TESTIMONY OF THE DAY
From a phone client who is a bodybuilder and was stuck at a plateau:
“Good morning!! I have great news!! Even though I am still waiting for the results from my blood work I weighed myself this morning and I lost 3.5 pounds since Wednesday!! I don’t know why I wasn’t losing weight before I haven’t changed anything. I have been feeling great too, I don’t think I’ve had anxiety at all this past week!! Thank you!!” Jessica
If you want to get past your plateau, click HERE to get started! You deserve it!
When my dog, Teva, started losing her hair in patches, the first thing my veterinarian asked me was, “What are you feeding her?” Yes! What a good question! But you know what? I have never been asked that question at the doctor. Not once. Not even when I was a teenager suffering from IBS and acid reflux. I was just given a prescription. Nothing frustrates me more than getting a Band-Aid for the symptoms and not addressing the underlying cause of my issues which is why this job is so important to me. I want people to start feeling amazing, eliminate migraines, get off cholesterol-lowering drugs, increase serotonin naturally, balance hormones to alleviate PMS; and do it with food and natural supplements. That is how I become a happy and healthy person I finally became after years of IBS, estrogen dominance, and low moods.
In my “before” photo, I was 15 years old on a camping trip in Colorado. I already lost 12 pounds in this photo due to giardia (a parasite in the water), but you get the idea that at age 15 I was going down the wrong path. I decided enough was enough and I was like everyone and thought I needed a caloric deficit in order to lose weight. So I took up running. My love for movement and exercise did not come easily for me. Sure, I liked to play as a kid, but when it came to phys-ed, let’s just say I wasn’t the first kid picked to be on any team. I still remember when I was in middle school, pacing back and forth in my parents’ yard and contemplating how to get out of the dreaded “mile run” that I had to do in phys-ed the next day. My anxiety about this was getting the best of me. I remember thinking how I could break my leg so I didn’t have to run because if I were just to say that I was sick that day, the teacher would just make me run it the next week. I had to think of something more long term. Not wanting to actually break my leg, how could I fake a broken leg? All of these ridiculous ideas went through my head!
Eventually, I started to like running and I ran at least 11 miles daily and was still 150 pounds (at 5’2). I often ran in the morning and then another run in the afternoon. I also started training for marathons. What gives? I ate Special K with skim milk for breakfast and dinner, dried fruit for lunch and still was too heavy for my frame. Sure, once the weekend hit, I was so hungry, I ate junk. It was impossible to balance my neurotransmitters and control my cravings on a diet like that!
As I learned more about nutrition, neurotransmitters like serotonin, and the ketogenic lifestyle, I started to switch my running to lifting weights and yoga. I do run a bit in the morning, but the neighbors all laugh at me because I am usually looking down at my phone answering emails! It is a relaxing run.
I’m telling you about my exercise regime because I want you to realize that it is NOT about calories in and calories out. Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity = doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, yet we all seem to be succumb to this lie. Our bodies are more complex than that. It isn’t a simple answer. Our hormones and mitochondria determine our fat loss and fat gain. I want you to know that you do not have to kill yourself at the gym in order to lose weight. I certainly was sick of running all the time and living off of diet food like fat-free pretzels; which, are higher on the glycemic index than jelly beans!
Anyway, my testimony is to help you feel encouraged and empowered to take control and understand that you deserve this and you do not have to live off of salads or live at the gym. If you are willing to take the time to prepare meals, even if they are slow cooker meals, you CAN do this! You deserve to feel amazing too!
I look forward to seeing all of your “after” photos!” – Maria
ChocoPerfection bars use the sweeteners oligofructose, which is derived from ground-up chicory root, and erythritol, which comes from fermented natural foods. These ingredients don’t affect insulin levels (zero on the glycemic index) or have a laxative effect like maltitol. Most “low carb” chocolates use maltitol which does increase blood sugar and often causes intestinal discomfort. So, here’s to chocolate on a “diet!”
Click HERE to find all “healthified” chocolates.
I often get questions about the cost of the ingredients I recommend. I calculated the price for my ice cream recipe with all the top-notch ingredients like organic coconut oil and farm-raised free-range eggs. The results:
Ben and Jerry’s = about $4.00 per pint
A Medium shake from Dairy Queen (which is about a pint) = $2.99.
