Lemon Pepper Wings

I’ve been a fan of Wingstop for years.  Their fries are, hands-down, the best in the world (with the exception of the ones hand-cut and fried by my awesome daddy!), and their wings are just incredibly tasty.

Now, I’m not a huge fan of spicy wings.  They are OKAY, but what really floats my boat (and increases my waistline) are their lemon pepper wings. They are so yummy, so greasy, so finger-lickin’ good, and well, I have been telling myself that they are also Trim Healthy Mama-friendly.  Continue reading

On the Road with THM

Next week, our daycare is closed.  Have I mentioned that we LOVE our daycare provider? She’s incredible – great with the kids, totally down to earth, and doesn’t put up with their intended shenanigans. And we found her on Craigslist, yes, yes we did. I know, I know, safety, and common sense, and blah blah blah. We called and talked, went by and visited and had a nice long interview with her, watched her interact with the kids, and decided to give it a chance. Best move we’ve made, lemme tell you! Continue reading

Easy-Peasy Pizza Sauce

I admit it.  I’m a bit of a Drive-Thru Sue.  I love convenience. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a bit of Farm Fresh Tess and Whole Grain Jane in me too, but when life gets busy, I want things that are quick and easy.  This doesn’t mean that I literally resort to the drive-thru all the time, but rather that I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to eat better without a lot of time and effort. Continue reading

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite desserts has been peach pie.  With chocolate ice cream.  Don’t wrinkle your nose like that until you try it – it is fabulous!

Anyway, I love peach pie, but the sugar and carbs make it a pretty rare treat for me these days. But it’s that time of year now.  You know the time I mean. The time when fresh peaches abound and they call your name as you walk by in the grocery store.  Not too long ago I took a drive through Georgia and saw a ton of places where I could have stopped and bought a bushel or two of peaches.  I resisted.  But I knew I couldn’t resist forever, so I started thinking about THM-friendly ways to enjoy one of my favorite summer treats.  This is what I finally came up with:

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Summer Sides: Faux-tato Salad

I’ve mentioned before that in the heat of Texas summers, I want to keep my kitchen cool, especially in the middle of the day.  That means that I’m constantly looking for summer-friendly recipes, that require no cooking, or only stove-top cooking, or cooking overnight in a crockpot.  Today I’m sharing with you my new favorite summer side: Faux-tato salad.

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