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Goodbye Inferno…Hello Delish!

10 Jul

 I just gotta say, I have a whole new respect for people who have to follow a strict diet, or are trying to lose weight. Sticking to an eating plan is tough. Are you up for the Inferno Challenge? Don’t believe how hard it is, try it for 5 days. The results of this whole plan look a little something like this though, DEFINED ABS.

Exhibit A- Courtney’s Abs

 Exhibit B- My Abs

 All this hard work has paid off, and I am so proud of Court, Ash, and myself for sticking to it all week. It was a learning experience, with the lesson learned that I truly love creating my own dishes. lol

The first breakfast craving after that long week was Overnight oats!!!! MMMM

 And we like to call this creation Carmel Apple Overnight Oats

In the mix:

~Overnight~

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 container Carmel Dannon Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds

~Toppings in the morning~

  • Pecans
  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  • Almond Butter
  • Nuked Cinnamon Apple Chunks

Here is the toppings being assembled:

 And the finished product alongside some missed Iced Coffee

 It was a super HOTT Day, so today was a shorts and tank top kinda day.

 With my cute gladiators 🙂

We wanted to hit up the local Farmers market, but that did not happen. Instead my mom wanted Court and I to pick up groceries at King Soopers today, so we also got some stuff to make TUNA FISH sammies.  And the mess looked like this after it was thrown on the Panini Grill.

 There was:

Serves 2

  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • 1 can drained tuna
  • 1 spoonful of plain yogurt
  • Tiny squirt of olive oil mayo
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tomato slice
  • Part skim mozzarella cheese
  • And a usual family addition Baked BBQ chips

 To pair were grapes and half a plum. While eating this heart warming meal, we watched some good ol’ school 90210. Brandon left this episode, so sad. 😦

YIKES! here is our First Vlog

 

Sorry, that was so blurry! Need to find a new filming spot for the next video.

Make sure you guys throw us out some questions this week, or let us know what you would like to see in a Vlog.

Enter the Millet. This afternoon’s snack was a slice of Millet bread topped with:

  • Naturally More PB
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Sugar-free apricot preserves
  • Kashi
  • Trail Mix

It was satisfying and hit the spot

For dinner tonight, mommy girl gave us a break and made some Jennie-O Turkey Sloppy Joes served on SaraLee Delightful wheat buns. These were the best sloppy joes I have ever tasted!!! Way better than ground beef made ones! And to pair a little side salad and a crystal light pink lemonade. Way to go Mommasita!

It’s time to go relax, pop in a movie, and chill. Tomorrow we got work from 7 to 3, and then we are free for two days. Monday and Tuesday off Babbay!

Again don’t forget your question, and what you would like to see us vlog about.

<3Whit~

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Weekend 4/24-4/25 Wrap up

25 Apr

Hey BUDDIES!!! 

           So this weekend was not a big extravaganza, but it was a good weekend you know. Work was not too shabby, esp. today, because we got to go home early 🙂 Thank you boss man! Yeah we could have stayed and earned extra money$, but we close every weekend, and just going home sounded so much better.

Saturday’s breakfast was blueberry Pie Oatmeal With some blueberry tea!

 A blueberry vitatop was crumbled on top with coconut, and brazilian nuts, YUM!

 

Lunch involved some more blueberry and coconut:

  • Blueberry Coconut Prana Bar
  • Toasted Coconut vanilla yogurt
  • Half of Cinnamon Pink Lady apple

When we got home from work, we had a snack on our millet bread:

  • 1 slice millet
  • cinnamon
  • PB
  • greek yogurt
  • strawberry preserves
  • half a banana  

 Then, all of us girls decided to do a Chalene Extreme workout. We did Burn Circuit 3, which lasted for about a half hour, and consisted of some hardcore weight lifting/strength training. I ♥ Chalene, and she wears the most cute blinged out Workout outfits!

After our workout, Court and I had some of this High Country Kombucha Tea.

**Verdict: Taste like Gt’s Kombucha, but compared to it there is less sugar which is a Plus + in our book. And the Goji berry flavor was delish.  

Then, for din din we made Veggie burgers and Sweet potato fries that had Cinnamon and maple on top(THE BEST, OMG)

After seeing April’s sweet bread, and hearing other bloggers rave about it, we decided to make some last night using our NuNatural Stevia.

**Verdict: We love to use a Zero calorie Sugar replacement when baking, and so far NuNatural products have been awesome for doing that. 😉

 

Low Carb Sweet Bread

Makes 1 loaf (8 slices)

Each slice 107 calories, 2.5 grams of carbs, and 7.5 grams of protein

For the higher protein version, each slice is 85 calories, 2.5 carbs, and 14 grams of protein


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup wheat-bran
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pure pumpkin (depending how moist you like your bread- I like mine really moist so I used 1/2 cup) **we used a half**
  • 1 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp each baking powder and cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pure stevia extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Pour into baking pan, bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

**For a higher protein version, use 1 cup of soy protein powder instead of flaxseed. You will need to bake this version about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 The bread was a hit with Court, Ash, and Me, but our mom and dad thought it was a bit too sweet. Well, you win some, and you lose some. We personally thought the bread was delicious, and perfectly sweet. And to pair with it was 2 scoops of Dreyer’s Cookie Dough Ice-cream, and a scoop of Truwhip.

 Cookie Dough…mmm PURE BLISS

 This morning we began our 6 AM wake-up call with a green monster using a customized Vanilla Dream protein You Shake. This was one of the many flavors they sent us awhile back.

