Gall Bladder and Fat Digestion and GIVEAWAY!

By February 19, 2013Uncategorized

Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria! I’ve been putting off doing this for awhile but finally decided its time to share! After 10 years of struggling with my weight due to the effects of enduring chemo for breast cancer, I was frantic to find answers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog, but it has worked wonders for me. 

You can see the left photo I was very pasty, puffy, and miserable! About the same time (one year ago) that I decided to follow your plan, my husband was having extreme digestive issues, he’d had ah Pylori, was unable to sleep at night due to bile and acid problems-no matter if he ate a banana or pizza! He was about to go on a special diet to try to remedy his problems as Prevacid and every other rx was doing no good at all. The problem was, everything his “new” diet proposed, was completely opposite from what I had been reading about and was preparing to try. I asked him to do one thing for me first. That was to try this “other way” (“Maria way”) for 2 weeks to see what would happen. I told him I’d be happy to prepare his meals separately if necessary but if he would please give this a try first.

He agreed and his heartburn and indigestion went away within 3 days!!! He has never turned back!!! He dropped 30lbs quickly-he wasn’t overweight but now he looks great! It took my body a bit longer to acclimate and begin the fat burning process but I did not give up. I kept hard at it, as well as exercising faithfully.

By week 8 I began to see some changes. My clothes began to get loose, and by month 3 I had lost 20lbs. The photo on the right is me 3 months into this change. I was thrilled. I will never ever go back to that old way of eating…and I love when you post the question about what some of the worst questions or comments we get from people-it never stops! But that will not deter me from my plan. My 16 year old daughter does not need to lose weight but she has embraced this way of eating and now I am working on my three younger children. (A little more difficult) I have breakfast and dinner down, just mastering lunches and snacks!!!” – Kari

If you want to get started on your “after” photo, click HERE. The 30 day meal plans will help you take the planning out of how to get the perfect keto ratios in your meals. Treats like this Angel Food Cake will also be included!

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A client wanted to share this with all of you:

Dear Maria,
 
I wanted to write you a quick email to again thank you and to give you an update on my progress. Two different people this week have used the word “unrecognizable” to describe me. I have now lost 50 pounds by following your guidelines and amazing recipes! I am not quite to my goal of getting back in my bikini, but I have full confidence that I will get there…and soon! All of my old clothes are literally falling off of me as I have lost a shocking 8.5 inches off of my stomach, 8 off of my waist, 5 off my hips, and 5 off of each thigh! I cannot even wear old blazers and jackets since they also are giant on me now. Shopping for a new wardrobe is so exciting!
 
When I started learning about nutrition from you, people we questioning whether this was the right choice for me. A lot of people doubted that I would be able to stick with the plan. I am happy to report that I have successfully made a lifestyle change. Your support and information through phone and email were key pieces to my success!  The scale has never gone up since I started consulting with you. 
 
Finally, I went for my physical this week. My blood sugar was very high when I started consulting with you. In fact, I was just about to start medicine to correct it.  It is now completely normal!  My blood pressure had been high as well, and that has resolved. I feel great, better than I have in years and it is all due to you!
 
Thank You, Maria! You are a hero!
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Tomato Tart from The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory

GALL BLADDER FACTS

Are you or someone you know part of the increasing population having gall bladder surgery? It is becoming a very common operation. Is there something changing in our current diets that is causing this?

In the past few recent decades, we have been mis-informed that fat-free diets are the healthy way to go. Even the medical profession is telling parents to have their kids drink skim milk! Don’t get me wrong, there are some fat to totally avoid, such as vegetable oils and trans-fats. But going on low fat diets is more harmful than you realize. This is why I always use full fat (and tasty) foods! High protein diets alone are not the way to go. High fat is.

Galls are released by dietary fat. If you go on a little-to-no fat diet, the gall bladder starts to atrophy because it doesn’t need to work; just as when you don’t use your muscles, they atrophy and you are no longer as strong as you once were. Once the damage is done, and the gall bladder is removed, patients mistakenly believe that they can no longer eat fats without discomfort. This is not true, the bile to break down fat is made in the liver, then stored in the gall bladder. Even without a gall bladder, you produce bile and can (and should) consume healthy dietary fats.

After surgery (any surgery) you lose most of your beneficial bacteria; such as bifido bacteria, that keeps your intestines strong and healthy. Adding in probiotics and digestive enzymes are the first step to healing. Your body is smart, after years of low-fat dieting, it no longer produces lipase like it once did; lipase is the enzyme to break down fat (just as when a vegetarian adds in more protein after years of low protein, they feel sick… they no longer produce Protase, the enzyme to break down protein).

After a few days of increasing enzymes and good bacteria, adding in quality fats is essential for your body and cellular health; our brain and cells are composed of over 60% fat people! It is important! I suggest starting with coconut oil. Coconut oil is a medium chained triglyceride (MCT) which is an awesome fat because it doesn’t require bile for digestion! I use this in place of butter for all my baked goods. It gives them an AWESOME and naturally sweet flavor.

Foods high in cholesterol are also essential! You NEED cholesterol to produce bile. Start to add in quality eggs (yes, the yolks…whites don’t count, the cholesterol is in the yolks), organic cream and butter, grass-fed meats, lobster and other shellfish. I am not talking about “oxidized cholesterol”… which is damaged cholesterol found in skim milk and many processed foods; which triggers heart disease). If you keep avoiding fats and cholesterol, your body will keep on pace with no lipase excretion or bile production…causing a vicious cycle.

A low carb diet with LOTS of liquids will help keep this painful condition away! So using coconut flour and psyllium husks, which are in tons of my recipes, will really help too! Just make sure you increase your water consumption when increasing fiber.

Also using Just Like Sugar which uses chicory root as a sweetener, helps decrease gall bladder issues. Chicory root builds your body’s resistance to gallstones and liver stones by increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body. Chicory root has a mild laxative effect, increases bile from the gallbladder, and decreases swelling. Click HERE to find it. 

With these tips, along with not eating processed foods and wheat, your body will start to heal and you will feel and enjoy foods like you once did. Happy Eating!

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All of my recipes in my cookbooks are filled with coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut milk to consume for healthy Bile Production. Click HERE to find them. Thank you SO much for your support! My whole family appreciates your support!

Some Favorites are:
1. Almond Joy Ice Cream (The Art of Eating Healthy: Kids)
2. Coconut Flour Baked Goods made with Coconut Oil
3. Protein Waffles made with Coconut Oil topped with my Homemade Tropical Syrup (Art of Eating Healthy: Sweets)
4. Tomato Goat Cheese Tart (The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory)
5. Perfect Pancakes (The Art of Eating Healthy: Sweets)
6. Grossini (Italian Bread Sticks): (The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory)
7. Chicken Cacciatore: (The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory)
8. Super Salad Dressing (The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory)
9. Potted Crab (The Art of Eating Healthy: Savory)
10. Blondie Brownies
11. Cream of “Wheat” Cereal

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About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 12 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of “Dairy Free Ketogenic Cooking” and “Keto.”.
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328 Comments

  • Bobbi Kenow says:

    My family enjoys a new Maria Recipe every single week!! 🙂 This week, it’s your flax waffles…YUM!!

  • Cheryl D says:

    Love all your recipes but currently am loving your (husband’s!) amazing pizza recipe. My husband prefers the full recipe in a deep dish pan, but it’s also great halved and spread on a pizza sheet – crispy that way. Thanks for all your recipes!

  • Nicole Rowland says:

    I would love to win! I’ve been itching to try your chocolate chip cookies. We love all your dessert recipes including the healthified oreos, molton chocolate cake, and lemon bars!

  • Sarah Ogren says:

    I’d of course like to win. My favorite recipe so far is last weeks spinach quiche. I think I’ve made it 3x already and ate it for every meal one day.
    Thanks for sharing your recipies and knowledge.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m addicted to your pumpkin waffles!! 😉
    Thanks for all you do! -Amy B.

  • K says:

    Would love to try that tomato tart.. Yummy!! Any of the dessserts as well, since I’m having a hard time finding healthy ones to make.

  • jamdealie says:

    I would love to try the chocolate bars. My favorite recipe is pumpkin muffins. yummmmm

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win the chocolate bars and try some of your dessert recipes :)My favorite recipe is you healthified sub bread! carolbonello@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. My favorite recipe is the sub roll. It has definitely become a regular recipe around here! Thank you. 🙂 KarenM

  • Christian says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! My favorite recipe so far are your husband’spizza recipe & “HEALTHIFIED” SUB

  • Amy Koska says:

    I would LOVE to win! Favorite “healthifed” recipe? Why your chocolate cake, of course!

