The Potato Chips that are Good For You!

FullSizeRender-2Hey friends.  I’m so excited to tell you about these delicious potato chips that I recently discovered that are actually, legit GOOD FOR YOU!! Yes its true, its true. I can’t believe it either. They are Jackson’s Honest potato chips made with coconut oil! The ingredients are so simple and healthy. Even the label states that every ingredient is purposely, nutritiously, and deliciously chosen. The only ingredients are non gmo potatoes, coconut oil, and sea salt. The flavored varieties simply add seasonings.

So what makes these chips “good” for you? One serving has 8% of your daily fiber requirement and 2 grams of protein, but if you eat the whole bag in one sitting (like I do), its 32% DV for iron and 10 grams of protein!  Thats impressive for a snack food! A serving of these delightful chips also contains 15% DV of vitamin C (60% for whole bag eaters) and 2%DV of iron (8% for whole bag eaters). The coconut oil found in these chips is an excellent source or lauric acid which is known for its weight loss and cholesterol lowering benefits. Lauric acid is also known to destroy fungus, bacteria, and viruses. Bring on the potato chips!!! I’m hungry. Jacksons Honest donates a portion of their proceeds to support children’s health initiatives. Love it!  I love Jacksons Honest chips so much that I decided to write a poem about them.

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Ahem.. Here goes.  I call it….

Jacksons Honest Potato Chips

Jacksons Honest Potato Chips are super legit

Once I start eatin em, I just can’t quit. 

I finally found chips that are good for me

Theres no excuse to eat junk, now don’t you see?

I’m so glad I discovered this healthy snack

I think I’ll go to the store and purchase a sack.

2 grams of protein and 15% of my vitamin C

I’ll Enjoy them on the couch or up in a tree.

Chips that are made with healthy coconut oil

A Jackson’s Honest customer, I shall be loyal.

Alrighty thats all for now. Now go get yourself a bag of these scrumptious chips!

All my Love,

LMW

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The Happy Hippie Vegan Quesadilla Recipe

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Quesadilla pictured is not the one I made due to the fact that I ate it all before I could photograph it. Sorry, Not Sorry!

Hey friends. Its been way too long. I miss your faces. I was stuffing my own face tonight after work and I whipped  up a delicious masterpiece that was too good NOT  to share with you. I call it….. (drum roll) The Happy Hippie Vegan Quesadilla. I often get accused of being a hippie anyway due to my love of nature, animals, music, traveling, health, environmentalism and veganism. Enough about me… anyway that quesadilla tho! I whipped this up in less than 10 minutes with ingredients I already had in the kitchen.


Happy Hippie Vegan Quesadilla

You Will Need:

  • Healthy corn tortillas (I used Food For Life Organic Sprouted Corn Tortillas)
  • Vegan cheese (I used Chao Tomato Cayenne)
  • Fresh smashed avocado
  • Fresh sliced tomatoes and onions
  • Hot sauce or salsa (I used the green Tobasco)
  • Healthy cooking oil (I used organic, cold pressed, red palm oil)
  • A flat cooking pan (I always use stainless steel, teflon sucks)
  • A spatula or a fork to flip

To Make:

  • Heat some healthy oil in a pan over medium heat
  • Place one corn tortilla down flat
  • Top with a slice or two of vegan cheese
  • Place another corn tortilla on top of it
  • When it gets melty and yummy looking, flip it
  • When both sides are nice and toasty, and the cheese is melted – plate that quesadilla up!
  • Top with a dollop of fresh avocado and fresh sliced onions and tomatos
  • Enjoy with the hot sauce and or salsa of your choice!
  • Feel free to put your own spin on this quesadilla and add anything that strikes your fancy (suggestions: peppers and onions, beans, vegan sour cream)

I hope you like it. Gotta run to make a second quesadilla.  I love you.

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CHAO,

LMW

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Finally, A Healthy Cereal … For Real

Hi there. I wanted to stop by real quick and tell you about this delicious cereal I found at a local health food store (Mustard Seed Market in Akron, OH). Chances are they carry it at your local health food store (if you aren’t in Akron) .

ezek cerealCheck it out! Its Ezekiel, Almond Cereal made by a company called Food For Life. Food For Life is a company that I trust to put out high quality, healthy foods.

Its tough to find a truly …for real, healthy cereal these days. Most of them are loaded with tons of sugar and all kinds of crap that we don’t want to be starting our day off with. Not Ezekiel, Almond. Nuh uh, no way! This ones different! The ingredients are pure as can be. All of the grains are sprouted and organic, It contains 6g of fiber, 8g of protein and less than 1 gram of naturally occurring sugar.

