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Salmon Almond Crunch

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Mustard 3 tablespoons melted Coconut oil 5 teaspoons Raw Honey 1 slice Ezekiel bread crumbs 1/2 cup Almond slices 2 teaspoons dried (or fresh) Rosemary 2-4 Salmon fillets Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease baking pan. Step 2) In a bowl, combine the mustard, melted coconut oil, and honey Step 3) Place fillets on baking pan.  Spoon on the mustard mixture to each fillet, then top with bread crumbs, sliced almonds, and rosemary. Step 4) Bake for 20 minutes (or 10 minutes for each inch of thickness, measuring thickest part of the fillet). Salmon should flake when done. Notes: Salmon is a perfect  healthy dinner for you and the family. I always try to season my meats in a healthy way, and that’s why I chose Coconut oil (rather than another...

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Get rid of Lactose Intolerance

Posted by on Aug 26, 2010 in Health, Lactose Free, Nutrition | 1 comment

Are you Lactose Intolerant? Do you know why you are Lactose Intolerant? Here’s some helpful information on what causes Lactose intolerance, and more importantly – how to prevent Lactose Intolerance. Lactose Lactose is the natural sugar that is found in milk (and products that have milk in them, like yoghurt and cheese). Our body’s naturally have what is called Lactase, which is an enzyme found in our intestines that break down the lactose and allow us to absorb the nutrients for our body. Lactose Intolerance As you get older, lactase is not found in abundance in your intestine like it was when you were younger. When you don’t have enough enzymes to break down the lactase, the lactase passes through the intestine and into the colon carrying extra fluid in it. Bacteria in the colon break down the lactase...

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Spices & Herbs | 5 comments

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean where it has been used ever since 500 B.C., and early on used to help cure ailments of the nervous system. Today, Rosemary is more commonly known for it’s flavor in our recipes than it’s healing properties. Here are some of the health benefits that come with Rosemary: Benefits •Defenses against cancer •Anti-aging (help prevent wrinkles) •Inhibits infections from minor cuts •May help relieve congestion brought on my a cold •Promotes circulation •Help arthritis suffers due to the antioxidants •Diuretic, which helps prevent yeast causing bacteria from growing (bye-bye yeast infections!) Intake Dried or Fresh – Season up your recipes! Rosemary is best known for its culinary use. Essential Oil – Has the ability to help strengthen and heal organs such as the heart, brain, and liver. As healthy and beneficial as Rosemary...

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How to: Join Skinny Twinkie Community

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in Twinkie | 2 comments

UPDATE: March 1, 2012 Google Friend Connect went away Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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How you can prepare for Pregnancy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Parenting, Pregnancy | 4 comments

If you have the luxury of planning for your pregnancy, here are some helpful tips to get ready for pregnancy. Visit your Doctor or Midwife It’s a good idea to visit with your Doctor or midwife before you try to get pregnant to discuss relevant medical concerns, your pregnancy plan, and answer any questions you may have. If there is any health concerns, they will be able to help you prepare your body for Pregnancy. Healthy eating habits You shouldn’t be on a “diet” per se while you are pregnant, but before, during, and after your pregnancy you should have a healthy, balanced diet. If you are eating a lot of fried or sugary foods, you should start eliminating them out of your regular eating habits as soon as possible. You should focus on eating healthy food, not only...

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Gym Etiquette guidelines to follow

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in Fitness | 8 comments

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned gym rat, here are some common gym etiquette guidelines that you should be sure to follow: •No muddy shoes on gym floor – you are sharing this gym with a lot of people, and nobody wants a dirty gym.  In most cases, the gym will provide a rug for you to wipe off your shoes. •Must wear gym shoes while exercising – typically, you will not be allowed to exercise wearing  sandals, slippers or flip flops. This is obviously for safety reasons, and should be followed. •No gym bags on gym floor – It’s never fun tripping over someone else’s gym bag just after you had an intense workout. Most gyms will have a policy in place to keep gym bags off of the floor, which is for everyone’s...

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Get rid of Acne – Naturally!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Beauty | 3 comments

Acne is one of those horrible things that seems to haunt us during our teen years. Finally, here’s some information teens and adults can put to use for clear and healthy skin! Get rid of Acne What actually causes acne? This is a great debate, and you can have acne for several reasons. Here are some common causes of Acne, and how you can get rid of it. •Wash your face before you go to bed – This seems like an obvious technique to prevent and get rid of acne, but it must be said! If you want to get rid of acne, you must wash your face before you go to bed, especially if you wear make-up. When you wash your face with your cleanser, rinse your face with warm water (this opens up your pores and gets...

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I want to be Deprived of…

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 3 comments

A lot of people wonder why I am even trying to be healthier.  People will actually wonder why I am making a conscious effort to change some bad eating habits of mine. Hey, I am not perfect with my eating and exercising habits.  I am not claiming to be perfect, but I DO want to try my hardest to improve my overall Health.  My question to those who question my motives is “Why not?” There really isn’t anything to lose by improving your health, except for maybe a couple of things you just don’t want anyways. “Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.” -Jill Johnson I want to be deprived of Poor Health, Lethargy, and excess Fat! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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