GREEN MONSTER:

  • 1/2 pkt of customized Vanilla dream protein powder
  • 1/2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbs naturally more peanut butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Lots of spinach
  • 2 ice cubes

**Verdict: This Green monster was the best one we have ever made, and I honestly think it was this protein powder. The Vanilla flavor is so strong, and really makes the biggest difference. Kinda like a vanilla Milkshake 🙂

Customize your food the way you like it here.

 

 

 To go along with our Green Monsters were our last two Nature’s Path Red berry waffles out of the freezer.

 And on top:

  • Honey Greek yogurt
  • Naturally more PB
  • Granola
  • Stawberries/blueberries

 

 Lunch that was packed but then eaten at home included:

  • Veggie Salad
  • Dr.Kracker Pumpkin Seed Cheddar Flatbread (topped w/ half a laughing cow wedge)
  • 1 cutie

There was a lot of leftover ham in the fridge, so my mom decided to make us Ham Fried Rice for Dinner. And to pair we added a pink lady topped with pumpkin, PB, and cinnamon.

Tomorrow starts Week 4 of school! We are so close to summer 🙂 And this week is going to be 3 “A” days, and 2 “B” days, so it will be nice to only have 2 long days of school. Right now we’re having a Hills marathon on MTV, and guess what the new season starts Tuesday! Yay, we are Hills junkies. lol Cheers, Here is to a GOOD week!

XOXO Court & Whit

Start of week 3 and Chobani Winner

19 Apr

Good evening! 

So how is everyone’s Monday’s going? The toughest day of the week is finally coming to a hault. Yay! And this is the start of week 3 of school. Yesterday Court and I worked from 8-3:30PM, and here were our eats:

Sunday Breakfast: POM Overnight Oats

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup Chobani Pom greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs of Pom Kefir
  • 1/2 tbs Pom juice
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Top:

  • 1 CranBran Vita
  • 1/2 tbs unsweetened Coconut
  • handful of kashi cereal

 AND then topped with one of these beauty’s!

 Cranbran was perfect to go with pom and berry flavors.

And  To pair we made ginger green tea lattes.

 Overnight oats are decadent as always 🙂

 Work was more than a lot to handle today, I’m telling you I cannot wait until I do not work in FAST FOOD! Don’t get me wrong bagels and Coffee is cute, there is just a HIGH demand from people. lol, esp. since we work at the busiest Einstein’s in the nation, TRUE FACT! Oh and by the way all of our stores are having contest for FREE iPods and gift cards, and so far it is looking very promising, YES!!! I could so use a new NANO.

Lunch was some amaaazzzing left over Tuna casserole with a clem and Raspberry Prana bar:

 The Baker’s at work left all of the dished from all day, Courtney and I were the only closers with our manager, and it took for freakin ever to leave. So by the time we got home we were HUNGRY! To fuel we had some millet bread topped with cinnamon, dark chocolate PB, drizzle of chobani pineapple yogurt, 1 strawberry, 1 walnut. To die for 😉

 

 Since the weather was extra nice today, our dad pulled out the barbeque and cooked up some yummalicious hamburgers, and some Lime Chee Cha’s went with that. I’m gonna be really sad when our CheeCha stash is gone, these things are Bomb!

 And now onto this morning. Yesterday we restocked the banana stash, so we put them to good use this morning. We made

Banana Bread Oats!

In the mix:

  •  1/3 cup oats, 1/3 almond milk, 1/3 water
  • 1 tsp chia
  • 1 tsp flax
  • 1 banana (half mashed and cooked in)
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp Turbinado sugar

Top:

 And of course you guessed it Banana Nut Vita was the inspiration for this creation, mmm…

  More Vita’s Please 🙂 Vitamuffins=♥

 Packed today was another satisfying Raw Crunch bar for Mid-morning snack.

Verdict: We are still in love with these bars, they were perfect to hold us over till lunch. And, the Goji’s added a ton of flavor! 

 In the lunchbox:

  • A PB Sugar-Free Apricot Preserve Sandwich Thin
  • Cutie
  • Mixture of Pear, apple, and Stacey’s cinna-sugar chips

 

When we got home about 3:15, it was Snack time, so we used a banana cream pie yogurt to make a Yogurt Mess!

 *Not a fan of the Aspartame in these yogurts, but they got so many dang good flavors. 😦

After this Energizing snack, we proceeded to our Workout date with Jillan Michael’s, doing her 30 Day Shred level 2. Have you been shredded yet? After doing nothing but Cardio for 2 months with Insanity, the Strength parts of the Video killed us! I was happy that the Cardio portion was such a breeze, but my god 3 pounder weights have never felt so heavy. LOL my whole arm was shaking. I know not that Insanity is done, it is time to do some weight training, and AB work. So tomorrow were hitting the gym after second period. And I’m sure it will be a good sweat sessh, and it will be a reunion to the Treadmill. But I’m kinda excited to see how my stamina does.

 Karst made dinner for us all tonight, and the house smelled like delish Alfredo and Garlic. We had Chicken Alfredo with a Veggie Salad. So good, when do carbs not make a girl happy?

We also hopped on the Chia Pudding train tonight. This was our first time trying it, and I thought it was rather Yummy myself. Our special creation though was Mint Chocolate Carob Chia Pudding. Beat that! The flavor tasted just like Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-cream.

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/8 tsp mint extract
  • 1 pkt stevia
  • 1 spoonful of dark chocolate PB

 

Now to the Winner of the Chobani Giveaway, drumroll………….And the winner is…………….Christina from Hungry Meets Healthy Congrats! E-mail your shipping address to eatngroove@hotmail.com

Well, we’re off to go watch Alyssa Milano’s new Show. Peace Out!

XOXO Court & Whit ♥