Pretty obvious. This is the title of the recipe.
2. Star Rating
This shows how many stars a particular recipe has been given by those who have rated it.
If you enjoyed one of my recipes, I would be thrilled if you left me a star rating! To do this, scroll down to the comments section. Click on one of the stars and leave a comment as you normally might (you can simply say “Love it,” give a more detailed commentary, explain what you served with it, or whatever you like). Once you’re done, submit the comment/review.
This is just a short description of the recipe. Because Google likes this.
- Print Recipe. This one is pretty straightforward. Click it and you’ll be taken to a page where you can print the recipe.
- Pin Recipe. Click this button to pin the recipe post to Pinterest.
- Add to Recipe Box. This is to add to your Recipe Box & Menu Planner here on TJ’s Taste. Login/registration is required. Learn more about this feature here.
5. Diets & Fuel Source
Diets. Most of my recipes are versatile and fit in with many diets or other lifestyles besides THM. To help you identify these diets, I provide a label that lists them with acronyms. Here are what these acronyms stand for:
- DF=Dairy Free
- EF=Egg Free
- GF=Gluten Free
- LC=Low Carb
- LF=Low Fat
- NF=Nut Free
- SF=Sugar Free
Fuel Source. All of my recipes are Trim Healthy Mama (THM) approved. Since this is the case, I have added the Fuel Source label so that you can quickly and easily identify what fuel type each recipe falls under. Here are what the acronyms by this label stand for (you can learn more by reading the Trim Healthy Mama book or by visiting my Trim Healthy Mama overview). The fun names for each of the fuels are my own trademark creations.
- Fatastic (THM S)=The S stands for Satisfying. These recipes have fat as the primary fuel source and are low in carbs.
- Carbalicious (THM E)=The E stands for Energizing. These recipes have healthy carbs as the primary fuel source and are low in fat.
- Neutralific (THM FP)=The FP stands for Fuel Pull. These recipes are low in both carbs and fat.
- Fusiontacular (THM XO)=The XO stands for Crossover. These recipes are high in both healthy carbs and fat.
In a time crunch and need a recipe that’s ready in a certain amount of time? This feature is for you. Recipes share the approximate Prep, Cook, and/or Total time they take to make.
7. Course & Cuisine
- Course. Tells what meal the recipe is good for such as Breakfast, Dinner, or Dessert.
- Cuisine. Tells what nationality the cuisine is inspired by such as American or Italian. I mainly include this because Google likes it, but I’m sure some readers like it too.
8. Servings & Calories
- Servings. This lets you know how many people the recipe serves. If you need to adjust this amount, you can increase or decrease it and the ingredients will automatically adjust as well (click on the number to adjust it).
- Calories. This is helpful for some diets, but not so much in others. With THM and keto, for example, calories don’t really mean much. But Google likes this label, so it’s there.
9. Unit Conversion
Switch from US units to Metric by clicking on one or the other.
10. Double or Triple
These buttons quickly and easily double or triple the recipe for you.
The ingredients have handy checkboxes that, when selected, cross out the ingredients. This way you can keep track of what you’ve already added to your dish.
Towards the bottom of each recipe card is a list with that recipe’s basic Nutrition Facts (helpful for diets that need to focus on numbers). These nutrition facts are based off the specific ingredients that I used when I made the final recipe so may vary slightly based on brands and types that you use (as well as tweaks that you make).
By the title of each recipe post are circular diet buttons. These also indicate the diets that the recipe works with (see above under “Diets & Fuel Source” for the acronym translations).
One measurement that is occasionally used in some of my recipes (especially when using THM stevia) is a doonk. This is a made-up term by the Trim Healthy Mama creators Pearl and Serene. When you purchase THM stevia, you have the option of also getting a free doonk measuring spoon/scoop. Or you can buy a set of 5 doonk scoops or a nice stainless steel one with the THM measuring spoons.
If you just want to know how much a doonk is, well, one doonk equals 1/32 teaspoon. A wee pinch will do.