Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beauty Tip Thursday - Contouring and Highlighting

Being able to do some basic makeup looks/skills is a huge asset in the entertainment industry especially if you're just starting out and on a budget. Hiring a makeup artist is great, but if you need to cut costs, learn how to do things yourself or at least have a working knowledge of what your makeup artist is doing and why. 

Here is a great photo with step-by-step of how to contour and highlight your face. Contouring allows for sculpting your face's best assets and accentuating your features and highlighting brings light to your face in the right places. Both of these are essentials for photo shoot's and if done right can make your photos 10x better and more appealing to casting director's looking at your picture. Trust us when we tell you that photos can make or break if you even get an audition, so if you haven't been getting anything lately maybe it's time to update your photos! 

Below is a photo that makes contouring/highlighting and applying blush super easy to understand. Apply your bronzer with an angled brush for contouring your cheeks - under your cheek bones. Add blush above that as well as slightly on the apples of your cheeks and highlight above your cheekbones. Some other area's to add bronzer would be your hairline and jawline and add highlighter in the middle of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose and the center of your chin.

Bree xoxo

Beauty Tip Thursday - The Classic Red Lip & Winged Eyeliner

The classic look made famous by Hollywood star's like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in the 50's is the pin up girl look - bold red lips and bold black eyeliner. This is a look that is timeless and absolutely gorgeous.

Being in the entertainment industry this is a MUST on your list of looks to know how to rock. This look is great for photo shoots and can really play up your features and make you stand out from the crowd. Hopefully rocking this look can help your photos be attention grabbers and get you some auditions.

Here's how you can achieve this look:

1. Have a red lipstick that compliments your colouring (if you don't know how to choose a red be sure to consult with a professional at M.A.C or Sephora etc) and a lip liner a couple shades darker to go with it. Lip liner's are essential for red lips!

2. Black gel eyeliner (with an angled liner brush) is what I recommend as it's easy to apply and gives a great polished finish.

3. A neutral beige toned eyeshadow for your lid's and a light brown shade for the crease of your eye.

4. A great and bold voluminous mascara to give you some fierce lashes!

5. A couple bonus items that could further your look would be a good bronzer and highlighter for contouring and highlighting the angles of your face. 

Here is a video I did of a red lip tutorial that can help you further.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wellness Wednesday - Healthy Ranch Dip Alternative

When you're going to casting's and go-see's and need a great healthy snack, veggies are always a great option. When you want to munch on crunchy raw veggies with a yummy ranch dip, it can be packed with calories and fat. It's easy to overindulge on the dip and fill up on calories, so here is a great option for a low fat and delicious ranch-dip alternative that you can take with you to your casting's and on set to eat with your veggies.

Rethink your ranch by substituting Greek yogurt for the sour cream and mayonnaise. Instead of the powdered spices and salt, quickly chop up some chives, parsley, and garlic. There is so much flavor packed in these fresh herbs; only a little salt is needed to satiate your palate. The thick, creaminess of the yogurt will provide you with a seemingly decadent treat when really you are loading up on protein and probiotics that are benefits of eating Greek Yogurt.

1-2 cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 clove garlic, mashed into paste
1/2 bunch chives, thinly sliced
1/4 bunch flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
1 6-ounce container of strained Greek yogurt
Lemon juice to taste
Salt to taste

This dip will complement any raw vegetable, so be sure to try it on bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli florets.
  1. To make garlic paste: chop garlic then add a generous pinch of coarse salt. Mash the garlic and salt mixture with the flat side of your knife.
  2. Stir garlic paste, chives, parsley, and lemon juice to Greek yogurt until well combined. Salt to taste

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Wellness Wednesday - Healthy Banana Creams Dessert

Here is a great, healthy dessert that you can take with you or your kids to casting's and go-see's.

