeping the ingredients simple.

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  15. Fat Stripping Frappa and cheeseburger pie! Yum yum!

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  16. Love the skinny chocolate. Excited to try cheeseburger pie tomorrow since so many say they love it. I have been trying to do THM using what I can read off of blogs and borrowing the book from the library and from friends. I'd love to have my own copy of the new cookbook!

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  17. I haven't made anything yet, hoping to get the books so I can start

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  18. I haven't made anything yet, hoping to get the books so I can start

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  19. I can't wait to see the new cookbook! Winning it would be the (cream cheese, sugar free, of course!) icing on the (MIM) cake! I like the peanut butter cups with skinny chocolate best.

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  20. Going to try and post this again. I love their meatloaf. Before my recipes have failed, but this was amazing!
    Christine Mayfield

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  21. There are so many recipes in the book that have become family staples... My kids actually prefer trim, healthy pancakes over any other pancakes! It also helped us incorporated more veggies in our diet that my kids enjoy.

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  22. There are so many recipes in the book that have become family staples... My kids actually prefer trim, healthy pancakes over any other pancakes! It also helped us incorporated more veggies in our diet that my kids enjoy.

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  23. I like the cottage berry whip and Pearl's chili.

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  24. Summer's Cup from the old book is delish!!

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  25. Excited to get my hands on the new cookbook. I really like the way you list your THM recipes - so organized.

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  26. I like the quinoa fritter, smoothies, and muffin in a mug

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  27. I like the quinoa fritter, smoothies, and muffin in a mug

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  28. I would love the new books! My favorite recipe is almond berry crunch....mmm

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  29. I would love the new books! My favorite recipe is almond berry crunch....mmm

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  30. Cheeseburger pie is a family favorite!

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  31. Cheeseburger pie is a family favorite!

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  32. Does ggms count, because I love that! Food wise I haven't tried much, but we enjoyed cheeseburger pie.

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  33. I have just rented the book today and am anxious to find out!

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  34. FSF, Cheeseburger pie, too many to list!!

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  35. I love good girl moonshine and muffins in a mug (MIM) !

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  36. Lemon cake using baking blend.

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  37. Can't wait to get the new cookbook! I love skinny chocolate and brownie in a mug.

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  38. My favorites would have to be Chana Dahl and chocolate cake in a mug with fresh berries and whipped cream!

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  39. I know this sounds so basic, but I love the Cookie Bowl oatmeal. :) Being a long time low carber, when I found THM and discovered I could have my oatmeal occasionally, and there were RECIPES, I decided to enjoy it again.

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  40. I like Pearl's meatloaf! And pretty much everything else.

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  41. The fat stripping granola. The pancakes.

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  42. I like Pearl's meatloaf! And pretty much everything else.

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  43. I like Pearl's meatloaf! And pretty much everything else.

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  44. I'm very new to THM (introduced by my SIL just last week new) The only recipe I've tried was a pumpkin oat bar she made! It was delicious! I am SO excited to get started!

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  45. Thanks so much for having this giveaway! I love the original book and really want the new cookbook and book but haven't been able to buy them yet. - Jamie Asper

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  46. Favorite...I don't know, but I really like the frozen yogurt

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  47. Just like Campbell's soup is my favorite!

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  48. Just getting started on my THM journey. Almost finished worn the book! :)

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  49. Just getting started on my THM journey. Almost finished worn the book! :)

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  50. I would love to win this for my mom. She is a cancer survivor and wants to lose weight and drop her Diet Coke habit.

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    1. Oh and my favorite THM recipe is the Berry Cheesecake Crunch!! Yum!!

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  51. So many favorites.......smoothies, E pancakes, garbonza beans, pizza, cheesecake

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  52. My favorite (besides all the desserts) is egg roll in a bowl!

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  53. Very cool that you are having this giveaway! I've been stalking your recipes won FB sites. I would be so excited to win. Thanks for all you do. You are a blessing.

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  54. I am brand new here. I only have about 15 pounds of fifth -baby weight ,but it just won't budge! As I aproach 39, my lifestyle must change!!

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  55. I love the Fat Stripping Frappa!

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  56. Too many favs to choose just one :)

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  57. My favorite is the Fat Stripping Frappa!

