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Never Assume

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Breakfasts, Nutrition, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Never assume your kid won’t like something. I was surprised that my daughter LOVED plain yogurt! It took ME a while to get used to the taste (compared to the flavored variety), but she loved it from the start! Ditch the sugary yogurt or processed cereals and start giving yourself and family REAL food!!! PS- organic whole milk PLAIN yogurt (or as my daughter likes to call it “Yo Yo!”) is a great way to get healthy probiotics in your body to improve your gut health. This is necessary – especially if you’ve had antibiotics! Happy healing my friends!!! :)     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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Tropical Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Beverages, Breakfasts, Featured | 0 comments

I love smoothies. They are so quick and easy to make! I absolutely love this one…it feels like Summer when I make this yummy tropical smoothie ;) Tropical Smoothie Ingredients:   • 1 cup Coconut Milk  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple chunks  • 1 Banana  • coconut flakes for garnish (optional) Instructions: Blend together and ENJOY!  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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Bacon and Heirloom Tomato Frittata with Basil

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Breakfasts, Recipes | 0 comments

I was looking for healthy breakfast recipes on Pinterest and quickly fell in love with the ingredients for this Paleo breakfast – not to mention the beautiful food photography! Ingredients: 12 large pastured eggs 1/2 pound organic bacon (8 slices) Heirloom tomatoes in different sizes and colors cut into thick (1/2 inch) slices 1 medium red onion, 1/2 sliced thin the other 1/2 diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon sea salt freshly cracked black pepper several whole fresh basil leaves, purple or green De-lish! Go check out paleospirit.com for all of the instructions to make this healthy Paleo breakfast recipe! 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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Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

I love making special meals for the holidays – any holiday – so it probably comes as no surprise that I wanted to share some healthy Thanksgiving breakfast ideas with all of you. Breakfast Turkey You don’t have to eat Turkey to eat this yummy Breakfast Turkey! That’s right, it’s vegetarian and if you prefer, you can use a vegan cheese for the beak and feet. It’s super easy, fun, and healthy. win-win-win.   Pumpkin Pie Parfait by simplyorganic.com I am all about simple, healthy ingredients that make something truly delicious. This is it. My only change to the recipe would be to use organic coconut sugar rather than organic cane sugar – it’s a much healthier choice…which is what we’re going for, right? ;)   Paleo Pumpkin Pie by thehealthyfoodie.com There’s nothing wrong with eating pie for breakfast…if it’s healthy!...

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Paleo German Apple Pancakes

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Breakfasts, Recipes | 0 comments

These German Apple Pancakes are grain-free and delicious. Enjoy! Ingredients: • 12 eggs • 2 cups almond milk • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 1 tablespoon maple syrup • 1/2 cup coconut flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg • 2 apples, sliced 1/8″ thick • 1 pear, sliced 1/8″ thick • 1/4 cup coconut oil • 1/4 cup maple syrup • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon nutmeg These Paleo German Apple Pancakes are super easy to make. You can find the original recipe with cooking instructions over at thefoodieandthefamily.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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Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Breads, Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

I love creating fun meals for St. Patrick’s Day! I found some fun (green!) and traditional Irish meals for you to try on this holiday! Enjoy! Shamrock Toast Why not start your day with a little green? Try this recipe: Shamrock Toast. Avocado Hummus Try a new (and very green!) twist to Hummus! This recipe is made with all green – and healthy! – ingredients, which is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the recipe: Avocado Hummus. Rainbow Ice Cubes Every little leprechaun has it’s rainbow, right? Make this drink with your favorite fruit and enjoy! The too easy to believe recipe is here: Rainbow Ice Cubes. Irish Stew This traditional Irish Stew is made with healthy and delicious ingredients that you’ll love! You can find the recipe here: Irish Stew. Spinach Spread This is a great new way to enjoy...

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Steel Cut Oats

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in Breakfasts, Recipes | 0 comments

Oatmeal is “boring”, right? Well, it can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Meet my oatmeal. It’s healthy. It’s incredibly delicious. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to microwaved oatmeal again! Ingredients: 3 cups Water 1/8 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats 2 tbsp Maple Syrup 1 tbsp chopped Pecans Instructions: Step 1) Heat the water and sea salt and bring to a boil. Step 2) Slowly stir in the steel cut oats. Step 3) Reduce heat to medium and continue stirring oats until desired texture. Step 4) Pour cooked oats into individual bowls and drizzle maple syrup and chopped pecans on top. Notes:  Oats contain a healthy amount of fiber, and they are great for heart health and lowering cholesterol. Oats have been shown to help obtain (or maintain) a healthy weight and...

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Yogurt Parfait

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Breakfasts, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Creating a Yogurt Parfait is a great low calorie treat and delicious way to enjoy Plain Yogurt! It’s the way yogurt was meant to be eaten and enjoyed! Ingredients:  3 cups Plain Yogurt 1/2 cup sliced Strawberries 1/2 cup Blueberries 1/2 cup Raspberries 1 tbsp chopped Walnuts Instructions: Step 1) Add some yogurt into each container and top with mixed berries. Repeat this step until each container is full. Step 2) Add chopped walnuts on top of the parfait, as a garnish. Notes:  A lot of people have a hard time eating completely plain yogurt – with no added flavors or sugars. I suggest adding fruit or some other healthy toppings to make it more enjoyable. Don’t add processed sugar, since that’s the whole point of buying plain yogurt in the first place, right?! Feel free to follow us,...

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