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Van’s New Products: Pasta and Granola

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out some of the new Van’s Foods products. I have always loved Van’s breakfast waffles and other snack products but now they are offering a new lunch/dinner product – pasta!!

Excited to try out the collapsible colander:

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Van’s has just come out with three new whole grain gluten-free pastas.

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  • Rotini and Red Sauce

This is a great pasta and marinara dish. It has 12 grams of protein and 34 grams of whole grains! Besided being gluten-free, I love that this dish is also dairy-free which means that Jaden can eat it!

We tried out the Rotini and Red Sauce pasta as a side dish with our chicken for dinner.

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The challenge was to see if the Van’s pasta could pass Jaden’s taste test. That kid is the pickiest eater I have ever seen in my life so I was a little worried about the fate of the Rotini and Red Sauce.

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Jaden’s exact words were: It’s delightful and delicious but it needs a little more sauce.

And he ate two helpings. That’s pretty much unheard of for Jaden. The only thing he eats more than one helping of is oatmeal.

The Van’s pasta got the seal of approval from the world’s toughest critic! :)

  • Creamy Herb and Garlic

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I was really excited for this pasta dish because I love garlic. It has 11 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains per serving.

  • Ultimate Cheddar Penne

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Who doesn’t love cheddar? It’s made with real aged cheddar cheese and has 6 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains.

I loved how easy this pasta dishes were to make and the fact that they only took ten minutes on the stovetop. They made a great side dish for dinner. I love that the new pastas pack a punch of extra protein and lots of whole grains.

Van’s pastas are gluten-free, egg-free, kosher, don’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. Look for them at a grocery store near you!

In addition to their new pasta dishes, Van’s has also come out with a new Soft Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters snack.

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I love granola. I love it a little too much. I could probably eat a whole entire bag of granola in one sitting. And how delicious does soft baked granola sound?!

Van’s granola comes in two flavors: Blueberry Walnut and Cranberry Almond. They are bite sized, sweet, and chewy. It’s great to put on yogurt or as a sweet snack after dinner.

I added some to my yogurt as an afternoon snack.

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And I added some to my yogurt and strawberries for breakfast.

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Van’s Soft Baked Granola Clusters are made from whole grain oats, have 12 grams of whole grains per serving, and are free of artificial flavors, colors, and high fructose corn syrup.

This granola is going to go fast in my house!

  • Have you tried the new Van’s products yet?
  • What’s your favorite kind of pasta?
  • Do you like topping your yogurt with anything?

Disclaimer: I was sent these products by Van’s at no cost to me. All opinions are my own…and Jaden’s.

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Ab Circuit Workout

Good afternoon!

When we were at Target over the weekend, I came across this PB&J oatmeal.

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Yes, it’s geared towards kids but really who doesn’t love PB&J or anything with peanut butter for that matter?! I was a little hesitant to buy it because it’s a little higher in calories and carbs than I normally eat for breakfast but I decided to save it for a day when I worked out a little harder and longer.

Well, today was that day! I made the PB&J oatmeal for breakfast and it was honestly the best oatmeal that I’ve ever had. I liked it because it was sweet but not overly sweet. It had oats, real strawberries, peanuts, and peanut butter chips. So good.

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I will be buying more.

After checking their website, I see that they do make an adult version which looks like it’s exactly the same but bigger. I think the kid’s size was the perfect amount. I ate it with two egg whites for a little extra protein. Yum!

After breakfast, I went to the gym and got a great workout in.

I warmed up on the elliptical while talking to a friend, then I did the Bikini Body Mommy workout two times – killer! Then I did the following ab circuit:

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After the ab workout, I cooled down on the stationary bike and finished my workout with a little bit of foam rolling and stretching. It was a great workout!

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Post workout, I had a Rockin’ Refuel protein drink with 30 grams of protein.

Lately, I’ve gotten into the habit of drinking a cup of coffee after my workout. Normally I only drink one cup of coffee when I wake up but lately I’ve been craving it after my workout too. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so cold or because I have about a million k-cups from Christmas, but I’ve been trying to break the habit.

