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    Guest Zoe Palmer Talks Type 1 Diabetes + Guiltless Goodies

    Guest Zoe Palmer Talks Type 1 Diabetes + Guiltless Goodies

    Ok Guiltless Fam,

    We have a new guest blogger and her story is one of positivity and inspiration. Zoe Palmer tells us about living with Type 1 Diabetes and how our products have become a staple in her diet. If you're unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes we've included some visuals we pulled off the web that help explain how it can affect the body.

     

    We hope you enjoy hearing her story! Be sure to check her out on Instagram and give her a follow!

     

    Hi y’all!

    My name is Zoe Palmer - also known as @zoeepalmerr on Instagram, and I am writing to share my love and appreciation for Guiltless Goodies!

    My journey with Guiltless Goodies all started back in April of 2018. I was just a little over a month of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the late age of 20 years old, almost 21. I had honestly been struggling with trying to find a breakfast that was not only good for me and my blood sugars, but that was tasty enough for my cravings! I was a HUGE dessert person before my diagnosis in March of 2018. I thought I would never be able to enjoy anything sweet again without the risk of having my sugars go high UNTIL, I found Guiltless Goodies!!

    Their products have been a life changer and life saver for me. And that’s not even saying enough. I eat their donuts every single morning for breakfast and have their other treats for a light snack to hold me over until my next meal. Their products have worked so well for me, that I don’t even have to take insulin for them. That is a huge success for me. When I don’t have to take insulin for something I am going to eat, it just feels like a really big accomplishment. After I was diagnosed with diabetes I was eating frozen waffles that were lower in carbs and had zero flavor.. I mean zero... I was having to take insulin for these and my sugars were still going high. Even if I carb counted right, I was still feeling bad.

    For those of you that don’t know, when your blood sugar goes high you get very lethargic and you get very testy. And who wants to feel that way? I can 100% say, I have never had a high blood sugar after eating Guiltless Goodies. All while not even taking insulin for them!!! Eating their products have really changed my mornings, days, and all around life. After eating my breakfast I feel satisfied, good, and awake! When your blood sugars are in range, so is your mood.

    Fast forward a couple months later and I was finding out my kidneys had been damaged from being undiagnosed with diabetes for so long. I have really been trying to watch my sodium intake because that can help some with keeping the damage under control. I had already been eating Guiltless for awhile and when I was broken the news about my kidneys I started looking at the sodium in everything I was eating. I can’t even explain to y’all the amount of happiness that went through me when I learned that the sodium in Guiltless products are low. I was not ready to give up the donuts, and honestly don’t think I ever will be.

    Lindsey and Daniel have created treats that fit well with a lot of lifestyles. And just to make me love them even more, they CARE about how their products affect your body. Being a diabetic that is super important to me, and that’s a big win in my book. What I am getting at is, if you don’t have Guiltless in your life by now, you are truly missing out! I have even gotten my family, friends, and boyfriend hooked on these sweet treats. And my boyfriend doesn’t have a sweet tooth in his body. Since being diabetic I have really started to pay attention to what I am putting in my body and I am so happy that I found Guiltless Goodies. I would be lost and grumpy without them.

    We are so thankful Zoe shared her experience with us. Above is a photo she sent us of her insulin levels after eating our donuts. She was delighted that her levels hadn't spiked and that she didn't have to take insulin! Simply Amazing! Congrats, Zoe!

    Grain-Free Breakfast Casserole

    Grain-Free Breakfast Casserole

    Grain-Free Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole 

     

    Before we started Guiltless in 2012, we actually began this healthy, gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb foods thing with crustless QUICHES! That's right, you are talking to the Quiche Queen here... or at least that was the name of the company. We specialized in delicious, low-carb, crustless quiches. And it was out of serving a crustless pizza quiche to a friend, that he said, if y'all can come up with a bread that tastes like real bread but isn't... you'll have it! 

    So, we created a bread (well, it wasn't us at all, the idea was given to us from up above)! Using seeds. Not grains. Not almonds. Not coconut. But 7 superfood seeds! So now that we have this amazing bread, I had to add it to our most beloved quiche recipe of all time, the Turkey Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar! It's even better now with the addition of Guiltless Bread cubes. The bread gets soft and seasoned on the inside of the breakfast casserole, and they get golden and crispy on the outside. 

