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! 







Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What do Pro Golfers Eat During a Tournament?

The question Jared gets asked quite frequently is "WHAT DO YOU EAT? Before, during, and after your round?" 

Jared got a HOLE-IN-ONE at a scramble a few weeks ago. It was his THIRD in his life! :) GO JARED!

As a healthy eating plan is important for EVERYONE, golfers have a unique schedule because they warm up for about an hour before their tee time, their round is 5-6 hours long, and they practice a little after the round to fine tune things. It is a LONG DAY, and there are not "set breaks" thrown in to sit down and eat.

Jared's pre-round breakfast is ALWAYS some type of nut butter and banana on 2 pieces of toast. Sometimes, he eats some oatmeal too. 
This is just part of "OUR" breakfast one morning. Not all is pictured.


During his rounds, he will snack on things like Nature's Bakery Fig Bars, 
other various protein bars we find on sale that week, nuts, and drinks lots of Cocogo.

We are enjoying finding brand new snacks each month, thanks to FIT SNACK BOX
This month, Jared enjoyed eating the Almond and Pumpkin Seed Mix during his rounds. My favorite was the Sunbutter packets! Order yours here and get a free bag with any plan!  
 

It's impossible to eat an actual MEAL during a round, so snacking frequently on healthy things is what he has to do.
He ALWAYS has a peanut butter sandwich at the turn. (After nine holes for those who aren't clear on the golf lingo... It took me a while to learn all of it!) 

 He is constantly moving, so he is using a lot of energy. Some courses can be as long as 7 miles! That doesn't include the days when a rain delay has taken place and he has to play MULTIPLE rounds in one day! 
When I get the opportunity to caddy, I have to eat a lot too. That bag is NOT light! :)



After the round is over, he looks forward to eating an actual meal at a table with utensils. ;) 

During a tournament, he typically eats different variations of pasta, rice, chicken, and veggies. On the last day of the tournament, if we are together, we ALWAYS chow down on PIZZZZZZAAAAA!!!!
We prefer our homemade pizza, but if we aren't close to home, we definitely find the best pizza place in the town!

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So there you have it. That's what THIS golfer likes to eat during a tournament. Every golfer is different and has their own routine.

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Nature's Bakery for bringing us on board as Ambassadors!
We are so grateful to be a part of the team!


If you play golf, what are some of the things YOU like to eat during the round? Let us know in the comments below!









Monday, April 20, 2015

Purely Inspired Berry Protein Muffins


Purely Inspried reached out to us for an opportunity to try their Protein. We gladly accepted the offer! We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Here's a little info about the protein from their website before I share my recipe with you:
Each serving of Purely Inspired® 100% Plant-Based Protein Nutritional Shake provides:
  • 16g of plant-based protein, at least 6g of fiber, and no more than 2.5g of fat
  • More antioxidant vitamin C than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables1
  • Concentrated greens blend with broccoli and spinach
  • 19 vitamins and minerals
  • Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Contains zero lactose, aspartame, or cholesterol, and is low in fat
1Every serving delivers more of the antioxidant vitamin C (500% DV, 310mg) than you’d find in a serving of apples, broccoli, oranges, spinach, and blueberries combined (393% DV, 236mg).

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Our Review: 
We enjoyed this protein a lot. Jared liked the chocolate mixed with milk for his post-workout recovery shake. He said it tasted alright. 

I wanted to do a little baking, so I used a recipe from How Sweet Eats Blog and tweaked a few things. Her Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread Muffin recipe can be found here. I wanted to create something of my own, so this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy it.

Purely Inspired Berry Protein Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup Purely Inspired Very Berry Protein Powder
1 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup egg whites
sprinkle of Baking Soda

 Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
Put all ingredients into the food processor and let it mix for about 2 min. 
Spray muffin tins with nonstick spray.
Pour batter into muffin tins.
Bake at 350*F for 15 minutes. 
EAT AND ENJOY! 
 

I would guess each muffin has about 6 grams of protein.

They are perfect as a pre-workout snack, dessert, or just a snack when you're hungry. They taste like cupcakes because of the very tasty protein powder inside them. Jared and I always do a rating system with new recipes that we make and this one was NO DOUBT A 10/10.

:)

What recipes do YOU make with protein powder? Let us know in the comments below.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tosi Health Supplements

Tosi Health sent us the Quick Start Bundle to review. 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product.  All opinions are our own.

Here's some info about Tosi Health from their website:

The Tosi Health System is the result of 12 years of research, development and perfecting, by Doctors, Industry Experts, Athletes, Fussy Eaters and Skeptics.

The reward for all of this effort is a system that helps to provide a nutrient and anti-oxidant rich combination that helps to eliminate cravings and balance your body. Not only that, it’s delicious, it’s faster than ‘Fast Food’, very affordable, convenient and portable.

Team Tosi has found that the human body does not crave calories, but nutrients, in the same way that holding your breath results in an undeniable oxygen craving. Once you deliver the proper, ultra low-glycemic nutrients, the cravings go away and your body is able to run optimally.

The Tosi Health System delivers nutrients in a way that is very efficient for the body to breakdown and absorb. Those nutrients are also Organic & Gluten-Free. Tosi Health is diabetic safe and does not cause blood sugar spikes, gas or bloating.