Using fresh strawberries, cut the tops off and hollow them out. Mash up a couple banana's and mix into some plain or vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt. Scoop the yogurt/banana mix into the hollow's of the strawberries. If you want, add some almond shavings on top and you're good to go!

These are great small and healthy tasty treats to take as a snack on the go. Make these the night before and store in the fridge to take with you. It's quick and easy to do and taste amazing!

Bree xoxo

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fashion Friday - Your Signature Necklace

This is a really cool and fun accessory that would be great for any upcoming and aspiring actress, model or musician's needs. Your very own signature on a necklace! Now you can wear your signature on your neck as a cute accessory and to in a sense, promote yourself!

This is a cute luxury item that would definitely be of interest to anyone in the entertainment industry. How cool?

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Toronto Child Model

Take a look at these great photos of Carolyn's Talent, Uzziah from a Magazine shoot. He is such a cutie and did such a great job!

Beauty Tip: Easy At-Home Makeup Protector

Makeup can last all day by using a common household product as a makeup protector. This magic ingredient is believe it or not - CORNSTARCH.

Having a flawless face is important being in the entertainment industry, so anything that can help us look our best is key! Having foundation that lasts all day and doesn't streak or sweat in the heat is a huge asset for any girl, especially those acting or modelling.

Simply mix it with a bit of your foundation and you're set! This is completely safe and shouldn't irritate your skin. However, if you have sensitive or acne prone skin be sure to test it out on a smaller area first just to be cautious. This will help your face stay dry, keep off the sweat for summer & be non greasy all day long.

We hope you enjoyed this great tip from us to you! Be sure to share with your friends and family and help them have flawless foundation this summer.
Bree xoxo

Beauty Tip: At Home Blackhead Miracle Remover

Here is a great tip for how you can get rid of stubborn and unattractive blackhead's at home. It's important being in the entertainment industry to have great skin, especially on your face. Having blackhead's isn't fun so this can help you get that smooth, clear skin to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy for any casting's or go-see's. YOU are your product, so be sure to invest in and take care of yourself!

Use fine salt and backing soda! Save your money and stop buying those blackhead removal creams, strips etc and use this at-home tip.


Take a gel facial wash, mix it with a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of salt. Apply it to your damp skin with cotton pad and leave it on for 5 minutes. When the time is up, remove the cotton pad and voila! You should see your gross blackhead's no longer on your skin but on the cotton pad. It's THAT simple and work's wonders!

Hope you enjoyed this beauty tip from us to you. Be sure to share with your friends and family and pass on this great and cost effective tip!
Bree xoxo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wellness Wednesday - Label & Plan Your Meals & Snacks

Here is a great tip to help you stay fit and healthy so that you are feeling at your best when you are on set or at casting's or go-see's.

Plan out your meals and snack's so that you have prepared yummy and healthy foods for yourself throughout the day, may it be on a daily basis or just to take with you on day's you're at casting's or on set.

Decide on foods you want to eat throughout the day, lots of fruits and veggies are good along with nuts and seeds (Trail Mix's are amazing) that are "Hunger Killers" since they suppress your appetite, keep your satiated and are good for you.

Use recyclable bags and sticky notes to package and label your meals. An added tip - add the time you plan on eating them as well so that you keep your metabolism going and this can even help you lose weight.

As long as you're eating healthy foods and eating at regular intervals, planning meals so you don't impulsively eat junk or fast food, you'll be sure to find you have lots of energy and are ready to take on anything, even a leading role in a movie or TV show!

Hope you enjoyed this little tip from us to you!
Bree xoxo

Wellness Wednesday - Tips to get your children to eat their veggies

How To: Get your children to eat their vegetables

Anyone who has kids understands that it takes a lot of skill and a little finesse to get your kids to eat their veggies. Most kids would prefer to dine on a strict diet of sugary and processed goodness. Pleading seems in vain because they tune out when you say, "Please eat your vegetables. They're good for you." Eating healthy is majorly important for anyone to live a full and healthy lifestyle but especially in the entertainment industry. Not only do you want to stay fit and healthy so that you can look and feel your best but so that you can have lots of energy to take on roles and last days on sets working.