    We use half and half plus almond milk in this recipe to give it that rich and buttery flavor while still cutting down on dairy and milk fat. We have tried it with just almond milk, but you don't quite get the rich and creamy flavor you want to bite into in a dish like this. And since we use turkey bacon instead of pork, you don't get nearly as much of the fat rendering from the bacon, so the half and half helps! 

    This breakfast casserole is perfect to serve on Thanksgiving morning or to have over the weekend if your family and friends are staying a few days. It is a crowd pleaser and fun to gather around with ones you love! 

    We hope you make this recipe for the holidays! And please let us know how you like it! 

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, 

    Lindsey 

    Gluten-Free Quiche Recipe 

    Ingredients:

    4 cups broccoli florets

    non-stick cooking spray, divided

    6 strips turkey bacon, sliced in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2 inch pieces

    12 organic eggs

    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 

    3/4 cup half and half

    3/4 cup almond milk

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

    4 slices Guiltless Sandwich Bread, cut small into 1/2 inch cubes

    3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, add in the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes; until just tender enough to pierce with a fork. Drain in a colander, and cover with ice and cold water to stop cooking. 

    In a medium skillet, put on medium-high heat, coat with cooking spray, add in the cut bacon pieces, and cook for about 5-6 minutes until browned but not completely crispy (they will finish cooking in the quiche in the oven). 

    In a large mixing bowl, crack eggs and beat with a whisk. Then add Dijon mustard, half and half, almond milk, sea salt, and pepper, whisking until combined. Add in cubed bread and 2 cups of the cheddar cheese, stir to combine and completely coat bread cubes. 

    Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread out the blanched broccoli in the dish. Pour in the egg and bread mixture over the broccoli, and move the broccoli around so the egg can get distributed everywhere. Lay the bacon pieces on top of the egg. Finish by sprinkling the last 1 cup of cheddar on top. 

    Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is browned and crispy. Test the center with a fork or toothpick. (Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes if the center isn't done.) 

    Cut into squares and serve! 

     

    Guiltless Meatballs with Kale, Bacon, Garlic & Onion

    We have a new baby in the family! Our cousin, Diana gave birth to a beautiful  baby boy earlier this week. Diana is a rockstar - an amazing mom of 2 now, junior high school teacher and the most organized meal planner I know! She feeds her family nutritious and creative meals, and she's completely gluten-free. 

    We're bringing them dinner tonight to celebrate the new baby's arrival and to help make sure momma gets to spend as much time where she belongs, loving on her new baby, and not cooking in the kitchen! We're bringing them roasted vegetables and a batch of these delicious meatballs which are popular with everyone, including toddlers (like her almost 3 year old daughter) and her ranch-loving husband, too. I sent her a text and asked if bacon was okay in their meatballs, and her husband John responded, "duh!" Lol!  If you prefer turkey bacon, it would work just fine in this recipe, and ground turkey instead of beef would work, too! 

     

    Ingredients:

    4 slices bacon, chopped

    1 cup kale, chopped, thick stems removed

    1/2 large red onion, diced

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    2 slices Guiltless Sandwich Bread, toasted 

    1 1/2 lbs grass-fed ground beef

    1 egg

    1 tsp sea salt

    1/2 tsp black pepper

    1 tbs oregano 

     

    Directions:

    1. Cook bacon in a skillet on medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to plate lined with paper towels. Drain off bacon renderings, leaving about 2 tbs in pan. 

    2. Add kale to skillet with bacon renderings, until wilted about one minute. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic to skillet and cook until soft and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes more. Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl. 

    3. Chop cooked bacon and add to bowl with onion mixture. Add ground beef to bowl. 

    4. Break toasted Guiltless Bread into large pieces then cut down into bread crumbs pieces using a large chef's knife. Add bread crumbs to bowl with meat and onion mixture. 

    5. Crack egg into bowl. Season with sea salt, pepper and oregano. 

    6. Preheat broiler. 

    7. Mix meat mixture with hands thoroughly. Form into balls and place on baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Makes about 20-21 medium-large meatballs. Leave a little room in between meatballs so they're not touching. 

