Testimony of the Day 

“I completed day 28 since switching to the Keto-Adapted lifestyle and was amazed. When I started I had a whopping 200 excess pounds to shed. Knowing the last time I was at my goal weight was 27 years ago I was terrified that this would not work for me but I have followed the program diligently and it has already paid off. I have shed 26 pounds in 28 days and am feeling better than I have in years. I am 62 years young, have multiple health issues and have been extremely sedentary for decades. This 26 pounds has come off without exercise!

I am so encouraged as I know that I will surely shed the rest of my excess weight. Having dropped 26 pounds with no exercise or supplements to support me just think what will happen as I add those in as part of my health care regime.

Thank you soooo much Maria for what you are doing. God Bless – KaraAnn”

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

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What new habits are you starting today?

Why not take the planning out and let me handle it? I’ll even make the grocery list for you and walk you through a “virtual” grocery store visit! Click HERE to get started.

JUICING

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I often hear complaints that it costs too much to eat this way, but seriously check out the costs of these juicing diets where you don’t even get to chew your lunch!

Suja is $8.49 for a bottle!
The Juice Works $65 for 6!!!

Hormones run our metabolism

When I start talking to clients about our hormones and our weight, they usually get a surprised look on their face. What do hormones have to do with our weight? A hormone is a chemical messenger from a cell in the body. A hormone is produced by almost every organ system and is secreted directly into the bloodstream. Hormones signal certain cells to perform certain functions. Hormones are in charge of so many important pieces of our everyday life; our monthly mood swings, sex drive, blood sugar levels, muscle tone, fat burning ability, metabolism, immune system…the list is huge! Hormones play a role in everything from good sleep and good sex to headaches, stress, fatigue and weight gain.

The struggle to lose weight can be very difficult, and many feel that there has to be a reason that the weight is not coming off. It is true that hormonal imbalance affects some overweight individuals. Hormones do play a role in weight loss and gain, but the role is dependent on the individual, and his or her dietary and exercise choices.

Hormones can affect our mood and energy amount. We, however, affect hormones. Our way of life plays a huge role in the hormonal makeup inside us. For example, if a person is inactive, certain hormones decrease, such as testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that works to increase metabolism, and therefore regulate weight and encourage weight loss. On the other hand, a more active person will have a greater number of chemical reactions in the blood, and help enhance the body’s hormonal balance. This happens so the body can cope with its own need to adapt to the stress during physical exertion. As a result, the body will create balanced hormones, which boosts metabolism, and lead to weight loss. By exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and eating the right foods, the body can create harmony with your hormones.

 

Ghrelin, sleep and liquid calories!

Scientists believe they have discovered why people get hungry at mealtimes, why dieters who lose weight often gain it back, and why stomach surgery helps obese people lose a great deal of weight. One main reason is the hormone called ghrelin, which makes us hungry, slows metabolism, and decreases the body’s ability to burn fat.

Ghrelin levels increase before meals and drop afterward depending upon what you consume. Volunteers given ghrelin injections felt extremely hungry, and, when turned loose at a buffet, ate 30 percent more than they did previously. Dieters who lose weight produce more ghrelin than they did before dieting, as if their bodies are fighting against starvation. By contrast, obese people who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight end up with low levels of ghrelin, which helps explain why their appetites decrease noticeably after the surgery.

People who fail to sleep properly over-stimulate their ghrelin production which increases the desire for food. Lack of sleep also reduces the production of leptin which is the body’s appetite suppressant. So in short, if you don’t get enough sleep, the hormones in your body get all out of whack and you think that you’re hungry when really you don’t need that food.

Getting the right amount of sleep can be the first step to making sure that you’re getting the ghrelin and leptin balance that your body needs to naturally maintain a healthy weight. Getting 8 hours of quality sleep every night will help you naturally balance out your ghrelin and leptin levels …not making up for it on the weekends. I say “quality” because many people suffer from sleep apnea and don’t know it. If you have been told you snore, kick, talk, or stop breathing in the night, have your doctor check for sleep apnea. Sleep disorders will keep you from getting into REM sleep which is when our hormones are balanced. Allergies are a main cause of sleep apnea. You don’t have to be overweight to suffer from it.

This information has helped scientists harness information to assist people in losing weight. Scientists have created an anti-obesity vaccine which reduces the production of ghrelin which helps reduce cravings. Yes, these drugs are on the market, but instead of putting a huge dent in your wallet, you can start to balance ghrelin by following a few easy steps.

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Ghrelin creates our ravenous cravings for food. Our bodies increase this hormone before eating, whether it is when your clock strikes 12 noon at work or you walk by a bakery and the smell of doughnuts stimulates the production.

Read more in Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism which is now on sale! Click HERE to find. There are charts included in the book on which foods to consume and food to steer clear of. Follow the steps in Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism to keep your ghrelin levels in check, but I’ll give you a hint, I do not recommend liquid calories to balance your ghrelin levels!

 

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“HEALTHIFIED” COOKIE DOUGH CUPCAKES
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. Swerve (or erythritol and 1/2 tsp stevia glycerite)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/2 c. coconut oil or butter
5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
COOKIE DOUGH FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1/2 tsp stevia glycerite)
8 oz cream cheese, softened (or coconut cream if dairy allergy)
2 TBS almond milk (or more to thin the frosting)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ChocoPerfection Bars, chopped

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all the dry ingredients and blend well. Add the dry and wet ingredients and blend until smooth. Grease and fill a cupcake tin 2/3rds full. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes before frosting.

To make the frosting, place the butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium-high heat (heat until it turns brown, not black). Add in natural sweeteners until dissolved and the mixture bubbles just a little. Using a hand mixer on low speed, add in cream cheese, almond milk and vanilla. Mix until combined. Once the mixture is totally cool (you don’t want the chocolate to melt), stir in the chunks of ChocoPerfection. Use to frost cupcakes. Makes 12 large cupcakes.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cookie Dough Cupcake = 391 calories, 26g fat, 4g protein, 35.1g carbs, 1.3g fiber (33.8 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Cookie Dough Cupcake = 267 calories, 26g fat, 5g protein, 4.8g carbs, 2.5g fiber (2.3 effective carbs)

Maria Emmerich

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/

268 Comments

  • Hi Maria! I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! We are new converts to a really healthy lifestyle, I have just received my Swerve and we love it! My family really enjoyed your “healthified” pumpkin risotto. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks for all your info!
    Barb

  • Maria, my family would LOVE to win these. Our favorite Healthified Recipe is your famous Cinnamon Rolls. These are such a treat. Look forward to trying out the chocolate bars (fingers crossed!).

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi! I am just begining in my journey, I have enjoyed this blog very much! I really enjoyed the “poporn” recipe as well as the “buns”, I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! Thank You for all the awesome recipes, I cannot wait to make!

  • Jenny Yelle says:

    I love to win the chocoperfection bars! I made the key-lime cupcakes & they became our family’s favorite! I also like your sub bread recipe.

  • Unknown says:

    Good morning Maria, I would love the chocolate, we cannot decide which recipes we like best since we like all we have tried but myself I go for any of them that contain chocolate.

  • Megan Case says:

    Hey! I think your pumpkin bread with the glaze is fabulous! Thanks so much! We are using almond flour, peanut flour, coconut flour and coconut oil like it’s going out of style over here!!! Would love to win the chocoperfection bars to try your chocolate chip cookies!

