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Snowy and relaxing

7 Apr

 Yesterday while I was out shopping, I picked up a few goodies, including gingerale, so we could have pomades with dinner, and other things to make some treats for fellow bloggies. Our mom made some Ham fried rice, and we had a light fluffy roll, and carrots w/ humus to pair.

 

This was a delicious drink, and I have been wanting to see it, ever since visiting Kath’s blog.

 

Since this morning is Wednesday,  we got to sleep in till 5:30 because school starts later. When we first looked out the window it was barely snowing, but then when we were done with breakfast we looked out again to a white blowing storm. Our whole car and street is covered. And quite honestly, our little car will not make it to school. So today we are going to stay home and relax as well as get some stuff done.

Breakfast was another French Meadow Cinnamon Raisin BAGEL. On one side is skippy crunchy PB and pumpkin butter, and on the other side is honey almond cream cheese.

Paired was a yogurt Parfait, and some toffee coffee.

On top was another one of the granola’s sent to us by Bakery on Main. This flavor is Apple Raisin Walnut.

Verdict: Love love the dried apples in the mix. Perfect paired with tropical fruit.

Coffee:

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup of hazelnut coffee
  • 3 drops of stevia
  • 1 pkt stevia
  • 1 tsp of cappuccino mix

And the lunch that was packed today, but will now be eaten at home is a kitchen sink salad with half of a pink lady apple, and a “trail mix.”(Dried cranberries, dried pineapple, nuts, teddy grahams, and somersaults.) The dried pineapple came from one of the many packs that were sent to us. And I love the No added sugar part. Review is to come later.

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Want some german choc. cake for breakfast?

4 Apr

Friday 4/3  

 >>>Rewind back to Thursday night: 
Of course since a holiday is coming up, we got our monthly treat from the church girls. They are still trying to recruit us after all of this time. This time they left Peeps marshmallow sugar coated goodness on our doorstep.

French Meadow Bakery Brownie Review:

 Also on Thursday night Whit and I each had one of our French Meadow Bakery Fudge Brownies inside of some ice cream.  

Mmmm… Butter Pecan and a + it is all natural!

Usually the only store bought brownies I buy are Cosmic Brownies, but after trying this brownie I am going to have to switch over to these. They are much better for you, and they make the perfects dessert. I like how these actually taste like real brownies, soft chewy, chocolatey perfection. For 360 calories that is not bad considering how big and thick these brownies are! For more info. visit http://www.frenchmeadow.com/ 

 

Okay now on to Friday’s breakfast. Whit and I had to wake up at 4 am so that we could be to work by 6. So once again we needed something quick and easy. Coach’s Oats sent Whit a big box of their oats to review a few days ago, so we pulled them out and got to work.  

Here is the difference of Coach’s Oats compared to other oats from their website:

Coach’s Oats are prepared in an entirely new way. The groats are toasted to bring the natural sugars to the surface of the oat, then cracked into small pieces. This patented Cracked n’ Toasted™ process means that Coach’s Oats are never mushy, always naturally delicious and cook in just five minutes on a stovetop or in the microwave.

That’s the Coach’s Oats difference!

We also decided to use some stevia that we got sent to review…. This morning’s bowl of oats was GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE!

 We used the Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia and combined it in with some milk and our Vanilla Hazelnut coffee blend from Einstein’s. It truly made for the best latte!

For the oats:
-1 coach’s oats pack(which has 1/4 cup, but you can use any oats)
-1/2 packet of stevia or your preferred sweetener
-1/4 cup of almond milk
-1/2 cup of water
-1 tsp. of sugar free carnation chocolate instant breakfast
-1 tbs. of coconut
 
Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 3 1/2 min.

 

For the frosting: 
-1/2 tbs. of coconut butter
-1/2 tbs. of dark chocolate pb
-another little sprinkle of coconut

Microwave each for about a minute, then combine. Finally pour the frosting over your oats and top with some chopped walnuts. Enjoy!

 Oats verdict: Whit and I usually use 1/2 cup of oats because anything less will not keep us full, but I felt completely satisfied all day! Also you can really taste the natural sweetness to them. These are definitely different compared to any other oats I have ever tried 🙂

NuStevia Verdict: These products are great! They really helped sweeten up breakfast and these products did not give off that bitter fake sugar taste like splenda.  

