It is All About Clean Eating!

We all have been hearing on the news about how food manufacturers are pretty much destroying out quality of food. It is horrific! Here in this article (it will be extensive, but so worth it!), I will try to give as much information about Eating Clean.

It is a fairly new concept to me, and probably is for a lot of people too, so I will try to make it as simple as possible. Clean eating is a way of life. It feeds and fuels our bodies to stay healthy, without all the harsh preservatives and chemicals that we find in a lot of products out there.

By clean eating, one may experience:

  • Weight loss
  • More energy
  • Boost in immunity
  • Decreased risk of certain types of diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancers
  • Savings!! Lots of money is being saved here!!

So let’s start looking at the types of foods we will be eating from now on…

I went on Google to find a website that has it simple and written in a way that it is easy to understand so here is a website that prepared a shopping list of foods to buy and renovate the pantry!

http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-shopping-list-for-beginners/

This is the best article I found so far that makes it easy for me to go grocery shopping. I will tell you this though, don’t be discouraged and think it is going to be hard or anything like that. At first I was completely intimidated by the list. Just pick what you want.

**HINT: I look up clean eating recipes, and then go grocery shopping. It ensures that I have only what I need in the pantry**

…and now I have a recipe to share! I tried it out and made it!! It came out delicious!!

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I will be posting more recipes in time. Lets start making a difference in our lives! This is not a diet. It is a lifestyle, and a very good one too!

If you have any recipes to share with us, please leave a comment, or e-mail spaalife@gmail.com to submit a recipe!

Question is: What lifestyle do you want to live?

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Cheers to a healthful life!

Cheers to the First Post!

Welcome to SpaaLife! My name is Tina, and I live in Sunny Florida! Just moved to Fort Myers to peruse my dreams in becoming a successful doctor. Since this blog isn’t about me and about the SpaaLifee, I will just stop there.

For the first blog post, I will dish out a yummy recipe that will make you celebrate with joy!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Pops

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Ingredients

  • 1  Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake, mixed according to package directions
  • 2  lemons
  • 1 can Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 cups pink candy melts
  • 1/4 cup bright pink sprinkling sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white sprinkling sugar

Directions

  1. 1Once cake is mixed according to package directions, add the zest of two lemons. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a microwave-safe 9×9 baking dish and microwave for 2-4 minutes, just until the cake springs back to the touch. Crumble the cake into a large microwave-safe bowl, and continue to microwave until the cake is fully cooked. Crumble and cool fully. Cook the remaining cake batter in like manner.
  2. 2Add a few spoonfuls of the frosting into the crumbled cake. Stir. Continue to add frosting, just until the mixture resembles the texture of Play-Doh.
  3. 3Roll the cake mixture into five 3″ balls. Slice each ball in half with a sharp knife, then slice each half into three “lemon slices”. Use your fingers to form each slice into nice shapes before dipping.
  4. 4Microwave the candy melts in a medium, deep-sided microwave-safe bowl just until melted. Stir until smooth. Dip the top 1/2″ of a sucker stick into the candy melts, then gently press it into the large end of a cake “lemon slice.” Repeat with remaining cake slices.
  5. 5Allow candy melts to harden completely around the sucker sticks. Then dip each cake slice into the candy melts, one slanted side at a time. (You’ll do the bottom next a different way so just do the top slanted sides for now.) Gently press a 1″ mini straw (i.e., coffee stir stick) into the top side of each slice, then press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of floral foam so the cake pop stands upright until the candy melts are hardened.
  6. 6When the sides are hardened, re-melt candy melts if necessary, and use a knife to spread candy melts on the bottom of each slice. Then sprinkle with the colored sugar. Return to the floral foam and allow to harden completely.
  7. 7Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and stir until smooth. Transfer to a zip-top bag, snip a small corner from the bag, then pipe triangles onto the straw-side of each pop to resemble a fruit slice. Sprinkle with white or clear sparkling sugar.
  8. 8Store cake pops upright by pressing sticks into floral foam. When completely hardened, they can be served or wrapped in cello candy bags for gift giving.