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Two Healthy Halloween Treats

Can I be honest… Halloween isn’t my favorite. 
Because all I am hearing lately is…

“Can I have a piece of candy?” 
“Can I have a piece of candy?” 
“Can I have a piece of candy?”

 

I usually can avoid this battle altogether… but during Halloween…

CANDY IS EVERYWHERE!!! 

Besides the obvious… SUGAR IS MY NEMESIS. 

 

It really can be detrimental to our health (and our kid’s health too!)

 

When our kids eat too much sugar they are more likely to get sick, get cavities, and just BE CRAZY PEOPLE!! 

 

So here are some  Healthy Halloween Treats  my girls get excited about (without any of the sugar!)

 

Two Healthy Halloween Treats

 

 

 What are your BEST tips to help your kids limit the sugar during Halloween?

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

 

You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

 

That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

 

Here’s my latest creation!

 

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

 

Directions

Brush melted butter on each side of tortillas.

Mix stevia & Cinnamon together.

Cut tortillas into 6 triangles each and dip each side into stevia/Cinnamon blend.

Bake at 350 degrees on baking tray covered in parchment paper for 10 minutes.

 

Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

8 oz of cream cheese softened
1 tablespoon of stevia blend.
1/4 teaspoon on cinnamon.
1 Tablespoon of chopped pecans.

 

Directions

Beat together cream cheese, stevia, and cinnamon until smooth.

Fold in pecans.

 

Note: The stevia blend I use is a cup for cup substitute for sugar (this one is a good choice if you want to try it!). You can use any sweetener you like, just sweeten to taste.

 

 

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Red, White, and Blueberry Low-Carb “Cheesecake” Dessert

If you are in the U.S., I hope you and your family have had a wonderful 4th of July! We celebrated and had a lot of fun shooting fireworks and enjoying our friends and neighbors (and we slept in a bit this morning!)

 

I decided to try something new I had been thinking over yesterday and I was so pleased with how it turned out!

 

What is great is that it uses low carb berries for a really great natural sweetener. This recipe is pretty versatile because you can use any berries you love and mix them up!

 

The girls hopped in the kitchen to help me whip together this yummy treat. After about an hour to let it chill, we all enjoyed a taste of the creamy “cheesecake” without any guilt at all.

 

I’m always on the lookout for a low carb treat that satisfies my sweet tooth! 

 

I can’t wait to hear what berry combinations are your favorite : )

 

 

 

Here’s my recipe for Red, White, and Blueberry Low-Carb Cheesecake!

Ingredients:

8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 C Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp of “cup for cup” stevia blend
A couple drops of liquid stevia
Pinch of salt (I use Pink Himalayan Salt normally)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 cup of chopped strawberries

 

Directions:

1- Beat the Cream Cheese until creamy.

2- Add stevia blend, and stevia drops, vanilla, and salt.

3- Add the Heavy Cream and whip until smooth.

4- Fold in berries (you can use whatever kind you like best!)

Put in a container and refrigerate for a couple hours until dessert!

Serves 4, ENJOY!

 

 

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It’s just that simple! It’s delicious and has no added sugar (just the fruit), so even managing Gestational Diabetes I’m good to go!

 

What’s your go to healthy summer dessert?

 

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1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

Chocolate makes everything a little better doesn’t it?

I’m always on the hunt for chocolate snacks that satisfy with my sweet tooth without overloading me on the sugar!

 

Note: If you didn’t know, I have struggled with Gestational Diabetes with each of my pregnancies, here’s some info on how I beat it naturally!

 

Given my history and just being honest with myself, if I don’t find sweet things (with chocolate hopefully!) that is satisfying I’m going to end up chowing down on cookies or ice cream.

 

Thankfully I have a new favorite (and SIMPLE) recipe!

 

Check out my recipe for a 1-Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug!

