High Protein Hot Chocolate – 2 ways

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I felt this post was appropriate because the super cold weather we’re getting in Toronto lately has me craving warm and comforting foods. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still eat ice cream in the dead of winter but sometimes you don’t want to put on a big sweater and thick socks just to get your sweet fix. This is a high protein hot chocolate recipe I’ve been enjoying.  Growing up, I always loved coming inside to a warm cup of hot chocolate after playing in the snow or helping to shovel the driveway (for about 5 minutes). You know, one of the pre-made mixes with the tiny hard marshmallows. I’m pretty sure I liked the idea of it more than the actual taste because I would almost never finish it, which is saying something coming from the kid who used to put white sugar on her ice cream.    
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Travel Eats – Pack your suitcase instead of packing on the pounds

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                     Driving from Toronto, ON to Washington, D.C. Thanks GPS for taking us off the highway every few miles. 

So you’ve been improving your eating habits and exercising consistently and seeing some great results (losing weight/tightening up your physique) but uh-oh, you have a vacation coming up. You’re really excited to have some time off of work to unwind but you start to worry because you won’t be in control of all the food you’re eating and you probably won’t be able to get to the gym much (if at all). You don’t want to undo all the progress you’ve made because you know that weight is a lot easier to put on than take off but you also want to enjoy your vacation and not miss out on anything. 

 MAINTAINING CONTROL THROUGH FLEXIBILITY

I recently went away for 10 days with my husband to visit our families in Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. A few years ago, this type of trip would have filled me with trepidation. How will I stay on plan if I can’t control all the foods I’m eating? What will I do if I’m at a restaurant that doesn’t serve healthy food? How will I survive the long car trips without eating unhealthy fast food meals? Now I simply plan as best I can and realize that I have the power and am able to make educated choices with what’s available.
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Healthy Vegan Nutella – in 1 minute

Healthy vegan Nutella or ‘fauxtella’. Because hazelnuts and chocolate were meant to be together <3

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Do you ever get a strong hankering for nutella but have none on hand or have decided that the 1/2 jar you consumed the other day was probably enough for the week? I hadn’t had nutella in years until my husband excitedly brought home 2 tiny sample packs a couple of weeks ago. I put one on my morning oats and it was just as awesome as I remembered but I just couldn’t bring myself to buy a jar because; a) I don’t really want to have it in my house whispering to me from the cupboard and b) it’s not exactly the best thing I could be putting into my body on the daily. So, I set out to create a healthy replacement that I could make in about a minute to get my nutella fix without all the added sugar.
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