My new found hero cereal stayed crunchy in my coconut milk. I use the unsweetened, So Delicious brand. coco-milk-unsweetenedI added slices of organic banana, goji berries, and raisins to my bowl. Well okay, lets be honest it was so good, I had 3 bowls. 🙂 Alrighty. Try it and let me know what you think. Let me know if you find another cereal that you think would pass the Lil Miss Wellness health inspection. I just might have to investigate.

Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be Well.

Love,

Lil Miss Wellness

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Beauty Snacks for When Hunger Attacks – Smashed Avocado Surprise

Hi there. Hope you’re feeling lovely. I want to share this quick, easy recipe that always satisfies my hunger.

It’s comforting, delicious, and nutritious.

Smashed Avocado Surprise:

You’ll need:

1 Ripe Avocado

Sea Salt

Fresh ground pepper

Fresh cilantro

Lime or lemon (if you wish)

1 Jalapeno (if you like a lil kick)

1 Tomato (optional)

Assorted Fresh Veggies (LMW favorites: carrots,yellow, orange and red bell peppers, zucchini, cucumber)

Directions:

Slice: avocado in half and remove the pit

Turn: both halves face down on a large plate.

Squeeze: avocado meat onto the plate from each half.

Scrape and Smash:  Scrape out the last of the green goodness and smash into a dip consistency (a fork works best)

Add:  sea salt, pepper, fresh garlic, fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon or lime and diced tomatoes (optional)

Scrape: dip into a pile on the center of the plate

Chop:  fresh veggies into thick chunks and place them around the smashed avocado (I like to cut carrots into chips and steam them)

BAM! You’ve got yourself a Smashed Avocado Surprise. Enjoy.

Why it’s a Beauty Snack: 

Avocados are loaded with beautifying vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  They are high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated, omega-9  fatty acid that helps maintain moisture in the epidermal layer of the skin. Oleic acid regenerates damaged skin cells and reduces inflammation.  Avocados are also a prime source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which enables our bodies to utilize the nutrients in the foods we eat.  They are high in fiber which balances blood sugar and supports healthy digestion. Avo’s are an excellent source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain hydration levels, causing our skin to look vibrant, plump and youthful. (yay!)  Potassium is essential for the health of our heart, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system.  There you have it. Smashed Avocado Surprise can be your favorite new Beauty Snack for when Hunger Attacks! 

Love Always,

Lil Miss Wellness

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Beauty Snacks For When Hunger Attacks

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GOJI WALNUT SURPRISE

 

 

Beauty Snacks  for when Hunger Attacks

Ever feel like life gets so stinkin’ busy that you don’t even have time to eat healthy? …Like you’re  bout to pull right in to the nearest fast food drive thru and get your grub on……then feel real guilty that you ate a buncha chemical crap?      :,(     We’ve all been there.  That’s where Beauty Snacks come to the rescue! These delicious and nutritious snacks will stabilize your blood sugar preventing you, my friend from getting hangry (hungry + angry = hangry). Beauty snacks will provide you with beautifying and energizing nutrients to make you look and feel on top of the trees.

**Each week I’ll share a new beauty snack.  I got your back!

Goji  Walnut Surprise

You will need:
A mason jar with a lid
Walnuts
Goji berries

Tip: Buying both of these ingredients in bulk will save you $$$. You can even reuse an old salsa or spaghetti sauce jar. Lil Miss Wellness is a treehugger at heart.

Instructions:
Throw all ingredients in a jar. Sprinkle a lil sea salt if you wish.  Shake it up. Keep your jar in your everyday bag to have on hand at work, at play, and always.  Never go hangry again my dears.

 

 

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SEE, THE BEAUTY SNACK IS IN MY BAG!

 

Why it’s a Beauty Snack:

  • Walnuts are an excellent source of protein which works to repair and rebuild our tissues and stabilize our blood sugar helping to prevent diabetes
  • Walnuts are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are known to  fight inflammation in the body, depression, ADHD, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more! Omega 3’s help improve our skin health, helping to reduce redness and heal blemishes.
  • Walnuts are high in antioxidants and healthy fats that combat free radicals and improve heart health and lower blood pressure
  • Goji Berries are often referred to as a superfood for their high antioxidant content.  They are loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Both of these nutrients strengthen the immune system and promote healthy skin
  • Goji Berries also contain natural anti-immflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compounds

PASS THE GOJI  WALNUT SURPRISE PLEASE! 

**Soon I’ll share more Beauty Snacks along with other important items that I carry in my everyday bag. For now….

Here’s a poem:

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Be prepared for that hunger attack
Always have with you, your Beauty Snack
She’ll keep you healthy,  now that’s a  fact
Lil Miss Wellness has got your back

(Boom)

Love you all!

Lil Miss Wellness

Xo