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Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie

I’m taking advantage of citrus season with this refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie. I’m also hoping this smoothie gives me the extra boost I need to stay healthy this flu season… I caught two colds last fall (I lost my voice for a week, both times), so I really don’t need another one. Working in a hospital probably doesn’t help – I’m constantly exposed to sick patients. So since it’s winter and I’m working in a hospital, I’ve been trying to take extra care of my health. I prioritize sleep, I exercise regularly, I try to manage stress and eat more protein, fruits and vegetables. This may not be true every day, but I try! Whenever I feel like I’m lacking fruits and vegetables, I make a smoothie. To…

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

These chocolate coconut oat bars are my idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Trust me, your weekend needs these bars, Valentine’s Day or not. Speaking of the weekend, I am so happy it’s Friday! It’s been a long week and I’m excited to finally get some time in the kitchen. Our last weekend was spent in Moncton as we were dog-sitting for my parents who were off to Montreal. My brother was competing in a track and field event, so all of my family was gone. For that reason, Shaun and I had the house to ourselves with Lola (our family dog). It felt so good to be back to our hometown for the weekend. We went to the Farmers’ Market, I went on a few walks with Lola and I…

Seriously Addictive No-Bake Seedy Granola Bars

If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, I would choose these seriously addictive no-bake seedy granola bars. I can honestly make a batch of these bars and eat almost half of it throughout the day. One for a morning snack, one with lunch, one as an afternoon snack and one or two in the evening… Half of the batch, gone. Oups. I could also make a batch and eat 2 or 3 bars before I even add on the chocolate. Like I said, they’re addictive! Probably not a good thing for someone with a sugar addiction. They may not have any added sugar, but that doesn’t stop them from being addictive. It doesn’t help that I’ve had a hard time with the photography for…

Dreamy Coconut Macaroon Truffles

Let’s be real, Valentine’s Day needs chocolate. And pasta… And wine. That’s my opinion, but then again, I’m always up for pasta, wine and chocolate. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day ends up on a Tuesday this year, which means I’ll be celebrating it at the hospital, working in family medicine. <— Not so romantic.  We are planning on going out for a romantic dinner the weekend before though. We’re going to one of our favorite places, which is a cozy Italian restaurant (hello pasta and wine!). I don’t believe that we need a day like Valentine’s Day to spend a romantic evening with our loved one, but honestly, I’m up for any occasion that lets me dress up…

Caramel & Coconut Latte Overnight Oats

Here I am, writing on a Saturday again!  This internship is certainly keeping me busy during the week. I woke up at 4:45 in the morning for the last few days (including this Saturday!) for a big catering event. Yup, I’ll enjoy sleeping in tomorrow… By that, I mean waking up at 7 am without an alarm. The problem with being a morning person!  Other than the lack of sleep, I’m really enjoying my experience so far! I’m starting my internship with 11 weeks of food service management in the hospital. Then, I’m doing 18 weeks of clinical nutrition. During those weeks, I’ll be doing many different rotations, including diabetes, tube feeding, rehab, renal, neurology, cardiac, plastic surgery, burns, pediatrics, obstetrics (I’m so excited…