Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria! On 02/15/13 I was diagnosed with a 12mm Pineal Gland Cyst after a sever migraine. In late July I flew to Colorado in hope of finding some answers and second opinions. I was given no information from the 2-3 Neurologist that I have seen as to what caused or is “feeding” this. The doctors are very unhelpful due to where my cyst is located (dead center of my brain). Their fearful that it will grow thus forcing them to operate, so they shove RX’s at me in hopes that something will help. Only more bad news followed. Not only was the Cyst causing problems, I was on my way to getting Type 2 Diabetes and leaky gut. I knew I needed to change my life and fast.

I found out about “The Maria Way” from some very good friends. I have followed your plan since the being of August. On 08/20/13 just 2.5 short weeks of being GF, I had my follow up MRI. It showed that the cyst was now only 1.1cm in size. It had already shrunk 1mm! I know that sounds tiny but when you’re talking about something growing in the middle of your brain it means a lot! I have stopped all med’s and have been migraine and headache free for almost a month now thanks to you!

My skin has improved and my body has never felt better. I can’t wait to see how i feel in a month! My holistic doctors believe that a change in diet and the right supplements will probably shrink or even make my cyst go away. I am really looking forward to TOTAL body health. I truly do feel that “you are what you eat”.

I have never felt better! Not only am I losing weight but very soon I will be completely healthy! Thank you Maria!!!!” Megan

Click HERE to start your journey to a keto-adapted diet!

 

 CANCER FACTS

Why are the rates of cancer going up? In 1840 the average American consumed 2 tsp of sugar a day…in 2011, a typical American consumes over 63 tsp of sugar PER DAY! Cancer LOVES glucose! This is why we test cancer patients by having them drink a “glucose” mix and watch where the cancer attacks. So you think, “Sure, just cut out the glucose from our diet.” BUT most people don’t understand where all the glucose is coming from. It isn’t just the sugar. “Complex carbohydrates” are structurally just glucose molecules hooked together in long chains. The digestive track breaks it down into glucose. So a sugary and a starchy diet are pretty much the same thing. So in essence a bowl of oatmeal, skim milk and a banana is just a huge bowl of sugar. We all know that sugar is bad, but we mistakenly believe complex carbohydrates are healthy and we need to eat them in abundance.

Whole wheat bread is high in sugar, higher than some candy bars and sugary sodas, and some scientists have proven that two slices of whole wheat bread will raise your blood sugar levels as high as if you were eating a candy bar.

According to the Life Extension article, eating two slices of whole wheat bread is worse than drinking a can of Coke or eating a candy bar. In 1981, the University of Toronto found that the Glycemic Index of white bread is 69 and whole-grain bread is 72. Wheat cereal is 67, but table sugar is only 52. That means the Glycemic Index of whole grain bread is higher than that of table sugar, which is also known as sucrose. For you “gluten free” readers out there…rice cakes are listed on the Glycemic Index at 77! This is why when people go “gluten free” and grab a lot of packaged “gluten free” items at the store, they gain weight rather than lose weight. And I’m not even really concerned about the weight issue here, I am concerned about high insulin levels causing cancer and heart disease as the video describes.

All starchy foods, like sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, and sweet foods, like fruits, raise blood sugar . When digested they are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream, causing an increase in the hormone insulin. Insulin clears sugar and fat from the blood and to be stored in the tissues for future use. No matter where the carbohydrates come from; 4 grams of carbohydrates equal one teaspoon of sugar in our body. Let me say that again…4 grams of carbohydrates equal 1 teaspoon of sugar in our body. So with that thought, a small Blizzard has 530 calories and 83 grams of carbohydrates; which equals 21 teaspoons of sugar. A 9 ounce bag of potato chips becomes 22 teaspoons of sugar! So a sugary diet is the same as a starchy diet. To read more, check out my book: Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism.

For about 5 years now, German doctors have been testing cancer patients in a clinical study of a surprising prescription…fat. Their patients are on a ketogenic diet, which eliminates almost all carbohydrates and sugar, and provides energy only from high-quality fats.

You are thinking…”this sounds completely opposite of the ‘raw food’ juicing cancer diets, I have been reading about!” BUT this scientific evidence dates back more than 80 years. In 1924, Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg published his observations of a common feature he saw in fast-growing tumors: unlike healthy cells that can get energy by metabolizing sugar in the mitochondria, cancer cells appeared to fuel themselves only through glycolysis, a less-efficient means of creating energy through the fermentation of sugar in the cytoplasm. Warburg believed that this metabolic switch was the primary cause of cancer, a theory that he was unable to prove before his death.

If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and the cancer can stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells switch to generate energy from fatty molecules called ketones, the body’s main source of energy on a fat-rich diet with lots of coconut oil which naturally produces ketones.

Click HERE to listen to an awesome podcast on Cancer and Ketogenic Diets.

Sugar is toxic for so many reasons, which is why we shouldn’t let our kids eat whatever they want. So my goal is to make lots of recipes your kids would enjoy too!

 Pumpkin Pie Sorbet
I often get questions about the cost of the ingredients I recommend, such as Swerve or Just Like Brown Sugar. I calculated the price for my ice cream recipe with all the top notch ingredients. The results:
My recipe = $2.13 per pint.
Ben and Jerry’s = about $4.00 per pint.
Cold Stone Creamery = $7.50 a pint and it has 2 GRAMS of trans-fat!

 

“HEALTHIFIED” PUMPKIN SORBET
2 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk or 1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup Swerve or Just Like Brown Sugar (to keep it soft)
1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
2 tsp pure vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean scraped clean)
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice: 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Celtic sea salt (to keep it soft)

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until well combined. Place into your ice cream machine (click HERE to find the one I love AND it is 1/2 off the original price!!!) and watch the magic happen within 45 minutes or according to your ice cream maker’s directions. Freeze until set. Makes 5 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 1/2 cup serving)
Traditional Pumpkin Sorbet = 354 calories, 23g fat, 2g protein, 39.3g carbs, 3.5g fiber
“Healthified” Sorbet using almond milk = 26 calories, 1.4g fat, 1g protein, 2.9g carbs, 1.2g fiber
“Healthified” Sorbet using coconut milk = 148 calories, 14g fat, 1.5g protein, 6.2g carbs, 1g fiber

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 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 "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

225 Comments

  • Thanks for the GREAT recipe. My husband is battling cancer and we are living proof that staying off sugar, living gluten-free is working. We always get the same comments on how expensive how we eat is. But it really isn’t when you calculate it out. Would love to see a healthy chocolate chip recipe. This has been the hardest to find a good alternative. Many recipe trys but so far none that have really worked (My hubbie LOVES choc chip cookies). But maybe we will win the chocobars!

