01 July 2014

Canada Day, Solo Celebration

Happy Canada Day 2014

I have retired to the lawn chair, fresh air, and optimal sunshine so for 
more valued posts, check out past year celebrations here, here and here!

More food posts on their way. Snacking Squirrel has become quite lazy, yet 
finding her nest a little too empty, so hopefully I can update more frequently...

18 June 2014

Reading, Eating, and Running

With Summer just around the corner, I have been getting back 
in the routine of eating more balanced meals, heavy on the greens

These breakfast sandwiches pack quite the protein punch; a great start to the day

1 fried egg with 1/3 cup egg whites, 2 slices cheddar cheese, 2 slices
crisp bacon, sliced tomato and red onion, kale, mustard, and black pepper

Tucked between 2 toasted slices of my new favourite gluten free bread!

Oh and Sauerkraut! How can I forget to mention the sauerkraut :) Mmmm

Mid-morning I decided to get active...

...and go for a 10 km run! I love my Adidas by Stella McCartney
shirt, paired with my long-lasting black Everlast running pants

I sort of bent the healthy eating rules to welcome
 a little trail mix into my life, and that's fine by me

It's the same trail mix I posted here, except I made
my own version... I like to think of it as "Trail ReMix"

Original m&m Chocolates, sultana raisins, BBQ peanuts, and Salted
Bar Mix
 consisting of: Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts

All mixed together in salty, sweet, savory greatness

And as Summer approches and the weather heats up, lazy
 days spent reading a book become a highly treasured treat

Currently, I am reading Learned Optimism by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. It's
  an excellent book examining our thoughts and how negative thinking holds us back

Question: What books are you reading
or looking forward to reading this Summer?

17 June 2014

Breakfast "Date"

Three years ago, I posted these amazing organic date squares that 
were to die for, recently summoning me back into their salivating charm...

Seriously, why not make a killer breakfast out of them!

I crumbled the date square ontop 1/2 cup of creamy greek yogurt, along with 1/2 sliced
 small banana, 1/4 cup Whole O's Nature's Path Cereal, and some cinnamon to garnish

I had energy for hours and the protein in the yogurt prevented any sugar
 crashes. You all know how much I love dessert for breakfast...remember?

Oh but wait, there is a twist! I mixed in two secret weapons, 1/4 packet of 
North Coast Naturals Daily Cleanse and 1 shot container of Bio-K Original

Question: Do you put any extras like fibers, superfoods
or flavourings to your foods that we should know about?