Here is some more info. about NuStevia:
*It contains 60% more Stevia than other leading brands
*Will not raise blood sugar levels
*100% natural, gluten free, does not contain aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or any kind of artificial sweeteners/colors
For more info. visit: https://www.nunaturals.com/

 

Whit and I were too tired to pack a lunch the night before, so we threw together a snackie lunch! Perfect foods was kind enough to send us a big box of their bars to review. Each bar contains 18g of protein! A blend of  organic raw honey and peanut butter is used to sweeten these bars. **From the box: “The mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, and essential omega-3 healthy fats, provides a well balanced meal on the go”** For more info. visit http://www.perfectfoodsbar.com  

They sent us peanut butter, fruit & nut, cranberry crunch, and carob chip to try. 

 

 

 Whit and I decided on Cranberry crunch. It had little rice puffs in it, which kind of gave it that rice krispy taste. The bar felt really soft, you just barely touch it and your finger leaves a dent in it. It is probably from the raw honey. This was not your ordinary bar. I like that it is so different!

 

 

 

 

When Whit and I got home we were yet again craving something with PEANUT BUTTER…lol you can never get enough of that stuff! This snack helped gave us a quick pick me up before our intense INSANITY workout. Today’s was Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs. All of my muscles were fatigued, I could barely lift up my legs for the high knees. 

 

 

By the time Whit and I got to our abs video, we could barely move. When we were all done some hot pizza from Dominos was waiting for us on the counter. I love their garlic bread crust. It goes perfect with chicken, bell pepper, onion pizza. My family always orders chicken on our pizza because it is a lot healthier than pepperoni. Pepperoni is a processed meat that contains a lot of saturated fat.

And of course what is dominos pizza without some KICKERS! 

 

Whit and I ended up going in the hot tub again! It felt so good on these sore muscles 😛

 

-Court&Whit

Wake up and inhale French Meadow Bakery!

1 Apr

Thursday 4/1

Last night, we also recieved a package of French Meadow goodies! They were kind enough to send us:

  • Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
  • Sprouted Grain Tortillas
  • Gluten Free Fudge Brownies
  • A really cute mug!

 

So this morning Whit and I decided to try the cinnamon raisin bagels  for breakfast 🙂 These bagels are a good source of fiber, protein, and they are vegan!

Look at this breakfast, a bagel never looked so healthy! This was definitely the breakfast we needed to help us power through our Insanity Max Plyo video(55 min.) today. I feel like I did much better with this video today than what I did last week, but I was still a pool of sweat lol.

 We topped the left half bagel with the rest of our pb loco white chocolate wonderful and strawberry preserves. The right half consisted of skippy all natural crunch pb and pumpkin butter. These were the best combos.

Bagel VerdictThese bagels were very thick and satisfying. They have a good wheaty taste alond with the yummy raisins. I felt better eating these than the ones from Einsten Bros. because these are actually made from all natural ingredients. I cannot wait to try the rest of these products. You can find them at almost any health foods store. I actually just saw them at Sprout’s for the first time yesterday Thanks again to French Meadow Bakery.

If you would like more info. please visit http://www.frenchmeadow.com/ 

 

 Our breakfast was also served with our favorite green tea lattes….

 

And a yogurt parfait

It consisted of kiwi and some granola from Bakery On Main. They sent a few packs of granola and granola bars to review last week. The flavors included:

  • Gluten Free Apple Raisin Walnut
  • Gluten Free Nutty Cranberry Maple
  • Fiber Power Cinnamon Raisin
  • Fiber Power Triple Berry

*This granola is 100% natural, contains no artificial anything, no trans fats, and no refined sugars. Sign me up!

Cinnamon Raisin Granola was the chosen one this morning to go along with our cinnamon raisin bagel hehe.

GRANOLA VERDICT: This granola has just the right hint of sweetness. It tasted like it was homemade instead of store bought. I loved it. The only downfall is I wish there was more in the package. Overall though, I would definitely buy this granola again.

For more information, visit http://www.bakeryonmain.com/

 

Well Whit and I have plans to go to Subway with our mom today on her lunch break, so that should be relaxing. Other than that my day is completely clear just to relax.

 

QOD: What have your spring break plans consisted of?

Court&Whit