Lately, I’ve been switching to the Candy Cane Lane tea.

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It’s still okay to drink out of a gingerbread mug, right?! And it’s peppermint tea which is supposed to help soothe the stomach.

And that’s all for this morning! Have a great day!!

  • What do you usually eat for breakfast?
  • Do you drink coffee? Tea? How often?

 

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Breakfast, A Quick Workout, and the Doctor

Good afternoon! How’s everyone doing out there with the snow? Did you get a lot of snow in your area?

We’ve been pretty lucky here in Chicagoland with not getting too much snow this winter. But Illinois weather is crazy. One year it snowed on Danny and I’s anniversary. Our anniversary is April 15th.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was delicious. I mixed a plain Fage Greek yogurt with a packet of Monk Fruit in the Raw and then I topped it with sliced strawberries and some Van’s blueberry walnut soft baked granola.

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This granola is amazing!

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Check back later in the week for a whole post on the new Van’s products!!

Workout

I had to cut my workout a little short today because I had a doctor appointment. I did the Bikini Body Mommy workout and another cardio/strength workout that I found on the Pop Sugar website.

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When I’m short on time, I like fast workouts that get my heart rate up in a short amount of time. And I am so old school at the gym and write my workouts down on paper. I used the Tabata timer app on my phone so I can’t really be checking my phone for the workout moves.

I was so mad this morning because when I got to the gym I realized that I put on my heart rate chest strap but forgot the watch. I was so bummed. I was really hoping to see my heart rate and calories during today’s workout. I did have my Fitbit Charge HR as a backup, but I don’t think it measures my heart rate accurately. Better than nothing, I guess.

My workout was about 55 minutes and according to my Charge HR, I burned 320 calories. I feel like it should have been a bit higher but I guess it’s better to underestimate than overestimate, right?!

Right after the gym, I had a doctor appointment. I talk about a lot of stuff on my blog but I don’t usually talk about super personal stuff a lot. I’ve just been having some issues lately with being tired constantly, feeling run down, and having constant stomach issues.

My doctor did blood work a few months back and was pretty sure I had a thyroid problem. But my thyroid blood work came back normal. Today I had even more blood work done and they’re checking for celiac disease as well as some other stomach diseases.

It’s frustrating to feel so crappy but not know what’s wrong with you!

Now, I just wait for my blood work to come back.

I’m off to make lunch! Have a great day!

  • What did you have for breakfast?
  • Did you workout today? Do you ever write down your workouts?

 

 

 

 

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What I Eat in a Day and My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Today, I thought I’d do something different and share everything I eat on an average day. I haven’t really done this before because I tend to eat different from day to day depending on my workout, if I’m doing errands, if the kids have appointments, etc. But since yesterday was a fairly normal day, I thought I’d share.

For the most part, I eat fairly similar on a day to day basis. Sometimes I eat more, sometimes less. Sometimes I’m more snacky, sometimes I’m not.

Here is everything I ate yesterday.

7:00 am – coffee with one tablespoon of Coffeemate Natural Bliss coffee creamer and one packet of truvia.

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(I’m weird and write the date that I opened my creamer on the bottle. I’ll only use it for about a week after the date I write.)

My morning starts out with coffee very single day. I usually just drink one cup a day but once in awhile I’ll have two cups.

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7:30 am – veggie omelet made with three egg whites, one whole egg, green peppers, red onion, and a little bit of cheddar cheese.

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This is not my normal breakfast. I made an omelet today because I was trying to use up some veggies and cheese. My normal breakfast usually consists of two egg whites and a Greek yogurt. I probably eat that 6 out of 7 days a week. Boring, I know.

8:40 am – 10:10 am: workout – 623 calories burned.

10:20 am – Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel Shake

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I love these drinks post workout. They’re so easy to just throw in the car and drink right after my workout. I buy the chocolate and vanilla flavors, some with 20 grams of protein per bottle and some with 30 grams of protein per bottle.