  • My favorite healthified recipe so far is the lemon bars! YUM! I froze them and just take one out when I need a sweet fix. The tart & tangy does it. Thanks for all of the great recipes!

  • Jalynn says:

    OMG! I need to try this Pumpkin Sorbet. I love anything pumpkin. YUM! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Jalynn
    pattersonmom24@aol.com

  • Cheryl D says:

    All your recipes are so great, it’s hard to choose a favorite! I think right now it’s Caramel Apple Crisp Ice Cream. So delicious!

    Thanks for all you share with us. I always look forward to your blog entries.

  • Laurie says:

    We eat your protein waffles or pancakes almost daily! But I think our favorite recipe is your coffee ice cream! Yum!

  • RB says:

    Your recipe for the bread in your Toasted Sub Sandwich and Panini (7/10) has saved me! I can have toast and sandwiches again!!!! Makes life better : )
    Thanks Maria!

  • hjs says:

    Can you explain why Swerve or Just Like Sugar substitutes are ok but not white sugar? Why does the body Process Sugar substitutes differently?

  • Sandi says:

    The best recipe I love is ‘The BEST chocolate chip cookie ever’ and it is the BEST. It has crunch and chewiness and the perfect taste. They are almost addictive, but in a good way!!
    This pumpkin sorbet looks so rich and creamy, I definitely must try it! Thank you Maria for this blog, for your recipes, and for spreading the word to help someone like me (Type 2 Diabetic). Your recipes have greatly helped my glucose readings!
    Sandi ♥

  • d.o.wife says:

    You know I love this blog! 😉

    I absolutely adore the Blondie brownies! I love pretty much all of your recipes, but that one is just fabulous!! 🙂

    PS: I’d love an awesome pumpkin sausage chili….I think that would be Great one to come up with! 😉 hint, hint!

  • Laura Greene says:

    you mean, I have to pick only one favorite?! 🙂

    I have tons of favorites, but because it’s fall and my sweet tooth is always active, I’ll go with your Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer! YUM.

  • ekayem says:

    We love the beef stronganoff with cabbage noodles. I haven’t had the opportunity to try a lot of the recipes yet, but I want to try some of the pumpkin recipes this fall!

  • Bobbi Kenow says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite healthified recipe for right now is your coconut flour cake donuts:

    http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2010/06/coconut-flour-cake-donuts.html#uds-search-results

    I then make a healthified version of chocolate frosting from your cookbook. My kids LOVE them so I make them at least once a week!

    This was such an informative post and speaks very closely to what we are currently going through with our 3 year old son. THANK YOU Maria!

    LOVE those chocolate bars!

  • vaccinenurse says:

    I love Chocolate! and the title to my favorite cookie “Reece’s PB Biscotti and Postpartum Depression”. Being a Postpartum RN who talks about nutrition and sugar and DHA, that cookie recipe sings to me! Thanks too for your Amazon Store. I will have to compare prices at my local organic foods store, Earth Fare. Thanks for this Outstanding Blog!

  • Sarah M says:

    I made your angel food cake and it was great : )

  • Damsel says:

    Hi Maria,
    My favorite recipe (so far) has to be the healified cinnamon buns. They are absolutely perfect. My dad has epilepsy, so we’re on a keto diet (it helps!), and this was perfect for our sweet craving.

    Thank you! 🙂

  • TeresaKay says:

    I love your books/blog! We love the brownies. Easy to make and the kids love them!!

  • Anige says:

    Maria, you are so awesome! Love your recipes, the kids are really enjoying your shamrock shake this week! Thanks for all you do!

  • Vivian says:

    Maria, thank you so much for writing this. I intend to share it (with links, of course), as I have been trying to explain this to people for a long time. You say it so well. 🙂 My favorite recipe is the lemon squares, but honestly I have liked every recipe I have tried. We were amazed at the eggplant “French Toast”. For the woman above who wants chocolate chip cookies… You ALREADY have a great recipe! I would love to win the bars.. please enter me!

  • Vivian says:

    Maria, thank you so much for writing this. I intend to share it (with links, of course), as I have been trying to explain this to people for a long time. You say it so well. 🙂 My favorite recipe is the lemon squares, but honestly I have liked every recipe I have tried. We were amazed at the eggplant “French Toast”. For the woman above who wants chocolate chip cookies… You ALREADY have a great recipe! I would love to win the bars.. please enter me!

  • Rob + Jess says:

    I love your chocolate chip cookies – which is why I need to win the choco-perfection bars!

    Love your site – xoxo!

  • Vivian says:

    I am so glad to see this post. I intend to share it (with links, of course) with friends and family. I have been trying to share this information for a long time, but you say it so well!

    I love the Lemon Squares but honestly EVERY recipe we have tried has been delicious! For the first poster who wanted a chocolate chip cookie… you already have one! 🙂

    Please enter me in the contest… would LOVE to win those bars! Please keep doing what you do. We appreciate it SO much!

  • Ms. Oxide says:

    First, thank you for your site! Its helping me greatly in adopting a low-carb lifestyle and in getting rid of my PCOS.

    My FAVORITE recipe you’ve featured are your brownies. The. Best. Ever. I make them often. Thanks for all you do!

  • Wicked says:

    Your healthified breakfast cereal will probably the first thing I make from your website (just waiting on my whey protein to arrive)and it certainly won’t be the last. In fact it’s probably the only way I’ll get my husband to start doing keto with me.

    I LOVE your recipes, and I can’t wait to get one of your books!

  • Wicked says:

    Your healthified breakfast cereal will be the best thing that ever happens to me. I plan on making a batch this afternoon! Specifically I’m making the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cereal!

  • My favorite has to be the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. I love cheesecake but never liked the graham cracker crust. I love the crust for this cheesecake. My other favorite when I am craving something sweet “right now” I make the No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars. They are so filling and satisfy that sweet craving.

  • My favorite has to be the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. I love cheesecake but have never liked the graham cracker crust. This crust, though, is delicious. When I am craving something sweet “right now” I make the No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars. They are so filling and satisfy that sweet craving.

  • ashley mae says:

    I’d have to say that my brtohers two favorites are the cinnamon rolls and the pancakes with your syrup.
    I say my brother because he’s my reason I bake. He changed my life. When he was 3 he was diagnosed as insulin dependent and we had many struggles with his insulin levels. We saw how some “healthy-claimed” foods spiked his insulin levels very high. Instead now, I bake for him what I can and what he craves. he love your recipes and always begs for more! I love that! With that, we both want to say thank you to you maria, Never stop baking and changing people’s lives!

  • My favorite so far are your newer protein waffles. I made those the other day and they are perfect! Thanks for doing this giveaway. Hope I win!

