Monday Fit Fact: Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Colleen

Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
2 Cups oat flour
1 tsp “No Salt”
1 1/3 Cup brown sugar formulated sweetener (truvia or xylitol)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
¼ Cup egg whites
2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup semi sweet choc chips
Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes

Instructions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir thoroughly
3. Add wet ingredients and blend until mixed thoroughly
4. Add chocolate chips and stir
5. Grease pan with coconut oil or fat free spray
6. Separate dough into 24 small balls and place on cookie sheets
7. Bake for 15-18 minutes

Note: these cookies do not flatten out during baking because of the lack of fat, so make sure to flatten out your balls a bit before placing them in the oven

I, like most, have a sweet tooth and crave things like cookies. When I indulge my sweet tooth I don’t want to feel guilty or have to put in an extra hour on the treadmill. For this reason I have come up with a delicious cookie recipe you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. You can bring these cookies to a party and no one would ever know they are low calorie low fat because they taste so great!

Nutritional Information (Approximately): based on batch of 24 servings

45 cals.
1 g fat
7 g carbs
3 g protein

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Tip: Chiseling Cheekbones

By Stephanie

The Raptors Dance Pak is so fortunate to work with such a talented, passionate and inspired team of make-up artists. With a pretty packed home game schedule, these ladies keep us looking our best and are an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything and everything cosmetic! And what’s even better? They love sharing their tips!

This week, the forever fabulous Jasmine Duffey has an amazing step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve that simple, highlighted, and defined cheek that adds a fresh spring glow to any look!

Enjoy!

Chiseling Cheekbones

There isn’t a starlet in tinsel town that doesn’t sport a highly chiseled cheek when walking a red carpet or posing for a photo.  To help me demonstrate this how-to I will be using products by Make Up For Ever (who btw are the 2012-2013 Raptors Dance Pak makeup sponsor) and my model will be the gorgeous Steph (Raptors Dance Pak alum).

1) To start, you need to find the hollow of you cheeks to create a contour.  You can easily do this by placing your finger on your cheekbone.

… and slowly move your finger down the side of your cheek until you find the natural hollow (found beneath the cheekbone).

2) Using a contour brush and a contour powder (such as Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit Shade 2 and Sculpting Brush), dip the brush into the contour shade and place in the hollow where your upper and lower jaw connect. NOTE: Where you first place coloured product on the skin will always be the darkest point.

3) Blend the contour powder first towards the hairline and then forward following the natural hollow.

NOTE: Contour should be almost unnoticeable and create a gentle definition to the face.  Your contour should never look like a line on the side of your face.  Make sure to blend well.  Also, be careful not to have the contour line extend too far forward.  When facing forward in the mirror, imagine a line vertically from the outer corner of your eye down your face.  Your contour should never extend past this line.

4) Apply blush along cheekbones with a blush brush (such as Sculpting Blush in Shade 20 using Sculpting Brush), slightly blending into the contour.  This will help to ensure a truly softened contour and can add a beautiful flush to skin.

5) To really enhance the look of cheekbones, adding a highlight will make them more prominent and add lift.  You can achieve this by using a highlight powder (such as Iridescent Eye Shadow in 126).  I prefer to use a smaller stiffer brush to apply highlight so that I have more control over the product placement. I would suggest using a brush like the .

There you have it,  a perfectly enhanced cheekbones!

Jasmine Duffey knew as a young girl that makeup would be a prominent part of her life as she continually, to the dismay of her mother, scoured fashion magazines to find her latest inspiration, re-creating the beauty images within.  Starting her cosmetic career in a Research and Development laboratory for MAC cosmetics, Jasmine immersed herself in all things colour, texture and finish, mastering the chemistry behind her favourite creative medium. After spending years in a lab coat, Jasmine found herself looking for a more creative expression which brought her to formal makeup artistry education at The School of Makeup Art.  From the moment she lifted that first brush to a clients face, her path was set and there was no turning back.  Leaving her career in science and diving head first into the world of freelance makeup, Jasmine has worked professionally in television, commercial, fashion and print.  Her work can be seen (but is not limited to): Toronto Raptors Dance Pak, the tv show “Love It or List It” on the W Network and HGTV US, the Dove Real Men commercial campaign feat. Wendel Clark, doing makeup demos on The Steven and Chris Show, etc.