Number One Lesson- Start Early

  • Offer babies variety of baby food and toddlers a variety of veggies and entrees
  • Encourage you children to taste everything, but never force them to eat anything
  • If you kids reject something keep cooking it; it may take 15 times before they will even taste it but they can eventually acquire a taste.
  • Breast feeding for longer than 6 months seems to help prevent picky eaters
  • Make meal time fun: surprise dinner- mealtime mystery, give a squeeze- preschool tips, uncover the character- colorful spoon and stickers

Number Two Lesson- Make Veggies a Treat
  • Add a small amount of sugar to veggies
  • Add cheese to broccoli
  • Sneak veggies in foods your kids like: use recipes from Deceptively Delicious, or add fruit to cereal, yogurt and Jell-O
  • Offer fresh veggies and dip with meal
  • Let you kids help prepare meals
  • Plant a vegetable and garden together with your kids

Number Three Lesson- Become a Great Example
  • Make sure you eat fruits and veggies at every meal.
  • Stir fry veggies
  • Snack on veggies, homemade trial mix or dried fruit
  • Serve fruit salad for desert
  • Put grated carrots, and fresh or frozen spinach into spaghetti sauce
  • Cook a vegetarian dinner one night a week

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Carolyn's Toronto Model's on the Marilyn Denis Show

Congratulations to these two beautiful and talented women who are working on the Marilyn Denis show today for the Wedding Guest's segment. Anastasia Marinina and Marsha Bryce are both talented actress' and stunning models. If you want to book them or see their resume's, check out or call 905-542-8887

New Toronto Talent Manager: D'Anise Marie

We are pleased to welcome the multi-talented D'Anise Marie to Carolyn's Model & Talent Agency. She is our newest staff member and is taking on the role as a personal talent manager for Studio Talent Management.
Media Personality, Show Creator, Host, Writer, Singer and Talent Manager, D'Anise Marie is one of the leading ladies in the entertainment business.  Creator and Host of The D'Anise Show, Music Columnist for VNDL and ADDICTED Magazine.  She is now bringing her Talent Management and expert skills to Carolyn's Model & Talent.  D'Anise is Personal Manager for Studio Talent Management, a division of Carolyn's as well as Carolyn's Intl. Models, Carolyn's Kids and Carolyn's Model & Talent Agency!

Feel free to contact D'Anise Marie directly at:   905-542-8885 *27

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BEAUTY TIP - Wearable Nail Soakers

We saw these on Pinterest and thought they were really cool! Sometimes on sets or at photo shoots, when your nails get done on occasion you'll have artificial or gel nails which can be hard to remove. This could be a really cool and cheap product to help you remove them without damaging your nails. They are multipurpose and can be used just to take care of your nails and cuticles which are area's some people tend to neglect but actually show up a lot in photos.
  • They are great for artificial nail remover
  • 10 Nail Soakers in each set
  • Acetone resistant, can be filled with water for water bath for nails or acetone or other desired soaking liquid 
  • Suitable for nail treatment, removing false nails and cuticle, nail nutrition & sterilization treatments and UV protection
  • Soaking both hands at the same time, convenience for use!
  • Suitable for most sizes of fingers! 
  • For professional studio use or home use, instructions included in package

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BEAUTY TIP - DIY Acne Fighting Face Mask

Here are a couple suggestions for two at home DIY face masks to help fight acne and open pore problems and with regular use your skin will become smooth and radiant within only a few days. It is super important to have great skin especially in the entertainment industry. Of course we all get the occasional acne break out but that's why we have these great DIY tips to help! 

Egg Whites contain proteins which can help us rebuild and heal our damaged skin and also it helps to temporarily shrink the pores as well. On the other hand Vitamin E works as an antioxidant agent which puts up a fight against the free radicals, which affect the healing process of skin. 

1. Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that all oil present in the capsule falls onto your face. Then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes. 

2. Take egg whites and apply it to your skin. Let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wellness Wednesday: Delicious Quinoa Pancakes

 Here is an amazing and healthy recipe for delicious fiber filled pancakes! Try these out as a morning breakfast food or weekend treat.

1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon course salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1/4 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
Fresh fruit or fruit preserves (optional) for serving

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, butter, milk, and syrup until smooth. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium-high. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on top, 2 minutes.
  3. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more melted butter and remaining batter (reduce heat to medium if overbrowning). Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit or preserves if desired.
Makes about 12

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Wellness Wednesday: Delicious Chocolate Cake with NO Flour & NO Sugar!

Here is a great recipe for chocolate cake that is actually GOOD for you! No flour and NO sugar! Check this out and try this for a yummy, guilt-free snack for the kids or yourself to curb your sweet tooth.

What You'll Need:
100g dark chocolate
200g canned beans (I took white ones)
2 eggs
1/4 – 1/2 tsp baking powder (depending on how spongy you want the cake)

No sweetener! No sugar!

Preheat oven to 175C. Take your blender and make a completely smooth mass out of beans and eggs (add eggs gradually). You should have no traces of beans in this mixture. Nonetheless, if there are bits of beans, take a sieve and pass the mixture through it. Melt the chocolate, cool slightly and then whisk together with the bean-egg mixture and baking powder. Pour batter in a greased pan. Bake for about 30 min. Each oven is different, so the time may vary, but you really don’t want to overbake the cake.

About the merits: No flour = less carbs. Even more, beans provide us with fiber and protein. I’m sure you may already know about the wonders that beans do in baking. They make the consistency fudgy and moist. Particularly this cake was divine!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013


This is a great opportunity for your resume! Check out this casting call to help you and your career. Many models needed along with many other professions so don't miss out!
All local Designers, Models, Photographer, 
Volunteers, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylists etc.

Be at the Casting Call Saturday May 18th from 2 - 5pm
Six Degrees 2335 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2C8, 
just 2 blocks north of Eglinton ave 


for all other persons in the Burlington, Hamilton, 
Guelph, Kitchener area 
you can attend
on Sunday May 19th



Please go to the web site & fill out a registration form.

Remember to Submit your Pics, Designer collection and a brief intro as well.

CASTING CALL: Chloe Magazine Editoral Shoot

Here is an amazing opportunity that will provide excellent exposure for you and help move you forward in your career. We are always posting motivational advice to help our talent find the inspiration and motivation to help you grow your careers and this is the perfect opportunity.

WHO: Chloe Magazine
WHAT: 6 page Editorial Photo shoot
WHEN: May 26th, 2013

LOOKING FOR: Children Male & Female Ages 5-10 years old

DETAILS: This is for the Summer issue that is sold in Chapters/Indigo and Gateway stores across Canada and this issue they are expanding to stores in NYC.

If interested and for further information please contact Lisa:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

BEAUTY TIP - Fresh, Soft Lips

Here is a great tip for getting freshly scrubbed, soft lips! Your face is your canvas and having soft and fresh lips is so important especially in the modelling and acting world. Use this step-by-step guide to get rid of that flaky, dry skin from winter! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Recipe: Mange, Kiwi, Raspberry Popsicles

With summer around the corner, this is a great healthy recipe for the kids and for on-to-go. Make these YUMMY popsicles at home in preparation for a busy day or just a relaxing day at home. 

9 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
5 oz kiwi, peeled
6 oz mango, peeled
6 oz fresh raspberries

Step 1: Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil; boil for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Set aside.

Step 2: Puree fruit separately in the blender. Set aside in 3 small bowls.

Step 3: Divide the simple syrup between the fruit purees and mix in.

Step 4: Equally fill four small 5 oz cups with the kiwi puree and place in the freezer; freeze one hour.

