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28 Apr

Holey Canoli! We went to bed super early last night, so that we could get our beauty smart sleep for all that testing going on today. For a good healthy/fulfilling breakfast, we whipped up egg whites(egg whites, spinach, laughing cow, chickpeas, broccoli, hot sauce!), some strawberries, and Apple Cinnamon raisin toast. And, for a little perk, and oldie but a goodie, the last of the Pumpkin Spice Latte mix to make coffee. The test began at 7:15 AM, and then ended at 10:45! And oh my goodness the science section was so hard. 😦

 When we got home around 11:15, lunch was a favorite repeat of last week. A green monster, and a Pumpkin PB banana Pita (but this time in a tortilla, and this one had a few chopped dates added).

Green Monsters are so refreshing with lunch 🙂

 After lunch, we looked at today’s grocery Ad’s since it is Double Ad Wednesday. Sprouts and Albertson’s were having some good deals going on, so our mom gave us her card, and we got the grocery shopping done for the week. And the good thing is, no crazy weather happened like it usually does when were out grocery shopping. definitely odd.

For dinner tonight, using our New Hungry girl book, we made Shrimp and Grits. This recipe was adapted from Paula Deen, but then made 100 times healthier. And it was quite a success with this household of picky eaters. lol It was actually everyone’s first time trying grits, which is weird. And I thought they tasted like mashed potatoes, and kinda ricey like. All in all we are grits lovers now♥ To go along with this meal, some veggies were steamed, a crescent roll, and a sparkling Izze.

 Wow, who knew how good grits would be, and the laughing cow mixed in gives a lot of flava!

 Umm yeah, totally thumbs up meal!

 Cheers!

XOXO Court & Whit ♥

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Fabulous end to a fabulous day!

16 Apr

So pretty much after lunch today, Court and I came home and passed out for about 3 hours. LOL, I love♥  a good nap that can just knock you out like that! That is when you know your body needed it. And it’s Friday, we’re gonna be working all weekend, you know take advantage of that spare time. After making a Tuna melt yesterday for dinner, I thought of another great meal. Tonight we made a healthier version of a Tuna Casserole, with all the ingredients pictured below.

 After mixing all ingredients, it was put in the oven at 375 for about 15 min.

Viola! It turned out great, and randomly paired was a piece of smart balance buttered toast and Grapes 🙂

 

 Simple. Easy. Delicious. Friday.

 

 After dinner, our mom gotta kind of mad at us for not doing the yard work she asked us to do earlier which was to pick up all the leaves under the tramp and along the fence whoops! lol So after the lecture we headed out to the backyard with a trash bag and tried to pick up all of those leaves ASAP, I mean we did have some plans, and it is Friday night, I mean Come on Mom? Really?

When the yard was all leave-free, we got the okay, then headed to Stella’s Coffee House for a fun night with the older sister. This evening’s flavor was a Non-fat White Chocolate Mocha. And look, they even have Heart Thrive’s there. So Court and I split the Apple pack. This was our first time trying these, and they are yum yum for the tum tum.

 

 As soon as we picked up our warm drink, we wanted to go around the corner to Washington Park. We took about an hour walk all through the park and around Smith Lake.

 

 It was beautiful, so many people we’re out bike riding, and the weather felt perfect.

 

 Here we are on the dock. I am on the left, and Court is on the right.

 

 These houses are really classic old, and so awesome! Our older sister Karstee wants to move over here, and I think one day I would too. This area is right by DU and the Cherry Creek area.

 

 

 

 There were Geese everywhere, and we were all a little afraid that they might attack us. Lol, nope. Glad to report they did not.

 And would you look at the root of that TREE! okay, random but Karstee told me to take a picture so I did.

 

 In the mail today, we tore open Goji cookie HEAVEN 🙂 There was this fabulous package from Gourmet Goji!

 Here is their Story(From the site):

Our Story

At Goji Gourmet, we love scrumptiously healthy organic foods and have super-charged our favorite family recipes with goji berries to create goji-licious guilt-free gourmet snacks. Goji Gourmet is committed to using Superfoods such as almonds, oats, oranges, ginger, honey, and walnuts to ensure that your sweet snacks still contribute to your overall well-being.