 

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My FAV 🍫 Chocolate Muffin in a Mug 🍫 Keto 💫 Low Carb 💫Sugar Free 💫

Posted by Angela Roshto Parker on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

 

 

Here’s the Recipe Breakdown:

 

Ingredients

1 Egg
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder (I prefer an Aluminum Free option if possible)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of almond butter (try to stick with unsweetened if possible!)
1 packer of stevia sweetener (my preferred no calorie sweetener)

Directions

  • Grease a large mug (I usually recommend Coconut Oil)
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Microwave for 1 minute on high
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    The Day I Failed My Gestational Diabetes Test

    8 years ago… I was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy…

    Everything was going well…

    until I was 28 weeks and went for my gestational diabetes screening test.

     

    I thought “I’m the healthiest person I know!” I got this!

     

    But when my results came back that I had failed…

    I was crushed.

    I was shocked.

    I felt all alone.

     

    I needed a plan, but I honestly didn’t have any support system set up for myself.

    All the recipes I had were “healthy” but used grains, beans, fruits, starchy vegetables.

     

    Nothing I normally ate or cooked would work anymore.

     

    I sat at the kitchen table every night for two weeks and cried.

     

    Thankfully, now I have some (actually good!) low carb meals on the plan!

     

    This week (I’m 16 weeks pregnant now with my third baby), as I was sitting down at the table… instead of crying, I was meal planning.

     

    And it made me think… what is different here? 

     

    I’m in the same situation (albeit 8 years later!) and I possibly have the same diagnosis as I did 8 years ago, but this time…

    I feel empowered.

    I feel prepared.

    I feel healthy. 

     

    On my piece of paper I wrote:

    > Low Carb Tacos
    > Guacamole & Bacon Open Faced Burgers
    > Chicken Salad on Lettuce Wraps

     

    The only difference was now I had my tool box.

    I already have a pantry with products and staples to make healthy low carb recipes.

    I already know what to eat.

     

    Maybe you are thinking about changing your diet… but you feel lost – “What would I even eat?!?!” You may be asking…

     

    What if you had everything you needed to set yourself up for success right from the start?

     

    • Recipes
    • Problem Solving Tips
    • Inspiration

     

    Would that change how your experience went?

    Probably you would get better results too! 

     

    Listen to my story here and how everything changed for me:

     

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    💫 Flashback to 8 years ago… I was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy… Everything was going well… until I was 🤰🏼 28 weeks and went for my gestational diabetes screening test. I thought "I'm the healthiest person I know!" I got this! 🙌🏻But when my results came back that I had failed… 😱I was crushed. I was shocked. I felt all alone. What happened next changed my LIFE! See more recipes at Grassfed Mama

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    I ended up writing an e-book about my experience and process of beating Gestational Diabetes using ONLY diet. I hope it can be of use to you if you or a loved one is struggling with this!

    Check it out here! read more

    Healthy Keto Iced Mocha Frappe

    It’s summer in the south and that means it’s HOT!

    Hot weather makes me want a cool treat, but since most of them are LOADED with sugar and other unhealthy options, I try to get creative.

    For example, what I used to get in the past from Starbucks has 36 to 50 Grams of sugar (depending on size). Yikes!

     

    So here’s a simple homemade frozen mocha that I love! And you end up with only about 3 Grams of Sugar per serving! Not to mention this home option saves you money as well!

     

    Ingredients

    * 1 Packet of Keto Coffee

    * 2 Scoops of Chocolate Greens

    * 6 oz of water

    * 4 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk (or whatever milk option you prefer)

    * Ice to preference

     

    Directions

    You simply blend the ingredients together and blend! I prefer my ninja blender for individual servings (but any blender should work fine!)

    You can either pour it over ice, or blend it to make a Frappe. Either way, delicious and healthy!

     

    Full video demo below!

     

     

    What are you favorite healthy summer cool down treats?

     

     

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    DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray

    Moms, the day that’s all about you is almost here—Mother’s Day! With everything you do as a super mom, you’ve earned a day of “R & R.”

    The trouble with a lot of the “Sleep Help” products and recipes out there is that they are full of fillers or chemicals you might not want on your pillow while you sleep at night!

