WATCH OUT, HOLIDAY FOOD!

Holidays are fast approaching & soon we will be attending countless dinner parties & eating tons of food. This means lots of calories & little time for the gym in between. Here are three easy tips to follow in order to avoid extra weight gain during the holidays without depriving myself. 1- Pre-holidays: There are still 2 weeks left before Christmas and it’s the perfect time to hit the gym as often as possible & instead of reaching for that greasy burger, opt for a healthy salad: 2-During the holidays eating habits: The day you will be having a dinner party, have a very light breakfast &…

GIFTS FOR THE GENTS

  #1: Playstation 4: As soon as a new console makes an appearance, men jump on it! At first, I didn’t understand the obsession, I mean the Playstation 3 is just as good isn’t it ? But then my bf explained that consoles only come out every 7 years – a lot of anticipation can be built up in such a long time. Besides, men think of new electronics just like women think about clothes. Can’t take that away from them, and if it makes them happy, why not? It’s expensive, so I would suggest it only if you have…

GIFTS FOR THE LADIES

  I cannot contain my excitement! This week’s posts are all about Christmas and buying gifts is my favorite part. What I don’t like about Christmas shopping is the crowded malls, so I decided to do it differently this year & I suggest the same to you: outsmart everyone and get your Christmas shopping done early! Then sit back, relax & enjoy the holiday atmosphere :) I really want to help you achieve this goal, so I did some research and came up with 15 really cool gifts any girl would love. Regardless of your budget, there is something in here for you!   #1…

HOLIDAY COOKIES

  Recipe: https://sites.google.com/site/hungryhousewifeprinterversion/cut-out-sugar-cookies-and-icing I have been browsing Pinterest & magazines for ideas on what to bake for the Christmas dinner parties I will be hosting this year & I found these adorable pastel cookies that I will be baking next week to bring over to a friends gathering. I love the pastel colors, but if you prefer the traditional red, green & white cookies, you can easily use different icing dyes. You can also have fun with the shapes – Christmas trees, snowmen, or even hearts, why not? I think these will impress my guests & will make great stocking stuffers as well for my co-workers &…

APPETIZERS

Tomato canapés Are you having friends over tonight & rushing to prepare dinner?  Well, if you’re anything like me, you want things to be perfect but fast. Unfortunately fast & perfect don’t always go hand in hand! Also, I like to give my guests a healthy appetizer, especially if lasagna is the main course. I have two recipes for appetizers I would like to share with you ladies to elevate some of the burden. The 1st one is something I just threw together when I was rushing the other day for a second dinner in a row that I was…

LA CHAMPAGNERIE

  The experience: Have you ever cut a bottle of champagne with a saber? It’s one of those experiences you feel excited, scared & intrigued about! That’s how I felt when I 1st tried it. What a sense of accomplishment when you do it right the 1st time & the champagne is drinkable! If you’re looking for a trendy place for a 5@7, look no further – La Champagnerie is the newest hot spot in Old Montreal. The good music, the dim lighting & the overall hip atmosphere lure in the crowds. If you don’t make a reservation, especially for larger groups, you…

25 RIDICULOUSLY HEALTHY FOODS

We make bad food choices all the time. We pick up coffee & muffins in the morning at a cafe next door, we grab quick lunched loaded with calories, and we have late night dinners. We all know it’s not healthy, but we do it anyway! Sometimes it’s b/c we’re running late, and other times b/c we’re either misinformed or we just simply don’t care. I came across this blog entry on Pinterest and I really wanted to share it with you girls! The list is filled with foods that are not only good for you but also quite delicious. So think twice before grabbing that piece of cake, and…