Twitter: @jasmineduffey
Web: www.morecheek.com

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RDP Blog: Covering A Lot Of Birthdays

How do you wish several members of the Raptors Dance Pak a Happy Birthday? Silly string helps…

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This Week’s Raptors Dance Pak Playlist: GAME DAY EDITION!

By Stephanie

Here is a collection of some of our favourites for this week! The Pak is always listening to music, whether we’re jamming to our iPods on the subway, or starting dance parties in our change room! Check it out!

Janaye and Nina: “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
Kalina: “Right here” – Justin Bieber ft. Drake
Rachelle: “Cheers (Drink to that)” – Rihanna
Megan: “To the World” – Kanye West ft. R. Kelly
Bo: “Ball” – T.I
Jamie: “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
Ashley: “I knew You Were Trouble (cover)” – Walk off the Earth
Morgan: “Ain’t nobody’s Business” – Rihanna ft. Chris Brown
Aryana: “Jump” – Rihanna
Mariah: “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – Pitbull ft. Michel Telo
Colleen: “What the Water Gave Me” – Florence and the Machine
Cristina: “Lover of the Light” – Mumford and Sons
Natalie: “Be Still” – The Killers
Stephanie: “Cheated Hearts” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mahta: “Turn up the Music”- Chris Brown
Lindsay and Amberley: “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers

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The MGD Guys Night Out Experience…

Check out some of the sights and sounds during an MGD Guys Night Out game. You can be a part of the fun with us during every Friday home game.

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Monday Fit Fact: Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

By Colleen

Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

Ingredients:

2/3 C almond milk vanilla unsweetened
1t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
4 egg whites or ½ C egg whites
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
1t ground cloves
1 ½ C oat flour
1 C pure pumpkin puree
½ c zero calorie sweetener (xylitol, truvia, splenda)

Optional to add chopped walnuts to the top of muffins before baking
Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
2. Combine dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed
3. Add wet ingredients and mix by hand until all ingredients are combined
4. Grease muffins tins with coconut oil and add ¼ cup of mix to each tin
5. Bake for 22-25 minutes
Bake for 25 min at 350°
Makes 18-20 muffins
Nutritional Information:
Calories: 42
Fat: <1g
Carbs: 6g
Protein: 3g

These muffins are filling and great source of carbs and protein for after a workout. Grab one of these instead of having your post workout protein shake. Enjoy!

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Mariah Talks About Coach Amberley

Mariah shares what it’s like to work with RDP Coach Amberley.

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Monday Fit Fact: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Clusters

These clusters are delicious and filling. They are also great for those with cravings for chocolate and peanut butter. I eat these as a snack on days when I workout. You could substitute the all-natural peanut butter for a natural smooth almond butter.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Clusters

Ingredients:

2 C oat flour
2 C quick cooking oats
1/2 C all natural peanut butter
1Cc almond milk
6 egg whites or 3/4C liquid egg whites
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1 C brown sugar sweetener (xylitol, or splenda)
1 t “No Salt” (salt substitute)
1 t ground cloves
1t cinnamon
4 oz. unsweetened apple sauce
2/3  C unsweetened cocoa

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
  2. Combine dry ingredients and stir until combined
  3. Add wet ingredients and blend with a fork
  4. Form balls and place on a greased cookie sheet
  5. Makes 18-20 servings
  6. Bake for 20 minutes

Nutritional Information:

Calories- 70
Fat- 4g
Carbs- 13g
Protein- 5g

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Behind The Scenes On Game Day – Part Two

More from behind the scenes on game day with the Raptors Dance Pak at ACC…

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Behind The Scenes On Game Day – Part One

Raptors Dance Pak captain Ashley gives you a glimpse behind the scenes with the RDP pre-game at ACC.

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