  • Lisa says:

    I love chololate and and would love to win the bars. I must have a bit of chololate each day. One of my favorite quick healthified chololate recipes is Avocado Chocolate pudding. Avocado, almond milk or coconut milk, cocoa powder and stevia for sweetening (all in a blender). It is the same consistency and texture of chocolate pudding and taste just as good. My 9 year old niece didn’t know the difference.

  • Nancy C. says:

    Your healthified brownies are the best. I’ve made two batches, one with frosting and one without and they are awesome.

  • My family loves the healthified pancakes, and I like having them made ahead in the freezer. We would love to win the Choco Perfection Bars. Thanks! Michelle Caron

  • Choco Perfection Bars would be an awesome addition to my favorite healthified brownies! Fingers crossed!

  • Susan says:

    I like your Macadamia Biscotti but I always like to dip them in dark chocolate. So winning the CHOCOperfection bars would be “perfect”.

  • Debbie M. says:

    Would love to win the Choco Perfection Bars. I just got “The Art Of Healthy Eating, Savory” and made a few things so far. The Spinach Artichoke Tart has delicious.

  • amwernz says:

    I would love to win! A healthified recipe my family loves is stir fry with coconut oil, fresh vegetables and quinoa!

  • Anitra garza says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! We love so many of your recipes, but right now our favorites are the coconut flour cake donuts with chocolate icing and the nutrigrain bars. They are great to pack in my sons lunch, and he loves them.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the CHOCOperfection bars. I like your healthified waffles made with the flax meal. I love that they are low carb and I am full for hours after eating just one. They taste great as well. Maybe I could add some of the CHOCOperfection bars. MMMMM!!!!! Dana Powers

  • jmwhite60 says:

    Woo hoo — another chance for Choco-perfection! I’m crossing my fingers AND toes this time! We have all fallen in love with your cream cheese danish recipe. I make them at least once a week!

  • Dyanne says:

    I would LOVE to win!!!!! And right now my best liked “healthified” recipe that I just can’t get enough of is your sub sandwich bread!!! I just love it!!

  • casadegress says:

    I would love to win!
    I have just recently discovered you and ordered a couple of your books. You are somewhat of a godsend as I have been having some nasty headaches that may be attributed to artificial sweeteners as well as some other issues. I just placed an order on AMAZON for some of your standard ingredients. It arrives tomorrow so I am excited to get started and have a long list of recipes to try!

  • Anonymous says:

    I now have 5 of your books and to pick a favorite it a hard decision, but I will say we all love the Chicken Pot Pie ! I would love to win the choco perfection bars and try some of your chocolate desserts! Thanks for the recipes and your great knowledge. Debbie Gubi

  • So far, (I’m really new to your recipes) my favorite thing is your turtle cheesecake….it’s divine!

  • Anonymous says:

    I really like making the protein bread with egg whites, Jay Robb protein powder and cream cheese. I made them and used them for buns when we had chicken burgers for dinner. My husband and I loved them. Thank you for this receipe. I would love to win the Choco-perfection bars to make more fun foods.

  • Maureen Bert says:

    Love to win the chocolate bars. Just bought all the ingredients for the Spinach Artichoke tart. Everyone loved it! I try a new recipe of yours every week. Thanks for all you do!

  • Anonymous says:

    I just recently found you and I feel better!!! Did someone say Choco-perfection..I think I hear angrels singing. I would love to win. My favorite recipe to date is the sub roll.

  • I would like to win…but this isn’t a trick, right? There isn’t a Feb 30th. Also, my daughter loves your flax waffles 🙂

  • kiki says:

    Please enter me in the Chocoperfection giveaway! I would love to win so that I can attempt your beautiful chocolate cheesecake with chocolate ganache. My family loves your mini doughnut recipe which they demand at least once a week! I find the waffles with Jay Robb whey powder to be my absolute favorite.

  • Maria, if it weren’t for your blog I think I would be on the verge of insanity about now. Thanks for helping to save us from ourselves and our destructive eating habits! I made pizza and popovers this week, and both were good. Lemon poppy seed muffins are next on my list (my mom absolutely adores poppy seed anything).

    ChocoPerfection is a treat – especially if your palate can’t quite enjoy unsweetened chocolate (my favorite is Pralus 100% dark: http://www.amazon.com/Pralus-BIO-100%25-100g-Chocolate/dp/B005NFKXY0/ref=sr_1_3?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1361286536&sr=1-3&keywords=pralus+chocolate). It’s super dark, but delicious if you are a deep dark chocolate fan!

  • Saundra says:

    I made two of your waffle recipes this past week. I made the flaxseed recipe and also the one using almond flour & coconut flour. We loved them both! Thanks for giveaway!

  • Lisa says:

    LOVE the cloud bread and flatbread! I make them nearly every week since I “need” bread. I haven’t tried the chocolate bars yet.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win!! I made your flappers this last weekend and they were awesome!!! These are sure to become a weekend favorite. Dawn Dahlgren

  • Anonymous says:

    pizza!!

    mignusb @ hot mail . com

  • Jo in Oregon says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and recipes. I too would like to be entered into the ChocoPerfection give away.

  • Londa says:

    I would love to win but if the drawing is on Feb 30th no one will win 🙂 Love the Calzone

  • Cake says:

    Would love to win the bars. My favorite recipe is for the tortillas you used in the quesadillas. I use them for lots of different things!

  • Glynnis says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars in the giveaway so I can make your chocolate cheesecake recipe! So far, my favorite recipes are your protein bread and pizza.

  • Would love to win these chocolate bars. The Simply Lite give me the farts really bad! Haha. We love your cinnamon rolls!

  • Amy Anderson says:

    You are a part of our family Maria! Thanks for all that you do. We would love to win. We love all of your shakes the best.

  • I would like to win the ChocoPerfection bars. Our favorite healthified recipe is the chocolate eclair!

  • Megan Napier says:

    would like to win the Choco Perfection bars! I just made your cookie dough cupcake recipe with the choco perfection bars and it was amazing!!

  • Carmen says:

    I am new to your recipes, just stocked my pantry. My first recipe to try was the chocoate flax muffins- so yummy. But, I really cant wait to make amazing pizza on Friday for pizza night. I would love to win the chocolate bars!

  • Onyx Panthyr says:

    Hi, Maria!

    The most recent recipe I tried was the Toasted Sub Bread (with Almond Flour). It came out a darker brownish/purplish color but it tastes pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised. I would love to win a box of Choco perfection bars because my budget is tight and I would love to make some chocolate chip cookies!

  • Judy B says:

    I’ve not had Choco Perfection Bars and would like to win them to try them! All winter our favorite recipe has been “Healthified Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl.” I am making it once a week!

  • Lterry913 says:

    What a great find your site has been for me and now for my daughter…she was having a hard time with keeping from crashing between meals. She works in surgery and not being able to control when she could eat would get irritable and shaky …I made your bread for her and she said, ” wow now I know how you can do this way of eating.” She and I have cut a lot of sugars and now wheat.
    If I win the bars I will share them with my daughter ….thanks for all your time and effort. Your blog is great.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars. I bought one bar while visiting in SD recently. I made your chocolate chip cookies. They were wonderful….my new fav. I am now wanting to make the spinach quiche.

  • Trista says:

    Hi Maria! Thank you for another chance to win these amazing chocolates – had me a piece of the dark chocolate just a little bit ago. When I first switched over to my new healthy lifestyle I hadn’t realized that a lot of the sugar free candies are made with malitol, like you said, and was having a lot of discomfort. I just tried this chocolate for the first time this week and am in love that I can enjoy a treat without having side effects!!

    As for your recipes! Oh my I LOVE your blog and all the recipes you provide. I’ll be trying the Dutch Pancakes this weekend and can’t wait! But one of my favorites so far is your Doro Watt recipe. I love ethnic food and this was amazing, not to mention the house smelled delicious! I woke up at 4 in the morning and my mouth was watering just smelling the slow cooker. 🙂

  • Sally says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! I’ve tried some recipes in your Sweet cookbook and liked the lemon bars the best so far. But I’m struggling getting used to the taste of the alternative sweeteners. I may order Just like Sugar and see if I like it any better than the Erythritol/Stevia/Swerve. I may end up just using Splenda. I know it isn’t preferred, but hopefully it is better than giving up and eating stuff with sugar.

