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Its the start of week 8!

24 May

5/22-5/24

Hello there, I think it is about time for a weekend/ mountain of a Monday wrap-up!

 

Saturday- We woke up at 6 am, then headed off to the job. It was the first day we worked with all of the new coffee’s. The customer’s at our Einstein’s consist mostly of old retired people, and they were pissed about the whole new set up. I was cashier, and Whit was on the line all day making sandwiches. Each customer made it loud and clear to me that they hated the new set up. When work was over, we came home and I showered up and put on my jammies. 🙂 There is nothing like changing into some loose clothes after a long day of work. Once I was all comfy, I sat down to a nice dinner and an awesome finale episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It is weird, but the only times I have seen this show is when it is the finale!

The comment’s consisted of:
“I want to be able to pour my own coffee, this is dumb.” 
“The only reason we have always come here is because it is not like Starbucks.”
“This is only going to make things harder on you guys.”

ect…. ect….

There is nothing that I can do but listen to the negative comments and give the feedback back to the boss. Oh well, I LOVE the new set up. It is so fresh and exciting. I love being able to use a $15,000 coffee machine and make every drink to perfection!

Sunday- The comments were even more negative and people started taking it out on me. I had about had it. Every little mistake or things taking too long were blamed on me, when I was clearly cashing people out all day and had absolutely nothing to do with their food/drink! Any who I shook it off and crashed when I got home.
Now on to the eats….

Friday night we whipped out a pumpkin bolani out of the freezer. It tasted so good paired with Summer’s fruit(mango) and a fresh salad.  

**Verdict: What can I say, anything with pumpkin(esp. a wrap), wins my vote!

 

Saturday’s breakfast was homemade vegan blueberry cornmeal pancakes. We used a recipe out of our “Eat, Drink, Be Vegan” book. It was a little too crumbly. I think I will probably have to tweak the recipe next time. We mashed some banana, added a drizzle of agave, and sprinkled some Vanilla Almond Galaxy Granola on top.  

 

A packed lunch consisted of Barley with shrimp and a side of dried fruit.

 

For dinner, we were craving some carbs so a Tuna Fish Panini it was. What can I say I guess it was a fishy kinda day..lol.  

My family always sticks BBQ chips on Tuna Fish sammies, so we thought what a perfect time to try these:

 

I am lovin’ all of the goods from Newman’s Own! Check out the stats:

**Verdict: Very similar to Quaker Rice Quakes. They were overall guiltless puffs of flavor!

 

And for dessert was a Court and Whit original:
Toffee Chocolate Cheesecake

The recipe is as follows:

  • 2 tbs. Pillsbury Brownie Mix/ the mix of your choice
  • 1 tbs. Sugar-free fat free cheesecake jello mix
  • 1 tsp. toffee chips
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkt of NuNaturals Stevia/ sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbs. egg whites
  • t tbs. greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs. hot water
  • dash of salt

Place all of the ingredients into a microwaved safe bowl sprayed with nonstick spray, and microwave for 2-3 minutes(ours took 3).
*The entire recipe is about 147 calories

 

Sunday’s breakfast was PB&J oats with a few additions…

We added greek yogurt, dates, and granola in addition.

 

Lunch was a classic fruit salad and a Cashew Almond Prana.

**Verdict: If you do not like crunchy, then this bar is not for you. 😛 Luckily I love crunchy, hence all of the kashi bars I like! All of the nuts in this bar were amazing! One word to describe this bar…. crunchtastic lol.

 

 

Finally on to today. After having the mocha cappuccino bolthouse oats the other day, we had a strong craving for another bowl!

We topped our oats with some of these guys:

**Verdict: tastes like giant chocolate animal crackers. They were pretty big so only a few were needed 🙂

 

Today was an “A” day/short day, so we came home and made this yummy lunch:

 Turkey, guac, and onion on a leftover hamburger bun and some fresh fruit(mango, watermelon and kiwi). It was so delish…. I gobbled it up! 

Also served alongside was some Fiber Gourmet Nacho snax!

Here is the nutritional info….

Some meal ideas with Fiber Gourmet…

And a comparison to Kelloggs! Not too shabby right 😉

**Verdict: Cheesy and salty= love. This company has an amazing ability to recreate all of my fav. snacks!

 

After lunch Whit and I each had a square of this chocolate.

**Verdict: I have never had Mocha chocolate before, but it was crazy rich. I could have easily ate the whole bar!

 

And now on to the last review of the day: a Lemon Poppyseed Heart Thrive that Whit and I had for an afternoon snack.

Each pack serves two, so we each had a heart. Each package contains more calcium than a glass of milk!

Here is some info. from their website:

      “No Trans Fats! “      

 “Heart Thrives are a delicious, VEGAN and NON-GMO energy bar. Made with oats, soy and dried fruits, each Heart Thrive supplies 30% daily PROTEIN, FIBER and CALCIUM.”  