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  58. My favorite recipes have been the fat stripping frappa and the lazy lasagna. They were a hit!

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  59. Cottage Berry Whip! I don't like cottage cheese...but love it this way!

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  60. I really love so many recipes, it's hard to pick just one! :) But the one I probably make the most is the Trim Healthy Pancakes. Yum!

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  61. Love the pumpkin cookie recipe shared from home with a purpose... Made many fall!!

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  62. Love the pumpkin cookie recipe shared from home with a purpose... Made many fall!!

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  63. Cheeseburger pie is a big hit in our home.

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  64. I haven't made any yet. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the whole thing. :)

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  65. I've heard GREAT things about this new THM lifestyle. Would love to give it a try!

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  66. Fat stripping frappa with caramel flavor, fixes my sweet tooth every time!!! ;)

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  67. I don't have a favorite recipe yet, since I have yet to start the program. But I am looking forward to trying all of them!

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  68. Cheeseburger Pie...and anything with cauliflower! :)

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  69. I love my trimacino and skinny chocolate. Also the lemon pudding. And no bake cookies.

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  70. We love "DirtE Rice" and skinny chocolate!

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  71. Great topic to post on. I'm reading thru everyone's comments. Fat Stripping Frappa is my THM recipe, but my go to S recipe is the Low Carb Orange Dream Recipe from Gwen's Nest. I add a 1/2 scoop of protein powder and some glucommanan to make it a breakfast. Love the gluc with the protein powder.

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  72. Fat Stripping Frappa! I add instant coffee granules and coconut flakes 😀

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  73. I have only made the eggs fried in red palm oil. Definitely had an "earthy" taste.

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  74. I love the chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars! Mmmm

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  75. Ggms! Love the different ways I make it.

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  76. Love your blog and the cheeseburger pie!

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  77. I haven't made anything yet and still feel a little overwhelmed.

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  78. haven't actually started THM yet, pretty confused still about how everything works so trying to get more familiar before jumping in. The cookbook would be a huge help though.

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  79. All the smoothies, Egg roll in a bowl, cheeseburger pie, reese's peanut butter cups

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  80. So far, my family loves turkey taco soup, egg roll in a Bowl and cauliflower fried rice :)

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  81. Can not begin to tell you how helpful you are towards my success!

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  82. I love the Wicked White CHili!

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  83. Next week will be my starting day for THM. I have just ordered the book (not the cook book), been following the group and have been encouraged to start eating this way. I have seen your dishes and they look great.

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  84. Snickers Smoothie and yummy fuel pull cakes are my favorites!

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  85. I'm on day 4 of THM and I can't wait to try some of your dishes! I put your page in my favorites for easy access!

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  86. Fat Stripping frappe is my favorite! I just tried it for the first time last night!!

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  87. Eggroll in a bowl is a family favorite go to meal.

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  88. My favorite recipe is ggms!! and for a meal eggroll in a bowl!

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  89. Your Baked Spaghetti "Zoodle" Casserole!

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  90. Hope my comment appears. Sorry if I wrote twice. ;)

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  91. I love all of the yummy chocolate things! The muffins, shakes and freezer snacks! It doesn't get better than that. A girl has to have chocolate to make it through the day. 😏

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  92. I am not seeing my original comment. I have yet to try any of the THM recipes but am so inspired by those who have. The new cookbook would be a great place to start.

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  93. Would love to win the cookbook! Been hearing lots of good things about it.

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  94. Muffin in a mug. I've made some tweaks (and may or may not have the recipe memorized)

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  95. I sure could use this new cookbook. I've fallen off the wagon and need some new recipes to get me hooked back in! Lost 23 lbs with the old book. Love thm!

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  96. My favorite so far is Gwen's sweet and sour chicken. Yum! My whole family eats it happily! Last njght we tries a creamy chicken soup, and that was very good, too! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  97. Egg roll in a bowl!! It is so yummy :)

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  98. Bread in a mug. I don't hardly ever eat a burger without it. I too have been struggling to get re-motivated. Hubby told me if I didn't get the book for Christmas, I could buy it for my birthday...in August...LOL :/
    Amber Peak

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  99. Volcano mudslide muffin. Love it and my husband likes it too!

