Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wrawps Food Review and GIVEAWAY


Wrawps sent us some flat bread to review! Here's a little info about them from their website:
We are pleased to provide you double the nutritional ingredients consequently making our wrawps fuller, non breakable all while providing you twice the nutritional value! More vitamins, more minerals and more amino acids in the same pack! Get your daily nutrition from raw wrawp made of fresh vegetables and ground flax seeds filled with Omega 3!

Are you on a diet? Have cravings for every day food, sandwich or wrap, and don't want to eat a regular tortillas or bread with flour, carbs, gluten and fat?

Its Raw, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, Diabetic friendly, all natural, high in fiber, full of flavor and rich in nutrition! No white salt or sugar and low in calories. It is full of Complex Vitamin B and Omega 3! It helps to prevent heart disease, blood sugar, diabetes, high cholesterol, and colon problems.
It's HAND MADE, LIVE, HEALTHY, AND UNCOOKED, Dehydrated at 115F. No trans-fat, No saturated fat, no oils, no preservatives, easy to digest, live Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes.

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Our Review:
We enjoyed these wrawps as a healthy alternative to shake up our everyday lunches. We put some turkey and cheese and rolled them up to enjoy at the golf course. They had a very tasty flavor to them. Our favorite was the Smokey Haven. We didn't need to add any spices to these wrawps because they were so full of flavor.

We also used them for our breakfast a couple days. We made eggs and added some cream cheese to make a delicious wrawp! 

Please check out their website and order some for yourself!

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Now, enter below for your chance to win a sample pack, just like we tried! 

Refresh Summit Recap!!!

This past weekend, I got to experience my FIRST blogger retreat! I have been wanting to go to one of these ever since I started blogging. My friend, Brittany, and I were talking one day, and I mentioned that I've always wanted to go to one, and she said, "OMG! You need to come to Refresh! It's a Christian blogger retreat and I'm a host! You will LOVE it!" After talking with Jared, we decided that we would do everything we could to make it happen. I am SO THANKFUL that God provided a way for me to attend! It was INCREDIBLE! I got a LOT more out of it than I thought I would. I went into it hoping to meet new friends and have lots of girl talk, good workouts, and food, but I came away with so much more.

Photo from Amia
Photo from Jennifer


 God revealed to me how SELFISH I was being last year. Yes, my husband travels a LOT with his job. It is tough sometimes, but I was being so selfish, that I wasn't allowing him to actually ENJOY it. I complained way too much about him getting to travel to all of these cool places and do so many cool things, while I was stuck at home. I was NOT the wife that God wanted me to be for Jared. As I am writing this with tears streaming down my face, God allowed the roles to be reversed this weekend. But, instead of retaliating and treating me like I treated him, Jared did nothing but show me GRACE. He allowed me the freedom to actually enjoy where I was at and enjoy spending time with the people I was with, instead of constantly talking to him on the phone because he didn't have anything to do at night, like I did to him. He allowed me to invest in the people I was hanging out with and develop relationships with them. I am so thankful that God gave me such a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband. When I got home, I broke down and cried on Jared's shoulders and told him how sorry I was for being so selfish. He forgave me and told me that we had to make a promise to NOT LOOK BACK and only move forward. I am so thankful for God's grace and forgiveness! 

Photo from Amia

This weekend was a major breakthrough for the lifestyle that we have, with Jared traveling a lot. It also leads me into another point, that God's blessings are constant. HE ALWAYS TAKES CARE OF US. He gave me TWO great families to nanny for full time! I am going to watch a baby in the mornings and a 4 year old in the afternoons. I am so excited that I get to love on a SWEET SWEET baby, and do fun learning activities with the four year old.

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Now, here are some fun pics from the retreat:

Photo from Bobbi

Wow, what an incredible SWAG bag full of healthy goodies! Thank you SO MUCH to all the sponsors!!! 

Photo from Amia

Lots of girl talk went on this weekend. It was cold outside, so we were fortunate to have a fireplace to warm up! 


