You're thriving on the Trim Healthy Mama plan…
You've figured out how to make S (Satisfying), E (Energizing), and FP (Fuel Pull) meals and snacks and how to rotate them to keep your metabolism firing on all cylinders…
Hey, you're losing weight, balancing your blood sugar, experiencing more energy, and feeling great!
Until it's time to get out of the comfort of your own kitchen and go to a place where THM rules don't exist, a place where heavy casseroles and dessert tables abound…
I'm talking about — potlucks.
When you're at the mercy of what other people show up with — it might be a gorgeous, organic salad or an artificially-sweetened jello salad with fake whipped cream (you never know!) — it can make you feel like all your efforts at staying on the THM plan are defeated.
You can arrive to any potluck with a dish (or two) that will keep you on track without skipping a beat! Just decide what mode you want to stay in (S or E) and plan accordingly. And these dishes don't have any weird baking blends or thickeners — no funky ingredients!
From breads and side dishes to main dishes and dessert, these Trim Healthy Mama potluck dishes will make you feel empowered to leave your comfort zone and stay on plan anywhere!
Will you be staying in E mode? Perfect! This nourishing loaf of bread provides healthy, pre-digested carbs! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
What's a potluck without homemade dinner rolls, right? Your dinner rolls have a secret though — they're made with sprouted flour! Via JoyfulJane.com.
Potlucks, in our experience, are full of comfort foods, so why should a Trim Healthy Mama potluck dish be any different? This warm, creamy Tikka Masala is served over cauli-rice to keep you in happy S mode! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Mmmm! If ever there existed an “official” potluck dish, a cheesy casserole is IT! And when you're planning for an S potluck, this dish of comfort food is right up your alley! Via JoyFilledEats.com.
It's a cheeseburger — without the bun! You get full on veggies instead of a carb-y hamburger bun! Via WholesomeYum.com.
A quiche is so easy to whip up for a potluck, and it's guaranteed that just about everyone likes it! This one has no crust and focuses on pastured eggs and nourishing veggies. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Some Indonesian flair can spice up a bland potluck. Bring a side of rice for everyone else, while enjoying yours with a salad or some cauli-rice! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Here we go with the cheesy casseroles again! A chili relleno-inspired casserole for the win! Via CountingAllJoy.com.
By using chicken breast, you get to decide if you'll be enjoying fajitas with beans and rice to stay in E mode or with guac and cheese for S mode! Via CookingClassy.com.
Full of veggies and Italian flavors, this is the healthiest version of baked spaghetti we can find! Via OhSweetMercy.com.
A creamy chicken dish that you choose how to eat! Want an S meal? Have a side of cauli-rice or a big green salad with olive oil dressing. Want an E meal? Ladle this chicken dish over some sprouted brown rice! Via OhSweetMercy.com.
Crispy chicken skin and soft garlic cloves marry in this crowd-pleasing dish! Potluck attendees may not want to kiss after eating this, but at least their immune systems will get a boost from all the garlic! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
An Asian staple, fried rice, gets a Trim Healthy Mama makeover simply by swapping white rice with cauli-rice! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Celeriac replaces potatoes in this Olive Garden favorite. This is a delicious soup that's sure to be a hit at your next potluck! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Once again, quiche is a perennial favorite. Even picky eaters tend to love it! And you, Mama, stay on plan and get a healthy serving of veggies! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Talk about flexible! This BBQ chicken ensures that you can forget to think about your fuel type and STILL stay on plan! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Fresh asparagus, leeks, and healing broth come together in this simple, flavorful soup that is nourishing and satisfying. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
When you use organic chicken breasts in this Salsa Verde Chicken, you can have it over rice or beans (for an E) or with a salad, cheese, and guacamole (for an S)! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Without dairy or nuts, this soup is loaded with greens — perfect for Mamas who need a Deep S meal every now and again. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
What can be easier to take to a potluck than a whole chicken?! You choose… will you be enjoying the breast only? Or is today the day you savor some dark meat and crunchy chicken skin? Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Healing, nourishing, and frugal, this Summer Garden Beef Soup lets you use up whatever produce you have on hand. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Salads and Sides
Light and refreshing, this tasty salad gives you a totally safe S side dish option. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
It never hurts to bring all the healthy bacteria to the potluck! 😉 Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
You won't believe how delicious and good for you THIS fauxtato salad is! It's free of eggs and potatoes, but full of probiotics and good-for-you cauliflower! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
This is a Fuel Pull, Mama! That means you can get away with eating it with ANYTHING! Via OhSweetMercy.com.