  • Sarah Krueger says:

    Hi Maria, I love your blog, I check it daily to stay up to date with your recipes and health information. One of my favorite recipes is HEALTHIFIED” PUMPKIN BREAD…I made it yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. I would love to win the chocoperfection bars. Thanks so much for all you do for our healthified community 🙂

  • Jan J. says:

    I would love to try those chocolate bars! My favorite healthified recipe is I have always loved spice cake but now I make it with almond flour and organic baby food plums or organic pumpkin puree – yum!

  • Rene Hughes says:

    Ooohhh! I would love to be the winner! I’m not without chocoperfection bars ever! Hmmm…to pick a favorite. I always have on hand your chocolate chip cookies but a very close second would have to be the cookie dough cupcakes. I think that’s what I’m making today in fact.

  • Cheryl D says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! Your recipes are all so amazing, but my family especially loves the Caramel Apple Crisp ice cream.

  • Peggy Miller says:

    I would love to win the choco perfection bars. They are the one thing I have not purchased yet. but I hear they are fabulous. I have made quite a few recipes with cocoa, Halloween brownies YUM! I have asked for a box of these for Christmas! 🙂

  • Cindy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Maria! My most recent favorite is the pumpkin creamer. It’s “just enough” for my coffee. I’m not typically a creamer user but I do like flavored coffee on occasion.

    Would love to win these chocoperfections! And plan on stopping in regularly over the next few days to read the comments here and see what everyone is loving as far as your recipes! Nothing like readers helping you decide what to try.

    Anxiously waiting for your newest book to be available in print!

  • di rogers says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfections…

    Fudge Ecstasies would have to be my favorites.

  • Jenny says:

    Hello Maria, I only discovered your site 3 weeks ago and converted to your “Lifestyle” way of eating straight away. The Cauliflower rice has been our life-saver, we keep making the chinese/egg rice which I must say is a perfect replacement to white rice and is really tasty with some curry..which we eat alot of in the UK.

    • Jenny says:

      Sorry forgot to add that I would love to win the Choco perfections bars as we dont have anything like this in the UK. Thanks Maria.

  • Maureen says:

    Hi Maria, Hope you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving.
    Would love to win the chocoperfection bars. Used them in your healthified chocolate chip cookie recipe for Thanksgiving. They were a big hit.
    thanks!!

  • Mrs. Catlin says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfections! My favorite “healthified” recipe is your bagel recipe that I read on Dr. Davis’ Wheatbellyblog.com site. I add dark chocolate chips to the batch and they are so good!

  • Kim says:

    I would love to try “Chocoperfection!” Our fave recipe has got to be the Cream Cheese Danish….wowsa!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh I want to win that chocolate. I’d make muffins, brownies, tortes, and anything else made of chocolate. Love your recipes and use them all the time.

    I can never get my name to appear at the top of my comments. why? So I remain anonymous. My name is Elaine C.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria,
    I love your blog and I have seen great improvements in my health since I bought your book. So thank you!

    I have a question, concerning fertility and diet. I read a Harvard University research that said animal protein causes infertility and on the other hand whole grains, legumes etc promote it. I would really love to know your opinion on this, since I admire it and I definately do not want to bring grains back in to my diet.

    PS. Don’t worry I m not for the giveaway, It would be a little difficult to send it to Greece 🙂

  • Heather says:

    My favorite is your pumpkin bread! Delish. I would LOVE to win the chocoperfection bars as I use them all the time. I have been at work since 4am yesterday (Thanksgiving) working a big program and one of the things I did was make a batch of your cookies using them to bring to the office with me so I could have HEALTHIFIED treats to eat. Thank you, Heather

  • silarem says:

    I can’t believe I have all the ingredients to make these healthy cookie dough cupcakes!! uhh wait…. I’m missing the ChocoPerfection Bars…sigh

  • Christie says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars since I have not had the opportunity to try them. My favorite recipe so far is cinnamon rolls.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win the chocoperfection bars! My fav recipe is the homemade Nutella with Almond Flour cookies!

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  • Tracy Thomas says:

    Hi Maria! I would love to win these. Our family loved the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. I made it for dessert yesterday for Thanksgiving! My mom and I both have type 2 diabetes, so your recipes have been a God send. The Cheesecake was amazing, and my mom’s post meal glucose was 111!!!!

  • mj says:

    Maria, your recipes always amaze me. I like some random ones but haven’t gotten around to trying out as many as I’d like! Healthy rice pudding and a spinoff of your peanut butter cup cheesecake were quite yummy. Although maybe that would change to these cookie dough cupcakes if I won the chocolate! 🙂

  • Laurie Cron says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win these chocolate bars. My family loves the Italian Meatloaf recipe and yesterday I brought the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, nobody realized it was sugarfree and they were fighting over the leftovers. I just used my last two chocoperfection bars in your pumpkin muffin recipe, yummy!

  • Clare K says:

    I’m looking forward to trying these chocolate bars! I’m hoping I’ll win. 🙂 Maria, thank you for all your information and recipes. I have 3 of your books and look forward to your new savory one when it comes out in print. I LOVE your Chocolate Zucchini muffins. They are amazing, and I took your tip and I make them in donut shapes. Also I love the shamrock shake, which is the recipe that got me buying your books and following your blog!

  • jmwhite60 says:

    I’m new to the clean eating game, so haven’t had a chance to try many recipes, but I have to say my 19 year old son keeps talking about the cinnamon rolls. I’ve been anxious to try these bars. I’ve made my own, but buying them would be soooo easy! 🙂

  • Unknown says:

    Oh Yeah! We absolutely LOVE the twinkies, pumpkin swirl cheesecake, French silk pie, and your pumpkin bread! Can’t wait to try the cinnamon rolls next and these cupcakes! Oh yum! Our Thanksgiving was so very joyous because of you! I never knew I’d be able to enjoy just exquisite edible creations. Thank you so very much for all you do!

    Barbara B.- Texas

  • Hi Maria, the hit of our Thanksgiving meal yesterday was your Pumpkin Swirl Cheescake!!! Everyone loved the crust and my son-in-law said it was the best cheesecake ever, even after learning it was “healthy”!!! So, healthified desserts are my favorite. And oh, by the way, thanks for all of your hard work helping us to eat healthy.

  • Hi Maria, the hit of our Thanksgiving meal yesterday was your Pumpkin Swirl Cheescake!!! Everyone loved the crust and my son-in-law said it was the best cheesecake ever, even after learning it was “healthy”!!! So, healthified desserts are my favorite. And oh, by the way, thanks for all of your hard work helping us to eat healthy.

  • gadget says:

    ChocoPerfection bars are my weakness. When I am able to buy them, I ration them like they were gold. I would LOVE to win a box!

    I made your ‘Cornbread Stuffing’ yesterday for Thanksgiving and received rave reviews from some very picky eaters. I loved it, and I have never liked stuffing. The ‘cornbread’ was so good, my son requested that I bake another loaf or 2 for him to take back to college as I had to stop him from eating all the crumbled bread before I added the other ingredients.

  • Natalie says:

    Hi Maria! I’d love to win the bars…I just got my first order of them this week and they are fantastic. So many recipes to choose from in terms of my favourite…a current favourite would be your donut recipe…I especially like the cinnamon variation. I’m trying out the pumpkin recipe tonight for a baby shower. Excited!! Thank you so very much for all the recipes and education. You are an answer to prayer.

  • Lara says:

    So far my favorite thing has been the cinnamon rolls, but I really love the brownies and can’t wait to try cauliflower rice. Thanks for all the recipes!
    Lara

  • Christie Johnson says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! So far my favorite has been the pumpkin donuts. I will have to try the cinnamon rolls this weekend. But chocolate is my favorite treat.

  • Anonymous says:

    Morning, Maria! We love your protein waffles!!!

    Would looooove the chocoperfection bars!!!

