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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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Product Review GALORE! 3/25

26 Mar

Good Evening! Whit and I overlooked how long insanity video was. It was 50 min., instead of 30 like we thought. So we started it really late… oops! Tonight was our night to cook dinner for the family, but Whit and I were fresh out of ideas. Thank goodness we had some leftover rice left in the fridge from the other night, so we put that to good use and whipped up
shrimp quesidillas.  

We also decided to try a new flavor of the Wisconsin cheese we got yesterday. We split a stick, shredded and melted it in over our spinach tortillas. All I have to say, is after trying Colby it has now become my new favorite kind of cheese! It was literally the best flavor of cheese I have ever tried 🙂

 

MMmm.. Pineapple, this felt like such a tropical meal.

 

Tommorow is finally the last day of school then we will be off to start our Spring BREAK!! I am so excited because we have been getting so many products to review lately. Today Krema/Richards PB came, OWater, and Wahoo gear t-shirts. I am so excited to try everything out and report back to you guys. Keep tuning in to read the reviews 🙂

It is getting time for me to start getting ready for bed, I need my 8 hrs. to prepare for some more INSANITY tommorow. hehe

-Court & Whit

Thats why its called Insanity…

23 Mar

 

Quote of the day: “That’s why they call it Insanity, because you go insane for a minute, then come back to reality.” -Shaun T. 

After that super intense workout today, our cereal was some Kashi Blueberry clusters, with some skim milk , strawberries, blueberries, pecans, and raw homemade cashew butter. So yummy and refreshing=)  

 

Shrimp was used for Dinner, in making a shrimp pizza on a whole wheat tortilla alongside a veggie lentil Quinoa Salad. 

 

Salad: 

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Corn bean mixture
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Sprouts Greek Feta dressing
  • 2 cheddar nut thins crumbled as croutons

 

  

 

Pizza: 

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • Newman’s own roasted garlic sauce
  • parmesan
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Shrimp
  • Parsley
  • Part-Skim Mozzerella

*Put in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes 

 

Dessert: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 

So guess what we found out from our coffee addict sister. Tomorrow is FREE Pastry day at Starbucks. Just go to www.starbucks.com, and print off the coupon to bring in. You get any Pastry with the purchase of a coffee drink. Oh, and it ends at 10:30 AM. Can’t wait, OMG. It well be a definite debate between toffee nut and cinnamon dolce.

 

Well, now that we watched our show the Secret Life, it is time to be a responsible kid, and actually go get some homework done. TTYS 

What is your favorite drink and/or pastry at Starbucks?