You can also buy most of the ingredients I use in bulk and store in a chest freezer to lower the cost even more! Eating healthy costs you a lot less in the long run due to medical bills but it can cost less now versus buying pre-packaged at the grocery store!
“HEALTHIFIED” MINT CHIP ICE CREAM:
5 egg yolks
1 cup Allulose
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp spirulina (for health benefits and green color)
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp mint extract or 1/4 cup pureed fresh mint leaves
OPTIONAL: 1 Mint Chocolate ChocoPerfection bar, chopped fine
In a medium saucepan place the egg yolks and sweetener into the mix on high with a hand mixer. Whip yolks until light in color and double in size. Stir in the whipping cream. Place the saucepan onto a medium heat on the stove and cook, stirring constantly (I used my hand mixer). Stir until thickened into a custard. Remove from heat and stir in almond milk, salt, and mint. Let cool completely (I cooled overnight…it was hard to wait!). 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 or according to your ice cream maker’s directions. Stir in chunks of ChocoPerfection bar. Freeze until set. Makes 5 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 1/2 cup serving)
Baskin Robbins Mint Chip = 270 calories, 16g fat, 5g protein, 28g carbs, 1g fiber
“Healthified” Mint Chip = 145 calories, 14g fat, 3.6g protein, 5.7g carbs, 4g fiber (1.7 effective carbs)
I liked you on Facebook a while back so I hope that counts! Now on to Pininterest…
My favorite recipe so far is the Healthified Frosted Brownies. It’s so good I served it at my Superbowl party. I’m trying the Healthified Zucchini Bread this weekend.
It’s hard to pick a favorite recipe because I have loved all the ones I have made. If I had to pick a family favorite it would be the Greek Moussaka Lasagna.
I think I need to buy an ice cream maker now, because your mint choc chip recipe looks amazing!
I want to win a box of chocoperfection. I like your cabbage pasta!
I’ve liked you on FB and followed you in Pinterest for a while now 🙂 It seems we have a new favorite recipe on a weekly basis! This week was your zucchini brownies combined with your tropical ice-cream 🙂 Delicious!
I liked & follow all of your boards! We love your calzones!
I want to win!! 🙂 I liked your fb page happy to have found you there. This week we have been enjoying you spice cake with frosting. I had to share with all my family because I was amazed at just how yummie it was.
I LIKED to FOLLOW you anywhere cause your the best!!! We love your healthified pizza crust and chocolate chip cookies.
We love Enchilada Casserole from Healthy kids cookbook. I guess that is our latest favorite-actually we like ALOT of your recipes. Looking forward to your class coming up, too.
I live on your flax waffles for breakfast. 🙂 I follow you on facebook and pinterest, too. I must try this ice cream recipe, soon.
Would love to win! Right now, I’m loving your bagel recipes. So many awesome recipes to choose from!
I’d love to win. I love your donut recipes.
I like you on FB! I would SO love to win these chocolate bars! Right now, our favorite recipe is your “healthified” sub bread or rolls…I’ve made 3 batches in the last week! I’ve been eating egg, turkey and avocado sandwiches…YUM!
I would love to win the chocolate bars! I have been making your sub recipe a lot lately, using them as buns for egg sandwiches in the morning. They’re great!
I will gladly follow you where ever you go…you are awesome! I have loved so many of your recipes, but I think the most ingenius and versatile is the sub bread.
I follow you on facebook and pinterest. I love the lemon bars you healthified, they are my favorite! I hope i win, I want to try those candy bars so bad!
Can I use the Swerve instead of Just Like Sugar? Also, we have an ice cream maker that blends the icecream as it freezes. Would it work with this recipe?
Yes, Swerve will work but the ice cream will get harder in the freezer than if you use Just Like Sugar. Yes, that ice cream maker should work. 🙂
Thanks! A pinch of salt might help with the hardness in the freezer?
Yes, it will help. 🙂
I’d love some of those ChocoPerfection bars! My favorite recipe so far (I’ve only tried a few) are the calzones!
