Sunday, 20 September 2015

Skinny Teatox- Quest Bar Giveaway!

Hi Friends! <3

I know it has been a while since I have posted on my blog, but I thought that I would mention an amazing contest for you all.

Do you remember my post way back when, when I gloated over my first ever purchase of Quest bars?

Yeah, well I am still incredibly in love with them. In fact, I think my love grew stronger and I've become a....Quest Addict. There, I said it.

Skinny Teatox is graciously holding a contest to win 18 BOXES of Quest bar PLUS their entire line of Skinny Teatox products!!

Can you tell how excited I am yet? Imagine....Laying in a bed of 18X12 Quest Bars <3 (Yup, that's what I would do)

Anyways, you have a ton of chances to enter into their contest. Click on this link to be directed directly to their web site, and while you're there you can check out their own line of amazing products!


Monday, 23 June 2014

Puppies & Cauliflower Pizza

Hi friends!

This little gal has officially been adopted into the family!

Meet Callie.

Just look at that little fluff ball!

I can hear you all right now..."Awww" "So Cute"

You're welcome for that moment of sweetness & innocence.

Although she's super adorable and I love her to bits, she is quite the ball of energy that keeps my hands full.

Potty training is taking its toll...If anyone has any tips on housetraining your new puppy, I'd appreciate any tips :)

If you haven't checked your calendars, it's officially summer!

I don't know what it is about summer, but I always seem to have a health kick.

There are so many fruits and vegetables in season, and the fact that you will most likely be bearing your arms and legs at some point is a little intimidating. So why not stick to those fruits and veggies? 

I would definitely not consider myself "bikini ready". I don't know about you, but it isn't until summer actually BEGINS that I work out hard and master my green smoothie recipes. 

There are so many creative recipes out there that can incorporate all of your favourite fruits and vegetables. That's my favourite part of it all.

Recently, I visited a friend and we mastered the "Cauliflower Pizza".

You heard it right! No more "Carby" pizza made with white processed flour leaving you bloated only after one slice.

It's gluten free, can easily be altered to be vegan, and it is HEALTHY...Depending on your toppings ;) 

The best part is that I ate half this pizza without feeling guilty at all, AND it was satisfying!

Cauliflower Pizza

Serves 2-4 


For the Crust
2 Cups Pulsed or Grated Cauliflower (About 3/4 to a full head of cauliflower)
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Large Eggs
1-2 TBSP Oregano
1 TBSP Parsley
1 TBSP Ground Flaxseed (Whole flaxseed will work fine)
Dash of Pepper
Dash of Salt (optional)

*NOTE* These are the toppings for my specific pizza. Be as creative as you'd like and top it off how you desire! :)

1/2 Sliced Zucchini
1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 Cup Chopped Bell Pepper
1/2 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
1/3 to 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce


1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Grate or pulse cauliflower until it is all shredded into a fine "rice like" texture. Add to a medium mixing bowl. 

3. Add cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, parsley, flaxseeds and eggs to the grated cauliflower. Mix all ingredients together. 

4. Spray a pizza pan or baking tray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. (Any type of oil should work or parchment paper if you do not have cooking spray on hand)

5. Evenly press the cauliflower mix onto the pan and put in the oven for approximately 15 minutes (Do not let the edges become brown quite yet).

6. Take the crust out of the oven and lower temperature to 300F.  

7. Dress your pizza with your desired toppings. I started with my tomato sauce, followed by my veggies and then sprinkled with a small amount of cheese.

8. Place pizza back in the oven until the cheese is melted or the edges start to brown.

9. Take that delicious looking pizza out of the oven and slice into desired pieces.


*Don't forget to turn off your oven ;) Nobody wants a fire hazard*

If you don't follow me already, I post a lot of my food and creations on Instagram (@betterlivingxoxo) :)

I will start to post small recipes on there while still keeping up with this blog.

Hope everyone has a fantastic week!

~XoXo Britt

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Little Life Box Review

Hi friends! :)

So I've been having a monthly visiter ever since January 2014.

And no, not THAT kind of monthly visiter! ;)

I actually get excited when this monthly visiter arrives at my doorstep the first week of every month! 

Little Life Box

Little Life Box is a monthly subscription box that promotes many healthy products for only $19.99 CAD plus $3 shipping! 

They pack their boxes full healthy, organic, and ecological products every month for their customers to try.

Some products are full size, while others are just samples. However, you definitely get more than what you're paying for. 

For me personally, I love shopping for organic whole foods and healthy snacks. I often shop at a variety of health food stores for my groceries. However, being a student on a VERY tight budget, I often purchase the same foods in fear of wasting my money on products that I do not enjoy. Because let's be honest, a lot of the healthy brands out there a not cheap!

This is where little life box comes in. For such a great price I get to try so many amazing products that I've either never heard of or I've really wanted to try.

What I also love about Little Life Box is that you can do a one month payment with NO commitment. This is the option I opted for in January. After being extremely satisfied I chose the 3 month plan till April and renewed for another 3 month plan! (I would have done a 6 month plan but I will be moving back to school in 4 months).

What was in this month's box?

  • Camino Fair Trade Chocolates (110g assortment of 12 chocolates) $13.99
  • Deep River Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (28g snack bag) $2.25
  • Might Leaf Tea (3 Varieties-I've received this tea in a previous box and LOVED them all) $3.95
  • Ener-C Effervescent Powdered Drink Mix (3 single serving varieties) $1.69
  • Brad King's Ultimate Calorie Burn (Full size bottle- I will need to research this product before I would consider taking it) $49.95 !
  • Natura Cappuccino Soy Beverage (200mL) $1.16
  • Maison Orphee Unrefined Toasted Sesame Oil (50mL-First cold-pressed) $2.34
  • Pure-le Natural Liquid Greens Mint (45mL bottle) $1.12
  • Efffi Gold Exclusive Emulsion for Smooth & Radiant Skin (2mL sample) $2.99 (This stuff is $74.99 for a 50mL bottle! Holy Moly!)
  • Sow Good 2 in 1 Natural Face & Body Polish (10mL sample) $0.36
  • Sumatran One Coffee Keurig Capsule (2 capsules) $1.67
  • GoGo Quinoa Puffed Cereals Cocoa (1 full serving packet-Been wanting to try this for FOREVER) $0.75
Estimated Total Cost: $82.22

As you can see, you get a lot of samples that range from healthy food products to skin care products. A lot of these brands are high quality and you definitely get more bang for your buck! I can still be a student on a tight budget while living in luxury ;)

I have yet to be disappointed from a box! I seriously love Little Life Box :D

I would definitely recommend signing up for Little Life Box. Like I said, you can go to their website and do a one month subscription without any commitment. But I warn you that you will love it and be addicted after that one month ;P

Hope the rest of your week is as fabulous as you!

~XoXo Britt