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Hw, sleep, days off, and review time baby!

2 May


Long time no see? This week was great, but it is crunch time until Summer. Therefore, the homework is piling on a mile long. Guess what though…
week four is officially crossed off!

Thurs. 4/29-

Thursday’s breakfast was a real treat. With our second VIP coupon that Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels sent us to review, we picked out these lovelies:

Cinnamon Roll Pretzels 

Last week we reviewed the grilled cheese pretzels. I love both the sweet and savory pretzels!

Pretty good stats, eh? 

Alongside was pb banana date babies and something new and incredible, MAPLE STEAMERS

Doesn’t this whole meal look so gourmet lol. 

Verdict: It is like a cross between a cinnamon sugar pretzel and a cinnamon roll which are both amazing. Who wouldn’t love a cinna-sugar pretzel with cinnamon roll filling with a nice icing drizzled over the top= pure bliss 😛 




 Here is how you make our new creation:

  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 2-3 drops of maple extract or imitation
  • 1 packet of Stevia
  • lots of cinnamon

Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and enjoy! So simple and tastes heavenly.

Mid-morning snack was a Blueberry Bliss Luna. I love the crunchy sugary stuff on top 🙂

 Lunch was a packed salad that consisted of:

-mixed greens
-italian spray dressing

Alongside was of course, a pink lady with pb and pumpkin!

 Look at that protein packed salad 😉


 After school our snack was a raspberry chobani with kefir, granola, strawberries, blueberries, puffins, and pb.

Workout: We were short on time so did the shred again, this time Level 2


Dinner= moms night

Dinner was some delicious Stouffers no preservative lasagna with cheechas, carrots & hummus, and corn on the cobb(not pictured) 


Whit and I have been dying to try Stoneyfield’s new Okios chocolate flavor. So after they sent us some VIP coupons to review their products, we made sure to pick us up a box of these. Tonight we broke out the box, and whipped us up a chocolately dessert. 🙂


 We also sprinkled some of our You Trail Mix on Top! Voila.

 Yogurt verdict: At first when you take off the wrapper, it just looks like plain yogurt, but then when you stir it around all of the chocolate is on the bottom. This yogurt was definitely made for dessert. It is the best way to get your chocolate fix a healthy way. I will definitely be buying this again. Next up…. the Caramel flavor!

Trail Mix verdict: We have tried everything from you bars, shakes, and now trail mix. This company never disappoints. The chocolate peanuts were the best part of this whole mix, and they were just the right topping for my yogurt. Talk about having a choco coma. lol

Friday- 4/30

Friday was a lovely “A” day/ early day. First period was just a pep assembly for prom, and second period was just notes. Before Whit and I left school we had to take the accuplacer test to see if we are eligible to be in college algebra next year. After that we were finally free to start our week end. We came home ate lunch, then took the longest nap in this years history…. 4 glorious hours! It was much needed, I feel like I have not slept in weeks lol.

 Breakfast was Maple Streusel Oats. I love all of these new brands of oats that Safeway is starting to carry.

 I took a pic. because I thought it was a really cute package. You just rip off the top and it has a line on the paper of where to fill the water too. Pretty cool huh! Then you do not have to make a billion dishes by getting out your measuring spoons.

 Toppings were peanut butter, honey greek yogurt, apples, and granola!



On Thursday night we received a ginormous package of goodies from Western Bagel

Here is a little history straight from their website:

“In early 2002, to meet the growing health concerns of consumers, Western Bagel set out to create a healthy, reduced carbohydrate bagel without sacrificing taste. In October of 2002, The Alternative Bagel™ was introduced. At first, it only came in two varieties: Country White and Roasted Onion. These new bagels truly took Southern California by storm! Because of such tremendous success, two new varieties were created: Sweet Wheat and Cinnamon Spice. Soon after, because of overwhelming demand, The Alternative Bagel™ not only had nationwide distribution, but was also available to order directly through our website.”

 They were very generous and sent us 4 of their alternative bagel flavors to review:

  • Sweet Wheat
  • Roasted Onion
  • Italian Herb
  • Very Blueberry


 Alternative English muffins….. and

Alternative Pita Bread 

 Whit and I decided to break out the roasted onion first!


I felt like I was at work when I was making this sandwich…lol I even cut it in half 🙂

  We totally created a healthified version of the Tasty Turkey from our work! We first toasted the bagel, then added laughing cow instead of cream cheese on one side, humus on the other side, spinach, ham, avocado, tomatoes, and sprouts!

 Bagel Verdict: Oh my gosh this bagel was amazing. It is crazy how this company can make such flavorful and satisfying bagels for only 110 calories, and it is not even a bagel thin. This was a real bagel. Einstein Bros. used to carry onion bagels, but then they got rid of them. This was my first time trying one and I absolutely loved it. It is nice to have different bagel flavors to try than those at my work. Thanks so much Western bagels, I cannot wait to try everything else.

On the side we had left over shrimp and grits and some alexia fries. Once again this was an at home fast food creation! lol. Instead of going out, be brought it to the kitch!


