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  • WELCOME!

    Thanks for visiting me here at Kale and Dumbbells! Over the last year and a half, I have been on a journey of health and wellness and lost over 40pounds. I also happen to love food. OK, that might be a bit of an understatement. I really really really love food.

    It has become a bit of an obsession of mine to find ways to make food both healthy and tasty for me and my family. Here is where I will share recipes and talk about food, fitness and maybe a few things in between. I'd be thrilled to have you follow along on my journey. You may also want to visit me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.

    If there are any recipes that you'd like to see or questions you have, please feel free to leave a comment or email me. I'd love to hear from you!

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Green smoothies

Green smoothies…have you tried them yet? I’m sure you’ve seen them all over Pinterest or heard about them from Dr. Oz or your friends. If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend it! It’s a great way to get some extra greens into your diet and they are super versatile in terms of what ingredients you can use. I don’t use set recipes typically, because it really depends on what’s in my fridge. That’s really the best part, there is no right and wrong way to make them and it’s so fun to experiment with. Smoothies are great for breakfast, lunch or a snack…they are surprisingly filling (and higher in calories than you might think….so keep that in mind!).

I typically use spinach, mixed greens or kale as my greens, but I’ve seen people use celery, broccoli, avocado, parsley and so on. Some are stronger tasting then others, so keep that in mind when you decide what to pair your greens with. A stronger tasting green is going to need a more dominant flavor fruit to help offset it.

When it comes to fruit, the combinations really are endless. I love the tangy taste of citrus, so I often include grapefruit or lemon (everything but the peel and seeds) so it’s not too sweet. I also don’t peel fruit like apples or pears as the extra fiber from the skin is great. A neat tip that I discovered recently, is that strawberry greens are edible…so go ahead and chuck the whole strawberry in! Also, use the leftover kale stems from your salads for smoothies.

I often like to include flax seeds and/or hemp seeds. The flax is a great source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (heart health, cholesterol and more, lignans (anti-oxidant properties) and fiber (helps keep you regular!) and the hemp hearts are a great source of Omega-3’s as well as protein. If you don’t have a powerful blender like a VitaMix or Blentec, you will want to use ground flaxseed to get all the benefits from them.

My personal preference is that my smoothies aren’t too thick or too cold (from using lots of frozen fruit or too much ice). It’s definitely a personal preference, but I tend to use a mix of fresh and frozen fruit (depending on the season and what’s available) and water to keep it from getting to thick. Keep that in mind when making the recipes below…if you like your smoothies thick use less liquid or use frozen fruit or ice.

Here are a few of my favorite ‘recipes’. If you don’t have each ingredient or don’t like something, just  customize to your tastes and ingredients on hand…Keep in mind these make quite a bit, so if you are looking to make a single serving, just reduce the recipes as needed. Or if you have leftovers, they make great popsicles. 🙂

 

Tropical Coconut Green Smoothie (tastes like a mai tai or pina colada!) :

2 cups spinach or kale

1/2 cup mango

1 cup pineapple

1  cup peaches

1 small banana (optional)

2 cups coconut water (or regular water)

1 cup coconut milk and/or 1-2 tbsp coconut cream

2 tbsp hemp hearts

 

Citrus Melon Green Smoothie

2 cups spinach or kale

1/4 – 1/2 of a medium cantaloupe or honeydew

1/2 of a grapefruit

1 pear (cored)

1 lemon

2 tbsp flax seeds or hemp hearts

3-4 cups water

 

Berry Medley Smoothie with Greens

2 cups spinach, kale or mixed greens

2 cups blueberries

2 cups strawberries

1 apple or pear, cored (optional)

1 banana

2 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp hemp hearts

3 cups water

 

People often say they don’t think their kids will like them, but I am all about a little camouflage if necessary…by adding blueberries to any of the above recipes, they turn out purplish and they won’t even know the greens are in there, I promise! Banana is a good flavor masker as well.

What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? I’d be thrilled if you shared as I am always looking for new flavor combinations!

April 9, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Sarah - Thanks! Love the Popsicle idea – where did you get the holder?

