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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Holiday | 0 comments

I have put together this Healthy Holiday Gift Guide to help you find something really special for your loved ones, or even help you find a little something special for you! ;) I have also included all of the online shopping links and prices (to date), to help make gift-giving a little easier. Happy shopping! Beauty • 100% Pure Nail Polishes ($12.00) – These are my favorite nail polishes, which are “10-free” – free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, and animal ingredients. • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara Black ($35.00) – This is by far my favorite natural mascara! It really does provide fantastic volume and makes my eye lashes look amazing. Worth every penny.  • Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo Moisture Repairing & Conditioner by Acure Organics ($9.99...

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Healthy Holiday Detox

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Holiday, Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

It’s easy to indulge in not-so-healthy foods during the holidays. I get it. We can’t eat perfectly all of the time, so here are some strategies to help you detox after the holidays. Reduce Bloating BREAKFAST: Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast with a little bit of peanut butter. This is a bit of a diuretic, which helps you remove excess water from the body and kidneys. This will help you feel better on the inside and the outside! THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Blend together:  3 cups of melon (any melon), 2 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut water. Drink this throughout the day to help flush excess sodium out of your body, which reduces stomach bloating. Rebalance Blood Sugar LUNCH: Enjoy lentil soup for lunch to give your body a break from all of the very high-glycemic foods and beverages that are enjoyed during...

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4th of July Lemon Fruit Tart

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday | 0 comments

I love the Fourth of July…especially when I have something yummy and festive to enjoy for the holiday! I found this recipe from PaleoOMG (so many great recipes there!) and I thought I would share it with all of you! Enjoy! :) 4th of July Lemon Fruit Tart Ingredients:  For the crust 1 cup almond butter 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ⅔ cup walnuts 1 heaping tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate or homemade coconut butter 1 heaping tablespoon raw honey pinch of salt For the topping 5 eggs, whisked ⅓ cup honey ⅓ cup Coconut Oil juice of 4 lemons 1 cup blueberries ½ cup raspberries For full recipe instructions, please visit PaleoOMG.com 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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Healthy Doughnut Recipe For National Doughnut Day!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

If you didn’t already know, the first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day! Since this is an annual occurrence, I thought I’d share a healthy doughnut recipe for the “holiday” so you can still celebrate without putting junk in your trunk! haha  ;) Caramel Glazed Doughnuts Doughnut Ingredients:  4 large eggs, room temperature ¼ cup unsalted grassfed butter, melted* ¼ cup coconut milk, warm ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup coconut flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon sea salt Glaze Ingredients:  ½ cup honey 1½ tablespoons almond butter 3 teaspoons unsalted grassfed butter (or use raw cacao butter for dairy-free) 1 teaspoon water ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract For full recipe instructions, please visit: againstallgrain.com 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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Paleo Taco Bowl

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | 0 comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo my friends! If you are looking for some healthy Mexican food, you have come to the right place! Paleo Taco Bowl Ingredients: 1/2 small onion chopped 1/8 cup or more chopped green pepper 1/8 cup or more chopped red pepper 1/2 cup ground beef Dash of Salt & Pepper 1/4 cup of salsa Ingredients for topping: avocado slices, tomatoes, peppers etc For full recipe instructions, please visit ditchthewheat.com 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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{Paleo & Vegan} Healthy Cadbury Eggs

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Cadbury Eggs were an Easter tradition growing up as a kid, and I  absolutely loved them. We usually only got one or two Cadbury Eggs in our Easter basket, so we preserved them and saved them until we were ready to devour them! Fast forward to now, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had a Cadbury Egg. Yes, they were a fun tradition growing up, but as I have become more health conscious, I’ve decided to ditch the Cadbury Eggs and choose healthier options instead. I am so happy to say that I have found a homemade – Paleo and Vegan – version of Cadbury Eggs! It’s still candy, but a much healthier option than what Cadbury has to offer. This is something I wouldn’t mind eating or allowing my kids to eat every year for...

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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes Check out all of these delicious – and HEALTHY – Carrot Cake recipes. They are perfect for Easter or for any time, really. Also, these carrot cake recipes are so yummy that you’ll wonder if they’re actually healthy – which, they are! There are plenty of healthy carrot cakes to choose from! Find the carrot cake that’s right for you – paleo, raw, vegan, grain free, etc. ENJOY! :) Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, & Raw Carrot Cake by fastpaleo.com   Gluten Free Carrot Cake by elanaspantry.com   Paleo Carrot Cupcakes by liverightbehealthy.blogspot.ca   Grain Free and Healthy Carrot Cake by primalpalate.com   A Healthier Carrot Cake by greenkitchenstories.com   Paleo Raw Carrot Cake by themerrymakersisters.com Which one of these recipes are you going to try? Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter,...

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Holiday, Twinkie | 0 comments

I have a hard time posting anything on Skinny Twinkie because I don’t want others to think I am pulling an April Fools’ Joke. However…two years ago today, I announced the pregnancy of my first child… and I got some mixed reviews. I guess you could say that the jokes was that it wasn’t a joke. I was 13 weeks along and just finally felt ready to share my news. The next day I confirmed (again) that I was really pregnant. And I REALLY proved I wasn’t lying when I had my baby girl later in the year. What are some of your favorite April Fools’ Jokes – either ones you pulled or got fooled on!? Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Leprechaun Smoothie

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

Leprechaun Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:  • 1/2 avocado • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk • 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach • 1/4 cup fresh mint • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I suggest using Garden of Life’s Vanilla Raw Meal Shake) • 2 tbsp pistachio nuts • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp raw vanilla bean powder – I don’t suggest using the extract for this recipe) • 3-6 drops liquid Stevia extract • 1/2 cup water • ice (optional)   Instructions: Step 1) Blend all ingredients together until smooth! Recipe and Image Credit goes to: ketodietapp.com 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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{Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

Every St. Patrick’s Day, I see advertising for McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Yes, it’s green…but it’s green from food dye rather than healthy green fruit or vegetables. It’s full of processed sugars, artificial flavorings and milk sourced from who knows where. The good news? There’s a much healthier – even Paleo & Vegan! – version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Delicious doesn’t have to be guilty. Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients:  1 can coconut milk (you can also sub 1 ¾ cups of any other type of milk) 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons pure raw honey, (or other sweetener of choice) 1 cup of ice 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract For full recipe instructions, please visit: primallyinspired.com Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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