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{Paleo & Vegan} Healthy Cadbury Eggs

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Cadbury Eggs were an Easter tradition growing up as a kid, and I  absolutely loved them. We usually only got one or two Cadbury Eggs in our Easter basket, so we preserved them and saved them until we were ready to devour them! Fast forward to now, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had a Cadbury Egg. Yes, they were a fun tradition growing up, but as I have become more health conscious, I’ve decided to ditch the Cadbury Eggs and choose healthier options instead. I am so happy to say that I have found a homemade – Paleo and Vegan – version of Cadbury Eggs! It’s still candy, but a much healthier option than what Cadbury has to offer. This is something I wouldn’t mind eating or allowing my kids to eat every year for...

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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipes Check out all of these delicious – and HEALTHY – Carrot Cake recipes. They are perfect for Easter or for any time, really. Also, these carrot cake recipes are so yummy that you’ll wonder if they’re actually healthy – which, they are! There are plenty of healthy carrot cakes to choose from! Find the carrot cake that’s right for you – paleo, raw, vegan, grain free, etc. ENJOY! :) Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, & Raw Carrot Cake by   Gluten Free Carrot Cake by   Paleo Carrot Cupcakes by   Grain Free and Healthy Carrot Cake by   A Healthier Carrot Cake by   Paleo Raw Carrot Cake by Which one of these recipes are you going to try? Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter,...

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Health Benefits of Kale

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Beverages, Nutrition, Recipes, Sides and Snacks, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Kale has received a lot of attention lately, and for good reason too. It is full of healthy vitamins and minerals that are important for your body. Health Benefits of Kale Check out the infographic below to see the health benefits of kale. Good To Know: As you can see in the infographic, Kale has more calcium than milk, making it a great source of calcium for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Kale also has more iron than beef, making it  another vegan alternative.   Adding Kale To Your Diet Just last night, I had a bunch of kale and some apples that needed to be used soon before they went bad. I decided to juice the kale and apples and…voila! It was super simple and easy (recipe below). I shared the organic green juice with my daughter...

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{Paleo & Vegan} Shamrock Shake Recipe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Beverages, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

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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Mustard Crusted Salmon with Roasted Asparagus

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | 0 comments

Food Friday I am always looking for new ideas for dinner. This delicious salmon recipe is brought to you by and it so simple to make and very healthy. I personally like to keep my dinners light – usually meat and vegetables – so this dinner was perfect for my needs. Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets 8 ounces asparagus 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard, to taste lemon slices Check out the original recipe for full instructions! 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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Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

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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Baked Kale

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 2 comments

Baked Kale. It’s the new potato chip. Tasty. Nutritious. What’s not to love? Ingredients:  1 bunch of Kale Olive Oil Sea Salt Instructions:  Step 1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees. You don’t want to have it any higher since olive oil is very heat sensitive. Step 2) Place kale leaves on a baking sheet. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on each kale leaf and sprinkle with sea salt. Step 3) Bake kale leaves for 40 minutes, or until fully cooked (leaves should be flaky and easy to break). Notes: Kale is a nutritionally dense food that is rich in iodine and has about four times the iron found in beef. Most people don’t know how to incorporate this super food into their current dishes, but an easy way to enjoy the health benefits of kale is to...

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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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