April 9, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Layle Koncar - These look great, Rachel! Thanks for sharing the recipes. One question – for the recipes listed in your post, what is the serving size and how many servings? Thanks!

April 9, 2013 - 11:48 pm

Jacoba - Here’s two I found recently:

Smoothie Recipe: Banana Mocha

1 cup milk (can substitute almond milk, coconut…)
½ cup coffee (cooled)
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 frozen banana

Smoothie Recipe: Blueberry Almond

1½ cups milk
½ cup ricotta cheese/cottage cheese might work
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon wheat germ
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Do you usually add some protein powder into smoothies or not so much?

April 10, 2013 - 6:39 am

Karrie E - Heya Rachel…looking great! Thanks for the blog. Quickie question for you – we are in debate about blender/juicers in this house – what are you using? The mighty Blentec or Vitamix? OR a regular blender? Trying to decide whether it’s worth it to spend over $400 on a blender!! Yikes!

April 18, 2013 - 1:27 pm

larissa sheremeto - i can’t wait to try these smoothies 🙂 thanks!

April 28, 2013 - 12:06 am

Anna - Love these! I always make popsicles with leftover smoothie too and they are perfect for snacks and desserts! To me, raspberries are a must in smoothies but my son seems to be allergic to them…boo. Our favourite smoothie addition is avocado – doesn’t have much taste but it makes it super creamy!

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I kinda like kale…you might have guessed that based on the name of my blog. And the fact that this is already my second kale recipe (and most definitely not my last) so far in the short life of my blog. 🙂 But, what’s NOT to like about kale? It is packed with all sorts of good things and I like that it’s relatively inexpensive, hearty, crunchy and so versatile! Check out this little fact sheet on all the benefits of kale from Juice Generation:

One of the reasons I really like kale is that it doesn’t wilt or break-down as easily as some other greens…which means that it will typically last longer in the fridge, and leftovers store well (even with the dressing…bonus!). There are different types of kale, and probably the most common is the curly leaf, as pictured above. But there’s also a flat leaf kale called lacinato kale (or dinosaur kale) that I also like to use, and if I had to choose which was my favorite, I’d probably choose the lacinato because it’s flavor is a bit more subtle, and the leaves tend to be more tender.

Image Source: Food Inc.

How do I like to use kale? In pretty much everything! It’s great on top of pizza, in soups, blended up in tomato sauce (you won’t even know it’s there, I promise!), kale chips, in a warm or cold salad, in a wrap, as a wrap, steamed, and in smoothies! When using in a salad, it helps to add a warm ingredient (like the sweet potatoes in the recipe below) to wilt and soften the leaves, or to massage the leaves (with an acid like lemon juice or with a vinaigrette). When using kale as your main salad ingredient, you can definitely dress it in advance so it’s nice and tender by the time you’re ready to eat.

 

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

1/2 – 1 bunch of lacinato kale (although curly kale will work just fine too)

1 medium sweet potato

8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (divided)

2-3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (the real stuff of course!)

Juice of half a lemon

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

salt & pepper

 

1. Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Toss with half the maple syrup and some salt & pepper, and roast for about 45 minutes at 375degF until soft.

3. Wash kale, and strip off of stems (save stems for smoothies!). Cut or tear into bite size pieces.

4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and remaining maple syrup together. Add salt & pepper and red pepper flakes (if using).

5. Dress kale and cherry tomatoes about 10 minutes before serving to soften leaves.

6. Let sweet potatoes cool for 3-5 minutes before adding to salad. Toss everything together and top with sunflower seeds and parmesan cheese.

 

* Try adding apples or avocado to this for some extra flavor!

 

 

April 5, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Jacoba - That looks delicious!

April 5, 2013 - 11:30 pm

mg - I’m loving your blog, Rach. Looking forward to trying out your suggestions. Please consider more at-the-office healthy food meal suggestions, thanks!