  • We love 9 out of 10 recipes we try! Today I baked the cinnamon rolls and was totally amazed at how great they were. Your dessert recipes have really completed our low carb lifestyle. It used to be hard to stick to it without any sweets but now the higher carb alternatives aren’t even tempting. Thank you for all your hard work in perfecting your recipes.

  • We love 9 out of 10 recipes we try! Today I baked the cinnamon rolls and was totally amazed at how great they were. Your dessert recipes have really completed our low carb lifestyle. It used to be hard to stick to it without any sweets but now the higher carb alternatives aren’t even tempting. Thank you for all your hard work in perfecting your recipes.

  • Anonymous says:

    the lemon bars are still on the agenda to make, but i agree that the cereal is awesome

    Matthew b
    mignusb @ hot mail . com

  • Je te souhaite une très belle soirée
    Valérie.

  • Jolene Wivinus says:

    My favorites are definitely the dessert beverages like the strawberry protein shake, etc. It can be hard to find tasty drinks that are healthy and I love the recipes you come up with!

  • Rene' says:

    Oh…how to pick just one favorite!?! Hands down fave is the chocolate chip cookies. But I love the granola, the mocha chocolate torte, lemon poppy seed muffins, asian coleslaw, and the list goes on and on….
    I will finally be trying the cinnamon rolls this weekend…I just might have a new favorite to add to the list! Oh…and pick my name for the drawing! 🙂

  • Elaine Cook says:

    I absolutely love your Best Quiche Lorraine. The Swiss Sauce is the secret and I won’t tell my sisters about it. 🙂 I’m glad to get your nutritional information by email, AND I follow you on FaceBook. I love your Healthified recipes.

  • fabricpixie says:

    Hi Maria, I LOVE your zucchini alfredo recipe, I add chicken to it, had it for dinner again yesterday.

    Posted this to my Facebook page.

    I am a 13 yr ovarian cancer survivor / 10 yr melanoma survivor and SO SO concerned about cancer returning. I have been on a low carb/low-no sugar diet for about 2 yrs now, with an occasional slip up.

    My grand kids eat too much sugary sweets and have a difficult time trying to get them ‘unaddicted’

  • All your recipes sound so fabulous. I can’t wait to try the apple crisp ice cream! Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite has to be the Lasagna -the entire family loves it! I never knew eggplant was so versatile. You have made going wheat/grain free and low carb so easy with your knowledge and recipes. Thank you — also adore the healthified waffles — I can feed them to my grandson with no guilt! I will have to sign as anonymous –but my name is Terry Duncan. Can’t wait to try more recipes.

  • Joni Almy says:

    This sounds so good. I will try this one! The recipe that saved me when I first started was your bagel recipe. I had tried so many, but they ended up being to “eggy” and I loved yours! Saved me because I could use them to make sandwiches or just eat them up with some healthy cream cheese! My daughters, both adopted from China, love your sorbets. I think those helped them with wanting “unhealthy” ice cream. Thank you for all you do for others! All the best!

  • Samantha L says:

    I like the waffles. Very good.

  • I am trying very hard to get my diabetics under control. Your recipes are helping ALOT. I don’t feel like I’m being deprived!
    Thank u for your help!

  • Anonymous says:

    This looks amazing! Is isolated Soy Protein Bad for us as well?

  • K.Chong says:

    I agree with the others…it’s so hard to choose just one! But I do absolutely love your cream of “no” wheat when I need a quick breakfast in the morning! SO good! Thanks Maria!!!

  • ally says:

    I have to say that the “healthified” cinnamon rolls are the family’s favorite, but my littlest one is working on his two year molars right now and is loving the “healthified” oatmeal. We made the tortillas last night and had an amazing dinner! I was able to pick the kids up after work, shred,spice and heat up leftover roast aaaannd make healthy homemade torillas and still have time for homework, baths and story time! You have given my family so much already, but I would love, love to make your Best Cookies ever recipe – just need the chocoperfection bars!
    ps when is the “savory” book set to come out?

  • Cindy says:

    Oh I would love these chocolate bars!! ONE of my favorites is the pumpkin flan and with thanksgiving coming, it’s time to stock up on pumpkin again.

    Thanks for the opportunity and thanks more than anything for your blog full of wonderful information!

  • ally says:

    Oops…also it’s from you cookbook – but everyone must purchase if just for your healthified pumpkin bread alone! I made two loafs last week plus a couple of muffins with the extra batter. These turned out far better than any pumpkin bread I have ever had….ever! And will surely be in my office gift baskets this year.

  • Jennifer Weinzirl says:

    My kids and I love your pancakes!

  • Jamie H. says:

    It is hard to pick just one recipe since I have made so many of them to date and they are all so delicious. But, I will say the one I definitely make the most is your protein waffles with coconut flour. There is ALWAYS a huge bag in our freezer ready to heat up and eat.

    And we definitely love the ChocoPerfection bars in our house!!

  • Hello Maria!! My favorite recipe is the Gold Fish crakers. My grandbaby, Cara, was hooked on those things. She is a bit overweight and I wanted to help her with a better choice. It was hard to look into that precious little face and say,”no baby sister….you cant have those!!” Now we can say, “YES, baby sister, you can!!!” I hope to order the cook book for kids from you as she and her brother need this vital way of eating.

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria, this is my first time being healthy. I received 2 of your books and have been trying out the recipes with my grandkids. We have made the Teddy grahams and they love them. We are going to try the Goldfish crackers next. We would love to be able to make your Chocolate Chip cookies. I am appalled at how much sugar and carbs these little ones eat and to think that I was once a contributor. Thanks for making recipes that our little ones can enjoy!

  • Hello Maria!! My favcorite recipe is the Gold Fish crakers. My grandbaby, Cara, is a bit over weight and she loves these crackers. It was really hard for me to look into that precious little face and say, “No, baby sister, you can’t have those!!” With this recipe, I can now say, “YES baby sister, you can have these!!” Thank you for giving us an option to feed our kids better snacks. I only wish we could get this idea into schools, as our children are at the mercy of the lowest bidder for food to the school system. LORD help those children that are diabetic or borderline for they will get no help in the school lunch line!!

  • chrysta says:

    Love all your recipes! So hard to pick just one. I have to say, the pizza crust recipe is one of my favorites. Its from your bbq chicken pizza recipe and it is sssoo yummy. I use it for pizza fridays and I can customize it with any topping. So delish! I would love to try out these bars as well. They sound amazing. Thanks for a wonderful site!

  • Dawn Downey says:

    Maria, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes and all of the information you share. Thanks for helping me lose 25 pounds and helping my two little girls eat healthier. How to choose a favorite Maria recipe?? I guess I’d have to choose the chocolate chip cookies and the Blueberry Morning cereal. Ooh! And the blueberry bagels! I have two of your cookbooks plus have read every word of your blog several times.

