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Chocolate Muffin in a Mug


Chocolate Muffin in a Mug made in a Microwave

Several months ago I started reading a book called “Trim Healthy Mama”. I was very impressed with their philosophy of food, wellness, and weight loss…it was extremely balanced, yet; refreshingly different than the other health/wellness books I’ve read in the past. Their viewpoints were similar to Continue reading »

38 comments » | Breads & Muffins, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Low Carb, Recipes, Snacks, Weight Loss

Chocolate on Whole Wheat Toast


Chocolate on Toast

One of the first things people notice about my blog is my little slogan…

“Hi! My name is Charissa and I blog about healthy food, fitness, and my everyday adventures. To me, balanced living is chocolate on whole wheat toast.”

When Kraft Philly came out with their chocolate cream

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7 comments » | Kid Friendly, Reviews, Snacks

EatMore Chocolate Bars


EatMore Square Recipe

One of my Dad’s favourite chocolate bars is the EatMore bar, but what some people don’t realize is that you can make the exact same chocolate bar in your kitchen and it’ll taste almost exactly the same. My Daddy is obsessed with these.

As we’ve been traveling this past week, I’ve had more Continue reading »

7 comments » | Desserts, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks

Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate {& giveaway}


Peppermint Hot Cocoa 01

*Giveaway is closed*

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! And I’m loving every minute of it! There’s just something about that word ‘Christmas’ that fills my heart with joy! To me, it speaks of special family time, sparkling snow outside my window, the fun of Continue reading »

38 comments » | Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Giveaway, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan

Chocolate Orange Protein Shake


Chocolate Orange Protein Smoothie 001

One of my favourite chocolates of all time are the ones that come out around Christmas. It’s those orange flavoured chocolates that are molded like an orange and come apart in sections. Not only do I get immense satisfaction from smashing the orange (so the sections come apart) before I devour it, but I think Continue reading »

7 comments » | Breakfast, Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Protein, Recipes, Vegan

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffin {guest post}


Happy Remembrance Day! I’m so thankful for every sacrifice that our soldiers and their families made for us…the future generations!

Today I have a blogger friend filling in for me. I know you’ll be as giddy as I was when I saw what she was sharing! It’s Katie from the amazing Chocolate-Covered Katie site! I love this girl…maybe because I now know I’m not the only one who eats chocolate with breakfast. Anyway, without further ado….welcome Katie! Continue reading »

2 comments » | Breakfast, Dairy Free, Desserts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

Vegan Chocolate Milk


Vegan Chocolate Milk 01

It’s totally fall. The air is nippy. The colours have changed. Kids are boarding the yellow buses, diligently text each other in class, study, and then come home ready for their after-school snack. Continue reading »

8 comments » | Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

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