How to plan for healthy meals with a busy schedule

I think the number one question that I get is how to incorporate healthy eating into a busy life. I know most of my readers have a schedule that is full…full of work, kids, school, church, volunteering, cooking, laundry and the million other jobs that we do. Often cooking is one of the things that goes to the wayside, and it seems so much quicker and easier to pop a pizza in the oven or pick up fast food on the way home from work or your child’s after school sport. I will say that it takes a bit of pre-planning to eat clean and healthy, but it is possible to do so without spending hours in the kitchen!

I am the first to admit that I am not an organized person and planning in advance is not my strength. I am a bit more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve that I thought I would share! I am going to give some menu options that are simple to prepare, easy to make ahead and still full of flavor and good for you. By planning your week in advance and picking up all the ingredients you will need, you will reduce the number of trips you make to the grocery store too. Make as much as you can ahead or split it up and prepare some mid-week. Also, make enough at dinner so you have leftovers for lunch the next day.

I was originally planning on posting more of my own recipes and creating a casual menu with these recipes, but for now I’m going to link up to similar versions of what I make so you can start incorporating healthy meals into your schedule right away!

 

Breakfast

First off, breakfast. I am going to share a few recipes that you can make in advance and eat throughout the week. Pick two of the recipes below and make on the weekend to have throughout the week and mix in with a breakfast of greek yogurt and fresh fruit or smoothies:

1. Baked Oatmeal – my modifications would be to use fruit of choice (banana, blueberries, etc.) and add some egg whites, as well as flax seed and vanilla protein powder. Chocolate chips are definitely optional!

2. Egg Muffins – These are so easy to make, no set recipe needed. Mix up eggs, egg whites if you’d like, and whatever chopped veggies and meat (ham or turkey sausage work great) you have on hand. Mini muffins or full size, they reheat great and are a perfect grab and go option! Variation…cook eggs in a ham or turkey bacon ‘cup’.

3. Overnight Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats – These are delicious and my kids love it too! Just reheat with a little milk. You could also try a crock-pot steel cut oat recipe, but I have heard they can get a little mushy if cooked for more than six hours.

4. Protein Waffles – Make these ahead on the weekend and keep in the freezer. Just pop in the toaster and top with some greek yogurt and sliced fruit (or make them as protein pancakes if you don’t have a waffle maker!)

5. Green Smoothies or protein smoothies. you can put most or all of your ingredients in the blender and store in the fridge overnight. Just add the frozen items in the morning and blend! These are great to have as a snack later in the day too, just double your batch so you have enough for later.

Also, check out my post on breakfast for some quick and easy breakfasts to mix in with the above ones if you want some more variety.

 

Lunch

Lunch usually involves a bit less make-ahead for me because I usually eat my lunch at home, but I know many of you are eating at work or on the go. The same concept of planning ahead will help you not be tempted by the drive-through! Making a few things in advance that you can eat throughout the week will save you a ton of time (and money). Also, be sure to utilize leftovers when you can! Soup is my favorite for that, but left over meat can easily be added to salad or served with veggies for a quick and easy lunch.

1. Turkey Taco Soup – (see below) Make a pot of this on the weekend or in the beginning of the week for dinner. This recipe can also be made in the crock-pot to keep it even simpler.

2. Roasted chicken or grilled steak with salad (or use dinner left-overs!) – Roast some chicken in the oven with some of your favorite salt free seasoning on it (ie Mrs Dash). I prefer bone-in chicken breast for more flavor and because it’s less expensive. Or marinate some flank steak…grill and slice it for the week! Serve with salad or cut up veggies. By preparing your salad and/or veggies in advance it makes it easy to throw together your lunch before. One step further, is to pre-package 2-3 of your lunches and keep them in the fridge.

3. Lettuce wraps with turkey and hummus – no recipe, but take some large lettuce leaves, and layer with sliced turkey, hummus and tomatoes. Serve with cut up veggies and some fruit!

4. Frittata – If you don’t have eggs for breakfast, these are great for lunch. Make a large pan of it and just slice and serve throughout the week.  Be sure to include lots of veggies and eggs and/or egg whites! Add some salad or fruit on the side and you are set.

