5:12 | November 23, 2014

FURRY FUN

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The other night we snapped these photos just before heading out for dinner. It gets dark so early now… it’s crazy! I can’t wait until the days start getting longer again, is it bad to say that already? Haha 😛

I love mixing different fabrics together in a simple outfit. It makes the look way more exciting! Here I am wearing my Aritzia furry coat, on top of an American Apparel crew neck sweater. Such a cozy sweater and coat combo for winter! I was nice and warm in these babies. My pants are my Citizen “Rocket” jeans, which I mentioned before because they are so comfy that I just can’t stop wearing them! So what if I wear the same pair of jeans an abnormal number of days in a row… I’m wild like that. 😉 The little sneakers I am wearing are by Cole Haans. I really love this look because it is casual, yet fab at the same time because of the furry coat. Perfect for me!

Anyways, this weekend has been so nice and chill! I mostly stayed home and cozied up, with the exception of going out on Friday night. When the weather gets chilly like it is now, I am always so tempted to just stay inside and keep warm! How has your weekend been? Hopefully it has been a fun!

 

x,

 

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11:56 | November 20, 2014

SIMPLE SALAD

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Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far. Today I wanted to share one of my favourite salads. This one is super simple and only has 4 ingredients! Quick & easy, my kind of salad. 😉

Spinach is crazy good for you. From improving your skin/hair to bettering your bone health, this little leafy green does it all! As for the yummies (see my other salad recipe for what a “yummy” is), this time I used avocado, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and red onion. AKA the most delicious things! 😀

What’s in it:

  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Feta Cheese
  • Red Onion
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Your favourite balsamic dressing
  • OR a simple homemade balsamic (2 tbsp olive oil, 1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar, squirt of Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and a drop of maple syrup)

Start by putting as much spinach as your heart desires in a bowl. Now take that beautifulll red onion and slice it up really thin. Add that in. Throw in your cherry tomatos, and chop up that avocado into large chunks and add that too. Hungry yet? 😛 Finally, add the best ingredient of all… FETA!

Surprise surprise, I love cheese. Haha. Keep in mind everything in moderation though. Your salad should be sprinkled with feta, not made of 90% feta (which if I am being real is what I want to do all the time… but, self-restraint friends.)

Finally add your favourite balsamic dressing, or use the recipe I put above! And that’s it! SO delicious and nutritious. Make sure to add some more protein (ie chicken) if you are having your salad as a meal.

Do you have a favourite homemade balsamic that you make? Let me know in the comments below, it is always nice to get new recipe tips! 😀

 

x,

 

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12:51 | November 18, 2014

LATE NIGHT SNACKING

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Late night snacking is a super easy habit to slide into, and can lead to negative health effects over time… mainly excess weight gain. Late night snacking is basically any food that you consume after dinner. For me, this usually used to be when I was lurking around the fridge with the door hanging open having little bites of everything haha! I was definitely guilty of being a serious night snacker! 😛

Getting into the habit of snacking at night is a dangerous cycle. As you are chowing down on your junk food of choice (rarely is a night time snack a healthy snack) you are getting fuller and fuller before bed. When you wake up in the morning, chances are you will still feel full from the night before. This will make you want to skip breakfast. Eating breakfast is soooo important for your overall health (<– post coming on this soon!) and skipping it will mess up your eating schedule. Bad news for everyone. So, how can you stop those nasty little (or big) late night snacks from happening?

Here’s the skinny:

1) Brush your teeth after dinner! This is such a simple little action but it seriously helps you think twice about reaching for the chips. This works for me mainly because I am lazy and don’t want to have to brush my teeth again (anyone else with me?! Haha)

2) Eat a good dinner. If you deny yourself during dinner time, it will just catch up with you later at night when you are reaching for the fridge doors in the wee hours of the night. So make sure you have a healthy filling dinner that wont leave you hungry an hour later.

3) Drink tea! I find drinking my favourite tea or hot water with lemon at night a great distraction from mindless snacking. The warm drink will satisfy you and keep your hands busy so you aren’t looking to grab some junk food.

4) Do something at night OTHER than watching TV. Watching TV at night can be a major snacking trigger. It is an un-engaging activity and many people find themselves craving treats while watching their favourite show. Try reading a book or doing another hobby you enjoy at night. It will keep you distracted and be way more enriching than watching TV anyways. 😛

These tips have worked great for me, and helped me stop my late night snacking habit! What do you do to avoid late night snacking? I would love to hear your tips in the comments below! <3

 

x,

 

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2:59 | November 16, 2014

COLOURFUL SWEATER

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The other day I found this cute colourful sweater at H&M! It is a great simple piece for fall. I am all about chunky sweaters in the fall season so this one was just perfect for me! My leather skirt (skort?) is from Zara in Prague. This is actually the first time I have worn it even though I got it a few months ago! Just didn’t find the right top for it until now. 😛 The sandals were purchased at Zara in Barcelona, aka my favourite place to shop these days haha.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am off to make some dinner and have a cozy Sunday night in. 🙂

 

x,

 

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12:50 | November 13, 2014

PUMPKIN PIE GRANOLA

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Gold. I hit GOLD, everyone. Seriously I just threw this Pumpkin Pie Granola together the other day and did not even realize what sort of wizardry I was concocting. Then I tasted it…. The best. 🙂

I knowww that the official pumpkin-mania month is over, but you can still enjoy as many pumpkin flavored treats as you like! Not to mention, this skinny “treat” is super good for you! No guilt added here.

This recipe has no refined sugar, and every ingredient is whole and natural. The fiber in oatmeal actually helps with weight control as oatmeal makes you feel fuller for longer! So chow down my friends.

What’s in it:

  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats
  • ½ cup (or more, I definitely put more lol) chopped pecans
  • ½ cup sultana raisins
  • 4 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin spice mix (I found mine in the bulk section of my grocery store!)

Mix all the delicious ingredients above into a bowl. Bake at 300 degrees farenheight for about 10 minutes! Enjoy on top of non-sweetened greek yogurt, and add some fruit if your heart so desires. Hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

 

x,

 

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