We Love That With Kay! – Ziplining in Whistler

Ziplining. Sounds a lot of fun, right? Not only does it sound fun, it’s absolutely auh-mah-zing 🙂

Kay was out and about the other day ziplining in Whistler. How was it? Did she enjoy it? Let’s hear it straight from her.

What: Superfly Ziplines
Where: 211 – 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler BC,V0N 1B4

Entering Whis’ is like entering a whole new country—the landscape, the people,the feel, the everyday everything is so different. I love it!

Undoubtedly, Whistler is the home of extreme sports. Besides your usual winter activities, Whistler is a place for ziplining. As a matter of fact (and I literally found this out the other day), Whistler is home to the tallest and the longest zipline in all of Canada.

Let’s cue an “Ooh” in unison.

My girlfriend and I decided to go ziplining on a whim. And, because of a Groupon. We wanted to do at least one winter activity (other than boarding or skiing), and lo and behold, a discount was available for ziplining so we took it. We took it with our bare hands and made it into something special.

My few pieces of advice for you before we begin:

  1. Do not be late. They will leave without you. They do not care. We left Vancouver around 12:30PM (yes, we’re aware we were pushing it) and we ended up having to meet the group at the actual mountain instead of the home office in Whistler Village. We were those people.
  2. Don’t wear Uggs. They have zero traction to snow. You will fall! (because I did)
  3. It wasn’t as cold as we thought it’d be, so wearing a thick pair of tights and combat boots/runners would have been completely fine at this time of year. Again: no need for Ugg boots.
  4. If you have a GoPro, bring it. Superfly Ziplines provides helmets that are GoPro compatible and you get fantastic footage of snow-capped mountains, greenery on greenery, valleys filled with nature, yourself screaming etc.
  5. Get pumped because it is a wicked experience. There’s only four ziplines so get confident and get comfy to take full advantage of all four!

Our guides were so helpful and professional. They knew their stuff to the tee and added a little dry humour to it—a great combination for an activity that may or may not freak you out. There are a total of four ziplines that go from the tallest, the longest, the steepest, and then one that takes you back to home base/takes a lovely photo of you as a souvenir for home.

Zipline numero uno was amazing. So you’re at the forefront of the tallest zipline in Canada, and despite the spring equinox, you’re surrounded by snow and a bit of a chill. The view is freaking stunning and you’re about 650 feet up in the air. Yikes but so exciting at the same time! This one was by far the most beautiful zipline, and duh, you are flying with the birds at this point. Enjoy the view!

Zipline numero dos was long and hard (that’s what she said) Oh, I am kidding about the hard part. Ziplining is easy peasy because your guides strap you in, keep you safe, and are really good at what they do. But yes, this one was the longest zipline—cross your ankles and become as aerodynamic as possible to really enjoy zipping down to Point B.

The steepest zipline in all of Canada is also the most fun. Think rollercoaster drop. My friend and I were known as the loudest people in the group at this point because we were screaming our heads off at every step of the way, while everyone else remained cool as a cucumber. Screaming makes it more exciting FYI.

The last zipline gives you the opportunity to take a romantic picture—it’s the only zipline in Canada where you can hold hands. Very cute. My girlfriend and I held hands throughout most of it. It kind of felt like she was going to pull my arm out of its socket—but all good, we got our picture and it is cute as hell, as we intended it to be.

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Obvs, we had to hit up Cow’s for some ice cream. I got Birthday Cake (frosting + birthday cake batter) because I’m a huge fan of anything rainbow sprinkles/funfetti involved. On the other hand, my friend got Wowie Cowie and Mint Chocolate Chip. We also had dinner at El Furniture Warehouse because where else would you go?

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All in all, Whistler is definitely a new fav. We are already planning our next trip up! How about you?

 

Make it a Happy New Year!

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The parties were fun, the food was delicious and the gifts were fantastic. With these, the Holiday Season of 2015 came to an end. Along with it, ended another fabulous year.
2015 was a great year for Team Daily and we are hoping 2016 is going to be even better.

Just as the New Year starts, one of the words that you get to hear here, there and everywhere is resolution!

