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We’ve Moved!!!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on We’ve Moved!!!

Hey everyone! I have been busy rebranding my website from SkinnyTwinkie.com to HollyPatino.com I haven’t updated this website in awhile, so if you would like to see what’s new, please visit my new site: HollyPatino.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Desserts, Featured, Recipes | Comments Off on Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

This ice cream is AMAZING!!! I am not dairy-free, but with my husband being lactose intolerant, I try to make most of our meals dairy-free (or easy to make dairy free for him). That said, this ice-cream is amazing. I don’t feel like I am deprived of anything! The texture and taste is spot on :) The coconut milk provides a rich and creamy texture that is sure to have you wanting more. The coconut milk is full of healthy fats to help you staying satisfied. The raw cacao has lots of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fiber. The raw honey adds just enough sweetness to tame the bitter cacao. This dessert is simple, delicious, and healthy. What’s more? The 3 ingredients used for this ice cream is 100% shelf stable – which is great for long term food storage. That’s...

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The Mother ‘Hood: A Must Watch Video for all Parents!!!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Featured, Parenting | Comments Off on The Mother ‘Hood: A Must Watch Video for all Parents!!!

I recently saw this video and thought it was a wonderful message to ALL parents. We may have different beliefs, but we are all parents first who only want what’s best for our families. Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Creating a Home Gym on a Budget

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, Fitness | Comments Off on Creating a Home Gym on a Budget

Written by: Dane O’Leary Many of us think having a home gym would be nice in theory, but how could we possibly afford it? With car payments, a mortgage, the cost of having and raising children, and so on, there’s no room in our budgets for something frivolous like a home gym, right? Better to just stick with a gym membership. We’ve labored under the pretense that home gyms are outside the realm of possibility due to budgetary constraints, so we continue paying upward of $40 a month (per person) in order to workout at the gym a couple days a week when our schedules allow. And those CrossFit programs that have become popular lately can cost over $100 a month for a single person. What is a gym membership costing $500 or more per person annually was actually...

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Gym Hair Don’t Care!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Featured, Store | Comments Off on Gym Hair Don’t Care!

I love doing my hair all nice and pretty, but the fact is, most days I don’t do anything special with my hair. It’s up in a pony tail, braid, or messy bun. It’s pretty darn casual these days with workouts, long walks (the weather is amazing right now!) and going to the playground with my toddler.  That’s life for me right now and that’s where this gym t-shirt comes in… Gym Hair Don’t Care! This design comes in black, white, pink, blue, light blue, green, and mint text! As always, you can find this design on a variety of different products, including shirts, hoodies, onesies, kid’s shirts, coffee mugs, etc. Happy Shopping! ♥   Kids and Baby:     Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Healthy Relationship with Food

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Featured, Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Healthy Relationship with Food

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Pretty Fit: All Your Fitness Needs in One Place

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Featured, Fitness | Comments Off on Pretty Fit: All Your Fitness Needs in One Place

Those of us who have been on our fitness journey for a long time know that achieving the ideal body is only a matter of discipline and focus. Unfortunately, it can be hard to stay on track if you’re constantly doing the same exercises, and it can be quite difficult indeed when you’re faced with monotonous exercises. Luckily, our smartphones can help us stay on track. Health and fitness apps have become quite popular, with research showing that they’ve grown in daily use by 62%. But it’s not just the apps themselves that are fueling smartphone use in fitness fanatics. Gaming Realms, the operators of Free Bingo Hunter, have said that growth in mobile gaming is one of the strongest trends on the internet landscape to date, and the platform is quickly growing to become our go-to for information....

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Foods to Fight Stress

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Featured, Health | Comments Off on Foods to Fight Stress

When you think of comfort foods, what pops up in your mind? Pizza, pasta, ice cream and cookies? We eat comfort foods in times of stress, but these foods we consume tends to increase our stress levels and hunger even more. With all that said, what if I was able to convince you to redefine your definition of comfort foods from a health standpoint? What if you could envision comfort foods as  a way  to lower general stress and make you feel balanced, calm and energized, all without the ingredients being detrimental to your health? I obviously cannot do that within one article, but learning what foods and nutrients can provide you the constant energy release to keep blood sugar levels stable, fatigue decreased, and mood stable, is a start! When we are stressed, our cortisol levels increase which...

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How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Featured, Weight Loss | Comments Off on How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard it a million times. Coconut oil helps you lose weight. I’m sure you’ve wondered how 120 calories per tablespoon of saturated fat can help you lose weight. No worries, let me explain…  Why Coconut Oil? In 1998, Researchers at McGill University found that MCFA’s (the main type of fat found in coconut oil) actually use up energy when metabolized. The amount of energy used by the body to oxidize them is greater than the amount of energy they provide. Coconut oil has a thermogenic effect, which means that it raises the body’s temperature, which boosts your energy levels and metabolic rate.  Simply put, coconut oil acts as a weight loss agent by helping you burn more calories throughout the day! How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss One of the best ways for you to reach your ideal body...

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Why I Wear Natural Makeup

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Beauty, Featured | Comments Off on Why I Wear Natural Makeup

Did you know that the average woman who wears makeup puts on roughly 100 toxic ingredients on their face every day? WOAH. That’s a lot of toxic ingredients going on your skin! Many of those toxins are linked to hormone disruption and even cancer. Not worth it. That’s why I buy NATURAL makeup. It took me a long time to find natural makeup that looks great on me. No, it’s not gonna make me look like a super model – and that’s OK. It helps me be the best version of ME. :) I use mascara by @josiemarancosmetics and my concealer, tinted moisturizer, powder, and eye shadows are from @100percentpure. My lip balm is organic peppermint by Dr. Bronner’s.   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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