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8 Ways to Make Healthy Food Taste Better

One of the biggest challenges for eating healthier is healthy food can taste bland and be boring. A lot of our members give us this feedback when they are developing healthier eating habits, and making different choices. Until your palate adapts to your new diet, consuming healthier foods will be a
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How to Keep Weight Off During the Holidays

Healthy Green Road

So, you worked hard at losing weight and getting into shape in 2013, but are you afraid all of those holiday parties and frosting-top goodies are going to throw your fitness plan back off track? Don’t worry – there is a way to enjoy the holiday season without putting lots of weight
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The 5 Hardest Things About Getting Into Shape

Female lifting weights

By now, you already know that getting into shape isn’t easy. If you don’t know this from personal experience, you’ve probably figured it out because every Calgary gym, magazine, and website seems to remind you on a weekly basis.

But, what is it that makes it so tough to get fit and lose a few extra pounds? From our experience, here are the five biggest roadblocks:

Turkey meatballs

2lbs ground turkey 1/2 yellow onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 2 tablespoons of Argentinian chimichurri ( available at The Silk Road – tell them Cherlene sent you ) 1 tsp garlic power ( 1 tsp of Victorian epicure Adobo seasoning works well in this too as an added flavor )
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Recipes for challenge

Turkey breast roast I usually get one at Costco. Season with your favorite spices. Slice in cloves of garlic (pierce holes in meat with sharp knife & shove in 1 clove). Place on top rack of BBQ with a drip pan underneath. Cook for about 1 hr & 15 or until
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Chicken ideas

Use ground almond meal , garlic powder & basil to bread chicken breast. Brown in a pan with 1/2 tsp olive oil than bake in oven for 1/2 hour @ 350.   Jamaican jerk chicken dry seasoning : 1 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4
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Spinach, Mango, and Red Quinoa Salad (with Chicken)

Crisp baby spinach blends with sweet mango, tender chicken and a sprinkle of red quinoa in this refreshing salad. Complete with your veggies, protein and wholegrain, this salad is a balance meal in and of itself. Servings: 2 Here’s what you need… 2 cups baby spinach 1 small carrot, shredded 2
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7 Vacation Slim Down Tricks

Does your upcoming vacation have you worried about your waistline? You should be. The average person gains almost a pound a day while on vacation. But that doesn’t have to be you. Most of the time extra pounds sneak up on you when you least expect it, so decide right here
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The PB&J Makeover

Not all PB&J sandwiches were created nutritionally equal. It all depends on the quality of the ingredients that you use. If you use white bread, corn syrup-filled peanut butter and refined sugar-filled jelly, the result would be a sandwich that will skyrocket your blood sugar, promotes fat storage and leave you
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Healthy Eating Tips Your Kids Will Love

Every parent wants good things for their children: a positive outlook on life, a healthy respect for authority, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body… a healthy body weight. Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children
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