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).


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

Roast preparations

First things first though. Let’s discuss this Root Vegetable Pot Roast from the beginning. The meat is the highlight of the meal after all. The first thing I do for a slow-cooker roast is salt and pepper that slab of meat, throw it on a hot saute pan with olive oil, let it sizzle and brown. When you brown your meat you lock in the juice of the meat and your meat will be so tender when dinner time rolls around. I used a small 2 pound roast for this recipe but I believe you could use any chuck roast up to three pounds. If you are looking for a great deal on a chuck roast, I have had great success with shopping at Kroger. 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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
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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. read more


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


Coupon Codes, Promo Codes, Discounts To Help You Save Money

Coupon Codes & Discounts On Food / Groceries To Help You Save Money – Give It A Whirl Girl To The Rescue!

Hello to all and welcome to my blog post that is all about saving you some money. Today I am sharing some special coupon codes with you. These coupon codes will help you save on food & groceries. I have some special offers featured in this post and also several coupon codes included in this post at the bottom of the page.

I don’t know about you but I sure do love my coupon codes and I do not purchase anything online without hunting some down first. Most of the time you can find these special coupon codes and these savings sure do add up! I do love saving money whenever I can. So I am sharing these ways to save with you today. read more


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

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

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. I recently gave their chocolate bars a whirl along with their energy supplement. Keep on reading for a special Kiss My Keto coupon code.


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
Passive Time 5 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Passive Time 5 hours
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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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You can also find Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil on Amazon.


PALEO CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake

Today I am sharing with you a recipe that I recently came up with for a paleo, vegan, no-bake cranberry cheesecake. This gluten-free (and no refined sugars) recipe features my homemade cranberry sauce as the star of the show. I just recently posted the recipe for my paleo cranberry sauce on my blog and I used those cranberries to come up with this holiday dessert. This faux cheesecake is not only scrumptious and delicious but you can enjoy this cheesecake without all of the guilt! If you like a dessert that is a bit on the tart side then this cheesecake might just be for you. read more

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Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)
Today I am sharing with you a recipe that I recently came up with for a paleo, vegan, no-bake cranberry cheesecake. This gluten-free (and no refined sugars) recipe features my homemade cranberry sauce as the star of the show. This recipe will be a hit at your next holiday gathering or party. If you love cranberries you will love this paleo cranberry cheescake!
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 0
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Crust
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Filling
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Topping
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 0
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Crust
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Filling
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake Topping
Paleo Cranberry Cheesecake RECIPE
Instructions
Crust
  1. For the crust, you are going to use a food processor and place all CRUST ingredients in the food processor and blend them on high until all ingredients are incorporated. This will be thick and it needs to be spread out evenly on a parchment paper lined 9" springform pan.
Filling
  1. Place all of the filling ingredients (except for the one cup of sauce, reserve that for a bit later) into the food processor. Blend up these filling ingredients until smooth. You may need to stop the food processor and stir the ingredients with a soft spatula.
  2. Once the filling is smooth, place the filling into a medium sized bowl. Stir in one cup of fresh paleo cranberry sauce.
  3. Smooth the filling out evenly on the crust. I use a soft spatula to smooth out the filling.
  4. Refrigerate the filling and crust for 6 hours.
Topping
  1. Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and place the cranberry sauce and the pecans on top with whatever design you would like. I did a bullseye design with my sauce and my nuts.
  2. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Please keep refrigerated to maintain freshness.

Pumpkin pie spice can be subbed in for the seasonings if you do not have them.

Items you will need to create this recipe:

 



Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Sauce With Apples & Pecans RECIPE (Slow-Cooker, No Refined Sugars)

This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce!

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Cranberry Apple Sauce (Slow-Cooker, Paleo)
This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce! This paleo cranberry sauce will be enjoyed at your next Thanksgiving Day feast or your Christmas dinner.
Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
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Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Start out by pouring one 2lb bag of fresh cranberries into a slow-cooker. Set it on low for 6 hours.
  2. Zest one whole orange and place zest into the slow-cooker.
  3. Chop the orange in half and squeeze all of the juice out and place it in the slow-cooker.
  4. Pour maple syrup into the slow-cooker.
  5. Add the pecan pieces to the slow-cooker.
  6. Add the spices to the slow-cooker (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and allspice).
  7. Give it all a good stir and incorporate all of the ingredients.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce in the slow-cooker
  9. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce w/ Honeycrisp Apples & Pecans
Recipe Notes

If you would like to make this sauce a bit sweeter, simply add more maple syrup or some coconut sugar.


White Chicken Chili RECIPE w/ Kettle & Fire and Paleo Powder, Gluten-Free, Slow-Cooker

White Chicken Chili RECIPE (Gluten-Free, Slow-Cooker) With Kettle & Fire And Paleo Powder – COUPONS

Looking for a delicious and nutritious bowl of chili to warm you up on a cold fall or winter day? Look no further than to this mouth-watering bowl of white chicken chili made with Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth and Paleo Powder Pink seasoning. This recipe that I came up with turned out simply fabulous and that is why I am sharing it with you today. My little family of 3 joined the Clean Bowl Club and even got up for seconds... that's just how great it is!

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White Chicken Chili With Kettle & Fire Bone Broth & Paleo Powder
This white chicken chili recipe was created with Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth and Paleo Powder Pink. I hope it warms you up and brings you happiness and joy. This bowl of chili is hearty and delicious and nutritious.
White chili w/ Kettle & Fire Bone Broth and Paleo Powder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
White chili w/ Kettle & Fire Bone Broth and Paleo Powder
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce. Dice the bell peppers, Drain the cans of beans. Warm the olive oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Once oil is warm add the minced garlic and diced shallots. Cook this for a while then add the ground chicken. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  3. Add the bell peppers to the saute pan. Season it all with one tablespoon of Paleo Powder Pink seasoning.
  4. Once chicken is cooked and bell peppers are softened add to the slow-cooker. .
  5. Add in the cans of beans and green chiles, also add one carton of Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth.
  6. Season with one more tablespoon of Paleo Powder Pink. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Set slow-cooker to low for 6 hours.
  8. Once 6 hours have passed serve, eat, and enjoy!
  9. Feel free to top this chili with Mexican cheese for a burst of added flavor. (Optional)

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