I told you in this post that I’m following a new eating plan called the Trim Healthy Mama plan (in addition to Paleo). You’ll hear more about that in the Part 4 of my Insulin Resistance Series. Here’s part 1 in case you haven’t seen that yet.
So if you don’t know what I mean by Trim Healthy Mama, my full explanation is coming, but for now I have all these recipes I want to get out to you and I don’t want to take time for lots of details. If you’re just dying to know all about THM, that’s what all the cool kids call Trim Healthy Mama, then check out their website, or grab the book and/or cookbook.
Just a note on the books: I have both and I do recommend them, but you can always check your local library before you buy. Also, the recipes do contain a lot of ingredients that are not paleo approved. I love reading cookbooks to get ideas, but always have to make alterations. If you’re planning to keep to the paleo diet and incorporate THM guidelines, the cookbook is a great resource, but just know you can’t cook a lot of what’s in there as is. That’s what I’m here for!
This Cheeseburger pie seems to be one of the THM classic recipes. It’s in their cookbook, but is also available for free on their website.
Because I always, and I mean always, add vegetables to a dish if at all possible, I had to tweak their original recipe a bit. Turns out, it’s really adaptable. You could add whatever veggies you have on hand. The beef and creamy cheese have so much flavor that you could even get away with strong-flavored veggies like broccoli or brussels sprouts. Just brown them up with the beef and have yourself a one pot meal!
My family tolerates some dairy so whereas I did reduce the amount in the original recipe, I did not remove it altogether. If you cannot tolerate any dairy, then by all means, leave out the cheese entirely. I will list substitutions in the recipe below. If you’re a fellow paleo-er who can handle a little good quality dairy from time to time, this recipe is a real treat!