Barbecue Stuffed Buns with Honey Butter Sesame Glaze

Barbecue Stuffed Buns made with Rhodes Frozen Bread Rolls

These delicious, tender buns are filled with smokey barbecued pork and topped with a buttery honey glaze. I love to use up leftover barbecue for this simple, but oh-so-good meal that can easily work as an after school snack for hungry teens. We normally slow-cook a large pork roast with our favorite barbecue sauce and a dash of liquid smoke. After eight hours, simply shred the roast with a fork and allow all the juices to soak into the meat. 

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake

For the past six months I’ve been posting mainly recipes on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. My husband and I have been enjoying some great food and losing a lot of weight. But, my oldest son turned 15 over this week and he requested a beautiful, very non-diet, Sopapilla Cheesecake. What could I do? I had to grant his birthday wish. And a dessert this easy and this delicious just needs to be shared. 

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Trim Healthy Mama Results: our first six months – and a chance to win a book!

Trim Healthy Mama results after six months

My husband, Scott, and I started the Trim Healthy Mama plan on Monday, February 17, 2014. I weighed 205 and was five weeks postpartum after baby number seven. Scott weighed 227 pounds. We were both unhappy with our weight and ready to make some changes. Our bodies hurt, we were tired all the time, we certainly didn’t love our squishy bellies. I had four babies in four short years (I have seven children total) and my body was a bit of a wreck. In between pregnancies I would cut back on calories, trying to stick to a mere 1400-1600 a day, constantly starving but never really seeing any weight loss. I would begin intense exercise programs – but my body was so sluggish and often in pain, I didn’t enjoy exercising at all. During my pregnancies I would give up and eat whatever the heck I wanted. And being the awesome supportive husband he is, Scott would join me. We both love food, and we really love making delicious dishes to share with each other. Our love sort of grew… in the form of spare tires. 

Finally, while I was pregnant with baby number seven a dear friend started her Trim Healthy Mama journey. I remember hearing she was changing her eating habits and her mom was joining her. I saw her at various get togethers and I could see she was losing weight. I thought it was neat and I was happy for her and her mother, but it didn’t click for me. And then she visited me in the hospital after I had little Gideon. I hadn’t seen her for a couple of months and I was blown away! She looked absolutely fantastic! I knew she hadn’t been on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for long, but she had reached her goal weight and was glowing with health and confidence. Right then and there I told myself I was going to do what she did. I wanted to glow like that. I wanted my husband to be healthy. A few weeks later I ordered my book and got started.

Our Trim Healthy Mama results have been nothing short of AMAZING.

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Trim Healthy Mama Pot Roast with Gravy

Trim Healthy Mama Pot Roast with Gravy

Diet food… it’s tough. Yes, I have to survive on Lemon Butter Cake, Pork Rind Pork Chops, Mozzarella-filled Mini Meatloaves, Strawberry Cupcakes, and French Toast. Y’all should just feel sorry for me. I’m wasting away! I’ve lost 40 pounds in five months. And I get to eat amazing food. I talk about it all the time these days, but I really LOVE Trim Healthy Mama. It’s so easy to tweak all my favorite foods into new, healthy dishes, like this delicious melt-in-your-mouth pot roast with gravy.

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Trim Healthy Mama French Toast

Trim Healthy Mama French Toast

In five months I’ve lost almost 40 pounds on the Trim Healthy Mama diet. This healthy eating plan has absolutely changed my life. My sweet husband has lost 35 pounds! We’re so excited about the positive changes in our health, we can’t wait to share the details of this fantastic eating plan with everyone we know. Often our friends and family will mistakenly assume we’re on a low-carb diet. But Trim Healthy Mama is not low-carb, it’s “carb conscious” – we certainly get healthy carbs while losing weight and improving our health. This Trim Healthy Mama French Toast is one of our favorite ways to nourish our bodies with good, sprouted whole grain bread.

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I’m turning 35 and I love it

Happy birthday to me! I'm turning 35

On August 4th, I’ll be turning the big three-five, y’all.  I’m in the middle of my thirties. As I’m turning 35, I’m starting to realize I absolutely LOVE being middle-aged, or approaching middle-age, or wherever I fit. If there was a theme, or a hashtag, to sum up my approach to this stage of life it would be: #whynot.

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What do you eat on Trim Healthy Mama?

what do you eat?

Often when I tell people I’m on a diet, they’ll assume I eat salads three times a day and I’m desperate for a donut. Honestly though, I love the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. I don’t feel deprived or sad about missing out. I love the food I eat, I’m full, happy and totally satisfied. 

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Supreme Pizza Kabobs – made with Rhodes Bread Rolls

Supreme Pizza Kabobs made with Rhodes Bake-N-Serve Frozen Bread Rolls

Supreme Pizza has never been this fun! Delicious Rhodes Bake-N-Serv frozen bread rolls make it easy to throw together a fun twist on a classic party food. These Supreme Pizza Kabobs are completely customizable, simply add your favorite pizza toppings and bake. Make a batch for a get-together with friends, or bake a few for dinner tonight. 

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