    Michelle Lewandowski 🙂

  • Vivian says:

    Love the Lemon squares )so easy to prepare and done in no time). I also love the French toast using eggplant. I plan to try a lot of the savory recipes this week! I am sure they will all be delicious!

  • Heather Pace says:

    Hi Maria, I just discovered your blog through a friend this morning. She raved about your sub paninis so I will be making them soon. As I’ve starting poking around already I can see things I want to make, including these delicious sounding cupcakes!!! Never heard of chocoperfection bars but I love anything chocolate! lol

  • Dawn says:

    I would love to win those chocolate bars – fiber and chocolate – fabulous! I love your Cheez-it recipe. Have a great day!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you Maria,
    I had my gall bladder removed on Monday & made your pumpkin bread as a post-op Thanksgiving treat.
    I would love to win these bars and make more healthified treats,
    Anne

  • Beth says:

    We love the twice baked cauliflower fuax-tatoes – big hit yesterday! Hope to win the chocolate 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    We use the Chocoperfection bars a lot! We don’t have a favorite recipe as we use so many of them (I own all of your books and use them just about daily!), but one of our favorites is your pumpkin pancakes, which we had for breakfast this morning:-)
    -Sue S.

  • Karen Fay says:

    My husband love the ChocoPerfection candy bars. I can’t eat them because I’m allergic to chocolate!:(

    I fixed my favorite recipe, Pumpkin MiniMuffins, yesterday for the Thanksgiving dinner. Even our none Paleo family members enjoyed them.

    Thanks!

  • hjs says:

    I would love to win the chocoperfection bars! love chocolate of any kind. would have to say your chicken pot pie is my fav. thanks for all your tasty recipes.

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria, my new favorite recipe is your Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with the lemon glaze. They are heavenly. I liked them so much I bought a Pizzelle maker to try your Lemon Poppyseed Crisps! I’m crazy about the chocoperfection bars. I’d LOVE to win these bars.
    from SweetFeather

  • Kay says:

    I love your blog and I thank you for all that you say!I would love to win the chocoperfection bars!

  • Linnea Engstrom says:

    I am pretty new to your blog and haven’t been able to buy all the ingredients needed yet, but the pictures you post are mouthwatering! I can’t wait to try the cinnamon rolls that I’ve seen pictures of and that people are talking about. And of course I would love to win the chocolate bars so I can make true low carb Chocolate chip cookies!
    Thanks for a great blog!
    Linnea

  • Thanks to you I discovered these chocolates, my favorite are the almond bars. And my favorite new Maria recipe is the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake.

    I made it for our dessert for Thanksgiving and although I may have spread the crust too thick the cheesecake was spot on awesome! Can’t wait to order your new savory book!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your awesome recipes Maria, especially the chocolate perfection cookie recipe. My friend recently brought
    a few of these to share and they were amazing.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a box of these bars!

  • I would love to win the chocolate bars, as I never want to run out of them and my supply is running low! I love them plain or in the chocolate chip cookies, which is my favorite recipe and the one I make most often. I made the pumpkin swirl cheesecake and had a big piece yesterday and I was still down a pound this am. I also made the caramel sauce and put a drizzle over the cheesecake. Really decadent! 🙂

  • Gretchen says:

    The chocolate bars are a family favorite. For myself I have been making the sub and panini bread every week – it is my gluten-free bread of choice since I found your recipe.

  • JoBlue says:

    Please enter me to win! I love making the pita recipe that pairs with your gyros. Along with many other recipes here…

  • ally says:

    We would love to win some bars! Love just about every recipe we tried which is too many to name. Yesterday’s thanksgiving feast included Apple”juice” and some really great rolls made from your new bread bowl recipe. Family favorite as always was the caramel rolls for breakfast also!
    Thanks for all you do Maria!

  • I would LOVE to win some bars because they are my favorite treat!!! I have a few favorite recipes…I love the zucchini brownies and have been making them for a few years now and love the “cornbread” recipe as well. Thanks 🙂

  • Skayne says:

    I would LOVE to win some Choco Perfection bars. And, right now, we’re diggin’ the TWINKIES!! Bring on the Zombie apocalypse.

  • Annie B.Ros says:

    Hi Maria, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win some Choco Perfection bars! We absolutely love your cauliflower rice! We make it on a daily basis now and it’s amazing! We will also be making the sweet zucchini coconut bread again soon. Oh, oh, and the almond joys came out really nice 🙂

  • Hi Maria, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I would really love to win the Choco Perfection Bars. My favorite new recipe from you is the Protein Pumpkin Waffles. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Caroline says:

    Hi Maria, Happy Thanksgiving to you all in the States. I would love to win the Choco Perfection bars. I have never tried them but I’m sure I would enjoy them. Chocolate is my #1 weakness! My favorite recipe is your ever so simple Sunflower Seed Crackers. I make them every week and tweek the recipe with different spices. Love what you do, I am sharing your blog with family and friends here in Canada on a regular basis. Keep up the great recipes, great information, great work!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi, Maria, Tim and I would love having chocolate bars…our favorite recipe so far is the cinnamon rolls…with coconut flour. We have tried a lot of your recipes and this one is just SOOOOOO wonderful. But I may need to try those sunflower seed cracker that Caroline mentioned…I may go to the kitchen. Smiles, Ruth

  • ann says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would love to win the chocolate bars. Yum. I love your healthified scone recipe.

  • Jacque Dunn says:

    I would love to try the bsrs – what a great prize! I love your donut recipe. I love pastries and that recipe is a mainstay for me to take to work. Thanks for all you do!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win. Our favorite recipe is the pumpkin donuts, so good! (Cindi Hoag)

  • Meg says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My family loves your sub bread recipe and the chocolate chip cookies 🙂

  • Debbie M. says:

    I would love to win the Choco Perfection Bars. I’d love to try the recipes you have that contain them. My favorite recipes right now are anything with pumpkin. The pumpkin doughnuts I just tried and they are so yummy. I found a doughnut pan at the thrift store, so now I’m going to try all the doughnut recipes.

  • ~j says:

    I found your “sub” bread recipe the day before Thanksgiving and that led me to your site, Made the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner and subscribed to your site. They were Great! I would love to try the Choco Perfection bars.

  • Crystal says:

    I love your recipes! It’s hard to pick just one favorite but I did try the bread recipe yesterday and it was really good! I’ve always wanted to try the Choco Perfection bars. I really miss milk chocolate but I don’t know anywhere local that sells them and I’m a poor college student, so an entire box is out of budget for me. Please enter me in the drawing for this!

  • Emily says:

    I would love to win! I tried your (not) cornbread and made it into stuffing for Thanksgiving yesterday!

  • Joan S says:

    Hi Maria,
    I tried the pumpkin flan and pumpkin swirl cheese cake for Thanksgiving, and they were both great. Thanks, Joan

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria!

    I am a HUGE fan of your blog. I’ve been keeping up with is since the husband and I started to follow a more healthy diet and cut out wheat and sugar from our diet. I have used many of your recipes, including the “best chocolate chip cookie ever!” and the pumpkin pancakes. I’ve even fed the cookies to unsuspecting adults and children and only told them afterwards! They’re such a hit and everyone loves them always. Due to this lifestyle, which started in July this past summer, I have lost a total of 12 lbs while my husband has a lost 23! And the best part is? We don’t even feel like we are on a “diet” thanks to your recipes! Keep up the great work, Maria! Also, we’d love a box of those choco perfection bars. Enter me in! 😉

    Thanks, Sidrah.

