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Isagenix® IsaLean Shake

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Gluten Free, Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Isagenix® IsaLean Shake

Whether you choose Vanilla or Chocolate, either way, you are making the right choice by having an Isagenix® IsaLean Shake (Side Note: My favorite is Vanilla!) The Isagenix’s IsaLean Shake is a complete meal replacement that is actually healthy for you. The reason I say “actually” is because there are so many weight loss shakes that have nothing but sugar as the first ingredient (just look and see!), and added vitamins – though they may be low in calories, they aren’t healthy for you. If you are going to try to lose weight, you should be healthy while doing so. Nutrition The IsaLean Shake has high quality Whey from New Zealand, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamins, Casein protein that is from grass-fed cows with no added hormones or antibiotics, Ionic Alfalfa™ (Isagenix’s proprietary blend of 70 super-charged minerals, trace minerals and alfalfa juice),...

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Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles (Organic) by Nature’s Path

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Gluten Free | Comments Off on Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles (Organic) by Nature’s Path

I wasn’t the biggest fan of pre-made waffles, until I came across Nature Path’s Organic Buckwheat Waffles! With other waffles,  they are cheap tasting (bland) and unhealthy. Mainly it is the unhealthy part that concerns me. I first got the Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles by Nature’s Path for my husband, who prefers gluten-free products. I decided I would try it one morning, and it wasn’t so bad. It was actually pretty good- Good enough you can eat it plain, which is the true test if it tastes good! What’s great about these waffles is that they not only taste good plain, but they are Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Vegetarian, and has No Trans Fat. For those of you who understand and know the value of Organic, this is also a USDA Organic product. As far as preparation goes, you can add...

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Healthier and Tastier Popcorn

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 1 comment

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Popcorn Kernels 2-3 tablespoons Coconut Oil Sea Salt (to taste) Serves: 4-6 cups of cooked popcorn Instructions: Step 1) Put a large pot (with lid) on the stove, and turn to  medium heat. Side Notes: If you are wondering why I am not asking you to use a microwave, please read about the Harmful effects of the Microwave. Step 2) Add the coconut oil to the pan, and coat the bottom of the pan. Step 3) Add popcorn kernels to the the pot, and put the lid back on the pot.  Soon, you will notice the kernels starting to pop, and allow them to do just that! Step 4) Once the popping starts to slow down, remove the pot from heat. There still may be some popcorn kernels popping, and that’s OK. It is better to have some kernels...

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Hashed Browns (Organic) by Alexia

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Gluten Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 3 comments

Taste Test These are comparable to the good ‘ol fashioned home-made version you might have been lucky enough to grow up with. Guilt Free Not only is this the best frozen hashed browns I have ever had, and lucky for you and me, it is USDA Organic, fat free, gluten free, and fairly low in calories. Let’s just say, you don’t need to hesitate about buying these when looking for convenience and taste, and this is something that will go great with your chicken and apple sausages, eggs, and home made orange juice. Hey, I believe there is a way to not only eat healthy (or at least healthier than the average Joe), but also enjoy some great taste all at the same time. Preparation This is pretty quick to make, just brown it on a frying pan or...

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Gluten-Free Chicken Strips

Posted by on Feb 11, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | 2 comments

This is one of those easy recipes for dinner that the entire family will enjoy! Ingredients: 1/4 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 teaspoon Chicken Seasoning 1 1/4 cups crushed Corn Flakes  1/2 cup Coconut Oil, melted 8-10 frozen Chicken Tenderloins (strips) Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Step 2) Combine flour, seasoning, and crushed corn flakes in a shallow dish. Step 3) Place melted coconut oil in a separate bowl. Step 4) One at a time, dip pieces of chicken in coconut oil, then coat both sides of the chicken with flour and corn flake mixture. Step 5) Place on Cookie Sheet. Step 6) Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until Chicken is fully cooked. Side Notes: I use Coconut Oil rather than Butter because of the wonderful health benefits of Coconut Oil. I use...

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Breakfast Sausage chicken & apple by Applegate Farms

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Gluten Free, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Breakfast Sausage chicken & apple by Applegate Farms

“Yum!” That’s where I am going to start off about this little breakfast sausage. I like to eat healthy, or at least have the healthier alternative, but I also think food should taste great all at the same time. Possible? Yes. Sausage that isn’t bad for you? I usually try to stay away from anything that says “sausage”, usually because there is a higher fat content involved amongst who knows what else. I like the idea that this breakfast sausage is gluten-free, casein free, and there are no nitrates (natrual or added)! There are only a handful of ingredients in this product. That is a good thing, since that means it doesn’t have all of these artificial and harmful filler products included. The chicken that is used was never given any antibiotics or animal by-products. This is no ordinary breakfast...

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Liquid Aminos by Bragg

Posted by on Nov 19, 2009 in Gluten Free, Health, Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Liquid Aminos by Bragg

Nutrition Liquid Aminos by Bragg is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate. Liquid Aminos by Bragg is not fermented or heated, Gluten-Free, no preservatives, no artificial colors, no alcohol, and no chemicals . This product does have a small amount of naturally occurring sodium, and no table salt is added. Health Benefits Liquid Aminos by Bragg comes from healthy soybeans, and it contains Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts. 16 Amino Acids included in this product: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Valine, and Lysine. There are 20 amino acids, and this product has 16 of them! So what is so important about Amino Acids? Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins, and you need sufficient protein intake for healthy muscles, nails, hair, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, and even most body...

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