Tosi is Simple, True Health for everyone.

Our Product List

  • Tosi Probiotics
  • Tosi Digestive Enzymes
  • Tosi Greens
  • Tosi Complete Meal
  • Tosi SuperBites
We created tosi to help people. We are doctors, moms, health nuts, fitness gurus, and students who have sought out the best things you can do for your body. We made it simple, easy and true. This is tosi.
President - Tosi Heath

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Our Review:
First of all, we loved the Super Bites. They were packed full of healthy fats, protein, and Omega 3's. They filled our bellies when snack attacks hit! 
We absolutely LOVED the Complete Greens. We added a scoop to our smoothies and GREEN protein pancakes! 
We were so impressed that one scoop had 20 servings of fruits and vegetables! SO AWESOME! We eat healthy foods regularly, but it was nice to know we got plenty of good stuff with our first meal! It didn't taste overly "green and have that vegetable aftertaste" like some supplements do. 

We took the ProBiotics right when we woke up and the Digestive Enzymes right before breakfast each morning and we feel like our bodies responded well to them. We felt better during the day and our stomachs never felt weird. We give everything a big THUMBS UP! 

Please check out their website and order a Quick Start bundle for yourself

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Golden Girl Granola Giveaway

Golden Girl Granola sent us some granola to review and host a GIVEAWAY!
 We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own

 First, here's a little info about Golden Girl Granola from their website:

Our mission at Golden Girl Granola is to provide a naturally healthful and deliciously crunchy product of the highest quality to our customers.

We promise to provide a granola that:
- is whole-grain and healthful
- uses the finest, all-natural ingredients
- is locally-produced, with locally-sourced ingredients, whenever possible
- is wheat-free, and is produced in a gluten-free kitchen
- is non-GMO
- is hand-crafted in small, artisan batches with the utmost care
- is beyond delicious!

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Our Review:
We REALLY enjoyed this granola. It was flavorful and crunchy, just the way we like our granola! We enjoyed it by itself and also mixed into yogurt. They gave us a cookbook and we can't wait to try some of their recipes.

We wanted to use the granola in different ways too, so we put them on top of our Protein Pancakes... 
and on top of our Baked Oatmeal with peanut butter. 
It gave the recipes a healthy sweetness and crunchy topping that we LOVED. 

Would you like to win some of this tasty granola too? THE WINNER WILL WIN 4 FLAVORS OF THEIR CHOICE! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance! Good Luck! 


 



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wonderfully Raw Coco-Roons GIVEAWAY!

Wonderfully Raw sent us some of their Coco-Roons to review on the blog AND host a giveaway!!!
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Here's some info about Coco-Roons from their website:
Starting out with a passion for pure ingredients and a healthy way of living, we sourced our ingredients from around the world supporting the wild, organic and sustainable movement. We sweeten our Coco-Roons with the finest organic maple syrup for it’s vitamin and mineral qualities and let’s not forget the fabulous flavor! Good Taste and Good Health go hand in hand with Coco-Roons.
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Our Review:
We absolutely LOVED these snacks! They were the PERFECT size for an after dinner treat. It gave us JUST the right amount of sweetness to end our meal, without being too overpowering. We also enjoyed these with part of our snacks in between meals. We liked to pair them with some fruit.   


All of the flavors were DELICIOUS, but if we just had to choose a favorite, it would be the Orange Dreamsicle. This flavor brought us back to our childhood with those popsicles that we used to eat. This flavor was SPOT ON without all the junk that we ate as a kid! Talk about a WIN-WIN!

Speaking of winning, who wants to win some Coco-Roons?!?!?

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Few Tips to Snack Healthier

Today, we want to discuss snacking. If you're like us, you like to eat all day long. We don't go more than 3 hours without eating something. We wanted to share some tips with you for snacking healthier. 

1. Make your own healthy snacks that are easy to take with you. It's difficult to eat healthy when you're out and about and you don't have anything to snack on and the only choices you can buy are junk food. Our favorite homemade snacks are energy bites made with very few ingredients. We just blend them in the food processor and shape them into balls. You can find this 3 Ingredient Coconut Banana Recipe here. 
 

2. Keep plenty of fruits and veggies on hand so you can fill your body with something nutritious in between meals. We love bananas with any kind of nut butter, and fresh fruit is always yummy. We always pair them with some type of healthy fat to make sure it fills us up until our next meal. (aka we eat a lot of nuts and nut butters)


3. Sign up for a Healthy Fit Snack Subscription Box so you can get NEW healthy snacks delivered right to your door each month! 
We love the Fit Snack Box because it provides healthy snacks that reach all of your tastebuds. It includes some salty and sweet snacks for whatever snack you're craving. Our favorite salty snack from this month's box was Quinoa Chips and the favorite sweet was Lenny and Larry's Complete Cookie. 

If you'd like to try Fit Snack out for yourself, click here and you can get a free gym bag with any purchase! 


If you're interested in Fit Snack, please check out all of their Social Media Platforms as well! 


You can also enter to WIN a FREE BOX here! 


What are some of YOUR healthy snacking tips??? Leave us a comment and let us know! We always love trying new things!