 

Dinner

Using your crock-pot will definitely help make dinner prep so much easier. I will often put all my ingredients in the crockpot the night before and put in the fridge…that way all I need to do is put it in the crockpot and turn on in the morning. That said, I don’t use mine for much beyond soups or shredded pork. 🙂 Many of our dinner are roasted or grilled meat (pork tenderloin, salmon, chicken, turkey or lean steak) with veggies and a salad, which are pretty quick and easy to prepare. Here’s a few other ideas to round out your dinner meal options.

1. Shredded pork in the crockpot – No set recipe…just add water, a quartered onion, some bay leaves and spices of choice (ie. chile powder, pepper, cumin, etc. Or a jar of salsa! Try avoid taco seasoning mixes as they are mostly sodium). Serve with corn tortillas or lettuce wraps with lime, avocados, lettuce and tomatoes. Tastes great over a salad too.

2. Turkey Stuffed Peppers – You can always added cooked quinoa or brown rice as well, or serve on the side. These are easy to make ahead, cook and pop in the fridge or freezer…pull out and reheat!

3.  Honey Sesame Chicken – I have heard rave reviews about this recipe…and love that it’s made in the crockpot. She has so many great recipes on her site! Serve with brown rice or lettuce wraps

4.  Turkey Taco Soup – have this for dinner with all the fixing, and then use the leftovers for lunch!

5. Turkey or chicken meatballs with tomato sauce and spaghetti squash – a healthy twist on a classic! Pre-buy meatballs to make this an even easier dish to prepare. I add a ton of veggies like onions, mushrooms, peppers and zucchini to my tomato sauce to get more veggies in (I always say…when in doubt, add more veggies!)

6. A layered chicken enchilada dish loaded with veggies (recipe coming soon for this one…image above)

Snacks

Pre-cutting some fruit and veggies and having them in the fridge means you are more likely to grab those over some less healthy options. I also try to fit in snacks that contain protein…I find they help keep me from getting hungry too quickly.

1. Apples with almond or peanut butter

2. Veggies with hummus (roasted red pepper is my favorite!)

3. Smoothies…I love having a green smoothie when I feel like I need some more fruits and veggies in my day, or my chocolate/banana (or cherry) flax smoothie after a workout.

4. A thin crisp cracker (like Wasa or Kavli) with some Laughing Cow cheese

5. Cottage cheese with a bit of low sugar jam

6. Greek yogurt with berries or banana (almond butter is a great addition to this!)

7. Turkey pepperoni

 

I hope this post is helpful, and will help you to incorporate healthy eating into your busy week! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment or use the contact form above. 🙂

April 2, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Lynette - Great post! I often wonder if I would eat as healthy as I do if I was working full time. Most days I prep dinner slowly throughout the day… But these ideas are great!!

Exercise….Where to start?

My posts have been mostly food related so far, but I thought it was time to post something fitness related. Some of you reading this might be already fairly active and in good shape, but I know that some of you are probably just like me a year and a half ago…out of shape and knowing that you needed to start exercising, but not really sure where to start*. I kind of jumped into the deep end with my exercise classes (I tend to be an all or nothing kind of girl), but I know that this doesn’t work for everyone, so I thought I would share some different exercises you can do to get your heart pumping!

– One of the easiest and most inexpensive workouts is walking/hiking. All you need is a good pair of comfortable running shoes and you are set. Even if you start with 15 minutes a day, just getting outside and moving your body will feel good! There are lots of different ways to make walking challenging and fun: Make goals to increase your speed and distance. Find fun new places to go walking. Find someone to walk with (it makes the time fly by). Walk hills! Take your kids and have them bike or rollerblade. Walk the dog!

Running is often a natural progression from walking. You might start incorporating some running into your walks to get your heart working a little harder. I have heard great things about various Couch to 5K programs, which are geared to get you from walking to running a full 5K in a set amount of time by walking/running intervals. A great way to ease into running that will help increase your stamina and endurance. Sign up for a race to keep you running regularly! I did my first 5K last year, and this year I’m hoping to run my first 10K. 🙂

– Swimming is a great low impact workout if you’re dealing with some injuries. Aquasize is another great low impact exercise done in the pool. I enjoyed doing this through my first pregnancy, and was always amazed at how good of a workout it really was. Swimming is pretty inexpensive as well…a decent swimsuit and perhaps a swim cap is all you’ll need. I know that our local rec centers even have adult swimming lessons that can help you work on your swim strokes (This is on my list to do one day soon!). They also have $2 swims in the evening….so check out your local pool to see what they offer.

