Gluten-Free Shopping Guide - Healthy Hot List by Give It A Whirl Girl

Gluten-Free Food Shopping Guide – Healthy Hot List Part 4

Today I have compiled this list of gluten-free food that I am just dying to try! I searched high and low on Amazon to bring you a list of my top 10 favorites that are on my wishlist. Many of these items are also paleo and keto-friendly and you can easily incorporate these gluten-free items into your healthy diet and lifestyle.

Real Good Foods Gluten-Free, Low Carb Pizza

You can find Real Good Foods at their online store or on Amazon. Their pizzas are offered as a chicken crust pizza or a cauliflower crust pizza. Amazon currently has a $15 off clippable coupon. read more


Healthy Hot List - Birthday Cake Flavor - By Give It A Whirl Girl

Birthday Cake Flavor – Protein Galore – Healthy Hot List

Here is another edition of my Healthy Hot List featuring all health food items that are birthday cake flavor! Protein galore over there today!! I am completely obsessed with this flavor profile right now. Possibly because birthday cake flavor conjures up some great childhood memories. Who doesn’t love birthday cake? I feel as though that is a universal flavor that most people can get on-board with. Often times in life our first taste of sweets and sugar is from the first bite of birthday cake at our first birthday party.

This list is chock ful of birthday cake flavored items that focus on protein. I sure could use a boost in my protein and these items make it convenient to get in your daily recommended intake.

Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites, Whipped Protein Bar, Flavor: Birthday Cake Flavor, 12 Count

I just had to go ahead and put one of my favorite birthday cake flavor items here at the top of the Healthy Hot List. I love these little bite-sized tasty morsels from Optimum Nutrition. Each package contains 3 Cake Bites and each 3-piece serving is going to give you a generous 20 grams of protein. If birthday cake flavor is not your jam you probably won’t be into this list but Optimum Nutrition has some other flavor offerings: Chocolate Dipped Cherry, Red Velvet, New Chocolate Frosted Donut, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Fruity Cereal, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

FITCRUNCH 6-Layer Birthday Cake Flavor Whey Protein Bars by Chef Irvine- 12 Pack

This is a 12 pack of birthday cake flavored whey protein bars. These are packed with that cake flavor that you crave in not just one layer, but 6 layers! These birthday cake protein bars come in at 30 grams of protein and only 6 grams of sugar. If you are following a gluten-free diet, you are in luck because these bars are also gluten-free! There is also a variety pack available with four different Fit Crunch flavors.

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Buff Bake Birthday Cake Flavor Protein Cookies – 12 Count Package

Kudos to Buff Bake for creating a soft baked birthday cake flavor protein cookie. I absolutely love these as a quick snack. These are some giant cookies and sometimes I only eat half and save the other half for later. Each cookie has 16 grams of protein. They are also a great source of fiber with 15 grams per serving. These are great cookies for those who are gluten-free.

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ir?t=kimberlyriple 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07FQYDNNZ - Birthday Cake Flavor - Protein Galore - Healthy Hot ListBuff Bake also has an incredible Birthday Flavor Cake Protein Almond Spread. This nut butter is low in sugar and high in protein. There are 11 grams of protein per 2 tablespoon serving.

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It is pretty obvious and clear that Buff Bake loves to represent that birthday cake flavor! Here are some Protein Sandwich Cookies from Buff Bake.

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Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bars, Triple-Layered Deliciously Crunchy High Protein Bar -Birthday Cake Flavor, 2.12 Ounce (Pack of 12)

These birthday cake flavored protein bars from Carb Killa have awesome packaging, will give them credit and props for that. There are 23 grams of protein in each bar, tons of fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar. These are also gluten-free. Hook a girl up! There are a ton of other flavors available so why not go with a variety pack!

