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Coconut Spray Oil by Spectrum®

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Coconut Spray Oil by Spectrum®

I love spray oils for a lot of reasons. With spray cans, you end up using less oil. It’s great for greasing pans. It’s easy, and you don’t need to use any extra utensils. The problem with spray oils? A lot of spray oils available on the market today use vegetable oil. You know how I feel about that, right? I recently found Spectrum’s Coconut Spray Oil, which is made with organic refined coconut oil and is naturally expeller-pressed from organically grown coconuts. This is fantastic news because I love coconut oil! This spray oil has a clean and natural flavor, and it’s great for multiple uses. Need to cook eggs? Just spray the pan! Need to bake muffins? Spray the little tin cups! This is a wonderful find, and I hope you are as excited as I am! (I seriously wish...

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“Must See” Educational Shows

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Health, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on “Must See” Educational Shows

There aren’t a lot of shows that I feel is a “must see”, since I feel most of the shows out there are a complete waste of time. True story. I am very passionate about health education, and the following previews will introduce you to some enlightening shows that provide information about the food industry and your health that I feel you need to know as a consumer. The following shows I consider a “must see”, and I encourage you to make it a priority to education yourself on topics when it concerns your health and well being. After all, your health is the most valuable thing you have. Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business Food, Inc. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Supersize Me Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...

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Olive Garden’s Healthy Salmon Dinner

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Olive Garden’s Healthy Salmon Dinner

Sometimes, it’s just nice to enjoy a dinner without having to worry about all of the cooking and cleaning. It’s also nice to enjoy a delicious dinner that isn’t full of empty calories and guilt. If you are planning on a dinner at the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, you may want to consider trying the Herb-Grilled Salmon. The dinner includes a salmon fillet that is seasoned with Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. It also comes with seasoned broccoli. Calories: 510 Total Fat: 26 g Sodium: 760 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Fiber: 2 g This is a low calorie dinner, and one of the much healthier options to choose from when eating at the Olive Garden. I am not worried about the fat content, since Salmon and Olive Oil are full of very healthy fats that are actually good for...

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deluxe honeydrop™ Products

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

I am so excited to introduce to you healthy beverages that are new on the market! Since learning about the company’s origins, USDA Certified Organic products using simple yet beneficial ingredients, and learning how I can make my own adorable custom “bee tee”, I have recently become obsessed with this fabulous new company! The company is called deluxe honeydrop™, and I’m sure you are going to fall in love with their products as much as I have. How it all started… Cancer survivor David Luks developed deluxe honeydrop™ during cancer treatments at Sloan Kettering two years ago where he learned about the benefits of an organic lifestyle. With that knowledge, he decided to create a drink from the land, not the lab. I got the idea for honeydrop in the wake of having survived cancer. One day, my nutritionist handed me...

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Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Most jams available on the market probably have more sugar in them than the fruit named on the front of the jar. Luckily for you and me, I have discovered Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s. Why Just Fruit™ Spreads? Besides the fact that these delicious spreads aren’t full of processed sugars, they are delicious and only made with the most simple of ingredients. My favorite is the Strawberry Just Fruit™ Spread, which only has 5 ingredients: Concentrated Organic grape juice, Organic Strawberries, Apple pectin, Ascorbic acid, and Citric acid. The Fruit spreads come in Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Superfruit, Raspberry, Black  Currant, Blackberry, and Apricot. Be sure to check out all of the delicious flavors that are available, and make sure you always choose the jams that don’t need processed sugar to taste wonderful. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor for your...

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Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 1 comment

Healthy and Tasty Alternative I was looking for a healthy alternative to Cheddar Cheese slices, and I came across the Cheddar flavored Veggie Slices by Galaxy Nutritional Foods. I have tried them cold in deli sandwiches and warm in grilled cheese sandwiches and even on top of eggs. Every time I use these Veggie slices, nobody can tell the difference between them and real cheddar cheese slices! More good news… •Only 40 calories per slice (compared to 60-80 calories per slice) •No Cholesterol •Lactose Free •Gluten Free •Comes in a variety of flavors: Cheddar, Pepper Jack, American, Swiss, Smoked Provolone, and Cheddar with Jalapeños. Wow! These Veggie Slices are delicious and a lot healthier for you than regular cheese! 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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Nuts about Berries: Large vs. Half size

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Nuts about Berries: Large vs. Half size

Anyone who is lucky enough to live in an area with a Cafe Zupas, knows that an all time favorite specialty salad is Nuts about Berries. As much as I love food for its taste…what about the nutrition and calories involved? I can only estimate, but I wanted to give an approximate calculation on what the calories were in the Large and Half sized salad. I have picked this salad apart with the ingredients involved, and I give you some pretty good estimates on how many calories are in this salad – the Half and Large size. Nuts about Berries: Half Size 4 cups Romaine Lettuce  = 32 calories 1/2 cup Mixed Berries = 50 calories 1 scoop Cinnamon Honey Almonds = 38 calories 1/4 cup Poppyseed Dressing = 254 calories Total Calories: 374 calories ———————————————————————————————————————————- Nuts about Berries:...

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All Natural Yoghurt by Mountain High

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in Twinkie's Favorites | 4 comments

Health Benefits There are many benefits to yoghurt, and it is important that you get it from the right source. What I mean by that, is that there are plenty of yoghurts out there being marketed as “healthy” or a “weight loss food”. Be sure that you are not being fooled by marketing campaigns, and actually reading the back of the label for the truth. The yoghurt from Mountain High is  labeled as “All Natural”. That wasn’t what sold me on it. What attracted me to this yoghurt was the ingredients: No sugar added! What a lot of people don’t know is, the added sugars takes away from the health benefits you would have otherwise received from the yoghurt, which is the good bacteria such as live, active, and probiotic cultures (acidophilus is the most commonly known, which is...

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Antiplaque Toothpaste by Tom’s of Maine

Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Health, Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Antiplaque Toothpaste by Tom’s of Maine

Health Benefits This is a natural and healthy toothpaste that contains Xylitol to prevent plaque, Propolis and Myrrh for a clean and healthy feeling, and is a Fluoride-Free toothpaste. From what I have studied about Fluoride, I have come to find that it is nothing more than a toxic waste that was added to toothpaste with the intent to build bone health, but this is something that has never actually been proven.  Excessive Fluoride has been proven to cause Fluoride Poisoning, also known as “Flurosis”, which can cause Osteoporosis, Bone Spurs, Chronic fatigue, and can even be deadly. I believe you can properly clean your teeth without having to risk your health. Side Note: If you shouldn’t have fluoride for your toddler’s toothpaste, why would you allow it in your own toothpaste? Taste This is flavored with Fennel, which reminds me...

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Sorbet Bar-Organic Blackberry by Julie’s Organic

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Lactose Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

This sorbet bar is absolutely amazing, and I have nothing but good to say about this frozen dessert! First of all, it tastes great. And not only does it taste great, but it has great a great texture (almost like a fruit smoothie, but thicker since it is a sorbet bar). I bought this Sorbet Bar for an event, and people were shocked that this was not only Organic, but actually Healthy! For some reason people have this horrible misconception that Healthy Food has to taste bad. This is another reason why I started this Blog. I want to raise awareness to others to let them know about great tasting products that are actually good for you (or at least better than the competitor!). The best part about this treat, is that it is pretty much guilt free. It...

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