There was no afternoon snack because we literally slept from 1pm till dinner time. Oh well. Dinner was an all time favorite for Whit and I: Breakfast for dinner, served with some Chocolate Nesquick(and yes it made me feel like a kid again) 🙂

 We used 1/2 cup of our Target Archer Farm Pumpkin Pancake mix, 1/2 tbs. of chia seeds, and almond milk to make the trio. The toppings were all the same this time: Granola, apple, and sugar free syrup.

 Dessert was a Diana Milk Chocolate Banana Baby

 **Verdict: I have decided that frozen bananas make the best dessert. They are so satisfying, and they do not leave you with a food hangover in the morning. Also they are very low cal. The milk chocolate flavor was only 130 calories. So far I still think the chocolate and peanut dipped ones are my favorite though.**



Sat.- 5/1

Guess what! We did not have work yesterday. We took it off. This was the first Saturday we have had off since back in February. That is a long time! So today our pictures were not dark and blurry. Instead of having to wake up at 5 am we got to sleep in all the way until 8:30. I woke up feeling like a princess. And what was totally worth waking up today was a HUGE sample of Moore Coffee.

 **Verdict: This company knows there flavored Coffee 😉 Vermont Maple tasted like a cup of warm delicious pancakes dipped in Pure Maple Syrup. This coffee was so flavorful, and worth waking up for.

 In or oaty Creation this morning: Apple Pie Oats

-1 pkt of Abundance Apple cinnamon Oats

-Pkt full of water, and a splash of milk

-Chia seeds

-Heated Cinnamon Agave Pink Lady Apple

-1 Apple Cinnamon Vitamuffin

-Silvered Almonds

 Today consisted of not only relaxing, but hitting up the Coach Outlets Mall for some $expensive$ mothers day Shopping. While there, we all had lunch at the Food Court’s Subway. In this month’s issue of Self, I saw that they have a new Veggie Patty sandwich, so Whit and I gave it a try. And to my surprise, it was quite tasty. She was nice enough to buy me lunch, and a Peanut Butter cookie. 🙂 What a good little sister! Love ya Whit♥

 It turns out the Coach Outlet was having a gigantic Sale on all their purses, just as good as Black Friday. When we walked in, it was a mad house. Ladies were grabbing bags and bumping into you every inch that you walked. The sale was 50% of any item, and then an additional 20% off each bag if you spend $250 or more. Holey crap! We could not believe what a good deal for coach!?*&# All of us got a killer deal on a bag for our mom, then we all splurged and got our own too. lol. Whit and I found this little cutie, and split the price.

 Originally it was on sale for $179.99, then 50%  was $89 and an additional 20% only made this bag $62! And since we are sharing it we each only had to pay $31. OMG, and total it used to be a $294.00 bag. WOW!

 After we got home from shopping, Court and I made a Banana Reeses Puff Smoothie:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tsp of hershey’s unsweetened Cocca Powder
  • 12 reeses puff cereal pieces
  • 4 ice cubes

Blend up, and Pour into two glasses 🙂

 Dinner lastnight involved our Eat Drink Be Vegan book, and this recipe


 On the side of the Quinoa was a sweet potato that had Maple and Cinnamon on top! Yup Yup

 Dessert: Okio’s Chocolate with half of this 100 cal fudge Petites



 Today- Sunday 5/2

Breakfast: PB and J Oats

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 water
  • 1 banana, half mashed in half sliced on top
  • 1 tbs of Strawberry Preserves
  • 1/2 tbs Naturally more PB
  • 1 tbs silvered almonds
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds

 PB and J Oats are the Best!


 Our Experia socks finally came in the mail, since they support the feet where your baby fat has wore down over the years, I decided to wear the green pair to work for some extra support 😉


 Some pretty interesting info: “Thorlo makes many different products for different activities, some with more cushioning. There are fat pads on the bottom of our feet, and as we age, these fat pads degenerate. We never get this fat back! Thorlo’s thick cushioned products help replace what you have lost, and actually help save what you still have. Wearing Thorlos will help you have less foot pain as you get older. The more fat pad you have on the bottom of your feet, the less pain you will have.”


 **Verdict: These socks have incredible support and kept my feet soreless all day. I love the cushioned pads, and can’t wait to try them out running. Thanks Thorlo! And I love these so much, that Whit and I have talked about buying even more.


 Lunch was our typical, fast go-to, weekend pick. Yogurt with an apple, and a bar.

We only had one of both of these flavors, and we both wanted to try them, so we split both bars. 


 **Verdict: Boomi Bars never fail to satisfy! This Macadamia Paradise one was SOOOO good! There was pineapple in it too, OMG Amazing!

And for an afternoon snack, a little sweet craving came into play so we turned to our Samples box for some good ol’ Sweet Riot Chocolate.


 **Verdict: Love, love, love how different this chocolate is. It is dark chocolate, with crunchy carob, and raisins. The taste was perfectly sweet!


