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).


MENGK BLENDER REVIEW & A Dragon Fruit Smoothie RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

MengK 1500W High-Speed Professional Blender REVIEW & A Dragon Fruit Smoothie RECIPE

Today I would love to share my experience with you that I recently had with my new blender in this MengK blender review. This blender is quite simple to use and it is built like a professional blender. When I received my blender I was astonished by how professional the model looked and I was excited to give it a whirl with a dragon fruit smoothie bowl recipe. My hopes for this blender were that it would be capable of blending up frozen fruit because I am a huge smoothie fan and every blender I have ever owned prior was a big letdown to me. Keep reading this MengK blender review to find out how it performed in my test.


Zesty Spaghetti Sauce RECIPE With Ancient Harvest, Tri-Color Pepper, Ground Beef, & Italian Sausage - Slow-Cooker by Give It A Whirl Girl

Zesty Spaghetti Sauce RECIPE With Ancient Harvest Pasta, Tri-Color Peppers, Ground Beef, & Italian Sausage (Slow-Cooker)

I am just going to come out and say it... this is some thick ass sauce right here y'all! This sauce is nowhere near being skimpy and naked. We got it all going on over here with grass-fed ground beef, ground Italian sausage, three colors of bell peppers, oodles of minced garlic, half an onion, and a whole lot of basil and oregano! How does that sound? Keep reading to find out how I made this set-it-and-forget-it sauce.


Paleo Root Vegetable Pot Roast RECIPE by Give It A Whirl Girl (Slow-Cooker, Gluten-Free)

Paleo Root Vegetable Pot Roast RECIPE (Gluten-Free, Slow-Cooker)

I think you are all going to fall in love with this simple and easy slow-cooker paleo root vegetable pot roast recipe! This is pure comfort food right over here! This dish was created with a chuck roast, carrots, parsnips, and one really huge turnip! This paleo pot roast gets its fabulous flavor from one of my favorite seasonings, Herbs de Provence. Not only is this meal pure comfort food on a plate, but this paleo & gluten-free dinner is simple to create at home.

Paleo Root Vegetable Pot Roast RECIPE by Give It A Whirl Girl

Paleo Root Vegetable Pot Roast

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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. read more


Slingshot Shakes Complete Breakfast - Drinkable Yogurt With Granola Shot - REVIEW

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


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! read more

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Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
Time to get pumped up about this energy ball recipe that I created using Betsy's Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. You can use the nut butter of your choosing but this particular one by Betsy's Best will give you maximum flavor. This recipe included toasted coconut, toasted almonds, and chia seeds, along with gluten-free oats. Mini chocolate chips OPTIONAL (I recommend Enjoy Life Foods).
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
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Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Gather all of your ingredients for this recipe.
  2. Warm 1 tablespoon of coconut and allow it to melt. Once melted, toast the coconut flakes and the slivered almonds until fragrant and golden. Use a medium heat setting.
    Toasting shredded coconut and slivered almonds
  3. Place the oats, nut butter, toasted coconut, toasted almonds, maple syrup, and chia seeds into a food processer. Use the high setting to incoroporate all of the ingredients. They will ball up in the food processer.
    All ingredients in the food processor
  4. Once ingredients have been processed, remove the mixture and place it in a mixing bowl.
    Ingredients in the mixing bowl
  5. If you want to add some mini chocolate chips to your energy balls you can do that at this point. (OPTIONAL)
  6. Using clean hands, you can take enough mixture to make a 1-inch energy ball and roll it together with your hands until smooth.
  7. You should have appoximately 14 energy balls now. Refrigerate to maintain freshness.
  8. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Recipe Notes

You will need:

    • Food Processor
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Soft Spatula


SWAP! Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for some raw honey. It won't be vegan with the honey but it will be sweet and tasty!


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.

ABOUT NUT BUTTER

You want to know the very wonderful thing about these nut butters? They are a fantastic source of protein. These brands in this shopping guide also only use all natural ingredients to create their products. Many are also gluten-free and vegan. These nut butters are quite versatile and there are a ton of inspirational recipes online for how to get the best use out of these. read more


Maple Pecan Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan) GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE -No-Bake- Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Snack

This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin’s. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan… woohoo! read more

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Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin's. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan... woohoo! If you can't locate this maple flavored cashew butter you can still use the nut butter of your choice. You will still be getting the maple pecan flavor from the maple syrup and pecans, it is just that this particular maple-flavored cashew butter will give you a burst of added flavor.
Maple Pecan Energy Balls
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Maple Pecan Energy Balls
Instructions
  1. Gather ingredients and place all of them in the food-processor.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls ingredients in food processor
  2. Process the ingredients on high until well-incorporated and combined. Place ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls before forming the balls
  3. Using clean hands, form appx. 1-inch balls with the maple pecan mixture. Place the energy balls in a pan or on a plate.
  4. Place the energy balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Keep the energy balls refrigerated to maintain maximum freshness.