    I want you to know you have made a difference in my family’s lives. Thank you, Maria.

  • Suzie says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate zucchini muffins! I bought some Jay Robb Vanilla and some psyllium powder so I could try some of the bread recipes, too. Thanks so much for sharing your successes!

  • fjallraven says:

    Really excellent baked brie recipe. I don’t have too much of a sweet tooth but thanks for the alternative “healthified” pastry recipe!

  • I love your granola recipe. It is amazing being able to eat cereal for breakfast…it feels so “normal”!

  • Carol L says:

    I’ve never tried these chocolate bars, but I’d love to! I need to try many more of your recipes, but the healthified grilled romaine is delicious! I could eat romaine every day for the rest of my life! Thanks for the informative information on nutrition. I’m learning so much by reading your blog!

  • I love whem cheesecake gets healthified. Or cupcakes. They re so easy to make healthier too but can’t even tell the differene.

  • Emily says:

    I love your Twinkie recipe!

  • Margi Lowry says:

    Maria, I’m a huge fan of yours since “Low Carbing Among Friends Vol. 1” and my favorite recipe is your caramel sauce. LOVE it! And I usually only comment on your Facebooger page, but I definitely want an entry for those yummy Chocoperfection bars! 🙂

  • I agree with you on the increase of sugar in the american diet, but im curious for more info on what you say about starches. How do you accommodate the high intake of rice and soy products in Asian diets, (pre the arrival of Burger King) and the low intake of meat products but the shockingly low occurrences of cancer and heart disease in those countries? And in 1840, they consumed a lot of starches, corn, potatoes, beans, wheat. In poorer communities, starches would get you through the winter.

  • i am so happy I found your website. You have created so many terrific healthy recipes it is hard to pick a favorite, but I would say your lemon bars are probably mine. I would love to win the Perfection bars because I can’t afford to buy them, but even if I don’t, please keep creating these healthy recipes to help us all. Thanks again

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria

    I was wondering about your thoughts on the sweetener called Whey Low sugar? http://www.wheylow.com

    Also…when looking at the glycemic index of foods….do you consider the glycemic load too? I am confused…carrots have a high glycemic index, but a small load….

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Laura Tyrrell

    ps…we ordered three more copies of your book….we have lots of friends curious now…

    • I don’t like Whey Low. Ingredients are Sucrose, fructose, lactose monohydrate.” These are all sugars.

      Glycemic load is complicated. If you eat the carrots with some butter, you lower the load too, but that just slows how fast the sugar gets into your blood stream. You won’t be able to maintain a Ketogenic state necessary to help starve the cancer cells.

    • Anonymous says:

      That makes sense…thanks!

  • ClichyRose says:

    My favorite recipe is your sub rolls made with almond flour!
    I’d rather stay home and eat a sub sandwich than go to Subway and have to bypass the subs and eat a salad. This recipe is pure genius!
    http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2012/07/toasted-sub-sandwich-and-panini.html

  • lovelykati says:

    I really like the protein graham cracker recipe in the kids color book. I have absolutely zero rolling pin skills, so I just grease my hands up and form the dough into cookies, still poking the holes in them. And I dust them with extra cinnamon to make a kind of protein snicker doodle. I think next time I make them, I will put pumpkin pie spice in the dough and put cinnamon on top.

  • lovelykati says:

    I really like the protein graham cracker recipe in the kids color book. I have absolutely zero rolling pin skills, so I just grease my hands up and form the dough into cookies, still poking the holes in them. And I dust them with extra cinnamon to make a kind of protein snicker doodle. I think next time I make them, I will put pumpkin pie spice in the dough and put cinnamon on top.

  • Miss Niss says:

    for right now me and my family are loving your no bake energy bars! we love your tortillas tho too…and MANY others!!!!

  • Suze says:

    Current favorite…the cinnamon buns – but I gotta agree with the others that say its hard to choose just ONE favorite of your recipes…

    now..if you could just ‘invent’ a recipe for stretchy, non-wheat dough that can be boiled without disintegrating, I would be in heaven.

  • Anonymous says:

    My fave is the pumpkin sorbet. I’m not a “bread person” so anything involving flour, even coconut or almond, is not for me. I love Cocoperfection (hint!).

  • My favorite so far, (and I just started making your recipes) is your Pumpkin Latte! I made it with coconut milk and it was very good and filling. I will be making it again with fresh almond milk to see how I like it that way. So good, thank you so much!

    Steph

  • My favorite recipe thusfar has been the sub roll recipe. Love making this to satisfy my craving for sandwiches. I make a batch and the last all week. Thank you for your recipes! PS. My hubby’s favorite is the Zucchini Bread!

  • Jenniferlove says:

    I love your pancake recipe. It was what I needed to have in order to stay on a ketogenic diet without breaking it. Thank you so much for being such a fantastic resource.

  • Anonymous says:

    too many to choose from, but your protein waffles are fantastic!! Keep up the great work! Nikki Hughes

  • Rose1957 says:

    Maria my favorite recipes of yours so far is your Breakfast in a coffee mug. I have used it as a pancake and added syrup to it by cooking it in a glass bowl instead of a mug. I have used it with cream cheese and some butter on it. I have eaten it with strawberry jelly and cream cheese. MANY MANY ways to play around with it. I even want to try it with milk poured into the bowl of it. I make at least 5 of them at a time and store them in the fridge until I want them for a snack or breakfast. I have also heated one up for like a minute and put chocolate on it with some butter and yum that is good to.

    I am making the sorbet recipe right now. Just got it in my email and had to try it. It’s turned back hot again here so I thought what a perfect time for sorbet!
    Thanx for all you do and all your sharing of your recipes!

  • caroline says:

    YUM! I made your strawberry sorbet this summer and it was delicious!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Tis the season for pumpkin!

    My favorite recipe… really I have to decide??!! I love all of Maria’s recipes, whether they are savory or sweet!
    So I will try –
    sweet – Shamrock shake ROCKS!
    savory – Thai peanut noodles (in her nutritious and delicious book – it is a must if you don’t have it!!)

  • Mimi says:

    It’s hard to choose a favorite. Pumpkin bread and pumpkin bread pudding are at the top, but I love the shamrock shake too. And the waffles. Mimi

  • JTuura says:

    I’m having so much fun in the kitchen trying so many recipes for foods I’ve longed to have for so long! So far my favorite was the cheesecake with the chocolate sauce. Just pulled the pumpkin bread out of the oven. Can’t wait to eat it! Thank you so much for all of these great recipes Maria!