My New Year’s Resolution is to do this, do that, accomplish this, accomplish that and so on and so forth. We, at Team Daily, do not believe in resolutions. We believe in goals. With the end result in mind, we start working towards it. Actually, more than the result, we enjoy the journey. It is the simple things in life that we like and appreciate. A smile from your co-worker, a cheerful greeting from a stranger, a scrumptious home-made meal, early morning sunshine, things like these just make every day a little different, a little more happier.

How are you going to be happy this year? Struggle to achieve the resolutions? No! Instead, make little changes to a healthier and happier you.

As a Team, below are some changes that we are looking to make in our daily lives this year. We suggest, you try these, too. And, let us know what you think!

  • Walk – Walk whenever you can. Walk around the office, around the town, in the park, anywhere.
  • Stretch – Every now and then, get up stretch. Breathe in, breathe out and see the difference.
  • Smile – Smile. You do not know whose day you’ll make with that beautiful smile!
  • Talk – Talk about what we feel. Talk to someone instead of texting and messaging.
  • Connect – Connect with family, friends, colleagues. Isn’t life all about making connections?
  • Read – Read as many books possible. Informative magazines and newspapers count, too. Let’s start with a new book each month. What say?
  • Eat – Eat healthy. Not skip meals. Eat what the heart desires and not what someone suggested!
  • Drink – Drink lots of water. If you are not drinking enough water, keep a reminder to do so.
  • Balance – Try to give as much time to life as we do to work. There is more to life than the computer screen!
  • Dress well – Dress in a way that makes us feel the most comfortable and happy!
  • Worry Less – Things are never the same. Instead of worrying, let’s work to resolve the troubles.

Let us all trying incorporating these little changes to our lives to be a little more happier each day.

Of course, there are so many more things to discuss and change but let’s first take some baby steps.
The small changes are the ones that make bigger differences! On this note, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year with a Happier You! 🙂

We Love That! with Kay – F is for Fall and Fall is for Fashion – Part 2

Kay is back with another fashionable post. Yes, this time it is for the Gentlemen out there!

We’re personally stoked for Men’s Fall Fashion.

So long to pastel-coloured shorts, short-sleeve button-ups, and exposed ankles! Byeee to mirrored plastic frames and frat boy tanks!

The chilly weather brings out the frayed leather boots, the tailored wool coats, and our personal favourite—quirky patterned socks. If there’s something we love more than women’s fall fashion, it is men’s fashion. Funny enough, there are a lot of paralleled trends this year between men’s and women’s fashion. So there’s a chance you might just end up matchy-matchy with your significant other, and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Lo and behold, our compiled list of Men’s Fall Fashion Must-Have’s.

Adidas Sneakers
It is indeed the year of Stan Smith. Maybe it’s all thanks to Pharrell’s collab with the massive sneaker corporation, but this classic look has been very slightly revamped and brought back to life. They say trends come back every ten years—we’re not complaining at all!

Long Bomber Jackets
Long coats in general are in this year. Something about extended hemlines—and we mean extended, as in past your knees extended—is definitely trending for both sexes this year. A long bomber jacket is perfectly stylish and practical this year, as it comes with a hood, zippers, functioning pockets and all.

Blanket Scarves
Remember the last few winters when every girl was pulling out their blanket scarf? That Aritzia one that God forbid you toss into your washing machine due to its 100% wool composition? This year, blanket scarves are not just for the ladies. Our personal favourite isn’t so much asquareblanket scarf but a relatively large 100% wool one by Acne Studios. It’s called the Canada scarf—need I say more?

Turtlenecks
Like the long bomber jacket, stylish and practical.

50 Shades of…
Grey! There is so much grey on the runways. Grey suits, three-quarter length cashmere coats, wide trousers—everything. We find that grey is always a good colour to gravitate towards. It’s understated yet sophisticated, and definitely not as bold as an all-black look.

Layered Knits
Men’s fall fashion always means a good sweater—and a good sweater is always good. Find a particularly thin and comfy turtleneck and do it justice by throwing another sweater overtop. Rollneck sweaters are also applicable to this runway trend.

