Tag Archives: Pumpkin oats

Finally some real sleep

27 May

Who’d thunk it, but we got 10 very fantabulous hours of sleep last night. Wewh, that includes hitting the hay around ten, and waking up with no alarm this morning. It’s crazy how late your body sleeps when you let it rest all it wants for one night. lol All I can say is we feel like brand new woman. lol Kinda like we went to a spa and came back. Plus I think that intense cardio yesterday really helped the whole sleeping factor as well.

So what was on the menu for this morning???? Well, with no bananas or egg whites insight we just decided to pop open a can or Organic Pumpkin and have Pumpkin oats.

Serves 1:

-In the mix-

  • 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cloves

Toppings:

  • Mighty Maple PB
  • Honey greek Yogurt
  • Galaxy granola
  • Cinnamon agave apple chunks

And to go alongside a C+W original steamer with (1 cup skim milk, 1 pkt stevia, 3 drops of maple extract, and lots of cinnamon) Microwaved for about 2 min 30 sec, since we don’t have any fancy frother’s at home. Any other suggestions for the best way to froth milk besides the microwave?

After Breakfast, we let our tummies settle, then completed a strength training day which consisted of Jillian Michael’s No more Troublezones video. This DVD is amazing, and really has your arms shaking by the end, as well as super sore abs.

Lunch is all props to Courtney. She cooked us up apricot glazed tilapia on a bed of romaine lettuce, with steamed veggies, dried cherries, and pumpkin seeds. And alongside was a Crystal Light Mango Peach Spitzer and a Dr. Kracker flat-bread.

*Spread on top is half of a laughing cow garlic&herb wedge

**Verdict: This flavor is tasty, the cheddar is flavorful, and I like having sunflower seeds in my cracker. Overall, we like. 🙂

I saw on another bloggers page that Starbucks has their clear tumblers for sale again right now. Court and I have been wanting one forever! Or just a cute one with a glass straw. Since summer’s basically here, smoothies are going to be a must for a  light cold breakfast, snack, etc.

Some plans for tonight include going to Which Wich for dinner and seeing Sex in the City 2 with the siblings. YUP YUP, can’t wait.

Are you a snack Junkie?

 

 

 

Do you munch all day? Can’t control it? Have a mega sweet tooth? Don’t know any other snack but a granola bar?

Here are some Court&Whit 100% approved snacks:

First off combos that combine a protein with a carb give you energy, and then keep you full a lot longer

        Try pairing:

  • 1 skim string cheese with 15 small whole grain crackers
  • 1 cup of low-fat yogurt with 1 sheet of graham cracker mashed in
  • 11 almonds with 10 m&m’s to make a trail mix
  • 1 small skim latte with an oatmeal raisin cookie
  • 2 celery sticks rolled up in light cream cheese and low sodium turkey

If your craving chocolate have:

  • A Cocoa Banana smoothie (1 cup of milk, 1 banana, 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 ice cubes)

  •  100 cal chocolate covered Pretzels

  • Starbucks skinny mocha
  • Jello sugar-free pudding with granola mixed in

Other ideas:

  • Fruit paired with PB yogurt dipping sauce(mix 6 oz plain yogurt with 2 tsp of PB)
  • 6 almonds, a square of dark chocolate, and 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • A rice cake with fruit preserves yogurt and banana on top
  • 1 single serve bag of natural popcorn
  • Apples covered with 1 tbs PB, 1 tbs of pumpkin, and sprinkled with cinnamon

Other mini snacks that can hold you over are Crystal Light Strawberry Banana Hunger Curve mixed into your water bottle, or just simply a piece of Extra sugar-free gum.

 A typical sugar-lovers rehab day could look like:

Breakfast:

  • 2 frozen Van’s or Nature’s Path Waffles topped with 2/3 cup of strawberries tossed with lemon zest and 2 tsp of maple syrup
  • 1 C+W Steamer (1 cup of skim milk, stevia pkt, cinnamon, and an addition of maple,almond, or vanilla extract)-microwave/steam 2-3 min

Lunch:

  • Salad with chicken-4 oz grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, red onion, 1/3 cup of corn or beans and tbs of low-fat dressing

Snack:

  • 1/2 papaya drizzled with lime juice

Dinner:

  • Turkey burger on whole-wheat bun
  • sweet potato baked fries
  • 1 corn on the cobb with light buttery spread and sea salt

Dessert:

  • 1 cup of fresh fruit with 2 tbsp of fat-free dark chocolate syrup(like Hershey’s special dark)

For a great toning excercise workout today try this one here. 