  • JTuura says:

    I’ve been having so much fun in the kitchen trying all of the foods I’ve been longing to have for so long. My favorite so far was the cheese cake with the chocolate sauce. I just pulled the pumpkin bread out of the oven.. it’s delicious! Especially with the glaze. Thank you Maria for so many great recipes that I can actually eat again!

  • susanmd4j says:

    Protein pancakes and cinnamon rolls and….. Everything pretty much!
    Thank you for teaching us to be healthy.

  • Sandy Rodriguez says:

    I like the video on the sub bread recipe.. Cant wait to buy the ingredients to make it. All breads make me gain weight so I am interested to see how this effects me.

  • Kapu says:

    My 100% FAVE recipe is your shortcake! I make it at least once to twice a week. And then I look to see other new recipe I can make. The eating habits of my kids are slowing changing because of your wonderful “healthified” recipes. Here is my top 5, shortcake, waffles, meatloaf, protein bread and your shakes!

  • bbollhorst says:

    I can’t think of any that I don’t like…I use a recipe of yours daily. The sweet potatoe casserole is one of my favorites, the chocolate chip cookies, lemon bars, blondies, pancakes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, your new apple cake, mexican chicken….I could go on. I am so thankful for all you do, eating healthy never has to be boring.

  • How can you pick just one? Love them all! Anyway, your “healthified” bread made with psyllium husk is awesome!!! So there you go, I picked one! I love all of your recipes and I wait for your emails, I just bought 3 of your books, I’m learning and making changes. Thank you so much!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the pumpkin swirl it helps to have stuff like this when u are eating healthy.

  • So far everything I have made has been delicious!! I really love the protein popovers (I make them sweet with the vanilla protein powder)…It’ always hard to just eat one or two! My boyfriend looves the blueberry morning cereal. He ate all of it the first time I made it, so now I always double the recipe. It’s great to snack on and of course great with almond milk! I love your blog…you have inspired me in so many ways. I am happier, healthier, and have a new love for cooking. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and yummy recipes! 🙂

  • My favorite go to recipient is your chocolate cake recipient that is your version of pepperidge farm fudge cake. Oh my gosh, this cake is solo good! I made it the first time for my birthday cake. It was gone in two days. I didn’t eat it all, I promise! I have since made it for potlucks at church. No one can tell its good for them! I love your blog and I enjoy trying your recipes. Keep it up!

  • Becky Beissel says:

    LOVE your pumpkin donuts and your chocolate zucchini muffins!

  • Marsha McKernan says:

    I want to try the pumpkin sorbet! I just found your site so may buy some of your books soon. I am excited to make healthier choices that taste good. Thank you.

  • Alana Corwin says:

    Hi Maria
    My name is Alana Corwin and first let me just say that I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Your recipes look and sound so delicious and I can’t wait to try more of them. Unfortunately being a 22 year old college student has made eating healthy rather difficult but I do the best I can. So far I have tried your eggplant French toast (which was marvelous) and eggs in a frame eggplant dish which I also loved. At some point I would like to acquire all the ingredients that you suggest but that will take a little while. These chocolate bars sound like an amazing addition and I was so happy to see that they were lactose free! I have recently discovered that I allergic to lactose and finding lactose free chocolate has been quite an adventure. Look forward to reading more!
    -Alana

  • irishmaji says:

    Well, I still have tons of recipes still to try but I love the cinnamon rolls!!

  • Penne says:

    Oh my goodness to pick one is really hard. I has been eating the “Maria” way since April. My husband started in May. So thankful we found your blog. Spaghetti Carbonara is very good 🙂

  • Jen Dabruzzi says:

    “Macaroni” and cheese!

  • Unknown says:

    Your mocha fudge cake is to die for! thanks!

  • chris says:

    My favorite thus far are the peanut butter muffins. I’m still working on acquiring ingredients as I can afford them. I was suddenly diagnosed with diabetes in August, and have been working hard to make over my diet and increase my exercise. Thank you for sharing your insights and wonderful recipes.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your cinnamon roll recipe made with psyllium husk powder! I topped them with your xylitol caramel sauce and it was just as good as the real thing! I will be making your clam chowder in a bread bowl soon! Thank you for all your recipes… it makes going grain/sugar free a little more bearable! I have lost 90 pounds in the last year and you make my life a lot sweeter by allowing me some tasty treats 🙂

  • LINDA BARES says:

    I love the shamrock shake!! I just wish I had more time to try more of your recipes. They all look wonderful!

  • windylou723 says:

    I love the Beef Stroganoff! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome bars!

  • Lisa G says:

    Looks yummy! I am down 12 lbs since getting your couseling and feeling great. My sinuses have been clearer than they have in years. My favorite recipe hands down is your healthified Shamrock Shake.

  • Deb says:

    I just recently started following your blog. ALL of your recipes look absolutely amazing, and super low carb. The choc chip cookies are the fav so far, but I have gone all the way through your blog and written down almost every recipe to make in the future. As the other poster said, I will have to acquire many of the ingredients that you use a little at a time. I hope to get your cookbooks too. Thank you for your wealth of knowledge. I would love to try these bars.

  • Norma says:

    Dear Maria
    I adore your wisdom guide recipes, All the cauliflower recipes are SOOOO Good!
    No more gut pain for me.
    Peace
    Norma

  • Your deep dish pizza was a hit in my house!

  • Randi says:

    I love your tortilla recipe.

  • Erin Van Caster says:

    Love the eggcellent meatloaf and cauliflower risotto ( Adam even makes it as a veggie option or side dish at camp)

  • Christie Johnson says:

    I see lots of things I would love to make like the pumpkin mini muffins, need to order some swerve. So far my favorite is the Omega 3 (flaxseed) waffles. I also like the protein waffles with coconut flour.

    Can’t wait to try more recipes!

  • I LOVE your Spice Cake recipe (from The Art of Living Healthy: Sweeets). It is amazing!!!!!!

  • Angie Doss says:

    There are so many that I’ve tried and I must say, I’ve never been disappointed with any so far. But the one I love the most and make every week, sometimes twice a week is the baby cornbread. I live in Louisiana and cornbread just goes with everything! lol! I even crumble on top of my salads instead of croutons. I love it! Thankyou so much for everything you do! I’m going to try the clam chowder ina bread bowl this weekend! Can’t wait! :))

  • Rebecca says:

    I LOVE healthified cookie cake!!

  • It’s hard to pick just one! Your bagels, bread and tortillas are a staple in our house-slowly converting my family! Thanks for your recipes and information!

  • Soooooo hard to pick just one favorite recipe! I make your cereal a lot, as well as the tortillas!

