HomeMAEd Pumpkin Mousse No Crust Cheesecake! High Protein + Low Carb!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Start drooling now! This baby mae just be my all time favorite thing I have maed in a while! It is light and fluffy like pumpkin pie but reminiscent of a cheesecake as well. It is really the best of both worlds. I guess you can have your cake and eat it too ;) 

It was really an accident I was going for a cheesecake but ended up with hybrid gem. The great thing about this festive treat is you can take this to your holdiday gatherings and nobody is going to know its healthy! In fact you mae want to maek 2 of them because trust me... people will want more than one slice! 

Now with most of my recipes there are many ingredients that you can swap to have it fit your dietary needs. I have been following a macro or flexible dieting plan, so some of the ingredients are not for everybody but I will provide the substitutions for you.

  • 12oz Fat Free Cream Cheese at room temp
  • 6oz Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 4oz Yoplait Light Pumpkin Pie Yogurt ( could sub. with Greek Yogurt )
  • 2 eggs at room temp
  • 3oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Cinnamon Swirl Whey ( Save 40% ) 
  • 1/2 cup stevia ( adjust to desired sweetness )
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Ground Ginger ( to your liking )
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree 
  • 15ml or .5oz Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer ( Totally Optional ) 
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and with a hand mixer blend for about 2 minutes or until all the lumps are out.  
Spray an 8 inch pie dish with coconut oil spray or whatever nonstick spray you have.
Once I pour the ingredients in, I pick up the pan an inch or so off the counter and drop is a few times. This helps break up any air bubble in the mixture. 

Now I set my oven at 350F and baked it for about 30 minutes then dropped it to 200F and continued to bake it for 50 minutes. I would say it was a little undercooked but thats what gave it the mousse like texture. 

Take it out of the oven and let it sit. Then I always put mine in the freezer for an hour or two before putting it in the fridge. 

Are you ready for the killer macros?!

I divided the Cheesecake into 8 slices, but again thats your call.
Calories 103.2
Fat 1.6
Carbs 8.11
Sugar 5
Protein 12.6

You could easily eat two slices with ZERO guilt! I like mine topped with Tru Whip and some Gluten Free Graham Crackers on top! 

If you give this recipe a try... which I highly suggest :) I want to see you pics! 
Use the hashtag #haleshealth #HomeMAEd 

Enjoy + TGIF!


Meet our first "Day MAEker" Fashion Designer + Artist, Isabella Rose Taylor!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

So excited about our first " Day MAEker" posts, where we feature inspiring people and their movements to hopefully inspire you as well! I would like to introduce you to Isabella Rose Taylor, Fashion Designer, Artist and did I mention she is 13?! 

Isabella started painting at the age of three and furthered her creative skills with her own clothing line at age 9! Inspired by her art, travels and the world around her, she created first juniors clothing line " Isabella Rose Taylor" which can be purchased at Nordstroms. Not to mention she had her first New York Fashion Week debut this year with her own Runway show! Talk about aMAEzing! 

Seeing someone live out their dreams, especially at such a young age is beyond inspiring, so I wanted to see just exactly what gets this mini fashion mogul going!

1. Your the perfect example of what it means to be a "mover" , driven, a go getter, and at such a young age, you are totally inspiring! What influenced you growing up, to pursue art and fashion?

Honestly, I cannot really remember a time where I did not want to create something.  I started painting when I was very young and my love of art parlayed into fashion.  My Mom and Dad have always encouraged me to pursue my passions.  

2. What can you tell us about your collection? Where did your inspiration come from and what is your favorite piece?

My Fall 2014 collection was inspired by this idea of “Urban Camper”.  My jumping off point for the collection was a mixed media piece I had made several years ago.  I used it as my color story for the collection as well as a textile.  I also drew the graphic tees.  My favorite piece of the collection is my plaid jacket.  I infused a bit of a tomboy style into the jacket but modernized it with large buttons and cute details like the American flag button on the pocket.  

3. Did you have any struggles in the process? How did you over come the challenges?

I love the process part of designing but I do struggle with sourcing fabrics sometimes as well as editing my collections.

4. Besides art and Fashion, what are your other passions or hobbies? 

I love to bake!  My sister is actually a pastry chef and I have learned a lot from her.  It is so much fun not to mention delicious :)

5. If you could give 1 piece of advice or motivation to aspiring entrepreneurs what would it be?

To just do !  Just start doing what it is that you love to do, ask for help and find mentors in your community.

6. What fuels you and keeps you going? It could be something  spiritual, sentimental, a quote, etc. 

“ And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it”  Paulo Coehlo    This is one of my favorite quotes, I used in my TEDx talk as well.   I think it is very powerful.

7. Currently.... Reading, listening to, watching, wearing…? 

I am currently reading textbooks— school is in!    listening to G Eazy, watching Faking It, wearing Rag and Bone jeans, Vans and my Tough Luck tee !

8. Who is your fashion icon for personal style? 

for my personal style I really love Nicole Richie.

9. Favorite career moment thus far?

That would have to be having my very first NYFW runway show !!  Still cannot believe that it happened !

10. Whats next? Another line? New art pieces? 

More fashion, more art, of course.  I just finished Spring 2015 and am currently finishing up Fall 2015.  I am working on a new series with my art.

11. In 10 years you see yourself....

I would love to be a global brand, expand into accessories to complete my looks and be a mentor and as well as inspire other young entrepreneurs !

It just goes to show you what passion and hard work can do and she MAEd it happen!  Also Isabella has a youtube channel! Be sure to subscribe to her so you can she all she is doing, plus she posts her own style videos! 

Follow Isabella on Instagram, Twitter ,  Pinterest

Healthy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Monday, October 13, 2014

I know, I know, what girl doesn't OBSESS over pumpkin this time of year. I am totally guilty and not the least bit ashamed. I have been MAEking my own Pumpkin Spice Lattes....mmhhhh everyday and I must say they are pretty spot on. Plus they actually have pumpkin in them!
Video below :)


  • 22g or 1 TB Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 cup of Coffee
  • Stevia
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Allspice 
  • Redi Whip or TruWhip


Erin Condren Life Planner Review + Giveaway!

Friday, October 10, 2014

The wait is over! You have all been so patient! Yes I see your requests on social media ;)

You all know I have been a Filofax fan for the past few years, but I could not help but be intrigued by all of you Erin Condren lover, posting your weekly spreads and super fun stickers! I had to try one for myself! 

I was SO impressed with the ordering process. It was very tailored, you could customize aspects of the planner I wouldn't have thought you could. The accessory options are so fun and I love the community feeling that Erin brings to her brand. I do not want to reveal to much, just yet thought, you will have to watch my video :) 

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