DietBet – Bet on yourself!

by Destini on April 1, 2014

Hey everyone! I know some of you might still be seeing that beautiful white snow outside and may feel like it will be here FOREVER. But I promise(I hope) that Summer WILL come and along with Summer brings bathing suits, shorts, dresses etc. And I don’t know about any of you, but I have noticed that this horribly long winter has left not only that snow, but also a nice cushion around my body.  I am okay with that cushion right now(keeps me warm), but come Summer….I will wish it to be gone just like I wish that snow to be gone.

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I have started up my regular workout routine again, back to eating pretty solid (No more oreos, side note…the USA has the best flavours of Oreos EVER. Us Canadians get vanilla or regular..maybe this is for the best). But I have decided to make a nice HEALTHY bet on myself. Nothing like a little personal investment to keep me accountable. It isn’t a HUGE investment, but for $25, I have committed myself to lose 4% of my body fat in 4 weeks. And with the help of DietBet, it can be a group competition.

If, at the end of 4 weeks, you have lost 4% of your body weight, you will split the pot with any other participants that have also hit the goal. That’s only 1% a week, very doable!. This is open to anyone and I encourage you to get friends and family involved!

Let’s all make ourselves accountable :) And I may have an extra prize for the person who loses the most %!

Please click here to get full details on how this works

To join The Healthy Wife’s contest click here

The contest starts April 14th and your final weigh-in is May 12th(just in time for that warm WEATHER) and I’m looking forward to hosting this for you all.  If you have any questions  please email me at destini@the-healthy-wife.com.

Be your personal BEST!

Cheers :)

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Healthy Tuna Salad – Great for Lunch

by Destini on March 10, 2014

So its Monday and for most of us, we’re back at work! One thing I personally search for the most on the internet is simple, healthy, YUMMY lunches. I know my mayo-free egg salad sandwich has been a HUGE hit for so many of you, so why not take another popular lunch item, turn it into something……AWESOME.

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Ingredients: Yields 2 servings

  • 1 can wild tuna in water
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup radishes, sliced
  • 2T fat-free mayonnaise OR plain greek yogurt
  • 1t red wine vinegar
  • fresh pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • romaine lettuce

Directions: Drain tuna. Mix all the ingredients and serve over freshly washed romaine lettuce. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and pepper.

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George and I ate this everyday for work for SEVERAL weeks! It turns a rather cliche lunch into something super flavourful and delicious!

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Best part is you can omit the mayo and replace it with plain greek yogurt!!

I hope everyone has a  good MONDAY!

Cheers

 

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Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2014

Just wanted to stop in on this beautiful sunny day to say Happy International Women’s Day! Now pass this on to some special women in your life Maybe celebrate with a glass of wine Cheers!  

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Living Room Progression

March 7, 2014

TGIF! Yep, I couldn’t agree more Today we saw SUNLIGHT. I know, may not sound like a big deal to you lucky people in the South…but it has been a very crummy, grey skied, cold winter for us. I was doing some running around tonight and people just looked happier. Crazy how we need sun […]

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What I Have Been Reading

March 6, 2014

I thought I would share something that is a large part of my life, reading. When I am not in the kitchen, I am usually reading on my Kindle. I have always read a lot, but since getting my Kindle as a Christmas gift a couple years ago, it has increased tenfold! Recently I joined […]

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A NEW Recipe! – Kale, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Salad

March 3, 2014

Check it out, A BRAND NEW RECIPE! Super excited to finally share something new with you guys. I am so grateful for all your support over the past while. I know I have been quite quiet lately, and I have a bunch reasons, but that is a chapter book of excuses that don’t need to […]

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