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Chocolate Zucchini muffins

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 10, 2017

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears’ solution for sneaking nutritious veggies into a sweet treat that kids love! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups butter, softened  ( check out some butter substitutes you can try here ) 1 1/2 cups sugar  ( here are some sugar substitutes to try ) 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract…

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Thank you

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Monkeys. It’s that time of year when we step back and take time to be thankful for all the incredible blessings we have in our lives. We gather with family and friends (community), we enjoy amazing food together (eat healthy…mostly),  we get outdoors and take time to live active,…

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The Hormone project

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 2, 2017

Your hormones control so many of our human functions. When our hormones aren’t balanced, they cause havoc with our mood, our sleep, our energy, our skin, our sex drive and the list goes on.  From puberty to menopause our hormones get blamed for all the bad stuff that goes on with our health and how…

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Monkeys Rock!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 19, 2017

The FMG Dragon Boat Festival wrapped up last weekend and the HMC Monkeys showed up and rocked the boats and rocked the fundraising total once again. $40,000 raised in support of Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital. Bravo ladies, you always make me so proud to be the leader of this club. I have…

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Minestrone Soup With Quinoa & Kale!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 19, 2017

Ingredients 1 sweet onion – medium diced 2 celery stalks – medium diced 3 carrots – medium diced 2 tablespoons olive oil – or enough to cover the bottom of the pot 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 2 cups fresh zucchini – medium diced (about 1 medium or 2 small) 2 cups green beans…

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Stir Fry Veggies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 29, 2017

STIR-FRY VEGGIES Stir-Frying is a quick and versatile way to prepare veggie entrées that you can mix and match with different sauces. There are so many options. You can also prep the veggies 1-2 days ahead of time, make the sauce, and store in the fridge separately until you are ready to toss them in…

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Healthy Chicken and veggie roast

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 15, 2017

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Author: Layla Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 medium chicken breasts, boneless skinless cut into ½ inch pieces 1 cup broccoli florets, frozen or fresh 1 small red onion, chopped 1 cup grape or plum tomatoes 1 medium zucchini, chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1…

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Greek Inspired Zoodles

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 8, 2017

This yummy dish can be served as a side or dressed up and become the main meal by adding a few ingredients. Enjoy 4 zucchini 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup artichoke hearts, halved 1⁄2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice…

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Are you concerned about the health care cuts?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 3, 2017

Every day we hear of another cut to our health care system here in Manitoba. The media makes it out to be a crisis, conversations around the water cooler focus on how terrible all these cuts are and how we will never get help when we need it. It’s all doom and gloom but I…

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Cowboy Caviar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 1, 2017

A fresh, simple dip that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This Cowboy Caviar makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce! Ingredients: 3 Roma tomatoes , seeds removed, diced 2 ripe avocados diced 1 15 oz can black…

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