Low Carb Girl Scout Thin Mints

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These are not Girl Scout Thin Mints. I say not for a reason; while nothing replaces the deliciousness of a Girl Scout Cookie, it's not like we can have the real thing, especially if you suffer from wheat/gluten allergies or intolerance. I mean, those … [Read more...]

Low Carb Girl Scout Samoas

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Similar to Girl Scout Samoas, these delicious, gluten free, sugar free cookies are the cat's pajamas. That is, if their pajamas were covered with flaked, toasted coconut, caramel and a delicious chocolate glaze. And then that's weird, because cats … [Read more...]

Peppermint Cream Puff Minis

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This is such a cute sugar free, gluten free and low carbohydrate dessert recipe, and because you're cute, too (don't argue with me. This is my site, damn it), you deserve something fun and tiny to take the edge off of those cravings. This recipe is … [Read more...]

Colorado HB1060 may mean the end of Your Lighter Side

  Friends, Today our first amendment rights are in danger. On the heels of SOPA and PIPA, HB1060 threatens free speech for health and fitness writers in the state of Colorado. As the owner of a site specializing in sugar free, gluten free, … [Read more...]

Avocado Feta Salsa

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A recipe favorite from an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine, this is a staple in my kitchen. Serve this on flax crackers or with my Jerk Chicken recipe, you’re going to keep coming back for more of this very quick and easy salsa. I want to make … [Read more...]

Your Lighter Side Going Dark 1-18 to oppose PIPA/SOPA

For roughly 12 hours tomorrow, January 18, Your Lighter Side is joining millions of other websites, including Word Press, reddit, icanhazcheezeburger, and wikipedia in civil protest regarding SOPA/PIPA. … [Read more...]

Oopsie Panini

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Picture by babydollsea: Oopsie batter poured into a pan makes this delicious sandwich, compliments of babydollsea. You don't need a panini maker to achieve delicious panini success. Gluten free, low-carb and fabulous, if you haven't tried these … [Read more...]

Red White & Blue Dessert Pizza

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Red, white and woohoo! No 4th of July picnic at a friend's house is generally complete without a dessert of some sort. With fresh berries available, this dessert takes playing with one's food to an entirely new level. While the recipe may … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cracker and Spread

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Greetings and sexy eating, honeys! I am in the throes of blog reorganization and have 300ish recipes to relink, so as you can guess, I'm going to be underground for the next few days to bring the magic. … [Read more...]

Iced Frappuccino Coffee

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McCafe might be free on Friday, but free from carb and calorie damage it's not. Instead of driving to the golden arches and forking out the green just to see red and feel blue over the carb counts, why not tickle those taste buds pink over quick … [Read more...]

Iced Raspberry Frappuccino

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Want the flavor of delicious frappuccino without the caffeine? Need something lower-carb than some of the chain coffees? Raspberry zinger tea from Celestial Seasonings gives pink precious beauty and flavor without the jitters. … [Read more...]

Monday. Recipe links being updated

I've been working as fast as I can to get the recipes reorganized in an easy-to-use format for you. There are almost 300 recipes, so this is going to take me a little bit of time (insert drama fainting swoon here). So, in the meantime, while I'm … [Read more...]

Green Tea Tazo Frappe

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Green tazo frappuccino tea is the deliciously sweet stuff of the wide-eyed, alert, jittery gods. Not only healthy, green tea packs a mellow-flavored caffeine punch like no other. No need to purchase expensive, loose green tea to make this … [Read more...]

Blue and Green Smoothie

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If I'd said it was spinach and blueberries you would have laughed yourself out of your chair (and those Twilight bunny slippers). You'll never even notice the spinach. Fage adds a little bit of kick and thickness (and some fat if you go for the … [Read more...]

Welcome home

Whew! We're moved in! I am in my fuzzy slipper (I lost one), have unpacked the ficus, located my bra, and I'm ready to roll! Thank you so much for all of your patience during this insane last two weeks. I never intended to launch a brand new site, … [Read more...]