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Want To Slim Down? The 30 Day Fitness Challenge Starts Sept 7th
August 24, 2010 at 10:24 am 0

Jumping on the beach

In just 14 short days the 30 Day Fitness Challenge is set to begin! That's right, the kids go back to school and you go back to the gym! And don't say you didn't get enough time to enjoy the summer - you have 2 full weeks to drink cocktails, eat sweets, and laze in the hazy last days of summer. When you've had just about enough of the dog days you can pull up your socks, tie up your laces and join us for 30 FUN FILLED days in the 30 Day Fitness Challenge. To Enter Simply sign up for our newsletter
Each week we’ll send you delicious (and healthy) recipes, an excercise plan and some motivational tips. PLUS, each week we’ll have some fabulous giveaways from any of our fantastic promotional partners including: Booty Camp Fitness Burts Bees Upper Canada Soap Company Revolution Organics Simon and Schuster Canada Join Us – sign up for our newsletter to Have Fun, Get Fit & Win Prizes!
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Beauty Review: Girlactik Blush, Eyeliner and Shadow
May 19, 2010 at 11:48 am 1
girlactik Girlactik is a relatively new beauty company, and their products are fresh, fun and are very regularly worn by celebrities on the red carpet. We bought a few products to review and test out if the product is worth the pricetag. Here are the final scores: Naples Blush: 10/10 - this blush looks gorgeous on, is light, fun and brightens up the face in a subltle way that looks like you've just spent a week on vacation. It really does wonders! $16 US, available at select Sephora stores. Black Eyeliner: 6/10 - this eyeliner applies easily, and has a roll up stick so you don't need to sharpen it, but there doesn't seem to be much of it! It's pretty expensive, and considering how long our pencil eyeliners have lasted they should give more product. $17 US, available at select Sephora stores. Sultry Shadow: 7/10 - this shadow looks great on and applies evenly, but there's nothing that special about it. If you're going to pay above and beyond Cover Girl prices you kind of expect more than Cover Girl...but we're not sure we got it. $17 US, available at select Sephora stores.
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Delicious & Light Chicken With Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce
May 4, 2010 at 11:47 am 0
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Creamy and healthy may sound like an oxymoron, but it's possible to have both! Last night we tested out this wonderful epicurous recipe. As part of our getting bikini ready plan to eat light, eat at home and eat healthy we wanted to try a delicious meal that was also a bit creamy and rich - but still healthy! This meal was excellent - it took about 40 minutes to cook, we loaded up on vegetables and used lighter options for cream etc whenever possible. The result was amazing - it was rich and flavourful and we felt full and satisfied at the end without feeling like we'd overindulged. Here's how you make this super delicious chicken with sundried tomato cream sauce for two. Ingredients: 1 boneless skinless chicken breast 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup drained sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil; 1/2 ounce), patted dry and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 125 g light cream cheese (with 20% fat or less) 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil 10 sliced mushrooms 2 cups fresh spinach 10 kalamata olives Preparation: Pat chicken dry and season with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then brown chicken with garlic, turning once, about 6 minutes total. (Chicken will not be cooked through.) Transfer with tongs to a plate. Add tomatoes and white wine to skillet and sauté, stirring for about 1 minute. Add mushrooms, saute for 2 minutes uncovered and then cover and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add chicken to skillet with any juices accumulated on plate and simmer, covered, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer chicken with tongs to a platter and keep warm, loosely covered with foil. Add cream cheese, spinach, basil and kalamata olives to skillet and bring just to a simmer. Transfer sauce to a deep heatproof bowl or 1-quart glass measure and purée with an immersion blender until almost smooth. (Alternatively, blend sauce in a standing blender. Use caution when blending hot liquids.) If necessary, add water to thin to desired consistency, then season with salt and pepper. Cut the chicken breast in half, serve sauce over chicken and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.
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Light, Healthy, And Delicious Mexican Chicken Lime Soup
April 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm 0


Mexican Chicken and Lime Soup
We discovered this recipe last year in Mexico...and have been making it at home ever since! The fresh, light and healthy ingredients make a gorgeous combination of flavours, it's very filling, and it's super light and healthy to boot! Better yet, it only takes 20 minutes to cook, and since you lay out the ingredients for everyone to add to their individual bowls it can please the most fussy of eaters! It's a total recipe success! Here's what you need to know to make it. Recipe: Serves 4 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 16 cups of water 3 cups rice (brown if you want to be super healthy!) 1/2 cup thinly cut cilantro 1/2 cup thinly cut red pepper 1/2 cup thinly cut zucchini 1/2 cup thinly cut green onions 1/2 tbsp thinly cut jalapeño pepper 1 lime cut into 6 wedges Directions: Place 3 cups rinsed rice and 6 cups of water in rice cooker - close lid and don't re-open until the buzzer goes off letting you know it's done. Approx 10 minutes after closing rice cooker lid start cooking soup base. In a large pot place the chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces and 10 cups of water. Boil for approx 10 minutes, and add salt and pepper to taste. On a plate arrange the cut vegetables in separate piles. Put in the middle of the dining table.

delicious vegetables to add to the soup
When the rice cooker let's you know the rice is done place four heaping spoon fulls of rice in each bowl, then cover with chicken stock and pieces of chicken. Place each of these bowls on the table with spoons and then invite everyone to add their own veggies and enjoy!
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Divine Baked Tilapia with Garlic and Parsley
February 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm 0


A light, healthy, and delicious tilapia dinner

A light, healthy, and delicious tilapia dinner

Here's an amazing fish recipe that we recently tested out. It's light, healthy and delicious! And since we are getting married in less than one month we're looking for all the healthy, light meals possible. Ingredients 1 tilapia fillets 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp anchovy paste 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon 1 cup parsely 3 cloves garlic Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the fish in a baking dish. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste and parsley, and pour over the fish to coat it. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. In the last three minutes of cooking feel free to add some spinach or asparagus to your baking dish for your vegetables. Now, sit down and enjoy! I really, really, really wanted a glass of wine with this but since I was going to work out later in the evening I couldn't. But...if you have a free evening to relax this would be even more divine with a glass of Pinot Grigio. Ah bliss!
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