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Crispy Christmas Treats Done Right!

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A classic made just that much more “sweeter”, by being a little more on the healthy side. You’re thinking, rice crispy treats healthy?! Well, I don’t mean go eat a ton because they will benefit your health (I wish), but I switched up the ingredients just a bit to help you feel a little less guilty while indulging on this classic treat this season!

This is a fun treat to make with your kids and great to take with you to holiday parties or add to your cookie platters! You can obviously enjoy rice crispy treats all year round, but look at how pretty these are dressed up in there red and green on a Christmas plate. You can also dress these up in blue and white for my Hanukkah celebrating friends!

So here’s the deal… Rice Crispy Treats really aren’t that bad. Using only 3 ingredients and usually being naturally gluten free, the kicker here is they are …

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Chocolate Egg Nog

Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Recipes

 

There’s something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it’s just a must! I guess that’s if you’re an Egg Nog fan. ;) Well, I don’t actually drink the “original” Nog, I’m more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you’re buying you’ll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the “original” nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I’m not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. ;) So there’s my stance on “The Nog”, but now let’s talk about this Chocolate business.

There’s a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we’re needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So ladies, go …

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LazyPasta

Gluten Free “Healthy” Pasta?

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

YES PEOPLE!!

It is possible. “Healthy” pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. ;) Brown rice pasta (I’m a fan of Lunderberg’s brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It’s simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic “Lazy” Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can’t wait to try some of your suggestion.

Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a “healthy” way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, “when in doubt, just add more greens”. So when you’re filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add all …

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TummyTalking

What is Your Tummy Telling You?

Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / Personal

TummyTellingYouWhat is your tummy telling you?? From the day that I was born I dealt with chronic stomach issues… we don’t really need to go into details. ;)  It took me 25 years, many doctor visits, lots of tests, and tons of pain to figure out the root of this cause. Turns out for me, that was gluten. But my health journey didn’t stop there, it was just the beginning. I had finally found my greatest enemy (gluten), removed it, but there was so much healing to be done! The gut damage I had was taking a toll on my energy, my immune system, my hormones, and I was still experiencing some stomach discomfort (it was still a huge difference compared to the pain I had experience nearly my whole life). All of this opened the door to my own journey to venturing into a career in nutrition, but it also led me to my nutritionist, Christa! With Christa’s …

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Get Glowing with Coconut Oil

Beauty & Fashion / Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous

IMG_3857    It’s beginning to be truly evident that Coconut Oil is a must have in your household.You can use it for nearly absolutely anything!! Recently a friend of mine had commented on a Facebook post I had done sharing the benefits and uses for coconut oil (and there are a lot), so she said to me, “Next I’m going to find out that you change your oil with coconut oil and even fuel your car with it!” Haha.  I wouldn’t go that far, but we do already know that Coconut can fuel us, and in a nutshell, it can kind of be like an oil change for our bodies!

In fact, I believe that since I’ve been using my skinny coconut oil I have seen a difference from the inside out, like a glow! My face is brighter, my skin is silkier, and my teeth are even whiter! Yep, you can even use coconut oil for you teeth. …

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Get Glowing with Coconut Oil

Beauty & Fashion / Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous

IMG_3857    It’s beginning to be truly evident that Coconut Oil is a must have in your household.You can use it for nearly absolutely anything!! Recently a friend of mine had commented on a Facebook post I had done sharing the benefits and uses for coconut oil (and there are a lot), so she said to me, “Next I’m going to find out that you change your oil with coconut oil and even fuel your car with it!” Haha.  I wouldn’t go that far, but we do already know that Coconut can fuel us, and in a nutshell, it can kind of be like an oil change for our bodies!

In fact, I believe that since I’ve been using my skinny coconut oil I have seen a difference from the inside out, like a glow! My face is brighter, my skin is silkier, and my teeth are even whiter! Yep, you can even use coconut oil for you teeth. …

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Get in on the Skinny – Benefits of a Pure Coconut Oil

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I’ve gone crazy for coconuts. Like really. Full on love affair! I’ve been using coconut oil for a couple years now, but it wasn’t until recently that I met my true coconut oil love. My world has been rocked as I have introduced Skinny Coconut Oil into my diet. It’s a coconut oil that is in it’s most pure and raw form, making it highly beneficial to one’s health. A few weeks ago I notice that I had a new burst of energy even among my busy busy schedule. This burst of energy was slightly different then usual. I eat well and I drink plenty of water, which has been an anchor to my success for staying healthy and having the energy I need, but recently this energy had me feeling like I was 16! (Let’s be real, I’m 30) I had been jumping and dancing around like my golden days of being a young dancer. I was able to …

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‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers

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‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers

Do you ever crave a good healthy burger with some good flavor that you can have at home? Umm, been there, done that, so I created this Zingy Turkey Burger that is incredibly tasty. I wanted to work with what I had in the refrigerator so with some green onions, serrano peppers, cilantro, and ground turkey, this creation was born. It’s simple, it’s healthy, and full of Zing!!

I also made a side sauté that I put on top of my turkey burger and placed the turkey burger over a bed of mixed greens and sprinkled goat cheese on top. Soooo crazy good!

Here’s how you make it happen…

Now onto that Sauté I mentioned…

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Hot Deals for Valentine’s Day!

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Hot Deals for Valentine’s Day!

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I can’t believe that Cupid’s beloved day is just around the corner… Already!! I’m scratching my head as I look at the calendar, because I’m still just getting  into the swing of things for this new year! I guess it’s time to face the facts, February is only a few days away, and Valentine’s Day will be here in no time. It’s time to start thinking about gifts for your Valentine(s)!

With the help of some of my friends I was able to score all of YOU some hot deals on some of my favorite gifts to give! I’ve been a recipient of all of these gifts at one point, and they are things I truly love and have appreciated the thoughts behind them. Wether these gifts are for yourself or someone else, they are sure to be a hit! Make sure you pass along your wish list too! ;)

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