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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 Halloween Recipes!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Holiday, Holiday, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 2 comments

Hello, October! It’s that time of year again. As a certified health nut (ha!), I feel it is only my duty to share with all of you Healthy Halloween recipes that you can feel good about. I am a huge believer that healthy doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor, and during the holidays, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice any of the fun! So many people will say, “Oh, but it’s Halloween! You gotta splurge and eat junk food!” NO. You don’t have to eat any junk to have FUN and enjoy delicious Halloween treats! To prove my point, I searched the web (thank you, Pinterest!) and found a lot of super healthy and fun Halloween recipes that prove you can satisfy your sweet tooth, have a creative Halloween treat, AND be healthy. BOO- YAH! Click on the links for the full recipe!!!...

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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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Fruit and Vegetable Décor for Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Holiday, Holiday, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Fruit and Vegetable Décor for Thanksgiving

I thought these were creative and festive ways to enjoy vegetables and fruit for Thanksgiving! Fruit Turkey:     Turkey Veggie Platter:  Image Credits: Bayonne Farmers Market 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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Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Breads, Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day!

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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