TONS of yummy snacks and meals were eaten.


Photo from Amia


We did Bobbi's bootcamp, Reina's PiYo and Amia's Zumba. FUN FUN FUN! 

Photo from Amia





Friday, November 7, 2014

Well Food Company Review


 
The Well Food Company sent us a sampler box to review. Here's some information about them from their website:

We are Paleo.
We are Paleo for Power Athletes™.
We are CrossFitters, CrossFit Footballers, CrossFit Masters, Powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, figure show competitors.
We train in our garages. We box in the ring.  We do yoga in the living room.
We are travelers who got sick of (and sick from) eating airport food.
We are frustrated with the lack of Paleo options on the road and in convenience stores.
We are fishermen and business people who got sick of Friday morning doughnuts and luncheon sandwiches.
We are athletes who couldn’t find soy free protein bars.
We are biochemists and organic chemists who believe in helping people.
We are now also parents.
We are sensitive to children with food allergies.
We are sensitive to everyone with an autoimmune disease.
We believe in a different version of the food pyramid.
We will never diet again.
We are fed up with marketing executives telling us what is healthy.
We have fundamentally changed the way that we view food and decide which food we allow into our homes.
We hope you join us in our quest for strong bodies and strong minds.
We have a simple direction: provide clean, accessible snack foods for Paleo parents, kids, and athletes everywhere.
If we wouldn’t feed it to our kids, we won’t feed it to you.
We are Well Food Company.

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Our taste buds were VERY happy trying out everything in this sampler pack.  

The protein bar was HUGE and it had the texture of a blondie. It felt like I was indulging in a dessert, but it was GOOD for me! Two thumbs up! 

We loved throwing the coconut shavings and nut mix into our oatmeal for breakfast. 

Jared loved eating the Jerky during his long days at the golf course. It was very flavorful and didn't hurt his teeth to chew. 

Of course, if we HAD to choose a favorite out of the box, it would be the COOKIES!!!!! I had Almond Raisin and Jared had the Double Chocolate Chip. The best part was that they packed 8 grams of protein in each cookie! Talk about a win-win! 


Please visit their website and try some for yourself. 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

God's Ways are Better Than Ours

Even when things don't go the way that we HOPED they would go, God always takes care of us. This year, Jared didn't make it past first stage of Q-school. It happens. That's the name of the game of GOLF. You have your good years, bad years, good days, bad days, good rounds and bad rounds, but through it all, GOD IS GOOD! We are so grateful that God has given us the opportunity to BE TOGETHER and TRAVEL TOGETHER for a couple months, before we figure out what's going to happen for next year. I caddied for Jared at Q-school and a PGA qualifier, and will caddy for him on a few mini-tour tournaments until the end of the year. I am also SO VERY GRATEFUL that God has given me a few families to babysit for here and there, because I truly LOVE caring for children. It brings my heart so much joy! 

So, here's a few pics to share from our first month and a half in Florida:
LOVE THIS ADORABLE SHIRT!!! HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!? 

Jared and his dad went on a fishing charter boat when Jared's parents visited. 

Ok, so when you move to Florida, you can't shop at Kroger anymore. We LOVE Manager's Special shopping at Kroger, and even ended pretty much EVERY DATE NIGHT WE HAVE EVER HAD at Kroger to search for Manager's Specials. True story. While we were in Mississippi for the PGA qualifier, we went to EVERY Kroger we could find. We RACKED UP on protein bars and peanut butter. WE WERE PUMPED!!!! 

During first stage, we tried out a completely Organic Vegan restaurant. Jared was skeptical at first because he believes that dinner is not complete without some meat involved, but he loved his zucchini pasta and salad and I absolutely LOVED my veggie burger! The food was very flavorful and tasty. 

