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I am thrilled to announce that Modest Fit Mommy is going to be moving to a more permanent location on the world wide web in just a few short weeks. 🙂

Not only will I be continuing to blog, but there will be plenty of other goodies for my faithful readers (and their friends 😉 ) to get to know.  Did I mention the word ‘FREEBIE’?!

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17th, and watch for the Big Reveal of the new MFM website!  In the meantime keep watching my Instagram and Facebook for chances to win special giveaways!

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I look forward to chatting with you soon!

Easy Pineapple-Honey Frosting over Gluten Free White Cake

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to make a cake. But since I ran out of time on that day I had to settle for an all-wheat, all-sugar traditional white cake. (Don’t worry, I felt the effects of it the next day when the number on the scale suggested I gained…)

Yesterday, my almost-4 year old daughter reminded me about making that “other” cake, so we did.

And the result is amazing.

Of course, I tweaked the original recipe to fit what ingredients I had on hand and – aside from leaving out the vanilla extract altogether, it still tastes pretty awesome. 😉

As for the “frosting” I had to invent it because I didn’t want to use powdered sugar (duh), and I didn’t have an avocado or cream cheese, the usual go-to bases for a sugar-free cake frosting.

Instead, I had to use my beloved heavy cream which turned out to be really, really good.

Pineapple-Honey Whipped Cream Frosting

1/2 pint heavy whipping cream

2-3 Tablespoons honey

1 oz crushed (or pureed) fresh pineapple

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whip the cream until stiff with a hand mixer, then add the honey to your taste. Turn off the mixer and gently fold in the crushed pineapple and vanilla.

My daughter loves to color everything so of course we made it Spring-like with a beautiful green and pink. Not quite Easter, I know, but we’re preparing. 😉

White Cake (Gluten- and Sugar-Free)

2 cups Easy Gluten-Free Flour Blend

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt

10 tablespoons butter, softened

1-1/3 cups buttermilk (I used the old technique of adding vinegar to my milk)

4 egg whites

1 whole egg

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Stevia/Erythritol equivalent to 1 cup (for me, it was 24 packets)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease two 9″ round pans and set aside.  In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.

In a stand mixer or medium bowl, beat on medium speed the butter until whipped. Add the sweeteners and continue to mix on low-medium speed.

Grab a cup measure and measure your milk. Add egg whites and egg, and beat together.

Add flour mixture and milk/egg mixture alternately to the butter mixture, until all is thoroughly blended.  You may need to let mix for an extra minute or two.  Be sure to scrape the sides of your mixing bowl and possibly the bottom to make sure no ingredients are left unmixed.  Stir in any food coloring, if you like.

Pour batter evenly into your cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert a toothpick or knife to check for doneness.

Let cool completely before frosting. 🙂

Best of all, if you’re counting your calories like I am, this cake is not too heavy on the calories. 😉  One slice – with frosting – is 297 calories, 5g of protein, and only 27g of carbohydrates.

*Original cake recipe can be found here.

If you tried either of these recipes, let me know what you think!

Challenge RESULTS

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So, my month-long challenge of going sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free has come to a close and let’s just say that I can not wait to incorporate dairy back into my life! 😉

Although I did not lose as much as I thought I would, I feel so much better inside. I don’t feel bloated any more, nor do I have crazy cravings for something sugary sweet. Oh, don’t get me wrong- I won’t turn down a cup of chocolate ice cream every now and then but I don’t feel like I can’t live without it (like I feel I can’t live without dairy, lol!).

So, what exactly are my results, you ask??  They’re listed below.  I was so disheartened that I have not lost more (on the scale) or even more inches.  But I have to look at how I feel overall and not get stuck on numbers.  I love my scale, but it is merely a gauge- not to define how we look and feel.

Results:

3 lbs lost

4″ inches lost overall (off waist and hips)

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No, it’s not much but it is progress.  And on top of that, I feel great inside. 😉 I used to have a hardness above my stomach that always confused me because I was eating clean and working out…Now, it’s gone!!

One thing I do regret not doing during this challenge, was more exercise.  It seems like it is so hard to just do it.  And I know I made up plenty of excuses.  I can’t help but wonder if I had faithfully worked out at least a solid 4 days a week (instead of my 2-3 average), if I would have seen an even greater progress!  Guess I’ll just have to work at it to find out.

I really feel like the best part of this challenge was going gluten-free.  Although I am not allergic to wheat/gluten, nor do I have medical concerns that would benefit from a gluten-free lifestyle, I saw how my torso became “deflated.” LOL.  (And no- my “mommy tummy” has not disappeared, but it is much less.)

So, in closing, would I recommend such a challenge to those who are looking to detoxify, cleanse and lose weight? Yes, I would.  Not only do I feel refreshed, I feel fitter.  I feel readier than ever to take better control of my health and see my goals become reality.

I am looking forward to staying gluten-free and sugar-free – for the most part. 😉  Other times, well, I have what I want. But that’s a story for another time…

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