Low- Fat Raspberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette

It’s hard to find a good low fat dressing that doesn’t taste like poo. I mean a good vinaigrette is usually just as high in calories and fat as ranch and people think they’re being healthy but going with the vinaigrette. In some ways this is a better choice but in the end fat is fat and a calorie is a calorie.

So I came up with this delicious sweet dressing that’s perfect for a summer berry salad! Which I’ll post a recipe for next Thursday so keep an eye out for that.

Raspberry pomegranate dressing

Here’s the recipe

3/4 cup of Apple Juice

1/4 cup of fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon of pomegranate red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds

1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum (to thicken it otherwise it’s really runny and pools at the bottom of your salad)

a pinch of himilayian pink salt

 

Blend and enjoy on a fresh salad! You can get xanthan gum at most health stores. You’ll only need a small amount so no need to buy a large bag of it. Let me know what you think of this dressing!

 

-Janie

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

I decided I wanted to make some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because well they’re my favorite. I also decided to use a premade cookie mix! And they’re GOOD. It’s Lehi Roller Mills brand.I followed the directions on the box but made few changed. I added in extra chocolate chunks, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and did a little extra pumpkin. I also baked them in a muffin tin to make them thick.

I think the extra pumpkin is what makes them not so smooth on top like other cookies.

PUMPKIN COOKIES FROM THE BOMBSHELL INITIATIVE

 

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LEHI PUMPKIN COOKIESIf you’re looking something quick and good then try these out! If i want to make any cookies from scratch I have a lot of baking and spices to buy which I didn’t feel like doing. This was a cheaper route to fix my pregnancy craving for these cookies!

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Skinny Sparkling Lemonade

Skinny Sparkling MineralHow to make sparkling lemonade that’s low cal and low sugar, but no artificial sweeteners

 

Lemonade on a hot day is refreshing, cool and yummy. It’s like summer in a glass, right? Unfortunately it’s usually just as bad as drinking soda as far as sugar and calories are concerned so I usually steer clear or only have a small amount.

I also steer clear of artificial sweeteners majority of the time as well so that leaves me drinking water, and sometimes a girl wants something else to give a sweet kick to the taste buds.

Introducing the marriage of sparkling water, which is basically just carbonated water, and Simply Lemonade.

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Now you’re probably like umm Simply Lemonade has lots of sugar. True it does, however, if you only use a small amount it’s not bad. I pour a small amount and by that I mean 2 oz and then fill the rest of my glass with the sparkling water brand of choice and for a little extra sweetness add 5-6 drops of liquid stevia, all natural no calorie sweetener. Oh, and of course, add ice.

A serving size of Simply Lemonade is 8 oz and has 28 g of sugar and 28 g of carbs and 120 calories. So we cut that into a quarter which leaves us with 7 g of sugar and 7 g of carbs and 30 calories. I didn’t say NO sugar I said low. Hope you enjoy.

It’s really good this way and you won’t be sabotaging your body and health goals by drinking this. Let me know what you think! Are there any low cal, low sugar drinks you make?

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