Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fresh Spin on Old Routines


I don't know about you, but I absolutely LOVE shaking up my workout routine every once in a while. For this post, I've partnered up with Zevia. They are full swing in to #TheNewSweet campaign where they are asking people to put a fresh spin on their old routines in time for spring! You can join the fun by following them on Instagram and Twitter and hashtagging #TheNewSweet. 


We love to drink a cold Zevia during practice time! It's so refreshing after being in the sun for a while! 

This spring we have been VERY VERY FORTUNATE to be living in sunny Florida! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I have been able to attend a few of Jared's smaller tournaments that are on the weekends because they are only a couple hours away. So this spring, I've been caddying when I can. We walk upwards of 5-6 miles each round and the bag isn't exactly light, but thanks to the double strap, it's easy on my back and I really enjoy getting a workout in while I'm helping my man on the course! :)
Because the smaller tournaments are over and Jared is getting prepared for the Canadian Tour this summer, I am taking advantage of the free weeks at different gyms around town. We are just using our apartment gym because it's included in the rent and it's so convenient that we can just walk to it every morning. I was PUMPED to shake things up when Jared was at Q-School last month, because I got to take all of my favorite group fitness classes that I've missed so much! Zumba and Spin, but I also got to try a new Boot Camp and a TRX class! They were AWESOME!!!!


Jared is fortunate to be able to use the fancy gym at the course for the Pros any day he wants, and I was lucky enough to join him a couple times! They have ropes, TRX, foam rollers, weighted medicine balls, kettlebells, and so much more that we don't have in our apartment gym. It was so fun to GO HARD and really confuse my muscles by doing something different!

 

And lastly, I had to throw in a funny picture. We got to watch The Players tournament for free and let me tell you, we walked A LOT! Jared's app on his phone said we walked 14 miles that day! I made the mistake of wearing flip flops and my feet were killing me, but it was still a very fun day! 

Jared was so excited to see all of his favorite golfers up close and watch how they did things to improve his game, so I decided to have him take a picture of me "mocking him" when Tiger walked by and when Jared snapped the pic, it was the perfect timing to catch Tiger checking me out! HAHAHA!!! If you zoom in on his eyes, you'll notice he is not looking at my goofy face....
 
Jared thought this was the coolest thing ever. It brought some good laughs, that's for sure. 

What can you do to put a fresh spin on your old routine?

Let us know in the comments and/or hashtag #TheNewSweet on social media with Zevia!



*Zevia did not compensate us for this post, however they did give us coupons for free Zevia.  All thoughts and opinions are our own.*

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sliders, Flatzzas, and Healthier Pizza Lunchables!

Angelic Bakehouse sent us some bread, rolls, and flatzzas to taste and review! We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.

Here's a little more info about the company from their website:
If you’re looking for the best sprouted whole grain breads, premium wraps and pizza crusts you’ve ever tasted, you’ve come to the right place. We only use pure ingredients to create wholesome food that is preservative free and non-GMO. All of our products are egg free, dairy free, nut free and vegetarian, so everyone can enjoy our fresh baked goodness. And speaking of goodness, did we mention we taste delicious? Yeah, we taste like bread should taste. Stop sacrificing and start enjoying your daily bread.

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Confession: When we came home and opened the box of goodies, we were super hungry and immediately opened the rolls and devoured one straight from the package. 

WOWZA! They were awesome!!!! They were full of grains and had a little taste of honey that was DELICIOUS! MMMM!!! 

Then, we actually ate the rolls with some proper meals. ;)  

First, we put Turkey Burgers on the rolls with some sweet potato fries. I topped my fries with greek yogurt. Yum!  

Then, we made some crockpot BBQ Chicken and used the rolls as sliders! The rolls were PERFECT for this idea! 

We enjoyed the sliced bread for toast and sandwiches, but forgot to snap a pic. It was full of grains and tasted great.  

Finally, we used the Flatzzas for our favorite food ever.... PIZZA!!!! Jared enjoyed his as a crispy thin pizza and I went back in time and remembered one of my favorite things growing up and used my Flatzza like a "Pizza Lunchable" except this one was a gazillion times healthier and didn't have any weird ingredients in it. Talk about a win win!


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Snacks 101 Baked Popcorn Review and Giveaway


Snacks 101 was very gracious and sent us some of their popcorn to review and host a giveaway! 

Did you know their popcorn is BAKED?!!?!? They have created a way to bake this popcorn while sealing in flavor and using coconut oil which is VERY good for your body! Talk about a win win! The other cool thing about this popcorn is that they don't have ANY un-popped kernels at the bottom of the bag! 


The best part about the Less Mess White Cheddar flavor is that it REALLY isn't messy like most of the other white cheddar popcorn on the market! Our fingers weren't coated with cheese after eating! It was great! 

We LOVED the Sea Salt and White Cheddar the best, but enjoyed all of the flavors.  If you're a spicy fan, you will LOVE the Sweet and Spicy Siracha!  IT IS HOT!!!! The Smokey Chipotle had a great flavor with a little less heat than the Siracha. 

