Lemon Garlic Rapini

I’m pretty certain this bitter green vegetable was one of the first solid foods I ate back in my Baby Jen days. Rapini (a.k.a. broccoli rabe) is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and cancer fighting properties, making it a super healthy veggie for consumption. Rapini is an excellent complement to most meats and fishes…

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Stability ball workout: Legs, butt & core

So, my hand/wrist was out of order for unknown reasons (or maybe old age 😫) a few weeks back, which forced me to come up with workouts that didn’t require gripping or applying pressure on my hand. I came up with this stability ball workout which targets the legs, butt and core. As you probably…

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4 practical tips to help you achieve your goals this year

Did you know statistics show that ONLY 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals? If that’s the case, are the rest of us just S.O.L. then? Maybe not… When looking at why some people succeed at goal setting and so many others fail miserably – there is simple science behind how we can…

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Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies

Sheet pan meals are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table fast with little clean up since you’re cooking veggies and protein all on one pan. It’s the perfect way to feed your whole family! Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies INGREDIENTS: (serves 4) 6 whole chicken legs (bone-in, skin-on)…

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You might crap your pants with a crappy protein powder

Moment of truth…I didn’t start my smoothie adventure with a protein powder. Here’s why… In the early days of smoothie making, I had a heck of a time finding a protein powder that didn’t irritate the crap out of my gut (literally) or cause my face to break out in pimples. There were – and…

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20-Minute Full Body Workout

My bun and I had some fun with this quick full body workout. Check it out … 20-Minute Full Body Workout 2 stiff leg deadlifts 2 bent-over rows 2 push-ups (drop to knees to modify) 2 bicep curls or hammer curls 2 overhead presses 2 lunges/leg Repeat this routine 10 times. Rest for 3 min…

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Quick workout for sexy arms, legs & butt

I’m all about quick and effective when it comes to working out because 🎶ain’t nobody got time for that 🎶! Here’s another 10 minute routine that hits a lot of main muscle groups and gets the love organ pumping. All that’s needed is a bench (a step, chair or couch will do the trick as…

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Fresh Tuna Wrap

One of my quick go-to meals during the week consists of a can of wild albacore tuna mixed with whatever I find hiding in my fridge and cupboards. I mix all ingredients together and toss it on my favourite gluten and grain free wrap from Live Organic Foods (see below). Voila! Simple to prepare and…

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Quick full body workout – deadlift with overhead press

Another quick 10 minute full body workout to get all your muscles firing and heart pumping… Deadlift into a overhead press (5 per side) followed by a 15 Mississippi quick skip. Try to generate power on the way up from your deadlift using your glutes and core. This will allow you to progress to higher…

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Fresh Snack Board

Whether you’re looking for a fresh and healthy appetizer board for your next dinner party or just need some snacks to accompany Martini Wednesday – this antipasto board has something for everyone. Fresh Snack Board ITEMS: (serves 4) 1 cup kalamata olives 1 cup pistachios 1/2 cup almonds 1 package chestnuts (cooked and peeled) 3…

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