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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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Avocado Tuna Salad

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Avocado Tuna Salad

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe Ingredients:  • 1 avocado • 1 lemon, juiced (to taste) • 1 tablespoon chopped onion (to taste) • 5 ounces cooked or canned wild tuna • Redmond Real Salt (to taste) For full recipe instructions, feel free to visit cookeatpaleo.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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Honey Mustard Chicken

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | Comments Off on Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe Ingredients: • 1/4 cup of grainy, course mustard • 1/4 cup smooth dijion mustard • 1/2 cup honey • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (Twinkie’s note: I recommend coconut oil since olive oil doesn’t do well with heat…as in, it’s no longer healthy for you when it is heated at a high temperature) • 1/2 of a small yellow onion, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins • salt and pepper • 3 – 4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary For full recipe instructions, please visit: goodlifeeats.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 Pizza Margherita

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | Comments Off on Paleo Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita Crust Ingredients: 2 cups blanched almond flour 1/2 cup arrowroot flour 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 eggs Sauce Ingredients: 14 ounces crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes 6 ounces tomato paste 1 clove garlic, pressed 2 tablespoons finely minced onion 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil salt and pepper to taste Toppings Ingredients: 1/2 cup buffalo mozzarella 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced 10 basil leaves  Instructions Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (163 Celsius) In a large mixing bowl, combine your almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, marjoram, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut oil, and eggs Mix thoroughly until a dough forms...

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Raw Green Vegan Collard Wraps

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | Comments Off on Raw Green Vegan Collard Wraps

Raw Green Vegan Collard Wraps Recipe Ingredients: • 4 large collard leaves • 1 red bell pepper • 1 avocado • 2-3 ounces alfalfa sprouts • ½ lime • 1 cup raw pecans • 1 tablespoon tamari (tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce, but you can also use Liquid Aminos by Bragg, which tastes like soy sauce) • 1 teaspoon cumin (or ½ teaspoon minced garlic and ½ teaspoon grated ginger) • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil For full recipe instructions, please visit avocadopesto.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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Ideas For Healthy Grilling

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Ideas For Healthy Grilling

It’s officially Barbecue Season, and that doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthy foods! There are plenty of healthy options for you to consider that will still be delicious and mouth watering dishes! Who ever said healthy had to be boring? Not me. Grilling Meats:  • Smoked Salmon • Chicken • Lean Red Meat   Grilling Meatless:  • Tofu • Portabella Mushroom Burgers • Veggie Burger   Grilling Fruit:  • Pineapple • Peach • Plum • Apricot   Grilling Vegetables:  • Asparagus • Mushrooms • Peppers • Zucchini Image Credits: Grilled Salmon, Grilled Tofu, Grilled Pineapple, & Grilled Vegetables. 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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Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | 1 comment

I thought I could use some practice cooking steaks, and my husband didn’t argue with me wanting to practice. I bought several steaks and fell in love with this simple method of cooking this delicious red meat and potatoes. My husband and I both loved this simple dish, and I’m sure you will too! Steak Ingredients:  2 Steaks 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil 1/4 Onion, separated into rings Instructions:  Step 1) Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and cook steaks. Step 2) When the steaks are almost done cooking, add onions into coconut oil and sauteé until finished. Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:  4 Potatoes 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt  Chives, as garnish Instructions:  Step 1) Cut up potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster the potatoes will cook. Step 2) Put cut potatoes into large...

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Chicken Salad

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | Comments Off on Chicken Salad

I love making this easy, delicious, and healthy chicken salad recipe! This particular recipe makes a big batch, which is great to feed a lot of people at home or to bring to a potluck! You can even make this recipe and enjoy this meal for the rest of the week – and trust me, it’s good enough you’ll want to! Ingredients: 20-25 baked Chicken Tenderloins, chopped or shredded 1 cup Vegenaise (healthy mayo replacement) 1/2 cup dried Cranberries 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts 1/2 cup chopped Celery 1 cup diced Grapes 1 tsp Poppy Seeds You can shred it or chop it up, whichever you prefer! You can use canned chicken, but it’s not ideal. I have found that the freshly baked chicken tastes so much better than the canned stuff. I love this stuff…one of my favorite mayo replacements! Try to find dried cranberries...

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