  • goingpure says:

    My favorite healthified recipe is the pigs in a blanket!! I love SO many it’s really hard to say which one I love best but TODAY it’s pigs in a blanket. With only a few ingredients, these are so quick and easy to make!! The best part is they fast exactly like regular pigs in a blanket but the dough is made with no bad flour and protein. You can also freeze your leftovers and reheat anytime you want a snack!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME 🙂

  • So far my fave is the cinnamon rolls. I made them with coconut flour I got at my local market. I finally have some Honeyville blanched almond flour on the way and will be making so much more as soon as it arrives. I am pretty sure the waffles will the biggest hit in my house, but I am waiting until I get my Jay Robb protein since I have tried it with other brands and I don’t like the taste of the other brands of whey protein. Jay Robb is unbeatable. Thank you for another opportunity to win some yummy chocolates!

  • I have just been learning about all these chemicals and food dyes in the past 3 months. My aunt told me about Wheat Belly which lead me to you and I purchased your healthy kids cookbook. I have a 4 and a 7 year old and it has been a lot of fun trying all this new stuff. We have tried about 5 of your recipes now and so far my favorite has been the CHICKEN NUGGETS. My son loved them and I couldn’t stop eatting them. I am loving making foods for his lunches that I know will get him through the day and wont’ hurt him. Thank you sooo very much. I am now waiting for my next order to come in with another of your cookbooks.

  • Love your recipes! Hands down, its your cheesecake that superb! Thanks for all you do for us!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  • France says:

    I know I can’t win again so soon but I wanted to say: YOUR NUTTER BUTTER Sandwich Cookies!!! (and cauliflower rice! many ways!)

  • Anonymous says:

    I love choco perfection bars, I wanna win a box to make your choc chunk cookie recipe.

    judgejudy65@msn.com

  • Kim says:

    This recipe sounds delicious and so easy! We love so many of your awesome recipes,but the favorite with my kiddos is the Cream Cheese Danish. They were a huge hit! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creativity with us.

  • KCSoccer says:

    My favorite is your Moussaka. My garden has produced a bumper crop of eggplants this year, and this recipe was the best eggplant recipe we’ve tried. Still getting up the nerve to try the eggplant “French Toast”, though.

  • I love the pumpkin waffles recipe! I did exactly what you said and made extra to freeze!!
    alishahparmerlee@gmail.com

  • d feist says:

    This pumpin sorbet is dreamy.

  • I really enjoy the “healthified” Tiramisu twinkies.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  • My husband and I are also big fans of the seafood alfredo w. zucchini noodles, pumpkin muffins/donuts, and the greek tart. They are all so great!! Thanks!! avkehoe4@gmail.com

  • Susan Pelter says:

    Can’t choose between the chocolate chip cookies and the pumpkin cheesecake…both are favorites! We love all your recipes, though. I am working my way through all your cookbooks!

  • Marisa Gizzio says:

    I just made your healthified sub rolls and they are my new fave! So excited to be able to have a sandwich that tastes like I remember!

  • Cindy says:

    I wish there was a way to make the sorbet with less calories. I’m allergic to nuts/soy so that leaves out almond/soy milk.

    • When you mentioned this I redid the calculations and found out that the program I use had the wrong value for coconut milk (I think it was more of a coconut cream). I redid them by hand and updated them above. Thanks!

  • KatoWi says:

    I love your tortilla/wraps. I had experimented on my own with horrendous results. The addition of the psyllium husks made all the difference! These have been the most versatile recipe for me. BUT…I also love your coconut waffles, mocha fudge cake, pumpkin mini-muffins…..you get the idea. I love your recipes!!

  • Lisa says:

    I really enjoy the Philly cheese dreck with provalone cheese sauce. I like to use the cheese sauce on veggie too!

  • Your chocolate chip cookie recipe is wonderful!

  • Pam says:

    I really like your new Healthified Protein Waffle recipe!

  • Laurie says:

    So excited to try the pumpkin sorbet!

  • Saly says:

    I love your healthified french silk pie. I truly feel that I am not missing out when I can have dessert!

  • Jessica Chan says:

    Chocolate chip cookies oh yum ! My 2 year old loves them! Thank you for your wonderful blog you are a true angel !

  • Jessica Chan says:

    I’m not sure if my comment went through or not ! But my favorite is the chocolate chip cookies my 2 year old loves them ! Thank you very much for an amazing blog !

  • Stacy says:

    Your recipes really got us through our gluten free/grain free journey. Since all my kids have different tastes, one recipe is impossible to pick.

    My oldest son loves your cinnamon bun recipe, my daughter cannot get enough of the PB&J truffles, my youngest son tends to love everything (benefit of eating grain free earlier in life).

    As for me, I love the protein waffles, chocolate chip cookie dough, extreme chocolate birthday cake, eggplant fries, avocado pudding and seafood alfredo. Plus many, many more.

  • Amy says:

    My favorite so far is definitely the cinnamon rolls!

  • Danielle C. says:

    My s-i-l is a naturopath who started us on low carb a couple of years ago; we’ve certainly had our problems with compliance, we do ok for a while and then we slowly slide off. I think if I’d been raised this way it would have been a lot easier. Sometimes I want to quit, but I know that this all makes sense. I just found your blog and appreciate the reminder about all of this. We’ll start heading back to greater compliance and health. Thanks.
    I haven’t had a chance to try your recipes, but I am going to start making them this week. Hope I can still be included for the give away.

  • Montica Berry says:

    I haven’t tried a single recipe of yours that I didn’t like, but your pumpkin cheesecake and granola are my favs!!

  • Danel says:

    I just recently discovered you and your blog. I just bought three of your books, so I don’t have any favorites yet, but I can tell you that I soon will have some. All your recipes sound and look amazing! I am making the sub rolls tonight. Can’t wait!

    Thank you!!

  • lisa roberts says:

    chocolate chip cookies !!!!

  • Rachel says:

    I love so many! I especially love your hamburger helper, lemon bars, shamrock shake, chocolate flax muffins, tortillas and chocolate chip cookies! They would be even better with choco-perfection bars! I can’t even imagine! I really hope I win!!!

  • Teresa Trahan says:

    The pumpkin sorbert!

  • Jordan says:

    This pumpkin sorbet sounds amazing! I need to try it! I also love your protein pancakes. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Heather Lacy says:

    Zucchini Pasta with Lemon Cream and Proscuitto!

  • Jackie says:

    I love all the recipes but the dessert recipes are my favorite.

  • I just found your website and I am so excited! My DH and me have been eating low carb (Metabolism Miracle) for 2 years now. I need more recipes to quench the “I see it and I want it” monster. I love chocolate and I want it to taste good – no after taste of Sucralose, and no worry about what I am putting in my body! My first recipe to try is going to be pumpkin sorbet. Thank you so much for all your time and attention to your blog!

