Inspiration, Raves, Skinny Kitchen

Fall is almost here…..that means TREATS!

Okay, okay I know fall isn’t until at least 2 more months but still, I am super excited for the nice cold weather and pea coats! But the best part is the baking,treats, and family time as the holidays roll in. I have found on pinterest so many amazing goodies for fall treats and I plan on doing a lot of baking videos this fall. Here are some adorable ideas that look so delicious and fun to make! Are you ready for fall?

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Raves, Skinny Kitchen

Pretzel toasted coconut chicken!?

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Huh? Yeah, that is right a chicken pretzel. I totally just came up with this is my head when I was thinking about how bad I wanted some pretzels. Imagine if you used mashed up pretzels as a bread crumb instead regular bread crumbs? It would be like a pretzel chicken. And if you cut up the chicken into little bite size pieces, you could call is “Pop pretzel chicken” Anyways, I know it sounds crazy. I am sure someone has tried this before but I am going to try it out and if you do let me know what you think!

So what you would need to do is take a big bag of pretzels and mash them up but still leave a few good chunks! (Don’t make it dusty, you still want the crunch) And then for a little sweet to the chicken and a layer of shredded sweet coconut. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering! I really think this would be amazing! It would be the perfect sweet/salty chicken mix but little bite size snacks!

THEN for the dip you can make a tzatziki sauce with cucumber and dill!  Am I the only one that thinks this sounds amazing? I can’t wait to try this!

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Skinny Kitchen, Uncategorized

Chewy coconut cookies recipe! LOW FAT/LOW CAL

We have been on a big coconut craze lately. So here is a recipe for a yummy chewy coconut cookie.

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Ingredients

  •                     1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •                     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     1/4 teaspoon salt
  •                     1/2 cup butter
  •                     1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  •                     1/2 cup white sugar
  •                     1 egg
  •                     1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •                     1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  1.                     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2.                     In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  3.                     Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.

FACTS: Amount Per Serving  Calories: 75    | Total Fat:  3.5g

Inspiration, Raves, Skinny Kitchen

Take Biotin Supplements for great health benefits!

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Biotin is an amazing supplement to help over health an even skin an nails.  If you suffer from a Biotin deficiency, you will typically experience hair loss and brittle nails, and taking supplements of this vitamin may help to halt this process. Biotin is essential for your metabolic process. This vitamin processes nearly every type of food that you ingest, including carbohydrates, protein and fat. When biotin levels are at the proper levels in your body, the food that you take in will be processed quickly. Biotin plays a major role in your blood glucose production. Since biotin is heavily involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates within your body, it is largely responsible for keeping your blood sugar at healthy levels

Learn more at: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/the-benefits-of-biotin.html

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Inspiration, Raves

Garlic top coat – for STRONGER, healthier nails!

I guess this is an old remedy that people have used and noticed amazing results. Garlic has so many amazing good stuff in it, and putting some of it in your top coat can really help the health of your nails.

All you have to do is take about 2 cloves of garlic and mash it up or minced garlic and drop it into your top coat and let it sit in there for atleast 3 days and then start using it on your nails! Great for healthy looking nails, some say it evens helps growth!

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Coconut whipped cream (All natural)

Yum, yum, yum. I love whipped cream so much! It’s great on fruit, ice cream, cakes, cupcakes and pretty much anything! This is a light healthy whipped cream that is all natural and you know what’s going in it. I love to put this kinda whipped cream on top of a chocolate cake to balance out the sweetness, it is great also with angel food cake and fruit. This is so much fun to make and REALLY easy as well. You can make this as a dip for a party with fruit as dippers, talk about yum! Here is the recipe! photos from Pinterest.com

Coconut Whipped Cream

(Makes 2 cups)

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Two 8 ounce cans coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Store cans of high-fat coconut milk in the fridge at least 8 hours before use. Once chilled, open the cans, making sure not to tilt them over. Remove the lid and scrape the top later of the cocnut fat from the milk layer. Place the coconut fat into a stand mixer or use a fork/wisk. Beat on low speed for 20 seconds, gradually add the powdered sugar and whip together quickly for 15 seconds. The mixture will be lumpy

2. Place in the fridge to firm for 1 hour, whip with a large whisk until the lumps are removed. Serve right away. (Last in fridge for about a week, or longer if you freeze some.)