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{Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on {Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Every St. Patrick’s Day, I see advertising for McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Yes, it’s green…but it’s green from food dye rather than healthy green fruit or vegetables. It’s full of processed sugars, artificial flavorings and milk sourced from who knows where. The good news? There’s a much healthier – even Paleo & Vegan! – version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Delicious doesn’t have to be guilty. Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients:  1 can coconut milk (you can also sub 1 ¾ cups of any other type of milk) 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons pure raw honey, (or other sweetener of choice) 1 cup of ice 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract For full recipe instructions, please visit: 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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St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Giveaways | Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and I thought I’d help the gym fanatics celebrate in style – with a GIVEAWAY!!! Check out what’s up for grabs! There are going to be TWO lucky winners! You can choose one of three St. Patrick’s Day inspired gym shirts:  “My Lucky Gym Shirt” “The Gym is My Lucky Charm” “Irish I was at the Gym” To enter, go ahead and (1) “like” our Facebook Page, (2) share our giveaway facebook post, and (3) comment on our facebook contest post with what product you’d want to receive! The last day to enter to win is Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. We will announce our winners on Wednesday March 5th, 2014. Good luck everyone!!! :D 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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Josh Duhamel hits the Gym on Christmas

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Fitness | Comments Off on Josh Duhamel hits the Gym on Christmas

Christmas was just yesterday, and while everyone was sleeping in and stuffing their faces with candy…Josh Duhamel was heading out to the gym. Healthy Lifestyle When I suggest going to the gym on a regular basis – making it a lifestyle change – this is what I’m talking about. You don’t need to workout for hours, but what about a 15 or 30 minute workout? As a society, we need to make a daily workout routine normal again rather than diss Josh Duhamel about exercising on a holiday (as if that’s such a terrible thing). If we make excuses not to workout, we can quickly justify skipping the gym for all sorts of things and one day realize “wow, I haven’t been to the gym in weeks/months/years”. Create a workout routine – whether that’s three days or six days a...

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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Holiday, Store | Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, give the gift of health to your family and friends! I have put together this Healthy Holiday Gift Guide to help you find something really special for your loved ones, or even help you find a little something special for you! ;) I have also included all of the online shopping links and prices (to date), to help make gift-giving a little easier. Happy shopping! Healthy Stocking Stuffers • Next Organics Dark Chocolate Walnuts ($6.95) – For the chocolate lovers out there. This is 70% cacao dark chocolate, organic, no additives, no preservatives, non-GMO, and straight from nature. • Golden Valley Natural Organic Beef Jerky ($6.19) – Certified organic sweet-and-spicy flavored beef jerky? Yes, please! This is the perfect stocking stuffer for my husband ;) • Dr. Bronner Organic Peppermint Lip Balm ($2.69) – Best lip balm EVER. I won’t buy...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

I love making special meals for the holidays – any holiday – so it probably comes as no surprise that I wanted to share some healthy Thanksgiving breakfast ideas with all of you. Breakfast Turkey You don’t have to eat Turkey to eat this yummy Breakfast Turkey! That’s right, it’s vegetarian and if you prefer, you can use a vegan cheese for the beak and feet. It’s super easy, fun, and healthy. win-win-win.   Pumpkin Pie Parfait by I am all about simple, healthy ingredients that make something truly delicious. This is it. My only change to the recipe would be to use organic coconut sugar rather than organic cane sugar – it’s a much healthier choice…which is what we’re going for, right? ;)   Paleo Pumpkin Pie by There’s nothing wrong with eating pie for breakfast…if it’s healthy!...

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Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Holiday | Comments Off on Happy Veterans Day!

I just wanted to take the time today to say THANK YOU to all of the Veterans who have served or currently serving this country. I am grateful for my Grandpa who served in World War II, my dad who served 20 years in the U.S. Army, and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who are serving or have served in the U.S. Marines. Thank you for ALL you have done and currently do for our country! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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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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Halloween Dinner

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Holiday | 1 comment

This Halloween, why not enjoy a Halloween themed dinner that is delicious, hearty, easy to make and fun to eat? You can choose to make either homemade chili or reheat chili from a can. In a hurry, I like to buy Amy’s Organic Chili. It’s tastes a little spicy, full of flavor and totally delicious. When you eat it, you would never know that this hearty chili was Vegetarian. Go ahead and pour hot chili into individual bowls. With Halloween themed cookie cutters, cut out fun shapes with slices of cheese! Place a slice of cheese in each warm bowl of soup.   This is a warm meal that’s perfect for a cool Fall night – hassle free! 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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