Step 5: Add mango puree and freeze 20 minutes. Insert sticks and freeze at least 2 hours. Add raspberry puree and freeze overnight.

Enjoy this easy, healthy at home recipe to prepare and enjoy anywhere, anytime! 

Green & Glowing Smoothie Recipe

"Green and Glowing" Smoothie

Here is a great healthy smoothie recipe that is great for on-the-go or those busy morning's. This is a great recipe to take in the car on the way to casting's, go-see's or photo shoots/sets for a super nutrient packed quick meal. 

Add: 1 cup cleaned spinach leaves (firmly packed), 1 cup cleaned kale (roughly chopped & firmly packed), 1 cup green seedless grapes, 1 pear (cored with stem and seeds removed), 1 orange (peeled and quartered), 1 banana (peeled), 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1⁄2 cup water, 2 cups ice. Combine all and blend until smooth.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CASTING CALL: The International Canadian Fashion Showcase (ICFS)

The International Canadian Fashion Showcase (ICFS) is looking for models and designers for its show on Sunday, June 30th in Toronto. 

ICFS is a semi-annual event held in Toronto. It extends invitations to the fashion industry, fashion press, assorted celebrities, buyers and most importantly consumers, to experience the exploding talent of emerging and established international designers. By inviting designers from across the world, the ICFS is a fashion beehive for talent. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013
TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (drop in)
WHERE: Six Degrees, 2335 Yonge St Toronto, ON M4P 2C8

- please bring: headshot, resume
- Attire:black top, skinny jeans, black heels
- experience on the runway is an asset
- experience in a show environment is an asset e.g. taking direction, adaptability, flexibility
- please bring: headshot, resume
- attire: black shirt, fitted jeans, black flat bottom shoes

Please bring: portfolios

To learn more about ICFS go to:

Dani Kagan
Fashion/Talent Director
#: 647-299-7765

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CASTING CALL: Massari Music Video

Looking for Actors for Music Video
Artist: Massari 
Song: Shisha 
Director: RT!
Production Company: The NE Creative Group Inc.

Shoot Date: Monday May 6th, 2013
Location: Toronto


A performance and beauty driven video that tap’s into Massari’s strong , charming personality and charisma while adding in flashy, sexy, slick visuals that emphasize the island feel of the song. 



20 beautiful partygoers for the Lounge Scene
Ethnicity: Any
Fit body type, seductive
Rate: No rate of pay

Shisha Lounge scene:
Massari lounges in his exclusive VIP Shisha tent with 20 of his closest friends. They will be seen smoking the finest shisha, drinking and dinning on the finest feast while watching a stunning display of fashion and belly dancing.

30 party goers for the VIP club scene
Ethnicity: Any
Fit body type, seductive
Rate: No rate of pay

VIP club
Massari throws an impromptu performance in the middle of a dance floor filled with stunning dancers. Professional dance experience is not needed but an outgoing personality and playful, seductiveness is an asset


If interested, please email the following to Olivia:
1. Your Name and Age:
2. Phone #:
3. Email address:
4. The role you’re applying for:
5. 2 Photos of yourself (head and body shot)

***Please write “Massari Sheesha Partygoers Casting” in the subject line***


Recently The NE Creative Group Inc. has been nominated for 13 2012 MUCH Music Video Awards and walked away with Director of The Year (Marc André Debruyne for Danny Fernandes "Hit Me Up"). Currently The NE family spans from Halifax NS all the way across the continent to LA, California. The NE's 2012 short film successes include: Charles Officer "100 Musicians" (which will screen at TIFF 2012), Dylan Reibling "Model" (which will screen at TIFF 2012) and in recent years Sean Wainsteim's "Lost For Words" (which screened in Halifax, Miami, St.Louis, and Toronto's Sprockets festival 2011), Sara St. Onge's "Turkey" (which has screened at TIFF 2010, Sudbury 2010, Victoia 2011, and more), RT!'s "Neutered" and "Magnolia" (both screened at ReelWorld 2012 and Filmi festival 2011), and Jeff Campagna's "The Day The Old Man Knocked." In addition to the steady music video production slate, The NE will also be producing upcoming shorts for Elli Raynai (The LOnely Organist) and RT! (Found).

