Do You Ever Just Want A Cookie??!

By Marie | January 29, 2013

Do you ever have one of those days where eating healthy is just hard?  I get it.  It CAN be hard sometimes. Like those days where you just want a cookie – maybe even NEED a cookie?!  You see your friends eating them, you see your family eating them, you see the stranger at the…


When It’s Cold Outside…

By Marie | January 22, 2013

One of my favorite winter meals is delicious, nutritious, body-warming soup! Here are 3 reasons soup is a great addition to your health eating habits: It can suppress your appetite:   Whether you are at a restaurant or home – have a cup of soup before your dinner — the low-calorie appetizer will help fill you…


2013 Declared “Year of Quinoa”!

By Marie | January 9, 2013

According to the United Nations, 2013 is the year of quinoa (Read the article here). I LOVE quinoa for myself, my family & my clients – I even have another blog post on it (here) that explains exactly why I love it so much. I tried this recipe out a few weeks ago and absolutely…


Coconut Macaroons

By Marie | December 14, 2012

If you want a break from the chocolate this Christmas, try these delicious coconut macaroons!  They are a great one to add to the holiday baking plates for your neighbors.  🙂 Coconut Macaroons  2 large egg whites ¼ cup honey ¼ teaspoon sea salt 2 ½ cups coconut flakes In a medium bowl, whisk together…


Pecan Cookies – Gluten & Dairy-Free

By Marie | December 11, 2012

These cookies are honestly to die for!  D-E-L-C-I-O-U-S!  My kids eat these up almost faster than I can.  🙂  I will be posting a picture soon. As an added bonus they are even gluten & dairy free!   To-Die-For Pecan Cookies Makes about 18 cookies Filling: 1/3 cup dates, chopped roughly 5 tablespoons maple syrup…


My Favorite Christmas Recipes ~ Chocolate Truffles & Peanut Butter Carob Balls!

By Marie | December 10, 2012

  Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting some of my favorite Christmas recipes for you to try.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Chocolate and Carob and Nuts – oh my! I LOVE both of these recipes and make them every year {ok, I admit, I make…


Replace The Mashed Potatoes With What??

By Marie | October 4, 2012

Mashed Cauliflower! Yep, I said cauliflower.  Don’t shut down now… keep reading! Everybody loves mashed potatoes, and I’m no exception to this rule.  Especially during the holidays.  Because it is Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, I decided to give you a healthy, delicious alternative to the carb-packed, insulin-spiking mashed potatoes that tend to be on…


Nut-Free Krispie Squares

By Marie | September 14, 2012

Ok, so these aren’t JUST like rice krispie squares, and I don’t have a picture to show you because, well… they were all eaten too fast for me to take one!  I promise I will add one as soon as I make them again, which I’m sure won’t be very long.  They may be closer…


Beautiful Blueberries

By Marie | August 28, 2012

  Beautiful Blueberries!  One of my MOST favorite of all the fruit, and oh-so-good for you! We are lucky enough to live where we can get wonderful, juicy, fresh blueberries pretty close.  I have gone twice this year to pick them (at a spray-free farm) and have frozen quite a few to use all winter – they…


Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

By Marie | August 22, 2012

There is a world outside of boxed cake mixes! Whether it’s for a birthday party, special treat, or just because…. many of us enjoy… ok… LOVE cake!  I love the smell of cake cooking in the oven, and have always enjoyed making special cakes for my kids on their birthdays.  With 6 {going on 7}…