My parents were very gracious to drive 10 hours to bring us our LAST load of stuff from our old house and spend a few days visiting. We made them our homemade pizza and they loved it! (It means a lot coming from my dad who has a self proclaimed "Body by Kellogg".. haha)  He was surprised at how well we have been budgeting and buying natural foods and feeding our bodies well. Although he didn't say he would be switching to super healthy eating anytime soon, but my mom is actually interested in taking baby steps to eat healthier. I am super proud of her!


We finally got our FAVORITE piece of art to hang up in the apartment! We LOVE pizza, but don't worry, we LOVE fitness too! :) It's all about balance!



My mom is a WONDERFUL photographer, and she captured some really sweet pics at the beach one evening. Thanks mom! :) 
 

I'll end this post with a pic that I found on Twitter that I LOVE. Even though Jared didn't make it through Q-school this year, these past few weeks have been incredible. We are fully trusting in God and know that He will ALWAYS take care of us. I am praying that He will help us prepare our hearts to be strong starting in January if we have to spend a lot of time apart again like we did last year. I am completely on board and will always be Jared's number one fan! He is going to keep on persevering and playing the game that God has gifted him with incredible talent and determination! Through whatever tour we are on, our main goal is to shine Christ's love to everyone around us and be His disciples! 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Balance Bar BARE review


Balance Bar sent us their new BARE line to review. Here's some info about the BARE bars from their website! 

Our review:
We were very pleased with how tasty these bars were! They were made with minimal ingredients that weren't artificial. These snacks are the perfect size for a mid-morning snack to hold you over until lunch, or an afternoon treat! 

For more info, please visit their website:
http://www.balance.com



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Field Roast Review

Field Roast sent us a coupon to review their burgers. Here's some info about products from their website:

Wheat Protein

The high protein in Field Roast products comes from vital wheat gluten. Vital wheat gluten is made by rinsing the starches out of a wheat dough through a kneading process using water. In a large flour mill, the process begins by mixing water into the wheat flour to make a dough.  The dough is then placed into a centrifuge where the starches are removed.  This leaves pure wheat protein that is dried and ground into Vital Wheat Gluten flour.

Vegetables

Vegetables are a very important part of all Field Roast products. We are able to create rich, natural flavors by using whole ingredients from the earth. Among these ingredients are Yukon gold potatoes, Washington apples, Oregon hazelnuts, butternut squash, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, eggplant, cranberries, carrots, celery and much more.

Spices

Each Field Roast product has a unique blend of spices to compliment and enhance their natural flavors. Hints of ginger and rubbed sage are found in the Smoke Apple Sage Sausage, cumin and oregano in the Mexican Chipotle Sausage, and garlic and fennel in the Italian Sausage. A warming blend of nutmeg, ginger and black pepper is offered from the Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage.

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We chose the Hand-Formed Burger for our review. Here's more info about it:

Hand-Formed Burger

We present to you a juicy burger that is full of classic burger flavor and right at home on the grill. Field Roast Burgers are pleasing sports fans across the country on stadium menus because they raise the bar on the antiquated hockey puck veggie burger we all know so well. Formed by hand in Seattle and built from barley, fresh carrots and celery, these burgers are a meat eater’s delight. Pile on your fixings or crumble into chunks for chili and you’ll believe.

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Excuse the half eaten picture... I was so hungry, I forgot about the pic! hahaha

WOW! These burgers were FULL OF FLAVOR. We had our friend Spencer (who has never had a veggie burger btw) over for dinner and football game and he said he would eat them again. We were pleasantly surprised how much protein was in each burger... 22 grams! These were very tasty and we liked knowing they were full of healthy ingredients.

Check out their website to find where you can buy some yourself!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

American Farmer Popcorn Review

American Farmer Popcorn sent us some popcorn to review on the blog. Check out their website for more info about the company. 

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We LOVED this popcorn! We were sent 5 flavors. 

Black Pepper
Kettle Corn
Movie Theater
Sea Salt
Caramel

Our favorite part about this popcorn was that it had VERY FEW ingredients and it didn't have anything artificial. It was very tasty and packed with nutrition. 

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