Also See:

RT! is one of Canada’s most successful and prolific film directors. His knack for dreaming up creatives that tap into youth based cultural demographics has made him one of the most sought after new taste-makers in North America today and the most awarded music video director in Canada. He has been awarded 13 International music video awards, including two consecutive Director of the Year awards at the MuchMusic Video Awards

FASHION FRIDAY - Coral's and Lace

Coral's and Lace for Summer

Get a fun, flirty and bright casual look for summer. Coral's and Bright Orange's are HOT and IN! Here is a suggestion for something to wear consisting of gorgeous white lace and bright orange pieces that pop. Let's look our best while staying in trend this upcoming summer. With the hot weather ahead of us, having bright shorts and cute flip flops can become an outfit staple while mixing different neutral tops and adding colourful accessories. 

Beauty Tip: Make Your Eyelashes Grow

Wash an old mascara wand and an empty or old nail polish container. Fill with: 1/4 of the container with Castor Oil, 1/2 Vitamin E Oil, 1/4 Aloe Vera Gel. Mix the concoction together as well as you can with your mascara wand, and apply a light layer to lashes (or brows) every night before bed. Castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. Give it about a month for results and you should have beautifully longer lashes!

Beauty Tip: Aloe Vera as a Foundation Primer

Foundation Primer Alternative

Use Aloe vera gel as face primer before applying foundation. Use a few drops smoothed evenly over your face and let dry. This makes a great prepped surface for makeup application at a fraction of the cost of what you'd pay for a store sold silicone foundation primer. Aloe vera has no threat of smothered pore consequences and side effects like breakouts that the silicone primer options have. Those can range from $20-$80 a bottle as opposed to using Aloe vera for around $5 a bottle. 

It's important in the modelling and acting world to have great skin as YOU are your investment. This tip could help give you that glowing skin and flawless foundation application to make you stand out and look fresh in a casting/go-see. Get healthier and glowing skin at a fraction of the cost.

Leave-In Hair Growth Treatment

Leave-In Hair Lengthener 

2 bags - Camomile tea (make sure it's 100% camomile) or Peppermint tea
1/2 tbs - Dry Rosemary leaves
5 tsp - Lemon juice (from the bottle or the real thing)
1 cup - Water
OPTIONAL: 4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 

Step 1: Heat up your water and steep the camomile tea bags. Let set and move on to next step.
Step 2: Grind your rosemary leaves as fine as possible
Step 3: Remove tea bags and add lemon juice to the tea. Stir together.
Step 4: Add the grind rosemary leaves and stir into the mixture. Let sit for an entire day so the rosemary steeps as much as possible. 
Step 5: Strain the rosemary the next day and add to a spray bottle and use in your hair accordingly. 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Healthy Drink for Detox, Weight Loss & On-The-Go

Healthy Multi-Purpose Drink Recipe

Check out this yummy drink recipe for a great general detox, weight loss boost or just a healthy refreshing drink to take to castings/open call's etc. It also helps with clear skin! 

Use: 2L water, 1 medium cucumber, 1 lemon, 10-12 mint leaves. Steep overnight in the fridge and drink every day/take with you on the go.

Healthy On-The-Go Food Choices

Here are some great snack idea's to take with you on-the-go or to have at home quickly in the morning in preparation for a big day of being on set, attending a casting/go-see. 

Toast a whole wheat bagel, spread some peanut butter or light cream cheese and top with banana's and strawberries! This yummy treat is a great breakfast combo to take with you in the car in the morning or for a snack during the day.