Free Stuff Friday

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Happy Friday! I hope that your weekend will be as fabulous as you are :) If you are in need of a really rad apron & like the idea of helping to support the site, you are in luck! Go to: http://shop.yourlighterside.com/  If you purchase 1 YLS … [Read more...]

Cute and yummy Valentine’s Day treat!

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  This recipe is also a lot of fun since we’re nearing Valentine’s Day. Serve these to your sweetheart and Cupid’s arrow will strike your thinning heart! This is such a cute sugar free, gluten free and low carbohydrate dessert recipe, and … [Read more...]

Many safe Super Bowl recipes from YourLighterSide

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    Pictured: Macho Nachos We are only a couple days away from the Super Bowl. Even if you are not a huge football fan, almost everyone knows when the Super Bowl rolls around. Many people will have parties or go to your local … [Read more...]

Staying healthy during the Super Bowl!

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Here are some tips and ideas to keep your Super Bowl a bit healthier this year! Check out the facts on some Super Bowl favorites: Nachos on average have 787 calories and 46 grams of fat per serving Guacamole & Chips (300 calories and 20 … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

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The crock pot was never this snazzy growing up Food doesn’t get much more delicious and prittay than this! I mean, hello No Brainer, when our lifestyle is comprised of healthy, whole foods, the colors of nature just leap out at you and smack … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Herbs for Winter Illness

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With cold and flu season officially upon us, many have started stocking the medicine cabinet with various OTC pills in preparation for when illness inevitably strikes – but believe it or not, sometimes the best remedies can be found in our kitchen! … [Read more...]

Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad

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This Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad got lost in the move from my old site to this one, but thanks to a friend, it is again found! I have added the nutritional information. To save carbohydrates and calories, use 3/4 cup ramekins (or a big casserole … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

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Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we’re told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Keeping Halloween Healthy(er)

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Pumpkin pizzas are perfect and punchy Halloween is coming at you like kids hankering for O’Henry candy. It’s time to hunker down and work the constitution. You’ve made it through Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th and the Labor Day. So what … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake

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There’s nothing cooler than going directly from a midlife crisis into a cheesecake baking bender. Little else lifts the spirits like the smell of pumpkin baking in the oven–especially in a cheesecake. And now, thanks to Ideal Sweetener, options … [Read more...]

Losing weight and looking great!

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I would like to share an inspiring message I received last week from a reader named Ashley. She has lost over 9" and she looks amazing! Ashley says she is about 1/3 of the way to her goal, how about we all give her a big congrats on her current … [Read more...]

Low-carb iced coffee!

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In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Puff with Roasted Bacon Emulsion

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You might think I went bonkers. A what what with a what? An emulsion? I haven’t had one of those since I saw the doctor in 2004. Let me ‘splain. I’ve basically deconstructed an omelet to bring you something new, fun and fresh. A sandwich. But not … [Read more...]

Sip some summertime sweetness.. while you still can!

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Summer is slowly slipping away. One thing I love about summer, is cooling down with a nice cold cup of lemonade. For some reason it just not seem right sipping this cold delicious drink in the winter, that is when hot chocolate is due to be consumed. … [Read more...]

Tots are not just for the youngsters!

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Only two ingredients; three or four with spices. It doesn’t get much easier. While you know it’s cauliflower (you’re not going to fool anyone into thinking they’re potatoes), the Parmesan cheese adds a layer of flavor and helps brown the outside of … [Read more...]