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2,000 calories What?

10 Apr

 Hello!

Last night, it was our dads night to cook dinner. Now let me tell you, I love this man to death, but he only knows how to cook a few things. So rather than spending his whole night slaving over dinner, he chose an easy route to start his weekend and bought pizza for the whole family. Naturally we orderd from Pappa Johns because of the buy any size, as many toppings as you want for only $10! Pictured below is the best darn pizza a girl can ask for: an original crust, with tomatoes, bellpeppers, onions, and grilled chicken.

**My family always opts. for chicken instead of pepperoni because  processed meats like pepperoni and sausage offer little to no nutritional value and contain lots of fat, calories and sodium.**

 NOTE: That little puddle of yellow is not grease, it is Garlic Sauce! 🙂

 

This morning Whit and I were up before dawn and craving our Bolthouse Chai Tea again.  Instead of using it in oats, this time we made it into iced chais! Out of all the chai tea syrups and mixes this one has beaten them all for the best.

This morning’s bowl of overnight oats were of course made in our easy lunchboxes! I can not get enough of these things. You can use these for virtually any meal. It really helps especially on a day like Saturday when we have work becaue time is very limited until we have to be to work. Preparing my overnigth oats and the mixin’s the night before is a big TIME SAVER

 These oats were another dessert inspired, Strawberry Cheescake Overnight Oats 😛 I love that Target has so many unique flavors of yogurt to choose from.

 This was the pretty before picture….

 And THIS is the after. In Jessica’s words, this could be called the Yogurt Mess! 

 Lunch was also packed last night… a mixed greens salad with cauliflower, carrots, dried cherries, and rasperry vinagarette. Also on the side is a little Cutie in the right corner. I love these little guys. One of my friends recently told me that she has her Cutie’s with Nutella. Maybe I will have to give it a try!  

 Today was our first day actually trying Raspberry Vinagarette on veggies, instead of fruit and I absolutely loved it.

 

After an eight our work day at the big ‘ol Einstein’s, Whit and I were famished. We had to sit in the 4:oo traffic the whole way home, but once again the nice weather allowed us to roll down the sun roof and jam to some good tunes. Letting your hair go all crazy from the wind and screaming song lyrics at the top of your lungs is the best stress reliever after a hard day at work. Hey we are only teenagers, but it is great tool for adults to try too lol!

Our afternoon snack before Insanity was yogurt mess #2 of the day. This time with Honey Almond yogurt. This is one of my top fav. flavors from tarjay 🙂

 ~PRODUCT REVIEW~

Whit and I once again let our Chai craving get the best of us and we could not resist. We split this bar and crumbled it over our yogurt. These bars are known for lowering cholesteral levels. Here is an excerpt from their website:

“Each of our great tasting snack bars delivers 50% more heart healthy soluble fiber than found in oatmeal, and each provides 1 gram of cholesterol lowering plant sterols” (That is pretty impressive considering most of us eat oats every day!)

 These bars reminded me of lara/clif bars except for half the calories(150 not to shabby!)

 

 VERDICT: Very soft. I could taste all of the great spices. It tasted like I was eating dessert. For its rich taste and awesome nutritional value, I would most definitly purchase. 

Form more info: http://www.kardeanutrition.com/ 

 Dinner tonight was some more pizza galore, but this time with an added salad!

 This pizza is just that good not to have two days in a row.

 Products Review #2: Lenny and Larry’s Muscle Brownie/Cookies

Whit and I happened to find this package of treats to review yesterday. Thanks Lenny and Larry’s 🙂

 The first dessert little bundle of joy chosen for tonight was the COOKIES AND CREAM BROWNIE(what a cool flavor huh!). Here is a little info. about these products:

*Each one contains 20 grams of protein
*all natural
*zero grams trans fat
Here is an excerpt from their website as to why there products are good for you:
 “We feel using only All Natural ingredients separates us from everyone else. Many companies use sugar alcohols to sweeten their products and to help lower calories, carbohydrates and costs; they use chemicals to preserve their products; they use inferior proteins such as hydrolyzed collagen, which is a protein derived from the skin and bones of pigs, cows and fish. Yuck!”

 

 This big hunkin’ thing only has 17o calories per serving totaling out to be 340. Compared to French Meadow Bakeries Brownie, this one overrules. It was just as big, but so much more filling. The best part of this brownie was its fudgy chewy taste, yum! I cannot wait to try the rest of the products. I also really like there slogan: Eat Brownies, Get Muscles! Each one of these contains Whey Protein. Who knew a dessert could pack on so much protein.