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  100. What a nice thing to do! My favourite THM meal is Cheeseburger pie

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  101. Family favorites cheeseburger pie and eggroll in a bowl

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  103. Love your blog, especially the Trim Healthy Mama Recipes! We especially love Eggroll in a Bowl. I bake the flatbread in a tortilla mold for about 8 minutes, then fill the shell. Really good!

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  104. The salmon recipe in the first book. It is amazing!

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  105. Cheesecake berry crunch - with sweetened greek yogurt. YUM! I'd love to check out the new books - thanks for your review and congrats on the mention! ;)

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  106. cheeseburger pie (My 2nd daughter's favorite) =D

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  107. I have two favorite dishes and I'm sure there will be more as I try more...my whole family and I love egg roll in a bowl and beef broccoli alfredo!

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  108. I have no favorite yet. I'm enjoying all of them.

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  109. Wise shepherd's pie, it was delish!

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  110. Love egg roll in a bowl. I would love to win these books to help my 20 year old daughter get on plan. Her and her husband both want to lose weight. I feel bad as a mom that I didn't eat healthy like this when I was raising my 6 children. 2 of my girls are on plan and that makes me so happy. They introduced me to this way of eating. Thanks for all the help that you give us and the encouragement to keep going.

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  111. I appreciate your meal plans each week. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Thank you too for the book review . I do not have the new books and I had wondered as so many have what is different about them, or different enough to purchase them in addition to the original book I have. A friend of mine showed me the books and the photos are beautiful. She too was thrilled with the information in the books. I would love to win . Congratulations for your site being listed in the book. Thanks for all you do for us.

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  112. Wow, to say my favorite is really hard. I love so many!! I think either kai si ming or lentil soup.

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  113. Cheeseburger Pie is a family favorite.

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  114. Cheeseburger Pie with jalapenos!

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  115. I've made cheeseburger pie, some of the salads and drinks. Would love to see the new cookbook!!!

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  117. We love the THM Pancakes and cottage berry whip!

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  118. I haven't made anything yet. Hoping to get the books soon and incorporate my child's food allergies. :-)

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  119. I love the Shrinker and Brownie in a Mug!

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  120. So far I love the Shrinker oolong tea. It has helped me go from 211 lbs in Sept. 2015 to 195 lbs in Oct 2015. I would love the have the new books because then I could use the plan to create my weekly meal planning for my family.

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  121. Kai si ming is a weekly favorite around here ;-) love it and it's so simple!

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  122. My favorite has to be cottage berry whip with a little chopped chocolate and toasted pecans on top!

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  124. I don't have the cookbook and would love to win it to help get me going on my weight loss! I troll the THM Facebook group and have tried the Good Girl Moonshine. It's good!

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  125. The broccoli cheese soup was great! Too bad I forgot it on the stove overnight! That was sad.

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  126. Cheesecake Berry Crunch, pg 352 new cookbook. Amazing stuff! So satisfying.

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  127. We love Egg Roll in a Bowl... I would love to have the new cookbook!

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  128. My favorite recipe would have to be Chicken Lazone... So yummy! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  129. Haven't made any yet because I don't have the cookbook yet, but so many look so yummy.... looking forward to trying a while bunch of them.

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  130. Haven't made any yet because I don't have the cookbook yet, but so many look so yummy.... looking forward to trying a while bunch of them.

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  131. Love the thm pancakes with the cottage cheese!

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  132. I haven't made anything as of yet, I have been following the boards in fb and have only made skinny chocolate. I really would like the cookbook so I can start making delicious recipes.

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  133. SUPER EXCITING. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY!

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  134. The Cry No More brownies are Amazing!

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  135. I am new to HTM and can't wait to try the recipes!

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  136. Love the egg roll in a bowl and the Volcano Mud slide muffin.

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  137. Love THM and super excited about the new books!

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  138. My favorite recipe is the beef and brocolli. Yum!
    Kim Silva

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  139. I'm new to THM and a little overwhelmed still!

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  140. Actually, the THM recipe I tried came from Pinterest. It's called Fiesta Chicken, and it's absolutely amazing! Even my picky husband loved it!!

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