Baggy Trou’s
Just like how culottes surfaced the women’s fashion runways, baggy trousers are in for men. Forget skinny jeans—those are long gone. A lot of this season’s menswear pays tribute to 70’s suit styles, emphasizing a higher waist and audibly looser cut. Know anything about subversive culture? Think the Zoot suit and you’ll feel badass while simultaneously looking fly.

That’s all from Kay’s fashion desk today, stay warm y’all! 🙂

We Love That! with Kay – F is for Fall and Fall is for Fashion

Finally, fashion! Team Daily has been talking about food all along. Apart from food, we also talk to visiting places and our regular updates. However, we had missed out on one very important element that gets us all excited (because Team Daily holds different views about it), Fashion.

With Fall blessing us already, it is the perfect time to talk about dressing up and layering up. Gentlemen, you will be disappointed since this post is exclusively for the Ladies. Worry not, our next fashion blog post will be solely dedicated to you.

Kay is the house, again, to give our lovely ladies a round-up on Fall Fashion.

Goodbye, caramel tans, Daisy Dukes, and open-toed shoes! It’s that time of year where the air is getting crisper and our cheeks begin to flush at the change in temperature. It’s that time of year where the leather boots come out, the beautiful coats, and a hot coffee in hand.

Living in Vancouver, we’re bundled up 8 months out of the year. It only makes sense that we’ll be looking cute while doing so.

Flares
They’re making a comeback. If you’ve had a chance to look at H&M window displays as of late, you’ll notice that it’s all about the seventies. Flower prints, sunglasses Jackie Onassis would wear, and an onslaught of suede. The key to rocking flares? Opt for a pair that accentuates your waistline—as in, preferably a high-waisted pair.

Picture Credit - Glamour.com
Picture Credit – Glamour.com

 

Long Camel Coats
Literally our favourite trend of the season. Being in Paris last year, we scoured the designer second-hand shops for something long, something camel, and something belted.Et voilà, a mint-condition Escada coat was found. Looking to find your own vintage luxury items in Vancouver? Check out TheClosetYVR located on Carrall St.

Picture Credit - Cosmopolitan.com
Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

 

Chunky Knits
You probably already own this if you live in Vancouver. If you’ve got a turtleneck chunky knit sweater then you are ahead of the game this season. Turtlenecks were trendy last year and they’re defs hot this year. Tuck your hair into your turtleneck and get instantly snuggly.

Picture Credit - Cosmopolitan.com
Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

Flat Black Boots
Girl. These were hot last year and they’re here to stay. We love this trend because they combine style with practicality. Especially when Vancouver gets especially chilly—near icy conditions—these boots will hold down the fort. A.K.A. Don’t worry about tripping on wet leaves, black ice, or just some really wet pavement—because that happens to the best of us, right?

Picture Credit - Cosmopolitan.com
Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

 

Statement Earrings
Go big or go home.

Picture Credit - Cosmopolitan.com
Picture Credit – Cosmopolitan.com

Head-to-Toe Black
We find that this look to be ultra-chic and sophisticated. The fact that it’s monochromatic means that it’s slimming as well. #YeezyTaughtMe

Shearling
We love a good shearling coat. We’re not gonna lie—we were stoked to hear that shearling is trending again. As seen on Fall fashion runways as of late, big, oversized shearling coats are back in style. Besides looking like a badass who knows how to frolic in the wilderness, they are guaranteed to keep you warm.

Picture Credit - Glamour.com
Picture Credit – Glamour.com

That’s all from Kay. Keep warm, folks! 🙂

EcoLuxury with a Compassionate Heart

Amongst the hustle-bustle of the city, the endless lines and pending deadlines, the opportunity for convenience is truly music to hardworking ears.

How often does Team Daily talk about convenience? Always! However, we usually and always talk about food. But hey, we have heard you!

Living in a beautiful city like Vancouver, it is a must that you feel and look fabulous. Now, you would say that it is difficult to feel fabulous when so many others are buying the same pieces at the ‘it’ shops. We understand that and so have partnered up with THECloset YVR.

