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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Cafe Latte Protein Overnight Oats

I returned from an incredible weekend away in Dallas Texas on Sunday Night/Monday Morning with a bag of Cafe Late Protein Powder in my suit case!!!  

You see this particular flavour is not yet available in Canada but will be soon!  I was able to try it while on the Cruise and oh man was is good!  So of course when I found out I was going to be in Dallas I asked a friend if I could order a bag and have it shipped to her house.  
I'm so excited to have it but it's got me kind of thinking I should have ordered an extra bag too!  Gord and I will be fighting over it!!!  

I made Cafe Late Over Night Oats for my breakfast the next morning and decided to play around with filming it for you and adding text to the video!  Pretty fun to make!  

I haven't provided any of the measurements in the video but I'll provide the recipe here on the blog for those who like to be exact!  Although please keep in mind the almond milk is not really measured, you just have to add some in and then add more as needed until the oats are just covered after they are stirred. Ok!  Cool?

Cafe Latte Protein Overnight Oats


1/3 Cup Whole Oats
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Scoop Cafe Latte Protein Powder
1/2 cup Almond Milk (Approx)
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract


1. Add all dry ingredients into a mason jar and stir to combine. 
2. Add in Almond milk and stir to make sure all the oats are moistened.  
3. Pour in a splash of Vanilla extract and stir. 
4. Screw on lid and place in refrigerator over night. 
5. Next day, enjoy cold or warm 1 minute in microwave and serve immediately. 

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Monday, 16 May 2016


Last Sick Kid Food post for a while I promise!!! 
I made hubby go get white flour for this!! Fact is I don't have white anything in the house but sick tummies and fibre don't get along so white it is. 
These make a great first food after a tummy bug. They are easy on the tummy and tasty enough that the kids will gobble them up.



- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 free range eggs
- 1 cup mashed banana *
- 1/2 cup applesauce

* approx. 2 ripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and either line your muffin tin(s) or lightly coat with olive oil. I used my silicon muffin cups. 

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt) in a medium bowl and mix well.

Mash up your bananas.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients (eggs, mashed banana, applesauce).

Add in your dry ingredients, one cup at a time, and mix well.

Pour the batter into your muffin tin(s). Filling to about 3/4 full. 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Or until slightly golden brown. 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe

Ahhhh.... sick kids.  I had not one but 2 sick kids over the last 3 days and of course every time they are sick the Paediatric Electrolyte drinks are either expired or we are out! I usually get the one with just apple juice flavour rather then those ones that come in bright colours full of food colouring!  But on thursday we had nothing on hand and he couldn't keep anything down so I made up a batch of homemade "Pedialyte" for him and it helped a lot.  

Oral rehydration really is just water with modest amounts of sugar and salt added so my mixture does the trick with out any additives, flavours or colours.  

Homemade Pedialyte


2 cups room temp water
1 Tablespoon organic cane sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt 


Stir together until dissolved.  

Mushroom Parmesan Risotto

Just fending for myself these last few days on the meal front.  My boys have been SO sick with a stomach bug so feeding them isn't a big to do right now.  Mostly liquids for them, maybe some crackers, a banana, apples sauce... you know the drill.  

We had planned for Fraser's Birthday party to happen this Sunday and I made his cake yesterday figuring that I would just freeze them if we had to cancel it, but when I turned out the cake one of them didn't quite make it out intact.  Since Fraser had been so disinterested in food all day I decided to give him a spoonful of cake in hopes that it would give him a little boost.  He was SO exhausted and although for the most part he was keeping fluids down he just wasn't eating or increasing fluids much.  Apparently birthday cake was just what he needed.... Just a few small nibbles of Mom's super moist organic chocolate cake and his energy rebounded a little.  

Sometimes you just gotta throw out the book and give them cake!  

Anyways.... today is better but they still are not eating much so at lunch time I decided to make Risotto from what I had in the fridge.  O Man this was a serious comfort food lunch!!  

