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How To Make Popcorn On The Stove

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Microwave popcorn is loaded with harmful ingredients like hydrogenated oils and MSG. Plus, you should stop using the microwave since it’s damaging your food! In this quick video, I share with you how to make popcorn on the stove – it’s easy, quick, delicious and HEALTHY! :) How To Make Popcorn On The Stove 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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Spring Salad with Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Spring Salad with Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing For the salad: Slivered almonds, toasted shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted mixed greens strawberries, chopped fresh basil For the dressing (yield: 2/3 cup): 1 cup fresh strawberries 1/4 cup packed fresh basil 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup, to taste fine grain sea salt & black pepper, to taste (I used 1/4 tsp each) For full recipe instructions (and more amazing food photography), be sure to check out ohsheglows.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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Health Benefits of Kale

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Beverages, Nutrition, Recipes, Sides and Snacks, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Kale has received a lot of attention lately, and for good reason too. It is full of healthy vitamins and minerals that are important for your body. Health Benefits of Kale Check out the infographic below to see the health benefits of kale. Good To Know: As you can see in the infographic, Kale has more calcium than milk, making it a great source of calcium for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Kale also has more iron than beef, making it  another vegan alternative.   Adding Kale To Your Diet Just last night, I had a bunch of kale and some apples that needed to be used soon before they went bad. I decided to juice the kale and apples and…voila! It was super simple and easy (recipe below). I shared the organic green juice with my daughter...

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Honey Roasted Carrots

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Ingredients • 2 lbs. of carrots, peeled, halved, and halved lengthwise • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (Skinny Twinkie’s Note: I would suggest using coconut oil instead, since it handles heat much better than olive oil. Trust me, it still tastes amazing.) • 1 tablespoon of raw honey • salt & pepper to taste {about ½ teaspoon of each} • parsley, garnish (optional) For full instructions on how to make this yummy side dish, please visit joyfulhealthyeats.com 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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Strawberry Gummy Fruit Snacks

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

I absolutely LOVE making gummy fruit snacks for my daughter, since they are actually healthy and made with REAL FRUIT! Of course, eating fresh fruit is always best – but gummy fruit snacks is a fun and different way to eat fruit. For those of you who are worried about the time involved – it’s not a lot! This recipe is SUPER easy and quick! Strawberry Gummy Fruit Snacks Ingredients:  •  1 cup Strawberry Juice (about 15-20 strawberries) • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon) • 1/3 cup (9 tablespoons) unflavored Gelatin Instructions: Step 1) Whisk together the strawberry juice, lemon juice, and gelatin, in a sauce pain on medium heat. Don’t let it boil, just warm it up and make sure there aren’t any clumps from the gelatin. Step 2) Remove from heat. Pour mixture in silicone mold(s) and...

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Sour Gummy Fruit Snacks

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

I love fruit snacks, but they can be a bit expensive when you buy “the healthy kind” at the health food store or they just have too much sugar in them (organic or not…it’s still sugar and I don’t want to give it to my little one). I decided it was time to make some homemade gummy fruit snacks for my daughter. I tried it out, and I was so happen when my little one gobbled them up! I ended up trying a few for myself, and ended up making a second batch the same day. It tasted good – in addition to being super healthy (and easy to make)! Something else I am super excited about…these have fresh lemon juice in them! They are full of Vitamin C! Whenever I am sick, I drink lemon juice several times throughout...

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Avocado, Corn, and Tomato Salad

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

I love fresh and healthy ingredients and easy instructions when I find a recipe. This is it. Ingredients Salad: • 2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen • 1-2 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion Dressing: • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper For full instructions on how to make this yummy salad, please visit the-girl-who-ate-everything.com I highly recommend using organic ingredients, especially when it comes to the corn since most corn is genetically modified (GMO) and dangerous to your health. Whenever possible, choose organic ingredients for the safest choice. 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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Healthy Food for Superbowl Sunday

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

If you are planning on watching the Superbowl or celebrating a Football-themed party, check out these healthy and delicious recipes! Remember to SHARE this post with your family and friends – Thank you! :) Football Deviled Eggs by letsentertain.net Sweet and Sexy Chicken Wings by paleOMG.com Zucchini Pinwheels of Prosciutto with Basil by sustainabledish.com Paprika Almonds by colorfuleatsnutrition.com Pear and Bacon Bites by theclothesmakethegirl.com Chile Lime Chicken Wings by nomnompaleo.com Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Dip by paleospirit.com Chile Rellanos by health-bent.com Sweet Potato Bruschetta by swisspaleo.ch Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by nourishpaleofoods.com Sweet Potato Fries by edibleperspective.com Paleo Fruit Dip by everydaypaleo.com   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Healthy Christmas Tree Food Art

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Holiday, Holiday, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

I love edible holiday decorations, especially when they are super healthy! Check out these healthy Christmas Trees that are not only delicious to eat and enjoy, but they are beautiful food art. Healthy Christmas Tree Food Art Which healthy Christmas Tree is your favorite? I want to try to make (or perhaps just EAT!) the dark chocolate and strawberry Christmas Tree! Yum! 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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