*Drum roll* Here is introducing our newest partner THECloset YVR (thee closet) which is an ecoluxury lifestyle boutique set to open this weekend in historical and uber-trendy Gastown.

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Picture Credit – THEClosetYVR

Hold on, THECloset YVR is not just another consignment boutique around the corner. THECloset YVR has a compassionate heart and point-of-view. You will be impressed and trust us, you will find yourself there soon.

What exactly makes us like THECloset YVR so much? Read on.

Partners Helen Siwak and Vladimiros Xanthopoulos with the guidance of their mentors Craig Patterson (Retail-Insider, Winston Collective) and lawyer & style writer Ritchie Po (KnotWerk By Ritchie Po) are bringing to you not a boutique – but ‘ecoluxury lifestyle’.

Picture Credit - THEClosetYVR
Picture Credit – THEClosetYVR

The ‘ecoluxury lifestyle’ concept is one that the pair believes will thrive in Vancouver given the city’s perpetual thirst for the “next big thing” and love of the environment.

‘Ecoluxury’ means that every garment, footwear and accessory will have passed through at least one set of hands (making it ecofriendly) and will have its high level of quality reflected in the designer label (luxury). The ‘lifestyle’ refers to all additional complementary products, including vegan grooming products, upcycled/recycled accessories, decorative homewares and artwork, created by artisans living in BC such as MeYouBody, Basic Design, Soap Rebel and Reclaimed Print.

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Picture Credit – THEClosetYVR

As Helen say, “We view ourselves not just as a resale boutique, but as an eco-shopping experience”. She further adds that “Our mission is to provide our clients with a wide range of the highest quality in luxury garments and the opportunity to be assisted by professional stylists in a welcoming atmosphere with value-added services and refreshments.” Sounds fancy but it basically means that the people working in the boutique are totally qualified to discuss what works for you and not just rehashing shopping mall clerk gibberish.

Unique designer fashion at unbelievable prices but not sure what to buy? Co-founder Helen will be there to help style you towards making great fashion decisions. And, if she is not around, you will be in the safe hands of professional stylist Dominique Hanke. Did we mention that they not only cater to the fashionista of Vancouver but also the suave gentlemen and the urban dandies of Gastown? No? Now you know!

While you will be busy choosing from the best ecoluxury collection in town, Miss Snickers – Head of Security – will be guarding the store and encouraging with cuteness people to shop and not just window shop. Didn’t we up the ‘AWW’ quotient a couple of notches higher with this?

Adorable Snickers! Picture Credit -THEClosetYVR
Adorable Snickers! Picture Credit -THEClosetYVR

Still not sure? Apart from shopping, you could also hang around, read some fashion magazines, get professional style advice and all this while sipping on some coffee (which is on-the-house, btw). You know, if it is shopping, it has to be about the deals, too.

Every Sunday, yes for 52 weeks, THECloset YVR will pay homage to a luxury designer born that week in history. Exclusive and one-of-a-kind pieces from classic designers – both living and dead. Hhmm, doesn’t get better than this, right?

But, wait. There is more. If you need more incentive THECloset YVR will have No Tax Tuesdays. You heard that right. No Tax! It is also on Tuesdays when the new items are hung. A Win-Win situation, we say.

And our favorite part, you could also arrange a private shopping party from 6pm-9pm on ‘Thoughtful Thursdays’! More details on it? You will have to visit THECloset YVR for that 😉

The best part is that if you have shopped for too much and for too long, Team Daily will drop your bags to your place while you could just hang around.

How convenient is that? Very. It is luxurious and yes, it has a very Big Heart. All this rightly sums up THECloset YVR.
THECloset YVR and Team Daily have lots of exciting things lined up for you so you better keep an eye on this space for more 🙂

The Curious Case of Cheryl’s Birthday!

Just when we all were focusing on build some muscle for the Summers, in came THE puzzle that is helping A LOT of people around the world build brain muscles!

Yes, yes, we are talking about the puzzle (Or the logical question?  Or is it the mathematical question?!)

We all know that women love to look younger and do not like (read, despise) revealing their age and Cheryl seems to be one Smart Woman!

