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Quick ’N’ Light Turkey Frittata

Quick ’N’ Light Turkey Frittata

I LOVE eggs and I LOVE  this recipe for so many reasons (umm quick, filling, tasty and oh so healthy)!! You can play around and add different veggies but this is the general Light Turkey Frittata ‘template’.    Ingredients 1 ¼ cup eggs substitute or 6 eggs (3 whole + 3 whites) ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt (I like Greek yogurt) 2 tablespoons water ⅛ teaspoon dried dill weed 4 slices ...[Read More]

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

I love starting my Saturday morning with this warm, yummy and cleaning fall cider. Recipe 1/2 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider 1-1/2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 1/2 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar Directions In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks.   Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot.   ...[Read More]

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

How do you let the kid inside you indulge this Halloween without blowing your grown-up diet? There’s a few tricks you can use to make treats that are healthy and satisfy your cravings for sweet or salty seasonal fare.  Check out our chosen 6 Slim ‘n’ Spooky Halloween Treats for Halloween! 6. Pumpkin Dip Don’t let the word “dip” scare you! This version from MyRecipes is packed with fibe ...[Read More]

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

You don’t have to live on salads to be healthy at lunch – there are INCREDIBLE Slimming Sandwich Swaps Going back to school? Starting a new job? In either case, when noon rolls around, your best bet is to skip fast food and pack your own grub. If you’re more of a sandwich rather than a salad person, that’s all fine and dandy–just remember that your hoagie or B.L.T can ...[Read More]

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

by Food Critic, Joanna O’Leary Crunchy, salty, and satisfying, popcorn is a great snack — and it can be healthy, too. Air popped popcorn has only 30 calories per one cup serving plus whole grain that’s packed with antioxidants and fiber, which helps you fight disease while keeping you fuller, longer  But the challenge is how to ‘dress’ your popcorn in a healthy way so you d ...[Read More]

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

By Fitnet Blog Partner, Emily Salads are the quintessential “healthy meal,” and for good reason: they’re full of greens and vegetables! But salads also have a dark side. If you order them out at a restaurant, they run the risk of having as many calories as a burger, and if you make them at home, far too often, they don’t have enough calories to keep you satisfied (which is why you’ll start searchi ...[Read More]

5 Best Bikini-Friendly Snacks!

by Joanna O’Leary Plan to spend a good chunk of summer on the beach or at the pool? Me, too :-). All that swimming and surfing and sandcastle-building requires energy, so remember to pack the picnic basket!  And if you’ve been working hard to fit into your favorite two-piece, then you’ll want to load the cooler with healthful snacks that will keep you going AND keep you rockin ...[Read More]

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

Independence day is right around the corner and I bet you’ve already been invited to a few parties and cookouts (or maybe you’re hosting your own!).  In either case, much of traditional July 4th fare isn’t exactly waistline-friendly–but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge.  Try these 5 food and drink swaps for a happy and healthy Fourth of July celebration. Hot ...[Read More]

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

This Easter you don’t have to choose between skimping on dessert and sabotaging your diet.  I have a skinny cupcake recipe that you’ll LOVE!  With some simple ingredient swaps, you can enjoy the yummiest holiday treats for less fat and fewer calories. I’m sure you’re thinking right now that those scrumptious-looking cupcakes can’t possibly be ‘light’! Indeed, they don’t loo ...[Read More]

Healthy Avocado and Eggs Benedict!

Healthy Avocado and Eggs Benedict!

If there is one thing that makes eggs even more exciting, it’s EASTER! So many cool things you can do with eggs, and I still love the idea of celebrating every holiday with a special tradition (if you don’t every day would just be the same, so why not have fun with every little opportunity that arises?) Although I think the Easter bunny lost track of my where-abouts once I left Canada, I no longer ...[Read More]

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

I want to take a moment to thank all the wonderful ladies who came out to my very first “Guilt-Free Cocktail Party & Cooking Class,” and to the amazing Central Market for hosting us. (P.S. Their cooking school kitchen is FABULOUS!). Also shout out to my Events Partner and Food/Travel Critic Joanna O’Leary for her help in fuelling such an incredible series! Not only did we talk about how ...[Read More]

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m I don’t know about you, but if there is ever a reason to drink a good mojito, this is a great time for it. Even if you own no ‘green’, you can wear it with your pretty and delicious cocktail spirit in hand! Taking the traditional iced mojito to the next level, here is a simple way to put a fun & lighter spin on that ordinary recipe. JELL-O Mojito Serves 6  20 min ...[Read More]

Five Fabulous Fit, Strong and Sexy Appetizers

Think “healthy” and “happy hour” don’t go together? Think again, lady! You know I’m all about having your fitness without sacrificing fun! Thanks to my dear friend and food and travel critic, Joanna O’Leary, we decided, why not start a cocktail and cooking scene that doesn’t come with any guilty thoughts about having to break your diet! With these five lightened up appetizers, you can save those c ...[Read More]

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love a big piece of chocolate cake every once and a while? With this recipe, you can have your cake and eat it too! It is a gluten-free, low carb cake with a secret ingredient…   That’s right…black beans! This tiny superfood makes the cake super moist, not to mention nutrient-dense, too! And trust me, you would never know there are beans in it! Ingredients ...[Read More]

Healthy Pizza Recipe | Pita Pocket Pizza

Healthy Pizza Recipe | Pita Pocket Pizza

We all love steaming hot, melt in your mouth, cheesy pizza, don’t we? While it’s definitely okay to indulge in the real deal every once in a while, all that dough and cheese (never mind the toppings) may not be the best idea for a daily meal. But no one said we have to give up that delicious taste we love. Here is my favorite healthy pizza recipe so I can eat pizza any day I want! This ...[Read More]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

February usually means an inundation of red, heart shaped recipes, am I right? Well, I’d like to add just a few more of those to your list of fun, love-themed recipes that you can make this month, or any time of year that you’re feeling festive, or just feel like having a delicious snack! These can be made for breakfast or snack, or even given as a gift if you throw them in a pretty bo ...[Read More]

Red Velvet “Soup”

Red Velvet “Soup”

It’s finally February, which means the build up to Valentine’s Day has begun! For some of you, this may make you role your eyes, while others may get super excited thinking about spending some quality time with a significant other. Regardless of your plans for the 14th, this richly colored, cold “soup” is the perfect dish to make anytime of year, but it’s especially f ...[Read More]

Beauty Bite – Tomato Sugar Scrub

Beauty Bite – Tomato Sugar Scrub

Part of being a fit, strong, and sexy woman is looking and feeling fresh, radiant, and healthy. Skin health is super important for our overall wellbeing, and I mean, let’s be honest – who doesn’t want soft, glowing skin? I don’t know about you, but I prefer natural products over those fancy, funky smelling, chemical-filled ones you can buy at the department store that come ...[Read More]

Summertime Anytime Gelato

Summertime Anytime Gelato

No matter what season it is, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for those days when you just need a little ice cold treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! This healthified Italian classic has only 55 calories per serving, so you can enjoy it any time, with zero guilt! Ingredients 6 packets Stevia (or other natural, zero calorie sweetener of your choice) 2 tbsp agave nectar 1.5 tbsp lime juice 1 tbs ...[Read More]

Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait

Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait

Time for a new recipe to bring in the New Year!   This is an easy, healthy, and delicious recipe that will give you the energy you need to kick start 2014! Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons cashews Directions: Cook 1/2 cup of blueberries with 1 tablespoon agave nectar over low heat until the blueberries start ...[Read More]