Month: January 2013

Sportline is helping me reach my goals

I am on a mission to lose weight and get strong. I get bored easily, so I need a variety of activities and exercises to alternate between. Paying for a gym membership isn’t in my budget right now, and my time is limited, so I also need activities that are low cost and can be done at home. Sportline sent me a Weighted Resistance Ball and a Quick Adjust Suspension X-Trainer to try out, and they are turning out to be great tools in my fitness journey. The Weighted Resistance Ball looks like the larger exercise balls on the...

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Boy’s Shoes: Kit Them Out For 2013 {Guest Post}

The start of a brand new year is a great time to kit the kids out with new shoes. Pop into a high street shoe specialist and get feet measured professionally – there’s no obligation to buy. Or use a handy foot measuring tool online. You’re then free to shop around for the best prices on quality shoes, in order to make your household budget stretch as far as possible. Buying shoes at the supermarket is super convenient, and you can try them on the kids there and then, or buy with the peace of mind that you can...

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Light Dessert Recipe: Strawberry & Banana Frozen Dessert

I want my kids to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices with their meals, and as their parent it is my job to show them those healthy choices! I don’t think that making healthier choices means that you have to sacrifice on everything though, so I have been looking at ways to give them the treats they love, without all of the sugar and additives that they don’t need. Ice cream is a favourite in our house, so I started with a nice light frozen dessert. Strawberry Banana Frozen Dessert Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Sheri McDonald Prep...

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Brunch Recipe: Cavendish Breakfast Bake #CavendishFromTheFarm

Breakfast is my favourite meal, and let’s face it…brunch is just breakfast spread out until lunch! I’m cutting back on bread in my diet but I love my breakfast casseroles, so I needed to find a way to still have my beloved breakfast casserole without the bread… and I need it to taste just as good as always so that the whole family still enjoys it. I found the answer in the freezer aisle at my local grocery store: Cavendish Rustic Red Diced potatoes. I know Cavendish makes great food, because I buy it all of the time, and...

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Candy Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate with Seasalt

I am making an honest effort to eat healthier, and I’ve almost completely cut sugar out of my diet. There’s one problem with that – I like chocolate! So today I tried out some sugar free chocolate recipes, made with organic ingredients. The one pictured below has sea salt sprinkled on top and is delicious. Recipe: Sugar Free Chocolate Recipe Type: Candy Author: Sheri McDonald Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins A sugar free organic chocolate recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 2 tbsp agave nectar 1 tsp unpasterized honey Optional items:...

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