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Weekend 4/24-4/25 Wrap up

25 Apr

Hey BUDDIES!!! 

           So this weekend was not a big extravaganza, but it was a good weekend you know. Work was not too shabby, esp. today, because we got to go home early 🙂 Thank you boss man! Yeah we could have stayed and earned extra money$, but we close every weekend, and just going home sounded so much better.

Saturday’s breakfast was blueberry Pie Oatmeal With some blueberry tea!

 A blueberry vitatop was crumbled on top with coconut, and brazilian nuts, YUM!

 

Lunch involved some more blueberry and coconut:

  • Blueberry Coconut Prana Bar
  • Toasted Coconut vanilla yogurt
  • Half of Cinnamon Pink Lady apple

When we got home from work, we had a snack on our millet bread:

  • 1 slice millet
  • cinnamon
  • PB
  • greek yogurt
  • strawberry preserves
  • half a banana  

 Then, all of us girls decided to do a Chalene Extreme workout. We did Burn Circuit 3, which lasted for about a half hour, and consisted of some hardcore weight lifting/strength training. I ♥ Chalene, and she wears the most cute blinged out Workout outfits!

After our workout, Court and I had some of this High Country Kombucha Tea.

**Verdict: Taste like Gt’s Kombucha, but compared to it there is less sugar which is a Plus + in our book. And the Goji berry flavor was delish.  

Then, for din din we made Veggie burgers and Sweet potato fries that had Cinnamon and maple on top(THE BEST, OMG)

After seeing April’s sweet bread, and hearing other bloggers rave about it, we decided to make some last night using our NuNatural Stevia.

**Verdict: We love to use a Zero calorie Sugar replacement when baking, and so far NuNatural products have been awesome for doing that. 😉

 

Low Carb Sweet Bread

Makes 1 loaf (8 slices)

Each slice 107 calories, 2.5 grams of carbs, and 7.5 grams of protein

For the higher protein version, each slice is 85 calories, 2.5 carbs, and 14 grams of protein


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup wheat-bran
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pure pumpkin (depending how moist you like your bread- I like mine really moist so I used 1/2 cup) **we used a half**
  • 1 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp each baking powder and cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pure stevia extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Pour into baking pan, bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

**For a higher protein version, use 1 cup of soy protein powder instead of flaxseed. You will need to bake this version about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 The bread was a hit with Court, Ash, and Me, but our mom and dad thought it was a bit too sweet. Well, you win some, and you lose some. We personally thought the bread was delicious, and perfectly sweet. And to pair with it was 2 scoops of Dreyer’s Cookie Dough Ice-cream, and a scoop of Truwhip.

 Cookie Dough…mmm PURE BLISS

 This morning we began our 6 AM wake-up call with a green monster using a customized Vanilla Dream protein You Shake. This was one of the many flavors they sent us awhile back.

GREEN MONSTER:

  • 1/2 pkt of customized Vanilla dream protein powder
  • 1/2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbs naturally more peanut butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Lots of spinach
  • 2 ice cubes

**Verdict: This Green monster was the best one we have ever made, and I honestly think it was this protein powder. The Vanilla flavor is so strong, and really makes the biggest difference. Kinda like a vanilla Milkshake 🙂

Customize your food the way you like it here.

 

 

 To go along with our Green Monsters were our last two Nature’s Path Red berry waffles out of the freezer.

 And on top:

  • Honey Greek yogurt
  • Naturally more PB
  • Granola
  • Stawberries/blueberries

 

 Lunch that was packed but then eaten at home included:

  • Veggie Salad
  • Dr.Kracker Pumpkin Seed Cheddar Flatbread (topped w/ half a laughing cow wedge)
  • 1 cutie

There was a lot of leftover ham in the fridge, so my mom decided to make us Ham Fried Rice for Dinner. And to pair we added a pink lady topped with pumpkin, PB, and cinnamon.

Tomorrow starts Week 4 of school! We are so close to summer 🙂 And this week is going to be 3 “A” days, and 2 “B” days, so it will be nice to only have 2 long days of school. Right now we’re having a Hills marathon on MTV, and guess what the new season starts Tuesday! Yay, we are Hills junkies. lol Cheers, Here is to a GOOD week!