  • Julie says:

    Pumpkin swirl cheesecake sounds divine…better try it asap.

  • Pam says:

    I am a new reader so have only made the chocolate chip cookies so far, which were delicious. There are so many of your recipes that I have marked to try, though. I love reading your posts with all the good information and wonderful recipes. I’d love to try to chocoperfection bars. Thank you for the chance to win them.

    pamsel at google dot com

  • Mary says:

    Pick one recipe – oh my!!! A couple years ago, it was your waffles, last year I was hooked on your “bread” pudding, then it was the animal cookies and now it’s the cinnamon rolls. My husband’s favorite is definitely your chocolate chip cookies. Thank you!!!

  • Katie says:

    This recipe is really calling to me! I’ve seen a lot of recipe for healthified ice creams and I’ve made several myself, but this one really looks like the best one I’ve seen yet!

  • Lori says:

    Eggplant french toast. Thank you for saving us from a limited life of salad, eggs and nuts. I can do this.

  • Sally says:

    Right now I am really loving the sausage gravy with biscuits. Thank you for all the work you put in to creating such great recipes!

  • Yum! This will be a great addition to all for my fall cooking

  • Rob Kneiser says:

    My favorite is the healthified blueberry morning cereal… although I have not been able to find the blueberry extract, I’ve been using vanilla and will sometimes top with a few fresh blueberries. The kids absolutely love it.

  • Nikke hafemeyer says:

    My favorites so far have been healthified brownies, Philly cheesesteak, peanut butter chocolate chip muffins, and the peanut butter cup cheesecake. The best thing about these recipies is that my kids love them and think they are real treats! They don’t realize it is actually good for them!

  • Hercgirl says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I love anything with pumpkin and am planning on buying your cookbooks as a Christmas present to myself.

  • jennifer dolan says:

    your blog is amazing. it’s been key to my ongoing struggle to transform my family’s diet. my kids are older,22,19 and 15, so they are willing and open to change,yet it’s still so difficult for all of us. so much is different from just last year, yet everyday is a struggle for all of us. you have made it easier for all of us. it’s hard to pick a favorite, but your chocolate chip cookie stands out as one of my personal favorites. keep up the good work.

  • Lisa says:

    Maria, I am a big fan of your dinners. Main courses like Shrimp and Pine nut Risotto, Potluck “Rice” Casserole, Califlower Cakes,(my husband can’t wait till they get to his plate) and Hearts of Palm Fritters W/ Avocado Dip. My husband took your Italian meatloaf recipe and made meatballs instead. They were fantastic! My kiddos Love your Almond Flour Waffles ! I am wanting to try some of your sweets, the Choc Perfection Bars would be a great start ! Best wishes, Thank you for all you do……Lisa Holland

  • Kay says:

    Any pumpkin recipe catches my eye this time of year. Am maintaining after losing 30 lbs. on LC since May. Have posted a lot of your recipes in my Low Carb Pinterest File. Keep up the good work!!

  • Yes,I agree picking just one of your wonderful recipes would be impossible. I truly enjoy most of the delicious recipes you post. I read up on your site just about daily and I am glad you are there to help me get thoroug this life change. I would never have thought food could still be so tasty and healthy at the same time. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I love your choc chip cookies. Thanks a million Michelle Applin

  • Shelly says:

    After struggling for years to loose weight, counting calories and being a slave to carbs I’m free! What I miss is baking which i why i love this blog. My favourite has to be the cinnamon rolls; the breaddy goodness and sweetness of the dough is the closest I’ve found to the wheat equivalent. But I’m greedy, one recipe isn’t enough!! I also love the baked brie, I mean who wouldn’t? Thank-you Maria!

  • Beth says:

    Our favorite is the twice baked ‘potatoes’ – but very excited to make up a batch of the pumpkin sorbet!

  • The pumpkin sorbet sounds delicious. I live for desserts! Thanks for posting!

  • Rayelle says:

    I’d have to say the recipe that stands out the most to me is the first of yours I ever tried, your deep dish pizza. I tried it shortly after I found out I had to go gluten free 6 months ago. It was something I went into with trepidation, but when the recipe turned out, and me and my husband and 4 year old all liked it, I knew everything was going to be ok. 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    Not an entry for the giveaway but I was wondering what else can be used for the sorbet. I (used to) love lemon sorbet. How can I substitute? Thanks.

  • Michelle says:

    our absolute favorite is the protein lasagna made w/chicken, what a smart idea! we eat it once a week 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    favorite recipes from your blog…is it possible to have just one favorite?… the cinnamon buns are amazing…for right now that must be my favorite…but I fickle and it will change!!!! Ruth

  • Anonymous says:

    I have just started this new life of eating better and wow what a difference! Right now I would have to say that I love the Energy Power Bars. I got this recipe off your website. Now I have all your books! I also enjoyed the Whey Protein Shake this morning for breakfast. I can not believe how better I feel. Ater having a total colectomy 3 years ago and repair surgery this year, I wish I would have learned this way of eating a long time ago. Thanks for all you do and for sharing with us! Going to the store to get ingredients for granola and cereal tonight!!!!

  • Nat and Adam says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the French Silk Pie!! The crust is TO DIE for and I love that if you use the Just Like Sugar it is chucked full of fiber 🙂 Love you, love your books, love your blog. Keep on inspiring!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the waffles and tortillas. I just purchased your book; Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. I can’t wait to read it!

  • moonsword says:

    “Healthified” Pesto Pasta is currently my favorite. Cheers!

  • swatkins says:

    Maria, Glad I found you and your recipes..the ones I have read sound great, and I can’t wait to try some of them. I am refocusing myself on my health, and wellness, and these will be a wonderful resource. As for Choco-perfection Chocolate, they are the bomb!

  • The cinnamon rolls are my fav topped with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans! Would love to try the chocolate too!

  • silarem says:

    Maria,

    Thanks to you I will never see eggplant just as a good thing to eat…the French toasts and grilled cheese using eggplant are unbelievable and I’m really grateful you shared these recipes with us as well as all the information regarding the benefits of eggplant and many more foods.
    I’ve learn so much from your blogs articles and I’m finding myself more aware of the things Im eating, in a good way!

  • Liza says:

    PUMPKIN WAFFLES!!! CAUSE THEY TEND TO PUMP ME UP! THEY ARE GREAT FOR YA TO EAT WITH OUT FEELING MUFFLED THAT U CANT BREATHE SO GO HAVE UR WAFFLES PUMPKIN WAFFLE THAT ISSS!! A little song lol anyone have a beat!

    Love all ur recipes! Ur a true blessings to me n many.