Tonight we went out to Dinner at a local mexican restaurant called Dora’s for Erika’s (future sister in-law) b-day, where Whit and I split a not-fried Chimichanga. Then, we went shopping at TJmaxx and all came home for some Strawberry cake with Butter Pecan Ice-cream. Hopefully ya’ll have a great night, and lets vow now to make it a good week 😉

XOXO Court & Whit


Just call us Sampleholics.**!~ lol

5 Apr

School is out, and we have come home to some more wonderful packages! YES!!!=) For an afternoon snack, we split this Prana Apricot Pumpkin Bar and a banana.  Here is the Nutritional Stats of this bar:

Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Agave Nectar,Organic Date Paste, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dried Apricots, Organic Puffed Amaranth, Sea Salt
Serv size: 1bar
Calories 190
Fat Cal 100

 The maker of Prana bars is Divine Foods. Divine Foods’ PranaBars are certified organic, raw, gluten-free and made with agave nectar. PranaBars come in six (6) varieties: Apple Pie, Apricot Goji, Cashew Almond, Apricot Pumpkin, Pear Ginseng, Coconut Acai. SuperCharger bars come in 4 varieties: Blueberry Coconut, Goldenberry Goji, Mango Maca, Raspberry Pomegranate.

 Verdict: This bar had the sticky texture of a pure bars because of the agave nectar, and was so good! I love the pumpkin seeds mixed in, they gave it alot of flavor.

 This was a great snack for a pre-Insanity Workout

 This is the biggest bar samples we have ever received, with about 12 bars per box, totaling 36! Woah, Can’t wait;)


 Just look at all those layers of bars, colors, and flavors

 Another sample we tore open was SomerSaults nugget snacks.

 SomerSaults are a low sugar high protein snack with some of these simple ingredients:

Sunflower Seeds

Those beautiful, sunny yellow flowers lining the fields on many cross-country road trips are the source of our scrumptious sunflower seeds. The stripped husk found in the center of the flower is toasted and dehulled to remove the sunflower kernel. As the #1 ingredient in Somersaults, these kernels are an excellent source of protein!

Whole Wheat Flour

From sea to shining sea, we capture the wholegrains of sun kissed wheat to provide a nutritious alternative to refined white flour and a naturally good source of calcium, iron, fiber and minerals.

Evaporated Cane Juice

This all-natural sweetener, derived from the sugar cane plant, provides a healthy alternative to refined sugar. With far less processing than refined sugars, evaporated cane juice retains more of its natural nutrients.

Cocoa Powder

Derived from the cocoa plant, cocoa powder helps maintain a diet rich in antioxidants and gives an intense, delectable flavor to our Chez Cocoa without being overly sweet or adding too much fat.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are harvested from the flower of the sesame plant. Most commonly found in Africa and India, these tiny seeds add an excellent nutty flavor to recipes.

Chicory Root Fiber

Just like the fiber found in leeks, artichokes, and asparagus; chicory root provides an excellent source of fiber as inulin, the energy storage vessel typically found in roots.

Sea Salt

Baked in the sun, sea salt rises when the salt water beneath it evaporates. The slurry of salt and clay is scrapped form the ground and rinsed with pure seawater, then lightly baked to release the dried salts.

Expeller Pressed High Oleic Sunflower Oil

High oleic sunflower oil is one of the most natural and healthy oils that can be used in the baking process. It has the highest monounsaturated oleic acid content (80%) of any commercially available cooking/salad oil, including olive oil!

Vital Wheat Gluten

This ingredient is a protein derived from wheat and used frequently in baking. It helps our bakers insure that our product is the perfect blend of nutty, chewy and crunchy for your delight!

Ground Pepper

Ground pepper adds just the right amount of zing and zest to our Salty Pepper snack. Ground fresh into every batch, the subtly spicy heat comes from the outer parts of the fruit and seeds.


Vanilla is a flavoring that comes from orchids of the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. The word, vanilla, derives from the Spanish word “vainilla” meaning little pod. Great for baking in our Chez Cocoa, Vanilla is also used in perfume and aromatherapy!


Garlic has been used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Coming from the onion family, the bulb made up of numerous cloves is the most commonly used part of the plant.


This version of a chili pepper packs a punch with its small 1–3″ size. Prized for its warm sensation when eating, just a touch makes for a recipe delight!


Why are Somersaults different from many other snacks?

Somersaults are a well-balanced, nutritious and delicious snack for the whole family. Somersaults contain more protein and less fat than an almond, less sugar and lower carbohydrates than a typical energy bar and are a good source of fiber.

 The first flavor we wanted to try was cocoa

 Verdict: Crunchy, and tasted like cocoa dusted almonds. Very tasty when trying to change-up your snacks for a fuller protein option.


Next up came Sweet Riot Dark Chocolate, and Cacao nibs.



We opened one of the Peace’s dark chocolate with espresso tins, and tried a few of those. Each tin is filled with All natural, antioxidant-rich, no dairy and gluten ingredients, kosher,pure cacao.

Verdict: These little nibs were yummy, and just the right sweetness. And it is cool how the whole tin is only 140 cals if you get a little out of hand with your handfuls, lol. Can be very easy.