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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

The number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…

This is the number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…

Plus  FIVE TIPS to get yourself on track before it is too late!

 

Watch to Learn the Number One Cause of Our Health Issues

 

 

Why is it so important to pay attention to how much sugar we eat?

Sugar has been identified as leading to cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes… and can even make you age quicker.

 

But one thing that most people don’t realize is how SNEAKY sugar really is!

 

Where is sugar hiding?

Sugar is found in almost ALL of our foods these days.

 

And it isn’t just sugar that we have to be aware of… it is everything that turns into sugar after we eat it… namely “Carbs.” read more

“How can I stop drinking coke!?!” HELP!

Making healthier choices can be hard sometimes.

 

I think the best way to have long term success with any lifestyle change is to find ways to enjoy things you love without it completely derailing your progress!

 

So when someone tells me “I know I need to cut down on Coke or Diet Coke – but I just really want that taste and experience!”

I like to be able to offer some options that are WAY healthier and better for you over all.

 

Maybe you’ve heard that drinking “Diet Soda” is better for you, but what we are learning about artificial sweeteners made me even more motivated to find a healthy alternative WITHOUT the use of artificial sweeteners.

 

Whether you call it “Coke”, “Pop” or “Soda” there are some healthier options that I’ve found!

 

Watch 3 Healthy Coke Alternatives

 

 

You can pick up Zevia as well as La Croix on Amazon or at your local natural health store.

 

I hope this helps you make healthy choices (with a few more options without the sugar or artificial sweeteners)

 

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

I don’t know about your house, but some mornings it is really hard to get in a healthy breakfast.

Over the summer, my husband and I really focused on making sure we start our mornings off the right way! That’s when we started making this smoothie every morning. We love it because it only takes about 2 minutes to throw together, the girls love it too, and it gives us lots of protein and superfoods to start our morning.

 

Watch this video to see how to make your Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie:

 

Serves about 2.

Ingredients

1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon of Peanut Flour

4 Cups of ice

1 Cup of almond milk

1 Banana

 

Directions

Throw everything in your blender and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.

 

Which Protein Powder is right for you?

When you have goals to lose weight, build more lean muscles, or just add more protein into your diet to help stabilize your blood sugar, a good quality protein powder is a great option.

I chose these protein powders because they are low in carbs and less than one gram of sugar (which was a HUGE plus for me!).

The benefits of adding a protein powder into your diet is a quick way to increase your protein intake without needing to eat a lot more beef or chicken. We have two different protein powders and each has their unique benefits depending on what your priorities are. Both are available in Vanilla and Chocolate : )

 

 

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  • Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Dairy-Free. Vegan.
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
  • Free of antibiotics and growth hormones
  • Heart-healthy formula that’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free
  • Optimal levels of BCAAs
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  • 15 grams of clean, plant-based protein
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving
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    Sugar Free High Protein Hot Chocolate

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

    The temperature is starting to cool off outside, Christmas music is on the radio, your favorite Holiday movies are starting to show on the TV, Christmas Trees are starting to be lit…  what is the perfect drink to make everything complete? 

    Hot Chocolate!!

    I love a good hot chocolate… but there is one thing that I try to avoid and that’s sugar – yuck!

    What if you could enjoy your favorite holiday drink without the guilt?

     

    My sister came up with this recipe and I just had to share it with you! Some of the ingredients may make you go “huh??” but they all make it the perfect texture.

     

    Traditional hot chocolate recipes that I found used sweetened condensed milk – Wow, that’s a lot of sugar!! And this recipe uses Truvia (or stevia of your choice).

    Why use stevia? This is my sweetener of choice, but if you have another favorite – go ahead and use it!

     

    We shared this with our girls too and they loved it! I love showing them that they can have a treat without all the sugar.

     

    Without any more wait… The Recipe!

    Sugar Free – High Protein Hot Chocolate

     

    3 cups boiling water
    1 cup of almond milk
    1 tablespoon of cocoa power
    1 pinch of salt
    2 packs of Truvia (or sweeten to taste)
    1 scoop of vanilla ProFit
    2 tablespoons of butter
    1 tablespoon of coconut oil

    Put everything in blender and blend for 1 minute.

    Enjoy!!!!

