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Skinny Tip #7

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Skinny Tip #7

It’s OK to ask for help! When it comes to getting into shape, do you need advice or motivation? Perhaps you can benefit from an “exercise buddy”? Maybe you need to find someone you can “report” to, when it comes to weigh-ins, exercise goals or even calorie (nutrition) consumption? Find someone that is reliable and will be a positive influence in your health goals! You don’t have to do it alone – I encourage you to participate in our forum, which in on Facebook. The more people who join the conversation, the better it will be for everyone! PS – don’t you just love this old school picture? It sure made my day! haha 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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Win Sans Sucre Baking Mixes!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 49 comments

One lucky reader of ours will win four boxes of Sans Sucre baking mixes! Check out what the winner’s prize: • Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix • Classic Blondie Brownie Mix • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix What is Sans Sucre? Just because you’re eating healthy, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciously sweet desserts. Sans Sucre is a line of baking mixes that were created for those trying to cut back on their sugar, fat, cholesterol and calorie intake— yet still want to enjoy great tasting desserts. And, since San Sucre uses Stevia, a natural sweetener, you can feel good about what you’re eating. All you need to do is just add water and 2 tablespoons of oil. On the back of the box, it suggests that you use vegetable oil. My suggestion? Just use coconut...

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Blueberry Muffins

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Blueberry Muffins

I love to buy blueberries in bulk during the Summer so I can benefit from this wonderful fruit which is full of antioxidants. I needed to make sure I used them up before they got old and soft. Blueberry muffins anyone? Ingredients: 2 cups of GlutenFree All Purpose Baking Flour by Bob’s Red Mill 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 2 tsps Baking Powder 1/2 cup Raw Honey 1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil 1 egg 1/3 cup Rice Milk 2 cups fresh Blueberries 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups with coconut oil spray (or melted coconut oil). Step 2) In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, honey, coconut oil, egg and rice milk. Once batter is mixed well, stir in fresh blueberries. Step 3) Scoop batter evenly into each...

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Best and Worst Food at Panera Bread

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Best and Worst Food at Panera Bread

When you (occasionally) eat out, it’s important for you to understand what the best option is at the place you are eating. Best Food at Panera Bread You have plenty of healthy choices at Panera Bread, you just need to know which ones you should choose and which ones you should pass up. Here’s a couple of healthier items that you may want to consider the next time you choose to eat out. Tuna Salad on Honey Wheat – Full If you are looking for a yummy sandwich without all the guilt, this is it! Calories: 470 Total Fat: 16 g Protein: 19 g Sodium: 980 mg Carbohydrates: 65 g Fiber: 5 g Smoked Turkey Breast on Country – Full You can have a whole sandwich for 420 calories (unlike others, where you would have to order a half sized to...

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Winner of AirAide™!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Contests, Winners | Comments Off on Winner of AirAide™!

Congratulations CindyMerrill! Our lucky reader just won a bottle of AirAide™, which is a fantastic product for anyone looking to improve their health. Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you do not reply back to us within 48 hours after our email, we will have to choose another winner. 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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Healthiest Fats and Oils

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Nutrition | 1 comment

Fats and oils can be either really bad for you or they can actually be really good for you – You just need to learn which ones to choose to incorporate in your diet. Oh, and when I say “diet”, I really mean how you choose to eat for the rest of your life. Your Body Needs Fat A lot of people don’t realize that your body needs fats and oils, and if you pick the right type, it can be extremely beneficial for your health. Your body needs fat! Good fat helps to protect and hold your organs in place, such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. Fat helps insulate and regulate body heat, helps your brain function properly, and initiates a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK), which contributes to satiety (helps you feel full). Now that you know...

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Win AirAide™, a Breath of Fresh Air!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 19 comments

Anyone into natural health and fitness will LOVE AirAide™! This week, one lucky reader will receive a free bottle of AirAide™ ($34.95 value)! What is AirAide™? AirAide™ is an all-natural herbal supplement. It’s the natural way to increase lung capacity, build more energy, endurance, stamina and strength. If you have asthma or allergies, are a singer, live in a smoggy city, want to get back in shape, or participate in a sport where deep breathing is required, AirAide can help. I suggest that you research what it is, what it does, who uses it and what AirAide™ customers are saying about it. How to Enter 1) Join this website (through Google Friend Connect) and make a comment on this post. Please include your email address so we can contact you if you won. If you are already a member, just log in and comment. Yup, it’s...

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Banana Pancakes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Banana Pancakes

I love buying extra bananas just to let them “go bad” – it’s the perfect excuse to make delicious recipes like banana nut bread or banana pancakes! I made these pancakes recently, and thought I would share this easy recipe with all of you. Ingredients: 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Gluten-Free Flour Blend 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 2 tsp Baking Powder 1 cup Raw Milk or Rice Milk 1 large Egg 2 tbsp melted Coconut Oil 2 ripe Bananas, mashed Instructions: Step 1) Mix the milk, egg, melted oil, and bananas and beat well. Step 2) Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Batter will be slightly lumpy because of the bananas. Step 3) Heat skillet to a medium-low heat. Put coconut oil on the pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking to the pan. Scoop about...

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