Tag: Diet

Beanitos Chips Review | Healthy Snack Contest and Give away… for the Gluten Free Diet

Beanitos Chips Review | Healthy Snack Contest and Give away… for the Gluten Free Diet

    Beanitos The Original Bean Chips are gluten free chips that are healthy and low in calories. It is made by two brothers who love to snack! Beanito chips are crunchy and honestly delicious made from super nutritious beans – white bean, black bean, […]

The Juice Truck Juice Cleanse | 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review

The Juice Truck Juice Cleanse | 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review

  One of my 2014 goals was to try a juice cleanse, eat healthy and go to the gym. The juice cleanse started as a means to kick start my wedding diet and to undo all the holiday turkey weight accumulated. My juice cleanse of […]

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Snacks on the Go

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Snacks on the Go

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats

 

The Good Bean chickpea healthy treats are healthy snacks on the go, gluten-free and nut-free! One serving has the equivalent protein as almonds, fiber as two cups of broccoli and folate as three cups of spinach! These nutritious snacks are low fat appetizers, low cal snacks, and crunchy compared to chips.

 

 

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats flavors

The Good Bean all natural roasted chickpea snacks comes in a variety of flavors.

  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Smoky Chili & Lime
  • Sweet Cinnamon
  • Mesquite BBQ
  • Thai Coconut
  • Chocolate

 

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats

 

I first discovered The Good Bean with my SnackBox Subscription of health snacks delivered to my door! The Smoky Chili & Lime of crunchy roasted chickpeas were delicious. Their roasted spiced chickpeas recipe was addictive! But I wondered what nutrition facts it had.

 

The Good Bean Nutrition Info

 

Each serving size has approximate 7g protein, 6g fiber, and low sodium. The Good Bean uses ingredients that are easy to understand such as roasted chickpeas, expeller-pressed safflower or sunflower oil, coarse salt, and natural Vitamin E. So really, I am snacking on vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, non-GMO, Hexane free. The Good Bean uses clean ingredients that are Fair Trade and follows Good Manufacturing Practices. Good for me. Good for the environment!

 

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats

So next time you see yourself craving for that bag of processed chips, reconsider! Try a healthier alternative to  deep fried potatoes. I really want to try the Thai Coconut flavor. It sounds like the perfect dessert recipe!

 

 

 

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats

 

The Good Bean Chickpea Healthy Treats

The Juice Box Vancouver | Cold Press Juice

The Juice Box Vancouver | Cold Press Juice

The Juice Box Vancouver is another cold press juice shop. Similar to The Juice Truck and the Juice Shop San Francisco. The Juice Box believes in the potent and powerful cleansing system inherit in each of our bodies. All we need are some healthy ingredients and let mother […]

Beet Juice Recipe | Kidney Detox Juice Cleanse

Beet Juice Recipe | Kidney Detox Juice Cleanse

  I am a big believer in the potent and powerful cleansing system inherit in each of our bodies. The problem is over time we over eat and / or eat too much fatty, greasy food that are toxins to our body. It slows down our […]

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers Review

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers Review

Enerjive quinoa SKINNY Cracker

 

 

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers is created by Natural Kitchen Wizard Korey Kealey. Two years ago she was on a quest to seek optimal health. For those who are intolerant to gluten, Quinoa is the perfect replacement to bread products. Quinoa is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. There are many health benefits to quinoa.

 

Quinoa Health Benefits:

  1. High protein
  2. Gluten-Free. It is not related to wheat or grain.
  3. Only 172 calories per 1/4 cup dry quinoa
  4. Good source of riboflavin. Riboflavin reduces migraine attacks by improving the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells.
  5. Saponins from quinoa promotes healing of skin injuries. It also makes a good antiseptic.
  6. Alkaline forming
  7. Complex carbohydrate with low glycemic index. Quinoa is great for weight management!

 

crave Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers

 

Cooking quinoa can be inconvenient. That is why Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers are perfect for people with gluten sensitivities and allergies. It is also perfect for those 3pm hunger pangs between lunch and dinner hours. Enerjive believes in creating food that is delicious. They use wholesome and clean ingredients. All the ingredients are easy to read and has no added chemicals! Enerjive Crackers are wheat-free, gluten free, dairy free, eggs free, corn free, rice free, yeast free.

 

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers Review

 

Each Skinny cracker is about 1/2 inch wide and 5 inches long. I like how the prolong the process between me holding the cracker, eating it, and subsequently reaching for another. It allows that pause between stuffing my face with another. Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers  is a great replacement for potato chips. Enerjive Crackers are crunchy and has many great savory flavors.

 

  • Bella: Savoury Italian
  • Heat: Garlic Cayenne
  • Crave: Rock Salt
  • Fix: Chocolate
  • Burst: Lemon Berry

 

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers are available at your local health food stores.

Enerjive quinoa SKINNY Cracker

 

 

 

In additional to snacking, here to are two recipes made with Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers.

