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Mother-Daughter Date at Cafe Zupas

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Parenting | Comments Off on Mother-Daughter Date at Cafe Zupas

Before I write a little about my first mother-daughter lunch, I want you all to know that my goal is to provide others (parents or not) with ideas for healthy eating options outside of the home. I will try to focus on large chain stores and restaurants so it’s relevant to you, however, I am not going to eat some place if I can’t find something healthy for my daughter and I to eat. Our first lunch out, for example, is a very small chain restaurant. Because of this, I plan on providing insights in this post and others like it so that it can be as relevant to you as possible. In any case, you get to see pictures of my adorable daughter ;) Speaking of my adorable daughter… now that she is a little bit older (she’s...

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Avocado Tuna Salad

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Avocado Tuna Salad

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe Ingredients:  • 1 avocado • 1 lemon, juiced (to taste) • 1 tablespoon chopped onion (to taste) • 5 ounces cooked or canned wild tuna • Redmond Real Salt (to taste) For full recipe instructions, feel free to 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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Make Healthy School Lunches

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Nutrition, Parenting | Comments Off on Make Healthy School Lunches

All kids should have a healthy school lunch, but many schools just won’t provide it for one reason or another. If your kids’ school won’t provide a healthy lunch, it’s up to the parents to come up with a healthy lunch from home. Since this is your kid’s health we are talking about, I believe packing a lunch is well worth the effort! The Sandwich There’s something special about the simple yet delicious taste of a sandwich. You can make it as healthy as you want, and it doesn’t need to be too complex. I suggest using whole wheat bread, using a brand that doesn’t use a lot of ingredients or any processed sugars. Avoid using white bread at all costs! Here’s some quick and easy sandwiches that you can make for your kids for their school lunches: • Deli – Get...

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Creative Christmas Meals

Posted by on Dec 23, 2010 in Holiday | Comments Off on Creative Christmas Meals

Instead of using those Christmas Cookie Cutters for sugar cookies, why not put those cookie cutters to some good use on… healthier foods? Here’s some ideas that will help you get started – be creative and have fun! Breakfast Why not create a fun Christmas breakfast by enjoying some Christmas Tree pancakes or star shaped waffles? I found some Christmas molds at my local grocery store, so I decided to make blueberry muffins and put my molds to good use! I just added some Organic raspberry jam to make a face and details. Lunch Whether it’s PB & J or your favorite Deli Sandwich, create a sandwich and choose which Christmas shape you want to use and go for it! Tip: Don’t have too big of a sandwich! You will want a relatively thin sandwich to be able to...

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Chicken Kabobs

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Gluten Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients: 8 Bamboo Kabob Skewers 2 Chicken breasts 8 Mushrooms 1 Red Pepper 1 Green Pepper 4 small Tomatoes 1 Purple Onion Chicken Seasoning Instructions: Step 1) Preheat grill Step 2) Cut up chicken, red and green pepper, onions, and tomatoes into sizes appropriate for cooking on a kabob (see photo) Step 3) Add ingredients onto the kabob skewer, mixing up the colors and order of ingredients to add variety. Add chicken seasoning to kabobs. Step 4) Cook on grill for 10 minutes, then rotate and cook for another 10 minutes; 20 minutes total, or until chicken is fully cooked.   Notes: You can cook this in the oven, just bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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Cafe Zupas anyone…?

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Twinkie's Favorites | 6 comments

Looking for a new place to eat out for lunch or dinner?  Sometimes, we eat things that are not too healthy or good for us when we are pressed for time, want something quick on the go, or have a lunch meeting or what not. I have discovered Cafe Zupas. They have Salads and Soups- gourmet style (They have panini sandwiches too, but I haven’t personally had them). Salads I usually tend to lean towards geting the “Nuts about Berries” salad. At first, I wasn’t too sure if I would like berries in my salads since the salads I usually make for myself are an all-veggie type of a salad. If you are a salad lover, you are seriously going to love this Salad. It tastes great with the added fruit, with a bit of sweetened nuts for a...

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Spinach Pancakes by Dr. Praeger’s

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Spinach Pancakes by Dr. Praeger’s

These aren’t just any pancakes…these are perfect for Lunch and Dinner for someone who wants something fast and easy, healthy, and tastes good. Nutrition There are very few ingredients to this wonderful pancake, which is Spinach (of course!), Potatoes, Onions, Egg Whites, Oat Bran, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Arrowroot, Salt, All Natural Vegetable  Gum, Garlic, and Black Pepper. So what are these pancakes missing? They are “missing” all of the bad stuff! These pancakes are not only low calorie, but they don’t have Saturated Fat,  Cholesterol, Trans Fats, processed Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners. Taste I have good news, and possibly bad news. Good news…if you don’t like the taste of Spinach, you will love these pancakes because they really don’t taste like Spinach. Bad news…if you were hoping these Spinach Pancakes actually tasted like Spinach. They don’t taste like Spinach,...

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Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl by Amy’s Kitchen

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl by Amy’s Kitchen

Need a yummy and healthy dinner, but don’t feel like cooking? You are in luck! Nutrition The Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl is made with Organic Pasta Shells and Vegetables, such as Broccoli, Spinach, Onions and delicious Tomato puree. This dish comes out to be 73% Organic- the more the better! For those with allergies, this dish is Corn-Free,Tree Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Certified Kosher. This dish is high in protein (19 grams), Vitamin A (40% DV), Vitamin C (40% DV), Calcium (40% DV), and Iron (15% DV), and is low in Sugar, and has Zero Trans Fats. Taste The Stuffed pasta Shells Bowl tastes delicious- no question about it. You will probably feel like you are eating Lasagna at a high-end restaurant, without all the bad stuff that you just don’t need to put into your body. I personally can’t...

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