I even have left overs for later :)

Mushroom Parmesan Risotto


1.5 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 onion chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
1 tsp garlic powder or fresh chopped garlic
3/4 cup Arborio rice
2 cups water +
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 
Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. In deep frying pan, sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter until soft. 
2. Add in Arborio rice and stir over heat for 1 minute. 
3. Add in 1 cup of water and stir. Put lid over rice and let water cook off. 
4. Add in another 1 cup of water. Stir in and let it cook down adding additional water as needed until rice is cooked. 
5. Once cooked add in an additional table spoon of water, Parmesan, salt and pepper. 
6. Stir together and cover until thickened and cheese is melted. 
7. Remove from heat and serve. 

Serves 3-4 depending on if you can stop at just one serving ;)

Friday, 13 May 2016

Donate to Fort McMurray by Line Dancing

This is so amazing! $5 will be donated towards the fires of Fort McMurray by Beachbody from every person who does the full trial workout of Country Heat on Beachbody on Demand (BOD) this Saturday May 14th! 

It's totally Free for you to do the workout too!  

Massive wildfires in Canada have forced more than 88,000 people from their homes, so Carl Daikeler and I had this idea to help the Canadian Red Cross by donating $5 for everyone who does the sneak peek of "Country Swing" (the 1st workout from Country Heat) on Beachbody on Demand, this Saturday May 14th. All you have to do is login to BOD, try Country Swing, and Beachbody will donate $5 on your behalf to help the people in Fort McMurray whose lives have been turned upside down.

Sign up for a free 30 day trial of Beachbody on Demand then on Saturday at any time try out the NEW Country Heat "Country Swing" workout and Beachbody will donate $5!

You can try country Heat this Saturday exclusively on BOD which you can try for free HERE

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

May the 4th be with you Bento Lunch

Today is May the 4th..... which is Star Wars Day!  And since I have a Star wars obsessed 6 year old and I can't resist putting together a healthy themed bento lunch for him, I was determined to create a star wars lunch for today!  

So last night when I got home from kickboxing class my mission was to make Asher a "May the 4th be with you" themed lunch but it took me a while to figure out just exactly what I was going to make with what I had on hand since I had to do it without any special cut outs. I settled on this little BB8 tuna sandwich.

BB8 is a well loved little character from the newest star wars movie and one of the easier characters to turn a sandwich into without a special cutter since he is just two circles! Admittedly I used food dye to create the lines on the bread but I'm ok with that just this once!  It's gives the effect I was looking for and it's not a ton of dye!  

Dipping a tooth pick and a small jar rim into a few drops of blue food colouring on a plate, I created the lines on him from a photo I found online.
I think I did pretty good and of course I had to find out this morning if Asher knew who it was before his kit was tossed around in his backpack, so I opened his lunch before he left the house this morning to show him and he knew RIGHT away that it was BB8!  Phew!  

Did you do anything special for Star Wars Day today?

Monday, 2 May 2016

Quick Egg Taco

Eggs new best friend is mango salsa! I have never been a huge fan of eggs and yet I know they are an excellent source of protein.  But lately I've been enjoying them with Mango Salsa and loving it!  

I Scrambled some last week and topped them with Avocado and Mango salsa and with this simple and quick recipe I just sprinkled a little taco seasoning and pepper on them and then topped with shredded white cheddar cheese and mango salsa.  Yum!  

Quick Egg Taco 


2 free range organic eggs 
1 tsp olive oil 
Pinch of Taco Seasoning 
Pepper to taste
1/8 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup mango salsa


  • Add 1 tsp of olive oil to a small frying pan over medium high heat. 
  • Crack two eggs in the pan when hot. 
  • Cool eggs until they turn white but the yolks are still runny. 
  • Flip eggs and cook for 30 seconds on other side.
  • Remove immediately and transfer to a small plate. 
  • Top with shredded white cheddar cheese and mango salsa. 


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