Hi, so far we love the “refried beans” since my family is a big mexican food fan and have missed being able to have them for so long. I made them the other night and they were so tasty! My husband and I loved your Rueben Enchiladas, love sauerkraut and who knew it was sooo good for you, now how do I get my teenagers to eat it? I’ve been trying to find “healthy chocolate” in grocery stores to try it out before I buy a huge quantity online! So it would be a great to win and be able to try them. Thanks!
I’d would love to win this contest! I haven’t tried any of the recipes. I’m a new low carber and I’m ordering two of your books today! I can’t wait to try stuff out. I’m a pastry chef so I especially can’t wait to get my hands on the sweets!
I would love to win these candy bars to try with all of my gourmet truffles I make. I’m curious to see if they work or not.
I like most of the recipes we try. I especially love the cream de mint brownies, spinach artichoke tart and protein donuts. I’ve altered your donut recipe and instead of the cocoa powder, vanilla, and cinnamon, I added 3 tbls of powdered pomegranate and 1/2 tsp of pomegranate flavoring (from my candy making supplies). They are super delicious with a fruity flavor my family loves. Of course not quite as low carb but still way healthier than store donuts!
I do have a question – how do you get your cookies so flat and perfect looking? Mine always seem think and bulky. Taste good but don’t look as good as cookies made with sugar and flour.
I LOVE chocoperfection! I esp love their Dark Chocolate bars. My favorite recipe and go to weekend breakfast is the Dutch pancake.
I also always keep the sauce from your flappers recipe in the fridge at all times. it’s a perfect honey substitute in sweet baked goods! I’ve always followed you on facebook, but now do it on Pinterest and twitter too!
I want those chocoperfection bars so bad!!! I’ve been scouring my local health food stores and grocery stores and they are nowhere to be found. I thought about buying them online, but I just can’t justify paying that much for chocolate since I just spent a ton healthifying my entire fridge and kitchen!!! I hope to try them soon! It’s a shame stores such as Trader Joes and Whole Foods doesn’t carry them.
Your recipes are awesome!! I’ve made the spinach artichoke quiche/tarte several times and I’m making it for Easter… So good!!! I also love your bagels (especially toasted with cream cheese)… What a treat! I am not on Facebook or Twitter so I can’t follow you, however I am on your blog everyday and you’ve been so wonderful with answering my questions and emails! Thanks for all of your amazing info!! You are a lifesaver!!!
My favorite recipe is the caramel, it’s incredible that you invented that manna! I also tried your “refried beans” using eggplant and they were amazing.
How I would love to win these. I’ve been wanting to try them but they are very expensive! So I have only made three of your recipes so far. I am eating your Cream De Mint Brownies as I am typing this. They are delicious! I’ve made your Lemon Bars and Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. Honestly they are all so good. To pick one I guess I’m going to have to say the Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. They really are an amazing low carb dessert. Thanks!
I would like to win the ChocoPerfection Bars. It is just me and my 8 year old daughter! I have not tried any of the recipes yet, being I JUST FOUND this page today!I would be interested in trying to make the Healthified Mint Chip Ice Cream! Chocolate Chip Mint is my favorite ice cream and I also LOVE CHOCOLATE!
I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars.
2. We love a lot of them, but we have the Blueberry Morning Cereal about twice per week. We love it.
Keep up the good work.
I would love to win!
Liked on facebook.
We just found your site, and I would like to try all your recipes today, but there’s not enough time in the day. So far I’ve loved the hamburger bun recipe using psylium husk.
I am currently ‘thumbing’ through your pinterest recipes and loving it!
Following you on Twitter, now.
Greetings from Florida! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just
3G .. Anyways, superb blog!
I so want to win! Favorite recipes…still love the shamrock shake; new favorite sweet is the almond joy muffins. Tried cabbage noodles last night with a Thai curry and they were yummy, too.
And I would LOVE to win the chocolate bars. I want to try one before buying a case and can’t find a store that carries them here in Denver.
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I already follow you on Piterest, like you on Facebook and now Twitter too!! I will use the heck out of some CP bars!! I love every recipe I have made of yours, right now I have sub rolls cooling, make them every weekend to have “bread” thru the week! I have ZERO tolerance for maltitol so I would love to just eat one right out of the package, have not had a candy bar in long time. 🙂
I’d looooooooooove to try chocoperfection bars!! My absolute favorite recipe from you is the healthified Reese’s Cereal!!! I make it all the time!
yOUR GREEK MOUSSAKA LASAGNA! AND THAT MINT CHOCO CHIP ICE CREAM TOO! ENETERED, AND HOPING TO WIN, LOVE YOUR PAGE!