  • Jamie H. says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars. They are simply the best I’ve tried. Our favorite recipe at the moment, and honestly there are so many, is the sub rolls. I use them to make garlic bread and then turn that into a meatball sub with homemade meatballs and marinara sauce. Better than any sub shop sandwich. Thanks again for all you do!!

  • Tara says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win the ChocoPerfection chocolate bars. We love your nutrition information and your awesome recipes, especially the healthified sub rolls 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi,Maria,
    I would love to win these chocolate bars. the info on gall is amazing… I have noticed using the Just like sugar causes these little wierd sharp feeling in my gall bladdar area…but I figure it is a good thing?!! My favorite recipe was the cinnarolls. but now the flappers may have taken their place. they are even good cold with Quark and flax oil rolled on the inside. is quark a good thing to eat or not?? it is made from buttermilk. Smiels, Ruth

    • The Quark I saw online looked like a good option. 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Good, I have just used the quark in place of mayo…and it worked in the dressing I made!!!! I so excited…mayo is too time consumming for me to try to make. this way I can avoid the soy in mayo!!!
      Smiles, Ruth

  • Marissa Hols says:

    I would love to win the box of chocolate!! That way I can make all the delicious chocolate desserts that I’ve been dying to try!

    Our favorite recipes have to be the pancakes (we don’t have a waffle iron or I’m sure those would be!)!!! Our favorite are the cottage cheese/protein pancakes! I make them at least once a week! Yum!!

  • Jennifer Rau says:

    Hi Maria,

    I love the energy bars and I just made the lemon poppy seed muffins. So good! I share many of your recipes with my friends and clients. Thanks for all you do to help us eat more healthy!

  • mi2nj97 says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. Yummy! Our favorite recipe to date is the Healthified Chili…you do not miss the beans!

  • Cindy says:

    Would really love to win the chocoperfection bars.

    Right now a favorite with the grandchildren is the coconut flour cake donuts!

  • Kerry says:

    My favorite healthified recipe are the crepes. I finally got a chance to try the chocolove bars and only have one left so I’d love to win some more!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win Chocoperfection bars. Recently tried the Boston Cream muffin and they were a hit.
    Jennifer Weinzirl

  • B.Leo says:

    I also would love to win those Choco Perfection bars! I, of course, would use them in the frosting for my fave recipe: your cookie dough cupcakes! Hint: the cupcakes taste even better if you dunk them in unsweetened almond milk while you’re eating them!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your Healthified Brownies and your blog! Thank you for all you share, I would sure like to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. Thank you.

  • Skayne says:

    I would like to win the Chocoperfection bars. But, I think my favorite recipe is the Healthified Twinkies. 🙂

  • dianeabby says:

    Thank you for this great info on Gallbladders! I had surgery because it was filled with stones and I was in excruciating pain. I always wondered about bile after surgery and you’ve answered my question. As always, thank you.

    PS…Would love to win the chocolate.

  • Cory says:

    I would love to win! I am enjoying the “Healthified” Cinnamon roll cookies.

  • I’d love to win! My favorite recipe is for the cinnamon rolls. So good!

  • Jen Myers says:

    I would love to win these ChocoPerfection Bars. I have been wanting to try them but they are a bit expensive! I absolutely love your Lemon Bars and your Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. So I ask myself….if I were on as island what one dessert would I want? I have to go with the Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. Thank you!

  • BLWS says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win ChocoPerfection Bars! Your recipes with them look so inviting! We’ve tried and enjoyed so many recipes of yours, but the most recent is the healthified granola. YUMMMMy!

  • liz says:

    My friend Molly got me reading this a few months ago- absolutely love it. I’ve made your healthified coconut flour chocolate cake at least 4 times since then. We love it–unfortunately my husband had his gallbladder removed in high school, I’ve been trying to turn his diet around now, lots and lots of egg yolks and coconut oil!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello! I would LOVE to win the chocolate! I made your spinach artichoke tart last week and we really enjoyed it!
    Heather from Canada

  • Miss Niss says:

    would love to win of course!!! our favorite right now is your healthified oreos!!! my goodness!!! 🙂

  • Ms Shell says:

    I would so love to win because I need to try a chocolate recipe. My fav healthified is the gingerbread =)

  • The Healthified Chocolate Chip cookies are a dream! 🙂

  • wildlife says:

    I would really LOVE to win!! My family loves the cinnabun cookies! Sooooooo good! But the subs are also SUPER yummy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win! My favorite is the protein waffles! These are so easy to make and since it’s always so difficult to get breakfast in I can make these ahead of time, freeze and grab out of the freezer as needed. These are so easy to take for a quick lunch to work as well.

    Renee from Illinois

  • Sarah Krueger says:

    I love you Maria and I love your blog…Love your Healthified Brownies! Thank you for all you do, I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. Thank you.

  • Paula says:

    I love the blog and have really found the information helpful. If you would have asked me last week my favorite it would have been the brownies. But last night I made the donuts and they are to die for. My kids, hubby, and people at work loved them. My daughter wants that everyday for breakfast.

    I’d love to win the ChocoPerfection bars, too!

    Paula

  • Teresa Verdahl says:

    I would like to win. Enjoying the Protien bread

  • Norma says:

    Winnig the ChocoPerfection bars will be awesome!
    You and Dr Davis has been a life saver,I feel WELL all the time.
    All the recepits are delicious, is hard for me to single out just one!

  • Laura says:

    We LOVE the hamburger buns! My hubby’s favourite meals are anything to do with sandwiches and even he likes the buns! We also love the pizza crust as I’m a self-confessed pizza-holic 😉

  • I love those bars!! My fav recipes of yours is the healthified sub, it is so versatile!! I also love your breakfast protein shake with whey and cottage cheese, it tastes like cheesecake in a glass!!

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I would LOVE to win those bars! Yay! My favorite recipe is the healthified lemon bars! YUMMMY!

  • Rose1957 says:

    Oh I would love to win this one. lol I love your breakfast in a coffee mug. I eat that one a whole lot but I use a glass bowl for it and just cook it a bit longer.
    I also like your pecan sandies. I made my hubby some for his coffee basket at Christmas time. But the best one yet I think would be the Garlic Hummus! Oh man that is FINE! I’ve made it like 2 times in a month. lol I always add more garlic since we love the stuff. 1st time I made it I added too much garlic and had to make a bigger batch and I ate the stuff for a snack and everything. SOOOOOO good!

  • Emily Stanek says:

    I LOVE chocolate and would be trilled to win those bars. My mother and I made the Boston Cream Cheesecake together about a month ago and brought it to work to share. Everyone still talks about how delicous the cake was.

  • Ann says:

    Maria, I love your chocolate avocado pudding! Anything with chocolate!

  • Darlene says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! Since being wheat/grain free for 7 mths, I’m appreciating dark chocolate more & more. I actually have a “waiting list” of your recipes I want to try, but I’d have to say the most versatile one so far is the sub/sandwich bread. The first time I made it I was thrilled, and my husband & I had tuna melts, which we hadn’t had in months!

  • Mandy Moore says:

    I would love to win. My favorite recipe is twiced baked cauliflower,

  • Evelyn says:

    Hi Maria, I would love love love to win the ChocoPerfection Bars! I love chocolate and have always wanted to try these. We love your coconut flour cinnamon rolls! Thanks for all you do!

  • AG says:

    Hi Maria, so far my favorite recipe has been for your HEALTHIFIED SUBS AND ROLLS! Wow, being able to have “bread” again is life-changing!!! Close second when I make them, I’m sure will be the cinnamon rolls! And I’m making the “sweet potato” casserole tomorrow- maybe it will take over first place? So hard to choose- you and your recipes are GENIUS! I also just bought eggplant because I’m intrigued by the french toast & bread-pudding ideas. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR BLOG ! I would absolutely LOVEEEEEE to win those ChocoPerfection bars. I want to try them so badly but they are so pricey 🙁 Happy Tuesday!! 🙂

  • miss says:

    I would looooove to win the yummy chocolate bars! I’ve just recently started making your recipes and have loved everything so far! Purchased two of your books yesterday and can’t wait for them to arrive! I love your lemons poppyseed coconut flour muffins (although coco it flour does not seem to agree with me) and your French onion casserole! Yummmm.

