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Tornado’s, Projects, & Friday… Oh my!

23 Apr

Hey Guys!

          Long time, no see. You have probably been wondering where have Court & Whit gone? Well, to answer your question we have been…here…and

 here… making these magazines for US History. This project was torture 😦  These week has been out of CONTROL… So much HW! Everynight has been HW,HW,HW.. and more HW. Time is dwindling down and now it is Crunch Time. So pretty much a lot of Crazy things have been happening this week.  

 Wednesday~ Late Day “B” Day

Well let’s just say for being a “B” day, Wed flew by in the blink of an eye.

 Breakfast=Pumpkin Pancake Trio

 Toppings were per usual: 1) PB and Pumpkin butter, Greek yogurt&granola, sugar-free syrup

 

Mid-morning snack: Cookies ‘n Cream Luna 

 Lunch: Veggie salad, Clem, and 100 cal kettle popcorn 

 Also mixed in, was some leftover Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Afterschool, we rushed home, did level 3 of the Shred, then got right to work on that Project! 

Breakfast for Dinner is the best, so Dinner= Egg white spinach scramble, half of a juicy grapefruit, and some Apple cinnamon toast. 

 

Thursday~Earth Day!!!

Breakfast= Pumpkiny oats, with a Deep Chocolate Vita and new “Naturally More” PB. Also a green tea latte 

 This morning, and all week has been on and off PURE RAIN! You would think we we’re on the East Coast, but nope it is Just Colorado for you. Warm meals have been cozy though.

 

 

 **Naturally More PB Review: naturally more is lower in calories 169 vs. 190 for 2 tbs, naturally good for you-Flax, egg whites, etc. It was easy spread-Liqudy just the way I like 🙂

  Very Yummy, and we loved the texture 😉

Purchase yours here.

 

 After seeing this fabulous creation on Kath’s blog, Courtney and I recreated it for lunch using Progreso Tomato Bisque Soup, 1 Egg, and half of a Naan Flatbread w/ Laughing cow spread on top. This was awesome, I don’t know why we have never tried this before, but eggs are yummy mixed in tomato soup!

  And some Pepper was used to spice up the top.

 MMM, Flatbread 🙂

 

 It was our early day today, so after lunch we decided to go grocery shopping for our mom. When we left, it was sunny & bright. As Whit & I were walking around Safeway casually, we looked outside and the whole sky was SUPER DARK! We were thinking WTF happened to the Weather? Then we heard the sirens (tornado sirens). We hurried up, checked out, then rushed into the pouring rain to get to our car. The whole parking lot was flooded, so our pants were soaked up to our knees, and the basket was sliding everywhere! When we got in the car, everyone was calling us frantically to get home, and sure enough we got home safely. Colorado weather never gets boring. lol

When we got home, a yogurt mess was sounding pretty ideal, so we whipped one up using:

  • Peach chobani
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Naturally more PB
  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Apple Granola

 

 While out grocery shopping, we got some of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels with our handy dandy VIP coupon to review.

All the flavors include:

Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Classic Pretzels

 

Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Stuffed Pretzels


Pizza Pretzel™Cheese Lover’s Pizza PretzelGrilled CheeseCheddar JalapenoSavory Herb & Cream CheeseTwisted OmeletteSpinach FetaApple CinnamonMixed Berry CobblerCinnamon RollChocolate CrumbOriginal Cheesecake

  There were so many yummy looking flavors to try, but Grilled Cheese sounded good for dinner. Next up Cinna-sugar

 

Grilled Cheese

 

Stuffed with delicious real cheddar cheese & topped with MORE freshly shredded cheddar cheese. This American classic oozes with flavor.


