Active Living

Mexican Spaghetti Squash

Festival Time !  Mexican Spaghetti Squash By Dawn Thalheimer Spaghetti squash is an excellent alternative to pasta. When cooked, it pulls apart into long, spaghetti-like strands. I’ve often used it instead of noodles with tomato sauce and turkey meatballs, but here I’ve converted it into a super cool…

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza By Dawn Thalheimer Recently my Facebook feed has been inundated with recipes claiming to be “low carb!” and “gluten free!”. The photos that accompany these posts immediately make my mouth start to water…gooey melting cheese…rich chocolate cake… I can’t resist clicking through…

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Winter chili !

Vegetarian Chili By Dawn Thalheimer Over the Christmas holidays I learned that the coveted gift of my UK friends was a crock pot. Really! Apparently this staple household item is just catching on overseas and I’m wondering what took them so long. My crock pot is like a magic little machine – I dump a…

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Mandarin Walnut Salad!

Recipe by Dawn Thalheimer They have arrived! Every year around this time I start to scour the produce section for those iconic boxes packed with tasty goodness. Full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and rich in calcium and magnesium, mandarin oranges are a great anti-oxidant ...

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Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe by Dawn Thalheimer It’s pumpkin season! Bright and colorful, Fall's signature squash is a true superfood. Rich in carotenoids and immune boosting vitamin A and C, pumpkin packs a healthful punch.

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Energy Balls

This is hands down one of my favourite recipes and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it before now! Thanks to Wendy for asking if I have a great granola recipe. These tasty little balls are an awesome snack for hikes and bike rides – just throw a few in a ziplock and you’re good to go.

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Grab ‘N’ Go Breakfast Cookies

There are many mornings where I get up just in time to get dressed before I’m out the door to TWP. We all know it’s important to fuel up before a workout so it’s a good idea to have plenty of “grab and go” breakfast options – and it just makes sense for them to be homemade. That way you know exactly what’s in them and you’re staying away from expensive, processed foods.

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Collard Green Coleslaw

So I’m working this month with another unfamiliar (to me!) ingredient – collard greens. In the same family as cabbage and broccoli and similar to kale, collards are a good source of vitamin C and soluble fiber and contain many nutrients with anticancer properties. Enjoy this coleslaw with some bbq-ed salmon and you’ll have a delicious, nutritious, low-cal meal to enjoy in the spring sunshine! PS – if you’re having trouble finding collards they do sell them at Choices or you can substitute kale :)

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