How to Block Extra Carbs During the Holidays – Naturally!

Fall is here!!!! Candy apples, turkey dinner, pumpkin pies and so much more!!!

You know I am ALLLLLLL about eating healthy… but there is room for everything in moderation… right?

That’s when this little secret comes in handy!

My little insurance policy allows us to enjoy all these favorite fall treats without any guilt.

It’s okay to have a cheat meal every once in a while when you have these in your purse

Simply take two of these up to an hour after eating, and it will absorb some of the fat and carbohydrates from your food so that your body doesn’t! read more

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 read more

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! read more

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. read more

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. read more

What to Look at FIRST Reading Nutrition Labels

Have you ever been at the grocery store and spent hours reading label after label trying to figure out WHAT SHOULD I EAT!?!

It can be confusing, right? 

There is so much information out there about what is healthy…

What should we even look at when reading a nutrition label?

I’m going to make it SUPER simple for you and give you the very first thing that I look at when reading labels.

This will probably eliminate a lot of foods that aren’t healthy – and save you time reading the rest of the label – haha. read more

Healthy Avocado Brownies

I’m always looking for a healthy brownie recipe, because…

I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

Maybe you are like me if you are here. If so, this is a recipe I know you are going to want to enjoy time after time.

When you can satisfy your chocolate cravings with healthy fats (and a higher protein option too!) – that is always a win-win-win!

Watch how easy it can be to make your own Avocado Brownies:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

• 2 organic avocados

• 1/2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract

• 4 tbsp. pure cocoa powder

• 1 tsp. stevia powder read more

Keto Chocolate Mousse

It is no secret that I love chocolate.

I think one of the hardest things for me when I was first trying to make healthier choices… was my nagging chocolate cravings.

Now, there is a better option for you! You can make it a healthy rich chocolate mousse home and make it full of nutrients and healthy fats your body needs.

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

1 Packet of Keto Coffee

3 Tablespoons of Full Fat Coconut milk

1 Scoop of Chocolate Greens

1 Avocado

1 Tbs of cacao powder

Mouse Topping Optional:

Coconut Whipped Cream (Full Fat Coconut Milk, Vanilla Extract and stevia to sweeten) read more

Six “No Egg” Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Eggs are a really popular way to start your day if you are trying to eat low carb… but eating eggs every morning can get old, amiright?

We had a reader reach out who is REALLLLLY trying to transition to a low carb lifestyle and she doesn’t like eating eggs, so finding breakfast ideas she can get excited about has been difficult for her. I wanted to make this easier, because I believe that how you start your morning is important!

 

Six “No Egg” Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Faux-Oatmeal

I know that some comfort foods are hard to let go… waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal was always one of my favorite winter memories from my childhood. But oatmeal is loaded with carbs and those handy packets are full of sugar. read more

Keto Coffee Hot Chocolate Recipe

OH SNAP! – It got cold fast! (I’m jumping up and down in my fuzzy socks and hoodie)

  • and I’m SUPER cold natured….

 

via GIPHY

So this means that I need a warm, toasty drink to warm me up! 

What if my warm drink:

  • gave me superfoods to keep me healthy through the winter
  • fuel to help me stay away from the nagging SUGAR CRAVINGS
  • energy to keep me going all day long
  • and collagen to keep my skin healthy in the cold, dry air.

Now that would be a magical drink right there…

AND what if it also tasted like HOT CHOCOLATE! 

“Angela, there is NO way that I could drink broccoli, cauliflower, beets, Blue Green Algae, Parsley, Spinach, Alfalfa…. and it taste good.”

I know, I know…. I didn’t believe it either. But I tried it… and my kids tried it… and my friends tried it… read more