Our Ingredients: High Protein Unbleached and Unbromated Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Filtered Water, Cheese (Milk, Water, Cream, Buttermilk, Whey, Sodium Phosphates [Natural Stabilizers], Salt, Lactic Acid, Natural Enzymes, Vegetable Color), Whole Wheat Flour, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Natural Enzymes, Annatto [Natural Color]), Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Yeast, Invert Beet and/or Cane Sugar, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavors, Soda. Contains: Wheat, Milk

Nutritional Facts: Serving Size (oz): 6, Calories (kcal): 490, Calories from Fat: 100, Total Fat (g): 12, Saturated Fat (g): 7, Cholesterol (mg): 30, Protein (g): 20, Carbohydrate (g): 68, Sugars (g): 2, Dietary Fiber (g): 3, Sodium (mg): 1180, Calcium (%): 25%, Iron (%): 20%

Our Ingredients: High Protein Unbleached and Unbromated Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cheese (Milk, Water, Cream, Buttermilk, Whey, Sodium Phosphates [Natural Stabilizers], Salt, Lactic Acid, Natural Enzymes, Vegetable Color), Filtered Water, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Natural Enzymes, Annatto [Natural Color]), Whole Wheat Flour, Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Yeast, Invert Beet and/or Cane Sugar, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavors, Soda. Contains: Wheat, Milk
 


Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size (oz): 4, Calories (kcal): 350, Calories from Fat: 80, Total Fat (g): 9, Saturated Fat (g): 6, Cholesterol (mg): 25, Protein (g): 14, Carbohydrate (g): 47, Sugars (g): 2, Dietary Fiber (g): 3, Sodium (mg): 870, Calcium (%): 20%, Iron (%): 15%, Vitamin A (%): 0, Vitamin C (%): 2

 **Verdict: WOW! With real cheese, these babies were stuffed with creamy cheese, and were soft chewy goodness. There will for sure be more of these stocked up in the freezer in the future 🙂

Purchase yours here.

 

 

 Also, picked up to try was Mocha Fudge SO Delicious Ice-cream!

 **Verdict: So creamy and decadent with big pillows of fudge in every bite. It kinda tasted like Starbucks Java Chip IC, but with less cals. We could not believe it was dairy-free! If you like SB Ice-cream, then we recommend this flavor to you.

Purchase and learn about the company here.

 

 This was seriously a night of new products, and A LOT of Reviews. So with that said, to go on top of our Ice-cream was Tru whip.

we want to hear from you!

Chemicals aren’t cool. So in 2007, when we looked at the whipped topping category and realized there were no natural alternatives, we decided to create one. Ta-daaa! truwhip was born.

At Peak Foods, we are committed to safety, quality and environmental sustainability, as well as health and taste. That’s why truwhip has no chemicals, trans fats, hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Even better, no bad karma.

We did it for all you folks out there who grew up eating tempting desserts and fluffy fruit salads made with old-style whipped topping. At long last, the flavors you love, without the unhealthy stuff you don’t! So bring on the Pineapple Fluff, Strawberry Yogurt Pie and Banana Pudding Parfait!

the all natural whipped topping

  • 100% natural
  • 70% organic
  • no GMOs
  • no high fructose corn syrup
  • no hydrogenated oils
  • trans fat free
  • gluten free
  • no polysorbate 60

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size
  • 2 Tbsp (11g)
  • Servings Per Container
  • 25

Amont Per Serving

  • Calories 30
  • Calories from Fat 20

% Daily Value*

  • Total Fat 2g
  • 3%
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  •  
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium 0mg
  • 0%
  • Total Carbohydrates 3g
  • 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • 0%

Sugars 2g

Protein 0g

  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 0%

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

 **Verdict: A girl needs her whip, but not for an extra 100 cal, so truwhip sign me up! No high-fructose, no gmos… ALL Natural! It was light fluffy, and a good whipped consistency, instead of being runny like some traditional brands.

Get yours here.

 

 FRIDAY~TGIF!!!

This morning, it was raining again! Surprise, surprise. lol While walking down the ceral aisle in Safeway yesterday Court and I spotted something that caught our eye, Abundance Oatmeal. There are so many cool flavors,so we got Apple Cinnamon, and Maple Streusual.