What you will need:

  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl



Nino Salvaggio & A Passion Fruit Guava Smoothie Bowl RECIPE

Nino Salvaggio & Tropical Passion Fruit & Guava Smoothie Bowl RECIPE – Tried It Out Tuesday

Let’s kick things off here by just admitting that I feel so very blessed to live in close proximity to Nino Salvaggio in St. Clair Shores. I have been visiting Nino Salvaggio’s for as long as I can remember. My mom used to go shopping here all the time and my mind was always blown by the beautiful, colorful fruit and vegetable displays there. It is sort of like a work of art… an installation of the prettiest produce your eyes have seen. Nino Salvaggio takes pride in the products that they sell, and it shows! This store is absolutely stunning and you can see that they pay attention to detail. read more


Bet You Can't Eat Just One! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free)

I have a feeling that my readers will love this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls recipe that I am sharing with you today! Bet you can’t eat just one of these. I will admit that I probably had too many but they were so dang good I couldn’t stop popping these energy balls in my mouth! If you are looking for a delicious gluten-free snack then look no further. I have you covered with this energy ball recipe! read more

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Bet You Can't Eat Just One - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Granola Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free)
This recipe is for my highly addictive gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip energy balls. I used gluten-free oats, Justin's Cashew Butter, and Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips. This is a simple and easy to do recipe that anyone could do.
Bet You Can't Eat Just One! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
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Bet You Can't Eat Just One! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Instructions
  1. Soak the pitted Medjool dates in hot water to soften them.
  2. Warm one tablespoon of coconut oil in a small saute pan. Once the oil has melted place the coconut flakes in the pan and warm them on medium until a golden color.
    Toasted coconut for oatmeal chocolate chip balls
  3. Warm the nut butter in the microwave for 10-15 seconds in a microwavable bowl until soft and spreadable.
  4. Chop the dates up into small pieces. Place the dates, coconut, oats, nut butter, and raw honey into a food processor and process on high until all ingredients come together and are well-incoportated. The ingredients will ball up.
    Oatmeal and chocolate chip mixture in the food processor
  5. Take the oat mixture and place it in a medium mixing bowl with chocolate chips and stir well.
  6. Using clean hands, take the oat and chocolate chip mixture and form one-inch balls. Place in a square pan. Once all balls have been created you can place them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. You should have approximately a dozen balls.
  7. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Balls with Justin's Cashew Butter and Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Recipe Notes
  • To maintain maximum freshness, keep the oatmeal chocolate chip balls refrigerated.

Items you will need to create Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Balls:

  • Food processor
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spoon or soft spatula


 


REDD BAR Energy Bar Review

Redd Bar REVIEW – Superfood Energy Bars – A Gluten-Free, Vegan Snack Bar With Clean Ingredients

When that afternoon fatigue and hunger pang hits me, I need something to recharge myself with. If you are looking for a good, clean source of energy, look no further than to Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bars. Today I am sharing my Redd Bar review with you on the blog for Tried It Out Tuesday. These snack bars are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and contain 35mg of caffeine per bar. These bars will give you the jolt that you need without any jitters. What I love about these snack bars is that they only use pure and natural ingredients in their bar. You will not find anything strange lurking inside these. They also taste fantastic! read more


KISS MY KETO - Coupon Code - Chocolate Bar & Energy Supplement REVIEW

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar & Energy Supplement Review + Kiss My Keto Coupon Code

When I stumble across a product that I love I just really want to spread the good word! I recently tried a few different products from Kiss My Keto and I was very impressed with the quality of these products. Kiss My Keto has a wonderful online store chock full of keto products for you low-carb, low-sugar diet and lifestyle. Keep on reading for a special Kiss My Keto coupon code. read more


Bison Chili RECIPE with Paleo Powder

Bison Chili RECIPE With Paleo Powder (Gluten-Free, Slow-Cooker)

Looking for a fantastic bowl of chili to warm you up on a cold winter day? This Bison Chili recipe is perfect for those days when you just need a big bowl of comfort food. The bison chili recipe that I am sharing with you today features my favorite go-to seasoning by Paleo Powder. This bison chili is also chock full of beans and bell peppers. I used three different types of beans in this chili and I also used three different colors of bell peppers. This bison chili recipe is for your slow-cooker. You allow it to simmer all day and then when dinner-time rolls around you will have a big bowl of warm, hearty chili awaiting for you. This is a simple and easy recipe and it will be in regular rotation in your kitchen.

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Bison Chili With Beans, Peppers, and Paleo Powder (Gluten-Free, Slow-Cooker)
This bison chili is a sure thing to warm you up on a cold winter day. This healthy bison chili recipe features my favorite seasoning by Paleo Powder, beans, and bell peppers.
Bison Chili RECIPE with Paleo Powder
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Bison Chili RECIPE with Paleo Powder
Instructions
  1. Warm two tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Once warm saute the minced garlic and diced onion until almost translucent.
  2. Add the ground bison to the skillet and break the meat down into small chunks.
  3. After a few minutes of browning the bison meat you can add the diced fire roasted tomatoes. Soften the peppers for a few minutes.
  4. Open the 3 cans of beans and drain the beans. Add them to the slow-cooker.
  5. Open the 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes and add them to the slow-cooker. DO NOT DRAIN.
  6. Open the 2 cans of diced green chiles and add them to the slow-cooker.
  7. Add the bison meat mixture with the peppers, garlic, and onion to the slow-cooker once the meat is cooked.
  8. Set the slow-cooker to LOW for 4-5 hours.
  9. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Bison Chili with beans and peppers
Recipe Notes

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ZenSweet Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking MIx GIVEAWAY by Give It A Whirl Girl

GIVEAWAY! ZenSweet Baking Mixes & Monk Fruit Sweetener REVIEW (Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free)

I recently had the pleasure of giving ZenSweet’s gluten-free and sugar-free products a whirl. ZenSweet products can be incorporated into your paleo or keto diet. Their products are sweetened with monk fruit and do not contain any refined sugars or wheat products. The great thing about ZenSweet baking mixes is that they will taste like they were made from scratch but the mixes only need 1 or 2 ingredients to be created and the final product tastes completely homemade! I was very impressed with the chocolate chip cookie mix that I started out with on my ZenSweet product venture. Keep reading to learn more and then enter the giveaway to win a variety pack of baking mixes and monk fruit sweetener. read more