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Liked you on facebook – would love to win…and am in love with your “healthified” granola (protein cereal)…rdmom23@Hotmail.com
We really like the pizza bites. I already follow you on Pinterest and liked you on Facebook.
I Would love to win!!! Right now may favorite “HEALTHIFED” is the Shamrock Shake…There are many flavors you can make just by using a different extract then the mint.
I am following you on FB and Pinterest as well as your blog in my reader.
Still lovin’ the donuts from your blog.
I would like to win the chocoperfection bars. Recently we have been making a lot of your “gnocchi” and we love it with zucchini sauteed in butter and shallots then seasoned with nutmeg and parmesan cheese. So delicious!! I think that’s our favorite healthified meal right now. As far as desserts, we love your molten chocolate cakes.
I would love to win these bars! I’ve been sugar free for just over a week and all I can think about is desserts. I use pinterest as food p orn!
We most recently tried the recipe your husband posted, the pizza. I really enjoyed it, it kind of tasted like a wholemeal base. It was really good.
I’ve just bought your book, secrets to controlling your weight. Just wanted to say how much Im enjoying it. Its the first book Ive read that backs the science up with plain english examples.
Thanks for putting so much work into the book and this blog. We’re both really benefiting from them.
Dying to try ChocoPerfection! I do love all of your recipe remakes…lately I’ve been using your shamrock shake recipe. Thanks for the giveaway.
I just ate your Healthified Chicken Salad all week. It was fabulous. Then I used the bones and carcus and made your bone broth. Next up Chicken and Dumplings! Thanks for all the grand ideas. You are a true inspiration and I love that you are into fitness and a great mom as well. I am now following you on Pintrest and Twitter. But I think you should get an Instagram, I love following pics of people’s food!!!
Liked and followed!!
I would be thrilled to win!
Ever since I started reading your blog a few years back I have loved all of your recipes that utilize “healthified” cauliflower “rice”! It is such a great substitution – this “rice” has worked its way into so many of our family meals!
I would heart to win!
avocado brownies my favorite treat so far.
TORTILLAS!! Yeah to Mexican food!
So, you’re going to make me do the Sophie’s choice between dark and milk chocolate . . . . hmm . . . . I’ll go with Dark, under protest. 🙂
I would love to win! I really want to try these chocolate bars! I just made your bagels and my family loved them!
I would love to win!!! I never knew such a yummy chocolate existed without all the junk in it!!!! My husband is now obsessed with your protein pancakes (they’re amazing!) and I am a huge fan of the protein bread and figuring out new ways to use it! I have celiac and have always hated the sugar crash I felt after having a gluten free hamburger bun or bread loaded with rice flours or other starchy ingredients. P.S. my husband has been used to choking down my various GF pancake recipes (and I’ve tried some really good ones which he usually doesn’t mind eating) but he didn’t believe me when I said that the protein pancakes were gluten free and he was even more shocked when I told him the ingredients! Thank you!!!
Hi…I have been on your email list and following pinterest, and have tried several recipes…thanks for sharing!
Hi Maria! My favorite recipe (hard to pick just one) but recently it is the Spinach Artichoke Tart. I love it, and you are right, it does taste like the unhealthy dip that I used to love. The marscarpone cheese is so fantastic in that recipe! Thanks for all you do — I cannot express how much you have helped me!
Hi Val! You won! Just send Craig your address and he will get you box of ChocoPerfection bars sent right out! craigmaria at gmail .com
I am so excited! I sent Craig my address, and look forward to go back through all of your recipes and deciding how to use them! Thanks again for all of your expertise, willingness to share, and somehow knowing exactly what would be helpful to me (like the conversion chart for coconut flour — amazing!)
I would love to win the chocolate bars! My family loves your healthified shamrock shakes, we make your pizza crust recipe once a week, and just made Mexican lasagna and LOVED it! Been following you on Pinterest and Facebook for awhile! Love your cookbooks too! Thanks! Sarah
Already FB fan and follow you on Pinterest. After reading all these comments I have a lot of awesome recipes to try. Sub bread for me! Would LOVE to win chocolate bars! !!