  • Loretta says:

    The pumpkin pancakes were a delight and to be able to eat pancakes again was a real treat. Covered with some raspberry syrup from Nature’s Hollow. Yummmm. Would, of course, love to win the choco perfection. Also, I’ve made the blueberry morning cereal twice for myself. Great to be able to partake of some cold breakfast cereal without the wheat and all the other poisons. I didn’t have blueberry extract so used vanilla, I couldn’t find blueberry extract. Thanks. 🙂

  • France says:

    Just on the odd small chance that this is not just for people living in the USA (and because the giveaway date is on my birthday *lol*) I’ll tell you that one of the most requested recipe here is the blondies, half with nuts for DH and I and half without for the teens 🙂 and you know what, they turn out even when we forget to add the milk! *oops* 🙂 dryier of course but still nice!!! As for “meals” I love the chicken and peanut sauce, we love the cabbage noodles, and the chowder too! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Dear Maria, We love the recipe for blondies. I have made the blondie recipe as is as well as the brownie version. Both are truly delicious. We also love the recipe for sub rolls. Thank you for all that you do to encourage and motivate me to make healthful changes. Fondly, Ann Patterson

  • Beulah says:

    We would like to win and our favorite “healthified” recipe lately has been the chowder bread bowls. We have made these and used them as buns and toast.

  • Emily says:

    I’d love to win! We love ALL of your bread recipes. Especially your hamburger buns.

  • janelleduah says:

    Chocoperfection has to be the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten. I especially love their dark chocolate. i would love to win! My current favorite healthified recipe is your dutch pancakes, so easy to make the night ahead and then pop in the oven for a quick and filling breakfast

  • I would love to get a box of chocolate! Our favorite recipe is the toasted sub bread.

  • Gabby says:

    Hi Maria, I’d love to win. Our favorite recipe is your lemon poppy seed muffins. Yum!

  • I would like to win the bars. My current favorite recipie is coconut donuts.

  • ashley mae says:

    If i won the bars, I would make all of these because they are my absolute favorite!:
    Chocolate chip cookies!
    The chocolate chip cookie dough with jicama
    Chocolate chip muffins!
    thew blondies with chocolate squares! (omg!) dont even miss blondies anymore!

    I am crossing my fingers on this one!!! 🙂
    thanks maria!

  • Sunflower says:

    I would absolutely love to win, I’ve been looking for the perfect chocolate for a while! My family loves paleo strawberry shortcakes filled with cashew coconut cream! Thanks!

  • Donna says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! The most recent recipe we’ve been loving is the flax waffles.

  • Laura Greene says:

    i would so love to win these! My new favorite recipe is the cinnamon rolls. I don’t know why i waited so long to make them YUM

  • Tanya Lester says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. I have 2 recipes that I am currently obsessed with. The cinnamon strudel muffins with a pumpkin latte. (A little piece of Heaven on earth!!!) As I’m eating them, I think to myself, I’m eating this amazing food, and losing weight!!! I am so happy I found your blog!!! I have 2 of your books on order, I CAN’T wait to get them!!! Thank you for everything you do!! Happy eating. 🙂

  • Brian Todd says:

    I’d really like to try these ChocoPerfection Bars! We just made your Flour-less Chocolate Torte for my Birthday yesterday. We really enjoyed it!

  • Lynn says:

    Really love your animal and graham crackers. Started with the donuts – yum. Want to try your protein bread and tortillas when I have a little more time. Thanks so for so many great ideas. Redoing my pantry to healthified options and taking the time to bless myself and DH with homecooked meals instead of going out. Slow and steady wins the race right. Need to get rid of my carb cravings and stop the sugar.

  • yum yum! I’d love to win these. I like your avocado brownies. very yummy.

  • Paul V says:

    Hmm, the waffles definitely work, but since I have no waffle maker they are more like pancakes. still yum. especially with some stevia whipped cream and cocoa on top!

  • Suzie says:

    The flax waffles were a big hit with my husband last weekend!

  • Roni Larson says:

    I would love to try these bars. I start everyday with the “cream of wheat”; chocolate of course!

  • Jacqui Smith says:

    I have been dying to try these and enter every chance I get so I would LOVE to win! My husband and I love so many of your recipes but I’d have to say our favorite now is the chocolate chip cookies. We would love to try the choco perfection with this recipe! Thanks for everything you do Maria!!

  • Danielle Levy-Wolins says:

    I’d LOVE to win these!! Your blog is fabulous 🙂
    – Danielle Levy-Wolins

  • Tamara says:

    I have been interested in trying the choco-perfection bars since seeing them in your recipes, but have not yet tried them, so it would be great to win them! I have only recently found your site, but I do enjoy the cream cheese danish!

  • Matt Haynes says:

    Would love to try these! My favorite thing I have tried (still new to all of this) is the bread sticks made using eggplant. I baked mine. My kids ate them and didn’t even comment on how weird it was-because it was almost like the real thing! Thanks for putting so much work into finding such great recipes.

    Christina

  • Tinksmom says:

    I have made the healthy cheeze it’s. They are delicious and make them about once a week. Thank you.

  • I have been eyeing these and going back and forth about buying. Reading through these comments is great for ideas. Apparently I need to make this pizza everyone loves so much. My first recipe I’m trying is definitely the lemon bars, but I would love to see a healthified version of indian dishes.

  • Stacey says:

    It is fun to see what everyone likes – I will continue trying these out. My favorites at the moment are the healthified cheezits and healthified goldfish crackers. Am looking forward to trying MANY of the recipes mentioned in the comments. Chocolate chip cookies may be next! Would love to win the Choco Perfection, or have a way to try them before purchasing a whole case…

  • Denny says:

    Love the healthified deep dish pizza. So quick, easy and super tasty. have heard about the Choco Perfection bar, and seen them being used in your recipes, would love to win them and give it a try.

  • My kids and I love the power waffles, but I also love the english muffins. I freeze them and use them as I need!I would love to try the choco perfections bars, and use them in your chocolate chip cookie recipe too. Need to try the sub recipe, many people said it was their fav.

    Thanks!

  • Dilleshaw says:

    Our family favorite is your hubby’s healthified pizza. It’s our new tradition for Friday. I would love to win the chocoperfection because we haven’t had the chance to try yet. Thanks

  • we would like to win! our favorite healthified recipe is for your quesadillas! yum!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your healthified Pizza Crust recipe -yum! We tried the choco perfection once and we were blown away by the taste and texture. It is a great product.

  • ML A says:

    Hi Maria,
    i love the cinnamon rolls, and your recipe for subs and breadrolls best! using psyllium husks to create a chewy texture has been a revelation! winning chocoperfection bars would be fantastic – my great weakness is my sweet tooth 🙂

  • Sarah Clyne says:

    I would love to win! I love the eggplant fries!

  • d.o.wife says:

    We’d love to win!

    My daughter is always asking me to make Blondie brownies! They are fantastic, for anyone who hasn’t tried them yet!

  • beverlly bollhorst says:

    Hi Maria…I have been a fan of yours for 2 years now…I love all of your recipes! I don’t think I can narrow it down to one or two favorites….love the whole life-style change! Thank you!

  • RubenSr. says:

    The Raspberry Cheese Cake is my favorite dessert. Especially with Raspberry CocoPerfection.

  • Donna Pal says:

    I am new to eating the MARIA way..lol I am looking forward to trying new ways to prepare my food. I’ve just made the biscuts with coconut flour and they were yummy..I would LOVE to try these chocolates….keeping fingers crossed!!

  • I love your brownies and have wanted to try those bars for so long! I hope I win.

  • Gabriella says:

    I would love to try these. Actually last night I made your Falafel and they turned out sooo yummy. I made a ton and froze some so I could have them all week for lunch!!

  • Rene Hughes says:

    I’d love to win! my favorite of the day…mocha chocolate torte!

  • Sheila Hoch says:

    I really, really would love to win these! So far, my favorite recipe would be the flax seed bread. But if I had these, I would be able to try making some of your desserts.

  • Donna Karis says:

    These sound yummy! I would like to win. My favorite recipe is the Creme de Mint Brownies.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these. I just made your sub bread. Yum.
    Lisa G

  • Val Staples says:

    Chocolate would be AWESOME! I’ve enjoyed the calzone recipe a lot!