    8. Broil meatballs for 6 minutes on top side. Using tongs, flip meat balls over and cook 6 more minutes on other side. 

    9. Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes and enjoy! 

    Big News Guiltless Fans

    Big news Guiltless fans! ? Any loaf you get of our Guiltless Sandwich Bread? from now on, will have more of a buttery and versatile taste, closer to traditional bread! We added a touch of organic, unrefined coconut oil for delicious flavor and soft texture. And we love the health benefits that come with it, too! There is still no sugar in this bread, whatsoever! It's also still gluten-free, grain-free, yeast-free, low-carb, soy-free, dairy-free, nutrient-dense, paleo, one-of-a-kind 7 Seed Guiltless Superfood Bread!


    Find this delicious & nutritious Sandwich Bread here

    Don't forget to take advantage of new our lower price shipping for just $9.99 for orders $50 and over to anywhere in the U.S.! 

    Have your (Guiltless) bread, tortillas, pizzas, muffins, cookies, crusts, flour and eat it, too!  

    In good health, 

    Lindsey & Daniel 
    Guiltless Superfoods

    Berry Chocolate Smoothie

    Nothing feels better than to lighten and brighten up in the spring and summer! One way to do this is by drinking lots of nutrient-packed smoothies, loaded with bright greens, fresh or frozen berries and a variety of superfoods! And since dark chocolate comes from the cocoa plant, I wouldn't dare leave out those amazing nutrients! :) 

    Smoothies are a great way to get in your daily requirement of fruits and veggies. They can help give you beautiful hair, skin and nails with all of the vitamins and minerals you're ingesting. They can also be a great tool for weight loss. By replacing a meal with a healthy (low-sugar) smoothie, you are guaranteeing that you're filling your body with the good stuff it needs, and it's most likely that your smoothie is healthier than the meal you replaced it with! 

    Smoothies are also a great way to detox! They give your digestive system a chance to take a break, and also by adding detoxifying ingredients to your smoothies like to kale, you are helping your body's detoxification process. 

    I love to add as many superfoods as I can to my smoothies like chia, hemp and pumpkin seeds, coconut oil and avocado. You can also add supplements like Vitamin C powder, fish or cod liver oil and protein powder. Smoothies are a great way to disguise super healthy ingredients without really tasting them, especially for kids! They're a great way to get immune boosting ingredients into our bodies. We find that adding frozen pineapple to smoothies is a great way to get kids to like them. 

     

    Berry Chocolate Spring Smoothie

    Makes 4 servings 

    Ingredients:
    15-18 ice cubes 
    2 cups organic spinach 
    1 cup strawberries
    1 cup raspberries 
    1 cup blueberries 
    1/2 avocado 
    1 tbs almond butter
    1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 
    1 tbs unrefined coconut oil 
    1 tbs raw honey 
    1 tbs chia seeds 
    2 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 

    *a scoop of your favorite protein is optional 

    Directions: 
    Add ice to blender or Vitamix. Add in all other ingredients. Pour in almond milk until blender is about 3/4 full. Blend on Smoothie setting or High until completely smooth and combined. Serve immediately.

    Add ice to blender or Vitamix. Add in all other ingredients. Pour in almond milk until blender is about 3/4 full. Blend on Smoothie setting or High until completely smooth and combined. Serve immediately. 

    Guiltless 7 Seed Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffin 2.0

    Less than a year ago we started making our Guiltless 7 Seed Dark Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins. Convenient for breakfast, snack, part of a lunch or even a dessert, these little guys do their job! And somehow, it's some kind of miracle really, they just got even better! We took the same 1.5 ounces of our grain-free 7 Seed Muffin batter, baked it a little differently (tricks of the baking industry!) and now the mini-muffins are bigger, fluffier, and don't have a wrapper! 

    The nutritional content is EXACTLY the same! No extra calories or carbs. The same amount of everything, just a tweak in the baking fluffed these babies up! 

    Here are your new Guiltless Mini-Muffins!

    Each muffin has only 9 grams net carbs! 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein! 

    From now until Friday (1/22/16), enter MUFFINS20 at checkout for 20% off all muffin orders!