Hi Marie, would love to win the choco bars! Let’s see, I bought the psyllium husk (stayed in my pantry for a bit – was afraid to try it!)and just last weekend made the tortilla (for a quesadilla)…YUMMO!! I’m Mexican and just knew I’d hate them but was desperate 🙂 Glad I took the plunge. I used broth instead of plain water and cooked on the stove top. A reader of mine tried (bcs of my review) and said she liked the oven version better. I may try that today.
I follow on pinetrest and facebook..will most def follow on twitter!
We love the twice baked cauliflower!
I like your Facebook page, follow you on Pinterest and I am so thankful for all your great recipes and knowledge! Our favorite recipe right now is the beef stroganoff with cabbage noodles. Everyone in my family eats it up!
I love many but my favorite is the brownies with zucchini in them….sooooooo good!
I already like your Facebook page
Hmmm maybe healthified brownies?
I already follow your boards on Pinterest
I just followed you on twitter as xokammie
I sooooo want to win. I just found you last night from a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Therefore, I haven’t tried any recipes yet, but am so excited to start. I’m going to start with the refried beans as we eat a lot of beans. Thanks sooooo much. Going to buy all your books and begin a new journey! Thanks! I follow on pintrest as Happy Homemaker and on twitter as lovethosedeals. I’m also a follower on fb as TomandMonaSloan
My favorite recipe (so far) is the “faux”tatoes. We are new to this low carb/gluten free life. I would love to try the chocolate to see the difference. Thanks for all your work on the books, blogs, newsletter, etc!
Another shot at winning ChocoPerfection Bars?? Yes, please!! And I’m anxious to try the ice cream with Just Like Sugar. Having a healthified one that stays creamy sounds great. Every time I post for your giveaways, I seem to have a new favorite. This time it’s your chocolate chip cookies — LOVE them!!
I have been following you on Pinterest for awhile. (http://pinterest.com/judy60/)
I also follow you on Facebook.
And I now follow you on Twitter! (@judyswitz)
Please enter me for the Choco-Perfection Bars. Would use in your chocolate raspberry cheesecake. We enjoy lots of your recipes but probably use the protein waffles recipe the most. Love the chili and snickers dessert in the summer.
Went grain-free, low carb tentatively last May. Now we “mostly” eat your way. Husband’s glucose went down just enough not to be pre-diabetic any more. I lost 23 lbs and have kept it off! I cringe whenever I see the media and talk shows tout low-fat and whole-grain products as healthy for us.
Thanks for your enlightenment and for keeping up with your blog.
I only have to sign on as Anonymous because I don’t use the other options.
Since diagnosed with Type 2 4 years ago, and committing to low carb, no recipes this non-cook, and non-baker tried worked…except yours!
You have literally changed, and probably extended, my life. Now I can enjoy pizza, bread, pies, cookies, cakes for the first time in 4 years!
The bread has made a huge difference for me, but the French Silk Pie was the best thing I’ve ever managed to produce. Definitely commercial grade, in the nicest way that is.
I even linked to your ‘sweet potato casserole’ in my blog http://mindfullymanagingdiabetes.com (with your permission).
I am indebted to you, your wealth of knowledge and most of all, your tremendous talent for creating recipes and generosity for sharing them.
I love your pumpkin swirl cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies.
I just now am following you on twitter @wendiesioux
Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Done, done, done, and done! 🙂
Ok, so..I’m new to this way of eating, but so far, I think my favorite healthified recipe I’ve tried so far would be your Meatloaf Cordon Bleu. Loved it and picky hubby loved it too. Didn’t even miss all the crappy carbs I used to add to it.
I’m feeling so good eliminating the garbage out of my diet and I thank you for all you do in providing all these wonderful recipes!
Have “liked” you on facebook for awhile. My profile on facebook http://www.facebook.com/lowcarbmom
Follow you on Pinterest too! Your recipes and advice are the best. Thank you for the giveaway
Chocolate chip cookies, definitely! I made a batch yesterday, with chocoperfection. I just received my first order of those delicious bars…..I wish they were not so expensive….I would eat a bar every day. I have a po box in the United States, so I have a US address to send my winning box to.
Liked on Facebook!
Followe on pinterest!