  • Anonymous says:

    I thought I posted here, but maybe I was dreaming. To pick a favorite recipe is virtually impossible. The pizza crust is wonderful, we now have pizza at least once a week. The reuben rollups in the cabbage are wonderful, too. Please pick me! Cindi Hoag

  • Kyle Hemmer says:

    I would love to win some chocoperfection. Goes great with some cookies and of course an after meal treat. My family loves the healthified portabella fries and cinnamon hummus

  • Maureen says:

    Would love to win the chocolates! We have been trying many of your recipes and are always satified! Lately our favorite is your chocolate chip cookies!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win some Chocoperfection! My favorite recipe of yours is healified bread recipes of all kinds, especially the sub recipe.

    Mary Cote Buetow on Facebook

  • Jessica Mahoney says:

    I would love to have sone healthy chocolate! My favorite recipe so far is the sub bread. Thanks for everything you do! It’s helped me and my family tremendously!

  • Tracy Stone says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! I love the tortilla recipe!

  • Mary Ring says:

    I would love to win Chocoperfect bars. I tried your brie pancakes the other day, to die for. Thanks you for all you don.

  • Lisa Biddle says:

    I’d like to win but most of all want to give a shout-out of thanks for all of your recipes and information … I can’t say it enough! My favorite so far is the healthified waffles but I am working my way thru your recipes …. so my fav might change! lol

  • I have always wanted to try that chocolate! I love your blog I have been here daily looking for ideas. So far my favorite is the protein bread makes a delicious sandwich! I can’t wait to try some desserts and so many other recipes! Thank you for the time you put into helping others!

  • SageK says:

    I would love to win – the sample you gave at your class on Sunday was so good! I haven’t had much of a chance to try any “healthified” recipes yet, but I am dying to try your donut one!

  • Carrie Marchand says:

    I would LOVE to win a box of chocolates!!! I’ve been making batches & batches of the chocolate chip cookies from your Sweets book & absolutely everyone loves them!

  • TooTall says:

    I’d LOVE to win! 😀 Hmmm…. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I really like the healthified blondies we tried a few weeks ago. Can’t remember the exact name, but man-oh-man, were they GOOD! 😀

  • shanadunn says:

    We love your pancake recipe (flappers) made with almond flour. I would love to win the choco perfection bars 😉

  • melissa Ann says:

    I would LOVE to win the bars! We have so many favorites of yours its hard to choose! Chocolate is my weekness so id say the flourless torte. My little girl loves your cereal! My husband loves the donut recipe! Your recipies are just fantastic!!!

  • Stacy says:

    Oooh! Chocolate!!
    I have to admit, my favorite of your recipes is the “healthified” sub bread! I mash it flat & make pizza dough and pitas out of it! (Best egg salad sandwich evar!)

  • Anonymous says:

    we would love to win these chocolate bars! our favorite recipe would be waffles :). Dawn Fairchild from Facebook

  • Anonymous says:

    ahhh chocolate! must win! healthified recipe that i love: the tortillas! (i made them last night and they taste amazing) – Sophie Zosia from Facebook

  • Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE to win! I am a newbie but excited to try some of your recipes.

  • Belenda B says:

    The sub buns, tortillas and flax waffles are a huge hit here! Love your work Maria!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipe is the “healthified sub rolls”. I love being able to eat bread that is very low carb but doesn’t seem like it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Yesterday, my favorite was the spinach quiche. Tonight, it’s shephards pie:) We love the “flappers” pancakes and the pumpkin pancakes too. Thanks for the chance to win some much needed chocolate! Vicki E

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win some ChochoPerfection Bars – Can’t wait to make something yummy! Today’s addiction – Kale Chips – Theresa H.

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to try out these bars and the chocolate chip cookies. Every day we are trying out a new recipe. So far, the Greek Quiche is our favorite!

    Janique S

  • Candice says:

    I would love to win these bars as I have one left right now. We love the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcakes recipe and make it in a cake pan. Also make the protein waffles once a week to have in the freezer. We have been trying to make a new recipe each weekend. Baby steps~ Thank you!

  • Rheanna S. says:

    That raspberry chocolate bar looks amazing! Would love to win! We love so many healthified recipes but most recently have been enjoying the shamrock shake! Thanks for all you do. Rheanna S.

  • Unknown says:

    I’m so excited to have the chance to try the Chocoperfection bars. I’ve read about them and drooled over the pictures and recipes. I love your posts and truly appreciate the wonderful, valuable information! So many recipes to love, but I’ve made the waffles the most. Thank you again for all you do!

  • Maria
    Having a familly of 10 and trying to convince everyone that eating the way you suggest didn’t go over so well at first. But with each recipe I make, the chilldren pretty much all agree ‘that was the best such n such you ever made” Using your principles I have been able to make small changes that my family reallly likes! My husband often makes the comment that he is full but not bloated like before. Thanks for all you do! I would love to try the chocolate bars. My family has been wanting to try some of the desserts in the cook books of yours that we have. Please choose us for the giveaway!

  • Rennie P. says:

    My husband and I had the pizza last night with the low-carb almond flour pizza crust. Tasted as good as ever. Now if only we could have finished the meal with a couple of Chochoperfection bars for dessert! See how badly we need to win these? 🙂

  • Gina Schroeder says:

    Would love to win the chocolate bars! My favorite healthified recipe so far is the sub rolls. I make them all the time!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars!!! I don’t have a favorite recipe yet. I’m brand new here, driven by health issues. Time for some big lifestyle changes. I have to say that this is the site most recommended to me by several friends and I’m glad because a lot of what you say makes so much sense, even though the so-called experts say otherwise. I’ve thought for a long time that those experts were a large part of the reason I have some of the health issues I have. So, I’ve already started switching out to coconut oil and almond meal. More steps are planned this weekend. Can’t wait.

  • Marilyn says:

    I am in need of a chocolate fix and these bars look amazing…..Please!!!! Hard to pick favorite recipe but one of our must have recipes is the Sub bread one. This recipe makes the best buns and when you want a sandwich it can’t be beat.

  • Kathy King says:

    Since I love chocolate, I would love to win this. I have just made the spinach quiche with artichoke, so that is probably my favorite right now. It is just great for any meal!
    Kathy KIng

  • Della says:

    Hi Maria! I would love to have some ChocoPerfection Bars!

    I have many favorites, your recipes are amazing! I recently really LOVED the AMAZING cinnamon rolls, so I’ll make them my favorite today 🙂

    Della

  • AJ says:

    I love the health benefits and the taste of ChocoPerfection!!! Pumkin pancakes, waffles and muffin are our most favorite!!! I use the same batter for all three.

  • I would love to try the ChocoPerfection Bars! So far every recipe I have made from your blog has been awesome. I especially love Healthified tortillas:))

  • Anonymous says:

    Just made the corned beef and “noodles”. The family LOVED it.

    Susan

    losurymalu at cinci dot rr dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    Sydney Crawford- My family and I enjoy homemade chocolate pb cups. I have made variations before but love the recipe I tried today. It will go on regular rotation for sure.

  • radio joy says:

    Cereal girl. I’m gonna make and start selling it. Hehe. I’d love to win this treat.

  • Bogdin says:

    My family is totally fooled by the OMEGA-3 waffles – so delicious! Would love to try this treat!

  • Hercgirl says:

    My family loves all your recipes but chocolate chip cookies are a fav!

  • Anonymous says:

    Natalie Villari- I’m slowly trying more and more recipes but so far my favorite recent one is the homemade granola! mmmmmmmm

  • Meg Guess says:

    I would LOVE to win….Chocolate and winning are a great combination! …so is Maria’s Turtle Cheesecake recipe! It’s a favorite any day of the week.

  • sibeez says:

    New favorite – Healthified Green Goddess Dressing

  • Of course I would love to win Choco Perfection Bars

    so many favorites, but that Spinach Artichoke Tart is awesome

  • My new staple is protein bread! I’d love to win these sweeties;)

  • Natalie says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win. The last recipe I tried was the lemon bars…yumm!!! http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2012/03/lemon-bars-and-why-we-over-eat.html

  • logachelle says:

    Turtle cheesecake. I would love to win, I’ve been dying to try these!

  • RivkaL says:

    Hi Maria! I am a long time fan of your site, but i’d have to say my favorite recipe is the protein waffles, made them multiple times for breakfast. I would love to win the chocolate bars, I’ve used them in baking before and they’re amazing.

  • Tonia Zolnowsky says:

    I would love to win these chocoperfection bars! My favorite healthified recipe lately is your pizza quiche. Yum!

  • I’d love to win the chocolate. I’m crazy about your healthified breakfast cereal! Who knew I could find cereal that has no wheat?

