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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 ♥

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Wakey wake for work again!

29 Mar

SUNDAY- 3/28

The other day Whit and I received a ginormous care pack of POM Wonderful to review(thanks Kristen). In the past few months I have seen so many fellow bloggers experiment with POM for a variety of recipes. Whit and I wanted to experiment ourselves, so we decided on POM Pancakes!

 

First off, here are some cool facts about POM:
-100% authentic pomegranate juice
– All natural and contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors, or cheap filler juices
-The company grows their OWN fruit which the orchards are located in San Joaquin Valley, California. 
-They also pick it by hand, squeezes it with proprietary presses, and manufactures their own bottles

* Only POM Wonderful products are backed by $32 million in medical research, primarily in the areas of prostate, cardiovascular, and erectile function.
Impressive, HUH… so drink it up 🙂 For more info. visit www.pomwonderful.com

 

Now back to our pancake creation… we mixed these three simple ingredients together and made two decent size pancakes for each of us.

Before Whit and I threw some POM into our pancake mix, we had give it a taste test.
Taste Test Verdict: One word, INCREDIBLE. It tasted like cranberry/grape juice, but without that sugary after taste that makes your teeth feel like they are rotting. Plus with no added sugar, and 160 calories a bottle, it was guilt free… just pure bliss 😛 

When they were all cooked up we topped them with a greek yogurt/coconut butter/ sugar free syrup mixture and of course bananas! 

POM Pancake Verdict: Like it says on the bottle wonderful. The juice made these pancakes so moist and fluffy! With the coconut mixed in, it tasted really tropical. 

Whit and I got our break last again at work(what’s new right), so we had a really late lunch. We were both starving! Lunch today was a mixed greens salad with shredded chicken, quinoa, lentils, red bell peppers, and greek feta dressing. It was also topped with some sea salt chee cha puffs crumbled. I do not know if it was just because I was so hungry or what, but this salad never tasted so good.

Whits new mug! 

 

 Look at those cute little cinny teddy grahams…

And of course another split pink lady with some skippy crunchy pb on top. 

 Another review…

Whit and I got off work at 3:30, then we had to sit in traffic so it took about an hour to get home. Monkey Brains sent us this lovely package yesterday. It consisted of:

  • Raspberry, Blueberry and Strawberry Monkey Brains Oatmeal
  • Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate, Blueberry Vanilla and Strawberry Vanilla Monkey Bars

Yet again we were starving when we got home, so we decided the banana peanut butter chocolate bar sounded good to have for a snack.

VERDICT: It tastes like banana chips(which I adore) dipped in chocolate. The bottom layer of chocolate makes it tastes like a candy bar. At only 140 calories this is your go to snack.

So CHOCOLATEY, YUM!

 

These bars are most known for aiding with digestive health. Here is a little info. from their website:

†PREBIOTIC

Each serving of Monkey Bars™ supports digestive health by helping regulate the balance of friendly bacteria that already exists in the digestive system.

HOW IT WORKS

Every serving of Monkey Bars™ has one gram of NutraFlora®, a prebiotic fiber that is derived from evaporated cane sugar. NutraFlora, which is also referred to as fructooligosaccharides, does not raise blood glucose, and supports the growth of helpful bacteria in the digestive system such as Bifidobacteria. The non-scientific description could be: NutraFlora is food for your tummy!

100% NATURAL

NutraFlora is 100% natural. The fiber in NutraFlora also occurs naturally in vegetables like onions, garlic and asparagus. Instead of eating Monkey Bars™, you could always just eat more onions and garlic. Not only will your tummy thank you for eating Monkey Bars™, but your friends will too!

www.monkey-brains.com

 

 

 When we were done with our snack, we literally crashed until dinner. I was in such a deep sleep that I almost did not wake up for dinner… no good 😦 Dinner tonight was delish. It was Karstee’s night to cook so she used up some old stuff in the pantry and made Spagetti. Who doesn’t love carbs? lol.

Well after a long day, Whit and I wanted to treat ourselves to a good but healthy dessert. Here are some bars that we made from a recipe that Tina made at www.carrotsncake.com Enjoy! 

 

 

Blueberry Coconut Bars

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 vanilla soy milk

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Coat 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter; smooth with spatula
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through
  • Although to cool before cutting
  • Enjoy!

-Court & Whit