I would love to win and I would want to use them to make your chocolate chip cookies! I like you on FB and follow you on Pinteresta nd Twitter. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
Followed on Twitter! and my favorite dessert… aww this i so hard… I’m going to say chocolate covered almond cookies! Thanks for the giveaway!
I like you on Facebook!
I’d love to win some healthy chocolate! 🙂 My favorite recipe right now is your flax waffles! Yumm!!!
I follow you on pinterest, too! 🙂
I’d love to win – I’m really wanting to try your chocolate chip cookies. Our favorite right now is the shamrock shake! Yummy.
We don’t have just like sugar here in Australia but it sounds like a very interesting product.
Oh goodness 2 times I tried posting through my phone and it didn’t show up. Let’s try this again on the computer lol. I already follow you on Pinterest and Like you on FB and now I am following you on Twitter 🙂 Every month I have a new fave “healthified” recipe and this time it is the Monkey Bread! So good. I always love a chance to win ChocoPerfection bars. Thank you
how do i enter your giveaways
I liked you on FB
I follow you on pintrest
I would love to win the bars! I like your protein buns most 🙂
I would so enjoy winning these chocolate bars! Our family likes your cookie dough cupcakes!
I just starting following you on Twitter as well 🙂
Would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars! Yummmmmy!
We would love to win. We have yet to try the ChocoPerfection bars. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. We have learned so much from you. Thank you for what you do.
I’d love to win these chocolate bars, because they sound so good! I just found this site, so I haven’t made any of your recipes yet, but I’m looking forward to browsing the recipes. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to win the ChocoPerfection bars. One of my most favorite ‘healthified’ recipes is your protein waffles. They are a real treat for Sunday morning and a quick go to dinner on busy weekdays. Following you on Pinterest and Twitter as well as a facebook fan. Thanks!
My family just loves your healthified coconut flour tortillas. They are what we are going to use for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. I am going to make both the almond flour and coconut flour recipes. 🙂
For dessert we are making a brownie base cheesecake with chocolate drizzle on top. Will be melting the Choco Perfection bars for the drizzle. Would love to win this giveaway!!!
I would love to win some ChocoPerfection Bars! My husband & I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe! Yum!!!
I “liked” your page on Facebook.
I also started following you on Twitter (@NuttyAboutHlth)
Following you everywhere! My latest fave is garlic protein bread, so good with eggs in the morning! I’d love to win the chocolate and make this ice cream:)
I like you on facebook!
I absolutely love your pizza crust recipes!
I’d like to win and I am looking for a low-carb cut biscuit (not drop biscuit) recipe. I, also, like you on facebook, follow you on Pintrest, and follow you on Twitter.
Thanks for all you do. We love the shamrock shakes!! Happy St. Patty’s Day!
I would love to win! My favorite “healthified” recipe is eggplant Parmesan. We use Parmesan cheese to “bread” the eggplant after dipping in egg, then bake them in the oven. A little sugar free spaghetti sauce, some shiritaki tofu spaghetti noodles, and a chicken breast round it out. Its delicious!
Thank you for all your amazing recipes! As a PCOS sufferer I try and stay low carb, but miss many of my favorite foods! I was so happy when I found your blog and all your recipes!! So far I’ve been able to enjoy waffles, pizza and ice cream because of you!! My husband even enjoyed them all, especially the pizza!! I’m excited to listen to your webinar next Sunday!! I would love to win the perfection bars!! Thanks again!!
Already liked on FB. Would love to win the Chocoperfection. It’s difficult to come up with just one favorite recipe but the anything chocolate, the Italian Pillow Cookies and the Tiramisu Biscotti’s are in the running. TerrySz
I love Chocoperfection bars. They help so much with my sweet tooth. They are so expensive but worth it. I would love to win. Thanks Maria.
I would love to win a box of Chocoperfection bars – been wanting to try them for a while now. My fav recipes including chocolate are both of your chocolate chip cookie recipes. I’ve been using Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate chips instead of these bars. Thank you, have a great day!
Love the healthified pizza and rolls. Best so far the Cheez-it’s! I have a feeling the ice cream will beat them all. I would love to win the chocoperfection. Thanks for the great blog…you are a life changer!