  • I had gall bladder surgery when I was 19 🙁 Sadly, this was before I knew anything about nutrition and eating healthy.

    I’d LOVE to win your giveaway! This is my favorite “healthified” recipe:
    http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2012/07/toasted-sub-sandwich-and-panini.html

  • Saira Noman says:

    I want to win the bars! You’re “Snicker” Ice-cream bars are amazing!!

  • Would love to win these! We love the Protein Waffles!

  • I would love, love, love to win! I have been following your blog for a while now and enjoy your cookbooks. We just made the Curried Chicken last night and will be having it again tonight. Love!

    http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2011/02/slow-cooker-curried-chicken.html

  • Toni says:

    Would love some chocolate Maria! Laetly, my kids have loved the cold breakfast cereal…like granola…no milk needed for them!

  • Lane says:

    Thank you for your service, Maria! I was listening to a podcast this morning while i was running and it was talking about nutrition and endurance athletes….all of the conflicting information out there is so confusing and overwhelming. i am happy i found a source of information I trust in you! i’ve made a few things, and i look forward to making more. we had the chicken cattiatore recipe from savory a few nights ago while i watched your webinar.

    thank you!!
    Lane

  • Debby G says:

    Would love to win these. I love your waffle recipie…looking for other new breakfast ideas too. Thanks!

  • Gina says:

    I would love to win these chocoperfections. One of my favorite recipes are the waffles. Since I am or should I say was insulin resistant and glucose intolerant until I got off wheat. I thought waffles would have been a treat of the past, but not anymore. I have gathered all my necessities to create a weekend of making some more of your recipes. Such as the pizza

  • We would love to win! Our favorite recipes are the shakes made with avocado as a thickener. They are our favorite thing to make for people who look at us like we’re crazy when they see our pantry filled with Miracle Noodles and coconut milk! 🙂

  • Stephany13 says:

    Oh how I hope to win. I would love to try these chocolates in any low carb recipe. I love your pumpkin cheesecake. I hope to try the waffles soon along with many others, too. Thank you for all the great information and recipes you research, make, and share for us.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! My favorite recipe so far is your healthified sub bread. I am new to the wheat free living and am very excited about the results! Will be making your waffles for breakfast this week and trying the calzones on my family tomorrow! Thank you for all of the amazing info.
    Sarah B.

  • Hi Maria I relatively new to your blog and recently liked you on Facebook, thank you for all you share for free! I recently purchased your The Art of Healthy Eating – Sweets. I’ve always enjoyed this way of eating but you really amp’d up my cooking! My fiance never knows the ‘zucchini bread’ does not have flour! awesome!

  • Kel Krajewski says:

    Every recipe I try becomes my new fav! I haven’t found one yet that I don’t LOVE!!! I’d love to win the chocolate bars-to make up for my chocolate-less valentines day! Lol

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  • Laura says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars for my family. One of our many favorites is the healthified shamrock shake. We love it for breakfast! Thank you Maria!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love me some chocolate!! I don’t know how to choose just one recipe we use a ton of yours! But I’ve been craving your chocolate chip cookie dough dip! Who needs graham crackers with that stuff! All you need is a big spoon! Jenell Vanderford

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the healthy cream of “wheat.” Breakfast is the hardest for me to healthify, since I like cereals and oatmeal. So this works for me:)

    Felicia

  • Jane M. says:

    We love your enchilada recipe! My 10-year old likes it too!

  • Jennifer G says:

    I just discovered your site a few weeks ago and purchased your metabolism book and 3 cookbooks! I can’t get through them quickly enough and am addicted! I am in the process of revamping my pantry and can’t wait to make the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream with the Chocoperfection bars. So happy to find alternatives to ditch the artificial sweeteners! Thank you for your wonderful books and this generous offer!

  • Anonymous says:

    We’d love to win! We love the apple bundt cake as donuts. Delicious!
    Beth G.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these – been waiting to try some recipes that call for them. We had the beef stroganoff recipe for supper tonight. We love the cabbage in it instead of noodles! Roberta

  • fabricpixie says:

    Definitely would love to win the Choco bars! My all time fave is still zuccini alfredo (have converted lots of friends and family to this recipe) but I love so many of your recipes, it is hard to pick, but this one I make quite often.

  • Anonymous says:

    Does your website have a contact page?

    I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  • So glad a friend recommended your site to me – I really think what you offer is making it all click for me. Dare I say “real lifestyle choice”?!?! I’m loving the webinars, books, amazon recommendations. Made the chicken parm from Savory last night (delish), along with Alton Brown’s eggplant pasta, which was all so good! Would of course love to win the chocoperfection bars too!
    Melissa Utrata Carter

  • Bill Dotson says:

    I am sending this gall stone issue on to my daughter in Columbus Ohio since she had to go to the ER for gall stones a couple weeks ago, Thanks so much for your great information all the time. Sure would like to win these chocolate bars though.

  • I would like to win! We have discovered that we really like our “healthified” evening snack of thin sliced meats/cheeses/nuts and thinly sliced apple or pear or berries as opposed to the typical Culver’s ice cream goodies or sugar baked goods that we used to enjoy.

  • Lori F. says:

    I would love love love to win! We like your tomato gorgonzola bisque. We just started eating this way, and couldn’t do it without your recipes! I’ve wanted to try this chocolate so bad! Thank you!

  • YarnyBee says:

    I’m pretty new to the site so I don’t have a favorite recipe yet – I haven’t even had a chance to look around yet. I’d love to try these chocolates though. Heard about them years ago but have never tried them. I’m curious to know how coconut products and the chicory root affect a person without a gallbladder. Coconut (oil especially) doesn’t sit well with me and I’m wondering if it’s the extra bile production. Guess I’ll have to do some digging!

  • Anonymous says:

    I hope to win! My latest fave is your lemon bars from your kids cookbook. I also love your pushup pops from thesame book. My best, sweetfeather

  • Eric Ewing says:

    Wow, what timing… while on vacation earlier this month, I had to go to the emergency room due to incredible abdominal pain, and eventually had my gall bladder taken out – this after eating a low carb / relatively high fat diet for a year. Ugh. The good news is that, after a week, and in spite of being told to eat a low fat diet, I am eating the way I normally do, and have had no issues. I’d love to win the chocolate, and really love your healthified waffles. So good!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! My favorite recipes are the corn bread and brownies!

    Kari Larson

  • Yum! All things chocolate for me! I love it that it’s good for me! And I’d love to win these… except February 30th will never come ;o)

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  • Laurie says:

    We love your coffee ice cream! So yummy! Would love to win the choco perfection bars too!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win. My favorite recipe is pumpkin bread, which I usually make into muffins. I am bringing them with me on a retreat this weekend so we have a snack option. Thanks for all you do 🙂
    Ruth Scheunemann

  • I would love to try these in the mint, gonna get the milk soon but one of my favorites is the Peanut Butter Chicken I just had, gonna make the Sloppy Joes for the first time soon, love the Flax Waffles for breakfast, Crunch Berry Cereal, English Muffins, etc. and love mostly everything I’ve tried!

  • Our family loves your pumpkin muffins, ice cream recipes and we have adapted your cheesecake recipes to make mini cheesecakes that we occasionally top with Nature’s Hollow preserves. Would love some ChocoPerfection!

  • Kim says:

    I would like to win the chocolate bars. So far we love the cheez-it type crackers

  • Kay Konecna says:

    I would like to enter as well! A friend of mine is a chef in one of the best organic food restaurants in Vancouver and when I come to visit her she always makes oatmeal and nut cookies. They are super delicious and have only around 70 calories (that’s the best thing about them).

  • Brian Hilman says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars…My favorite healthified recipie right now is the crepes…they are light and taste great with heavy cream and berries.

  • Amanda N says:

    Would love to win the chocoperfection bars! I make a pan of brownies from the kids book every week! Yesterday I made the super power waffles for breakfast and they were perfect!

  • Rachel C says:

    I would love to win these chocolate bars. I’m new to your site, but one of the few recipes I have made is the cottage cheese coconut flour pancakes! Delicious!

  • Masserant says:

    I want to win!! My favorite recipe this week is booberry crunch cereal the healthified version of course!