12:30 pm – veggie flatbread pizza made with pizza sauce, green and orange pepper, red onion, and mozzarella cheese. I also had turkey jerky and a small portion of fresh raspberries. And a sparkling water. I drink one sparkling water a day and it’s always at lunch.

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I tend to eat the same thing during the week for lunch. It’s just easier. This week it’s veggie flatbread pizza. Sometimes after lunch, I crave something sweet. Some days I’ll have one tootsie pop or a Hershey kiss just to curb my sweet tooth. Yesterday, I didn’t feel like a sweet treat.

3:30 pm – cottage cheese, apple slices, and cinnamon

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This is one of my favorite afternoon snacks.

6:00 pm – salad with baked chicken seasoned with lemon pepper, Greek yogurt honey mustard dressing, and croutons. Green beans, string cheese, and grapes.

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Lots of random food, I know. I like random food.

Bolthouse Farms makes some really good Greek yogurt dressings. I like the honey mustard and ranch dressings.

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The chicken I eat is the Organic Smart Chicken. I am super super picky about chicken and this is the only chicken that I eat. It’s a little pricier but it’s worth it to me.

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8:10 pm – microwave popcorn and a Yasso Greek yogurt bar

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I love these Greek yogurt bars! Only 100 calories and 6 grams of protein.

Total Daily Calories: Approximately 1500

Once the kids are in bed, Danny and I usually have our evening treat and watch tv.

Yesterday, we watched the premiere of My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC.

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The show is about a girl named Whitney who was a dancer and grew up being thin. In college she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome causing her to gain over 200 pounds in a few years, leaving her weighing 380 pounds.

She gets back into dance and the show is about how no matter what size she is, she’s happy. Her weight doesn’t define her and she’s just as happy at 380 pounds than she was when she was thin. She points out that just because she’s overweight that doesn’t means she’s lazy.

I had high hopes for this show but after the first episode I’m worried that I might not like it as much as I thought I would. First, while I think Whitney has a great attitude about loving herself, her happiness and personality kind of exhausted me. She’s very outgoing, very happy, and loud. She seems like a fun person but so far, I kind of like her mom, Babs, the best.

Also, while I understand that she loves herself and is happy at any weight, being that overweight causes a lot of health problems that could be helped by losing weight. I understand that her disease makes it hard for her to lose weight but even though she claims she’s happy at 380 pounds, I’m sure she’s worried about ongoing health problems.

She even makes a comment on the show to the regards of: imagine you had a carry around 100 extra pounds while doing everything you do on a normal day. Wouldn’t that that doing everything in life a lot harder?

She points out that the extra weight makes it hard for her to do a lot of things, so to me isn’t that showing that maybe she’s not happy weighing 380 pounds?

I will watch a few more episodes to see if it grows on me. What I really took away from the show is how people treat other people. Most people assume Whitney is lazy because she’s so overweight but that girl can dance. People call her mean names because of her weight and she points out that people don’t realize that she was thin most of her life. Never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.

Have a great day!!

  • What did you eat today?
  • Did you watch my Big Fat Fabulous Life? Thoughts?

 

 

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Getting Enough Protein

Now that 2015 has arrived, a lot of people have a goal to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, and just be healthier in general. A great way to feel full longer and a great aid in weight loss is to make sure that your are getting enough protein in your diet. You can do this by including a protein in every meal and snack you eat during the day.

Protein is one of the three main macronutrients along with fat and carbohydrates. This means that your body needs a large amount of protein for things such as muscle building and repair. You use protein to make enzymes and other body chemicals. Protein is the main unit for bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, and blood. In other words, protein is important.

If your active and trying to lose weight then it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough protein in your diet. You should aim for between .8 and 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight.