 

To mix in we had:

  • Pink lady (heated w/ agave cinnamon)
  • Apple Granola
  • Naturally More PB
  • Cinnamon 

 

 

 

 And for a new Coffee creation, I being the Coffee making CHEF came up with a Chocolate Mint Latte, that is around 90 cals

Chocolate Mint Latte:

  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tbs of sugar- free fat- free Vanilla coffee creamer
  • 1 pkt of stevia
  • half a pkt of Fat-free Hot cocco (25 cals pkts)
  • A drop or two of Mint extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut coffee

 And for some extra creaminess, a dallop of Truwhip! 🙂

For a snack during third period today, we tried another flavor of the Raw Crunch bars. CHOCOLATE!

**Verdict: Still loving the satisfaction these bars give me, and the chocolate in this one was heavenly 🙂 It was giant, crunchy, salty, and CHOCOLATEY!

Get yours! Raw Crunch

 With the continue of crazy weather, during second period it was a crazy blizzard outside. lol

 Lunch was a Turkey Riccotta wrap, with apples, and a Breyers Yocrunch!

 Wrap are the best on the Italian Flatout 😉

 After school, we stopped to get gas in our car, and it is FRRREEEEZZZING outside! So we got home and warmed up with our fav. Carmel Tea and some Popcorn. Yum!

 

Now that you are all caught up, we are gonna go continue watching our Hills Marathon on MTV, listen to the rain, and maybe cook up a Frushetta Pizza. It is friday night baby! And the night is still young. Let the weekend begin, or work. lol oh well, better than school 🙂

~Peace!

Finally the Last Song is out!!!

1 Apr

Finally, after days of the harsh 5 AM alarm clock going off, it finally was silent this morning, Court and I embraced our sleep, and listened to our bodies today. And they were ready to wake up at about 8:45 AM. With just a little bit of pumpkin in the fridge left to use up, we decided Pumpkin Pancakes and they turned out FAB-U-LOUS!  

 Toppings consisted of:

  • Nuked Cinnamon Agave Pink Lady Apple
  • White Chocolate PB
  • Organic Brown Rice Syrup

 While eating breakfast, we watched Good Morning America, and there was a segment with the author of Hungry Girl. She had some pretty good looking recipes.

Since today is all about listening to our bodies, we did not work out. And we both agreed that our bodies were completly fatigued, and that a rest day is just what they needed to recooperate. Our mom wanted us to do the Grocery shopping today, so after breakfast we got ready and headed out to King Soopers, Sprouts, and Wal-mart. We needed to just pick some stuff up for Easter, and in general just some Kitchen staples esp. bananas and pink lady apples. Our Mid-morning snack consisted of last nights dessert a 1,000,000 Peanut Butter Cookie. And to hydrate some OWater.

 These cookies are great, they are like a cross between a PB cookie, and a snickerdoodle with the cinnamon sugar topping.

After shopping, we met up with our mom for lunch at Chick-fil-a where we all ordered Chargrilled Chicken Sandwiches, with yogurt parfaits instead of fries.

Then, later after some more shopping, we came home put everything away, and made a morning star grilled chicken sandwich in a pita with tomatoe, onions, and laughing cow cheese. And on the side was some more CheeCha Puffs. The Lime Flavor! These ones are the best flavor yet, and they remind me of the Lime chips at Chipotle, but a healthier version. They were the perfect pair for this meal.

 Then, when 6 o’ Clock rolled around, we headed down the road to go see the 6:30 showing of THE LAST SONG. It was a great love story, and such a sad movie, seriously my eyes were watering, and you could hear sniffles all around. lol Court looked over at me, and I could not help but laugh. I just always try to contain myself from crying in movies. The movie was filmed in Tybee Island, Georgia, and let me tell you, a Beach has never looked so beautiful. I already told my mom I want to go there this summer, it is gorgeous!

