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It’s almost Memorial Day! It’s a day of remembrance and thankfulness for those who have died in active military service. It’s also a day that derailed my healthy eating plan last year, but I’m not going to let that happen this year! This is my Trim Healthy Mama Memorial Day Menu (S), and I’m really looking forward to it!
5. Oopsie chocolate eclairs from Trim Healthy Mama page 387, photo credit to RhondaSue.com.
First, let’s talk about the main dish. Most barbecue meats are just fine. If you’re invited to a barbecue, most of the meat there could be fine, as long as it wasn’t marinated in or served with a sugary sauce or dressing. And, it goes without saying, skip the bun if you’re having burgers! If you have Celiac disease, please use extreme caution with food that is cooked on a grill or cooked in someone else's kitchen.
I do not currently own a barbecue (it’s definitely on our “To Buy” savings list!) so I’m going to make Pulled Pork from “I Breathe I’m Hungry” instead. Have you ever noticed that when you’re an adult (especially once you become a mom), holidays are way busier and way less relaxing than they used to be? Me too. This is a slow cooker recipe, so having the main dish cooking all day will save a lot of time and stress (hopefully).
Because it doesn’t seem much like a holiday meal without bread, I’m making Jalepeno Cheddar muffins.
I LOVE goat cheese, and I want something a little fancy and fun, so I’m making herbed goat cheese stuffed mini peppers (these are SO good, but please tweak by substituting a pinch of stevia extract or about 1/4 teaspoon of truvia for the sugar in the recipe – start with no sweetener and adjust to taste), and Acapulco slaw for another side.
For the Acapulco slaw, make sure that your mayonnaise doesn't have sugar, and if you find it's not sweet enough, you can add stevia to taste.
Then we’ve got low-carb margaritas , but be very careful with your sweetener! Start with a few drops of liquid stevia and work your way up. I have some good bottled drink ideas here if you don’t drink alcohol.
And to finish off an amazing meal, one of my favorite sugar-free low-carb “S” desserts, Oopsie Chocolate Eclairs from the Trim Healthy Mama book for dessert. There's a beautiful picture of these HERE.
These are all “S” recipes, and make sure you read Trim Healthy Mama for more details on how meals like this can help you lose weight!