     

    Thankfully, you can make it a day to rest easy with this DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray. My husband actually made this with my girls as a surprise and I loved how it helped me relax at bed time!

     

    Enjoy this yourself, or make this with your kiddos for other moms who could use a little more rest in their lives!

     

     

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    8 oz. glass spray bottle
    Lavender Essential Oil
    • 1 tbs. Witch Hazel
    • Distilled water

     

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    1. Pour 1 tbs. witch hazel and drop 30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil into the glass spray bottle
    2. Fill the remainder with distilled water
    3. Screw on lid and shake to mix
    4. Spray on your pillow and rest easy!

     

    The great thing is that this simple recipe has what you need to relax but doesn’t have any additives or other things that you might have to worry about having around the house. It’s hard to be 3 ingredients for simplicity!

    I’ve used this same formula for my daughters rooms as well, and it truly works!

     

    Do you use any sort of pillow spray? If so, What’s your preferred essential oil?

     

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    Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

    So if you haven’t seen on social media yet, I’m about 9 weeks pregnant! (Yay! Surprise!)

     

    But unlike the pregnancy “glow”…. I have been looking more green lately, haha. It has made life very interesting these days.

     

    I wanted to share a recipe that has been good for dealing with my morning sickness, plus just busy mornings when we need to get out the door, or need a snack for my pickiest eaters!

     

    This is great if you LOVE chocolate, but want to enjoy it guilt free… want to sneak in more fruits and veggies, but don’t always want to eat asparagus, haha. Plus, it is so easy to throw in the blender… you won’t even have to heat up the kitchen!

     

     

    Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

     

    Ingredients

    * 1 Scoop of Rich Chocolate Protein Powder

    * 1 Tablespoon of Peanut Flour

    * 2 Scoops of Chocolate Greens

    * 4 Cups of Ice

    * 1/2 of a Large Avocado

    note: You can substitute a banana for the avocado if you prefer the taste, but I love having extra healthy fats in my smoothie!

     

    Directions

    You simply blend the ingredients together, and I add a little water (or Almond Milk if you prefer) to get the consistency I like.

    You may have to experiment a bit to find the best ratio for you!

     

     

    One reason I love this particular shake is that it’s very low in carbohydrates, but manages to not taste like cardboard!

     

    This is my third pregnancy, and with my first I developed gestational diabetes.

    It was REALLY tricky my first pregnancy, because I didn’t know any tricks of eating low carb and still be able to enjoy some of my favorite foods. But now, I feel like I’m a pro! Especially with products like my low carb chocolate protein powder.

     

    Chocolate Greens have been a lifesaver for me, since it has over 30 different fruits, veggies, and superfoods all in one supplement, and it’s really easy to mix into other things (especially since taking pills has been really difficult with this morning sickness!).

     

    When you give your body what it needs, it will love you back! 

     

    As a mom, I’m always looking for sneaky ways to add in extra fruits and veggies into my kids’ foods and this is one really stealth trick!

     

    Both of these products are MUST HAVES in my pantries at all times (believe me when I ran out of Chocolate Greens earlier this week, I called my friend for an emergency tub! Thankfully she was right over in just a few minutes and I could enjoy my chocolate shake in no time.)

     

    I know your family is going to love the yummy, healthy treats you can enjoy guilt free. 

     

     

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    Baked Avocado Breakfast Recipe

    If you are trying to follow a low carb or Keto lifestyle, getting healthy fats every day is so important!

     

    Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious and healthy breakfast with only 2 main ingredients!

     

    Ingredients

    *1 Large Whole Avocado

    *2 Eggs

    *Salt and Pepper

    *Fresh Herbs (Optional)

    *Fresh Lemon (Optional)

     

     

    Instructions

    1. Cut the avocado, remove the seed and open up the inside of the avocado a bit to hold the egg.

    2. Crack the egg and pour into the opening of the avocado (1 egg per half avocado).

    3. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.

    4. Bake at 425F (220C) for for 15 Minutes.

    5. Top with Fresh Herbs and Lemon to taste.

     

     

     

    Enjoy!

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