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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!

Vita top Mecca

15 Apr

 Delivery From VITA-TOP!!!!

 Oh my mylanta, Vita muffins=New best friend. You know that saying “Great things come in small packages?” SO TRUE! Down below is the FAN-Tab-u-lous package that Vitalicious was so kind to send us. seriously Thank you 🙂

Here is a little about them if you don’t already know:

About Vitalicious

Vitalicious® Inc. is the market leader of innovative “vital and delicious” baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. First to market with 100-calorie servings, Vitalicious® is leading the way to a holistic approach to maximize satisfaction with minimum calories, with products that are low fat and high in fiber and nutrients. Vitalicious® has created a unique triangle of need-satisfaction (All-Natural ingredients + Nutraceuticals + Weight Management), the only baked-goods company in this niche. Founded in 1999, Vitalicious® creates and sells a variety of unique, healthy, value-added baked goods under the VitaMuffin™, VitaTop™, VitaBrownie™, VitaCake™, and VitaMuffin Mix™ trademarks. Vitalicious® products are now sold at stores nationwide and at http://www.vitalicious.com (www.vitalicious.ca for Canadian Residents). Here at Vitalicious® our mission is simple: to make healthy and delicious baked goods that are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. 

 The first litte guy we chose to dig into tonight was Chocolate Mint!

 

 Each one wis filled with 100 Delicious sinless calories!

 *Heat in the microwave for 20 sec

 

 

 Then, served complimentary with 2 scoops of Mint Ice-cream

 

 Wow, the best dessert taking the records. And now we have like a million ideas of how to use these. I can already see the future, these are seriously going to become an addiction. Vita-Addiction, you got one? lol

 

We ♥ Vita muffins!

Goodnight 😉

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