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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:   Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings Credit:   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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How to look like a Victoria’s Secret Model

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Fitness | Comments Off on How to look like a Victoria’s Secret Model

Every year at the end of November or beginning of December, women all over the world watch the annual Victoria’s Secret show and wonder how the models do it. I’m not talking about the hair and the makeup – I’m talking about their toned arms, legs and flat abs. How do they look so amazing? According to the Victoria’s Secret supermodel, Adriana Lima, you need to put in a lot of hard work at the gym. Exercise. Sweat. Eating healthy. It doesn’t come natural or on its own for anyone, including Adriana Lima. This is good news, because now we all know it’s achievable rather than “oh, she’s just lucky”. Forget luck. It’s a lot of hard work. Adriana Lima boxing: Like I said, it’s a lot of hard work in the gym… a lot of sweat… a lot of calories burned… and...

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Winner of The Smoothies Bible!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Winners | Comments Off on Winner of The Smoothies Bible!

Congratulations Shaunda E.! Our lucky reader just won a copy of the book The Smoothies Bible Second Edition by Pat Crocker! Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from Twinkie(at)SkinnyTwinkie(dot)com, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you do not reply back to us within 48 hours after our email, we will have to choose another winner. 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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Win it: The Smoothies Bible

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Giveaways | 58 comments

Win it! One lucky reader of ours will win a copy of The Smoothies Bible Second Edition by Pat Crocker (Total Value of $25.00). The Smoothies Bible Smoothies are a fast, easy, and delicious way to add more fruit and vegetables into your daily diet to help you achieve optimal health. In this book, you will find: •More than 300 original smoothie recipes that incorporate a combination of different fruits, vegetables and herbs. • A list of 80 common health concerns (such as Candida, Diabetes, Gallstones, Overweight) matched with foods to help with the problem, foods to avoid, and specific smoothies recommended to help with that health concern. • Health benefits and other useful information about the different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients you may find in the smoothie recipes. • Healthy smoothie recipes that aren’t loaded up with sugar!!! The...

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Berry Smoothie

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Beverages, Recipes | Comments Off on Berry Smoothie

I love berry smoothies since it’s the perfect way to cool down on hot Summer days and still satisfy that sweet tooth! Ingredients:  1 cup Mixed Berries, frozen 1 cup yogurt, plain Instructions Step 1) In a blender, mix both ingredients together until smooth. Notes:  For the mixed berries, I include frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I prefer the 50-50 ration, but you can always change up the ratio of frozen berries to yogurt to add to take away some of the sweetness (more berries = more sweet).  Enjoy!  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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Banana Chips

Posted by on Jul 16, 2011 in Recipes | 2 comments

Who else loves to munch on banana chips?! Who loves munching on banana chips that are full of sugar? Not me! I borrowed a food dehydrator from my wonderful sister-in-law (thank you!), and decided to take advantage of the situation by making healthy banana chips that have no added sugar! I think you will enjoy this easy recipe. It’s so basic, can I really call it a recipe? Hmmm… I’ll let you be the judge of that. Ingredients: 4 (or more) bunches of ripe Bananas Spectrum® Coconut Oil Spray Instructions: Step 1) Peel the bananas and slice the bananas into 1/8 inch thick slices. Step 2) Spray the dehydrator sheets with the Spectrum® Coconut Oil Spray. I recommend putting some paper towels underneath the sheets for an easier clean up. Step 3) Place the banana slices on the dehydrator sheets....

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Tiger Prawns with Lime Zest

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Recipes | Comments Off on Tiger Prawns with Lime Zest

A lot of people enjoy Tiger Prawns at restaurants (or any shrimp for that matter), but they don’t feel confident in making their own dish at home. My brother (who is an amazing cook!) was visiting me for a couple of days and was the inspiration for this superb dish! I made a few changes to his original recipe (buh-bye butter!), but I must give credit where credit is due. Thank you Eli! Here’s a gourmet tasting dish that is an extremely simple recipe anyone can follow.  Ingredients: 2 lbs raw Tiger Prawns 1 tbsp Coconut Oil 1 tbsp Minced Garlic 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 1 whole Lime (you will need lime juice and zest) Instructions: Step 1) Remove the shells and de-vein the tiger prawns. Sometimes you will notice a black vein that runs across the back of the shrimp...

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