Best Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Desserts

January 29, 2017

Gluten Free Valentines Day Dessert Best Ideas

I’m so excited to share some amazing dessert recipes that I rounded up for Valentine’s Day! These are definitely some of the best out there and would make an impressive and amazing treat for anyone! Dessert anyone? Let me know which one of these recipes you tried!

(In order from top left to the right)

1. Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tartshttp://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2015/03/14/gluten-free-vegan-strawberry-pop-tarts/

2. Gluten Free Lemon Barshttp://www.noshtastic.com/lemon-bars-gluten-free/

3. Lofthouse Sugar Cookieshttp://flippindelicious.com/2013/02/soft-sugar-cookies.html

4. Flourless Fudgey Peanut Butter Brownieshttp://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/flourless-fudgey-peanut-butter-brownies/

5. Dairy Free Gluten Free Coconut Layer Cakehttp://flippindelicious.com/2016/03/dairy-free-gluten-free-coconut-layer-cake.html

6. Lemon Berry Swirl Mini-Cheesecakeshttp://bakingamoment.com/lemon-berry-swirl-mini-cheesecakes/

7. Super Easy Gluten Free Cannoli Piehttp://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-cannoli-pie/

8. Best Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakeshttp://flippindelicious.com/2014/02/best-gluten-free-red-velvet-cupcakes.html

9. Chocolate Vanilla Raspberry Cakehttp://theveganmonster.com/no-bake-vegan-gluten-free-chocolate-vanilla-raspberry-cake-recipe/

Best Tasting Natural Organic & Gluten Free Protein Shakes

March 3, 2016

 

 

isagenix protein shake

These are hands down my favorite meal replacement protein shakes! Not only can I use them when I’m pregnant and nursing, by my kids can have them and LOVE them! Unlike so many other protein drinks out there, these do not contain artificial colors, sugars, additives and junk. They are the best I’ve found on the market, and for $2.80 for a complete meal that is delicious…how can you beat that? Starbucks costs TWICE that much for a bunch of sugar in a cup!!  If you do want to give them a try, take a look here! If you’re wanting to sample packet or two and are willing to pay shipping + the cost of the packet shoot me an email and I’ll send it to you! (changeyourlifeisa@gmail.com) These have been a game changer for my son on the Autism Spectrum and for our whole family in general. Take a look at all the amazing properties of the shake below:  Read more…

Healthy Kids Protein Shake | Gluten Free, Soy Free, Organic

May 11, 2015

isagenix protein shakes

I’ve personally been drinking protein shakes for close to 7 years.  I have always needed that extra boost of protein whether it be after a workout or for a breakfast meal.  I loyally used the same brand of shakes for al those years. My reason? They had very few ingredients in them.  It was whey protein, cocoa powder, stevia and soy lecithin. They were a low carb, sugar free option that were 120 calories. 

Fast forward to now and I’ve since learned that having 4 ingredients versus 25 ingredients doesn’t make one better than the other.  It’s all about the quality of the ingredients, the source and what may or may not be lacking in there.  Meaning, my previous shakes were not a healthy meal replacement, didn’t have any vitamins or minerals or digestive enzymes…just straight protein.  And not to mention very expensive once I added in all these extra ingredients so that it actually tasted good.

{WHOLESALE SHAKES HERE}

Let me give a bit of background information that will help you understand where I am coming from and why this post is so important to me and my family.  I have a degree in Health & Fitness Education. I’ve taken countless Nutrition Classes as well as classes from Exercise Physiology to Gerontology.  To keep my teachers license current, I actually have to continually take nutrition and health classes every few years to keep up with the current information as well as keep my mind fresh in this area.  I have loved learning about nutrition over the years and it is such a huge passion of mine. So when I found these new shakes I was floored. There was literally no comparison to my old shakes. Secondly, my son who recently turned 3 years old was diagnosed with Autism in 2014.  As with most autistic kids they are picky eaters and don’t get many nutrients in their diet. My son also has sensory and texture issues that inhibit him from trying new foods or even old ones he used to like. As you can imagine, it is very difficult to get him to eat anything healthy. His current diet consists of Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, popcorn, nitrate free sausage and cliff bars. The one thing that he WILL drink (Thank goodness!!) is chocolate shakes. I’m sure you can imagine me literally jumping for joy when I found these high quality, organic, non-gmo protein shakes that were SAFE for kids. Not only that, but they include 23 vitamins and minerals, have digestive enzymes and 8 grams of fiber. They are a complete meal replacement! I felt like I had struck gold because my son LOVES them. He will drink everything in his cup, and not even notice the super green foods or powdered minerals I add into it. Studies have shown for a long time that Autistic individuals have a gut to brain connection. Meaning, their nutrition directly affects their brain and how they function.  I have other mom friends that have given these highly nutritious protein shakes to their ASD kids and they have shown an improvement in focus and behavior. (More info on my health blog about the quality of these products here)

isagenix kids protein shakes

They are called IsaLean Protein Shakes, made by the Isagenix company.  I started taking the products at the end of March in 2015 because I have had some mom friends try it with great results. So once I found out that they were safe for kids, I immediately started giving them to mine! Both my son and my daughter love these Isa Lean shakes, as do I! I love that they are getting all the benefits that no other protein shake supplement out there can offer.

Not only are they GLUTEN FREE and SOY FREE, but they are safe for pregnant and nursing moms! Check out the ingredients, there are no artificial sugars, colors or additives. They come in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. They are also formulated to work just with water and still be tasty. I prefer to mix mine crushed ice, a bit of coconut/almond milk, a dash of stevia and some water.  And best of all, these give you amazing energy. We will be hooked on these for life!!  (They also offer a dairy free shake for those who are intolerant). You can purchase these here. If you have any questions and would like me to ship you a box at wholesale price, email me at changeyourlifeisa@gmail.com

If you’d like me to add you to our private nutrition page to check out all the products and gather info, contact me and I can add you in. You must have a facebook account.

isagenix kids protein shake chocolate

{INFO ON SHAKES HERE}

Carrots from the Garden + Carrot Cake Link

June 20, 2014

Today, I had a friend deliver some delicious baby carrots from her garden. I was so excited because I haven’t made anything with carrots for a while. I will admit that I’m not super creative with carrots so the first thing that usually comes to mind is carrot cake! While I figure what I’m going to do with these (besides photograph them), I will leave you with a yummy gluten free carrot cake recipe to try. Check it out here at the Gluten Free Goddess Recipe site!

 

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Mother’s Day Meal Round Up

May 5, 2014

Are you looking for some delicious recipes to feature at your Mother’s Day Meal this year? I’ve rounded up some great recipes that are gluten free, or may require a bit of tweaking (it’ll say next to it). Click on the links and it will take you to their site for the recipes!

Gluten Free Recipes Meal Roundup

1. Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
2. Lemon Dessert Cups
3. Parmesan Cauliflower Bites (Sub all purpose GF flour)
4. Frosting & Cracked Chocolate Shell
5. Zucchini Lasagna
6. Ice Cream Cupcakes
7. Stuffed Poblano Peppers
8. Crab Cakes
9. Almond Crusted Chicken Salad 

Happy Mother’s Day and Enjoy! xoxo

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