XOXO Court & Whit

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Friday has finally arrived

16 Apr

What a week ladies and possibly gents!

HW was out of hand, only one nap was taken, and senioritis is already kicking in a year early.  This final quarter is it, then we are free for three months! I swear teachers just love to pile on every last-minute assignment that they can, so a million projects and assignments were thrown at us this week. Last night after I finished my hand felt numb from writing so much. Apparently they don’t know kids want to get away from school when we come home. Well, it is official, we can say week two of school is crossed off, let the countdown continue. 🙂 Our go to breakfast this morning, was a Cinnamon Roll Breakfast cookie.

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup of oats
  •  1 tsp of Vanilla Whey protein
  • 1 tsp of chia
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbs of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 2 chopped walnuts
  • 1 chopped pitted date
  • 2 tbs of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 pkt of stevia

*refrigerate overnight*

 

Then, in the morning you top with the icing! 

 -Icing-

  • A few spoonfuls of Cinnamon roll yogurt
  • 1 tsp of reduced fat cream cheese
  • Drizzle of agave

**Heat in microwave for 30 sec, then whisk**

 Then even more cinnamon♥

 And to go with this lovely we made a cinnamon dolce latte:

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup of hazelnut coffee
  • 1 pkt of stevia
  • 1 tbs of fat-free Cinnamon vanilla creamer
  • 1/2 tbs of cappuccino mix

~Fun Fact Friday~

Has anyone ever watched the movie Max Keeble’s Big move? Well if you have, do you recall Robe boy? His robe wearing obsession is just like Courtney and I lol.

 Every morning we wear our robes, and even if the house is freezing, we will wear them all day. No one else in our family does this but us, and they all joke about it. lol We wear our robes in the morning, when its cold, and right out of the shower until we go to bed.

Mine is this Green one

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 And Court’s is this Red one

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 Along with our Robes, we are the Slipper Queens. Comfy is the key when you’re at home. So we both have a pair of cute little slipper boots!

For lunch today, we met up with our Mom and Chick-fil-a for a Chargrilled and Cookie Parfait, and now the rest of the day is all ours. What to do what to do 😉

I’m really thinking about experimenting with bar making this weekend, because Court and I have got some good recipes up our sleeves. There could possibly be a good giveaway next week, so be on the lookout. But speaking of giveaways, you still have till Sunday evening to enter our Chobani Giveaway.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

XOXO Whit & Court♥

Snowy and relaxing

7 Apr

 Yesterday while I was out shopping, I picked up a few goodies, including gingerale, so we could have pomades with dinner, and other things to make some treats for fellow bloggies. Our mom made some Ham fried rice, and we had a light fluffy roll, and carrots w/ humus to pair.

 

This was a delicious drink, and I have been wanting to see it, ever since visiting Kath’s blog.

 

Since this morning is Wednesday,  we got to sleep in till 5:30 because school starts later. When we first looked out the window it was barely snowing, but then when we were done with breakfast we looked out again to a white blowing storm. Our whole car and street is covered. And quite honestly, our little car will not make it to school. So today we are going to stay home and relax as well as get some stuff done.

Breakfast was another French Meadow Cinnamon Raisin BAGEL. On one side is skippy crunchy PB and pumpkin butter, and on the other side is honey almond cream cheese.

Paired was a yogurt Parfait, and some toffee coffee.

On top was another one of the granola’s sent to us by Bakery on Main. This flavor is Apple Raisin Walnut.

Verdict: Love love the dried apples in the mix. Perfect paired with tropical fruit.

Coffee:

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup of hazelnut coffee
  • 3 drops of stevia
  • 1 pkt stevia
  • 1 tsp of cappuccino mix

And the lunch that was packed today, but will now be eaten at home is a kitchen sink salad with half of a pink lady apple, and a “trail mix.”(Dried cranberries, dried pineapple, nuts, teddy grahams, and somersaults.) The dried pineapple came from one of the many packs that were sent to us. And I love the No added sugar part. Review is to come later.