  • Kim says:

    These sound tasty! I would love to win them. My favorite healthy recipe is your cinnamon rolls. They taste so good, I can’t believe how healthy they are!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria!
    I would love to win a box of chocoperfection bars! My girls love the protein pancakes with nutella!
    Thanks,
    Kelly

  • Enter me in the drawing! Right now I’m loving the coconut protein bars! I can’t wait to try some more recipies.

  • rdmom23@Hotmail.com says:

    I would love to win…loving all the pumpkin recipes…too hard to choose from all of your fabulous recipes 🙂

  • Edina X says:

    would love to win and absolutely love healthifed bread!!

  • Joan says:

    Yum, I have been wanting to try those chocolate bars! My fave recipe are the brownies with coconut flour and cream cheese that freeze so well, sorry I don’t remember the exact name…they are so good!! The recipes in the cookbooks are so wonderful! Thank you!

  • The A Team says:

    Maria~ I would love to win the choco bars! My favorite recipe is your tiramisu – I also love your vanilla bean cheesecake! I’ve made them both multiple times!

  • Bobbi Kenow says:

    My favorite right now would be your “peanut butter cup” recipe…only I make them into peanut butter bars. My son can’t get enough!

  • Sunflower says:

    I would absolutely love to win! My family really enjoys mashed cauliflower “fauxtatoes” with 5 cloves of garlic and 1.5 T grassfed butter. They are really delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mary Ann says:

    we love the Pumpkin swirl Cheesecake and the almond cookies and too many more to mention !!!

  • Tammy says:

    I would love to try the Chocoperfection bars! We adore the twice baked cauliflower, blondies, and pumpkin bread.

  • Anonymous says:

    Have been buying ChocoPerfection for several years and would love to be entered to win your giveaway! Since I’m new to your site…and since I’ve only recently received your books, blanched almond flour and Swerve…I have only had a chance to make your pumpkin swirl cheesecake, 2 pumpkin pies, your biscuits, and your pumpkin pancakes. If I had to pick a favorite…it would be the cheesecake. It was scrumptious!!!! My husband even knows when I disappear to the kitchen that I am trying another new recipe. He is enjoying them as much as I am…without the work! Had the biscuits this morning with scrambled eggs and you are right…remind me of KFC!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Just made twisted chicken salad. Yum!!!!

    Kristen R.

  • susanmd4j says:

    Love the protein pancakes and pumpkin swirl cheesecake and try to make a new recipe from your cookbooks every week. I have heard about the ChocoPerfection bars for a long time but just never had a chance to try them yet. It’s ony bucket list!

  • Anonymous says:

    Twisted chicken salad and coconut raspberry muffins are our favorite.

    We haven’t tried the ChocoPerfection bars but I’d love to be able to use them in your chocolate chip cookies.

    Kristen R.

  • Mary B. says:

    We are working our way through two of your cookbooks, and so far, one of our favorite recipes is the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake from “Nurtitious and Delicious.” But maybe that’s because it’s recently on our minds from Thanksgiving. But our second favorite has to be the breakfast Pizza Bites, which we’re going to try next with sausage or ham. Keep up the great work!

  • JenniferK says:

    I love your blueberry morning cereal the best. I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars! I have not tried them yet.

  • Keri Turley says:

    I am waiting for some ingredients to be delivered before I can start trying out your recipes. I’m excited to try the ice cream recipe. I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars. I’m excited to try them out.

  • Lori says:

    Maria…pumpkin donuts were amazing. The vanilla bean cheesecake fooled all. My brother said he couldnt take any home cause of the sugar..so i confessed. He happily took four large slices. Yah me for finding you. I want to know if i order your books can i get them signed? Put me in for some choco…lat.

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  • Nina says:

    I would love to win the bars. My favorite recipy is chocolate chip cookies!

  • Trisha says:

    I. Totally. Want. To.. Win. Hmmmmm, favorite thing is really a healthy banana bread I make as a two min microwave muffin.

  • Trisha says:

    On wait. Of yours specifically? I tried the “healthified” cereal a couple of weeks ago and love love loved it. I did it with just vanilla and them I bought some strawberry extract too.

  • I’m a sucker for any healthified dessert, especially ones containing chocolate!

  • Emily says:

    Our family loves the chocolate zucchini muffins!

  • France says:

    Maria! Those cupcakes look AWESOME!!!!!!

  • roberta says:

    I would love to win some yummy bars! I like the “Fake” potatoes – MY kids don’t even know they are not real.

  • Beulah says:

    Would really like to win the bars! I have liked every recipe of your that I’ve tried and would say that my favorite is the Apple Cake-so good!!! Planning to make it as doughnuts next.

  • kathryn says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you so much for all you do. I love your healthy recipes, and recently pointed my low-carb mother to your site. We both love the healthified sub!!
    I would love to win the bars!!

  • Suzie says:

    love the chocolate zucchini cupcake/muffins!

  • Unknown says:

    Yum! Your pumpkin cheese cake a KFC biscuits were a hit last night for Thanksgiving! I was ordered to make more biscuits today, so I think it is safe to say that the biscuits are the newest fave healthified recipe! –Stacy

  • Lynda says:

    My favorite healthified recipe so far is your nutter butters! They are fantastic! I would love to win the chocoperfection bars as I have heard they are to die for! Thanks for all your great recipes!

  • Sharon B. says:

    My favorite recipe is the chocolate zucchini muffins! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing to win the ChocoPerfection bars, Maria.

  • Sheridan says:

    Would love to win some ChocoPerfection bars! I love the apple bundt cake, and can’t wait to try the fudgy healthified brownies. Thanks for all the recipes and information. Trying the crab stuffed avocados and buffalo cauliflower tomorrow.

  • Laura Greene says:

    totally would love to win the ChocoP bars 🙂 Right now, loving the Cookie Dough Dip. Out-of-this-world awesome!

  • Maria L says:

    Hi Maria, I would love so much to win those chocolate bars. I’m a college student so I spent Thanksgiving away from my family for the first time. It was hard, but your pumpkin pie in a jar recipe really helped! 🙂

  • Fit N Busy says:

    Hi Maria! Our family loves the chocolate chip cookie recipe! You can never go wrong with an old classic!

  • Jackie says:

    Hi Maria! I would love to win this contest. My favorite healthified recipe of yours is the apple bundt cake. I already made it twice and am experimenting on making doughnuts out of the recipe.

  • Hello! I’ve always wanted to try them. My favorite healthified recipe is cheesy mashed cauliflower 🙂

  • Hello! I’ve always wanted to try them. My favorite healthified recipe is cheesy mashed cauliflower 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria! Our family would love to win the ChocoPerfection bats! Your pumpkin bread was especially yummy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Shared on facebook, we love the pumpkin donuts! Cindi Hoag would love to win the chocoperfection bars!

    Cindi Hoag

  • Jacqui Smith says:

    I shared this link on Facebook! I’m just getting into the “Healthified” way of life and would love to win some chocolate that is Maria approved 🙂 My husband and I love the cauliflower lasagna and savory puffs too!

  • Montica Berry says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! My family CRAVES your granola recipe as well as your pumpkin muffins…yum, yum ,yum! Thanks so much fo all your hard work!

  • Anonymous says:

    I will love to win your giveaway 😉 I’m never lucky with giveaways lol , my family love the healthyfied twinkies and the Boston cream cupcake I love the healthyfied nutella <3 😉 delicious!!!!

  • Jordan says:

    I would love to have the chance to try ChocoPerfection! I really enjoy your recipe for healthified pumpkin creamer, it was amazing 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win! I love the baby corn bread recipe to make dressing with!

