Monday, November 15, 2010

Eat Clean-Gifts!!!!

Thanks to www.ohsheglows.com I have just found the perfect gifts to make!!!
(Thanks Angela!!)


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My goal was to create unique and easy Blondie recipes that would also be easy on the budget during an otherwise expensive time of the year. The Blondie In A Jar gifts cost under $3 to make!
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All you have to do is print out the recipe cards, attach them to your filled jars, and then ship them to my address to your friends and family or give them as a hostess gift.
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[Please note that butter can be substituted for vegan butter spread (this is also indicated on the recipe card).]
Now go and get your holiday bake on!
Just be sure to save us some



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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Sweet Treat Packed With Potassium, Fibre - thatsfit.ca

Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Sweet Treat Packed With Potassium, Fibre - thatsfit.ca


I am so excited to try this pudding! If it wasn't so late, I would run out to the store and pick up 2 avocodos! I will wait until I get home from the gym tomorrow! mmmmm

This is a healthy, simple, sweet alternative to store bought puddings that are loaded with processed sugar and additives. If you've got children, you can be confident that this is a healthy pudding to give them.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla flavour
Optional: Add 1 tbsp hazelnut butter for a Nutella-like taste, without the sugar

Method:

Cut avocado in half and remove the seed. Scoop out the inside of the avocado into a food processor. Add the honey and cocoa and continue to blend together until it's all smooth. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes before serving. Makes about 1½ cups.

You can use it as a spread on wholegrain pita, as a dip for fruit or enjoy it as is. Enjoy!

Check out www.thatsfit.ca for the full article! :)


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Amazing Wheat Grass, Super FOOD!

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I just bought this at our local health food store, and made a smoothie with it. The list of ingredients are amazing and the taste is great!!


AMAZING BERRY ENERGY SMOOTHIE

1 cup of 100% orange juice ( I love tropicana!)
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 scoop protein powder ( my flavor of choice is 'cake batter')
1 serving of amazing wheat grass

Blend and enjoy the amazing benefits of a wonderful smoothie!!!


Here is the details from their website:  http://www.amazinggrass.com/berry-green-superfood-powder.html

Our Berry Green SuperFood is a delicious drink powder infused with acai and goji berries to help you achieve your 5 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

A full spectrum of alkalizing green superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits, and support herbs unite with organic Acai and Goji berries to provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition with a delicious berry taste. Complete with pre & probiotics and digestive enzymes to ensure rapid nutrient absorption and healthy digestion.

Berry Green SuperFood: All natural and organic ingredients include organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella (cracked cell-wall), organic broccoli, organic acai from Sambazon, organic maca, organic carrot, organic beet, raspberry, organic rose hips, pineapple, organic goji berries, green tea, acerola cherry, organic flax seed powder, apple pectin fiber, F.O.S. (from chicory root), L. acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, siberian eleuthero root, peppermint and other natural flavors.
100% Vegan




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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend in Collingwood

The crisp air, and beautiful colors are so awesome this time of year. We went for a gorgeous hike and found a romantic and magical moment!!!Ahhh!! He he he


I realized a very simple lesson from Harley this weekend...she was leashed for our walk, and I could sense the struggle as she was resisting and really wanted to be set free to explore.

After unleashing my little harley, I watched her as she wandered with such curiousity, chased away anything that was in her way with such confidence and her agility as she jumps and runs around all her obstacles. Loving every single moment, in the moment!

Life is just like that, become curious about the unknown, hurdle those obstacles without fear, and overcome those hesitations with confidence in order to realize the rewards are part of the journey.

You may never make it to the destination, but you might as well have fun doing it!!!



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eat Clean-Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies!!

My new oxygen magazine arrived....and I am so excited!!!!  Craving killing cookies?? What...oh yeah!

I opened up my cabinets and started pulling it all together!!!!!
 Oh....soooooooooo happy!!!!

The recipe! (tweaked a little...)


  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 1/2 cups of natural almond butter
  • 1 1/2 scoop rocky road whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of Sucanat
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of no sugar added chocolate chips



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oops...I finished off all the almond butter!!! Just wanted to show you the protein powder that I added, it was Rocky Road!!! Soooooooo good, and of course I used sucanat for a little extra sweetness!

BAKE IN THE OVEN @ 350 FOR 12 MINUTES!!! MMMMMMMMMM

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Whats in my cabinets?

 So this morning I woke up did my usual insane workout at 5am, and rushed home to make a good breakfast....I opened up the cabinets and Ronnie just gasped! Wow...I never realized how much 'stuff' you have! (you see....I do most of the cooking...)
This one above is mostly my baking cabinet. I have some vitamins as well in here.

I laughed and said...I need all of it! Then I took a good look at my cabinets and thought, geez, these are pretty! I like everything in them, and when I go to friends/families houses...I notice that I like going in their cabinets too...more to invade! I like pointing out the things that are NOT healthy, but you think they are. Maybe that should be a job for me!! The food nazi!!! Haha

Anyways, take a peak in, and see what some of my basics are.

