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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes

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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Walnut Coconut Oil Fudge

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Desserts, Recipes | Comments Off on Walnut Coconut Oil Fudge

Oh. My. Gosh. This is surprisingly healthy and guilt-free. Don’t believe me? Check out the ingredients! Ingredients:  1 cup raw walnut pieces 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup softened/melted expeller pressed coconut oil* 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 pinches sea salt Be sure to check out freecoconutrecipes.com for full recipe instructions (which are pretty simple, by the way)! 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 Thin Mint Cookies

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Desserts, Recipes | Comments Off on Paleo Thin Mint Cookies

Ditch the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies and Say “Hello!” to the delicious Paleo version of the delicious cookies. Ingredients: Cookies: 3 cups Sifted Fine Almond Meal 4 Tbl 100% Natural Unsweetened Cocoa 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt ½ tsp Baking Soda 1/3 cup Honey 2 Tbl Liquid Coconut Oil ½ tsp Mint Extract 1 Egg Frosting: 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips 1 cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk ½ tsp Mint Extract Now that you know what’s in these yummy and healthy cookies, go to fedandfit.com for full instructions on how to make them for yourself! 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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Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 2 comments

I am not exactly following a Paleo diet, but I love discovering Paleo desserts because they are made with no processed sugars! You can alter these recipes to use grains if you want, or follow them as-is. Either way, you don’t need to be Paleo to fall in love with these Christmas cookies! Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons by againstallgrain.com Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by gourmandeinthekitchen.com   Paleo Sugar Cookies by agirlworthsaving.net   Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies by multiplydelicious.com   Christmas Cookie Cut Outs by mariamindbodyhealth.com   Christmas Almond Vanilla Cookies by shiftctrlart.com   Thumbprint Cookies with Vanilla Cream Filling by againstallgrain.com Do you have a favorite Paleo Christmas cookie?! Please share with us and your cookie can be featur 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 Menu

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Miscellaneous, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 1 comment

You can have a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving dinner – check out these recipes! Turkey and Stuffing by primalpalate.com The turkey is easily one of the focal points of any Thanksgiving dinner (unless you’re vegan/vegetarian). If you are going to eat turkey and stuffing, make sure that it’s healthy!   Paleo Chicken Gravy by healthstartsinthekitchen.com This Paleo gravy will work well with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. Yum.   Green Bean Casserole by urbanposer.blogspot.com It’s time we all ditched the canned beans, canned cream of mushroom soup, and fried/processed onions when making our beloved Green Bean Casserole. Make it homemade, without any processed ingredients, and I promise your body with be just as happy as your taste buds will be.    Sweet Potatoes by SkinnyTwinkie.com (me!) Growing up, my favorite part about Thanksgiving dinner was the “candied yams” (sweet potatoes)! As I became...

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Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Beverages, Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Healthy Labor Day Recipes

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful, fun, and HEALTHY Labor Day weekend! When it comes to food, what is the first thing you think of when you think of Labor Day food? Junk food, right? Well, Labor Day doesn’t have to be celebrated with junk food! You can definitely have a healthy labor day – you just need to think outside of the box ;) Check out these delicious and healthy Labor Day recipes that are Paleo approved! Flavored Water Ditch the sodas at the BBQ and make some delicious and healthy flavored water! They are easy to make, and they are a great way to stay hydrated. Credit: theyummylife.com   Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings Credit: cookeatpaleo.com   Ted Allen’s Grilled Steak with Roasted Jalapeño Chimichurri I shouldn’t write these types of articles when I am hungry, especially when...

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Berry Trifle With Coconut Flour French Pound Cake

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Berry Trifle With Coconut Flour French Pound Cake

With Fourth of July coming up, I thought this was the perfect recipe to share with all of you! Berry Trifle With Coconut Flour French Pound Cake Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp coconut flour, sifted 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 5 whole eggs (2 of them separated) 1/2 cup coconut oil/ghee, softened or liquid 1/2 cup honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/2-2 cups washed & diced strawberries (cut large if using a traditional Trifle bowl) 1 1/2-2 cups washed blueberries 1 1/2-2 cups washed raspberries 3-4 cans full-fat coconut milk, cream only (Try Aroy-D for great cream) Honey or choice of sweetener optional to taste For full recipe instructions, please visit urbanposer.blogspot.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Pumpkin Bread Pudding

You gotta try this healthy bread pudding for your dessert (or breakfast!) – I think it would be perfect for Thanksgiving…Christmas…or any day of the year, really. Enjoy!  Pumpkin Bread Pudding Bread Ingredients:  4 eggs 1 cup water 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar ½ cup of coconut flour 1 tsp of pumpkin spice ¼ cup + 1 tsp of coconut oil melted ½ tsp baking soda Pumpkin Sauce Ingredients: ½ cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup of maple syrup ¼ cup of melted coconut oil or butter ¼ tsp of salt ½ cup of pecan pieces You can check out the full recipe instructions over at agirlworthsaving.net 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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Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Desserts, Recipes | 5 comments

I love creating new recipes, it’s my way of creating art. As much as I love this creation process, there are few recipes that get me really excited about them. This is one of those recipes that I just can’t stop smiling about. You need to try this recipe out and let me know what you think of it.  Oh yeah, it’s ridiculously healthy too. Ingredients:  2 Sweet Potatoes 1/2 cup Maple Syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground Cloves 1/8 teaspoon All Spice Cinnamon, garnish crushed Pecans, garnish Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2) Peel, wash, and cut sweet potatoes into small pieces and place in a baking dish. Step 3) Mix the maple syrup, nutmeg, cloves, and all spice together. Step 4) Pour maple syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes. Step 5) Cover pan...

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Baked Apple Slices

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in Desserts, Recipes | Comments Off on Baked Apple Slices

Ingredients: 3 Apples 1/2 cup Maple Syrup 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Whipped Cream (garnish optional) Nutmeg (garnish optional) Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2) Cut and core each apple into 8 slices and place in a dish. Step 3) In a separate container, mix the maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Pour over apples. Step 4) Cover the apples with aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes or until apples are soft. Step 5) Separate apple slices in individual bowls and add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle nutmeg on top as a garnish. Notes:  I love this recipe! It’s extremely easy to make and just hits the sweet spot perfectly! Nobody would know that this recipe was actually healthy, and that’s just how I like it....

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