Craving Life

Craving a healthier lifestyle and doing something about it! 🙂
The All-Mighty Avocado

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 list...

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Green Guacamole

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,...

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Smoked Salmon Quiche

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...

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Indulgence ~ A Cornerstone in Self-Care

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...

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Fast and Juicy Breaded Chicken Breasts

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...

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Simple & Tasty ~ Salsa Verde Fish Fillet

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...

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Snack Attack – Protein on the Go

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...

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Chocolate Maple Bran Muffins

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...

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