Low Carb Cheese Stuffed Muffins

Low Carb Cheese stuffed muffins

Low Carb Cheese Stuffed “Cornbread” Muffins


When I’m eating soup, I want some sort of bread to go along with it. I love a piece of grain free cornbread to sop up all the flavors. This is a really fun Grain free and low carb muffin because it is stuffed with cheese.

This low carb cheese stuffed muffin goes really well with Tomato soup. When I think of tomato soup, I immediately think of a grilled cheese sandwich. This is an easy grain free substitution to go along with your soup.

My daughter loves cheese sticks. She thought it was such a fun baking trick to cut the mozzarella into one inch pieces and stick them in the muffin batter. read more

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally
7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally


7 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally


Previously, I shared how your metabolism can be slowed down by your actions and how you eat. Thankfully, your metabolism can also be revved up by some simple changes. I’m going to share 7 ways to speed up your metabolism naturally.


Test if you have a slower metabolism by checking your basal body temperature. This is the temperature you have when you first wake up in the morning before even sitting up. Ideally, a healthy metabolism would be at or above 97.8 degrees. You can buy a basal body temperature at your local drug store. read more

Why You Need More Salt!

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New You New Years: Changing Your Salt

Why You Need More Salt!

Salt is often touted at something we all need to reduce in our diets. High salt consumption is blamed for a whole host of diseases like hypertension and heart disease. But new research shows that this isn’t the case! Salt is really a healthy food for our diets and is essential for our bodies! Along with other trace minerals like magnesium, salt contains sodium and chloride which are necessary for our body.

Natural salt is not something new to our dietsSalt is mentioned in the bible nearly 50 times!  In traditional cultures salt was used to preserve food and could even be used as currency.  Salt is still as important now as it was then.  

How Salt Works in our Body

Salt is a main component of blood plasma, amniotic fluid, lymphatic fluid and extra cellular fluid. It carries nutrients in and out of our cells. Salt is needed for firing the neurons in our brains and helps with creative thinking. It also helps maintain proper blood pressure and supports your adrenal glands (most adults are experiencing adrenal fatigue).

Salt is also important to help us digest our food. It helps in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It also activates amylase which helps break down starches.

New evidence shows that salt may not even cause heart disease.  There was actually data showing that a low salt diet increased your likelihood of dying. The study showed the least likely to die were people having high salt in their diets. Interesting! 

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Salt is needed for proper adrenal function

Adrenal Fatigue is so common these days. Feeling sluggish, not able to get out of bed in the mornings, dealing with insomnia, craving salt? You may have adrenal fatigue. One way to combat adrenal fatigue is to feed your adrenal glands with sea salt! Your body naturally wants to heal itself with a salty craving – so feed it wisely.

Pantothenic AcidYou shouldn’t have to restrict salt when it comes form good, quality sources. My naturopath recommended that we increase our salt to a 1/2 teaspoon at each meal. She recommended this salt: Finely Ground Pure Himalayan Salt (Affiliate link)


Dr. Mercola shares that you need to maintain proper salt to potassium ratio because the imbalance can lead to hypertension, cataracts, stomach ulcers, kidney stones, memory decline, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.  Potassium is also needed for proper blood pressure and a deficit could lead to hypertension as well. You also need potassium for electrolyte balance.

To help keep this salt to potassium ratio in balance, you can include these foods that contain high amounts of potassium in your diet: sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, yogurt, prunes, fish, winter squash and bananas.

Choose your salt wisely

Not all salt is created equal. Traditional table salt isn’t healthy due to its refined nature and is as unhealthy as processed sugar. Processed table salt contains man made chemicals and lacks the important minerals that natural sea salt and pink Himalayan salt provide.

Most Americans receive most of their salt through prepackaged, processed foods. Your salt intake should NOT be coming from these processed foods. When you

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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.

Aidalyn really loves this bread with her eggs too. My picky toddler is sometimes hard to cook for, but she loves bread and she loves eggs. This is a great healthy snack to fix for kids.

This Gluten Free and Grain Free Breakfast sandwich uses almond flour and coconut flour together to create a really great bread texture perfect for your scrambled eggs. Feel free to top yours with cheese and bacon too!

For Trim Healthy Mama’s this is a Satisfying breakfast.


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Apple Night Night Gummies Recipe

You know that every parents struggles at some point to get their kiddos off to bed… what if there was a reason they had trouble calming down at night?

I started doing some research and found that magnesium was a mineral that could help all of us get better rest at night – naturally!

I also learned that magnesium was one of those minerals that was really common to be deficient in. I actually was deficient myself!

So I started thinking about ways to help my kids get in more magnesium each day and these apple gummies were a really easy thing to try! 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*).

This recipe is wonderful because it is sugar free, grain free, and gluten free. We are trying to be as gluten free as possible because we discovered last year that both Adam and I were reacting to gluten in our diets. We switched to baking with coconut and almond flour primarily and have really loved all the new recipes and options that are available.

I chose to make a chocolate icing for our cookie. It is totally optional, but we really loved it. You could also make it plain without the cocoa powder. Another option would be to mix a little cream cheese in with your Greek yogurt like in my King Cake in a Mug. 

If you are a Trim Healthy Mama this one serving chocolate chip cookie is going to be a satisfying treat because it is low sugar, but high in good fats.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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