Biking is a great way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, or if you prefer, indoors on a stationary or spin bike. I have done spin classes regularly over the last year and love it. Next to the HIT classes I attend, and running, it is the best sweat-inducing/fat-burning exercise and I love that there is no foot impact. I really like that you can continue to increase your resistance to make your workout more challenging.

– If you are a member at the gym, classes are a great way to try a variety of different exercises. A lot of rec centers also offer classes without requiring a gym membership. Our gym offers strength training, zumba, spin and more, so many options and a good way to find out what types of exercise you enjoy.

– Yoga is another workout that always surprises me with how good of a workout it really is. There are lots of different types of yoga, including hot yoga (Bikram) which has been popular over the last few years. A great way to increase your flexibility and I love the calmness of yoga. Check out your local yoga studios to see what’s available!

– Weight training is going to change your body. I know girls are always scared that if they lift weights they are going to bulk up and become manly. Trust me, it’s pretty darn hard for us ladies to get big and bulky! Muscle takes up less space than fat, and is going to shape and slim your body, in addition to burn more calories for you throughout the day. I will probably go more in-depth on this topic in the future, but in the meantime, pump some iron! 🙂

– Working out with a personal trainer is a great way to get one-on-one and set up a personalized program for you. I like to fit in a few one-on-ones with my trainer every few months so that we can work on my weak spots and focus on specific goals. Even if you just do a few sessions to get you started, I highly recommend it!  I know some gyms will give a free or discounted session when you sign up and can help you put together an exercise program that works for you. My trainer keeps me motivated and on track, and has been worth every penny! 🙂

– Team sports are fun, and it can be a great way to meet new people as well. Find out what leagues are local from anything to soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, rowing, etc. I have tried both rowing (loved it!) and dragon boating (not so much!) but both were a a great experience and I was proud of myself for going outside of my comfort zone.

– Crossfit. This is pretty intense…if you haven’t been doing much working out this may not be the best place to start. But, if you have been working out and looking for a new challenge, be sure to check it out. I know our local Crossfit has free drop in classes so you can see what it’s like.

– Family activities! The sky is the limit here. Grab a friend, spouse or kid(s) (whether they are your own kids, nephews/nieces or grandchildren) doing something active is even more fun with someone else . We love hiking as a family, going to the local pool to swim, bowling, going for walks, hopscotch, jump rope, skiing, snow-shoeing, biking, playing on the monkey bars, rock climbing (just did this a few weeks ago and loved it!), paint balling, canoeing, walking the dog, paddle boarding and more. So many fun things to do!

– Then there are workout videos. There really are so many options out there! Jillian Michaels, P90X, Insanity, and TurboFire are some popular DVDs you can purchase, but there are so many out there that are everything from cardio workouts, to dance, pilates, weight training, yoga and so on. Check your local library too for DVD’s. The benefit is being able to do these workouts in the comfort of your own home.

Online workouts abound. There are so many free workouts out there that you can do! From apps on your phone (ie NikeFit) to quick 15 minute workouts on Pinterest, there are thousands of different options. Pick a few and do one every day or two. Fitness magazines also devote much of their magazine to different workouts. Tear them out and bring them to the gym! Also, websites like Bodybuilding.com have full workout programs (including eating plans too if you want them) and I love that they show pictures and videos of all the different weight lifting moves!

 

So, as you can see, there really are so many different options out there, and I know there are more than a few I didn’t mention. Don’t let the options overwhelm you though. Pick one or two things that sound interesting, convince a friend to come along and give them a try for a few weeks! Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Sign up for a 5K race, or if you’re feeling really ambitious…a sprint triathalon! Nothing like a goal to train for to keep you motivated and on track. 🙂 It might take a bit of time to find the right exercise(s) for you, but i can guarantee you that there’s something out there that you will love. With so many options, there’s no reason to hate exercising.

