Healthy Homemade Turtles

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Turtles! These were my husbands favourite chocolates pre-Eat2Run days. So this year (finally!!) I figured it’s high time I recreated them for him. It’s actually pretty crazy how similar in taste they are to the ‘real’ thing – the creamy caramel centre over the crunchy pecans and covered by rich chocolate. Only I’d like to argue these are more appropriately called …

Cacao: Good for Your Heart & Running Performance

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With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought we might talk about something commonly associated with this day — chocolate. Well, raw chocolate that is – raw cacao, which is really just a fancy way of saying cocoa. Or maybe it’s the ‘official’ way of saying it. After all, the small evergreen tree where chocolate comes from is called …

6 Delicious (Runner Approved) Desserts

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I just ate some chocolate. The reason I feel compelled to make this confession? That would be because I’ve spent the past 5 weeks not eating ANY chocolate or desserts (you’ll recall the beach body article I wrote?). Now, I’m not here to tell you that chocolate and sugar is healthy (well the cacao is… the sugar – not so …

Tis the Season to… Run or Eat Chocolate?

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The Health Benefits of Chocolate During the holiday season we can find ourselves bombarded with chocolate. It’s at the office, we receive it as gifts, we find it at parties. At a holiday luncheon last week I was presented with a scrumptious dark chocolate terrine after the main course. So what’s the deal with chocolate? Will it slow us down in our running? …