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Raw vs. Pasteurized Honey

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered what the nutritional difference is between raw and pasteurized honey? Wonder no more… Raw vs. Pasteurized Honey 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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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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Healthy Alternatives for your Junk Food Cravings

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010 in Health, Weight Loss | 1 comment

What’s your junk food craving? Everyone seems to have specific cravings now and again! Whether it be sweet or salty, we sometimes tend to think of the junk food as a first choice to satisfy those cravings. Here are some ways you can curb your cravings in a healthy way. Healthy Alternatives to your Salt Cravings •Popcorn –Homemade popcorn made with coconut oil and a bit of real salt is a wonderful treat when you need something salty! •Jerky -When salt cravings come, it might just mean you need a little meat in your diet. Be sure to make your jerky homemade or buy the Organic or All Natural kind so that you don’t get any MSG or additives that usually come with processed meats. •Edamame -These are an easy snack to make, and a great alternative to something...

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3 Easy Tips on how to be Healthier today

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in Health, Weight Loss | 1 comment

You can be skinny in a number of different ways. To narrow it down, you can become Skinny by doing unhealthy things to your body (diet pills, drugs, anorexic, etc), or you can become Skinny by being Healthy (excercise, eating healthy, etc).  I try to focus my efforts on being healthy, which in the end is what is going to help my body resist deseases, illness, fatigue, depression- and be “Skinny”. From my own observations, here are a couple of things you can get in the habit of, to help you become more healthy. 1) Replace your Soda with Water The average 12 oz can of regular Soda has about 150 calories in it. Multiply that by how many cans of soda you drink aday, and it adds up. Even if you are drinking “diet” soda with 0 calories,...

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Health Benefits of Honey

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Honey is very good for you, but you must know that not all Honey is created equal. Before I go into the many Health Benefits of Honey, I want to first share with you several different types of Honey, so you can be sure you are only getting the best out there. Different Types of Honey Honey Just because you are buying “Honey”, doesn’t mean it is truly “All Natural”. Most honey on today’s market is processed, leaving out all of the good stuff, which is the reason why you would want honey in the first place! Commercial Honey (the typical Honey bear you see on store shelves) is treated with an intensive heating process that destroys the nutrients of Honey. Don’t always trust your Local Honey either, since many of them will use very little local honey, and...

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Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles (Organic) by Nature’s Path

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Gluten Free | 0 comments

I wasn’t the biggest fan of pre-made waffles, until I came across Nature Path’s Organic Buckwheat Waffles! With other waffles,  they are cheap tasting (bland) and unhealthy. Mainly it is the unhealthy part that concerns me. I first got the Buckwheat Wildberry Waffles by Nature’s Path for my husband, who prefers gluten-free products. I decided I would try it one morning, and it wasn’t so bad. It was actually pretty good- Good enough you can eat it plain, which is the true test if it tastes good! What’s great about these waffles is that they not only taste good plain, but they are Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Vegetarian, and has No Trans Fat. For those of you who understand and know the value of Organic, this is also a USDA Organic product. As far as preparation goes, you can add...

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Creamed Wheat Cereal

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Lactose Free, Recipes | 0 comments

For a quick and easy breakfast to satisfy your hunger, this Creamed Wheat Cereal is perfect. It also has just the right amount of honey and spices to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ingredients: 2 cups Water 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Farina 2 tablespoons Creamed Honey 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Instructions: 1) Boil the water in a saucepan. 2)Slowly add the wheat farina while stirring the water. Once all of the wheat farina has been added to the pan, remove from heat and continue stirring. 3) Add creamed honey and stir well.  4) Divide the hot cereal between two bowls. Add the cinnamon on top as a garnish.  Notes: Cereal will be hot, so let stand for a little bit to cool down. The amount of creamed honey and cinnamon are really “to taste”, so the measurements provided are more of a...

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Cinnamon has been used for centuries for its taste and many medicinal health benefits. Cinnamon comes from dried bark from a Cinnamon tree. The bark can be either dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks, or dried and ground into a powder. Benefits •Cinnamon contains Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Iron. •Cinnamon has been found to have a helpful effect on blood sugar levels, which makes it helpful for those who have Diabetes. •The smell of Cinnamon may help with memory. •Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory effects, and when mixed with Honey may relieve arthritis pain. •Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on blood and actually helps with blood circulation. •Natural preservative by preventing bacterial growth, which can ultimately help prevent or kill bacteria infections. Uses You can use Cinnamon in just about anything. You can add a dash of cinnamon to your breakfast cereal...

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