So, for example if you weight 140 pounds, you should be eating between 112 and 168 grams of protein a day. (140 x .8 = 112 and 140 x 1.2 = 168)

It’s also a good idea to pair a protein with a carb. Do not be afraid of carbs. Your body needs carbs for energy. Never cut out an entire food group from your diet. Just watch what you eat and eat a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fat. Moderation is key to a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Your body also needs healthy fats. Unstaurated fats are the good fats which include polyunsaturated fattys acids and monounsaturated fast. You can find them in things such as nuts, olive oil, and avocados.

Anyway, back to protein. I really do struggle to get enough protein in my diet because I am not a big meat eater. This doesn’t mean that I don’t get enough protein in my diet, it just means that I have to find other sources of protein that I do enjoy eating.

Here are so great high protein snack and meal ideas if you’re looking for more ways to add protein into your diet.

  • Eggs

We eat so many eggs in our house that it’s kind of crazy. I eat egg whites for breakfast almost every single morning. I don’t eat the yolks simply because I don’t like they taste but there’s nothing wrong with eating the yolks.

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You can make eggs so many different ways – hard boiled, omelets, egg muffins, fried eggs. I love putting eggs on a bagel thin or English muffin with a slice of cheese.

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  • Cheese

Cheese is another great protein source. I know that some people are sensitive to dairy, but I get a lot of my protein from dairy sources. I also take a daily probiotic vitamin to help with tummy troubles.

Like I mentioned, I put cheese on my bagel thin and egg sandwiches. I also use mozzarella cheese on my veggie flatbread pizzas. String cheese with whole wheat crackers or an apple in another great snack.

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  • Chocolate milk / protein drinks

Chocolate milk in a great protein/carb snack post workout. I also like to add a protein drink in my diet if I’m lacking in protein that day. You can buy protein powder or mixed protein drinks. I buy these Shamrock Farms protein drinks at the store and drink them post workout.

Drinking a protein shake post workout helps rebuild those muscles that you just worked on!

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One bottle of Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel has between 20 and 30 grams of protein in it.

  • Greek yogurt

I love Greek yogurt. It’s another thing that I eat almost every day. I admit that I do like the fruit flavored Greek yogurts.

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These tend to be higher in sugar so I eat them in moderation. I also like plain Greek yogurt. I add in a tablespoon or two of PB2 (more protein) and mix it together. Then I dip apple slices in it, preferably Honeycrisp apple slices.

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I also will add a packet of Truvia to plain Greek yogurt and top it with berries.

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Plain Greek yogurt is also a great substitute for sour cream. Try it on a baked potato or taco or use it to replace sour cream in a recipe.

One container of plain Greek yogurt has 18 grams of protein!

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  • Cottage cheese

Yes, more dairy. Cottage cheese has a lot of protein so it makes a great snack. I usually eat cottage cheese in the afternoons with diced apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I just toss it all in a  bowl and it’s a healthy and filling afternoon snack. It might sound like a weird combo but it tastes great. Trust me.

  • Meat

Of course, meat has a lot of protein and lean protein is the best choice. Chicken is the meat that I prefer. I usually bake a few boneless skinless chicken breasts in the oven and use them all week for dinner. I top salads with chicken. I make chicken stir fry with veggies. Or I just season it with Mrs. Dash and eat it with some brown rice and veggies.

Average dinner:

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Chicken baked with lemon pepper seasoning, brown rice, green beans. and salad. Always salad. :)

  • Turkey Jerky

I have only just discovered my love for turkey jerky. I am not a huge meat eater but for whatever reason, I love turkey jerky. I usually eat it with lunch or as a snack. I like the Jack Links and the Old Wisconsin turkey jerkys the best.

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  • Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and a healthy fat. I usually pair almonds with an apple for an afternoon snack.

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  • Protein Waffles/Pancakes

I love Kodiak Power Cakes mix because it’s packed with a lot more protein that regular pancake/waffle mixes.

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I add an egg to the mix to give it a bit more protein. You can use a mix or make your own protein pancakes using oats, eggs, bananas, protein powder, etc. There’s tons of great protein pancake recipes out there.

