Favorite Vegetarian Chili

By Marie | January 6, 2015

It’s COLD outside!  Here in Alberta it has been -30 (or lower) for the past few days.  Brrrrr! This cold weather makes me want warm food – go figure!  Here’s one of our favorites to keep us warm on a cold winter’s night. Light the fireplace, put on your fuzzy socks and sweats and enjoy!…


Ranch Dressing!

By Marie | December 1, 2014

Everyone loves ranch dressing – it’s probably the most-asked-for dressing from my clients when they are looking for healthier alternatives. Why not regular ranch dressing? Most store-bought ranch combines ingredients like mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice and “herbs and spices”, including MSG (this will mess up your hormones – stay away from it if at all possible!!).…


High Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free) SO GOOD!

By Marie | November 19, 2014

PrintHigh Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free) SO Good!Prep 10 minsTotal 10 minsYield 12-18 cookies So, these HAVE to be one of my most favorite cookie recipes yet. Grain, gluten, refined-sugar and dairy-free (if you use dairy-free chocolate chips of course) mean that these cookies are a great snack anytime to boost your…


Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

By Marie | August 10, 2014

I couldn’t NOT share this one with you! I love chocolate – no secret there.  Healthy chocolate recipes make me incredibly happy, and this one is one of my most favorite so far. Quinoa – one of my favorite foods for weight loss and hormones thanks to the high protein, loads of fiber and burst…


Chicken Tortilla Stew in the Slow Cooker – it doesn’t get any easier than this!

By Marie | June 19, 2014

  PrintCrockpot Chicken Tortilla StewYield 4-6 Servings An easy (and delicious) meal on those busy Fall evenings. Ingredients1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts1 (12 oz) jar of organic salsa1 lb frozen corn1 lb mixed bell peppers6 corn tortillas, ripped or shredded by handInstructionsAdd all ingredients, and cook in slow cooker for low for 8-10 hours. If…


Banana Chocolate Chip Super-Muffins!

By Marie | May 2, 2014

My 17- month-old LOVES muffins.  Every day she is asking ‘muffy, muffy?’ as she gives me her big beautiful irresistible smile.  🙂 I have tried many ‘muffy’ recipes for her, but this one seems to be her favorite right now.  And why wouldn’t it be?  Bananas.  Chocolate chips.  Hemp seeds.  Chia seeds…. what’s not to…


Quinoa Pancakes!

By Marie | March 4, 2014

It’s Shrove Tuesday again! My family loves pancakes.  For breakfast.  For lunch.  But especially for supper!  What better excuse to have them then Pancake Tuesday, right?! Here is one of our favorites – high in protein, fiber & your jelly-belly-blasting B-vitamins these quinoa pancakes will not disappoint.  You can even add a few dark chocolate…


Valentines Week – Day 4!

By Marie | February 14, 2014

Today’s recipe is another favorite of mine – it feels like a true indulgence.  Just be warned – you may want to eat all of it, so hide it in the back of the freezer, or practice some self control.  🙂   Easy Love-Your-Valentine Chocolate  1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup almond, peanut…


Valentines Week – Day 3!

By Marie | February 13, 2014

Today’s chocolate recipe – Vegan Valentine Chocolate Smoothie. This is a delicious, easy, post-workout snack or breakfast –  add the almonds/almond butter for an extra boost of protein. Makes: 1 smoothie Vegan Valentine Chocolate Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 – 3/4 cup  coconut milk (to desired thickness) ¼ cup rolled oats 1 heaping tsp ground flax seed…


Valentines Week – Day 2

By Marie | February 12, 2014

Today’s chocolate recipe is so good (and good for you) that you could even have it for breakfast – with a delicious smoothie on the side. The quinoa makes it high in protein to help fight off cravings, there is coconut sugar in it – one of my top picks to replace refined sugar, and…