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The chaos of the Christmas season is behind us and we have a little reprieve before Valentine’s Day approaches. Now is the time to start planning your menu and getting prepared to make it a special day. I don’t know about you but I *definitely* got off-plan with Trim Healthy Mama over the holidays. Like 10 pounds back on my belly over-indulged.
However, that’s okay with Trim Healthy Mama! We just have to dust the cookie and cake crumbs from our hands and make good choices for our next edibles. Seriously, if you’ve stumbled on THM recently, just hop right back on. The only thing to regret is putting off until tomorrow what you can start today. Your blood sugar (and waistline! and mood! and body in general!) will thank you!
With my newfound commitment to Trim Healthy Mama in mind, I thought it would be fun to go ahead and start planning a super indulgent Valentine’s Day meal- that is COMPLETELY, 100% on plan, THM approved deliciousness.
I am always drooling over how much decadent food is totally on plan with Trim Healthy Mama. There really isn’t much excuse for me to have derailed as much as I did. I got lazy. That’s about the only excuse I can come up with that’s true.
The sugary cookies and treats were right there in front of my face and I greedily gobbled them up instead of doing the smarter thing and finding THM compliant recipes to sate that sugar monster inside me. But again, no beating myself (or yourself) up. We can dive right back into good choices. Hopefully some of these recipes tempt you and help you create an extra special day with zero guilt!
Berry Ambrosia Salad~Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen I would probably focus on the red berries for the festive color combination.
Strawberry Breakfast Muffins~Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen If you need a grab and go holiday breakfast, these look like they fit the bill beautifully.
Baked Brie and Berries~Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved The presentation is killer for this one and who doesn’t love ooey, gooey, melty brie?
Simply Delicious Marinade~Darcie’s Dishes I am all about some steak for a special meal.
THM Creamless Creamy Veggies~Epicurious (RWCHRISTIAN) How didn’t I think of this?!
Chocolate Chunk Dip with Strawberries~Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate and strawberries!
Valentine Mini Cheesecakes~Briana Thomas These are adorable!
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake~The Laundry Moms Another excellent pairing of chocolate and strawberries.
I am excited to put some of these celebratory recipes on my Valentine’s Day menu, how about you? Is there anything special you typically do to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s generally not a big fuss in our house, but my husband and I like to have a nice dinner together at a minimum. Tell me which special recipe you most want to THM-ify for Valentine’s Day in the comments!