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It is possible. “Healthy” pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. Brown rice pasta (I’m a fan of Lunderberg’s brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It’s simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic “Lazy” Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can’t wait to try some of your suggestion.
Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a “healthy” way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, “when in doubt, just add more greens”. So when you’re filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add all …
‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers
Do you ever crave a good healthy burger with some good flavor that you can have at home? Umm, been there, done that, so I created this Zingy Turkey Burger that is incredibly tasty. I wanted to work with what I had in the refrigerator so with some green onions, serrano peppers, cilantro, and ground turkey, this creation was born. It’s simple, it’s healthy, and full of Zing!!
I also made a side sauté that I put on top of my turkey burger and placed the turkey burger over a bed of mixed greens and sprinkled goat cheese on top. Soooo crazy good!
Here’s how you make it happen…
Now onto that Sauté I mentioned…
Hot Deals for Valentine’s Day!
I can’t believe that Cupid’s beloved day is just around the corner… Already!! I’m scratching my head as I look at the calendar, because I’m still just getting into the swing of things for this new year! I guess it’s time to face the facts, February is only a few days away, and Valentine’s Day will be here in no time. It’s time to start thinking about gifts for your Valentine(s)!
With the help of some of my friends I was able to score all of YOU some hot deals on some of my favorite gifts to give! I’ve been a recipient of all of these gifts at one point, and they are things I truly love and have appreciated the thoughts behind them. Wether these gifts are for yourself or someone else, they are sure to be a hit! Make sure you pass along your wish list too!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars
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 …
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 …
Everyday Tips for Living Gluten Free
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 hard work 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!
1. Pack snacks when you’re on-the-go:
So many of us are always on-the-go, and while more and more convenience stores are catering to gluten-free eaters, it’s always most helpful to me to bring my own snacks. I love to keep a SOYJOY bar in my bag, just in case where I’m going doesn’t have an …
How to Host a Gluten Free Party
four tips for your next gluten free gathering
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 by… …
Collard Green Wraps
Collard Green Wraps have been my lunch of choice lately. Not only are collared greens a great alternative to bread, but they are packed full of multiple benefits for your health! You can pretty much roll anything up in these beautiful leafy greens to make the perfect lunch.
Health Benefits: Collard greens are best known for lowering cholesterol and for cancer prevention. Adding collard greens to your diet will help you get great vitamins and nutrients in your system. These leafy greens contain massive doses of vitamin K, A, and a generous dose of Vitamin C, as well as calcium, iron, fiber, and Vitamin B6. The list for the benefits of collard greens is long, aiding to digestive support, inflammatory conditions, and cardiovascular support. Not a bad Green to introduce into your diet. There is even more good news… if you’re like me and aren’t crazy about steamed greens, you can simply add collared greens to
Cooking on Better TV
Kiptyn and I had a wonderful opportunity to film a fun segment with the TV show “Better” to share about the launch of my new brand and website Sweet & Free Life (this website you’re on right now), and share a gluten free, healthy, and creative recipe we like to make together! Before I met Kiptyn I loved baking, but cooking wasn’t really my thing, but once I met him we started cooking together and finding so much enjoyment in creating fun and healthy recipes together!
The recipe we shared during this segment was my Portabello Mushroom Pizzas (recipe below) it’s a fun recipe that is naturally gluten free as the Portabello Mushroom is your crust and a healthy choice because of the nutrients in the mushroom and being low carb.This is a fun meal to make with your kids, they get to make pizzas and be creative, and you get to know that your instilling …