  • Kim says:

    I would love to share these chocolate bars with my family. My two daughters and two grandchildren are struggling with food allergies. Our family had to change our diet and lifestyle. Fortunately for us we have found wonderful blogs like yours. I not only love
    your recipes but I love your family story. Kim

  • Betheny says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! It is so hard to find good chocolate. I love your healthified cheese danish! YUM!

  • smfeet2001 says:

    I shared on my facebook (Holly Truitt) and would love to win!! I love healthified chocolate Chip cookes. Also love the healthified Nuttella.
    Holly

  • Lori says:

    Mmm, yummy chocolate!! I love your healthified english muffins, we make those a lot!! The kids like them, we can still have our english muffin pizzas!!

  • Mrs. T says:

    Would love to win. My favorite has got to be the cinnamon rolls.

  • Mrs. T says:

    Would love to win. My favorite has got to be the cinnamon rolls.

  • KGora says:

    I would definitely love to win some good chocolate! Who wouldn’t? I love to make healthier baking products by substituting pureed fruit for the oil and am currently waiting on some almond flour to start experiencing with that. Can’t wait to see who the winner of the chocolate is!

  • Sherrilee says:

    I would so love to win a box of ChocoPerfection! I have made the cinnamon rolls, sub bread (as buns for sausages and hamburgers) and everything is eaten swiftly. My diabetic husband had a health crisis earlier this year and since then we are committed to doing much better for our joint health. The kids love everything I’ve made from your recipes so far as well. Just got 3 of your books and they came this week. Paging through the recipes before I read the other information…making me drool!

  • Kathy says:

    Would love to win the chocolate. Just made the Broccoli Chicken Braid last night-it is one of my favorites!

  • Anonymous says:

    What fun! I’ve never tried Choco Perfection bars and would love to win some so I can. I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago through a friend, so have not tried any of your recipes yet, but the one I’m most excited about is the Reuben Enchiladas.

    Thank you,
    freckles (Terri)

  • Elle Tell says:

    I would love to win! We had the pumpkin swirl cheesecake at Thanksgiving…yummy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Kristy Moore

    I loved the cereal! I would love to win!

  • Jennifer says:

    I would love to win the chcoperfection bars! Its so hard to pick a favorite healthified recipe of yours! I’ll pick the cinamon rolls, those were the last ones I made. YUMMO!

    -Jennifer D, MN

  • Margarita says:

    Would love to win these! We have many favorites, so if I had to choose one it would be the healthified lasagna, EVERYONE even my picky mountain dew drinkng brother loves it. No complaints at all. I make it at least once a week.

  • Kristin says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars! Love your Pumpkin Swirl Cheescake!

  • Cyndie Lowry says:

    Happy Holidays, Maria!
    I would LOVE to win the Chocoperfection bars! My favorite recipe of yours was the Chocolate Torte Cake…wow…it was so delicious! Since finding you and your blog, I have found a better way to eat and I feel so much better! More energy than I’ve ever had! Losing 28 pounds has also been a plus! Thanks for all you do to help us to be more healthy!
    Cyndie

  • Debi Lowery says:

    I finally got to try these bars….picked them up at Pomegranate Market in SD. They are wonderful. Would love to win a box. Thanks for the chance. Recently I have made the “healthified” pumpkin muffins. So good for a breakfast change, heated and with butter. YUM

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  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipe so far is the chowder. My husband and I both love it.

    crystalbell@comcast.net

  • Anonymous says:

    We’d love to win. On of our favorite recipes is your chocolate chip cookies.
    Thanks,
    David and Anna Thompson

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win.

    Thanks!
    Kim

    kim.washburn@gmail.com

    • Anonymous says:

      I forgot to mention that my kids really loved the Taquitos recipe from your The Art of Eating Healthy. We just got the book and there are many more recipes I can’t wait to try. ~Kim

  • P.I.N.K. Mom says:

    Love your blog and your recipes – my favorite go-to is your Protein Waffle recipe, haven’t found one to beat it yet! And Choco-Perfection bars – oh yes please! Thanks for all your amazing work!

  • Kara Yarber says:

    Hi Maria, I’m a big fan of yours! 🙂 My favorite recipe of yours is the healthified chowder with bread bowl. Winning a box of Chocoperfection bars would definitely be awesome – I’ve wanted to try them!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria – I love your chocolate chip cookies….and your chocolate/zucchini muffins….and pumpkin donuts….and….well, you get the idea 😉 I finally found the Choco-Perfection bars at a health-food store…would love to try them, but was afraid of the price for one bar 🙁 Thanks for sharing all of your hard-work and knowledge with us ~ you’re such an inspiration!
    – Jennifer
    gumby.1988@yahoo.com

  • Oooh I’d love to make these cupcakes… especially if I win the bars!
    I just discovered the microwave pumpkin muffins… just in time for Thanksgiving! I love them and they fill me up like no pie could! Yum! Now I want to try other pumpkin recipes too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  • Maria, you are an inspiration in many ways. I would love to win these bars. Found some in our local natural grocery… dark mint… a healthy treat when I stop in for some healthy groceries or a quick bite. I’ve got two of your books ordered and can’t wait to try them. My daughter is recently leaving wheat out of her diet so we are in the process of adjusting and learning… and hopefully losing!

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to make these cupcakes WITH the Choco-Perfection bars – thanks for the chance!

    Michelle in Missouri
    AnrkeyGrrrl at hotmail dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria,

    I love your cinnamon rolls. What a wonderful treat when low carbing. And, what a generous give away–ChocoPerfection bars!

    tbippen1957 at yahoo.com

  • I would love to win!!! love party pastry puffs and I really appreciate the information you bring to everyone!

    cathshop@gmail.com

  • cgstan says:

    Wow! The cupcakes are next on my list! Yum! It’s a toss-up between the almond cookies with cream cheese frosting or the scrumptious Pumpkin bread…….tasted so good on Thanksgiving morning.

    Thank You

  • Teresa says:

    I have made the protein bars and granola and they are wonderful. My family loves the Bacon Cheesburger Goodness, the PotLuck “Rice” Casserole (I used chicken instead of beef), and the Cabbage Lasagna. I would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars and make the Cookie Dough Cupcakes for everyone at Christmas! Thanks again for all the wonderful recipes! And I loved reading about your GOTCHA DAY! I am sure you have had a blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Rose Irvine says:

    I have not yet made any of your wonderful recipes, I will be finished P2 of the protocol next week and can’t wait to try some of them.

    Thank you for all you do for all of us to be healthier.

  • Tonia Zolnowsky says:

    I would love to win the choc. bars. Your protein waffles are my favorite recipe of yours so far.

  • Alyce Mark says:

    I’d really like to win the chocolate bars! My absolute favorite recipe of yours is the Cinnamon Bun recipe. They always come out beautiful and delicious!

  • Wen Yen says:

    Great giveaway, would love to win. Love your healthy ranch dressing!

  • JessMN says:

    I just found your blog this evening so I haven’t made any of your recipes (yet!), but I would love to win the bars!

  • Melodee says:

    I use so many of your recipes I don’t think I could pick a fave! But I make your coconut ice cream a LOT. Think how much better it would be with a chopped up ChocoPerfection bar!!!

  • Miss Niss says:

    mmm pumpkin bread has been our fave lately!

  • Heidi says:

    Hi Maria! LOVE your blog! I’m T1Diabetic. We use about a recipe a day and would LOVE to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite because it’s a staple is the protein waffles, & my favorite fun recipe that I still have to try would have to be the oreos. I don’t worry about cheating with recipes like that accessible! Thanks so much!

  • Jennifer says:

    What an excellent giveaway! Our family favorite here is hands down the sub rolls!