“Heart Thrives are made from ingredients with a low glycemic index that metabolize slowly providing sustained energy for hours. “ 

**Verdict: I have only ever tried Poppy Seed Muffins, but in a bar was sooo good. Why don’t they make more creative bar flavors like this company? The heart make look little, but it is very dense and filling. It kept me full till dinner!
For more info. visit: http://www.suncakes.com/Thrive.htm

Today has been kind of a spontaneous day. After lunch, instead of getting right into our workout, homework, chores, ect. we did absolutely nothing. Everybody needs one of those days every once in a while right?! Whit read some blogs, and I took about a 30 min. power nap. We could have got a lot done being our early day, but I could just find no motivation.

In the afternoon, Whit and I completed 30 day shred level 1 then made breakfast burritos for the fam. for dinner.

Well it is about time to actually get some school work done. Before I go I wanted to tell you all about an idea Whit and I have been thinking about for a while now. After about reading Fitnessista’s summer shape up plan, we have been thinking about coming up of one of our own to be featured on our blog. It would be for teens, young people, heck anyone who is interested. Will anyways, we would love to hear all of your feedback!

Court&Whit

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Woah, woah, woah… Hurry up!

19 May

 Happy Hump Day!

     This morning instead of having a late start like we do every Wednesday, we had to rush to school for our DECA Banquet. We woke up late still, so we just had a bar and maple coffee while getting ready. Then, we had to HURRY to school. We ended up being 10 min. late, and walked in quietly through the back as awards were going on. I guess you could say we were fashionably late. LOL. While there, they gave us mini muffins from “My favorite muffin, and we watched the music video’s we have been working on for our final.

        As promised, here is the music video remake my class made to Lady Gaga’s Telephone MV. Check it out! It is pretty hilarious, and if you look close I am on the right hand side behind some ppl in the group dances, and also I have a mug shot.

 Check out Prana!

**Verdict: Mango flavored bars are great, and Did you know Maca has been used as an energy simulant food by the Inca’s to increase endurance and stamina. Mango’s contain many antioxidants, 17 amino acids and are a good source of fiber.

While at school, parties were going on, and lets just say we overindulged and therefore had the worst Food babies. UGGG, not good! What happened to moderation and self-control?

Mid-morning snack: 

 Lunch:

  • Whole Wheat La Tortilla Factory Tortilla smeared with mighty maple, Dark Chocolate PB, Dates, and Sugar Free Apricot Jam
  • 1 yogurt
  • Granola Cereal mixture for yogurt

 No afterschool snack was needed after all that munching at school, so instead we came home and got changed right away into workout clothes, then headed to Fitness 19. While there we did 3 miles including 15 min tread, 15 min elliptical, and then floorwork. It was a much need sweat sessh indeed.

After the gym we picked up a few things at the store, and then came home to make this Healthy dish:

-On the menu-

Grilled Salmon

Green Beans/Cauliflower/broccoli

Brown Rice

 *On top of the veggies we put some Garlic Mint Bolani Sauce. Divine!

 Finally, to pair was a Pomade 🙂

Well, we are tired, its been a long day, and I think its just time to Cut it short. Tomorrow is another day, and being healthy is a choice anyday. Enjoy the rest of your night, and don’t forget to enter the Easylunchboxes giveaway.

XOXO Court & Whit

We’re going to be twin aunties!!!

8 Apr

Good afternoon, lunch was a fruit feta salad with a Dr. Cracker Flatbread.  

 

 

 Verdict: These tasted like cheesy chips, kinda like cheeseits, but crunchier.

And it was very good topped with a Garlic Herb laughing cow.

After lunch Ash, Court, and I headed over to Wal-mart for some toiletries. While there, we went straight to the Hair aisle. I never knew there were so many options for coloring you hair. We both wanted to go darker, so I got Loreal natural Dark Brown, Court got Loreal Chocolate Brown, and Ashley got a medium auburn color that looks kinda like a dark purple red. Then, I wanted good conditioner so I splurged a  a lot.  Also while there, we went to the Easter aisle and got some 50% off Easter Candy! After that, we went home and Court and I did our Max Recovery workout while Ash went to go get a haircut. When she got back, it was COLOR TIME:)

I went first, and found out this is really a messy process. Ashley and Courtney got hair dye all over my face, neck, and ears. And since it is suppose to sit for 30 min, it really starts to burn. lol, But then Ashley was up and I pretty much got her back for the lovely art work she did all over me. Shower is done, and my hair is Dark! But I am loving it more and more as it dries.

After Court got done with her shower, we had a GoldenBerry Goji Prana bar for an afternoon snack.

 

GOLDENBERRY GOJI
GOLDENBERRY GOJI
 
Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Date Paste, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dried Apricots, Organic Goldenberries, Organic Coconut, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Amaranth, Sea Salt, Organic Orange Flavor, Organic Maqui Berry Extract.
 
Serv size: 1bar
Calories 180
Fat Cal 60
Amount per serv.   %DV
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sat Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholest 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Tot Carb 29g 10%
Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 22g  
Protein 3g  
Vitamin A   8%
Vitamin C   10%
Calcium   4%
Iron   8%
     

 

 

 

 

Verdict: I have never haf goji berries before, but like the flavor. It actually made me want to go out and buy a bag og Goji’s to try with other things. The weather is gorgeous out, and is suppose to be 70’s all weekend. And OMG, I just found out the best news. I’m going to be an AUNT!!!! Yay, my bro’s fiance is preggo:) This is so exciting! Well, talk to you guys tonight.

XOXO Court & Whit