Roasted Sweet Corn, A Summer Favourite

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Sweet roast corn with spices. No butter needed. It is a highly addictive snack for outdoor festivities. Roasted Sweet Potato/Yams come in second place.

What’s your favourite outdoor snack?

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Home Made Oven-Baked Protein Bars

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My favourite protein bars are Clif Bars; more specifically the cool mint and the crunchy peanut butter. But I thought to myself, there has to be a better way to make a great tasting bar that is filled with more than just 10 grams of protein. Let the protein bar creation begin.

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Protein-Packed Tuna Salad (No Mayo!)

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Lately I’ve been racking my brain around creative ways to pack more protein into my meals without eating chicken all the time. Did you know a can of light tuna contains a whopping 24g of protein?! I don’t know how many dishes you can make with canned tuna except tuna salad and I try to stay away from mayo based meals as much as I can. It was by chance that I recently came across the greatest mayo substitute (hello healthy egg and chicken salads!): flavoured greek yogurt dips. I picked up Summer Fresh Greek Yogurt Dips in “Jalapeno”. They’re gluten free, full of probiotics and doesn’t miss out on flavour.

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Healthy Balanced Breakfast

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I was looking for a fast and easy  breakfast recipe for Jessica after loosing a poker bet with her the night before. In the end, I decided to make a paleo-friendly dish for Jessica by baking an egg inside an avocado, accompanied with an apple cucumber salad. For myself, I made a fried egg with mashed avocado sandwich.

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Matcha & Me

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I’m a big fan of matcha. The imperial grade matcha green tea powder from Teavana has been one of the most high quality green tea matcha powders I have ever used in my life. Its unique flavor and smooth body makes for a calm soothing tea. Although matcha powder is used for Japanese tea ceremonies, it has become a popular modern day use in cooking. I typically put a teaspoon or two in baking, cooking, and making smoothies. It enhances the flavor of your recipe. For instance, if you add it to a Green Tea Latte, it becomes very aromatic, but not too overpowering.

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Beet The Heat Smoothie

Here’s a smoothie that will keep you cool and charge up your body with plenty of nutrients! It’s so delicious and it’s a great for introducing veggies into your smoothies if you’re not already doing so. Enjoy!

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Detoxifying Ginger WaterBerry Smoothie

What It Does
Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C, lycopene and niacin and aids in blood circulation. Blueberries are filled with antioxidants to boost the immune system and rid the body of any toxins. Ginger activates several enzymes in your body to help aid in digestion along with many other benefits. Read more about it in “Why You Should Incorporate Ginger Into Your Life“. Combining these three superfoods gives you a smoothie that will give your body a little health kick! I also added the flaxseed for some extra fiber and lettuce for an alkalized body.

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Why You Should Incorporate Ginger Into Your Life

GingerI think most can agree with me when I say that ginger was not my favourite flavour growing up. I would do anything to avoid it. Make gaggy faces to my mom if she used it in her cooking, pick it out of every dish at the dinner table and disapproving the purchase at the grocery checkout. But my parents have always raved on about how great it is for you. Turns out, my parents were right. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to appreciate a hint of ginger in foods like soups and sauces. Everyone should try to incorporate ginger in their life and here are some of the many reasons why:

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Nutty Granola Clusters

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Today’s recipe takes under 30 minutes to make and is a great snack to munch on when you’re craving something crunchy. Granola clusters! I tend to stay away from store bought brands because there’s a ton of syrups, sugar, flour and who knows what else! These clusters go great on yogurt, berries or just by themselves! They’re so yummy I can’t wait for you guys to try!

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