  • Anonymous says:

    hi Maria
    First of all thanks for your site- it is truly an eye opener!
    I love the gnocchi- my daughter requests it and now she wants the brownies too….we can’t go back to eating the other stuff and that’s a GOOD thing!!!
    thanks a bunch!
    Cathy

  • I love your recipes that sneak vegetables into treats, like your Halloween Brownies with avocado!

  • Rdmom23@hotmail.com says:

    I make your protein powder granola weekly in various flavors…my husband has it just about every morning as part of his breakfast and my four year old son loves it too! He feels like he is getting a real treat since it is mommy and daddy’s “special” cereal.

  • Tracey says:

    My family loves your brownie recipe! We also love your biscuits recipe (I add some Italian seasoning to the batter and sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese on them when they are almost finished baking–yummy with spaghetti squash and homemade marinara).

  • Julia Shook says:

    I made the biscuits with sausage gravy this weekend. So far it’s my fav! I was really impressed with the biscuits. They almost reminded me of a buttery corn muffin from the almond flour texture. LOVE it. Even my 1 year old gobbled it up!

  • Emily says:

    The pumpkin sorbet was amazing! I am in Los Angeles where we are still at 80 degree weather. This way I get the Fall tastes in the LA heat. Perfect combination.

  • RivkaL says:

    Hi Maria! I’ve been a lurker on your blog for quite a while and while the temptations of these wonderful choc are indeed bringing me out of the woodwork, i’m glad for this opportunity because I do owe you the endless compliments and disbelief I receive from just about ANY of your confections I bake. “What, these have no sugar?!” “I didn’t know Atkins could taste good!” and of course the most heartwarming “So…tell me more about this diet of yours…” I must say, though, my all time favorite has to be the Boston Cream Cupcakes. I believe the word I used before was decadent? That’s definitely the only way I can describe them. Thank you, thank you and thank you again for this incredible website.

  • meredith m says:

    I try to keep my meals healthy for my family, but I have a huge sweet tooth. My weakness is molassas cookies.

  • ce says:

    I am brand new to this type of diet and I am so thankful for your blog!! I made the pizza bites last night and my family loved it!!! I was so afraid that we would feel deprived but with so many options that has not been the case. :o) Thanks!!!

    • Thank you! That is my hope. That I can supply recipes that allow you to still have the things you love and never feel deprived so this can be a lifestyle change forever. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I made the apple cake for my family using the Tazo tea and everyone loved it. Your blog has been a God send with you help my daughter and I are overcoming our eating disorders and my husband is gaining control of his diabetes. Thank you so much.
    Christina Alcaraz
    java-mom@comcast.net

  • Stacey says:

    I am new to this low carb thing so have not made any of your recipes yet, but made a similar protein bread today. I am anxious to try yours with protein powder – the one I made is pretty crumbly. Chocolate is always appreciated…hope I’m not too late to enter the contest.

  • Stacey says:

    Oh, I forgot! I did make your shamrock shake and it was divine! My husband loved it, too!

  • Brian Hilman says:

    healthified” recipe I enjoy the best! Is the CHAI Donuts…I have been doing low carb for 4 years and have lost 80 lbs, and every once in awhile I would have a weak moment that would cause me to binge on baked goods for a weekend and gain 10-12 lbs that would take 2 months to get rid of. I just found your blog and when starting to have cravings for baked goods I made these and they crushed that craving! I cant wait to get your cookbook, right now I am getting together some of the ingredients I see on a lot of the recipies, I will have to order some of the stuff online because my local health food stors dont have it, but while searching today I found the sweet perfection bars, they were pricey at $4 a bar but I got a dark almond bar and it was great! I hope I win one of the Boxes because $4 a bar will keep me from being able to get them very often. Thanks Maria! you may have kept me from my annual holiday desert meltdown.

  • Elisa says:

    I made this Pumpkin sorbet, except I used your vanilla ice cream recipe (with eggs and heavy cream) so I guess it wasn’t so much of a sorbet anymore. 🙂 This made excellent pumpkin pie ice cream, and I can’t believe how creamy this was. I used to make ice cream all the time and remember many failed attempts at making “healthy” ice cream using lighter milks. Now I’m not so afraid of fat anymore. One question though, I used the last of my JLS and was going to order more, but thinking about buying Swerve now.. it comes out just as creamy and soft?

    Thanks for another great recipe. I really love your blog.

  • Rose Irvine says:

    I have not yet made any of your delish recipes yet Maria – I am still on the protocol but am gathering your books and recipes from here so that I can indulge a little in the future.

    Everything sounds so delicious

  • Anonymous says:

    My aunt was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that has metastasized. i am trying to get her on a keto diet but was wondering am wondering about the sweeteners. Is swerve, truvia, stevia, and xylitol ketogenic or antiketogenic? She wants to be able to still have sweet things and I want to only tell her to use sweeteners that will help her stay in ketosis. Are the above sweeteners good for ketosis or will they prevent you from getting to ketosis? Thanks! Also, are all of your recipes made to stay in ketosis? I am trying to help her find recipes since she is new to this and again, only want to give her recipes to help her stay in ketosis. Thanks!

  • Fernanda says:

    Only 26 calories! That’s crazy amazing! I would love to win a box of chocolate as well it would be incredible!

  • Fernanda says:

    Hello Maria have you heard of Lily’s Dark Almond chocolate? It is sweetened with erythritol and stevia and I was wondering what you think? Is it ok or not?

  • Jaclyn says:

    I used 3/4 C Stevia for sweetener and 1 cup almond coconut milk, 1.25 cup heavy cream. It is amazing! Oh and a bit extra pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree 🙂

  • Marcia says:

    Hi! I would like to know if I can make this recipe on vitamix?! I don’t have the ice cream machine but I do have vitamix, do you know if works too?

  • Anne Z says:

    Can you make the pumpkin pie sorbet without an ice cream maker ?

  • Kat says:

    OMG!!!

    I don’t have a lot of time for complicated recipes, but I had some almond milk that needed to be used up, so I decided to go for this today. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!! I topped it off with some unsweetened whipped cream. My husband went crazy for it and he’s not much of a sweets guy.

  • Gypsie says:

    Maria, I have purchased two of your ebooks but would like to buy cookbooks for my adult children as Christmas gifts. Which one do you recommend? And should I buy from Amazon?

  • Denise says:

    I made the pumpkin sorbet (substituted and used Swerve and pumpkin puree) Oh my goodness we are ecstatic! I cant wait to try more of your recipes! We received your beautiful cookbook and it is wonderful Thank You!!

  • Kim Roberts says:

    My favorite recipe is your healthified herb and ricotta rotolo. It’s so much better than the original! Your books, recipes and blog have taught me so much. Your heart is beautiful.