    P.S. If you are looking for a high quality protein powder with less than one gram of sugar, Click Here to see my favorite protein powder that we use everyday!

     

    Do you have any favorite holiday recipes that you would like a sugar free version?

    Summer Broccoli Salad

    Summer Broccoli Salad

     

    Summer is finally on its way! We are having a neighborhood cookout today to celebrate the warmer weather and longer days. I wanted to bring something somewhat healthy, because it is so easy to bring something unhealthy to parties and celebrations.

     

    This is one of my favorite salads. Broccoli Salad filled with vegetables and satisfying cheese and dressing – yum!

     

    This may be a crossover because of the carbs from the raisins, but it is still lower in carbs than most salads (and you could drop the raisins of course!). My mom used to buy this salad at the grocery store, then we learned how to make it ourselves.

    I love how you can customize it to include more or less vegetables that you like. Some people may like to add tomatoes.

     

    This is also a great recipe for kids to get involved. My daughter liked mixing the vegetables and helping me chopping as she could. I also love including her in the kitchen as I can to help her learn and be around new foods. I think the bacon was her favorite though, haha.

    Summer Broccoli Salad

     

     

    What are your favorite recipes to bring to a picnic?

    Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

    Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

     

    The Use on Everything Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

     

    I love this recipe! This has become a staple in my house. I put this sugar free dip/topping on my One Serving Cookie. I put this one my Peanut Butter Crunch Cake.  I put this on my Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal.  I don’t know what I would do without it.

    This is a wonderful fruit dip. I love it with apple slices and bananas.

    This is also a wonderful topping. I put it on everything these days from chocolate muffins to oatmeal.

    peanut fruit dip ingredients

    If you don’t have peanut flour, you can use peanut or almond butter as a replacement.

    What I like about using peanut flour is that it is easy to use and helps to thicken up the dip naturally. It is also

    full of protein read more

    Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bars Sugar Free, Grain Free

    Lemon Coconut Cheesecake

    Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bars

    No Bake, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Gluten Free

     

    We love cheesecake at the Parker house. My favorite place to celebrate is The Cheesecake Factory. Since going, grain free, sugar free, and lower carb… that is a dangerous place to go with all the sugar filled temptations.

    This no bake cheesecake recipe filled a need for my love of cheesecake while staying in my diet and keeping me healthy.

    Plus, it is easy to make too! 

    I’m a mom of two little girls. I want to cook healthy and more importantly EAT healthy… So I love no fuss, easy to throw together recipes that I can feel good about feeding my family.

    We eat sugar free, because

    excessive sugar is not healthy. read more

    Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

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    Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

     

    I love mint chocolate chip anything. It is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. I was really wanting to create a dip that would go with my low carb Graham crackers that would be a good party food.

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? 

    Put chocolate in it, and I’m sold.

    Cream cheese? Oh yes, please!

    Mint… ah, so refreshing.

    This dip is so yummy, no one will realize they are eating a low carb food.

    Low Carb Mint Chocolate chip dip is sweetened with a combination of xylitol and stevia extract powder. If you don’t know where do buy these, you can pick them up on Amazon!

    For the Chocolate: I used dark chocolate chips that I bought from the store. I just cut it with a knife very finely. You can use a chopper if you would like.

    You can also make your own dark chocolate. Check out my recipe here: Homemade Dark Chocolate

    Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip 1

     

     

    Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Dip 3

     

     

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    I served these with my Graham crackers that are sugar free, grain free and gluten free.

    sugar free graham crackers gluten free grain free paleo

     

    My favorite sugar free sweetener is here!

    What is your favorite party dip?

     

    This post is linked up to Good Tips Tuesdays and Allergy Free Wednesdays and Wake Up Wednesdays and Nomday Monday

    Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

    Homemade sugar free Dark Chocolate Candy can be easy to make at home. I started making my own sugar free candy a few month ago when I realized how much sugar was in even the dark chocolate candy bars. I love chocolate and wanted a way to enjoy it without all the sugar.

    Why should you make homemade candy?

    1) Cheaper

    Good quality sugar free candy is expensive!

    2) Quick and easy dessert

    Dessert can be ready in less than 20 minutes!

    3) Healthy

    Using coconut oil and stevia, these candies are actually quite healthy for you… so no guilt if you happen to eat the whole batch in one sitting (not me of course, cough) read more