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    Oct 1 2015

    Simply Delicious Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

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    “The blueberries in these pancakes are sweet and moist so they don’t even need butter eaten hot! This is our Sunday breakfast: healthy for me and yummy for hubby and kids.” – Jennifer Carlaw Fall Means Pancakes and Maple Syrup Goodness… So today, October 1, 2015, it’s officially autumn here in Toronto. It’s the first day the temperature is down to single-digits in the morning: a chilly 5 Degrees Celsius with a breeze down by the Lakeshore.  Noah cried while we attempted to put his […]

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    Sep 29 2015

    Best and Healthiest Toddler-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Ingredients 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 cup oat flour (can be regular oats blended) 1/2 cup flax meal 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips Method Blend oats until a flour or powder-like consistency in food processor (or blender). Combine vanilla extract, egg and brown sugar in a bowl. Gently melt the coconut oil and let it cool slightly before adding to […]

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    Aug 2 2015

    Best-Ever Chocolate Ginger Quinoa Cake (gluten-free)

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    This cake screams: “Flourless Decadence!” Remember, gluten-free doesn’t mean glutton-free 😉 Hope you enjoy this delicious guilt-free cake. We sure did! Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa* 1/3 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk 4 medium eggs 1/8 tsp vanilla extract thumb-size piece of ginger, grated 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 3/4 cup organic brown (not packed) or white sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1  1/2 tsp baking powder Whipped Chocolate Coconut Cream Frosting 1 (14 oz.) […]

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    Jul 31 2015

    What I’m Grateful For Today

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    Training, teaching and stretching clients in Thailand and the Hamptons this year, it dawned on me that it was July 1996 – 20 years ago – when I completed my first Group Exercise and Personal Training certifications with American Council on Exercise (ACE). I was living in Bermuda at the time, working as a Corporate Administrator at Conyers, Dill & Pearman, and in the evenings and weekends, started fitness coaching and teaching aerobics and water fitness thanks to inspiration from my dear friend Michelle. I […]

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    Jul 30 2015

    anytime chocolate fudge balls

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    Chocolate Covered Katie cookbook (recipes that are secretly good for you) came in handy for healthy snacks this week! Katie Higgins included a recipe titled as above, and notes with truth that It’s impossible to eat just one of these simple fudge balls! Gluten-Free, No added sugar and no refrigeration required! Here’s the recipe: 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup raw pecans 2 tablespoons cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/16 teaspoon salt (a pinch, perhaps?!) […]

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    Jul 24 2015

    Evening Craving Anyone? Try Sacha Inchi

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    Loving my new superfood snack – definitely hit the spot when traveling from Toronto to the Hamptons yesterday. Working with clients for the summer, this will definitely be my late-night go-to. SACHA INCHI Sacha Inchi is also known as the Inca peanut and is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community in North America, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the […]

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    Jun 20 2015

    So excited to share CRIB BARRE with you!!!

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    Crib Barre is a Revolutionary New System for Moms Hi Moms and Babes / Tots!  Guess what?! My Method, Crib Barre, launches here on July 31st, 2015 and I am excited from my heart to my fingertips to share this revolutionary effective 15-mins workout with you!  Crib Barre has been a project I’ve had in mind since pregnancy. About Me I’ve been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for 20 years and have my Sports Physiology and Rehabilitation degree as well as a number […]

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    Jun 19 2015

    Treats for Tots: Homemade versus Store-bought PLUS a BONUS recipe for you!

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    Making A Call On the Go:  Healthy Or Hurry? Recently, my 19-month old toddler, Noah and I have been at train stations – four times! – while hubby was away on a 10-day work trip. One morning at the station, en route to visit my sister, I rushed to pack a bag with everything he/we needed though I hadn’t the time to feed myself before leaving. So there I was at the station with the scent of cinnamon buns being baked, Subway, McD’s, a patisserie […]

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