NOOSH Keto Almond Butter (Birthday Cake Flavor, 15 Count) – Perfect on the go Keto snack. All Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free

I stumbled upon this birthday cake flavor nut butter by Noosh yesterday and was instantly intrigued. I love that this is a keto, vegan, gluten-free on-the-go tasty treat. You will receive 15 servings of birthday cake flavor almond butter in convenient packaging so it is portable. If you are following a low-carb diet this nut butter would incorporate right into your carb-conscious diet with only 2 grams of carbs per serving.


ONE Protein Bar, Best Sellers Variety Pack, 12-Pack, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Low Sugar, Includes Birthday Cake Flavor, Almond Bliss, Maple Glazed Doughnut & Peanut Butter Pie

Not only birthday cake but in this variety pack of protein bars by ONE you will also receive Almond Bliss, Maple Glazed Doughnut, and a Peanut Butter Pie bar. This is a 12 pack and you will receive three of each flavor. Can you believe that each bar is full of 20 grams of protein… wowza! The birthday cake bar comes in at 210 calories and 1 gram of sugar. These protein bars are great for those watching their sugar intake but still have that sweet tooth craving. The bars by ONE are also gluten-free. Woohoo!

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Rule Breaker Combo Packs, 4 Brownies & 4 Birthday Cake Flavor, Healthy and Unbelievably Delicious, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Free from Top Eight Allergens, Kosher (2/4ct packs)

Here is another birthday cake flavor treat for you to indulge in. These are created by Rule Breaker and they are vegan, gluten-free, and great for those that have a nut allergy. This is a nice variety pack of blondies and brownies. I know it is hard to believe but the main ingredient in these birthday cake flavored cookies is get this~ chickpeas! These cookies are made out of only healthy and natural ingredients and are also GMO-free.

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This is a birthday cake flavored nut butter created by Epic Spreads. It is made of peanuts, cashews, and coconut. This epic spread is low in sugar and high in protein (two tablespoons packs in 7 grams).

Pure Protein Bars, Healthy Low Carb Snacks, Birthday Cake Flavor, 1.76 oz, 6 Count

This is a great deal for 6 birthday cake flavor protein bars. At the time of publication, a 6 pack of bars is only $6.59. These protein bars have 20 grams of protein in them, are 200 calories, and only have 3 grams of sugar. This is another protein treat for those that eat gluten-free.

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Do you love the taste of birthday cake? What items from this list do you want to order? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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TOP 10 PROTEIN BARS - Gluten-Free, Vegan Healthy Snack - Shopping Guide by Give It A Whirl Girl

Top 10 Protein Bars On Amazon – Healthy Hot List – Gluten-Free, Vegan Snacks

Today I am sharing my top 10 picks for protein bars that are available on Amazon. These have all been taste tested by yours truly and I love each brand that is represented here in this Healthy Hot List. If you are on the lookout for gluten-free, vegan snacks chances are you will find some here that appeal to you!

What I love about the protein bars that are in this top 10 list is that they really truly do satisfy my sweet-tooth. These bars are all available in fun flavors that will trick your brain.

They taste so indulgent but you can enjoy them without all the guilt! All of the protein bars that are mentioned in this Top 10 list are gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein. Some of these bars can even be incorporated into your keto diet and lifestyle (just look for the zero or low sugar labels).


Nut Butter Amazon Shopping Guide By GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Nut Butter Is All The Rage! Get In On It! Healthy Hot List – A Top 10 Amazon Shopping Guide

In case you have been living under a rock, then you would be aware that nut butter is all the rage nowadays. Peanut butter is boring, so move over peanut butter! There are so many new nut butters available today. It is overwhelming to see so many all over Amazon so today I broke down my favorite nut butter into this top 10 list as part of my Healthy Hot List series on my blog. read more


Must-Have Healthy Food Products (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto) Healthy Hot List – Part 3

Must-Have Healthy Food Products (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto) Healthy Hot List – Part 3

Hello friends and readers! On this day I will bring to you more of my top items on my Healthy Hot List. This list contains healthy food and the products that will also help you create them. The healthy foods that I have included in this compiled list are for a variety of diets: gluten-free, vegan, paleo, Whole 30, or keto. I also figured that this week I would throw in a couple products as well that will help you create your own healthy foods at home. The ones that are included here are quite essential for a kitchen that cranks out healthy eats. I am really wishing and hoping for everything on this list this week. Enjoy and I hope you see something that catches your eye!