This simple salmon salad is full of protein and slow-digesting carbs. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
You may be losing weight, but that doesn't mean you have to live without bacon! Tons of veggies and satisfying bacon make this the BEST broccoli salad ever! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Want the flavor of classic potato salad without the mixture of fat and carbs? Look no further! Sure to be a potluck pleaser! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Fermented foods happily fall in neutral territory (aka Fuel Pull). So, load up on the pickled radishes with either fuel type! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Because everyone enjoys a good kraut, and you don't have to settle for pasteurized kraut from a can or jar! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Technically, this recipe is dairy-free and gives you a healthy serving of veggies! Perfect for a Deep S day! Via MamaShire.com.
THIS. This cauliflower rice is life for S meals where you still crave rice on the side! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Finally! A hummus recipe that's not loaded with oil — so you can enjoy this with your E meals. Via WildernessFamilyNaturals.com.
These pinwheels look so much like the sausage and cheese pastries that the cute old ladies used to serve at showers in our old church. But yours have a secret…. They're actually helping you lose weight! Via MyTableOfThree.com.
Perhaps the most frugal side dish ever, this easy rice and beans dish doesn't taste cheap and it keeps you in E mode! Via Briana-Thomas.com.
Because deviled eggs are an eye-pleasing dish, simple to make, and loved by just about everyone, they're an obvious choice for a potluck. This version swaps fermented jalapeno peppers for relish for a fun, spicy kick! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Easy, frugal, and a universal crowd-pleaser, rice is made easier for your E meals in your Instant Pot! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
If you're sticking to an S meal, this bright green side dish also contains one of our favorite superfoods — bacon! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
No need to miss potatoes au gratin when you have this cauliflower substitute — with plenty of cheese! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Mashed potatoes might be the quintessential potluck dish — and you can be sure someone else will have that covered. Instead, show up with a version YOU can eat with your S meals… caulitatoes! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Spreads, Sauces, & Condiments
Enjoy your pesto with cooked veggies, and everyone else can enjoy it on bread or pasta! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Nourishing egg yolks, immune-boosting garlic, and healthy olive oil force bottled dressings with icky ingredients to move over! Impress potluck guests with a to-die-for, homemade dressing! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
I've never been to a church potluck that didn't include cobbler, have you? This is one of those desserts that tastes like it should be full of carbs, but it's actually NOT! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Simple, light, and luscious, but without the Cool Whip and powdered jello mixes — it's a whole new take on berry salad! Via MyMontanaKitchen.com.
We advocate for the occasional use of sugar alcohols, if tolerated, so you can enjoy chocolate-y cookies like these without the sugar! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Just a few ingredients and these beautiful cookies can grace any potluck table without anyone wondering if they're health food! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
For adults and kids alike, these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to be one dessert you can enjoy and stay on plan with, while everyone else just enjoys them without a second thought! Via TodayInDietzville.com.
Rice pudding is a frugal, nourishing option for a potluck dessert, and you can have your fill of dessert too! Such a beautiful, simple, and hearty dish! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Put your fancy pants on — this gorgeous tart is a looker! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
An easy and quick pudding is perfect for those potlucks you forgot to plan for! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Don't worry about heating up the house to bake dessert for your next potluck… just take these! They're allergy-friendly, raw, and no-bake! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
How do you stay on plan when you're at potlucks? Will any of these dishes help?
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