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I want some Bolani not Bologna

6 May

Thursday- 5/6

Wow!

Who knew Thursday could come so fast on a “b” week, usually it feels like a century. Today was a fairly entertaining day for the most part. We started our day with a Kim & Scott’s Cinnamon Roll Pretzel served alongside a pink lady with almond butter, and a Caramel Toffee Tea Latte.

 

This was the last pretzel, and it was so bomb, but I think my fav. was the pink lady with ALMOND BUTTER. Oh how I have missed you almond butter, you are pure joy 🙂

 

My marketing class is also making a music video for our final. Today we decided on the song “Stronger” by Kanye West. Mine and Whit’s class are going to battle it out to see who has the best video. I am so psyched, and the technology class is going to post it on YouTube, so stay posted in the next two weeks for the link to the videos!

 

Yesterday when we arrived home there was a lovely package from Bolani East & West Gourmet Afghan Food awaiting for us. Now, you are probably wondering what in the heck is Bolani. Well here is some info.:

“Bolani is a traditional Afghani flatbread stuffed and baked with either spinach, pumpkin, red potato, or green lentil filling. They are best served warm as a main dish, side-dish, appetizer, or Hors d’oeuvre”

So…. this is why you should eat it:

“It is the Perfect Diet Food because Bolanis are nutritionally rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins, but low in carbohydrates, calories, fat and sodium. They are ideal for vegans of those looking for healthy alternatives to meat products.” 


The company was very generous and sent us many of their Bolani’s and Spreads/Dips to review. In the package included:

  • Garlic Mint Cheese
  • Cilantro Pesto
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Lentil Curry Hummus
  • Basil Pesto
  • Smoked Egg Plant
  • Sweet Jalapeno

 

  • The Spinach Bolani
  • The Pumpkin Bolani
  • The Potato Bolani
  • The Lentil Bolani
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    Todays pick: Lentil Bolani

    With some soup…

    Minestrone to be exact(it was chilling today and it sounded like the perfect match)

     

    Look at what a mess I made taking it off the pan, it was so soft it just crumbled in my hand lol.

     **Verdict: Only 140 calories, very fulfilling, and has a unique flavor. I have always put lentils in my salads, but in a flat bread, omg it is amazing 😛 What an awesome product you have Bolani. THANKS a million.

    For more info. visit: http://www.bolaniandsauce.com/home.php

     

    Well after lunch, Whit and I did our usual mid-week ritual and went grocery shopping for our momma.

     

    While out and about in the cold, it felt like a Starby’s kind of day. So we quickly made a pit stop and order NF Toffee Nut Lattes and Oatmeal Outrageous Cookies. It was the perfect afternoon snack.

     

     

    When we got home, it was time for a date with Jillian, and yes I am talking one sweaty 40 min. workout date! It has been far too long since I have done this video. It kicked my butt. By the end I could barely lift the weights, I was breathing heavier during the weight lifting portions than in the cardio. lol I guess I know what I am going to need to work on!

     

    Once again continuing our mission to clean out the freezer, we enjoyed some Peppercorn pork tenderloin, rice and gravy, and carrots w/ hummus.

     

    I almost forgot look at all of these great steals we got from Target today:

    My swimming suit: $14.00 for each piece

     

    Whit’s suit: the same price

    Aren’t they both so adorable!

     

    Also after watching Girl Meets Health’s vlog yesterday about good self tanners, we picked up these puppies! Oh man, what a life saver these are going to be when I break out the shorts for Summer 😛

    Well time to do some more homework. Tomorrow’s Friday!

    QOD: What are your favorite self tanner products?

    Court&Whit

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    Monkey Brains PLEASE!

    31 Mar

    Tuesday- 3/30

    This morning Whit and I needed something quick and easy…..(since we are on day 4 of work) so what did we do? We pulled out our instant Monkey Brain Oats of course! We decided to have a strawberry packet with almond butter would be a good combo :0

    *One packet has 170 calories (not bad, you barely have to add any toppings because it tastes so good!)

     Here was the combo with a green tea latte.

     We topped ours with:

    • fresh strawberries
    • banana chips
    • white choc. chips
    • almond butter
    • cinnamon
    • silvered almonds

     So creamy and delish! This is probably my second favorite oatmeal next to pumkin lol.

     

    After breakfast we rushed to get to work. Today we did not have to work until 8 am, but surprisingly the road we take to work was far more busier than yesterday when we left earlier. Weird, huh! 