  • Hi Maria,
    I have just finished reading your metabolism book. It is really great. I also have found your blog very enlightening. For more than just weight loss, it is so important to get the word out about the negative impact sugar has on our health. I’ve been saying to my husband for the last few years, why, why, why do you think so many people are now being diagnosed with cancer; many of whom are women my age (in their early 40’s that are being diagnosed with breast cancer). I’m starting to understand the “why” thanks to you. Growing up during the peak of the low fat craze, I’m happy to have started eating low carb about 10 years ago and quickly realized it was much better for me. But, you have informed me on many of the other additives in our foods that also need to be phased out. Thanks for all that you do and the information you share.

    So far, I’ve enjoyed all of your recipes that I’ve tried. Most recently, I’ve been interested in making the Cookie Dough Dip. I made your animal crackers last weekend, and think they would be a wonderful item to dip. I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars and use them in the cookie dip recipe. I can’t tolerate Maltitol at all, so these look like a wonderful way to get one of my favorite items without the discomfort. Yay Chocolate!!

    Valerie

  • Bethany says:

    I would love to win these! My kids love your waffles. I love that I have something to give them for breakfast that is good for them and that they are excited about. Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the pumpkin bread recipe. I made muffins with this recipe, added cream cheese to the middle and put some pumpkin seeds on top. Baked them and they came out really good! Thank you. Would love to try a chocolate muffin recipe. Hope I win the choco bars 🙂

  • Natalie in Jackson says:

    I am a chocoholic and some chocoperfection sounds pretty perfect! My most frequently used recipe is definitely your Oopsie roll. I made them for my fiancé just this morning and he was very happy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria….Shared the post on Facebook. Love the chocoperfection bars to make ice cream and cookies…..
    Thank you,
    Terry Noey
    tnoey@angelwolfranch.com.

  • Evelyn says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to win the chocolate bars! Thanks so much for this chance to win a whole box. We love your Cinnamon Buns and bagels. Thank you for making everyday foods easy and healthy!

  • Oh goodness, another chance to win a box of these “heaven in a gold wrapper” bars 🙂 I would love to try for another chance to win! My daughter and I are currently addicted to the nutri-grainless bars!! We love them. We make usually 2 trays and them pack them in the fridge. They are perfect for breakfast or for an on-the-go snack. I make ours a little bigger so I get 6 per batch. I have found Smuckers strawberry preserves made with Splenda so that is what I use for the filling. I also make a cream cheese/Swerve icing to coat some of them with too. Oh so good!

  • Carol B. says:

    Would love to win these chocolate bars – I’ve been dying to try them! I love your sub bread recipe and your pizza crust recipe but would love to try some with chocolate 🙂

    carolbonello@yahoo.com

  • Tracy League says:

    I have always wanted to try the Chocoperfection bars! I can’t wait to try the healthy lemon bars. My kids just love lemon bars. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  • kathrynellen says:

    I want to try these so bad! And the healthified recipe is cinnamon rolls!

  • Reegz says:

    I want to win the choco perfection bars to see what one tastes like so I can find a way to make it! Lol! You know pb ice cream is my fave and I also love the wraps!

  • Anonymous says:

    Not sure I can pick just one favorite. I’ve made the bagels several times, but the Tiramisu angel food cake was amazing and totally perfect for my diabetic mom’s birthday!

    Susan

    losurymalu at cinci dot rr dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria. I am loving your clam chowder it was so good!! Also, many of your books are on my Christmas list this year. I hope Santa is good to me!!

    Kari Larson
    larsonkarilynn@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria, I really need more ChocoPrefection Bars, I used the last of them making your chocolate cupecakes for my grandkids, which they really liked. Thanks for helping us to eat healthier. Also I made the pumkin spice sorbet for Thanksgiving and it was a hit too. Thanks again.

    TTFN, Donna Griffis

  • Marisa Gizzio says:

    I would love to try the ChocoPerfection Bars! These cupcakes were the first “healthified” treat that I got my kids to try and they loved them! I had to sub in a few “regular” chocolate chips when I made them, so I would love to give them a try with the CP bars!

  • Lisa L. says:

    I would love to win a box of ChocoPerfection Bars. Our favorite recipe so far has been your waffles. I keep them in the freezer for my daughter to grab before school. So handy and yummy too!

  • Frumatik says:

    I would love to win since I can´t get these in Sweden where I live! My favourite healthiefied recepie is cinnamon rolls.

  • Mary Ring says:

    Love chocolate!!!Would love to win. We love so many of your recipes it is hard to choose, but I would say the best surprise was your eggplant french toast. I stopped buying bread months ago and so when I made the eggplant french toast the kids were excited thinking I had caved and bought bread. They couldn’t believe it was eggplant.

  • Shelly says:

    I would LOVE to win the chocolate! As a self confessed carb-a-holic I love to bake. I really love your cinnamon rolls; they give me the intense satisfaction of baking as well as a bread-like delicious treat. The bonus is that it’s not really a treat and I can make them for breakfast on a leisurely weekend without guilt. The bread recipe is also great as bread (i like to add pesto not marinara). Thanks to your blog (and others in the LCAF group) I’ve lost 30lb in the last few months, which means I can look forward to being a stunning bride not a tubby bride. So, chico-win or not, THANK YOU!

  • Lucy says:

    Maria, I have soo many favorites of yours, it’s hard to pick just one! I’d have to say the donut recipes are the best. My mother, who has celiac, can have them, and my FORMER diabetic husband can, too. I have lost over 15 lbs. using your cookbooks, and am working my way back into my old “fighting” weight. YAY! Thanks, Maria!

    PS – When is your new cookbook coming out? I can’t wait for it!

  • Trina says:

    Maria, would love to win the ChocoPerfection yummies 🙂 So many favourites … how does one pick?? I’ll say the cinnamon rolls (but really I have many). Thanks for your wonderful blog! It has made LCHF eating so much easier.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria,

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. I have a lot of favorites but I’ll pick the pumkin bread receipe of yours. I make them frequently in muffin tins and are just wonderful. Thank you.

  • Heather says:

    Hi Maria, I would love to try the ChocoPerfection bars. I’m new to reading your blog so have only tried a couple of recipes so far. Really enjoyed the Chicken Broccoli Braid! Moussaka is on this week’s plan, and I’m looking forward to trying some of the dessert recipes soon too. Thank you so much!
    hjacobsen24@gmail.com

  • Kristin says:

    I would love to try the Cookie Dough Cupcakes! They look really delicious!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello, my name is Shannon H. and my favorite recipe so far has been your goldfish. I make them all the time. I always have them on hand.

    Thank you!!!

  • Luz says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would love to win! My family has many favorites but we survive on your healthified cereal and your chocolate chip cookies! I just got a nook for my birthday and will be getting your savory cookbook can’t wait!

  • Teresakay says:

    I want to win! we love the browies

  • spaceranger says:

    I would love to win the chocolate bars! I just found your blog yesterday, so haven’ tried anything yet, but am very excited by what I see. I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes and am unexpectedly being thrown into the world of low-carb and I’m not into scary frankenfood–your blog is a breath of fresh air.

  • Brian says:

    I would love to win these! only store around me that sells them charges $4! I have tried them and love them but at that price I cant buy them to cook with, plus Nov 30th is my Birthday!

  • Carissa says:

    Chocolate! YUMMMMM………The only recipe I have tried so far is the cinnamon rolls. Love them 🙂 Can’t wait to try more!!!

  • Jean says:

    I would love to win the choco perfection bars, Maria!! I have not tried them yet, but have been wanting to. My favorite recipe right now is your Shamrock Shake. It is sooo yummy, and so filling :). Thank you for all you do….

