Motivational Letters and Recipes

Vibrant Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Published on: 2017-07-20 3:46:38 PM |

Vibrant Mediterranean Chicken Salad  Ingredients Marinade/Dressing: 2 Tbsps olive oil juice of 1 fresh lemon 2 Tbsps red wine vinegar 2 Tbsps fresh chopped parsley 2 tsps dried basil 2 tsps fresh garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp sea salt pepper, to taste 1 lb. chicken breasts Salad: 6 cups Romaine leaves, chopped 1 large cucumber, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, sliced thin 1 avocado, sliced ⅓ cup Kalamata olives Fresh ...

T.G.I.F (Thank goodness it's Friday)

Published on: 2017-07-20 3:29:19 PM | Motivational Letters

 T.G.I.F. (Thank goodness it’s Friday) This article was adapted from our colleague Dr. Harry Lefebvre from Calgary For most of us who are working at controlling our weight, the most difficult days to get through are often the weekends (starting Friday afternoon).  We often do well following our “diet plan” and exercise routine throughout the week, then along comes Friday and our diligence slips. First of all, we have to ...

Mind Hunger vs. Body Hunger

Published on: 2017-07-14 10:05:10 AM | Motivational Letters

One of the greatest difficulties we encounter is distinguishing between “body” hunger and “mind” hunger. Authentic messages from the body are produced by one simple source: hunger, or the need for nourishment. These should not be confused with “mind cravings” which are initiated by intellectual or emotional processes. The urge to eat based on the time of day, mealtime, social events, availability or simply because it ‘sounds, looks or ...

Avocado, cucumber, tomato and red onion salad

Published on: 2017-07-14 6:25:17 AM | Recipes

Ingredients:  1 English cucumber, halved and sliced into half moons  4 heirloom or Roma tomatoes, cut into large chunks  3 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 cup thinly sliced red onion ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil  2 tablespoons red wine vinegar  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste Directions:  In a large bowl, add all ingredients from cucumber to olive oil. Season to taste ...

Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

Published on: 2017-07-07 6:21:39 AM | Recipes

Deviled eggs make a delicious and healthy snack- perfect with summer salads, or for picnics and potlucks.  Ingredients  6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise ¼ cup Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard ½ teaspoon white vinegar ⅛ teaspoon salt  ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper  Paprika for garnish Cooking Instructions Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add ...