 

PRODUCT REVIEW:

When Court and I arrived home from the movies their was a half opened package waiting for us on the table. It was from Nicobella Chocolate. They were very generous and sent us an assortment of truffles to review. When we opened the box, one truffle was missing. Our mom fessed up and said she had eaten the chocolate. Keep in mind that our mom is the pickiest eater on this planet. We asked her how her truffle was and this was her response, “Well girls, after not eating one piece of chocolate for three months it tasted better than sex!” LOL Whit and I were laughing so hard that we pretty much fell over. Next it was our turn to taste the truffles….

 

 

This was my truffle. It is the pumpkin chai flavor. For it being vegan this chocolate never tasted so creamy!

*These little truffles are 100% vegan. The cream and sugar is replaced with all natural vegan ingredients.

Here is a description of all of the truffles we were sent from their website:

Walnut Flaxseed Crunch 

Freshly ground walnuts and flaxseed, abundant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, are mixed with natural brown rice sweetener and dark chocolate making this rich truffle a perfect creation of nutty goodness.

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, walnuts and flaxseeds help to maintain cell membrane integrity and keep the skin hydrated. Omega 3 fatty acids may also contribute to lowering the risk of heart disease by decreasing inflammation, triglycerides and blood pressure. They may also help with depression and anxiety.

 

Sunflower Banana Butter 

Sunflower seed butter blended with banana creates a silky smooth truffle and adds unique flavor to this luscious ganache that is rich in Vitamin E.

Creamy sunflower seed butter is a great source of vitamin E which acts as a potent antioxidant and repairs skin, preventing damage from free radicals. It’s also a good source of B vitamins and Selenium, which may also promote good skin quality and elasticity.
Bananas are well known for their high potassium levels, but they are also a great source of prebiotics (non-digestible carbohydrates that promote healthy bacteria in the gut). Prebiotics enhance digestion and immune function, and promote healthy skin.

 

Pumpkin Chai 

Organic pumpkin, a great source of beta carotene, is mixed with just the right amount of natural sweetener and spice for a delicious treat reminiscent of chocolate pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin is a fantastic source of carotenoids, which are antioxidants that help to maintain skin tissue and prevent wrinkling. Pumpkin seeds are also packed with nutrients such as potassium, zinc and essential fatty acids.

 

Blueberry Almond 

Naturally sweet, high antioxidant blueberries combined with dark chocolate create a silky ganache topped with toasted almond making a fruity truffle with a hint of sweet nut.

Blueberries are super high in antioxidants, including vitamin C, which helps the body produce collagen, a vital anti-aging protein. The antioxidants in blueberries also increase the skin’s cell renewal rate, normalize cell growth and stimulate blood flow-all fabulous for ageless skin!

 

Ginger Green Tea 

Earthy and antioxidant-rich matcha green tea gets a lift from energizing ginger to awaken the senses while a dark chocolate coating satisfies your sweet tooth.

Is there anything green tea can’t do? It contains unique antioxidants such as polyphenols, catechins and EGCG, which have been shown to fight cancer, protect the heart, regulate blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, enhance the immune system, increase metabolism and prevent gum disease.
Ginger has been used for years to help with digestive issues and nausea. It is also used in many decongestants for its beneficial effects on colds.

 

Pure Cocoa Bliss 

A signature truffle for the chocolate purist that provides a super charged antioxidant ganache with a hint of vanilla that is rich, decadent and melts in your mouth.

Flavonol-rich dark chocolate has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve circulation, which may help to improve skin texture, thickness and hydration (have you seen the increase in chocolate facials lately?). Cocoa is one of the most concentrated sources of bioflavonoid antioxidants available in our diet.

For more information visit: http://www.nicobellaorganics.com

Well, it is bed time for now, but I really want to make tomorrow another stress free relaxing day, to prep for another 2 long days of work. Goodnight All!

XOXO Court & Whit♥