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Must-Have Healthy Food Products (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto) Healthy Hot List – Part 2

Welcome to another installment of the Healthy Hot List! This is now a regular feature over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. There are healthy items everywhere I look nowadays. People are focusing on health and wellness and fueling their bodies with healthy and nutritious foods. This is where I break down those must-have items that you just gotta try. Some I have tried and I can vouch that they are great, while others are just sitting around on my Amazon wishlist waiting to be swept up and brought over here. I also added a few supplements to this list, two of which I have tried, and another that I want to give a whirl.


Healthy Hot List - Must-Have Healthy Food Products For Your Lifestyle (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto)

Healthy Hot List – Must-Have Health Food Products For Your Lifestyle (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto)

I would like to start up a new regular feature on the blog featuring items that I have used and fallen in love with. I will be calling this the Healthy Hot List. These are all items that I have given a whirl and want to spread the word about. Many of these items fall within the realms of several different diets: gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, Whole 30, keto, and vegan. Whenever I try out a new product and I become a fan I do my best to promote these items and spread the word about them. I would love my good words for these brands to travel far and wide because they earned it with their quality food products.


TOP 10 COFFEE LOVERS Gift Guide by Give It A Whirl Girl

Coffee Lovers Gift Guide – My Top 10 Coffee Favorites – Get BUZZED With This Coffee Shopping Guide!

Today I am sharing my coffee lovers gift guide with you. This coffee shopping guide features my top 10 coffee favorites all in one handy online shopping guide. Truth be told, and cat is out of the bag... I am a bit of a coffee addict. I just gotta have it! I am actually on my second cup as I write this post. Every single morning when I first wake up and rise out of bed is to flip the switch on my coffee pot and get that coffee brewing process started. I honestly just can't imagine going a single day without at least one cup of coffee in my life. True story!



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Start Your Day With A Slingshot Shake – Complete Breakfast Protein Slingshot Shake REVIEW

Would you like to try a delicious and nutritious breakfast shake that is packed full of protein and nutrients? Slingshot Foods has a complete breakfast in one handy on-the-go breakfast shake and no spoon is required! What makes these Slingshot Shakes unique and stand out from the rest, is the little granola package at the top of the bottle. You simply tear it open and pour the granola mixture into your protein shake and give it a good shake to mix it up. You will find that these delicious breakfast shakes will be a lifesaver on busy mornings when you have very little or no time at all to eat. I have a feeling that after reading my Slingshot Shake review you will be stocking up on this drinkable yogurt. read more


Greek Caulipower Pizza RECIPE Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Greek Caulipower Pizza RECIPE With Primal Kitchen (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

If you are not a fan of garlic it might just be time to walk away from this post. Today I will tell you how I created a Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza using a blank Caulipower crust and some Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette. You can adjust this recipe to your taste with the garlic but the amount that is noted in here is for garlic lovers only. This is, believe it or not, my first time ever having a Greek pizza. I love Greek food so I kind of had an idea in my mind that everything would turn out wonderful to me. Guess what? I nailed it and that is why I am sharing this recipe to you for my Greek Caulipower Pizza! This pizza does not contain any meat so it a vegetarian pizza and would be perfect for any veggie lover.


