Water, Is It REALLY Important?

Do you REALLY need to drink 64 ounces of water a day? YES! I know you probably heard how water is important more times than you feel necessary…but seriously water is awesome! Water comprises 60% of your body and is essential to good health on a cellular level. Every system in your body depends on…

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Ingredients: 3 eggs zest from 2 lemons 1/4 cup lemon juice (from about 1-1/2 lemons) 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup arrowroot flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 6 ounces fresh blueberries Directions: Preheat the oven…

Baking with Jaz – September 2018 Edition

Ingredients:  350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 85g butter, cut into cubes 3 tablespoon caster sugar 175ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract squeeze lemon juice beaten egg, to glaze jam and clotted cream, to serve Directions:  Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip 350g self-raising flour into…

Budget Friendly Weight Loss Tips

Something that I hear quite often is that losing weight/eating healthy/getting fit costs too much… well, yes it can cost a bunch.  There are uber-expensive gyms, juices, boutique classes and expensive foods you can invest in, but there are also budget-friendly ways to lose weight… you just need to look for them. HERE ARE SOME…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Ingredients:  2 pounds ground bison or ground beef 1 large yellow onion, diced 8 cloves garlic, minced 14 ounce can diced green chilies 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 2 28 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained 2 cups Whole30-compliant chicken or beef broth 2 tablespoons chili powder…

In Those Shoes

It was the year 2000. I was 22 years old and had already experienced a suicide attempt and my first (of what would be many) times in patient drug rehabilitation. I left a sober house to come back to my old play things and places and made the decision I was going to never drink…

Focusing on “Non-Scale” Wins

Measuring success is an important part of any weight-loss journey,  and this can typically come in the form of the dreaded scale. I have a  love/hate, but mostly hate, relationship with the scale, because the  scale can be a LIAR! Sometimes the scale does not tell the whole story  and is not a true representation…

Savory Sweet Potato Bacon Waffles

Every day during the month of September, we are going to share our favorite recipes from The Real Food Dietitians. Ingredients:  1 medium sweet potato, peeled & shredded (about 2 cups, packed) 3 strips no sugar added bacon, cooked to crisp & chopped into small pieces 1 green onion, trim ends and thinly slice (white…

Christine, September 2018 AbbieQ Woman Crush

My name is Christine and I have recently turned 40 in June. I am the youngest of 3, one sister and one brother. I was born and raised in a small Northern Ontario town called Elliot Lake. I currently live in Southern Ontario and have been for approximately 18 years now. I truly miss the…

September Vision Board

Hey ladies, This month I wanted to celebrate all the hardworking women we have in our midst. Whether you’re a student, an athlete, a work from homer, business owner, corporate babe, or stay at home momma…you ROCK! You are doing an awesome job! If you have a day where you might feel a little lost…