  • Alejandra says:

    I would love to win the Chocoperfections! My favorite “healthified” recipe is your “cream of wheat”. I have it at least twice a week. It is delicious and so easy to make. Thanks

  • Amanda N. says:

    I want these bars!! 🙂 My favorite healthified recipe is probably the brownies. Thank you!
    Amanda

  • Dove says:

    Maria,
    I would love to have a box of those Chocolate Perfection bars. I have been wanting to try them. I’ve been using Swerve and it tastes just like sugar, so I imagine that they would be delicious also. I really liked your sausage gravy and biscuits.The biscuits by themselves are also good with butter and sugar free jam. I enjoy seeing those beautiful boys of yours and I know you love having them. I have adopted 3 of my own children.
    Sincerely,
    Julie Williams

  • Dove says:

    Maria,
    I would love to have a box of those Chocolate Perfection bars. I have been wanting to try them. I’ve been using Swerve and it tastes just like sugar, so I imagine that they would be delicious also. I really liked your sausage gravy and biscuits.The biscuits by themselves are also good with butter and sugar free jam. I enjoy seeing those beautiful boys of yours and I know you love having them. I have adopted 3 of my own children.
    Sincerely,
    Julie Williams

  • Kim Kern says:

    I would love to have a box of ChocoPerfection bars. My favorite recipes are Pumpkin Muffins and Peanut Pancakes! Thanks for all you do:)

  • Donna Petry says:

    I would love to have a box of ChocoPerfection bars. I’m new to your blog, looking forward to trying out your recipes.

  • Danel says:

    Hello,

    I would love to win!

    I love your biscuits and gravy recipe. It is so good. I have used the gravy to make breakfast burrito’s. Low-carb tortillas, egg, a little cheese and some gravy all rolled up. Yum!!

  • carrieb614@cfbaldacci@gmail.com says:

    I was diagnosed with diabetes recently and have to find new ways to eat. Cooking used to come easily, but I admit, I need some help learning how to eat low carb. Hence, I have discovered your food blog! I look forward to the delectable-looking recipes created by you!

  • April says:

    My family and I love your breakfast protein smoothie. It’s an easy breakfast and bedtime snack!

  • Adrian says:

    Would Love to win, i loved making your pumpkin cheesecake for my first low carb thanksgiving

  • Anonymous says:

    Never heard of these!!! Would love to try them…I really enjoy your website and recipes! Thank you so much!!! kyrasweatt@gmail.com

  • Deb Andrus says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. Our favorite is the “Healthified” strawberry cereal. Your book “The Art of Healthy Eating for Kids is so great. I made your lemon bars today, they were a big hit! I love your blog and the ingredients you use.

  • Hi Maria! I would love to win 🙂 I’m a student and working on a healthified cook book right now but super low on funding for healthy supplies and was just asking santa to bring me some chocolate bars haha 🙂 I typically use simply lite but have wanted to try these! I love your cinnabon recipe 🙂 We’re addicted! Hope you and your family had an awesome thanksgiving!

  • Sarah P says:

    I would love to win some chocolate!

    My family enjoys your pumpkin muffins. They don’t even need the frosting!

  • Rachel Young says:

    Hi Maria!

    I have not been a follower of your blog for very long but I am loving all of the information I have learned from you! It makes sense to me and my body is already responding positively to the changes that I have been able to make. On the downside I have four picky kids at home who make it hard to cook healthy for, but I have been able to get them to try your french silk pie and they love it! Puts my mind somewhat at ease to know they’re at least eating healthy sweets! Anyways, love your blog and am grateful for all of the free information you’ve given to all of us, the chocoperfection bars would be an awesome christmas present to add to my “healthified” cupboards, thanks for everything! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello, I would love to win the box of ChocoPerfection bars. I am new here and really loved the recipe for pumpkin muffins!

  • susanne castellano says:

    hi maria! i’d love to win the chocolate bars! i’ve loved all of your recipes that i’ve tried, but the one i make most often is the peanut (satay) cabbage “noodles” from your kids’ book. we love that one and i make it at least once a month. i also really like the eggplant french toast…so unique! i’m planning on putting a pumpkin pie-type spin on it…wish me luck! 😉
    lolrx at hotmail dot com

  • I would love to win! I’ve been making the sub roll and cinnamon roll recipes a lot lately. I ordered the psyllium husk powder online and I have A LOT of it. Good excuse to make my favorite healthified treats! I cannot tell you how amazing it is to have a good-tasting bread substitute after two years of not eating any bread. Thank you!

  • jdeezy says:

    There are so many that I love! Right now I’m loving the Toasted Sub Sandwich and Panini recipe. Close runner up is your Protien noodle lasagna…heaven! Oh and the chocolate chip cookies! And let me not forget about the pumpkin bread!

    I would love to win a box of the ChocPerfection bars. I checked out their website and am very interested in trying them.

  • Stefanie says:

    I would love to win!!! My favorite recipe are the cinnamon rolls! My entire family devours them!! Thank you! 🙂 -Stefanie

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would LOVE to win this! I follow you on pinterest and facebook. I love all your healthified recipes but my family especially loves your Protein Waffles. It’s so nice to make a big batch and be able to pull them out of the freezer and pop them into the toaster! Thank you for all you do! You make the holidays more enjoyable with healthy yet tasty treats!

  • Stoweme says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would love to win the bars.
    My entire family loves the pumpkin donuts. I make them with the coconut flour and we eat them with warm glaze. Soooooooooo good.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria,
    I love your Cinnabon Cake and Lemon Bar Recipes! They are fabulous. If I won the Chocoperfection bars, I would be able to try even more recipes! You are the best 🙂

    Carrie

  • Doni says:

    I would love to win! My favorite recipes right now are your “nutella” and pumpkin latte 🙂

  • I would love the chance to win. Who doesn’t love chocolate, and who doesn’t need some especially during the holidays. I have lots of favorites, as your website is what I use to plan my meals. But I would have to say your pumpkin recipes are excellent. I try a new one everyday. Thanksgiving was perfect with pumpkin an cakes to start, with “mock sweet potato” casserole, and finished the night with a big slice of pumpkin pie!!! Thank you, and my family thanks you!

  • Hi Maria,
    My favorite recipe is the cinnabon cake! The chocoperfection bars would be wonderful to try new things!
    Carrie

  • Hi Maria,
    Love your recipes and your blog! I would love to win these bars. My favorite recipes so far is your cinnabon cake and those lemon bars! Yummmm.

  • Jnet berry says:

    Love these bars. Have not tried a recipe but im thinking ill try the biscuits and gravy.

    Oo and these cupcakes

    Jnet

  • Sarah C. says:

    Hi, would love love to win the Choco Perfection Bars. Have like every recipe we’ve tried, the wraps, protein waffles, pumpkin whoopie pies, just tried the fudgy brownies and love them. Trying to keep my 10 year old happy with healthy treats, and so far so good with all your recipes. He loved the apple dougnuts too.

  • This recipe looks amazing! I’m adding it to my list to try. My favorite so far are your cinnamon rolls. I’m new to low carb, sugar free cooking and your blog has been such a help! Thanks so much!

  • Oh my…I made these yesterday, will post a pic on my facebook….These were the bomb! I love chocolate but hubby doesn’t…BUT he said these were fabulous! The only deviation I did was add chopped pecans to the frosting. It was very German Chocolate Cake tasting, which is my favorite. This will be a regular treat for me.

    I can not thank you enough for your recipes. Since Sept. 28th, 2012 I have been eating a low carb, no gluten/grain diet AND COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! I have dropped several inches in my waist and went from a tight 12 to a 8! I can’t believe I can still have treats that taste so good. I can’t wait till your new book is available on hardback so I can purchase!