  • Maria – newer to your blog, but have tried making many delish recipes & by far the favorite in our household (including mine) is your recipe for “healthified” cinnamon rolls. Who knew something sooo yummy could be made with such healthy ingredients? Would love to win a sweet indulgence too! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us 🙂

  • I would love to win some ChocoPerfection bars. Well, it seems every month my daughter and I have a new fave “healthified” recipe. Right now it is currently the chocolate “tapioca” pudding. We LOVE it <3

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to win the bars!!! My favorite so far is the shamrock shake!!!! My name is Angela Williams (awgator1)

  • DeAnn says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars, I adore chocolate and have wanted to try some of the recipes that call for them, but have been nervous about ordering a bunch without trying first.
    I love so many of the recipes, here are some I make at least once a week: the sub rolls, lemon poppy seed muffins, and my personal favorite, the chocolate cookie dough cupcakes (I just skipped the chopped up chocolate bars and made them with swerve and cream cheese frosting)

  • Dove says:

    Maria,
    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars. So far, I have tried your Indian Fry Bread. Very good and easy. I plan to try many more of your recipes. Love seeing those beautiful boys of yours.
    Julie

  • Beckie Persing says:

    I have just discovered your blog and your book Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism this past week. After reading your book I have started to make changes to the way my family eats… I have loved all of the recipes I have tried so far! I love the Healthified Philly Cheesesteak with Protein Roll. I am amazed at how easy the rolls were to make. I would love to try these chocoperfection bars that you speak so highly of 🙂

  • I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! My current favorite recipe if the Sloppy Joe stuff peppers. But everything I make has been good so far. Thank you so much for sharing your passion in this way with everyone.
    Josie G

  • Alaina W says:

    We love your cinnamon streusel muffins! Thanks for all you do!
    Alaina W

  • I love these bars and I have a lot of baking I’d like to do in the near future. I really love your granola, especially on my Greek yogurt!

  • Michelle Bailey says:

    I would like to win! our new favorite right now is the sandwhich waffles (ham and cheese) from your Kids cookbook. They have become a go to for on the run as well. And your malt o meal has become even more warming and frequent due to the cold as of late. I am dying to try your cheesecakes once I get ahold of some chocolate. 🙂 Oh and I will post soon your sandwhich waffles on my facebook. My 1st batch was a triple batch and already I am less than a half dozen from needing more!

  • Caren says:

    Hi Maria,

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! Out of all the recipes that I have tried so far, I love the Cinnabon Coffee Cake recipe the most! It tasted so good! Protein waffles and “healtified” pizzas are in my to-bake list every weekend.
    Thank you so much for your free information and recipes!

    Caren

  • ProjectHope7 says:

    I would love to win this chocolate. never heard of it until your blog post! I used to own a chocolate shop in my younger days, and traveled the world looking for the best chocolates for my shop… so of course, this would be awesome to review! and loved the veggie tart.. it looks scrumptious!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

  • Maria… I would love to win these to try them out! They look and sound awesome. I haven’t tried your recipe yet, but I want to try the Almond Joy Ice cream first. Reading your “Healthy Metabolism” book now.

  • Betheny says:

    Would love to win! I am craving one of your cheese danish right now!!! I love being able to have yummy treats and actually have them be good for me!! Thanks so much!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars too!!! Our fave recipe right now is hearts of palm faux mac and cheese! (Nancy from facebook….I commented over there too.) 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win and try the bars. The pumpkin cheesecake is wonderful! Shawnandjess McDonald

  • Alex H says:

    Favorite “healthified” recipe…hmmm…so many choices. I’m a big fan of cauliflower-crust pizza, but chocolate avocado mousse might be my #1. I’d love to win some of these.

  • Lenka says:

    Amazing pizza! and mocha fudge cake!…and and…but this would be a long list:)

  • aimeezing says:

    Hi Maria! i love you and i love chocoperfection and i have to say, one of my all time healthified recipes is based on your custard. i make your hard boiled egg custard but add cocoa and coconut oil. it whips up in a vitamix to chocopuddingperfection. you should try it! i add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla and even my kids will eat it…..heavenly and healthy!

  • Jo Anna says:

    Another “choosing this lifestyle” newbie here! Would love the ChocoPerfection bars…the only thing I miss from my old way of eating is milk chocolate, & I’m told by a friend that the ChocoPerfection bars are amazing. My family really enjoys the pizza. Thank you!

  • Deana says:

    Chicken pot pie is tonight! I have your Savory book, and haven’t made anything yet. I’d love to win the bars.

  • Unknown says:

    Pick me! Pick me! We love a ton of your recipes. I like the Pizzaroni in particular.

  • loyri halliburton says:

    I would love to win. Tried making the waffle recipe and loved it! Love all the recipes you have on your blog.

  • Blanca says:

    I’d love to win!! My favorite recipe is your delish lemon poppyseed muffins 🙂

  • I would love to win! I have yet to try ChocoPerfection & they look awesome! My husband & I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe. 🙂

  • Alicia says:

    I would love to try these! I’ve heard so much about them!

    My family and I really enjoy our Turkey Taco Salad with ground turkey seasoned with a bit of taco bell seasoning. Then we toss it on a bed of romaine with a variety of veggies, shredded cheese, some avocado and ranch dressing….yum! I am making myself hungry!

  • lovelykati says:

    My family would love such a great! We really enjoy the maple cupcakes.

  • Unknown says:

    Hi Maria…..I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars…Love the healthified blueberry protein bagels…..It is hard to pick because there are so many good recipes….

  • Paula Jeske says:

    Maria, I would be thrilled to win some of my favorite bars! The meatloaf cordon bleu is “one” of my favorite recipes 😉 …. And so impressive when sliced and served ;-). (Paula Jeske)

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  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win! My favorite recipe I’ve made were the cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce! I love all things chocolate and would like to be able to bake with the chocoperfection bars! Thank you for all your recipes! I tell all my friends and clients about you!
    -Miriam B.

  • Sheridan says:

    I would love to win! My favorite lately is the avocado brownies. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    mmmm….my kids and I enjoy Captain Crunch Berry cereal. I love your waffles too!
    Michelle Johnson

  • I’d love to win! And as born and raised Mexican following your advice, my favorite for sure it’s your “healthified” tortilla recipe.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win. My favorite recipes are your cookie dough cupcakes and Shamrock Shake. Shake Lisa Kovacs Ginsburg

  • Would love love love to win these bars! Reeeeeeeeally want to make your raspberry chocolate cheesecake! My personal favorite has been the spinach artichoke tart. But so far everything I’ve made has been a hit!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would love to win the choco perfection bars. My favorite is the rhubarb crisp!

    Glenda zielski, river falls, wi

  • Karyn says:

    We’ve been so happy with your recipes we’ve tried! Would love to win chocoperfection bars for more Maria cooking goodness! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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  • Would love to win!!! We have been enjoying the sub rolls…new favorite

  • Jacqui Smith says:

    I REALLY want to try these, fingers crossed! Our favorite healthified recipe is for your chocolate chip cookies 🙂

  • PaulaH says:

    Right now we are really enjoying the Mexican Lasagna…made it again tonight for dinner because it’s so quick to prepare…yum!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Maria, for sharing the news that healthy foods can taste great. I love ChocoPerfection bars–they are the chunks in my low carb chocolate chunk cookies. I have not found anything better.

  • joyfulmomto3 says:

    Would love to Win. Thanks for all you do.

  • Sherry V. says:

    Love Maria’s blog and have made a couple recipes and plan to make more this weekend (meatballs, curry chicken). question. I always thought “rancid” oil was any oil that’s gone bad from age, light, heat, or contamination but Maria uses “rancid” to describe any of the “unhealthy” oils. Anyone have any thoughts?

  • Linda says:

    Would love to win these – have not tried them yet. We love the healthified Tailgate Chili recipe you posted a few weeks ago – I made a pot for home and one for a pot-luck at work and it went over very well at both places! Thanks for the great recipes!

  • Would love to win these great bars! I want to try that Tailgate chili. Just saw that recipe this week! I also want to try the sub bread and the protein bread that you freeze. After this round of HCG, I can start to cook and bake again! Thank you for sharing your recipes and expertise!

  • Hi Maria, I would be excited to win the Chocoperfection bars. Thanks for all the great information you impart. We love your pumpkin bread, pizza bites, waffles, pizza, animal crackers, cheese crackers (so does everyone at work), and all of your recipes that we’ve tried. Thanks again for all you do!

