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Eggplant Pizza

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | Comments Off on Eggplant Pizza

I have been craving Pizza recently – and this Eggplant Pizza recipe looks amazing! Not only will this taste super amazing…but it looks super easy to make! Just what I need…easy…yummy…healthy! :) Ingredients:  • 1 eggplant, sliced • 1/2 cup pizza sauce • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper • 2 tsp olive oil for brushing • toppings as needed (like mushrooms or green/red peppers) For full recipe instructions, please visit: 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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Gluten-Free Flour Blends

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Gluten Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Gluten-Free Flour Blends

Did you know that you can follow any recipe and make it gluten-free, if you choose to go that route? When following your recipe of choice, sometimes a simple one-for-one substitute doesn’t always work. Sometimes, it does. Here’s some flour blends that you can make yourself to use as a simple flour replacement. Blend #1 – Use in recipes that don’t require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Tapioca Flour 1 cup Corn Starch 1 cup Almond Flour 1 cup Sorghum Flour Blend #2 – Use in recipes that don’t require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Coconut Flour Blend #3 – Use in Recipes that require yeast 1 cup Brown Rice Flour 1 cup Tapioca Flour 1 cup Corn Starch 1 cup Sorghum Flour 1/2 cup Millet Flour or Chickpea Flour Instructions With each gluten-free flour...

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Coconut Macaroons with Raw Honey

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Gluten Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Coconut Macaroons with Raw Honey

I love Coconut Macaroons, and I love them even more when they are healthy! These little cookies are easy to make and taste delicious – without any processed sugar! You can eat these macaroons without the guilt! Ingredients: 7 Egg Whites 3/4 cup Raw Honey 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 4 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (measure after you blend the coconut flakes together – see Step 1 for instruction.) Instructions: Step 1) Blend the large coconut flakes together to make them into small pieces. Don’t over blend them to become powder, you just want to blend them well enough so the coconut flakes won’t be too big in the cookies. Set aside. Step 2) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks start to form. Step 3) Slowly add in raw honey as you continue to beat the egg whites. Keep...

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What is Gluten Free?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Gluten Free | Comments Off on What is Gluten Free?

Whether you have an intolerance to gluten or just choose not to eat it, you have come to the right place! Gluten Free Labeling Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye, and kamut. In order for a product in the United States to be labeled as “Gluten Free”, it must have less than 20 ppm of gluten. This means that a “Gluten Free” product still might have some gluten in it. Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet Some have a choice to eat gluten products or not, while others have Celiac Disease and just simply can’t tolerate gluten. If you experience symptoms such as headaches, aching joints, bloating, gas, fatigue, poor concentration, and emotional irritability, after you eat gluten, you may have a gluten intolerance. If you suspect that you have a gluten intolerance,...

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Gourmet Waffles

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Gourmet Waffles

These waffles are extremely easy to make. Very healthy. Very delicious. You’d think that these waffles were made at a gourmet restaurant. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups Brown Rice Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 2 eggs (separate yolks and whites) 1 3/4 cups Rice Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Coconut Oil Non Fat Whipped Cream Ground Nutmeg Maple Syrup   Instructions: Step 1) Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Step 2) In another bowl, beat egg yolks and then stir in milk, vanilla, and oil. Step 3) Combine both mixtures. Step 4) In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until peaks form. Step 5) Stir in egg white mixture partially with the rest of the waffle batter. Step 6) Cook waffles. Step 7) Place cooked waffle on plate. Drizzle some maple syrup...

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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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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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Isagenix® IsaLean Shake

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Gluten Free, Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Isagenix® IsaLean Shake

Whether you choose Vanilla or Chocolate, either way, you are making the right choice by having an Isagenix® IsaLean Shake (Side Note: My favorite is Vanilla!) The Isagenix’s IsaLean Shake is a complete meal replacement that is actually healthy for you. The reason I say “actually” is because there are so many weight loss shakes that have nothing but sugar as the first ingredient (just look and see!), and added vitamins – though they may be low in calories, they aren’t healthy for you. If you are going to try to lose weight, you should be healthy while doing so. Nutrition The IsaLean Shake has high quality Whey from New Zealand, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamins, Casein protein that is from grass-fed cows with no added hormones or antibiotics, Ionic Alfalfa™ (Isagenix’s proprietary blend of 70 super-charged minerals, trace minerals and alfalfa juice),...

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