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Melissa’s Satisfying Chocolate Chip Muffins

CC_MuffinsWhile everyone in the world is jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon , I am over here craving chocolate chip muffins! I absolute adore the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend of flours! The texture is light and airy like my favorite high carb muffins made with sugar and  white flour. This Muffin recipe is full of protien, low glycemic, and VERY waiste line friendly. The best part? It tastes so good you will feel  like you are CHEATING !! This recipe makes  about 12 regular size muffinsor 24 mini muffins. They all diappear in my house too quickly to store but I would say they will last about a week in the fridge. I hope you love as much as we do, even my super picky 6 year old loves these muffins!

<3 Mel

CC_MuffinsWhat you will need:

1 1/2 Cup THM Baking Blend

1TBS+1/4 tsp  Baking Powder

1 & 1/4 tsp Baking soda

1/2 cup Butter melted & Cooled

1/2 Cup THM Sweet Blend or 3/4 Cup Truvia

3 Large Eggs

1 Cup Almond Milk

1 tbs Vanilla Extract

1/8 tsp Black Strap Molasses

1/2 Bag sugar free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s)


What to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees f. Cream together Butter, Sweet blend, eggs, vanilla, & molasses . In a seperate bowl Mix all dry ingredients and add to your butter mix a scoop at a time stirring in each time you add the dry mix. Slowly mix in the 1 cup almond milk & stir until combined  then slowly stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop into a prepared muffin tin, and bake on 425 for 7 min lower the temperature to 375 and bake an additional 15 Min. allow to cool & enjoy!!!

This recipe is Low Carb, Gluten Free, & A THM S or Satisfying meal.


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Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade

 Growing up in the Chavez  family it was traditional for us to have Teriyaki everything… Steak, Chicken, Shrimp… You name it we marinaded it in teriyaki. It actually has become a bit of a jokebetween all of us. Needless to say I LOVE TERIYAKI! The only problem is that is it SUGAR filled and not so good for you! 

Well I have finally come up with the solution! 

imageSugar Free Teriyaki Marinade:

1/2 Cup Braggs Liquid Aminos

1/2 Cup Chicken Broth

2″ Piece of fresh ginger (finely minced) OR 2 Tsp Ground Ginger

1 TBS Minced Garlic

3 TBS THM Sweet Blend Or 5 TBS Truvia

1/2 medium yellow onion

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour over your favorite meat and let it marinade. I recommend over night.

Mel’s Taco Wings {S}

Every Wednesday I host a home group for my church, there are about 10 of us who meet together and pray, laugh (A LOT), and we dig into the word! This evening makes my whole week, it is by far one of my favorite days of the week. We also EAT! This week was my week to prepare dinner for everyone, and I wanted Wings! It helped that my local grocery store  had family packs on sale for $1.19 per pound! My mom makes the yummiest taco wings, growing up and they were one of my favorite treats! They were a little spicy, and had this yummy flavor. The only problem is that my mom’s wings were made with a prepackaged taco seasoning. Not so great for my Trim Healthy waistline. Pre-packed apices have sugar, & fillers that I no longer include in my regular diet. So I really only had one option! Recreate my own Taco seasoning!

Mel’s Sugar Free Taco Seasoning:


Two LB taco wings prepared

¼ Cup Chili Powder

3 tsp Mineralized Salt (regular table salt is fine)

2 tsp. ground Black pepper

1 tsp. ground white pepper

3 TBS Paprika

2 TBS Garlic powder (Not Garlic Salt, or your wings will be WAY to salty)

2 TBS Onion Powder

3 TBS ground Cumin

¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (for some heat, add more or less to your preference)

½ tsp. THM Sweet Blend (1 tsp. for Truvia)

You just Measure, Pour into bowl and mix well. Keep it in an air tight container to prevent clumping. You could double or triple the recipe to keep on hand for easy access taco seasoning.

Now for the main event:

taco wingsMel’s Taco Wings (S)


4 lb Split chicken wings

½ Cup Melted Coconut Oil (Or Butter)

Full Recipe of Mel’s Taco Seasoning

Add melted coconut oil or butter to a large bowl, then mix in your Taco Seasoning and in your wings about ¼ of the batch at a time. Toss them around in the bowl until completely covered, repeat with remaining wings. Lay your wings out evenly on a foil covered baking sheet (this will take more than one sheet to do) cover with foil & bake at 325 for an hour, remove foil and bake for another 20 min. Allow a few minutes to cool, and then serve hot with your favorite ranch, celery & carrots (If you are a THM this is and S so watch how many carrots)  

Apple Crisp For One! (E)

I am absolutely loving eating the Trim Healthy Mama way! You get to eat chocolate that is good for you, fresh delicious veggies, and loads of good fats! I am a week and a half into my new found love for this way of eating, on Sunday I found myself feeling slightly sluggish. After a week of feeling energized and fantastic, I was so nervous  could my awesome new food plan be making me feel yucky? NOPE! I just needed to add in more “E” or Energizing meals. These meals are higher in carbohydrates, low in fat, and must include protein.  I diligently made myself a delicious dinner of baked Tilapia, roasted asparagus, and quinoa. It was delectable, but as usual about an hour after dinner I wanted dessert! So I put my creative side to work and looked at Pinterest where I found Joy in the Journey’s sugar free THM friendly version of an apple crisp for a family, it looked delicious unfortunately I am the only one in my house eating this way so her awesome recipe wouldn’t work for me. So I took the concept of this apple crisp and ran with the idea and made it for one! Here is the Recipe:

Apple Crisp for One


  • 1 Small Baking Apple (about  21 carbs)  (I used a honeycrisp)
  • 2 TBS (4 carbs)Old fashioned Oats divided
  • (optional) 1/2 scoop of Swansons vanilla Whey Isolate protein powder
  •  1 Tsp Butter
  •  1-2 Tsp Truvia or THM Sweet Blend or 1-2 shakes Stevia extract
  •  1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
  •  1/8 Tsp sea salt
  •  1 Tsp water mixed with a shake of Glucomannan
  • Optional Fat Free Redi-whip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Begin by peeling, coring, and dicing your apple place in a mixing bowl and add ground cinnamon, truvia or stevia, & optional Protein Powder salt and toss together until your apples are coated on all sides. Next add the teaspoon of water mixed with gluccie (our affectionate name for Glucomannan ) and toss.

I then ground one TBS of my oats in a coffee grinder until it was the consistency of flour, after that I melted my butter in a small skillet  and added the ground oats and whole oats stirring consistently until they had absorbed the butter and resembled crumble.
Pour the apple cinnamon mixture into a small oven-safe ramekin, and then sprinkle your oat crumble on top. Place on a cookie sheet and in the oven bake for 20-22 min. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before devouring it or else you will end up like me and burn your tongue while savoring the deliciousness that is this dessert.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe! I would love to hear feed back from you! Print the recipe here: Apple Crisp For One

Be Blessed! Melissa

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