Hi Maria!!! I would love to win a box of the dark chocolate Chocoperfection bars! My husband and I have been trying your recipes and reading your books and we love all the sweets!!!
Our favorite recipe right now is your chocolate cake donut recipe.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion with the rest of us!!!
Those little pumpkin muffins are my absolute favorite…or maybe the cheez-its. I can’t decide… and I would LOVE to win the chocolate!!
Ooohhh the “pizza hut” breadsticks are scrumptious!! I would love to win 🙂
done, done, done and… our favorite recipe is the brownies!!
Hi Maria..I loved this recipe but I would be much more happy if you can share some chocolate related recipes. As I am very fond of chocolates.
I’ll head over to Facebook and Twitter to follow and like, and Pinterest too! I’d like a shot at the chocolate too, why not?
Favorite recipe? Uh… do I have to choose? The calzones and the pizzas are awesome; they’re staples here. I’m dying to try some of the cookies, but just have to grab protein powder(s). The eggplant breadsticks.. OH MAN THOSE ROCKED.
Thanks a heap!
Hi, Maria. 🙂
I followed you on Twitter instead of Pinterest.
Not sure which recipe is my favorite, but so far I like making the sub bread (tried both the almond and coconut flour versions) and the protein buns for my sandwiches. 🙂
I follow you on facebook and pinterest (but don’t have twitter.) We just started eating healthier in the last few months, so I haven’t tried a ton of the recipes, but my favorite so far was the dorowat. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I want to win the bars! We love lots of your recipes, but I’m just about to make your sloppy joes and healthified buns, so I’ll go with that for now!
I would love to win 🙂 My fam’s favorite “healthy” recipe is for Oopsie Rolls. We use these all the time instead of bread now. And with only 0.67 grams of carbs per roll they are great for you too 🙂
Hey Maria! Have you ever considered making an iphone/ipad app for your recipes?
like this one: https://itunes.apple.com/app/clean-eating-recipes/id553771127
Just a thought 🙂
That would be cool! We don’t have the resource to do that but I wish we did! You can get my books in ebook on kindle and ipad (and nook). 🙂
I liked you and am following on pinterest! Thank you for all the delicious recipes. I can’t pick a favorite, I would say its between the pizza crust and the turtle cheescake!I hope to win the chocolate, so I can make more of your sweet treats!
I totally want some of these chocolate bars!!! My favorite recipe I’ve tried so far is the strawberry shortcake. 🙂
Also I’ve followed/liked/everything you asked. I was afraid I’d gotten too distracted on your pinterest boards and forgot to comment here, so I came back to make sure I had. 😉
My favorite is still healthified subs!! So amazing and whole family is thankful you shared it! I’d love to win the chocoperfection bars <3 they sound so great ! fingers crossed 🙂
I follow you on pinterest
Love your recipes and great information!
I have already “liked” you on FB. 🙂
I would love to win these chocolate bars to try any of your chocolate recipes. Kust made your Omega-3 Waffles tonight and they were DELICIOUS (and nutritious). 🙂
I was just thinking today “I wonder if she has any ice cream recipes?” I miss ice cream. Then I thought, I wonder if she is on Pinterest. So I went there and the first thing I saw was mint chip ice cream! Yummo!
I need to win so I can make this. I’m a follower…facebook, twitter, Pinterest.
My favorite recipe so far is your calzone. My son loves it too!
sorry I cannot enter for the chocolate. I refuse to do anything with facebook..for privacy reasons. But why can’t we get to the swerve site from your swerve button? Can’t we buy Swerve anymore from the company?? Thanks,Ruth
Enter me! right enjoy your protien buns
please enter me! We love the tortillas with coconut flour!
It sounds deliciously refreshing!
Also Maria, I was thinking—what if you got an Instagram account? You could upload your pictures and put links to you blog for recipes, etc. 🙂
Check, check check. Don’t tweet. Just tried the grainless tortillas, yum and froze the rest.
Alas but there is no “LOVE” button so I could only “LIke” you 🙁 LOVE your waffle recipe! Oh and your muffins, too!
Would love to win…pizza recipe is our favorite!
I would love to win these Choco Bars. I love many of your recipes, but my current favorite is the Moussaka. We love Greek food and also anything with eggplant in it. Thanks for the chance to win.
