Motivational Letters and Recipes

Clean Pumpkin Spice Latte

Published on: 2017-09-22 6:33:21 AM | Recipes

Flavoured coffees from Starbucks or Tim Hortons are very high in sugar.  Make your own version! Ingredients: 1 Cup milk – any milk, including non-dairy varieties may be used 1 tbsp pumpkin puree Stevia to taste, if desired ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch ground nutmeg Pinch ground ginger ¾ Cup strong coffee Method: • Add the milk and pumpkin to a small pot.  Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until the mixture begins to simmer. ...

Don’t get stalled by thoughts of failure

Published on: 2017-09-15 6:41:58 AM | Motivational Letters

Confidence is built upon an experience of success. When we first begin any undertaking, we are likely to have little confidence, because we have not learned from experience that we can succeed.  It is literally true that success breeds success. Even a small success can be used as a stepping stone to a greater one. Developing confidence that you can succeed in losing weight, is one of absolute confidence that somehow it will be done. If we focus on past failures, or the most recent excess ...

Four Cheese Zucchini Lasagna

Published on: 2017-09-15 6:38:39 AM | Recipes

Ingredients:   1 tbsp butter 1 chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1lb ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added 1 can tomato paste, no salt added 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil Salt Freshly ground pepper ¾ C Provolone cheese, grated ¾ C Mozzarella cheese, grated ¾ C Friulano cheese, grated ¾ C Mild Cheddar cheese, grated 5 medium zucchinis cut lengthwise, 1/8" thick   Method: o In a skillet, melt ...

Ask not where you have been, but where you are going

Published on: 2017-09-08 8:20:09 AM | Motivational Letters

September feels like the start of a new year – a fresh start and a great time to recommit to our goals of healthy eating and exercise.  Why not take some time to think about your goals, and what positive steps you can implement to get you there? To quote Vivian Laramore: “I’ve shut the door on yesterday and thrown the key away – tomorrow holds no fears for me, since I’ve found today.” Remember always that yesterday ended last night.  So, today it ...

Cheese Chips

Published on: 2017-09-08 6:19:29 AM | Recipes

What could be more simple than these ‘chips’ made from cheese?  They would be great as a crunchy snack or perfect to serve with guacamole or salsa! Ingredients: 8 oz. cheddar cheese, provolone cheese or edam cheese, in slices ½ teaspoon paprika powder Method: • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the cheese slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. • Sprinkle paprika powder on top and bake in the oven for about 8–10 ...