Rainbow Summer Salad with Kale, Yam, and Avocado

This fresh salad is a staple in my Summer diet and is so easy to make. The vibrant colours of the ingredients make it all the more appetizing! Salad Ingredients Your choice of protein (I like to use baked wild salmon or grilled lemon herb chicken) 1 yam 1 bunch organic kale 1 avocado 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup walnut pieces Honey Mustard Dressing 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Juice from 1 lemon 1 tsp honey 2 Tbsp mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cook your chosen protein by your preferred method. Scrub the yam under water with a brush, poke it with a fork a few times, and bake it in the oven at 425 degrees F for about 40-60 minutes or until done. Once cool, slice into 1/2″ rounds and then quarter into pieces. Wash and strip the […]

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3 Workout Channels Guaranteed to Make You Feel the Burn

It’s amazing what we have for free at our fingertips with technology these days. From video and music streaming to chatting with friends halfway around the world, sometimes I can’t even believe all the things we’re able to do. One of my favourite and arguably one of the most life-changing freebies is the absolute plethora of fitness and workout guides all over the internet. With the amount and quality of what’s out there right now, there really is no need to pay for a pricey gym membership, classes, or personal training. Today I have three fantastic fitness channels to share with you that prove you can get in shape at home with only one investment: your time. #1: Body Rock The first is Body Rock, which calls itself ‘The Home Workout Movement’, and I can see why. The ladies running this show […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Meal Planning

I started meal planning a few months ago, and to be completely honest, it’s changed my life! If you’re not familiar, it’s pretty simple: one day a week (I like to do it on Sundays), you do a grocery shop and cook all of your meals for the week. But, it’s a big more strategic than that. Since you’re making all of your meals at once, you’re typically only making a handful of recipes. For example I usually make one breakfast option, one or two lunch options, and one or two dinner options. You choose the recipes ahead of time, purchase only the groceries you need, make your meals, and box them up in the fridge for use throughout the week. Sounds good, right? Keep reading for five reasons why you should do it, too! Reason one: It’s an easy […]

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