Food

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

Spicy Carrot Fries Recipe

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        OK guys. Here it is. This has to be one of my favorite recipes that I have come up with. Well definitely within my top 5 favorites! I literally have this almost everyday and I am still addicted! These fries have come to my rescue so many times. The are crunchy, spicy, and are the perfect side dish to really any meal! I love experimenting with different seasonings and spices and coming up with different variations of these “fries” and I am never disappointed! But I have to say, spicy fries are my absolute favorite! To me, they are like a mix between hot Cheetos and french fries…YUM! I love having these as a snack anytime of day! They satisfy my craving for that perfect side dish and are so good dipped in Ranch or ketchup! So lets just get to this recipe already! Make sure you tag me and let me know if you make these or what seasonings you end up using! INGREDIENTS 4 large carrot sicks 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp Paprika 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp Chili Powder 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp Cayenne powder Non stick cooking spray Olive Oil (optional) The amount of spices depends on how much spice you would like personally as well as the size of your carrots.   INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 420° F 2. Peel your carrot sticks and wash them 3. Cut them into thin french fry strips 4. Place in a plastic baggie 5. Put spices into the bag and shake it all up 6. Line cookie sheet…


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Movie Theater Snacks

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        I love watching movies.  I love sitting down any time, any day, at home or at the movie theater.  But I also love snacking, especially while I am watching a movie.  So this can create a real problem for me and it can make me sometimes feel more frustrated when watching a movie because I cannot just mindlessly snack like I did before.  But just because you may be trying to lose weight or follow a healthier lifestyle and overindulging in your favorite snack foods is not something you want or can do, it does not mean you can NEVER snack and can NEVER enjoy snacking while watching a movie.   Over the years I have tried a lot of tricks to be able to still enjoy my snacks, especially when I go to the movie theater and there are so many temping snacks available right at my fingertips. I have created a list of my favorite snacks to enjoy while watching a movie at home, or out at the theater. Of course you can always snack on fruit or veggies (which I do a lot) but i want to come uo with some better ideas than that!  Something that will give you that nice sweet and salty snack treat like you can get with popcorn and candy at the movie theater, as well as volume so you can snack for a little longer and feel more satisfied! A few weekends ago I went to see Beauty and the…


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Healthier Meatless Nacho Recipe

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        I love nachos!  I would definitely say that nachos are my favorite food.  When I started my journey about 5 years ago, nachos were definitely something that I missed!  I would treat myself to nachos every year on my birthday.  Over the years I thought to myself “why do I allow myself to only enjoy nachos one day of the year?”  That got me thinking.  I now have several different ways that I love making healthier versions of nachos at home that I can enjoy anytime that I want them.  Today, since it is Friday and on Friday’s during Lent I eat no meat I decided that I wanted to share a meatless nacho recipe with you guys that is super simple and delicious.   Healthier Meatless Nacho Recipe INGREDIENTS Flatout Flat Breads Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend Fat Free Beans (Refried or Black) Non fat Plain Greek Yogurt Salsa   You can of course add meat if you would like but for me, the cheese and beans count for my protein.Go ahead and add all of the veggie toppings that you like.Tomatoes, Jalapeños, lettuce, onions, cilantro…all so good.  I kept itpretty basic tonight and I loved it.  I mean you can’t really go wrongwith nachos.  INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 425° F  2. Cut a flat-out flat bread into little triangles  3. Place triangles on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray 4. Bake in the oven until crunchy (about 10 minutes) 5. Add toppings of your choice (you can melt the cheese on the chips in the microwave, or sprinkle the cheese on…


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Enlightened Ice Cream Pint and Crisps Review

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        This is a review for Enlightened Ice Cream Pints and Enlightened Crisps. I was sent these products from Enlightened however, I did not receive compensation for writing this review. This review is 100% my own opinion and I just wanted to share with you guys what I thought about these products.   Now with that out of the way, lets get down to the review!   Enlightened Ice Cream Pints –   About – “Enlightened Ice Cream is al all natural ice cream that is low is calorie and high in protein, contains 5g fiber, 20% of the RDA for calcium, and is as low as 2g fat and 3g of sugar. Our ice cream is made from rBST free milk, is gluten free, and contains no artificial sweeteners or added sugars.” “Enlightened contains no artificial sweetener (or anything else artificial for that matter!) We’ve chosen to use monk fruit extract and erythritol, zero calorie products of fruit, to give our ice cream its natural sweetness.”   My Opinion – WOW!! This ice cream is amazing!! They are so creamy and definitely taste like real ice cream. They do not leave a bad after taste and I love how they have large amounts of caramel, chocolate, cookies etc throughout the entire pint! During my weightless journey I have always craved ice cream. This definitely does not disappoint. They are so creamy, sweet and decadent and definitely hit the spot when you are needing something sweet. This is a great…


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