Food

I love cooking and baking.  I also love sharing recipes along with some of my favorite foods and snacks!

Three “Healthier” Holiday Baking Recipes for 2017

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         I love baking.  Kevin and I are actually bakers and so my love of baking runs deep.  I have always loved baking since I was a little girl, especially baking around the holidays.  After losing over 3oo pounds, I had to come up with something so that I could still enjoy the treats I bake, but with less guilt.  I do have treats every now and then, but I wanted to try out some “healthier” versions of my favorite holiday treats and I  think these recipes are perfect!  They have the same great flavors of regular treats, but with less guilt!  I hope you try these recipes out and enjoy them just as much as I do.  If you try them, let me down below which one was your favorite!  Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from my kitchen to yours! Recipe #1 Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Holes Recipe Courtesy of Joy Bauer   INGREDIENTS: Doughnuts • 1 package extra moist vanilla or white cake mix • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce • 1 cup water Cinnamon-Sugar Topping • 2 tablespoons sugar • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (sprinkle more if you prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor) • 1 teaspoon butter INSTRUCTIONS: Doughnuts: Preheat oven to 325˚. In large bowl, mix together cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce and water. Spray doughnut hole pan (or mini muffin pan) with oil spray. Spoon the batter into the pan, then bake according to pan’s instructions. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until doughnut holes are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Cinnamon-Sugar Topping: In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. In a separate small bowl, melt butter for about 10 seconds in the…


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My Thoughts and Feelings about eating Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

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              I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!  My Thanksgiving was so nice.  Kevin and I worked out first thing in the morning and burned off our calories before we ate them…not sure if it works that way but I am just going with it haha.  After out workout we went over to my parents house and helped prepare everything for our family to come over.  It was very nice and very chill.  We also had some friends join us for our meal and it was so nice to spend time with them too.  I am going to be honest with you guys and let you know what happened for me on Thanksgiving this year.  Normally I don’t eat anything my mom or family cooks.  I always bake the pies and I never ate any of that either.  I ate my own food and my own dessert.  I was very extreme and thought I would gain weight back if I ate, and the thought of the scale going up at all scared the hell out of me.  So I deprived myself all together and did not even take a bite of anything.  That is no way to live.  I am not saying our goals do not matter and we should just go “off plan” every time there is a holiday, or food around, or special treats and throw all of our goals out the window.  But what I am saying is being extreme, in both ways, is not…


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Three “Healthier” Dessert Recipes For Thanksgiving 2017

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          I don’t know about you, but when the holidays come around, it is very hard for me to stay on track and remember my fitness goals.  I do not have much of a sweet tooth, but there is just something about the holidays that all of my teeth become sweet teeth and I want all of the cookies, pies and cakes.  While I was on my weight loss journey, I never allowed myself to have Thanksgiving food, and I definitely did not allow myself to have dessert.  But as I continued on my journey, I found that I  was still able enjoy Thanksgiving without depriving myself of everything, at the same time not eating EVERYTHING to a point where I would make myself sick.  I am sharing with you guys 3 simple and delicious recipes that are perfect for when you are craving something sweet, as well as perfect for a Thanksgiving treat!!  I really hope you guys enjoy these recipes as much as I do and let me know which one is your favorite!  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Baking!!   Recipe #1 Low Calorie Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe Courtesy of Foodie Fiasco   INGREDIENTS • 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin • ½ cup half + half or coconut milk • 2 egg whites (or 2 eggs’ worth of egg replacer) • ¾ cup erythritol or sugar • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch pie pan and set aside. I use…


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Baked Pumpkin, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Muffins

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        I was so excited when I found this recipe that I knew I had to try it out!  I loved the ingredient list and how simple it looked to make.  I hate when I see a recipe that looks so good, but then I look at the ingredient list and it is filled with a bunch of different ingredients that I will specifically have to go out and buy and then will probably never use again.  So this one sounded good, was very simple and easy and so BOOM I decided to try it!  I am so glad I did!!  The are the perfect little breakfast to have with coffee, or a great afternoon snack.  I like how it had the added touch of some chocolate chips, but that is totally optional, though I highly recommend adding some!  Whether it be sugar free, dark chocalte or dairy free.  There are so many options and a little chocolate never hurt anyone!  I would definitely store these in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.  I liked warming them up and eating them hot, but letting them come to room temperature to eating them right out of the refrigerator they still taste great.  So now…lets get baking!  If you try them out make sure to tag me @jacquelineadan44 so I can see and let me know what you thought!   Recipe Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups afternoon snack.  I like how it had the added touch of some chocolate chips,…


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