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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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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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Arugula Salad with Mango and Avocado

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Arugula Salad with Mango and Avocado

Arugula Salad with Mango and Avocado Recipe Salad Ingredients:  • 6 cups arugula leaves • 1 mango, peeled and cut into long slices • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced • ½ red onion, sliced • 1 tbs lime juice Salad Dressing Ingredients: • 1 tbs champagne vinegar • 4 tbs orange juiced (about ½ orange) • 2 tbs lime juice, about ½ lime • 4 tbs olive oil • ½ tsp cumin • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro • 1 red chili or hot pepper, sliced • Salt and pepper (to taste) For full recipe instructions, please visit: laylita.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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Herb Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Herb Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe Ingredients: • 3 pounds of cherry tomatoes (red and yellow) • 3 tablespoons 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) • Salt and pepper • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley For full recipe instructions, please visit myrecipes.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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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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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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Not So Devilish Eggs

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Not So Devilish Eggs

I absolutely love deviled eggs, but I don’t make them all too often for a number of reasons. To make deviled eggs healthier, I suggest using less yolks and/or a healthy mayo replacement. Ingredients: 12 eggs, hard boiled and shells removed 1/4 cup Grapeseed Vegenaise 1 tbsp Mustard Paprika, garnish Instructions: Step 1) Cut eggs in half, lengthwise, with a sharp knife. Remove yolks and place in bowl. Step 2) Mash yolks and mix in the Vegenaise and Mustard. Step 3) Spoon yolk mixture onto egg white halves and sprinkle Paprika on top. Tip: For a smooth and creamy egg yolk texture, mix ingredients in a blender or with egg beaters. Also, if you would like the finished product to look more fancy than your average deviled egg, use the creamy mixture with cake decorating supplies and use that to place onto the egg whites....

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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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Baked Kale

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 2 comments

Baked Kale. It’s the new potato chip. Tasty. Nutritious. What’s not to love? Ingredients:  1 bunch of Kale Olive Oil Sea Salt Instructions:  Step 1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees. You don’t want to have it any higher since olive oil is very heat sensitive. Step 2) Place kale leaves on a baking sheet. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on each kale leaf and sprinkle with sea salt. Step 3) Bake kale leaves for 40 minutes, or until fully cooked (leaves should be flaky and easy to break). Notes: Kale is a nutritionally dense food that is rich in iodine and has about four times the iron found in beef. Most people don’t know how to incorporate this super food into their current dishes, but an easy way to enjoy the health benefits of kale is to...

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