Creative Blogger Award

Hey everyone!

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So happy to share with you all that I was nominated by the lovely Cassie of Super Fit Babe to write five things about myself and nominate five other bloggers to do the same. 🙂

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^ That’s a Mom Dinner by the way, featuring soy-sauced chicken breasts on sautéed onions, veggie stir-fry, pan-fried tofu with shiitake mushrooms and green onions, and brown rice.

Here I go!

1: I hate running and going to the gym. Honestly I just can’t stand it and I can’t do it. Physically it isn’t horrible, but there is just so much going through my mind when I do it – almost like there is no pleasure in exercising! When I go to the gym, all I can think about is calories, calories, calories. It’s as if nothing else matters! I’d much rather do a more enjoyable form of exercise – daily walks with Mom and our cutie dog, morning figure skating practices, aerial silks, dancing in the living room, jumping on the trampoline… the list goes on!

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2: I have a super long torso – I got it from my dad and it’s messed up! My sister is blessed with a pair of long, perfect legs and I get the long torso. Sweet.

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3: I have dessert. Every. Single. Day. Whether it’s muffin or nut butter on yogurt (or all three!), I try to make it at least a little nutritious with the addition of flax, chia, coconut, or fruit. Life is too short to deny yourself dessert – have sweets, but don’t gorge on huge slices of Dairy Queen cake or ice cream on a daily basis. If it’s just a quarter of a muffin with some blackberries, go for it IMO!

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4: I never eat protein powder and never plan to. I don’t believe in it. Why have powdered nutrients when you can enjoy perfectly “whole” versions of protein from real protein sources, like eggs, fish, nuts, and quinoa? There are countless other sources of protein out there – protein powder just seems unnecessary to me. I prefer to get my nutrients from real food.

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5: I love school! I actually look forward to it. My favourite class last semester was Biology, and this semester I’m loving Chem – even though I took both Bio and Chem, both semesters. The one class I absolutely DETEST, on the other hand: calculus. Couldn’t do it… and still can’t.

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But I CAN eat omelet! Like this one. Try whisking your eggs with pesto before cooking them into an omelet – it adds a ton of flavour.

 

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This was filled with grated cheddar cheese and served with a slice of Earth-Balanced whole wheat toast. Next time, I want to stuff some chopped roasted veggies inside.

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Mom made turkey bolognese another day. This meat sauce is truly special because it has a fraction of the fat you would get if you made it from regular ground beef. We also bolstered the sauce with mushrooms, chopped peppers, and a TON of spinach. Topped with parmesan cheese, this dish was ADDICTIVE!

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I had seconds and always go heavy on the parmesan cheese. Do you like good old bolognese sauce?

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For the Creative Blogger Award, these are the 5 bloggers I nominate (and you should check their blogs out, too!)

Jessica from New Girl, New City: what I love about Jessica is that her blog is REALISTIC. So much of the time, the photos on “professional” blogs are so contrived, as if they’ve been styled for hours and photographed with perfect lighting rods and flash screens. Luckily Jessica’s photos are fantastic, but natural. Amateur photographers unite?! Anyways her food is awesome and I just love her attitude.

Rachel from Moments with Rae: she’s super healthy, super sweet, and meticulous when it comes to blog writing. And did you know she’s only 16? Her recipes are quick, simple, yet nutritious and absolutely delicious. She also writes thoughtful restaurant reviews and is a fellow oatmeal lover and Vancouverite 🙂

Cynthia from EatMunchLove: another Vancouver girl! She has a fabulous blog with tons of great recipes, and sounds like the nicest person ever. Check out her super well-developed blog!

Hmmmm… you know what, I think 3 bloggers is enough for now. I’ve got a busy weekend planned. Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday 🙂