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Blueberry Muffins

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

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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Easy Rice Pudding

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

Ingredients: •1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice •1 1/2 cups rice milk •1/2 cup to 1 cup of creamed honey •1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Step 1) Cook the rice as normal. Step 2) In a pot on the stove at medium heat, combine the cooked rice, rice milk, creamed honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir until creamed honey is melted completely. Step 3) Pour Rice Pudding into 4 bowls, and add the rest of the cinnamon on the top of each bowl as a garnish. Notes: Do you need an easy recipe that tastes delicious? This Rice Pudding recipe is very easy to make (even my husband can make this on his own!), and it’s healthy for you too. Oh yeah, you would never know that it’s gluten free and lactose free…because it tastes that good! ; )...

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Milk for the Lactose Intolerant

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Lactose Free | 1 comment

Whether you are Lactose Intolerant or choose not to have pasteurized milk – what milk alternatives are available to you? The good news is, there are plenty of Lactose Free Milks available to you. The only thing that you need to figure out is which will provide nutritional value along with a delicious taste. Lactose Free Milk Soy Milk – Probably one of the most popular lactose free milk, and probably one of the worst for you, nutritionally speaking. Soy has it’s health benefits, but should be consumed only in limited amounts. If you have soy milk, you are probably intending to have the soy milk on a daily basis. Soy is something you shouldn’t consume on a daily basis on such large quantities. Soy is something you should have in moderation. Rice Milk – This is a great alternative for...

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Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 1 comment

Healthy and Tasty Alternative I was looking for a healthy alternative to Cheddar Cheese slices, and I came across the Cheddar flavored Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods. I have tried them cold in deli sandwiches and warm in grilled cheese sandwiches and even on top of eggs. Every time I use these Veggie slices, nobody can tell the difference between them and real cheddar cheese slices! More good news… •Only 40 calories per slice (compared to 60-80 calories per slice) •No Cholesterol •Lactose Free •Gluten Free •Comes in a variety of flavors: Cheddar, Pepper Jack, American, Swiss, Smoked Provolone, and Cheddar with Jalapeños. Wow! These Veggie Slices are delicious and a lot healthier for you than regular cheese! 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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Vegetarian Burrito

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Lactose Free, Recipes | 2 comments

Ingredients: 6 soft Tortillas (warmed) 2 cups cooked Brown Rice 1 cup cooked Black Beans 2 cups shredded Lettuce 1 cup chopped Tomatoes 1/2 cup grated Almond Cheddar Style Cheese Red or Green Sauce, if desired. Instructions: Step 1) Place warmed tortilla on a plate, and then add rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes and almond cheese on the tortilla. Step 2) Wrap up tortilla to make a burrito. Enjoy! Note: The variety of colors and  flavors mix well together, and this is a delicious burrito all on it’s own! Of course, you can add the red or green sauce to it if needed, but it’s definitely not a “must”. I always try to cook with as much fresh ingredients as possible, but I understand if that can’t always be the case. If you need to, use a 15 oz can of...

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Banana Nut Bread

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | 2 comments

Do you have a bunch of old bananas in your kitchen? Why not try making Banana Nut Bread or Banana Nut Pancakes? This simple recipe is extremely delicious, and when you taste the bread (or pancakes) you’d be surprised to find out that you’re eating something that is Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, and has no processed sugars or additives. Healthy food can taste great, and this recipe proves it.  Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Brown Rice Flour 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped Pecans 2 Eggs, beaten 6 ripe Bananas, mashed 1/3 cup Raw Honey 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bread pan with coconut oil spray. Step 2) Mix rice flour,...

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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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Sorbet Bar-Organic Blackberry by Julie’s Organic

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Lactose Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

This sorbet bar is absolutely amazing, and I have nothing but good to say about this frozen dessert! First of all, it tastes great. And not only does it taste great, but it has great a great texture (almost like a fruit smoothie, but thicker since it is a sorbet bar). I bought this Sorbet Bar for an event, and people were shocked that this was not only Organic, but actually Healthy! For some reason people have this horrible misconception that Healthy Food has to taste bad. This is another reason why I started this Blog. I want to raise awareness to others to let them know about great tasting products that are actually good for you (or at least better than the competitor!). The best part about this treat, is that it is pretty much guilt free. It...

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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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Creamed Wheat Cereal

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

For a quick and easy breakfast to satisfy your hunger, this Creamed Wheat Cereal is perfect. It also has just the right amount of honey and spices to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ingredients: 2 cups Water 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Farina 2 tablespoons Creamed Honey 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Instructions: 1) Boil the water in a saucepan. 2)Slowly add the wheat farina while stirring the water. Once all of the wheat farina has been added to the pan, remove from heat and continue stirring. 3) Add creamed honey and stir well.  4) Divide the hot cereal between two bowls. Add the cinnamon on top as a garnish.  Notes: Cereal will be hot, so let stand for a little bit to cool down. The amount of creamed honey and cinnamon are really “to taste”, so the measurements provided are more of a...

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