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There are lots of great protein sources to choose from and it’s important to find protein that you enjoy eating.

Have a great afternoon!

  • What are your favorite sources of protein?

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Food and Working Out

Good afternoon! Exactly one week until Christmas! Who’s excited?!

Today, my morning started out with a McCafe k-cup!

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I am excited that McDonald’s is now making k-cups! I don’t like McDonald’s food, but I love their coffee. Before my Keurig days, I drank McDonald’s coffee almost every day.

For breakfast, I had one of these Dannon salted caramel Greek yogurts. I found them at Wal-Mart yesterday and had to pick some up to try. Delicious!

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This morning I went to the gym and started out on the elliptical for about 15 minutes. I’m still not running yet because my Achilles tendon still bothers me. Super frustrating. I worked on chest and triceps exercises today and finished up my workout with about five minutes of jump roping.

I’m starting to do some jumping exercises at physical therapy  so my therapist said I could incorporate about 10 minutes of jump roping into my gym routine twice a week. I haven’t really done high intensity cardio in awhile so I was pretty much out of breath after jump roping. I jump as long as I can in a row and then rest a few seconds before continuing.

I ended up burning 574 calories!

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My chest and triceps exercises included:

  •  incline chest press machine
  • decline chest press machine
  • chest press to single arm chest flies
  • chest press machine
  • overhead dumbbell triceps extensions
  • cable triceps pressdowns
  • overhead cable triceps extensions

Lunch

I am back to eating grilled veggie pizzas for lunch.

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I typically eat the same thing for lunch for a couple of weeks in a row and then switch it up. It’s just easier when I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat for lunch everyday.

This afternoon, I have a few more presents to wrap and then I have to get things ready for Jaden’s holiday party at school tomorrow.

Have a great day!

  • What’s your favorite body part to work out?
  • What did you eat for lunch today?

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Thanksgiving Eve

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Tomorrow is a day for family, being thankful, and let’s face it – lots of food!!

I finally used up my last Vue cup in my Keurig coffee maker and I am back to using regular k-cups now.

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I was excited to try out the butterscotch coffee. It was very good – the perfect amount of flavor!

Yesterday

Yesterday morning, I didn’t go to the gym because Jacob had his first orthodontist appointment to get his braces tightened (I don’t miss those days!). The appointment went really fast and we were in and out of the office quickly.

We came home and Jaden and I decorated the fridge and worked on some snowman ornaments.

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I loved how the ornaments turned out! We just put cotton balls into a clear ornament, added a face, and then hot glued on the pipe cleaner and pom poms to look like earmuffs.

In the afternoon, I had physical therapy. Since I ran four minutes on Sunday, I was able to run five minutes at physical therapy yesterday.

I have been trying to increase my speed a little bit but my physical therapist said that it would be better for me to work on endurance rather than speed. She said I can add two more minutes to my running time but not to worry about going fast.

I’m going to try to stick with about 5 mph as long as my hip feels okay and work on being able to run longer, not faster. I’ve noticed that the faster I run the more I feel it in my hip so I’m going to make sure to take it slow.

Today

This morning for breakfast, I had apple cinnamon steel cut oats.

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I saw these at the store over the weekend decided to given them a try. Thankfully, they were really good because they were buy one, get one free at the store so now I have twenty packets of oats.

I’m letting the kids sleep in a bit today because we’ve been getting up early the past few days and Jaden was so crabby all day yesterday. Once they wake up, I plan on going to the gym and then going to the store.

On Thanksgiving, we go to my grandparent’s house every year. On Friday, my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and niece come over to our house and I cook Thanksgiving dinner. So after the gym I need to get the rest of the food for Friday.

On the menu for Thanksgiving Friday:

  • turkey
  • cheesy potato casserole
  • rolls
  • stuffing
  • carrots
  • corn casserole souffle
  • cranberry sauce
  • one baked potato for Jaden because he is obsessed
  • pumpkin pie

I plan on making the potatoes and stuffing ahead of time so I can just pop them in the oven when the turkey comes out. Yum!

