Race Recap: Mississauga Half Marathon

This race was a long story!  I got talked into signing up for my second marathon by a friend and was planning on doing it at the Mississauga race.  Come February, I was really busy at school, getting back into figure skating and knew that I wouldn’t be in marathon shape.  So I switched down … Continue reading Race Recap: Mississauga Half Marathon


#SweatPink Mad lib & #MotivateMe Monday

Happy Monday! Today I am linking up with Fitness Cheerleader and Running Rachel for #MotivateMe Monday to share a little Monday Love! First thing's first, here's my awesome mad lib to celebrate #1millionminutes.  We are seriously getting up there with minutes now and it is super fun to see how many different ways I can be active! I’m so excited … Continue reading #SweatPink Mad lib & #MotivateMe Monday

Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna Recipe

Fantastic and easy recipe!


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Did you know you can make lasagna in your slow cooker and it comes out fabulous!? And, I promise you won’t even miss the meat in this yummy vegetable lasagna. This dish has tons of flavor, simple ingredients, and it’s packed with fresh hearty veggies. This is a perfect meal for the summer if you want to avoid heating up your kitchen with the oven.

Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

(Adapted via Kraftrecipes.com)


* 24 oz. jar plus one cup tomato pasta sauce
* 9 long lasagna noodles, uncooked
* 2 1/2 cups chopped veggies (I used mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and spinach)
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 15 oz. container Ricotta cheese
* 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese – reserve 1/4 cup for very top (I used a mozzarella and parmesan mix)
* 1 egg

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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

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IMG_1653Still trying to use all of the baking ingredients I have in the apartment, also… just wanted comfort food during exams! Yields ~14 small cookies, depending on how big you make them!


– 4 tablespoons brown sugar, lightly packed

– 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons oil (extra virgin olive oil, melted coconut oil, canola oil, etc.)

– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

– 1 egg

IMG_1656– 1 3/4 cup oats (quick oats, blended into flour)

– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (or omit)

– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

– 1/4 – 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or more!)


– With an electric hand blender, blend your oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg.

– Blend oats in a Magic Bullet or food processor until they are a fine flour. You may have to stop and mix them around a couple times. Add in the baking soda and cinnamon and stir/shake/whatever –…

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Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

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Good news: it’s finally WARM in OTTAWA. After a sunny weekend, here’s something to make your Monday even sweeter! Eat these outside if you can, enjoy the sunshine. (If it’s rainy where you are … that sucks, sorry!)


– 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or other)IMG_1584

– 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder

– 3 tablespoons oats (I used quick oats)

– 1 teaspoon Truvia

– 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other)

– 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

– 1/2 cup diced strawberries (or MORE)

*Note: You can swap some of the almond milk out for egg whites – more protein. Or not! Whatever.

Optional: add in come cinnamon, extra Truvia if you have a sweet tooth. 


– Preheat a skillet or pan on low and add some coconut oil to the surface.

– Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl…

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Chocolate Buckwheat Protein Pancakes

I can’t help sharing all of Meg’s recipes! They’re just so tasty!

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Basically an adult (and healthy!) version of Cocoa Puff cereal (for me, anyways).


– 1/4 cup buckwheat flour

– 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (or chocolate, if you have it)

– 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

– 1-3 teaspoons Truvia (or other sweetener *add more or less according to your sweetness preference*)

– 1 teaspoon baking powder

– 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

– 1-2 tablespoons egg whites (*can sub out for more milk – vegan without egg whites)

– Optional: frozen or fresh fruit and icing sugar to top!


*Not my typical blender-pancake-recipe, but still suuuuuuuuper easy to make!*

– Preheat cooking surface (griddle, pan, whatever) on low heat.IMG_1579

– Mix all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl (flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, Truvia)

– Add wet ingredients and stir well.

– Turn your cooking surface up to medium-high heat and…

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