WHO WANTS TO WIN A CASE OF SEA SALT!?!? That's right, an entire case, which is 12 bags of popcorn!!! All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below. 


Birdseye FlavorFull Barbecue Corn is the Perfect Side!


Remember last week, when we talked about our new find at Meijer? Well, today, we want to show you how we incorporated Birdseye FlavorFull Barbecue Sweet Corn into our QUICK& EASY, healthy dinner!  

Like I said last week, I typically prepare our meats for the week ahead of time so they are ready to go on the day we will eat them. This particular night, we had a ham steak planned, so it just needed to be heated up for a few minutes in the oven. 

We threw the corn into the microwave for a few minutes while Jared chopped up some carrots and banana peppers for a side salad.   

 Then, I poured the corn into a serving bowl and at the same time, Jared was finished with the salad, so our meal was ready in less than 5 minutes! 

We enjoyed some fresh strawberries for our dessert because they were on sale and looked so juicy, that we had to add them into our meal! 


We both thought the corn was VERY flavorful and delicious by itself, but is also great additions to other foods. I personally liked to mix mine with my ham for a few bites, while Jared mixed some corn into his salad! It was very tasty!

If you missed our first post, go check it out and enter our GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift card to Meijer so you can purchase some of these new Birdseye FlavorFull sides for your family!  

Birds Eye® new products: Steamfresh® Flavor Full and Steamfresh® Protein Blends - in 8 varieties! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® .  The opinions and text are all mine.






Thursday, May 7, 2015

New FlavorFULL Sides Dishes Jazz Up Regular Meals!


Did you know Meijer is selling brand new Birds Eye SteamFresh Full Flavor and Protein in their freezer section? 


 I get off later in the evening than most jobs, so having a quick and easy dinner that is still nutritious is important to me and my husband. We are always SUPER hungry when we get home, and when we had the opportunity to try out these new FlavorFull Sides, we decided that they were JUST what we needed! 


We couldn't believe that all we had to do was just pop this bag into the microwave!  HOW EASY IS THAT?!? 

I typically will pre-cook our meat early in the week or make it in a crockpot to help with getting our dinner on the table quicker, but the tricky part is always the side dishes. They take a while to cook and aren't as easy to pre-make. These FlavorFull Sides are PERFECT for our family! Quick, easy to make, delicious and nutritious! What more could we ask for? 

Do you get off work late in the evening or have kids that play sports?  We want to know your story and offer one of our readers a chance to win a $25 gift card to Meijer to try these awesome new sides too!
To Enter:
Leave us a comment on how you will incorporate these new SteamFresh sides into your meal. Giveaway ends on May 21, 2015.

Birds Eye® new products: Steamfresh® Flavor Full and Steamfresh® Protein Blends - in 8 varieties! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® .  The opinions and text are all mine.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Shake Things Up with a PB & Banana Smoothie

If you're like us, then you LOVE Peanut Butter and Banana together. We love it on toast, on top of oatmeal, and on our pancakes. Sometimes, we like to shake things up a bit and make a PB & Banana Protein Packed SMOOTHIE! 

It tastes good and is super easy to make! 
 
Ingredients:
1 cup milk 
1 frozen banana 
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 serving protein powder 
1 tbsp cinnamon
 1 scoop Tosi Health Complete Greens (totally optional, we just like to get in extra veggies however we can!)

Directions:
Pour everything into a blender and let it do it's magic! 
We love to drink these after our workouts because they have 20 g of protein needed for our muscles to build and recover. We also love making these for snacks or dessert! They taste THAT good! SO YUMMY! 

 

Let us know... What is YOUR favorite protein packed smoothie combo? 

This post was inspired by DailyBurn’s #ShowUsYourSmoothie project. They Have more information on alternative protein sources too! 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Healthy Peanut Butter Blondies Made with Love (and a giveaway!)


Hello everyone! As a Love Grown Foods Ambassador, I wanted to create a special recipe using their new Mighty Flakes Cereal. I have been brainstorming all week and finally came up with this recipe and let me tell ya'll.... it is GOOD! 

 
Ingredients:
2 cups Love Growns Cereal (pulsed into a flour)
2/3 cup Egg Whites
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup Yogurt 
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
sprinkle of baking powder 

Pre-Heat oven to 350*F

Directions:
First, pour 2 cups of Mighty Flakes cereal into a food processor until it forms a flour like texture. Mine took about 2 minutes.
Next, add the Egg Whites and Banana.

After that has mixed for about 30 seconds, add in the peanut butter, yogurt, and baking powder. 

Blend for about 1 minute until a batter forms. 

Next, spray some Parchment Paper with non-stick spray and leave a little hanging over for easy handling later on. I used a round baking dish that was 9.5 inches. 

Bake it in for 25 min at 350*F or until you can stick a fork in the center without having batter stuck on it.  
Finally, cut into whatever sized pieces you like! 


These are HEALTHY and delicious, and SO EASY TO MAKE! 


Now, who wants to win some Mighty Flakes Cereal so you can make some of these for yourself? Just enter the Rafflecopter form below.  The Winner will receive 3 big boxes of cereal as well as a few mini boxes so you can try ALL of the new flavors!