Healthy Recipes

Skinny Starbucks Inspired Holiday Drinks

Posted by Elizabeth Allen on

When it comes to coffee, follow this guide to find out what to Sip and what to Skip during the holiday season! Skinny Starbucks Inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte     Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 3 tbsp pumpkin puree 1½ tbsp light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ¾ cup strongly brewed coffee-I used Starbuck Veranda K-cup light whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (if desired) Instructions: Brew coffee In a small saucepan combine pumpkin, almond milk, vanilla, sugar, and...

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Posted by Elizabeth Allen on

Halloween is a festive Day that kids and parents alike enjoy!!!!!! Kids get dressed up, go to "scary" houses and collect treats; only to finish off the day with a hefty sugar crash! Give your kids (and you) a healthy option to the Halloween holiday by planning your Halloween healthy treats in a fun way! Your kids can happily indulge in these wise decisions! JACK-O-LANTERN FRUIT CUPS Ingredients: 3 Medium Navel Oranges 1 cup Mixed Fruit- Directions: 1. Slice off the tops of the oranges 2. Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp of the oranges (KEEP FOR NEXT RECIPE)...

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Chicken Avocado Burrito Wraps

Posted by Elizabeth Allen on

I am a southern girl, thru and thru. So, ditching old habits, like Tex-Mex foods, aren't easy. The solution was to upgrade the 'burrito' with some healthy features! YOU WILL NEED: 2 cups of shredded chicken (grilled is good) 1 cup of low-fat Mexican Cheese 1 Fresh(medium size) avocado, diced 2 tablespoons of shredded Cilantro 4 Large Whole Wheat Tortillas (we pronounce the 'll' as 'y') 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil INSTRUCTIONS: In a large bowl, mix shredded chicken, cheese, cilantro, diced avocado together. *it's ok to sample the goods before they go into the burrito ;0) Put 1/4...

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Win at Weightloss in the Kitchen

Posted by Elizabeth Allen on

One of the greatest secrets (and easiest) to losing weight & KEEPING IT OFF is to give your kitchen a "makeover." First, make a plan to overcome your unhealthy habits. This is an important step and you cannot "fudge" (no pun intended!) Seriously, though...throw out all the processed junk, the unwanted carbs lingering in your pantry, especially the sodas! Certain people in my household, in the past, would hoard sugary sweets in a drawer at work or by the bedside. Do yourself the biggest flavor, I mean "favor" and get rid of it, pronto! Clearing out the sugar and starches...

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