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5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

Top 5 Avocado Desserts

5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

This week I wanted to feature one of my favorite fruits (yes it is a fruit!)… Avocados! 

We love avocados.

Avocados were actually Aidalyn’s first food. I picked it because it was a good source of healthy fats along with some carbs (very similar to the make-up of breastmilk).

Our bodies need fat.  Along with coconut oil and butter, avocado is a good source of healthy fats. 

Have your heard the great news? Eating Fat doesn’t make you fat (cue the choir singing “Hallelujah”). read more

10 Top Sugar Free Cookies

10 Top Sugar Free Cookies

I love cookies. Going on a diet for health reasons or to lose weight is hard when you are tempted by your favorite unhealthy foods. Eating sugar free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy another dessert or really tasty treat. These sugar free cookie recipes will open your eyes to the wonderful world that sugar free baking can bring.

I enjoy grain free cookies for the added benefit of staying low carb and gluten free. I really enjoy using coconut and almond flour (you can buy some in my Healthy Grocery Store). Some of these cookies have oatmeal in them which isn’t grain free. You can buy gluten free oatmeal in the healthy aisle of most grocery stores now (yay!). read more

Healthy Chicken a la King

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Healthy Chicken a la King

 

I had a reader ask for a request recipe makeover: Chicken a la King. I felt up to the challenge to make this dish healthy. So I pulled out my Roshto Family Cookbook and found our family recipe. 

Chicken a la King Family recipe

It looked fairly simple overall. I did some digging online and looked at Food Network’s recipe and Allrecipes. Every Chicken a la King recipe I found was different.

The key ingredients seemed to be chicken, mushrooms, onions in a creamy seasoned sauce. Some recipes served with pasta while others served with biscuits. read more

Gluten Free Cake Round Up

Gluten Free Cake Round Up

This past year, my husband and I discovered that we both were reacting to gluten in our food. Not so much of an allergy, but definitely an intolerance. Did you know that up to 6-10% estimated people are celiacs or have a gluten allergy? Wheat products are not easy for human to digest even for the person without celiacs disease.

Phytates in the grains bind to other minerals like magnesium and are hard to digest. These phytates can make your digestive system inflamed overtime. They can also cause deficiencies, a leaky gut or just impair your immune system.  Because of these factors, it is becoming more and more common for people to go Grain Free (Read our story here and here) read more

Gluten Free Bread for One

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Grain Free – Gluten Free Bread 

One Serving

This Grain Free Gluten Free Bread is so quick and easy for all the times you want to add a slice of bread to your meal or make an open faced sandwich. 

I got the idea from my  Trim Healthy Mama book for making bread in the microwave. I love Trim Healthy Mama. Check out my review here.  You don’t have to use the microwave, you can bake this in the oven too. Sometimes life gets busy and I forget to plan ahead… that’s when I really like having recipes like this that I can make in a hurry.  read more

Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich

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Grain Free – Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich

Your breakfasts just got happier with this Grain Free and Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich. Adam and I love breakfast… breakfast for dinner, breakfast for lunch… we love brunch too!

One thing we really love is eating bread with our eggs. Eggs are pretty simple to make, but the bread is sometimes complicated. This Grain Free Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich uses a quick bread recipe that you can make in your oven or microwave if you are in a hurry. This will be a great healthy alternative to your Egg McMuffin. read more

Top 12 Posts of January

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Top 12 Posts of January

I hope you have been enjoying 2014 as much as we have. In Richmond, we have had two snows already! This Louisiana girl can’t contain her excitement. We started off the new year with a challenge for 2014 to be the best year for your health in our New You New Years Series. In the series I covered several health topics each week for baby steps for slowing moving toward a healthier lifestyle.

Top Health Posts of January:

Glucomannan: The New Secret for Weight loss?

What your Poop is Telling You  10 Keys to Detox  

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Low Carb Faux-tato Salad

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Low Carb Radish “Potato” Salad

 

I may have mentioned before that I am a Louisiana girl. With all this winter and cold, I had to pull out my huge soup pot to make a pot of gumbo. The way I like to eat gumbo is with potato salad and rice. I needed to transform this very high carby meal into a lower carb one. First I made rice using cauliflower. Next I made my gumbo with no roux making it low carb as well. 

I had done some research and found that radishes were pretty low carb and similar in texture to potatoes. I figured I would try to turn my potato salad into a Radish “Faux-tato” Salad. Adam and I both really loved it. Adam was very skeptical at first. I had mad potato salad using red potatoes before, and it looked very similar in color. Adam said that is exceeded his expectations. read more

Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Iced Chocolate Chip Cookie in 2 Minutes

Grain free – Sugar Free – Gluten Free

Iced One Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie {In 2 Minutes}… Miracles do happen.

I’m so glad I discovered this recipe. I really am in love with coconut flour. It is the perfect flour for making a grain free cookie. I also just started using cocoa nibs in baking. They are a wonderful substitute for filling my desire for chocolate chips. If you like dark chocolate, I think you will love these.

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I think everyone gets that craving at night… but you don’t want to make a whole batch of cookies (and be tempted to eat them all – because none of us have ever done that *cough*). read more