#BaconDay – Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1 inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and trim Brussels sprouts and cutting any very large heads in half through the core. (It’s fine if some of the outer leaves fall off – just bake those along with the rest of the sprouts. They get extra crispy and are delicious!)
  3. Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to evenly coat.
  4. Pour the Brussels sprouts onto a large sheet pan (you want them to be in a single layer). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then evenly sprinkle the bacon pieces over the Brussels sprouts.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until golden and lightly caramelized.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit: A Family Feast

#WednesdayWorkout – Airplanes!


You don’t have to take off on a jet plane to do this exercise! The Airplane is an effective exercise to help strenghthen your back, glutes and hamstrings.


  • Standing tall, hinge from the hips as one leg lifts off the ground.
  • Reaching your toes back behind you and keeping the hips pointed towards the ground, the chest will naturally bend towards the ground as the back leg goes up
  • Keep your back straight and head pointed forward as you bend – hold for 3-5 seconds and lower the leg and finish nice and tall – switch legs and repeat
  • HINT: If you are struggling to keep your balance only lift your leg a short distance off the ground. You will still get a workout and you can then you can work your way higher!

#NationalEggNogDay – Egg-less Nog!

Egg-less Nog!

Serves: 4
  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • 2½ cups coconut milk
  • ½ tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ tsp gelatin
  • Pinch mace
  1. Put the first six ingredients into a medium pan and heat to just below simmering.
  2. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the gelatin, whisking thoroughly until melted and the liquid is frothy. Allow to cool slightly. The gelatin will not set the drink; it is there to thicken it slightly.
  3. Pour into 4 glasses, let cool and then refrigerate until needed. Add a sprinkling of mace before serving.

Recipe credit: Autoimmune Wellness

#WednesdayWorkout – The Wrist Stretch

The Wrist Stretch

The best hockey players have strong wrists for effective wrist shots and hard slap shots. The wrist workout is essential to strenthen wrists and arms. Try this wrist stretch before hitting the ice!


  • Hold one arm out and make a “stop” signal with your hand
  • With the opposite hand, pull your fingers gently towards your body
  • Switch directions and point your hand down towards the ground, pulling your fingers in towards the body

#NationalMapleSyrupDay – Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • coconut oil for cooking


  1. In a food processor, pulse cashews until finely ground
  2. Pulse in baking soda, then pulse in eggs, banana, and vanilla until very smooth
  3. Stir in chocolate chips by hand
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat
  5. Spoon batter 1 tablespoon at a time onto skillet
  6. Flip pancakes when bubbles form
  7. Cook for about a minute on second side
  8. Serve with maple syrup or Cherry Berry Syrup

Recipe credit: Elana’s Pantry

#FitnessFriday – Tips for Shovelling Snow!

It’s that time of year where snow is here.. and it can also be a time where many injuries occur by shovelling snow.

Here are some tips on how to shovel snow safely!

  • Push don’t lift – try pushing the snow instead of lifting it
  • Wear good boots – wear good boots with grip so that you can’t slip on the slippery ground!
  • Do a warm up – before you shovel snow, do some warming up and stretch your arms, shoulders, legs, and back
  • Bend your knees to lift – Bend your knees to use your glutes and legs to bear the weight, rather than your lower back
  • Watch your twist – Avoid sudden turning and twisting.

#WednesdayWorkout – Wall Angels

Wall Angels

Wall Angels are great to improve shoulder mobility!

Keep your bum and upper back against the wall with your arms out like you are going to do a snow angel.

Slowly lift the arms up as high as you can that is comfortable and slowly back down.

Only go as far as you can keeping your bum and back against the wall 🙂

#NationalBrownieDay – Fudge Protein Brownies

4-Ingredient Fudge Protein Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Yield: 9 slices

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Mashed banana (about 6 medium, overripe bananas) – 2 cups
  • Smooth peanut butter (use almond or cashew butter for paleo/low-carb) – 1 cup
  • Paleo/vegan protein powder – ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder – ¼ cup


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small 8×8 baking dish or 8” skillet with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, whisk until fully combined. Stir in protein powder and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into a greased pan. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Cover the leftovers and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or at room temp!

Recipe from: gimmedelicious.com