Id love to win! Following you on everything. Love all your recipes, but pizza is my fave!
I would love to give these a try. I’ve loved all of the recipes that I’ve tried so far. However, the pumpkin bread is amazing!!
I love chocolate and I love your desserts specifically your chocolate peppermint popscicle recipe.
I would love to win!
I would love to win the chocolate bars. I love many of your recipes…but my fav right now is calzone…they are awesome.
I would love to win some bars, especially since I am about to run out. Fav recipe is the Greek tart – yummy!!!!
I am excited to have found you and now following you on FB, Pinterest and Twitter. I love ChocoPerfection Bars…even my kids eat them.
It is so sad that I love the chocoperfection bars- but they don’t love me! Instant bloat and gas! Ugh.
Can I sub coconut milk for the whipping cream in the mint chip ice cream? Allergic to casein. You rock Maria!
It is so sad that I love the chocoperfection bars- but they don’t love me! Instant bloat and gas! Ugh.
Can I sub coconut milk for the whipping cream in the mint chip ice cream? Allergic to casein. You rock Maria!
I would love to win these bars! I just recently started following you on Facebook, Twitter (@PinkCupcakeKT) and Pinterest so I haven’t been able to try any of your recipes yet, but I look forward to them! I really enjoy reading about your lifestyle of eating and have started incorporating a lot of your advice into my routine.
Feeling more and more incredible everyday eating the Maria way!! So happy to see you are on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!! I would love to win the choco-perfection bars to make your addictive cookie dough recipe!!! Its hard to pick a favorite since I haven’t made anything of yours that I didn’t love!! But since it is the season I just recently tried your Shamrock Shake and am totally blown away!!
Maria thanks so much for your awesome recipes! My roommate and I are eating keto together and talk about you as if we know you. We keep each other motivated and it’s really nice to have someone to share tips and recipes with, but honestly I don’t think we could do it without your help. I would love to win the Chocoperfection bars so we can make your chocolate chip cookies. My favorite recipes of yours include anything with cauliflower and I especially love the turtle cheesecake (cannot believe how good it is!!!). Thanks for the chance to win!
Would love to win these bars. Our recent favorite is the Mint Chip Ice cream.
Have been following you in FB and Pintrest for a while now. I love all of your recipes. Your desserts are second to none!
I am making the HealthifiedGerman Chocolate cake for Easter this Sunday!Yum! Thanks for all your hard work for making this lifestyle easier!
I have been following you on FB and just started following you on Pinterest. We love your pizza crust and “pizzaroni”! =)
Hi Maria, I am a new “follower” and am so excited to try your recipes. I’m just learning about grain-free and sugar-free living. It is such a radical change for our family. I am so thankful to find your site because you make it look not only doable but even enjoyable! Thank you! I would love to try these chololate bars.
I am currentlyreading the third book I purchased of yours. I am now grain free and looking forward to good health for the rest of my life. I love your pancake recipe.
Thank you! 🙂
I am wanting to make your cream of “whey” cereal. The ingredients call for 4 TBS vanilla egg protein/whey protein. I’m wondering if this means I can use either egg protein or whey protein? I’m obviously new to this 🙂
Yes, that means egg white or whey protein powder. 🙂
What are the differences between Swerve and Just Like Sugar? Would you use the same proportions in a recipe? By the way, I listened to the Dr. Getoff podcast. His explanation of Truvia was an eye-opener. But that doesn’t mean all erythritol is bad, is it? I take it the problem is the erythritol Truvia is using in its product?
Yes, a good non-GMO sourced erythritol (like in Swerve) is good. 🙂
My husband actually does not like the fluffy creamy ice cream you get today. He likes it really “hard”. So my question is – if I use only swerve then would it be “hard” but still edible?
Yes, that is how it is with Swerve. 🙂
I can only find the small mint coco perfection bars for sale. They are only 10 grams. The regular size chocolate bars are 50 grams. The recipe calls for 1 bar. I assume you mean 50 grams? ??
I’m going to make cookie dough ice cream today, will swerve work?
Oh, and do sugar alcohols count towards net carbs?
Correct, I only subtract sugar alcohols from total carbs.
Yes, that will work. 😉
I saw where swerve works in another recipe, never mind 🙂 but I do wonder about sugar alcohols.