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Party Hardy With A Yasso Frozen Yogurt Treat – Product Review of Party Animal Froyo

While browsing the frozen treat aisle at Meijer the pint of Yasso Party Animal frozen yogurt was like screaming my name... Kimmy! Kimmy! Get over here and get down and party with me! So I had no choice but to grab a pint of Yasso frozen yogurt, take it home, plop down and give it a whirl! Yasso Party Animal frozen yogurt (froyo) is one of my first product reviews over here at Give It A Whirl Girl and I'm so excited to share this information with you! I really hope this Yasso Party Animal review inspires you to give it a BIG whirl! Keep reading my Yasso review to find out how I created the ultimate froyo sundae with this Party Animal pint!


Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE

Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE With Betsy’s Best Cashew Butter (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

It might just be your lucky day on this Tried It Out Tuesday because today I am sharing yet another no-bake energy balls recipe with you. This week I tried out a new nut butter and this one was from Betsy’s Best. The star of the show in this gluten-free, vegan recipe was Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Now you can actually use the nut butter of your choice in this simple and easy no-bake energy ball recipe BUT if you want maximum flavor potential in these balls, you are going to want to give this nut butter a big whirl! Trust me on this, folks! Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter gives these energy balls a flavor explosion of coconutty goodness!


All about Betsy’s Best

Betsy’s Best is a brand that I absolutely love and trust and it is one of my go-to brands for gourmet nut butter. They use only all-natural ingredients to produce some amazing and incredible nut butter.

Carefully crafted by Betsy, our natural cashew butter with toasted coconut features a bold and sophisticated taste thanks to superfood ingredients like roasted cashews, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, and toasted coconut.

Betsy’s Best gourmet nut butter comes in five different flavors and comes in four different types of nut butter (almond, cashew, sunflower seed, and peanut butter). The nut butter from Betsy’s Best is not your typical, ordinary nut butter, these are extraordinary! I could tell from the moment that I opened up the jar that this nut butter from Betsy’s Best would be a quality ingredient in my energy ball recipe.

Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter nutrition

When you enjoy Betsy’s Best gourmet nut butter you are not only getting a quality ingredient but you are also consuming healthy food. This nut butter is more than just delicious, it is actually nutritious and I love that. Because nuts are a great source of protein you will be getting 4 grams of protein with one 2 tablespoon serving.

Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter is also low in sugar. It is sweetened with a blend of organic stevia leaf extract and demerara sugar. Each two tablespoon contains 3 grams of sugar.

You are also going to get some fiber with this gourmet nut butter – 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving.

You kids will love Betsy’s Best

If you have any young children, I have a feeling that they will also love these gourmet nut butters from Betsy’s Best! You can use the nut butter on fruit or add it in as an ingredient in smoothies. This nut butte


Year In Review - 2018 - Give It A Whirl Girl - Top 10 Blog Posts

Year In Review – Top 10 Posts At Give It A Whirl Girl For 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY READERS!

It has been a great year for 2018 over here at Give It A Whirl Girl! I started up this blog in early June and it has been one hell of an awesome ride! At the start of 2018, I made a new year’s resolution to start a blog. I am so happy to say that it was one of my new year’s resolutions that I actually stuck to and accomplished. read more


The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Foodies

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Foodies 2019 – An Amazon Shopping Guide

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and today I would love to share with you my favorite finds on Amazon for the foodie in your life. I am a day late posting this top 10 list of my Valentine’s Day sweets and treats but better late than never right?

These Valentine’s Day confections are all conveniently located at Amazon and ship free with Amazon Prime. Not yet a Prime member? No worries! You can sign up for a free 30-day trial HERE. read more


Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (gluten-free, vegan)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Saturdays are my favorite days of the week to get in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen and whip up a tasty treat for my family to enjoy. This weekend I created a vegan and gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Is there anything in this world better than edible chocolate chip cookie dough? Hell no! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is completely safe to indulge in and does not contain any eggs which are typically found in cookies. The filling is of this cheesecake mimics the real deal quite well and my little family of 3 absolutely loved this faux cheesecake recipe.