  • Anonymous says:

    We love your “Healthified” Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! and we love Chocoperfection chocolate bars. Thanks for all the wonderful information and recipes.
    Mary

  • Karen L says:

    I’m really enjoying the Healthified FLAPPERS! I’ve made them a couple times! I’d LOVE to try a recipe using the Choco Bars! Thanks for the give aways! Would love to win!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these – want to try the chocolate chip cookies – our favorite thing so far is the cereal!!
    Marcia

  • Anonymous says:

    I really want to try the Choco Perfection bars! It’s challenging helping my son eat healthy and I think he would love the chocolate chip cookies. One of my many favorite “Maria” recipes is Cauliflower Gratin! Thank You for all of the fabulous information and recipes!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win. My favorite recipe is your pizza. I would love to try the chocolate cheese cake.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars. It’s so hard to find sugar-free chocolate that doesn’t have malitol in it. I just made your delicious Mocha Fudge Cake with almond flour yesterday. I wanted you to know that greek yogurt works in the recipe if you don’t have sour cream.

    Thanks!
    Elspeth

  • Bill Harris says:

    We want to win these perfect chocolate bars PLEASE…we love so many of your recipes, but especially the “HEALTHIFIED” TAILGATE CHILI and crackers…YUM, YUM!
    Bill and Jackie Harris
    wharris53@comcast.net; auntjackiedarling@comcast.net

  • Bill Harris says:

    We would love to win these perfect chocolate bars we use them in so many things. Love all your recipes we’ve tried, but especially the “HEALTHIFIED” TAILGATE CHILI and crackers. Yum, Yum!
    Bill and Jackie

  • I would love to win! So many great recipes (breakfast pizza, cereals, fudge push pop to name a few) but I LOVE the explanations as to why I should or shouldn’t eat something. Thanks so much!

    Linnea Engstrom

  • Anonymous says:

    i would love to win, and I’m in love with the healtified breads recipes.

    Edina K

  • I would looooooooooove to win the chocoperfection bars! I’m dying to try them out. My favorite healthified recipe is the Reeses Peanut Butter Cereal, it’s really great, and my kids love it too 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win. My favorite so far are the sunflower seed/parm cheese crackers! So good!! Thank you. Heather K in OR

  • Rhoadan says:

    I’m interested in winning the chocoperfection bars. I just discovered your site and haven’t had a chance to try any of your recipes yet, but I’m looking forward to checking out the sub bread for my first pass.

  • Mrs. T says:

    Would love to win. Fav recipe – Cinnamon rolls

  • I’d love to win the chocoperfection bars for me and my family. I buy my kids Dr. John’s sweet, but I’m sure they’d appreciate chocolate! Our favourite recipe is your lemon bars.

  • We’d love to win the chocoperfection bars, especially my kids no doubt. Our favourite recipe is your delicious lemon bars.

  • Robin Newman says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection Bars. My family loves the coconut donuts!

  • Would love to win and I LOVE the lemon bars!

  • Christina K says:

    Winning these would be divine! I adore your healthified cookie dough cupcakes!

  • Andrea B. says:

    I would love to try the ChocoPerfection chocolate bars! My family has adopted your coconut flour pancakes; they have become a Saturday morning tradition in our house. Thank you!

  • Kim Mayes says:

    yay I’m so excited I finally have the ability to post a comment I want to win the choco perfecticon bars please my favorite recipes a chocolate molten cake and thank you for spreading the awareness of all so we can be more healthy. Kim marie Mayes

  • Mommy of 4 says:

    Would would love to win the bars, no one around here sells them so that we can try them. We love your pancake recipes and also the lemon bars. huge hits around here. 🙂 Thanks for all you do!

  • Hi Maria, I would be happy to take the ChocoPerfection bars off your hands! AND, you wouldn’t even have to ship them because I live right in Hudson 🙂

    Thanks to you I have discovered the paleo protein pudding. It’s my all-time favorite!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win the chocolate bars. My favorite recipe this week are the chocolate zucchini muffins. I like to have some in the freezer for crazy mornings. Next week I am going to try the waffles. Thank you for the recipes and for bing such an inspiration to me. Lynne Noller

  • Strange – only yesterday did someone mention those bars. I had never heard of them before…I haven’t tried many of your recipes, but read your information pages regularly.

  • Started watching my eating at the end of August and started low-carbing in December, definitely seeing a difference!!! My doctor introduced me to ChocoPerfection bars – they are AMAZING! Would love to win a box =)

  • Jennifer says:

    Please enter me in the Chocoperfection giveaway! I’d have to say our favorite is your healthified pizza recipe!

  • Jenn Chokas says:

    I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars! One of my favorite recipes is the Spinach Artichoke Tart. I always look forward to new recipes that you post. ~ Jenn

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win ChocoBars, we love the healthified lemon bars.
    I do subscribe to your blog – my e-mail is razzzberryl@yahoo.com

  • Please add my name to the “I want the ChocoPerfections bars” list… I have made, and enjoyed the sub rolls, and I wish I had had your guidance several times in the past years when I low-carbed, got bored and fell ‘off the wagon’ – – more times than I can count… I have been slowly acquiring the ingredients for making a total life-style change, and like I became a ‘non-smoker’ years ago, I have made the decision to become a low-carber for the rest of my days…. I read your blog faithfully and it helps when I realize how many of us are in the same boat, and I realize how much I appreciate the shared wisdom and great ideas… Thanks so much…..

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win!!! My favorite recipe is the spinach tart!! Yum!! Losing weight is easy with your help..

  • pfkitty says:

    It’s actually a toss up between the cinnamon rolls and the chocolate cake! I have used these in a chocolate cake with ganache—so yummy! Would LOVE to win these bars!!

  • Rettakat says:

    My husband is nutso for your Protein Waffles! They freeze very well, so we make a big batch and freeze them, and he can just grab and thaw one in the toaster oven for breakfast. Thanks for that!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! My favorite healthified recipe are your protein waffles!

  • Mike Kuhn says:

    The chocolate bars sounds amazing. I love all your recipes, but my favorite would be the Chicken Cacciatore.

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria…I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! I love using them in your “sweet” recipes!!!! I’ll share not necessarily my favorite recipes…but those of the non-diabetic in the family…my husband. He is always my “Mikey” when it comes to trying a new Maria recipe. He is a huge supporter of my change to your grain free, bean free and sugar free way of cooking. I know I’m doing OK with it when he asks for Maria’s flax waffles and tailgate chili to take on any out of town trips he may make. Thank you for your lead!

    Judi

    • Anonymous says:

      Let me clarify…these are two of my favorite recipes too…just wanted to share my husbands asked for favorites. He also loves the pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake!

      Judi

  • Sally says:

    I am on a fixed income and absolutely can not afford to buy Chocoperfection bars at more than $30 a box, but I sure would like to try them. I keep entering contests to win some but haven’t yet so I hope this is my lucky entry. I have purchased a couple of your books and follow your blog and appreciate all you do for people like myself who you have never even met. One of my favorite healthified recipes is your Spinach and Artichoke Tort. I think it was the first pie-like recipe I have made in years that had a crust I could eat. I treated it like a vegetable and enjoyed it with several meals. Yummy!

  • G&G Martin says:

    A winner I would love to be. We have tried several of your recipes and love them all, but recent favorites have been the Pumpkin Mini Muffins along with the waffles. We try to include your recipes when we can because we want to try them all.Marjorie M.

  • Emily says:

    Hi Maria, My husband and I found you a few months ago and have been enjoying learning to cook several of your recipes! We especially love the Boston Cream Cheesecake! I would be thrilled to be entered into your giveaway if it has not yet taken place! Many thanks!

    Emily E.

  • Sunflower says:

    Hi Maria! I was wondering what book the waffles in the picture and the other foods in the pictures are from? I’m guessing savory (or sweet for the waffles?) thanks!

    • It says it in the list above the photo:
      “3. Protein Waffles made with Coconut Oil topped with my Homemade Tropical Syrup (Art of Eating Healthy: Sweets)”
      Thanks!

  • Tamara says:

    Done, done and done. I would love to win. However, I am still wining with a healthy mind & body life style. Love all thevrecipes. Whatever I am eating tends to be my fav at that moment. Thanks for your dedication.

  • Blogger says:

    These waffles reminds me of my childhood. Your blog has made me hungry :D, very nice though.

  • Olya Carlin says:

    Dear Maria, thank you for making a difference and helping us all! Our staple is now healthified spaghetti and meatballs. The whole family chows down:)
    We would love to win the chocolate bars!
    Xoxo

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