Walking on Egg shells

28 Mar

-Saturday, March 27th- 

 Breakfast this morning was once again another pumpkin cauncaction oats, but this one turned out much better than yesterdays. And I really think having the pumpkin butter made all the difference.

 Court and I were so excited to find this at Albertson’s, they never have pumpkin butter there.

 

 Paired with our oats we made the famous Steamers:

  • 1 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 1 pkt of sweetner(Splenda/Stevia)
  • Lots of Cinnamon

*Microwave for 2 min, or until frothy like

We worked 8-4:30 today, so we packed our lunches last night. And look no plastic, what good little eco friendly twins we are. lol.

 

When we got to work, Court and I found out that two more people got fired, so it literally feels like we’re walking on egg shells at work. That’s okay though, because we are good little employees.

Lunch:

  • Fruit Salad- Dried cranberries, silvered almonds, clem, annies raspberry vinaigrette
  • Split a pink lady apple
  • 1 Apple cinnamon fig bar

 Pink lady apples are so flavorful, if you have not tried them yet, I highly recommend them. They are so juicy, and taste like candy=)

 Apple fig bars are becoming a new obsession.

Those nine hours of work felt like a century! Even though we got those shoe inserts last week, my feet were still pretty beat. Standing up for that many hours is no bueno to  the feet, legs, or back. Seriously, I need a massage my whole body is tense:(

On the way home, Court and I were famished, so we split this Cliff Peanut Toffee Buzz bar. And I have decided that one, and the carrot cake one are two of my fav. Cliff bars. Actually, toffee anything is good.

 

 When we got home, snack #2 came into play, when we saw that there were a few packages on the kitchen counter that came in the mail for us. One of them was OWater.

OWater Review:

 About the Product:

  • 35% less sugar than typical sports drinks, only 87 calories per bottle
  • Sweetened with pure cane sugar. No High fructose Corn Syrup
  • Higher electrolyte content than competitors, with added antioxidants
  • All natural fruit flavors
  • It is clear, having no added coloring or neon hype

Our Thoughts: This sport drink was great, esp. before an intense Cardio workout like Insanity. The flavor was really tasty, better than Propel or Gatorade, because it does not give that syrupy sugar after taste like they do. After a 9 hour work day, the electrolytes helped to power us through our workout.

www.owater.com

CheeCha Puffs Review:

 Thanks to Tracey Cadrin at Cheecha puffs, who was so sweet to send us the BIGGEST review package we have ever received. There were 12 bags of these healthy Puffs. As soon as we opened the box, Karstee and Ashley were so excited to try these, that they were practically tearing open the bag before we stopped them. I was like “No, no I need a picture first!” lol Anyways we tried the Sea Salt Pepper, and Original one’s first. They are a perfect little snack, and you can have 2 cups for 74 cals. With all natural ingredients, these would be perfect to pair with a sandwich, or just for that Chip lover.

www.cheecha.ca

Whooha gear T-shirts Review

When we went to workout, we wore our Whooha gear T-shirts. These shirts worked well, with there Dri-Balance material. Our our sweat was getting sucked right in, and my whole t-shirt did not look like I took a shower in it. We have gotten so many compliments on these shirts, even our older sis Ashley was so jealous! Maybe we will have to buy her one since her B-day is coming up. She deserves it, she made it through p90X! All in all we really like this brand, and their inspirational sayings on all merchandise. For more information, or to purchase you own visit www.whoohagear.com

Dinner tonight involved some Progresso soup, and half of a Garlic Flatbread from Fabulous Flats. There are so much to do with all these awesome Products!

 

 

 Soup is so cozy on a cold day. And, when you just got done with a 9 hour work day on your feet, then an hour of Max Interval Plyo. Yikes!

 What a tiring day, and it ended with some Millet bread. This stuff is so addicting, especially when there is so much you can do with it. Tonight we made a strawberry white chocolate shortcake on top.

  • 1 slice of Millet Bread
  • 1/2 tbs of strawberry preserves
  • two spoonfuls of Honey Greek yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • White Chocolate Chips

*** Tip: Make desserts healthier by using greek yogurt for icing, or whipped cream