     

     

    PRODUCT REVIEW= Bare Fruit Snacks 

    Another package arrived the other day! This time it was from Bare Fruit Snacks. They were very generous and sent us cinnamon apple chips, granny smith apple chips, fuji apple chips, and dried pears to review. Here are some facts from their website about their products:

    1. 100% Organic – Bare Fruit dried apple chips and fruit snacks are made from Certified 100% Organic Fruit, ensuring that you are getting healthy pesticide free snacks for you and your family. Even the cinnamon we use in our cinnamon apple chips is 100% organic.
    2. Healthy Snack – Nature always provides healthy fruits, at Bare Fruit we just bake-dry them making the fruit easier to take with you.
    3. Baked, Not Fried – Bare Fruit is cored, sliced and baked in wood-burning ovens for over 10 hours, at a very low temperature, to preserve nutrients, freshness, and taste.
    4. Low in calories, high in fiber and naturally sweet.
    5. No additives
    6. No preservatives
    7. No added sugar
    8. GMO Free (Genetically Modified Organism). The fruit that Bare Fruit uses in their dried fruit snacks comes from trees and plants from the original seed stock and not from scientifically engineered plants.
    9. Low Fat and Fat Free contents
    10. Cholesterol Free
    11. 1 yr long shelf life with no refrigeration required
    12. Meets the recommended servings per day of fresh fruits / vegetables required by the USDA
    13. Meets all the federal and state healthy nutritional standards for schools and venders
    14. Grown and/or Manufactured under Bare Fruit’s total supervision
    15. Grown and/or packaged in the USA
    16. Bare Fruit Snacks are kosher. (what is kosher?)
    17. Gluten Free
    18. Finally, purchasing Bare Fruit Snacks is easy at our online store!

     Whit and I decided to try the cinnamon apple chips first. We packed them in our lunch for today at work 🙂 

    Also in our lunch was a sandwich thin with a french onion laughing cow wedge, spinach, turkey, and red bell peppers. 

    Cinnamon Apple Chips VERDICT: Will if you love apples with cinnamon, these are even BETTER. They are crunchy, sweet, and satisfying. I will most definitely be using these to make apple pie lara bars. To find out more info. or buy some of your own visit  http://www.barefruitsnacks.com 

    We had the last of our Blueberry Coconut Bars for dessert! These are the best. 

     

     

    Whit and I were scheduled until 2:30 today, but labor was too high and we volunteered ourselves to go home. We were both unbelieveably tired, our feet/back/legs all were aching, and we just wanted to enjoy the nice weather! Today Colorado was at a high of 77 degrees. The weather anchors said that was a new record for this time of the year. It felt so good, we were finally enthawing after so many cold days. There was just as much traffic after work as there was on the way there, so we blasted our ipod in the car while we sat there. It made the time fly. Of course Miley was the majority of the songs in honor of her movie “The Last Song” coming out tommorow. I cannot wait!

     

     

    When Whit and I got home we wanted to get our Insanity tape done as fast as we could before we could collapse from work. Today’s workout was Max Interval Circuit(55 min. of fun pain)

     

    When we were done, we were parched and our muscles were aching. We decided to whip up a protein shake that You Bar sent us to repair and refuel our muscles. This one was the Blended Bliss. One pack contains 110 calories. The ingredients are as follows: Whey Protein, Organic Cane Juice, Organic Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Vanilla. Here is a little more info. about the company:

    • You choose the ingredients and the size for your bars, cereal, trail mix, cookies, or shakes 
    • You view the nutrition facts of your product while you are creating it.
    • Your box of your custom product is hand made fresh-to-order and shipped to your door with a satisfaction guarantee. Your customized nutrition facts and your chosen product name are printed on each individual bar package.

    This website is awesome, where else are you going to be able to customize everything. Check it out:

    http://youbars.com/

    We also decided to try a few of our our samples from Doctor Kracker: Cherry Semolina and Apple Crisps 

    Our shake included the following :

    -We split the You Shake mix
    -1/4 cup of plain yogurt
    -a spoonful of almond butter
    -splash of milk
    -handful of frozen stawberries
    -handful of ice
     

    We also topped our Krackers with pumpkin butter! 

    VERDICT: These were sweet little crunchy treats. The cherry one was my favorite, the dried cherries and crunchiness was the best part. Also the pumpkin butter on top made them even better! 

    And finally the shake: This shake should be called Strawberry Bliss instead. It was so creamy and tasted like PURE strawberries. 

    It felt like I was drinking a stawberry milkshake.  

     

    After our snack Whit and I cleaned the house with our mom for a few hours. It was exhausting. Then Whit and I made a repeat of our chicken alfredo pizza from the other day.

     

    We split a garlic and her Nann Flatbread to make this beauty lol.
    Everyone needs to try this brand, it is literally the fluffiest crust you will ever try for pizza.  

    Alongside our pizza we split a can of progresso Light Italian Vegetable. 

     

    Well I am off to go and watch some TV and relax, and finally enjoy my spring break. Guess What tommorow no work! You know what that means… we get to sleep in. Yay!

    -Court&Whit