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Focus and Zen

11 May

Hello, hello everyone!

Many of you high school readers out there only have a few weeks of school. And you know what that means… it is time to focus, pull up your grades, and get through this last stretch before FINALS! So here are some foods that are best for focus:

FOR EXTRA BRAINPOWER

  • Salmon or Mackerel
    The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are one of the primary building blocks of brain tissue.

 

For Focus

  • Peppermint Tea
    Researchers found that it took a mere whiff of peppermint to increase subjects’ concentration and performance on tedious tasks.

 

For an Energy Boost

  • A Handful of Trail Mix
    Raisins provide potassium, which you body uses to convert sugar into energy. Nuts stock your body with magnesium, which is important in metabolism, nerve function, and muscle function.

 

For Sharper Senses

  • 1 Tbs. of Ground Flaxseed Daily
    Flax is the best source of alpha-linolenic acid a healthy fat that improves the workings of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes sensory information.

 

For Short-Term Memory

  • Coffee
    Fresh-brewed joe is the ultimate brain fuel. Caffeine has been shown to retard the aging process and enhance short-therm memory performance.

 

For Long-Term Memory

  • Blueberries
    Antioxidants in blueberries help protect the brain from free-radical damage, which could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and improve cognitive processing.

 

Source

 

 Well now on to the eats… here’s a recap of last night:

Dinner was a slice of BBQ chicken pizza on Nann’s and a slice of pepperoni/ham pizza. 

Yum! This was definitely my fave 🙂

 

Dessert: Honey greek yogurt and 100 calories pack Oreo’s which Whit and I split. Look how many there are even with only half the bag! 

 

 

 

Now on to today. It was a cold, dreary, rainy “B” day. We went to a long day of school then came home, ate a snack and did a yoga download: Yoga Sculpt 1. This was by far the hardest yoga I have ever done(even harder than P90X 1.5 hr video)! We downloaded the 45 min. class for $5.99. This workout was amazing. It incorporates Yoga with WEIGHTS! OMG… by the time it his 25 min., Whit and I were about to give up but instead sucked it up and finished 🙂 By the end of the video I was dripping sweat and already having muscle spasms. Never underestimate yoga, this workout was intense 😉

 

This morning’s breakfast was PB&J oats

We were out of banana’s so we opted. for strawberry and apple slices instead. It was still amazing as always.

 

Mid-morning snack: Toasted Nuts ‘n Cranberry Luna- This was not the best flavor of Luna, but it was not bad.

 

Lunch was a veggie salad paired with apple chips, dried mango, and almonds.

Afterschool snack: yogurt mess with kefir in my mini mu bowl!

 

Dinner: spaghetti. We used leftover hot dog buns to make garlic bread.

 

Dessert: Peanut Butter Cup Vita with hot cocoa!

Verdict: This was my second best flavor next to the mint! There were a bunch of peanut butter kisses in every bite, and heated was peanut butter heaven!

 

Well I am off to read some more Kite Runner, have a good night!

Court&Whit

Pancakes make sunday’s so much better!

11 Apr

Lately we have not had to be to work until 8 AM, meaning we get an extra glorious hour of sleep! Omg, seriously summer you are so close but yet still so far away. When your little, you never understand why your older siblings would sleep for so many hours in the day, but when you finally reach those years yourself, you absolutely love love love sleep. While at Target the other day, I spotted this shimmering box of Pumpkin Pancake mix. WHAT! And it was on sale for $3.

 We used this mix as a basis, then added our own creation, instead of following the boring per usual route on the back. What we did was:

Serves 1:

  • 1/2 cup of Pancake mix
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Wheat Germ
  • 3 Tablespoons of unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of water, or to pancake like consistency
  • Lots of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of silvered almonds

*Makes about 4 small/medium size pancakes

 Then, each one was topped differently, but all with nuked cinnamon agave apple chunks. They were topped as follows:

  1. Skippy All Natural Chunky PB, and Pumpkin Butter
  2. Dark Chocolate PB and trail mix
  3. Honey Greek yogurt and granola
  4. sugar-free syrup

 The perfect cozy Sunday morning breakfast eaten in PJ’s, robes, and Slippers 🙂

After breakfast, we got ready then had a nice drive to work in Colorado’s beautiful Sunshine morning. Today was a heat wave, temps got up to the 70’s! Just like any other Sunday, this one was hectic as HE**. I kept thinking come on people, get outside and have a picnic, why on earth would you want a hot bagel on such a nice day? I know if I wasn’t working, Court and I would defintely go on a walk to the park, swing on the swing, and talk like we do all the time in the summer~ 

Now, Courtney and I are not really Chip girls, but after seeing Pirates Booty chips everywhere on the Internet and in local health food stores, we got some of our own to try. And this was the cute little treasure chest they sent us.  