Team DD loves challenges and when we read about the puzzle, we got our hands (or, should we say brains?) on it.

Below are the reactions of some of the DD team members while and after working on finding Cheryl’s birthday.

Caution – Some reactions might crack you up. Be Prepared!

Sal –

Albert, Bernard, Cheryl.

Bernard, Cheryl, Albert.

Cheryl, Albert, Bernard!

May, June, July, August.

June, July, August, May?!

GOD! When is MY birthday again?!Sal

Fez –

Cheryl? Cheryl’s Age? Other figures interest me! Net Profit and Gross Profit make more sense! 😉

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Tenzin –

I will!

Yes, I will!

I will find Cheryl’s…erm…What was I finding?

Tenzin

Jessie –

Cheryl’s age? I don’t care ‘cause I’m Sweet Sixteen forever!

Me

Tom –

What am I doing here?!

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Once we DO find Cheryl’s age, we will proceed with preparing for Dragon’s Den so please do not quiz us on this again 😉

 

Ah-So-Mushy, Ah-So-Roomy!

Hello Beautiful People! Enjoying the Sun? We are! (Don’t worry about the play-offs, Canucks will be fine!)

Been long since we discussed the Love of our lives. Yeah, c’mon, we meant it is been long since we have talked about food! 😉

Let us discuss something different different this time. How about mushrooms?!

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Picture credit – finecooking.com

Did you know that although mushrooms are classified as vegetables in the food world but it is actually under the fungi kingdom. Talking about the healthy aspects, mushrooms are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and calories. Also, these babies are rich in vitamins! They contain antioxidants and beneficial dietary fibers like chitin and beta-glucans that help prevent chronic disease. Mushrooms are not only healthy, they are also delicious in their own right.

Here are just some common types of mushrooms:

  1. White – these types have the mildest flavor and the most common to use in cooking.
  2. Portobello – up to 6 inches wide, quite big, and have steak-like taste
  3. Cremini – similar to white mushrooms but with deeper flavor

On a different note, mushroom allergy is pretty common so before you indulge in these goodies, make sure you are not allergic to them!

Here are some killer (metaphor, metaphor!) foods to try:

  1. Fettucini in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
  2. Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms
  3. Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Don’t we have a knack of adding even the most healthiest of foods to the most creamy, dreamy recipes?

Healthy options for those chiseled abs and cheekbones out there:

  1. Mushroom Salad (toss in all the healthy veggies, lean meat and voila! A perfect salad is ready. Just make sure not to add heavy dressings to this!)
  2. Mushroom Sandwiches (Ah! Our love for The sandwiches)
  3. Mushroom Omelette (Yes, add them to those eggs for an energizing meal!)

Looks like we have given you enough of mushy options to choose from for today’s meals. Eat well till we meet next! 🙂

Behind the Scenes at Daily’s Den for Dragon’s Den

Spring is here and Summer is near but these are not the seasons we are concerned with right now!

The only season we are concerned with is the Season 10 of CBC’s Dragon’s Den (You knew this was coming, didn’t you?! 😉 )

We are sure that by now you know that we have been preparing and counting days to the D-day (get it?!)

Since Team Daily is all about team-building, group-work and the community, we thought it would just be right for us to give you guys a sneak-peek into our preparations.

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Caution – The below preps are not your regular run-of-the-mill preps

Let us get started with the, hhmm, looks?!

Workout (Yes, they workout and how! Pumping hard to face the Dragons, you see!)

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Do stripes look better or should we choose plain shirts?! (We will have LOTS of ladies, erm, people watching us on National TV!)

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Blazer? Hoodie? This one or that one? (Colors do have an effect on your psychology!)

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The BOW-TIES!! Our hearts belong to the bowties.

This or That?!  (Our Boys will put their best bow-ties forward!)

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The Pitch! (Trust us, we are now pitching even in our dreams!)

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And now, The Numbers! (C’mon, that is confidential! 😉 )

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Ok, this amount of Behind-the Scenes information is enough for now 😀

We will be back soon with more, so stay tuned!

