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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 | 0 comments

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: theyummylife.com   Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings Credit: cookeatpaleo.com   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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Winner of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Winners | 0 comments

Congratulations Life of a Las Vegas Mom! Our lucky reader just won a copy of the book The Clean Plates Cookbook by Jared Koch and Jill Silverman Hough! 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 Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Win a Copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Giveaways | 0 comments

Win it! One lucky reader of ours will win a copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook by Jared Koch and Jill Silverman Hough (Total Value of $20.00). The Clean Plates Cookbook The Clean Plates Cookbook offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking for anyone interested in integrating good foods into their lives. It shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans can all “eat clean”) and how to prepare food that’s simple and delicious. Tips and inspiration from chefs and nutrition experts appear throughout the book, and the invaluable resources section breaks down the recipes by category and offers more of his clear and useful shopping guides. Clean eating is anything but boring: recipes cover beverages, breakfasts, snacks, inventive entrées, and desserts with things like Quinoa Carrot Muffins, Cracked Wheat Sushi,Wild Mushroom...

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Winner of The Smoothies Bible!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Winners | 0 comments

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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Cumin

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Cumin is a Mediterranean spice that was used by the Romans, Persians, Egyptians and the Greeks. Cumin was one of the most popular spices in the Middle Ages, known for it’s pungent and pepper-like taste. Check out the amazing health benefits of Cumin and have fun incorporating it into your recipes. Benefits • Cumin is high in Iron, which helps transport oxygen from the lungs to all cells in the body. Iron also helps with the metabolism and energy production. • Cumin extract reduced triglycerides, total cholesterol, and pancreatic inflammatory markers, according to a study done in 2002. • Cumin increases the body’s ability to fight infections, since it is high in vitamins A and C. • Anti-Cancer properties have been found in Cumin. • Cumin has high concentrations of antioxidants, which is an anti-aging nutrient. Antioxidants help protect against diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease,...

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Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

This Memorial Day, why not try something new- and healthy!? Here’s some delicious meals you ought to try! 1) Mediterranean Portobello Burger Who needs a greasy hamburger when you can make this? This burger is so packed with flavor that any meat lover wouldn’t feel deprived eating it. With only 301 calories, this burger is sure to become a new summer time tradition! You will find this recipe at delish.com – Enjoy! 2) Grilled Rosemary Salmon Skewers When you combine salmon, tomatoes, and rosemary, you are going to enjoy a super healthy and delicious treat from the grill with very few calories – 246 calories to be exact! Find this easy to make recipe at EatingWell.com and start that grill up! 3) Chicken Salad with Almonds You thought salad was just a bunch of boring leafy greens put together? Think...

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