I think that it is a universal idea that raw cookie dough is the bomb! When I was a little girl and my mom whipped up a batch of cookies I always had to have a taste of the cookie dough on the spatula. I would give it a good lick and the taste of raw cookie dough is pure, straight up comfort food! Am I right?

Raw cookie dough almost always has eggs in it, and let’s face it… raw eggs can get you sick with salmonella nowadays and that is the last thing in the world that anyone needs. This recipe is perfect for those that admire that taste of raw cookie dough. If you don’t feel like creating an entire cheesecake with this recipe, go ahead and just create the filling and indulge in that with a spoon or use something to dip in it. The filling on its own makes a great dip!

Creating the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

This cheesecake has a very rich taste thanks to the 4th & Heart ghee that I used. If you are able to get hour hands on the 4th & Heart vanilla ghee I am sure that would be fantastic in this recipe as well. In my cheesecakes, I always go with coconut oil but for this one, I swapped that out for ghee since chocolate chip cookies are full of butter. The ghee turned out the be a wise choice. When I took that first bite of this cheesecake I knew that using ghee in this recipe was a smart decision. I used coconut oil a couple months ago to make a cookie dough cheesecake, and while it was delicious this recipe with the ghee knocked it out of the park!

It may seem as though this recipe has a lot of ingredients. If you have a well-stocked pantry, chances are you already have most of the items on the ingredient list. There are also some kitchen items, such as a good-sized food processor, that you will need. A springform pan is essential as well in order to create a cheesecake. A standard 8-inch size will do. If you use anything larger you will have to increase the amount of the ingredients in the chocolate ganache topping.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake crust

The first step of this recipe is to create the crust of the cheesecake. For the crust of this cookie dough cheesecake, I used a mix of Medjool dates, raw almonds, almond flour, finely shredded coconut, maple syrup, cacao powder, ghee, and some pure vanilla extract. This results in a chocolatey crust due to the added cacao powder. If you do not want a chocolate crust, simply just omit the cacao powder. The crust is gluten and grain-free. The crust has a nutty texture (from the almonds) and the perfect amount of chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake filling

The filling is composed of raw cashews, almond flour, coconut flour, ghee, maple syrup, lemon juice, coconut sugar, and vegan dark chocolate chips. This is the part of cheesecake that is all about that edible cookie dough flavor. The soaked cashews mixed with that little bit of lemon juice, believe it or not, are going to imitate a cheesecake. This type of formula with the cashews and lemon juice is very versatile and you can totally get creative here with your non-dairy, vegan cheesecake. I posted some other recipes for cheesecakes at the bottom of this post.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake topping

For this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake, we are going to top it off with a simple chocolate ganache that is only 2 ingredients: vegan dark chocolate chips (from Enjoy Life Foods) and just a dab of coconut oil to smooth it all out. This is my daughter’s favorite part of any cheesecake that I create. Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because she is a chocolate lover like myself? This is the first part that she always goes for when I cut her a slice.


Final thoughts:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and my little family of three did. We each enjoyed a slice after our dinner last night. Usually, when I mention the word “cheesecake” to my family they shudder a bit. They are not cheesecake fans BUT I always encourage them to eat with an open mind. Guess what? They loved this faux cheesecake! The great thing about this cheesecake is that it is actually leaning towards the side of being healthy. It is chockful of almonds and cashews and it does not contain any refined sugars or dairy.

So go ahead and indulge a bit! Even go ahead and have a nice slice for breakfast if that is what your heart desires. I will let you in on a little secret~ I do!

What is your favorite flavor of cheesecake? Leave me a comment and let me know. I might just make it into a vegan cheesecake someday!

Equipment needed to create this cheesecake:

You will need a few kitchen items to create this winning chocolate chip cookie dough recipe:

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Shopping for ingredients and equipment:

These items needed to create this recipe are all available at Amazon. If you have a Prime membership the items ship for free with 2-day shipping. If you are not yet a Prime member you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.


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