Our mission is to provide preservative-free (no icky chemicals!), low-sugar (we love antioxidant-packed buckwheat honey instead of refined sugar), low calorie and carbohydrate, nutrient-packed treats for you and your family to enjoy anytime of the day!

  • No preservatives
  • All-natural
  • No refined sugar added
  • High in antioxidants
  • Delicious
  • Low calorie
  • Handmade
  • Infused with Superfoods
  • Energizing
  • Great for kids
  • Mostly organic ingredients
  • ~The first cookie we wanted to try was Cherry Cacao 

    Verdict: MMM, who knew Goji is so good, esp in cookies. These were soft, chocolaty, and had a muffin like texture. And we like them a lot. Goji seems great to bake with! 

    And on the package it says that “goji berries have more antioxidants than BLUEBERRIES! What? I never knew that! So I guess you learn something new everyday.

     **The nutrition stats on these babies is 2 cookies for 50 Calories, not to shabby**

     

     

     Look at all those flavors, can’t wait to try more. YUM-O, haha jk totally not Rachael Ray, but these were featured on her show as the snack of the day. lol

    These are great, you guys gotta try them. To learn more or purchase your own visit http://www.gojigourmet.com/Home.htm

     

    Well, we got work in the A.M. so peace out!

    XOXO Whit & Court (who is sleeping)

    Friday has finally arrived

    16 Apr

    What a week ladies and possibly gents!

    HW was out of hand, only one nap was taken, and senioritis is already kicking in a year early.  This final quarter is it, then we are free for three months! I swear teachers just love to pile on every last-minute assignment that they can, so a million projects and assignments were thrown at us this week. Last night after I finished my hand felt numb from writing so much. Apparently they don’t know kids want to get away from school when we come home. Well, it is official, we can say week two of school is crossed off, let the countdown continue. 🙂 Our go to breakfast this morning, was a Cinnamon Roll Breakfast cookie.

    In the mix:

    • 1/3 cup of oats
    •  1 tsp of Vanilla Whey protein
    • 1 tsp of chia
    • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
    • 1 tbs of creamy peanut butter
    • 1/2 mashed banana
    • 2 chopped walnuts
    • 1 chopped pitted date
    • 2 tbs of unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 pkt of stevia

    *refrigerate overnight*

     

    Then, in the morning you top with the icing! 

     -Icing-

    • A few spoonfuls of Cinnamon roll yogurt
    • 1 tsp of reduced fat cream cheese
    • Drizzle of agave

    **Heat in microwave for 30 sec, then whisk**

     Then even more cinnamon♥

     And to go with this lovely we made a cinnamon dolce latte:

    • 1/2 cup of almond milk
    • 1/4 cup of hot water
    • 1/2 cup of hazelnut coffee
    • 1 pkt of stevia
    • 1 tbs of fat-free Cinnamon vanilla creamer
    • 1/2 tbs of cappuccino mix

    ~Fun Fact Friday~

    Has anyone ever watched the movie Max Keeble’s Big move? Well if you have, do you recall Robe boy? His robe wearing obsession is just like Courtney and I lol.

     Every morning we wear our robes, and even if the house is freezing, we will wear them all day. No one else in our family does this but us, and they all joke about it. lol We wear our robes in the morning, when its cold, and right out of the shower until we go to bed.

    Mine is this Green one

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     And Court’s is this Red one

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     Along with our Robes, we are the Slipper Queens. Comfy is the key when you’re at home. So we both have a pair of cute little slipper boots!

    For lunch today, we met up with our Mom and Chick-fil-a for a Chargrilled and Cookie Parfait, and now the rest of the day is all ours. What to do what to do 😉

    I’m really thinking about experimenting with bar making this weekend, because Court and I have got some good recipes up our sleeves. There could possibly be a good giveaway next week, so be on the lookout. But speaking of giveaways, you still have till Sunday evening to enter our Chobani Giveaway.

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

    XOXO Whit & Court♥