Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Bars

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Alright, so it’s not officially Spring yet, but the gorgeous sunshine and clear blue skies that we have been experiencing in Vancouver have me seriously believing (and wishing) that it could be spring! I can feel it coming (insert happy dance here!) I am seriously ready for Spring weather, and I am also seriously ready for the days to keep getting longer and longer! I got super excited when I left for work at 5:45 yesterday because it was actually still light outside!! I know – It’s the simple things that make me happy… ūüôā

Anyways, all this gorgeous sunshine has been motivating me to work out more and making me crave super healthy foods, which hey – I’m not complaining! I mean let’s face it people, if Spring is coming, that means Summer is coming too and I think we all know what that means… That’s right – it means that it’s time to start seriously thinking about bikinis and getting our butts in gear about working off those lingering winter pounds. I personally like to place the blame¬†for my little winterly increase in pounds on¬†Starbucks and their delicious holiday drinks ¬†– Damn those Caramel Brulee Latte’s, why do they have to be so delicious?!

Ahhh yess, the time has come to get into beach body mode, and I would be totally lying if I said I am not super pumped about it! Believe it or not, I actually love working out – Have I began to irritate you yet with my enthusiasm for working out and eating healthy? Hopefully I haven’t – I really don’t mean to be annoying, but I strongly believe that exercising regularly makes a huge difference to the quality of your life and can be super enjoyable as long as you find fitness activities that are actually enjoyable to you.¬†Read More

Almond Butter & Cranberry-Coconut Granola Bars

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My boyfriend is a hungry bear… and by hungry bear I mean like the hungriest Grizzly bear there is.

Okay, so this may be a slight exaggeration, but¬†seriously there are days when it seems like his appetite can never be tamed. So in an effort to keep his tummy happy and to avoid him becoming too hangry to function, I am always looking for great homemade snacks that easy for me to¬†store in my bag¬†for emergency hangry situations when we are out and about on the weekends. That’s right – I carry around emergency snacks in my purse for my adult boyfriend should he desperately need it… is this weird? I personally don’t think it’s weird because not only does this mean that we save a ton of money on fast food, but it also means that we keep our snacks super healthy.

One of my favourite on-the-go snacks to whip up for Cole is a batch of homemade granola bars.
There are so many benefits to making your own granola bars as opposed to buying them from the store, and I could go on for hours, but in the interest of saving time, let me just list my top five reasons to go with homemade rather than store bought…Read More