For more info visit: http://www.lennylarry.com/

 **Also be sure to enter the code below at the checkout to receive 10% off of any size order! 
Discount Code: EatnGroove

Well it is almost time for me to hit the sack for another long eight hour work day tommorow, but first let me leave you with an interesting fact. Our older sister Ashley has been trying to lose weight and get into shape, so she recently purchased the body bug. She also works at Einstein Bros(I know what a small world right lol), but anyways after wearing it today she burned a total of about 2,000 calories. Crazy huh! Who knew running around frantically at work with bagels, could be such a great workout. No wonder I am always more hungry on work days.

Court & Whit

P.S. A lot of you have been requesting the recipe for our pumpkin bread, stay tuned for recipe tommorow!

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

Spring break here we come!

27 Mar

Friday 3/26

This morning Whit and I hopped right out of bed with out even complaining(very hard to do sometimes). We were determined to get through this last day without one negative comment. To start off our day, we decided to have a bowl of oats kind inspired by Kath Eats from yesterday.

I made Whit and I pumpkin spice latte’s, while she prepped our oats 🙂 This was definitely not what you call a skinny latte, but hey it is Friday and everybody should indulge and treat their selves something every once in a while, right! 

This morning’s bowl of pumpkin oats are as follows:

  • 1/2 cup oats, soy milk, water
  • 2 tbs. of pumpkin puree
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tbs. of chia seeds

Toppings were:

– a split pink lady apple chopped and heated
-10 butterscotch chips(the best part!)
– a heaping spoonful of greek yogurt, white choc. pb loco

Yum, look at what a great picture!

 

On the way to school, we listened to a real song to put us in a real upper mood. And that was no one other than Miley Cyrus. We rocked out to her song Party in the USA. That song is awesome! Every car that passed us was probably thinking what are those girls doing. lol, oh well we were having a hay day!

Well school ended up flying by. It is weird, but somehow not thinking about all of the negative things actually made time fly. You should try it sometime. For lunch we ended up finally eating our morningstar chicken nuggets that have been in the freezer forever, with some Annies macaroni and Pineapple. The red sauce pictured is some really yummy buffalo sauce, that is great for dipping those nuggets.

 Look what came for mail delivery today, first up Whooha Gear workout shirts! They are super cute, and we each got to pick out personally which one’s we wanted. Review to come.

 

 Whit’s:

 And Mine:

 I just love them, they are very inspirational!

Next up, Fabulous Flats. Nicole Spinner sent us Flatbread, sandwich thins, and Pizza crust, omg can you say carb heaven?

To make use of these on a Friday night, we wanted  to first try out the pizza crusts.

 We made an Alfredo Pizza:

  • Multi-grain Pizza Crust
  • Newman’s Own Alfredo Sauce
  • Parmesan
  • Spinach
  • Next Generation Organic mozzarella
  • Shredded lean Chicken Breast
  • Minced Garlic
  • EVOO (for crust)
  • Garlic Powder (For Crust)

* Cook at 400 degrees for 20 min.

This pizza was by far one of the best pizza’s, our whole entire family has every tried. The dough was so soft, light, and fluffy. Just the way it should be. We loved the texture, and this was the perfect combo with the Next Generation cheese. Our older sister’s were raving about how good these pizza’s were, and want us to make some more soon.

Next up was the Buffalo Wing Pizza:

  • 1 Pizza Crust
  • Light Bleu Cheese Dressing (light layer)
  • A drizzle of ranch
  • 1/4 cup of chopped white onions
  • Shredded chicken Soaked in Chick-fil-a Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 Next Generation Organic mozzarella Shredded on top

*400 degrees, for 20 min.

 Verdict: Both pizza’s were a hit, and our older sister Ashley and dad liked this one the most, because it was more spicy.

**To purchase some of your own, or learn more about the product visit www.fgfbrands.com

 Whit and I had a slice of each paired with a veggie Salad.

 Then, today we finally picked up Millet Bread. We’ve been wanting to try this stuff 4 Eva, ever since seeing it on the fitnessista, and Live Laugh Eat’s Blog. Allie was right though, it really does have a pound cake texture.

 We used our first slice ever, to make a carrot cake.

 Topped with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Pineapple
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Honey Greek yogurt mixed with Coconut butter (icing)

 

Fun Fact Friday: Whitney and I are mirrored twins. I write with my left, and she writes with her right. Our whole life, something on our body that is really similar is mirrored. It is really weird!

Time for bed, work is bright and early tomorrow, yikes!

Goodnight,

XOXO Court & Whit♥