Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Very THM Valentines! - S

    Valentine's Day is a very unique holiday. Some people only celebrate with their sweetheart. Some people think it should be celebrated with all the Ladies in their life. Some think all the single ladies should have a special day together. And still others think it's a day to show love to EVERYBODY they know. Due to this, Valentine's day is sort of a free for all, tradition-wise.

So.... I'm just going to throw out random ideas/recipes and ya'll can put them together however you like!

Breakfast Ideas

                            Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

or you could consider something a little different and have

  If you're looking for something a little more traditional you could try a low carb pancake option like this one from Gwen's Nest and top it with Whipped Cream and Strawberries/Raspberries

(If you're talented, you could make them in a heart shape! I've never done this, I don't think I'm that talented)

Appetizer Ideas

You could make this plan approved Bruschetta recipe

Fresh Bruschetta   Instead of using bread, make Joseph's Crackers and use a cookie cutter to shape them into (hearts! How Cute!

You could also make this dip...

Special Occasion Salmon Stackers
 * you could also use ham, bacon, or chicken, if you're so inclined*

Mix desired amount of cream cheese with herbs of choice
(some ideas- rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, liquid aminos)
Spread cream cheese on Joseph's Crackers (these could also be hearts as described above)
Layer sliced tomato on top of cream cheese mixture.
Layer sliced onion on top of tomatoes.(optional)
Layer smoked salmon on top of onion.

*Alternately, you could finely chop the tomatoes and onion, use canned salmon, and 
mix all ingredients with the cream cheese, then spread on crackers. Not as fancy, but easier*

If you're so inclined... you could take shrimp and arrange them in hearts and put a little homemade cocktail* sauce in the center *so cute*

*For the cocktail sauce you can use THIS basic recipe. 
Substitute the ketchup with THIS THM approved recipe.


 You could make the Just Like Campbell's Tomato soup from the Trim Healthy Mama Book. It's Red!


Salmon is pink! If you 're not in the mood for steak - which is a little pink in the center ;), try salmon! There are quite a few salmon recipes in the above mentioned book! If you don't have the book, do an internet search. I'm sure there are a few good one out there! (If you're not opposed to pork, ham is also pink!) 

Now, the most important part of the Valentine's Dinner (for me, at least)


You could try the traditional

*some of them I rolled in the Coconut Caramel Crunch from Gwen's Nest*

Or you could try

 *I made it in individual cups and topped with berries for a nicer presentation*

For a lighter chocolate dessert try 

Chocolate Mousse

8 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
6 Tbsp of Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp of Vanilla
4 Tbsp of Xylitol

Whip all ingredients until it's a light, whipped consistency. 
Top with sliced berries, if desired. 

However you choose to celebrate, We here at The Trim Recipe Blog wish you a Very Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Oh my word, that picture at the bottom, though! LOL Soo cute ;)

  2. Kissing Cousins! They're two weeks apart and love (obviously) each other.


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