Tag Archives: Gluten Free

Gluten-ury Century

I can’t think of a nicer way to walk in the door from work and the aroma of a crock pot meal not only filling the house, but it’s healthy and ready to eat!  This kitchen gem is filled with 6 hour and 8 hour cook plans for the crock, so weekend or not, you can find something in Judith Finlayson’s “The Healthy Slow Cooker” second edition. 

It’s packed with easy to read and follow recipes, color images, detailed descriptions and an added plus are “Mindful Morsels” which are some suggestions of what to add.  There’s also over 135 Gluten-Free recipes and then some recipes that have a Vegan Alternative.  Just flip through, pick something and you’ll enjoy creating your healthy meal and find yourself learning about what you are eating in the Natural Wonders section.

TCBY Smooth!

TCBY’s fro-yos are creamy, tasteful and delicious. If I had to give it a star rating, it would be five stars. The new Silk Vanilla Almond flavor is delightful. The hint of almonds with vanilla makes a great combination, but adding a few toppings such as almonds, hints of chocolate, and strawberries makes it amazing.

The portion of one cup is large enough to share, if you are willing to, or to feel completely satisfied if you don’t share. Service was very friendly and kind enough to guide me through the flavors and toppings they had so that I could get the most out of my experience with fro-yos at TCBY. They got me hooked with the Silk Vanilla Almond flavor, which marks the difference from almost any other frozen yogurt shop. I will definitely be back for more!

Written & Reviewed by Betsy Badell

Just Add Trader Joe’s!

Sometimes getting your diet on track can lead you to some interesting methods.

Start off with a little pep talk, add a pinch of motivation and education then throw in some goals and include some of the recipe’s in “Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s®” and you could be off to a great start.  You can certainly keep it going with over 150 pages of breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.  From a slow cooker to a quick wrap, Jamie Davidson, M.S. has compiled recipes to share, that can show you how to deliciously reduce fat and calories…and we’re talkin’ Butternut Squash & Peanut Butter Soup!

Could this be your 2014 Diet Jambalaya resolution?

Zego Where I Go!

Gluten Free, hear that alot these days?

What about food allergies and trying to be sugar free!

More and more awareness of what we eat is prominent and creating some perfect snacks that mght be all that!

ZEGO bars are brand new allergy-friendly energy bars that are delicious and nutritious.  They are called “A HIGHER BAR” because they combine the following:  No Gluten, no nuts, no soy and no dairy, 10g of protein in every bar, but not a lot of sugar. They are vegan, made from organic sunflower seeds, and come in two delicious flavors – Chocolate with a cacao nib crunch, and Sunflower with a hint of caramel. ZEGO bars are great for anyone with food allergies, parents looking for a healthy snack for their kids, athletes outdoors and in the gym, busy adults in the workplace, and anyone on the go.

ZEGO was founded by Jonathan Shambroom, a competitive athlete and seven-time technology startup veteran, and Colleen Kavanagh, a pioneering child nutrition advocate and parent.  Jonathan and Colleen started ZEGO in response to the increasing need for nutritious and convenient, protein-rich snacks that will not trigger food sensitivities or cause digestive problems.  ZEGO is also committed to giving back to the community, and contributes 20% of profits to Campaign for Better Nutrition, a charity devoted to improving nutrition for low income children.

Superfoods Work Wonders

Recently,  awareness about our health and physical  body’s needs is surfacing and people are now stopping to take the time to make sure the foods they are consuming are of no harm to them, and even catching up with nutrients that might be lacking from their diet. What many of these people over look are nutrients like Omega-3, which aids in maintaining healthy heart and brain functions; magnesium, which helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve functions, keeps bones strong, promotes a regulatory blood pressure, and supports a healthy immune system; and iron, which many people around the world are deficient of and have a hard time correctly stabilizing their intake. However, thanks to Linwoods ground flaxseed blends, acquiring these nutrients is not a problem and it taste great too!

Linwoods combines ingredients like cocoa powder, sunflower and sesame seeds, fruits and nuts, and hemp to create a healthy combination to boost energy, brain function, and overall physical health.  All of their products are gluten free and with no added sugar, they’ll go great in your yogurt, salad, and even meat mixtures for your homemade dinners, so take control of your health and give them a try!

Written By: Amanda Taheri

Complete with Komplete!

Many men and women have little time in a work day to prepare a meal let alone take the time to enjoy eating one.  Thankfully, there are healthy alternatives such as meal replacement shakes to keep you full and satisfied through the day. However, with new knowledge about proper nutrition and health side effects of many products previously on the market, men and women everywhere are starting to realize how unhealthy those old meal replacement shakes are. Komplete, the ultimate meal replacement shakes, has changed the game! Komplete is the world’s first soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, ready-to-drink meal replacement shake.

Kate Farms spent over two years creating the revolutionary product that is dairy-free for those people that might be lactose intolerant; gluten-free for those with wheat allergies or Celiac Disease; soy-free due to recent research that has linked soy to many negative side effects, including impaired cognitive function, increased estrogen in men, and hormonal imbalances in both men and women; and non-GMO for those concerned about harm done to humans, animals, and the environment. Kate Farms incorporates organic ingredients using 21 superfoods allowing consumers to feel good about drinking a meal replacement, and it taste GREAT too! Healthy eating should never be punishment, so drink up! Experience a healthy and Komplete life, with love from the farm to you!

Written by Amanda Taheri

Food Fit For You

Have you ever thought about eating food to lose weight? Well that is just what you can do with My Fit Foods.  Founded in 2006 by a personal trainer, these meals are perfectly portioned and sure to help you reach your goal.  You may go to the gym and not be satisfied with the results and the main reason may be because of the food you eat, but there is a solution. Sometimes you can be too busy to create a healthy cuisine and that’s okay because My Fit Food delivers food directly to your home.


This also can be a great gift for a family member and is ideal for diabetics. From buffalo chicken salads to blueberry oatmeal, you won’t even feel like you are on a “diet”. Proper exercise and the My Fit Foods diet along with different weekly challenges can motivate you to lose weight and become healthy.  My Fit Foods carefully chooses the right nutrients for your meal.  These meals may contain lean proteins, heart healthy fats, and even antioxidants rich spices.

This company has been growing rapidly and spreading across the United States.  So the next time you think about eating healthy think about My Fit Foods.  “You never knew healthy taste this good!”

Written by Philtrina Farquharson