 

Top Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

If you’ve been good and listening to our last posts on a healthier lifestyle…well you know there are always cheat days (Yaaay! We heart cheat days! 😀 ). You deserve it! (But just every now and then though, okay?) We cannot keep our inner foodies in hiding for more than two days here at DD. So here is another cheesy post!

Top three places that we’ve tried (more like trucks) around town where you can max out your cheat day on some scrumptiously goud(a) (get it? :P) grilled cheese! In no particular order, let’s dive right in!

Taser Grilled Cheese (food truck)

No words can describe how in love we are with their grilled cheese sandwiches. DO NOT underestimate their cozy little truck, they produce huge flavours and good old hearty grilled cheese. Our personal favourite is So Gouda: gouda cheese entwined with our favourite bacon and some tangy apple slices to balance it all (mmmm!) Need we say more?!

Let’s be real, all their other sandwiches are just as good..so what are you waiting for? Run now (Yeah, burn those calories beforehand 😉 )

Picture Credit - Urbanspoon/ Vancity Noms
Picture Credit – Urbanspoon/ Vancity Noms

 

Mom’s Grilled Cheese (Yes, another food truck!)

The grilled cheese here taste as home-y as the name of this truck sounds! The Jackson 3 is at the top of our list. What is better than mixing three different cheeses? Nothing, Ab-so-lutely Nothing! Moms always have a knack for knowing what’s best, so we definitely do advise you to go try some for yourself ASAP!

Picture Credit - Urbanspoon/ FoodPunk
Picture Credit – Urbanspoon/ FoodPunk

 

Burgoo (Finally, not a truck!)

After a long work day hustling and bustling about, what better way to relax than with a bowl of tomato soup and a classic grilled cheese? With the relaxing Burgoo ambiance, get yourself seated and enjoy unwinding with a pleasant meal. You really can’t go wrong here!

Picture Credit - Urbanspoon/ Foodobyte
Picture Credit – Urbanspoon/ Foodobyte

By now, we are sure that you are in food heaven just thinking about these delicacies. So, here is to an amazing and fulfilling day ahead, CHEESE! 😉

 

Happy Fit Weekend, Vancouver!

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Picture credit – myfoodvoice.me

We hope that you have read our previous Blog on Getting Fit and ready for Summer (Yeah, yeah we know why you want to get fit specifically for the summers! 😉 )

If you have not then what are you waiting for? Check that out, too!

And, coming to this blog, as we were talking earlier, there are a lot of popular “diets”, and more so… how to’s, and the recipes to these diets are easily available through the Internet (clap! clap! Good Job, Internet!). There are also nutrition plans available through books and online. Again, just a quick reminder that each person’s diet does not have to be necessarily the same, and a lot has to be taken into consideration such as allergies, body type, etc. before you begin any kind of diets and/ or workout regimes.

Here, we only suggest you some recipes which you can try but make sure to have your balanced meals always!

So, some popular diets include Vegetarian, Vegan, and Paleo diets. Now, as some of you may not be aware of, there is actually a difference between being Vegetarian and Vegan. Though we won’t get into the details, some vegetarians consume dairy products and eggs while vegans tend to entirely exclude animal products from their diet. On the other hand, Paleo diet revolves around a “basic” diet where food originally comes from hunting, and it eliminates grain and legume consumption. A lot of people are now moving towards healthy lifestyles by combining these healthy diets with their workout or training routines.
(Vintage fashion, Old music, Aged wine, Old diets, don’t we love everything from the past?!)

Here are some meals to indulge in for each of the above mentioned diets!

VEGETARIAN

Breakfast: Toast with refried beans and avocado

Brunch: Scrambled Tofu

Lunch: Mexican Tempeh Quinoa Salad

Dinner: Chili Mac n’ Cheese

VEGAN

Breakfast: Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Brunch: Fried Potatoes

Lunch: Quinoa Salad

Dinner: Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

PALEO

Breakfast: Banana-nut Pancakes

Brunch: Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Lunch: Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Dinner: Dill and Lemon Baked Salmon

As you know, Health is Wealth, enjoy your meals!!