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About Rachel Burke

Author of the Skinny Chick's Cookbook

10 Best Keto-Friendly Brands

So, I’m trying the Keto diet. Which I’m sure you’ve heard of, since it’s all the rage right now. (If you haven’t, the short version is that it focuses on a high fat, low carb diet so that you’re body burns fat.) The real reason I’m trying it isn’t because I’m trying to lose weight, [...]

By | September 14th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Keto Low-Carb Mint Chip Ice Cream

The hardest thing about the keto diet is finding ice cream that's low-carb, tastes yummy, and doesn't upset my stomach. The store-bought low-carb ice cream brands I've tried have all contain sugar alcohols, which don't agree with me. The only brands I've discovered so far that don't bother me are Lily's Chocolate and Monkfruit Classic, [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Easy Keto Stuffed Mushrooms (3 ingredients!)

You know when you go to a food blog and you have to scroll FOREVER until you reach the actual recipe? Photos, pop-up ads, paragraphs about their weekend plans... Yeah I don't do that. That was one of the reasons I created this blog. I wanted everything to be quick and easy - not only [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Keto Mac and Cheese Recipe (With Real Low-Carb Pasta!)

I've been dabbling with a lot of keto-friendly brands lately, mainly because it would be great to be able to eat bread and pasta again without all the carbs. I've tried a few cauliflower-based brands that I wasn't crazy about, but this weekend, I discovered the motherlode of all things low-carb: THIN SLIM FOODS. GUYS. [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Orange Mango Papaya Tropical Smoothie

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that one of my new year’s resolutions is to maintain a healthy diet. That’s not to say I haven’t maintained a healthy diet in the past, but with all the holiday parties (AKA holiday FOOD) from the past few months, I’m going to be starting fresh in [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

DIY Tips for Glowing Skin and Reducing Wrinkles

Last year, as my mid-30's came creeping around the corner, I started noticing things about my skin that I had never noticed before. Did I always have under eye bags? And forehead lines? And loose skin in the middle of my neck? I've always had good skin, so it wasn't something I really paid attention [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Burrito Bowl

This burrito bowl is one of my favorite lunch dishes, and it's so simple to throw together. You're welcome to use any kind of cheese for the topping. My personal favorite topping is crumbled goat cheese, but shredded light cheddar or part-skim mozzarella are both great choices, and those on a vegan diet can use [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Featured Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

Coco-Roons: My New Favorite Vegan Cookies!

If you've read any of my other blog posts, then you know how much I LOVE healthy snacks. Especially if they're vegan. And gluten-free. And contain coconut.  I was shopping at Walmart this weekend and my friend and I discovered Sejoyia Coco-Roons in the gluten-free section. We were looking for healthy poolside snacks, and needless to [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

No-Bake Protein Bites

These little bite-sized protein balls are not only raw and vegan, but they only take 10 minutes to make (no baking required!) and they're so tasty! I just made them for the first time a few weeks ago and I've been hooked ever since. They're a great pre-workout boost since they're loaded with protein from oats, [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Egg Frittata Muffins

One of the reasons many of us struggle with maintaining a clean diet is lack of time. Daily meal preparation can be extremely time consuming, which I think is why a lot of us end up purchasing store-bought food – because it’s faster and easier than slaving in the kitchen after a long day of [...]

By | August 15th, 2018|Featured Breakfast, Recipes|0 Comments

Watermelon Vodka Slush

This watermelon vodka slush is the best summer cocktail ever! You only need 3 ingredients - watermelon, ice and watermelon flavored vodka. Not only is it super easy, but considering it's primarily made with fresh fruit, it's pretty healthy compared to other cocktails. This is my go-to drink when I'm looking for something fun to [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|cocktails, Recipes|8 Comments

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Protein Bars

Have you ever had chocolate peanut butter Luna bars? Well now you can make your own rice crispy protein bars at home, with only 5 ingredients! I recommend using brown rice crispies for a healthier version, but if that isn't available to you, regular rice crispy cereal works just fine. Barbara's and Nature's Path make a [...]

By | July 15th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Flat Belly Detox Water

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve had those nights when you’ve snacked a little too much in front of the TV... and those mornings when you wake up to find a little pouch has replaced your formerly flat stomach. (Confession: I love to snack at night. Which -I know- is the worst time to [...]

By | July 1st, 2018|Featured Drinks, Recipes|1 Comment

Raspberry Lime Rickey Cocktail

This Raspberry Lime Rickey cocktail recipe got a photo makeover this weekend! I made a batch of these for a friend's bachelorette party on Saturday and they were the perfect poolside drink. :) Raspberry Lime Rickeys are one of my favorite cocktails because they're only about 120 calories and 6g of sugar per drink. Soda water is [...]

By | June 15th, 2018|cocktails, Featured Cocktail, Recipes|0 Comments

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

I'm always on the hunt for new healthy snack ideas, especially ones that contain minimal ingredients and no added sugar. Behold: homemade fruit roll-ups! With only 1 ingredient required: fruit! Which means these are not only super easy to make, but they have no added sugar, and are 100% all-natural! Now if you'd like to [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments