Summer Vegetable Bake

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 28, 2015

Serves 6 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 45 min Total Time: 1 hour Wonderful summer vegetable bake Ingredients:   1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion 1 tsp minced garlic 1 medium zucchini 1 medium yellow squash 1 medium potato 1 medium tomato 1 tsp dried thyme to taste salt & pepper 1…

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Black Bean and Corn salad

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 7, 2015

Serves 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes “This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.” “This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.” Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 2 (15 ounce)…

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Summer Fun…what’s your plan?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 5, 2015

What’s your plan this summer? There are so many options of things to do in the summer from hiking and biking to festivals and beach days. As Canadians who are inside so much of the winter months hibernating, summer is the time to get outside and take in the fresh air, warm nights, beautiful flowers…

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8 healthy habits for weight loss.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 28, 2015

OK lets face it, since we were 12 years old we all worried about our weight, our image, how we looked in our bathing suit. We look back at pictures now and wonder what was I worried about? I looked great. But yet, for what ever reason we continue to question our weight and how…

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Plop, plop, fizz, fizz!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 21, 2015

What is happiness anyway? That was the topic of the Explore Life Lesson for June. Life Coach Patti Phillips did a great job walking us through what happiness is and what makes us happy? In a society that tends to base so much happiness on material items, it’s refreshing to hear that happiness is a…

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Heathy snack ideas for every craving

By Jodi Lee | June 12, 2015

Cravings happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Snacking can be a bad habit to get into, because the snacks we choose are often junky, un-nutritious, and high in sugar, chemicals or bad fat. The trick…

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How to run with a smile on your face

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 7, 2015

Annabel Scott, owner of Pilates Manitoba and certified Melt instructor shared a story with me the other day that I thought was perfect to share with all the Happy Monkeys. So many people I talk to, including myself don’t run anymore because it just hurts too much. And some of those people struggle with the…

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Think outside “your” box

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 7, 2015

You’ve heard the saying, “think outside the box.” It’s a metaphor that means: to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective, and has been used in business environments to try to find a competitive edge. This week, I would like to challenge you to not only think outside the box but to go outside…

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One Simple Change

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 31, 2015

The human body is a machine that needs to be fueled, loved, nurtured and appreciated to function at it’s optimum.  Just like a car engine, the better we care for it, the longer and smoother it will run.  We all strive to live a happy, healthy, independent life from birth to death and the good…

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Stretching the key to pain free living

By Lisa Poetker | May 30, 2015

Stretching can be the answer to pain free living if you make it a part of your weekly active living plan. Find out why it’s so important, especially as we age. Why Stretch? Stretching increases the flexibility of your body. Flexibility is defined as the range of possible movement through which the limbs and trunk…

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