 It was filled with a variety of single serving bags.

***Pirate Booty Products are all natural, baked, trans-fat and gluten-free, Vegan Friendly, and half the fat of other leading baked chips. ***

The flavors we got sent were:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Veggie
  • New York Pizza
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar

 

 

 

  We were not in much of the lunch packing mood last night, so we just threw together a healthy fun lunch this morning before work. We each had a Garlic Chicken White pizza Lean Pocket, split a bag of sour cream & Onion Pirate Booty chips, and a clementine.

Verdict: These things are awesome! Little puffs of flavor, and only 130 cals per bag. I was expecting them to be big chips, but they were actually little tiny air puffs. And there is so many in a bag, that it is way more filling than fattening chips. They tasted like Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion, but instead you get a baked healthier, more filling version!

To learn more about Pirate Booty Visit: http://www.piratebrands.com/

 After work, Cravings for a yogurt mess like yesterdays kicked into high gear. So we made one using another Kardea bar.

 In the mix:

  • 1 container of Strawberry White Chocolate yogurt
  • granola
  • 2 animal crackers
  • kashi go lean
  • 1/2 of Kardea Cranberry Almond Bar

 Todays Flavor was Cranberry Almond.

 

 Verdict: These are so good heated up for about 15 sec in the microwave, because they melt slightly, and mix in the yogurt well since they are so soft. I liked the cranberry flavor, but so far Chai is still the best.

 Our older sister Karstee likes to cook Sunday’s, since she has the weekends off from work, so she made PF Chang’s inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup of water chestnuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 4/5 Romaine lettuce leaves

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  1. Bring oil to medium heat in a large frying pan
  2. Saute Chicken breast for 4-5 min till done
  3. Remove Chicken from pan and cool
  4. Keep oil in pan, and remain hot
  5. Mince water chestnuts into pea size
  6. Prep sauce in a mixing bowl
  7. When chicken cools, cut into very small chunks
  8. With pan still on high heat, add another tablespoon of oil
  9. Add chicken, onions, garlic, and water chestnuts to pan
  10. Add sauce to pan, and saute for a few minutes
  11. Serve in Lettuce “Cups”

 Served alongside were Sesame green beans from “The Silver Spoon” cookbook,  carrots with Garlic humus, and a Pomade.

 

 

 That brownie was so effin good last night from Lenny&Larry’s, so we were uber excited to dig into the Peanut butter Cookies.

 

 http://www.lennylarry.com/

 Verdict: Wow, this company sure knows how to make a mean cookie! And brownies 🙂 In general, they turn the unhealthy into nutrition filled.

It was taken out of the package, and promptly placed on a paper towel to be microwaved for 45 sec. Baked packaged goods, just simply taste right out of the oven when you heat them up, it is crazy. Tonight we we’re smart cookies to eat the COMPLETE COOKIE. ***And don’t forget to enter the code below at the checkout to receive 10% off of any size order! 
Discount Code: EatnGroove

Well let me tell you guys, Court and I are physced that we have multiple teen readers now, it is a fun community, and great to find people who want to pursue the same future career path.

Toodles!!!

XOXO Court & Whit

Peanut Butter Coma! X0

25 Mar

OMG, school is finally out! Only one more day till Spring Break, yayayay. Todays delivery’s prime and ready to review, well at least one of them were from the lovely people at Krema Products, and O’Water. Court and I were so excited, we probably looked like little kids on Christmas tearing open the package to see what goodies someone gave to them. lol

The Krema Products Company is one of the oldest Peanut Butter companies in the country, first being established in 1898. They have a strong reputation in the midwest for quality and freshness. Krema has been featured on the food network in Food Finds, and Unwrapped. Some health considerations are there are no added salt, sugar, or hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, gluten free, and VEGAN.

There were so many options on which to choose first, so I put them behind my back and Court mixed them up, and we ended up choosing Crazy Richard’s Creamy PB.

Would you look at those ingredients, nothing but Peanuts, so simple!

We used that bad boy, and some Sprouts Apple Cinnamon Bread(the best) to make a little afterschool snack.

PB Banana Honey Toast!

Verdict: This peanut butter is fantastic=) It was so creamy, and super easy to spread which means it would be great for baking, or just simply drizzling onto anything without having to heat it up. For sure going to make some cookies out of this.

To purchase some for yourself go to Kremaproducts.com and you can buy online, or look at the store locator for a location nearest you.

Time to go workout, it is Cardio recovery day, 3o min to do a body good!

XOXO Court and Whit ♥