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Craving Life

Craving a healthier lifestyle and doing something about it! 🙂

The All-Mighty Avocado

  For years I used to avoid avocadoes as I had heard that they contain a fair amount of fat. Don’t get me wrong, I love them. I just made the assumption that they were not good for me. Yet when I researched foods high in fiber avocadoes was up there on the... read more

Green Guacamole

My husband and I love home-made guacamole yet the recipe is a bit time-consuming especially if I am already making an elaborate dish. So I had a light bulb 💡moment to make a quickie green guacamole. Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dish made of mashed avocado,... read more

Smoked Salmon Quiche

I just adore smoked salmon. 😀 So the idea of creating a smoked salmon quiche was a natural. This is very low in carbohydrates at just 3.9 g, with healthy 20.6 g of protein.  The smoked salmon and capers both contribute to a high sodium value of 557 mg, so if this is a... read more

Indulgence ~ A Cornerstone in Self-Care

I was telling this story to my friend, Paul Kluchert, as he expertly made me a cappuccino. Paul has recently launched BrewBar, a Mobile Espresso Coffee Bar in Ottawa and definitely knows his espresso. It made me realize that espresso drinks are one of the cornerstones... read more

Fast and Juicy Breaded Chicken Breasts

I have a busy life so I do not have the time to make every meal from scratch. Sound familiar? As a result I am constantly on the look-out for tasty healthy meal choices in prepared products. So I was quite ecstatic to find a frozen breaded chicken breast product that... read more

Simple & Tasty ~ Salsa Verde Fish Fillet

This is a quick and easy fish fillet recipe that is easy to make and so delicious; it lets the natural flavour and texture of the fish come though. This recipe is great for fright night because the fish takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. Add a side salad or... read more

Snack Attack – Protein on the Go

Protein bars are one of my go-to snack choices when I am on the go or need something in the middle of the day to help energize me and get rid of the munchies. I am interested in maintaining as well as losing more weight, so I target roughly a 1200 to 1500 daily... read more

Chocolate Maple Bran Muffins

Yes, these are as good as the title sounds. 🙂 Even better, there is no refined sugar in them. When you start doing the math, two muffins give you 15.2 g of fiber and 9.8 g of protein at only 208 calories and 3.0 g of fat. That is very comparable to many protein and... read more


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