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I am a momma-to-be, a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Eat Clean Giveaway!

Pin It Hey, peeps!!! A HUGE thank you to everyone who commented on my last post about dumb things people say to pregnant women- you have all made me feel sane for wanting to punch so many people in the box face! Today, I bring you a fabulous contest brought to you by the Eat Clean Dream Team!

You'll recall my obsession with clean eating, and my idol, Tosca Reno here and here.

The ridiculously amazing folks at Eat Clean sent me the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook to review and give away back in March- and yes, I am just getting around to giving it away now.

I needed some alone time with Tosca. Don't hate.
Why? Well, I was newly pregnant and feeling totally off. Cooking was the LAST thing on my mind- in fact, as many of you can sympathize, looking at food would sometimes completely put me off of wanting to eat it. I would make a huge pot of Tosca's Butternut Squash or Lentil Soup, or gnaw on toast, popsicles, and bagels until I began to feel like myself again. This happened about a month ago! 

Once my appetite was back (um... with a vengeance) I tore into this bad boy like no tomorrow. Some of my favourites of the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook thus far include Sweet Potato Picnic Salad (I made this for my fam the other day and they loved it!), the Souper Cleanse, Chana Dal, Red Lentil Dal with Spinach, Broccoli Potato Gratin.... um, I could go on. 

There is an entire section with one-pot meals and savoury soups- my absolute favourite to make in bulk and store for leftovers- I shrieked when I saw this! Then, I thought about how to be cool, as if Tosca was here in front of me. I then slyly said, "great idea, Tosc" and closed the book, delighted at the new nickname I created for my idol. Tosc. Totally cool.  

This book is for Vegans, all types of Vegetarians, Pescatarians (those who eat mostly vegetarian but include fish), or those who just love good food that happens to not have meat- and many of the recipes can be easily adapted to be gluten-free as well. 

Along with my revived appetite in my second trimester of pregnancy came my fierce cravings for chocolate. Was there anything I could do, besides eating a King Sized Twix Bar? As I do often, I thought of Tosc.

What Would Tosca Reno Do?
Well, here's what she would do. 

She would round up those chocolate cravings, look them in the eye, and find a delicious, clean, and healthy way to kick some serious ass. Then, she'd turn to me and say "Way to go, K!" You see, Tosc and I both have cool short-form names for each other. That's how we roll.

I bring you: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Backpack Kisses.... from the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook! Pretty sure Tosca named these after me. Just saying.

Ingredients needed!

YUM! No bake and FULL of good stuff like hemp seed, flaxseed,  and of course... chocolate!
Ridiculous, delicious, and easy- a way to drop kick chocolate cravings and be healthy about it!

You can WIN your own copy!

You can WIN your own copy of the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook by cooking up one of three recipes to share: 

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Backpack Kisses
2. Tricolour Pasta
3. Seven Citrus Salad

All these recipes are perfect for summertime! You can enter one of two ways: 

1. By blogging about the recipe you tried and linking to the Eat Clean team!
2. By making any of the above recipes, taking a photo and sharing your photo to the Eat Clean Diet's Facebook Page or Twitter Account!

Good luck! I will be able to see if you entered by checking Eat Clean's Facebook or Twitter pages (it would be great if you could tag me in the post (using www.facebook.com/fitinheelsblog or www.twitter.com/fit_in_heels), but if you do a blog post, please comment below with your link so I can add you to the entries and give you a shout out on my Facebook and Twitter!

You have one week to give it a try, and you can be entered up to three times, if you make all three recipes! Winner will be announced Thursday, August 16th!