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Happy Easter!!!!…=)

5 Apr

SUNDAY 4/4-

Whit and I decided to take easter off from work. It felt glorious to finally have a Sunday to sleep in and go to church. The last time we did that was over x-mas break. We slept in until about 9 am, then we came down stairs to hurry up and make breakfast because we had to be out of the house by 10:30. The house was unusually quiet because our mom was at work, our dad was asleep because he just barely had lasik on Friday, and our two older sisters were still asleep. It was weird it did not even feel like a holiday.   

 For breakfast Whit and I whipped up some Monkey Brains Blueberry Oats.

 We topped our oats with Brazil Nuts, blueberries, banana, and pb. It is weird, but anytime I have a bowl of blueberry oats mixed with brazil nuts it tastes like coconut to me. This flavor was something our of the ordinary, but I still think the strawberry one is my fave!

 MMMmmm warm blueberries are the best!

 At church Whit and I got a grande non fat toffee nut latte, and were still pretty stuffed from breakfast by the time lunch rolled around so we kept it simple and light.  

 This was our first time trying the peanut butter & jelly flavor of the lara bars and it is a new fave 😛 We could eat one of these babies everyday lol.

Since Our dad just got lasic surgery on his eyes Friday and he has been sleeping non-stop this whole weekend! He cannot do anything real physical for a week, SO he decided to make this next week his “recovery week” from P90X. He is not a guy to just sit around all weekend, therefore he had the brilliant idea for an afternoon walk. And it was gorgeous outside, but a bit breezy. Could have probably used a light jacket.

 Pictured: Dad, mom, Whit, Ash

 Me and Whit BFFL=)

 Easter dinner was probably as easy as it can get, Rolls and ham with potato salad. Also not pictured were some Deviled Eggs. Dessert was probably the best part Homemade Carrot Cake using a new product Xagave. Using the cookbook and Agave nectar the company sent us, we made a whole wheat carrot pineapple cake.

 The changes made to the recipe:

-For Cake-

  • Substitute Egg whites for eggs
  • Apple sauce for oil

-For Icing-

  • Use greek yogurt, reduced fat cream cheese instead of butter, and full fat cream cheese

 

 

 Verdict: I love agave in my cake! This carrot cake was so yummy, and no one could even tell the icing was mostly greek yogurt. lol It is great to make your family healthy secretly. Our dad was licking the oThe cookbook is great, and we look forward to trying more delicious Xgave recipes.

**To purchase your own, or to find some recipes visit http://www.xagave.com/ **

After dinner all of us kids watched Did you hear about the Morgans? It was a funny good movie to end the night with. Well breakfast and lunch are packed for tomorrow, and now it is time for these young ladies to get some beauty sleep. lol Hope you had a great Easter=)

XOXO Court and Whit♥

Spring break here we come!

27 Mar

Friday 3/26

This morning Whit and I hopped right out of bed with out even complaining(very hard to do sometimes). We were determined to get through this last day without one negative comment. To start off our day, we decided to have a bowl of oats kind inspired by Kath Eats from yesterday.

I made Whit and I pumpkin spice latte’s, while she prepped our oats 🙂 This was definitely not what you call a skinny latte, but hey it is Friday and everybody should indulge and treat their selves something every once in a while, right! 

This morning’s bowl of pumpkin oats are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup oats, soy milk, water
  • 2 tbs. of pumpkin puree
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tbs. of chia seeds

Toppings were:

– a split pink lady apple chopped and heated
-10 butterscotch chips(the best part!)
– a heaping spoonful of greek yogurt, white choc. pb loco

Yum, look at what a great picture!

 

On the way to school, we listened to a real song to put us in a real upper mood. And that was no one other than Miley Cyrus. We rocked out to her song Party in the USA. That song is awesome! Every car that passed us was probably thinking what are those girls doing. lol, oh well we were having a hay day!

Well school ended up flying by. It is weird, but somehow not thinking about all of the negative things actually made time fly. You should try it sometime. For lunch we ended up finally eating our morningstar chicken nuggets that have been in the freezer forever, with some Annies macaroni and Pineapple. The red sauce pictured is some really yummy buffalo sauce, that is great for dipping those nuggets.

 Look what came for mail delivery today, first up Whooha Gear workout shirts! They are super cute, and we each got to pick out personally which one’s we wanted. Review to come.

 

 Whit’s:

 And Mine:

 I just love them, they are very inspirational!

Next up, Fabulous Flats. Nicole Spinner sent us Flatbread, sandwich thins, and Pizza crust, omg can you say carb heaven?

To make use of these on a Friday night, we wanted  to first try out the pizza crusts.

 We made an Alfredo Pizza:

  • Multi-grain Pizza Crust
  • Newman’s Own Alfredo Sauce
  • Parmesan
  • Spinach
  • Next Generation Organic mozzarella
  • Shredded lean Chicken Breast
  • Minced Garlic
  • EVOO (for crust)
  • Garlic Powder (For Crust)

* Cook at 400 degrees for 20 min.

This pizza was by far one of the best pizza’s, our whole entire family has every tried. The dough was so soft, light, and fluffy. Just the way it should be. We loved the texture, and this was the perfect combo with the Next Generation cheese. Our older sister’s were raving about how good these pizza’s were, and want us to make some more soon.

Next up was the Buffalo Wing Pizza:

  • 1 Pizza Crust
  • Light Bleu Cheese Dressing (light layer)
  • A drizzle of ranch
  • 1/4 cup of chopped white onions
  • Shredded chicken Soaked in Chick-fil-a Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 Next Generation Organic mozzarella Shredded on top

*400 degrees, for 20 min.

 Verdict: Both pizza’s were a hit, and our older sister Ashley and dad liked this one the most, because it was more spicy.

**To purchase some of your own, or learn more about the product visit www.fgfbrands.com

 Whit and I had a slice of each paired with a veggie Salad.

 Then, today we finally picked up Millet Bread. We’ve been wanting to try this stuff 4 Eva, ever since seeing it on the fitnessista, and Live Laugh Eat’s Blog. Allie was right though, it really does have a pound cake texture.

 We used our first slice ever, to make a carrot cake.

 Topped with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Pineapple
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Honey Greek yogurt mixed with Coconut butter (icing)

 

Fun Fact Friday: Whitney and I are mirrored twins. I write with my left, and she writes with her right. Our whole life, something on our body that is really similar is mirrored. It is really weird!

Time for bed, work is bright and early tomorrow, yikes!

Goodnight,

XOXO Court & Whit♥

Our prayers answered…3/24

24 Mar

God must have been listening because today is a SNOW DAY!!! This is our first snow day this year 🙂 Yesterday I swear all people were talking about was the big storm coming. In Whit’s math class her teacher would look up the weather every 20 min. to give the kids an update. They even had a moment of silence. It was so weird because our dad had told us last night that he did not want us to go to school, then 5 min later the district called anyways to cancel it! Yay, I am so happy.

This morning I slept in till about 8:15, then laid in my bed for a while longer, and headed down stairs to have a leisurly breakfast.

This mornings breaksfast was the BESTCarrot Cake Oats. 

Yummy the greek yogurt and coconut butter icing is the best part:)

Well I am off to hang out with my mom till she has to go to work.

-Court & Whit

QOD: What do you do on a snow day?