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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars

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Happy Holidays My Friends!

I’ve been doing some baking, which is one of my favorite things to do for friends and family, especially at this time of year! I had been playing around with chocolate chip cookie recipes, and my goal was to create a cookie that was not just gluten free, but grain free as well. My next goal was to not have any refined sugar and to make the cookies low-glycemic… I NAILED IT! I have created a “healthier” (There are still chocolate chips!), grain free, gluten free, paleo friendly, a “lower in sugar” chocolate chip cookie that everyone I served one to said that they needed more, and more, and more! I thought, if these are this good I should share them with everyone! So I decided to put my specialty high quality ingredients in a jar for all of you to be able to make in your own home …

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! I am so Thankful for all of you, and I’m thankful that I can share some great Gluten Free recipes with all of you so hopefully everyone will be able to enjoy what’s on their plate this year. All of these recipes taste “normal”, actually better than normal. 😉 There’s no reason you’ll need to make 2 different meals to accommodate the gluten allergies in your family, no one will ever taste the difference and your gluten free friends and family will feel like it is such a treat to get to enjoy a full Thanksgiving spread with the whole family.

Gluten Free Tip:

When cooking or baking for your Gluten Free friends or family, use clean surfaces, appliances, and dishes. There is nothing like having the anxiety of cross contamination and fearing that the hardwork that the host put in to prepare an amazing meal for YOU could make you

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Everyday Tips for Living Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

Everyday Tips for Living Gluten Free

By: Tenley Molzahn

Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach at Sweet & Free Life // follow on Instagram@TenleyMolzahn

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While there can be many challenges living with a gluten intolerance, it’s one of my life’s challenges that I’ve learned to respect wholeheartedly by committing myself to a healthy diet and routine.  It definitely takes patience and knowledge to maintain a gluten free diet, but it’s worth it.  Though I personally have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease, my gluten intolerance helps me relate to those who do (I treat myself as if I do have Celiac Disease), so I wanted to share some of my top – simple and tasty tips– for living gluten free for those of you that are new to the lifestyle or that have considered trying this way of life!

If you’ve been wondering why going gluten free might be a good idea for you, or if you’re feeling clueless one …

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My Pumpkin Spice Latte Experience & Green Juice to Follow

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living

My Pumpkin Spice Latte Experience & Green Juice to Follow

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A few weeks ago I had my 1st Pumpkin Spice Latte ever. I had to, I’ve had this curiosity of why everyone loves it so much. The air was (warmly) crisp that morning  & it was starting to feel like fall (San Diego fall), so I took the plunge. First of all, I haven’t had Starbucks in ages, I hadn’t had cows milk in ages (months) either, but they don’t have my preferred options (Almond Milk or Coconut Milk), so this was a big day… I took a sip. <Insert my disappointed face here> To be honest, I was not that impressed. I was bummed. Everyone else loves these things sooo much! Not to bash those of you that love these PSL’s that only come around once a year, it just didn’t work for me or my tummy. So, in moments like these, I keep a “green juice” on hand …

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How to Host a Gluten Free Party

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

How to Host a Gluten Free Party

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Living a gluten free life is more than a trend. It’s a lifestyle that I live every day. Take it from me, there’s nothing worse than getting stuck at a party or getting ready to dine out without any gluten-free options. The last thing us gluten free eaters want is to feel like a burden to friends. Am I right, or am I right? 😉 When I have gatherings I like to show my friends how it’s done so they can better understand what I can eat, and how I eat, and that “my food” really does taste just as good and sometimes even better than “glutenous” food! I always like to put a healthy spin on my snacks and treats too so everybody walks away feeling good. Everything on this menu fits in perfectly with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan that I live …

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My Simple Plane Workout

Healthy Living / My Workouts / Travel

My Simple Plane Workout

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Flying to Malawi, Africa was quite a trek. We started with a red-eye from LA to Washington DC and then had a long layover and finally hopped on a 14 hour flight to Ethiopia! Yes, 14 hours, and that was not our final destination. About 4 more hours and we finally arrived to this very special place I will get to spend  two weeks in.

I don’t know about you, but sitting for more than just a few hours I begin to ache. My hips, my lower back, my ribs begin to ache and then feel numb, thanks to old dance injuries, so I have to move and I have to stretch! I also become very restless and drive myself crazy, haha.

I always walk around or stretch when I can during layovers or when on the plane, but today called for an actual workout. A little toning never hurt anybody, right?! No way.  And you …

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My Humanitarian Trip to Malawi, Africa!

Giving / Personal / Travel

My Humanitarian Trip to Malawi, Africa!

Hey Friends!!

I’m thrilled to share that I’m going on a humanitarian service trip this summer (end of July-first week of August), working with kids in Malawi, Africa!  I have been thinking and praying about this trip for the last two years, and this year it is weighing heavy on my heart to get up and “GO!” and to serve these children and community. You’ve probably heard or seen me mention about Kusewera, the foundation I will be going with. Kusewera’s  mission is about empowering kids in Africa through active and creative play. I’ll be working at the orphanage Mtendere Village.  I hope to enrich the lives of the kids through various activities such as sports clinics and music jam sessions and teaching skills that will be valuable to them.  I’m especially excited to dance with them, teaching them some of my moves, and them teaching me.

I’ve been supporting Kusewera from afar, …

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