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Healthy Recipe – Black Bean Avocado Coconut Cupcakes. Low Carb, High Protein, Flour-Free and Delicious!

Here’s a recipe for yummy, chocolaty-yet-healthy cupcakes that are Low Carb, High Protein, Flour-Free and Delicious! They’re a perfect, small and balanced meal that fits in your bag. A great pre- or post-workout snack! 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained 2 eggs 1/2 a large ripe avocado 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon… Read More »Healthy Recipe – Black Bean Avocado Coconut Cupcakes. Low Carb, High Protein, Flour-Free and Delicious!

Healthy Recipe: Chocolate cherry almond granola bars

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Hey Fitness friends! I just created my new favourite on-the-go snack food, and couldn’t wait to share the healthy recipe with you! These ridiculously easy, no-bake bars are simply the tastiest whole-food snack ever. They’re vegan, high in protein and fibre, packed with nutrients and have no added sugars (the dried fruit does contain lots of naturally occurring sugar though, so if you’re on a low-sugar diet, they should be… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Chocolate cherry almond granola bars

Healthy Recipe: Coconut-Almond Cacao Nibbles Flour- and added sugar-free!

Looking for an easy, healthy whole-food snack? Look no further! These tasty treats are flour-and added sugar-free, and high in protein and fiber. They are the perfect pre- or post-workout fuel and can be made at home in under 45 minutes. Best of all, they’re delicious! Ingredients 1 1/4 cups whole almond meal (I like Bob’s Red Mill brand, available at Choices Markets.) 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup cacao… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Coconut-Almond Cacao Nibbles Flour- and added sugar-free!

Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Whole Grain Pancakes New Year's Brunch Doesn't Have To Derail Your Healthy Diet!

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Brunch, whether it’s on New Year’s Day or any other time of year, doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Trouble is, your typical restaurant brunch can be a dietary minefield: orange juice? Pure sugar. Pancakes? Filler with no fiber. Serving size? Way too big; a typical restaurant portion is two, three, sometimes four serving sizes. Here’s a healthy, quick, easy, delicious alternative – with no flour, sugar or gluten, but plenty… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Whole Grain Pancakes New Year’s Brunch Doesn’t Have To Derail Your Healthy Diet!

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Warms You Up On A Cold Autumn Night!

It’s the end of October and it’s blustery and chilly on the west coast. For a healthful foodie this means just one thing: homemade soup! And nothing says autumn like sweet potato pumpkin soup. My most recent soup making adventure began with the onset of Halloween. Gently discouraged by my neighbours from handing out healthy treats (how was I to know kids wouldn’t like hard boiled eggs and tofu pops?)… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Warms You Up On A Cold Autumn Night!

Taking Our Pulses: Lose Weight And Save Money By Adding This One Food To Your Diet

Eating healthy on a budget can seem like a challenge. But one of nature’s most nutritious foods is also one of the supermarket’s least expensive: dried legumes. Legumes, or pulses — the family of grain seeds that includes lentils, beans, peas and peanuts — are so healthful they’ve been nicknamed The Perfect Food. High in fibre and packed with vitamins and minerals, pulses are also a great plant-based source of protein at… Read More »Taking Our Pulses: Lose Weight And Save Money By Adding This One Food To Your Diet

Healthy Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk Delicious Creamy Cinnamon-Vanilla. Forget Store-Bought; Make Your Own!

It’s easy to fall in love with almond milk. In addition to its great taste, almond milk is low in fat, high in protein and vitamin E, and naturally cholesterol, lactose and gluten free. But store-bought varieties are often artificially flavoured or high in sugar – not to mention expensive! So when my friend and client Rachel brought me her favourite healthy vegan cookbook I was delighted to find a recipe for… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk Delicious Creamy Cinnamon-Vanilla. Forget Store-Bought; Make Your Own!

Homemade Dark Chocolate From Christie’s Chocolate Factory! A Healthy(ish) DIY Holiday Gift

I love creating homemade, useful holiday gifts. And I love dark chocolate. (Who doesn’t!?) So this year’s DIY holiday gifts are a no-brainer: homemade dark chocolate!  Making chocolate is so much easier than I’d imagined. You need only 4 essential ingredients, a spatula, wax paper and a double boiler. The rest is up to your imagination! For extra flavour you can add nuts, dried fruits, crushed candy canes or spices. To… Read More »Homemade Dark Chocolate From Christie’s Chocolate Factory! A Healthy(ish) DIY Holiday Gift

Healthy Recipe: Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Sorry Starbucks, Your PSL Doesn't Hold A Candle To This!

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It’s autumn, and here in Vancouver you can’t walk a block without passing a cafe offering delicious Pumpkin Spice coffee drinks. The creamy, spicy aromas waft out onto the sidewalk to tempt you with their sweet, warming flavours. Yum! Reality check to the rescue A Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks bulges with 350 calories and overflows with 50 (!) grams of sugar. That’s the sugar equivalent of more than 3 Twinkies… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Sorry Starbucks, Your PSL Doesn’t Hold A Candle To This!

Healthy Recipe: Country Kitchen Blueberry Pie A Tasty Treat Without Too Much Added Sugar

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Vancouver’s July heatwave brought out the blueberries earlier than usual and in abundance. At last weekend’s West End Farmers Market I bought a huge bag of them — ripe, delicious and far too many to eat before they spoil. What better reason to make a pie! Try this easy, healthy recipe for Country Kitchen Blueberry Pie.Read More »Healthy Recipe: Country Kitchen Blueberry Pie A Tasty Treat Without Too Much Added Sugar