June 30, 2016

Gluten Free Faves | La La Lovely

Today I’m sharing my favorite gluten free packaged foodsI’ve been gluten free for eight months now (and I haven’t cheated other than not knowing there has been gluten in things, like soy sauce, I now use this brand. And, say, McDonald’s French Fries. Someone told me that there is wheat in their oil? If you didn’t want to know that then just pretend you didn’t read it. I did not want to know this. I mean, it’s like my one vice. And between you and me and the whole wide world it’s still going to be my occasional vice. Please don’t tell me why this is a bad idea–don’t worry I’m not Celiac.)!

And for these last eight months I feel like I’ve been a part-time taste tester. When you go gluten free you quickly become really focused on replacing some of your everyday staples.

So without further ado here are what I consider to be good gluten free foods:

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Clean Candied Pecan Recipe | La La Lovely Blog

It’s summer and my kids are snacking every ten minutes, it seems.  Your’s too?

I’m sharing a new favorite two ingredient snack of ours that takes about 5 minutes to make.

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Raw Chocolate Turtle Recipe

Happy Friday, lovelies!

How about starting the weekend off with a treat? It’s snowing here today…. in April! It happens every year, so I try not to act surprised or super annoyed; instead I’m all about distracting myself with laughter and a sweet treat.

For laughing I’ve been relying on snapchat this week. I said, “I’d never,” but I also said that about Twitter. If you are on snapchat you can find me under username @lalalovelyblog or by Trina McNeilly. It’s a revival of my goofy 11th grade self. I didn’t realize how much I missed her.

Now, for the sweet treats.  A few weeks ago I made some raw chocolate turtles and they were so good.  And truly, you can feel good about eating these sweets.  The best part is that they are so easy to make.

All you need is five ingredients . . .

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March 2, 2016

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe | La La Lovely

I have a major sweet tooth.  I figure since life can be so salty–we need sweet.  Are you with me?  I’ve been making these No Bake Energy Bites for a few years as snacks for myself and my littles.  My husband even loves these and let’s just say I’m still trying to break his love for Little Debbie.

Since I started cutting back on the amount of sweets and the type of sweets I eat, I started making these energy bites for a sweet treat for myself and they totally suffice.

I usually make a batch at the beginning of the week.  I pretend they will last all week, but usually it’s only a matter of days.

Here is how . . .

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February 11, 2016

Date Shake Smothie | La La Lovely Blog

I’m still green juicing it, almost daily.  But . . . some days, in the afternoons, I crave something sweet.  You too?

Yesterday, I went to the dentist and had both sides of mouth drilled (ughh) and was feeling sorry for myself because I thought I surely deserved a milkshake.  Luckily, I happened to remember a sweet tooth kind of smoothie that I used to make.  A Date Shake.

 

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