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Sorry about that. It appears one of the expanding ads keeps messing with the drop-down menus. If you haven't noticed it, woohoo! I just pulled happiness out of my pocket. If you have any site issues in terms of the drop-down menus, … [Read more...]

Happy Please Vote Friday (Day 148)

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Good morning! First I am going to ask for you to please vote for me here: Skinny Scoop and here Leap Fitness. Thank you so so so much! It means so much to have your support! And, I also appreciate you sharing us with your friends on Pinterest, … [Read more...]

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Looking for a fun way to stuff your face? Or to stuff your mushrooms? Why not stuff both? It's not like you stuff your bra. Right? Hey, so long as you take the tissue out of the box first. … [Read more...]

What’s the Day Again? (Day 147)

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Time flies so quickly, doesn't it? … [Read more...]

Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing

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Sausage Mushroom stuffing for less than 2 carbs per ample serving? I know it's late for the holidays, but I have never been one for convention and following the rules simply because it is unbecoming of a lady. First of all, being me and … [Read more...]

Pants-free Tuesday? (Day 146)

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I swear I just killed my back (though at this moment, I have muscle relaxants and I love them so hard, I am hugging them with my brains)! What is worse is that I know what caused my unfortunate back injury: Putting on my pants. No wonder Colt … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Thickeners

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Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]

Snowy Monday Day 145

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Happy New Week, with so many new possibilities. How are you doing? Did you make it through the weekend unscathed  Only partially scathed? Were you totally, heinously scathed? Remember, every minute is another minute to make new, better choices, so … [Read more...]

Easy Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce

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This caramel recipe is adapted slightly from a Betty Crocker caramel recipe, and it is the most [erfect caramel sauce I have ever had, either high or low-carb. I hope you give it a try! It is super-simple to make. Let me know how you use your … [Read more...]

Review: My Fitness Pal Tracking App

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How can My Fitness Pal's tracking app for iPhone and Android help when it comes to keeping those important resolutions for health and fitness, especially in our busy lives? In a word: Simply. In a second: Intuitively. … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Pepperoni Bread Sticks

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Perfectly pleasing in every way, get your pepperoni on this week. You won't even notice it's made from (gasp) cauliflower. As a matter of fact, the last time my son had a friend over, they noshed these bread sticks. My son came to me and he said, … [Read more...]

The granola moment (Day 141)

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Is it finally Friday yet? … [Read more...]

5 Low-carb Girl Scout cookies recipes

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Unleash the hounds! The time of year is upon us. As those cute little girls in their uniforms spill out across America, tempting you with their adorable dimples and their sweet wares in the form of boxed crack: Girl Scout Cookies, those all-too … [Read more...]

Simple Turkey Jerky

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I found a lot of amazing ground turkey on manager's special at the store! I love ground turkey these days, almost as much as grass-fed ground beef. You can do so much with it, from making turkey salisbury steaks to meatballs, to this terrific … [Read more...]

They attacked my tongue and won (Day 140)

Hello, you sweet chickadees and most dapper chickadudes! I hope you're having the most amazing week ever. This is my puppy schlamuppy in the picture post-grooming. She says I Love You. And by I Love You she means, "Do you have a sandwich, and can … [Read more...]