This cabinet is my favorite...it has my oats, and cereals!mmmmmmmmmmm I could eat just this all day every day!!
This basket....which you cannot see, has a collection of protein bars. (for those weak chocolate moments!!)

Have a great Wednesday!!!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thanksgiving fun!

My sister knows how to decorate so well for the seasons....ahhhhhhhhh
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Ok, so she got sucked in on the informercial to buy the NUWAVE oven....

our verdict...'IT ROCKS'!!!

We loved it! We made this butternut squash in the new wave oven in 20 minutes!! In behind are the sweet potatoes roasting away so beautifully!!! YUMMY!!!


I cant resist...(oh by the way this will be the LAST picture of me with glasses on!!! I just got laser eye surgery and I have new eyes!!! I can see!!!!)


My sista!!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quinoa and Black Beans

I got this awesome recipe from
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=45661445&prop26=HealthyBites&prop27=2010-10-06&prop28=Main&prop29=Recipe&me=1

It is simple yet so great for you! Full of protein and fibre to fill you up!!




Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eat Clean-Omelet Roll Up

Feature Recipe - The Eat-Clean Diet®

I love this!! The only change I made was I put this on ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain wrap!!!

So easy and everyone will love...make extra and store in fridge for a snack on the go!

Omelet Roll Ups

Omelet Roll Ups

YIELD: 1
PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 1 MINUTES



Details
Getting the kids off to school on time is hard! Make it easier with this perfect kid-friendly breakfast from The Eat-Clean Diet® for Family and Kids, which can be prepared in less than 10 minutes!
Ingredients
• 3 egg whites
• 1 whole egg
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml skim milk
• Sea salt and pepper
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml yogurt cheese
• 1 tsp / 5 ml chopped fresh cilantro or other fresh herb
• 1 seven-inch / 18 cm brown rice wrap
• 1 tsp / 5 ml best-quality olive oil
Preparation
  1. Whisk together egg, milk, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Pour in egg mixture, tilting to spread evenly. Cook, piercing any bubbles, for about one minute or until set.
  3. Spread the omelet with yogurt cheese and sprinkle with cilantro or other herbs. Slide the omelet onto the brown-rice wrap. Roll up!


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Bio-K Probiotic formula

I just finished my 30 day supply of Bio-K probiotic formula and I have to say....I dont know if it benefited my body. I am very healthy but I have a complexion issue that I am trying to figure out. After speaking with some great people from my local health food store, they suggested I try this formula.

No change is present that I can visually see. I didnt mind taking this on a daily basis as the taste was o.k.  and it was good to have something on an empty stomache before the gym.

I chose the sprouted brown rice fermented version in 'vanilla'. 

If you have taken this before, please send me a message or comment. I would love to hear back from anyone else that tried this.

Thanks, and have a great day!!

Bio-K+ CL1285®


  • A unique probiotic formula of L. acidophilus and L. casei that regulates intestinal functions.
  • A formula containing beneficial bacteria that are found in great number in the intestine. It promotes and maintains a healthy and balanced digestive system.
  • Free of gluten, GMO, antibiotic residues, pesticides, hormones and heavy metals.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dinner from my husband!


What can I say...I'm sure lucky to come home to Ronnie's little dinner concotions! Grilled chicken breasts marinated with curry and honey, grilled zucchini and corn, with a spinach salad that if full of raw chopped veggies. He even added my favorite 5 year old white chedder!! YUMMY!!!

(small confession.....I was happy to see his efforts, but on the way home, I was dreaming of eating my Vegan Overnight Oats!!) I have a slight problem! I love it, and could eat it for every meal!!!



However, I fully enjoyed his fabulous dinner!


Obviously spinach gives Ronnie muscles like popeye!!! Haha! Gotta love it....

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Perfect weather to enjoy together!





We went for a beautfiul walk around the St.Johns conservation park in our area. Every weekend it seems we discover another really great park to go to.


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Friday, September 10, 2010

Korean Food

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After living in Korea for a couple of years I learned how to eat healthy. I knew that they ate for the health of it...and I learned what that meant. Each ingredient is carefully prepared to benefit your body in some way.

http://mykoreankitchen.com/2006/11/19/stir-fried-rice-cake-with-gochujang-sauce-ddeokbokki-in-korean/

I have many favorite dishes and found this blog that clearly help de-mystify how to make korean food!!! Its fabulous and  I anticipate to try it out this weekend!!!
Fresh rice cakes

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Best way to shop!!

I used to shop for my protein powder and supplements at the health food stores...now I found a much easier way to shop and its cheaper too!! The people at bodybuilding.com have made my experience so great that I wanted to share with you and encourage you to give it a try!!

My order came in about 1 week! It was so exciting the day it arrived....mmmmmmmmm Rocky Road protein powder!!! Yesterday I just ordered Cake Batter protein powder....seriously cannot wait!!!

Optimum 100% Whey Protein
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/index.html

6,000,000 Orders Shipped!

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