    Thanks again!

  • Megan says:

    I’m dreaming of ChocoPerfection bars. We are new to your blog, but in the last 2 weeks we’ve made about 15 of your recipes. They’ve all been amazing. But the ones that we’ve made more than once are the Energy Power Bars, your waffles, and the cereal. Oh, and the cinnamon rolls, and the cookies, and the Reeses Muffins.

  • Heather says:

    Yum! I made your protein balls and loved them. Coconut and almond flours are on their way to my door step. Excited to try some of your other treats. Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello Maria,
    I am so intrigued by all I am reading. I recently downloaded “The Art of Healthy Eating” to my Kindle and am learning so much. I have been a clean eater for five years but always kept grains and fruits as a major part of my diet. It is really hard to deny all these facts. I am 42 and have lived my whole life with social marketing dictating what I should eat. You are so right…Knowledge is Power! I have enjoyed most the basic staple substitutions …cauliflower rice and zucchini spaghetti. Going to start baking soon and am looking forward to the “apple” crisp. I would LOVE to be the winner! I promise I will share them!
    Thanks for everything!
    Tracey Weaver

  • My2Deities says:

    OKay this is the 12th try.
    To pick just one dish is impossible, to pick the top 12 is almost impossible. What makes it hard is more than half of our meals are yours.

    If breakfast isnt a scrambled egg or an omelet, It is either your waffles (insert recipe here since I have a waffle day once a month and make several varieties), a pancake (again insert recipe) one of your cereals (hot and cold) or one of your shakes if we want to just find something quick.

    Lunches if not having one of your stir fries or mainly veggie dishes, are a sandwhich on one of your “breads” or waffles/pancakes being used as bread. One one of your salads.

    Dinner is mainly either a crock pot recipe since they are soo simple (hubbys favorite is your pulled peanut butter port while mine is your morrocan beef). Or it is something slightly more elaborate such as several of your meals put together to make main dish and sides.

    But I think for a favorite favorite I would have to say it is a tie between your Pumpkin Whoopie pies and your Amazing Cinnamon Rolls. I can choose between them because out of all your recipes I have had so far they all taste amazing, however hands down these to taste exactly like if not better than thier original counterpart. If I was not watching my weight or diet, Honestly I would still go out of my way to by all of the ingrediants to make these two recipes. I dont know anyone who can taste the difference and so far havent thought these taste way better than ones they currently eat or that they can remember eating. THAT is what makes them beyond the best. It doesnt taste remotely close to healthy and I feel ZERO guilt when I eat them.

    Thank you for everything! You are AMAZING!!

  • My2Deities says:

    WOOOHOO! Even though I dont see it Maria, It says it was posted, turned out I need to try the 3rd computer, not sur eif it was 3rd times is a charm, or if it was 12th time was a charm!

  • Susan P says:

    I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. I love the sunflower seed crackers and the protein waffles.

  • wanda says:

    Hi Maria,
    I would love to win the Chocolate Perfection bars. I love so many of your recipes but I think the cinnamon rolls are my favorite followed by the Cream Cheese Danish. Can you tell I love my sweets?

  • Kim says:

    Would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! My whole family loved the pumpkin bread from your Saturday, October 13, 2012 post! Awaiting my shipment of Swerve to do some more cooking/baking.

    Thank you for sharing all of your creativity in the kitchen!!!

  • Ruben Sr says:

    Maria, I submitted my request yesterday but it has not shown up so I will try again. I would love to win these ChocoPerfection Bars. We have been using so many of your recipes from your books (we now have them all) and many of your recipes from your dessert sections call for these bars. It would be awesome to have a box. We love your recipes…Good Luck to you, Greg and the boys!

  • Adrian says:

    Would love to win, i am so excited that you wrote about these bars

    i loved your cheesecake recipe!

  • Leigh D. says:

    Hi Maria!

    I just lost 28lbs and I was looking for some cookbooks to keep eating clean, and I discovered all of your books and your blog. I am so excited to begin trying your recipes. I am going to start with the Braised Beef with Coconut Risotto! I would love to win a box of the chocoperfection bars so that I can try all of your dessert recipes.

    Thanks for all that you do to help those of us who want to lose weight and eat right,

    Leigh

  • Anonymous says:

    I know I’m too late for the drawing, but I had to state that this is the BEST sugar free desert I’ve ever tried. I ate 3 when I first made them. Just found this site and really like everything I’ve tried so far: Doro Wat, Creole Rice, Pumpkin Bread and these. All were wonderful! Thank you!

  • Tammy says:

    Who on the chocolates?

  • Kim says:

    Just made these and we all thought they were really tasty. One thing i would like to do is increase the moistness of the actually cake part. How would you suggest doing that? I also only used on bar for the frosting and that seemed to be plenty!

  • Dyanne says:

    I am almost out of chocolate from making your very addicting chocolate cupcakes and cookie dough frosting!! They are even better the next day. But can’t keep them any longer than that, they are so delicious. That brown butter cream cheese frosting is to die for.

  • Kristi says:

    Late to the game on this one, but still wanted to share how much I LOVE this recipe. My entire family devoured these! Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria,
    At which point do you turn off heat for the frosting?
    Thanks,
    Diana

  • molly marie says:

    just made these and instead of frosting I had them with coconut bliss coconut ice cream – delish!

  • karen says:

    My first dessert made tonigh, I made without the chocoperfectiont ! They were delicious and hubby loved them, he said he could taste all the flavor which is awesome since he devours so fast.

    Thank you, Thank you! Your blog and recipes and expertise on nutrition and health are a gift and so very nice!

  • Lola says:

    I can’t wait to try these tonight! Also, is that your kitchen counter under the cupcakes? Beautiful, love it!!! Do you remember where you purchased it?

  • Joan says:

    My 13 year old son and I started this new “healthified” way of eating in July. I am so proud of him, this is not easy for a teenager to do. He misses certain things, one being cupcakes..soon I will make him the “healthified” cookie dough cupcakes. He will be in heaven..I have a feeling I will be too! 😉 I have had one ChocoPerfection bar and they are a great tool to use towards a “healthified” way of eating. 😀

  • Shannon Chalden says:

    I can’t wait to try these cookie dough cupcakes. I can’t believe how healthy they are! I just found your site by way of DJ Foodie’s blog. I’d love to win those chocolate bars, too! They sound great!!!

  • Sarah says:

    Just made these today…..WOW. They were amazing, the kids loved them….:)

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  • Anna says:

    Hi Maria
    Made these the other day and they were great! I am going to be making these cupcakes for my son’s 1st birthday party next month and would also like to make him a miniature cake with this recipe to dig into to. I bought a 6″x2″ cake pan – what would you recommend as far as adapting this recipe to bake in the cake pan? Would I just halve the recipe and bake at same temperature and time? Any advice you have would be great – thank you!

    • cemmerich says:

      I would bake just a bit longer as a cake. Just test like normal with a toothpick in the center. 🙂

  • Tiara says:

    I just made these and they are so perfect! Recipe is amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Vanessa says:

    Can I use bakers chocolate instead of those disgusting choco bars? Thanks.

  • Lynda Murray says:

    Hi Maria, I love the sound of the cookie dough cupcakes, but I hate the taste of coconut flour. Can I substitute almond flour for the coconut flour, and if so, should it be the same quantity?

  • Karen Anthony says:

    I appreciate the hard work you put into your recipes! You generously share them, that’s one reason I bought your cookbook, to thank you.
    I’d love to win chocperfection bars. Karen