Getting your body moving and your heart pumping will be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Sweating is good for you, and you will be amazed at the benefits you will start to feel. In addition to becoming more toned and fit and increasing my cardiovascular strength, I find that I sleep better, feel better and have more energy when I am working out regularly. Yes, you might be sore at first…but that means that your muscles are working and getting stronger. And if I can do it, I know that you can do it too (and even my trainer agrees with me on that one!). I have had lots of different challenges I’ve had to work through, and I’m pretty much the clumsiest and most uncoordinated person you know (which is why you’ll never catch me doing zumba!)…but I kept plugging along and seeing results and setting goals was the best way to keep me motivated. It gets easier, I promise!

I hope I gave you some ideas to get you started or to try something new. What are your favorite workouts to do?

 

* If you have some serious health issues or concerns, please be sure to check with your doctor before starting with any exercise program.

Energy Bites – a Quick Healthy Snack.

Last year we did a lot of hiking as a family between May and September, it was a perfect Sunday afternoon activity. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities (other than lounging and reading on the beach that is!). We would consult the Vancouver Trails website to find new hikes to do. It’s a great resource if you are local as it gives directions, notes, hike length, elevation gains, trail conditions, etc. If you are local, please share some of your favorite hikes to do!

I was super excited to knock some of these hikes off of my list:

The Chief

The Grouse Grind – can’t wait to do this one again this year and beat my time! Let me know if you want to join me 🙂

Lindeman Lake

Sasamat Lake

A few more challenging hikes on my list (in addition to some more family friendly ones) for this year are:

Mt. Cheam

Joffre Lakes

Elk Mountain

Anyways, all this hiking talk is making me look forward to more hiking this year! It also leads to one of my favorite snacks to take along hiking. For hiking I am looking for a nutrient and energy dense snack that doesn’t take up a lot of room in my bag. The less I have to carry, the better! Tim and the kids like these too fortunately and they are a family favorite. They are super easy to whip up, but to give them enough time to firm up, it’s best to make them at least a few hours (or if you are wanting to freeze them,  see note below) or a day in advance. This recipe is very forgiving and can easily be adjusted to your personal tastes. ie: Don’t have cocoa nibs? Just add a few more nuts or some chocolate chips.

 

Energy Bites

1 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter) *

1.5 cups oats (I used a mix of oatmeal and quinoa flakes)

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup cocoa nibs

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

2 tbsp cacoa powder (or cocoa powder)

3 tbsp coconut ribbons or shredded (unsweetened)

 

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. You may need to add more peanut butter if you need a bit more liquid sticking power, or more oats if it isn’t thick enough.

2. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.

3. Roll into balls and refrigerate.

4. Enjoy!

 

– Tip: freeze before you go hiking…this will help to keep them from falling apart!

– Other ingredients to add: hemp hearts, protein powder, dried fruit (without added sugar), chocolate chips and/or other chopped nuts such as walnuts, pecans or cashews.

 

* I was shocked when I started reading ingredient labels and saw all the stuff that they put into peanut butter…sugar, hydrogenated oils, etc. Definitely stick to natural peanut butter!

March 25, 2013 - 12:03 am

Jacoba - Thanks for the website – we’re starting to do more hiking and are looking forward to trying a lot of those! I’d love to do that Joffre Lakes one – wish I had known about it when we were in that area!

March 25, 2013 - 6:52 am

Anne - Mt Cheam is my favourite hike!! It’s so beautiful in the meadows…
This recipe is very similar to one I have – great tip to freeze them.

March 25, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Hannah - The first part of the Baden Powell Deep Cove to Lynn Valley is pretty family friendly with a great view from the big rock. A little playtime on the beach after is a good reward. I haven’t done the whole way to Lynn Valley yet.

April 2, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Heather M. - I made these today and we all LOVE them. Super easy to make too. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. We’ll definitely be making lots this summer. 🙂

April 20, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Karrie E - Made these – found them a bit pricey at first but it makes a lot – and they are delish – might take a bit to get used to for some, but they give me a “chocolate” fix and I cannot stop eating them =)