 

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers Festive Chocolate Crunch Bark Recipe

Chocolate, sweet and crunchy with the occasional hit of salt! This is an amazing unique gift from the kitchen and Gluten Free to boot!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Freezer time: 30 minutes
Serves: a crowd

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Dark Chocolate pieces, melted
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pumpkin seeds, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole almonds, blanched or roasted
  • 12 enerjive Rock Salt CRAVE Quinoa Skinny Crackers, broken
  • 2 tbsp. (30 mL) goji berries or cranberries

Directions:

  • In large bowl combine, melted chocolate, 3/4 cup (175 mL) pumpkin seeds, almonds and crackers until chocolate is coating everything.
  • Spread evenly onto parchment-lined tray to about 3/4-inch thick; sprinkle with goji berries and 1/4 cup (50 mL) pumpkin seeds.
  • Place in fridge or freezer until set, about 30 minutes.
  • Using large sharp chef’s knife, cut hardened chocolate into irregular pieces.
  • Store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers Easy Peasy Chocolate FIX STIX Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Dark Chocolate, melted
  • 1 box enerjive Chocolate FIX Quinoa Skinny Crackers

 

Directions:

  • On parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange Skinny Crackers side by side
  • Drizzle chocolate and freeze or refrigerate until hardened.
  • Gently break apart and place upright in decorative dish.

 

 

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Juice Shop San Francisco | Best Cold Press Juice Marina/Cow Hollow

Juice Shop San Francisco | Best Cold Press Juice Marina/Cow Hollow

Juice Shop San Francisco is the best! I love fresh juices and clean eating as much as I love stuffing my face with a juicy burger with an fried egg on top. At home juicing is easy with my trusty Breville JE98XL Two-Speed Juice Fountain Plus. On the […]

Power House Living Foods, Nanaimo x Fresh Juice x Vegan detox

Power House Living Foods, Nanaimo x Fresh Juice x Vegan detox

  Power House Living Foods Nainamo is all about eating clean and living a vibrant healthy lifestyle, starting with the kitchen. After all, you are what you eat. And the key to any diet is 80% food, and about 20% exercises unless you are blessed […]

Vega Energizing Smoothie Shakes Review

Vega Energizing Smoothie Shakes Review

Vega One

I’m a firm believer that any healthy lifestyle begins in the kitchen. Any diet and workout regime consists 80% diet and 20% exercise. The more junk one puts into the body, the more time and energy is required to breakdown the toxins. Lean meats, high fiber and low carbs really helped to improve my energy level and I don’t feel as sluggish mid-morning. Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes also really helped to to curb my hunger pains while provided the necessary nutrients. However sometimes, it is a little too filling. That’s where Vega Energizing Smoothie falls in.

 

Compared to Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes, Vega Energizing Smoothie still has 10grams of complete plant-based protein, 5 grams of fiber, 1 g of Omega-3. That is 2 servings of veggies that is dairy, gluten and soy free! It comes in  various flavors such  as Bodacious Berry, Choc-a-lot, Oh Natural, Tropical Tango and Vanilla Almond flavors. I tried the Tropical Tango which is like a mango, peachy type citrus blend. The flavour is mild but has a slight orange vitamin taste. Not a deal breaker for me, but would make it harder to mix with fresh fruits. Your selection should complement the orange-y taste. So blueberries are out of the questions.
Vega One

 

 

Vega Energizing Smoothie vs. Vega One Nutritional shake, the powder is very clumpy and does not dissolve easily. So you will either need to mix it vigorously or used a Magic Bullet Blender to blitz it for 30 secs.

 

This makes a great pre-run / pre-workout drink. I usually one after work and before Vinyasa class. I don’t feel like I want to puke transitioning to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog).

 

What do you like to mix with your supplement shakes or with Vega Energizing Smoothie? Do you add chia seeds or a banana?

 

 

 

 

Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes Review

Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes Review

There are four flavors to Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes: French Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry and Natural. After looking up the ingredients and nutritional info I was excited to try it. Vega One is plant-based and is dairy free, gluten-free, soy free and contains contains no […]

Day 7 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 7 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 7 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet: Fruits, Veggies and Juices. No Meat.   Hallelujah! The diet is over!  Weighted myself on the scale and about 6 lbs has shed since Day 1. I think it was definitely a great detoxing experiencing. And now that […]

Day 5 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 5 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

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Day 5 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet: Protein and Tomatoes. Consume fish, turkey and chicken. Snack on cherry tomatoes all day with plenty of water to flush the uric acid out!

 

Weighted myself on the scale and still about 5 lbs has shed since Day 1. This is the miracle quick weight loss diet!

 

Today I’m suppose to eat 6-8 tomatoes only. I’m assuming they meant large hot house tomatoes or at least roma tomatoes. Anyways, I had a bunch of cherry tomatoes instead. Cherry tomatoes makes for a good snacking option that are juicy and not too bland.

Throughout the day, I snacked on tomatoes. But really remember to drink lots of water. It was a bit acidic during the morning hours that my stomach felt a bit queasy.

And lunch I had oven baked chicken thighs loaded with tons of herbs – rosemary, basil, oregano, olive oil and lemon. For dinner, it was a mixture of soup, a romaine salad with roma tomatoes and baked chicken wings. Again, I used the same seasoning since it’s tasty and zero fat.

 

Today was a good day!

 

On to Day 6 of the Wonder Soup Diet

 

 

 

 

Day 4 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 4 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

    Day 4 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet: Bananas and Milk / Yogurt. Sounds like a really bad day already! Weighted myself on the scale and about 5 lbs has shed since Day 1. It was crazy since I’ve complete 3 days of […]

Day 6 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 6 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | 7 Day Diet Weight Loss

Day 6 Wonder Soup Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet: Protein and Veggies (everything but tomatoes). Weighted myself on the scale and about 6-7 lbs (depending on the time I weighted myself) has shed since Day 1.   Unlike Day 1 or Day 2 of the Cabbage Soup Diet, on […]