Fitness Success Secret
May 6, 2010 at 11:47 am 0

It's May, bikini season is nearby, and we're searching for ways to exercise that are the most fun. So fun in fact that it doesn't even feel like you're exercising! And we've found a secret! As part of our May Fit Month we're taking a walk every morning that's a sunny gorgeous day. We get the most of this gorgeous summer weather and take in every morsel of sun and nice weather possible. During the week set your alarm a little bit before your usual time. Pull yourself out of bed, grab a coffee and take a nice long walk along the lakeshore, or any other inspiring landscape. It’s so nice to see the city before everyone has woken up. The air is still, the sun is white, and the grass is dewey. Joggers pass by, dogs are getting their morning stroll , and the boats gently cut through the waves. And better yet, you get some time alone in the morning to find inspiration for the day, you get fit, and you get to enjoy the summer for a few minutes extra each day! It’s the perfect way to start the day.
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!