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I’m excited to partner with new Burt’s Bees™ Plant Based Protein Shakes to make a bazillion oatmeal protein waffles. Which can’t be a bad thing, right?! Seriously, breakfast is my biggest struggle. I have said it many times. Usually I’m getting kids ready for school and have zero desire or time to eat. Once the kids are gone, I immediately work out or sit down to work. As a parent you know the value of time. Just like land, they don’t make any more of it. Honestly, breakfasts…
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I’m back with my WIAW series. Are you happy? I consider past weekend great in terms of food, balance and fun. Especially after discussing with all of you how we all struggle about the same issue – food, I feel more than ever inspired to share my weekend eats. Interesting enough, talking to all of you in the comments made me realize even more how life is short and is about balance. I thought a lot about what each and everyone of you said because I learn from…
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Let me tell you, this cabbage and carrots stir fry is more than dinner. In Ukraine, our meal ritual looked completely different than Canadian one my kids know. It was European way of eating: a filling breakfast like oatmeal or eggs with potatoes before school; a sandwich around 12-1PM; a full lunch at home at 3PM and then dinner around 7-8 PM. Do you notice no snacks? Because there was no pre-packaged foods, toaster or a microwave, our main meals had to be filling till next meal time. Eating old…
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A rainbow of red and green in this sauteed garlic broccoli recipe doesn’t make me miss Christmas. The opposite – the smell and pictures sent me almost into tears realizing “oh, how I miss you, summer!” (I know I have big problems in my life, I know). Evening walks, naked legs and light. As much as I love holidays, I’m so happy they are over because the chaos of kids at home and visiting family, which we all know is good in moderation (sorry, mom and boys). The past few days, I…
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I just want to let you know that posting myself in a swimsuit as a main shot of the post is completely outside of my comfort zone. But I need to make a point, so I will do it for you. And who knows, maybe Alex will get a promotion. And I need to buy a new bottom piece before March, that doesn’t look like a Speedo. It took me almost 6 years and many diets to develop a healthy relationship with food. It was not about an eating…
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I’m slowly getting back to my normal routine here. December was mind blowing with all the Christmas craziness, hockey, Kyle’s almost pneumonia cold and skiing. Having a child born on January 1st extends celebrations well into January making 1.5 months a complete blur of who me and Alex are (more me). I still have a 6 year old’s birthday party to survive and after that when I close my eyes, I will be seeing never ending waves which are getting more and more real. For now, I’m keeping my eyes open…
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Majority of people love chicken. It is relatively affordable meat, healthier than red meat and it cooks fast. So, I put together a collection of 50 my most loved clean eating chicken recipes together in this post. They are all relatively simple including crockpot chicken recipes, casserole recipes without canned soups, meal like soups, one pot dinners with quinoa and chicken, and quick skillets. If you are looking for more quick and healthy dinner ideas, check out my 55 Clean Eating Dinner Recipes. 

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Sigh. Getting my shield and armour out and diving into this controversial topic of What Is Clean Eating. But for REALZ because I hate BS. You know that. Running a clean eating food blog for 4 years now, I think I’m a bit overdue with clearly explaining what do I preach in my temple. I explain a bit here but I feel like a bigger statement should take place now and put an end to media’s BS. Clean Eating’s False Bad Rep Clean eating was the fastest growing…
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Christmas 2016 came and went. We baked cookies, sang carols, listened to Frank, drank hot chocolate, jumped in a hot tub, sipped on wine and even boarded our own Polar express for an annual family light tour. It snowed!!! We got a true white Christmas! We skied the Christmas Eve with clear skies on empty slopes. It was magical! Kids can ski – no babies, no babysitters and no lessons. It was magical! Santa came. Santa was good this year. He worked hard. Boys were happy. It was…
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A few months ago, I shared how I grew up in Ukraine which many of you have enjoyed and told me were sad when it was over. Well, what a better time than Christmas to share my “fresh off the boat” story with you. I am all cooked out, you are all shopped out, and probably holidays is really the only time you have time to read. No new recipes till January 1st. So, grab a cup of jo with Bailey’s or not and enjoy. Christmas always brings back memories…
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