Eat Healthy

2016 Highlights

Happy New Year Monkeys. It’s the beginning of a New Year and the continuing journey of your best self. As we move forward with 2017 I am excited for the things to come but I also love to reflect on the past year too and celebrate all the fun, healthy, active outings we have shared…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Ingredients 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion – thinly sliced 15 oz can chickpeas – drained and rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced ½ cup coconut milk – light ½ cup chicken stock – low sodium 15 oz can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons curry powder – salt-free 1 teaspoon…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a…

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Green Lentils

gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free (very allergen friendly) prep time: 10 minutes  cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 large Spaghetti Squash 1 medium onion 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can of green lentils (19 oz can), rinsed and drained (or previously cooked) bunch of baby spinach or chopped spinach 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon…

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Turmeric Tomato Soup Recipe

This colourful and delicious vegan friendly soup takes advantage of all three of those chronic-disease fighting foods. We also love how quick it is to make: only 15 minutes! What You Need: ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves 1 can diced tomatoes (don’t drain the sauce) ½ cup low-sodium vegetable stock 1…

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Get your healthy on!

As I fly home from St. Louis and 3 days of learning, sharing and motivation, I am so excited to continue to share what I learn about good health. We live in a very toxic world. From the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the political debates we have to listen to.…

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Let the Olympic hangover begin

I’m not sure about you but I have enjoyed watching every minute of the Olympics. Winter or Summer, male or female, team or individual, high profile or new sports, it captivates me on so many levels. As a child, I dreamt of being an Olympian and as an adult I am in admiration of the…

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Happy Summer!

Hey, hey we’re the monkeys! Can you believe it has been 6 years of monkeying around and building an amazing community of fun, healthy, positive women?  It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun. This is the first July I have really taken off and enjoyed family and cottage life. I’ve squeezed…

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Sometimes we need a reset

Who wants to feel better? Have more energy? Be more focused? Sleep better? All hands are up, I’m sure. As women, we tend to get focused on the needs of everyone else and forget about the most important person, you. We get on our treadmill of life every day… cook, clean, work, drive, shop,console, advise…

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Grow your own

Hey, I’m not talking about weed, I’m talking about your own vegetables. However, if it was my own garden it would be full of weeds and not the kind you’re thinking of! See, I’m not much of a green thumb and I don’t even have a garden in my yard but I do grow my…

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