I have been eating so much more this past weekend and this week than usual. Holidays are always so hard because there’s so much delicious food everywhere. I am looking forward to getting back on track after this weekend. :)

Have a great day!

  • What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you cook?

 

 

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Monk Fruit in the Raw

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not reflect the the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. 

As a Moms Meet blogger, I was recently given the opportunity to try out Monk Fruit in the Raw.

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I usually use sugar alternatives in my coffee and tea, so I looked forward to trying Monk Fruit in the Raw in place of my normal sweetener.

Monk Fruit in the Raw is a zero-calorie sweetener made with real monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit from Asia. The monk fruit is blended with other sweeteners to create the perfect balance of sweet. It’s great in your morning cup of coffee.

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Monk Fruit in the Raw can also be used to replace regular sugar. You can use it in cooking or baking. The taste of Monk Fruit in the Raw is the closest taste to regular sugar of all the non-caloric sweeteners and it doesn’t have bad aftertaste!

Monk Fruit in the Raw conversion chart:

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I like that the Monk Fruit in the Raw comes in two different packages – individual packets for coffee and tea and a large package to use for baking. And it’s very reasonably priced. The individual packets are about $3.49 for 40 packets and the Monk Fruit in the Raw Bakers Bag is only $6.99.

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Monk Fruit in the Raw is vegan, kosher, and gluten-free. It doesn’t contain any added table sugar, sugar alcohols, or molasses.

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I used one packet in my coffee. I also added one tablespoon of cream and it was perfect! The Monk Fruit in the Raw adds just the right amount of sweetness without adding any extra calories or carbs.

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I watch my niece two days a week and my sister-in-law usually drops her off at about 7 am. Since she’s here early, we decided to try out a breakfast recipe using Monk Fruit in the Raw.

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We made cinnamon and Monk Fruit in the Raw French toast!

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Cinnamon and Monk Fruit in the Raw French Toast               Serves:2

Ingredients:

  • four slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk (we used honey almond milk)
  • 2 tsp Monk Fruit in the Raw
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Heat pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add Monk Fruit in the Raw and cinnamon. Whisk together.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture and put onto hot pan. Cook each side until browned, approximately 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. Add you favorite toppings and enjoy!

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This is a super easy breakfast and loved by adults and kids!

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You can learn more about In The Raw products on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Do you use a sugar substitute? 

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Two Minutes

Good afternoon! I hope you all are having a warm Thursday :)

Breakfast

This morning for breakfast, I had egg whites, Greek yogurt, and toast with peanut butter.

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I am not usually too hungry in the mornings and normally just eat a few egg whites and yogurt before the gym and then have a snack immediately after my workout – almost like two mini breakfasts. But lately I’ve noticed that I am a lot more hungry in the afternoons and have the tendency to start snacking and snacking. So, I’m hoping that adding a little more food in the mornings will help my afternoon snack attacks.

After breakfast, I went to the gym and per doctor’s orders was allowed to run two whole minutes! I walked the rest and finished my workout with some biceps exercises…and a selfie. Totally normal.

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I felt really good running those two minutes and I bumped my speed up to 5.0 mph today. I wish I could run longer but I know it’s better for my body to take it slow. And on Saturday, I’ll get to run three whole minute. Yes!!

After my workout, I was rewarded with this little alert from my car. And by rewarded, I mean not rewarded.

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Usually it tells me how many miles I have left and today I apparently had so little gas in my car that I’m surprised I made it to the gas station. I like to play a little game called “Let’s See Many Miles I Can Get Down to Before My Car Runs Out of Gas.” AKA “It’s Way Too Cold to Pump Gas in This Kind of Weather.”

Luckily, I made it to the gas station and a crisis was averted. I guess I’d be a lot colder stuck on the side of the street with no gas than I’d be pumping gas for two minutes.

Yesterday, I stopped at Starbucks for a skinny peppermint mocha.

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It was just meh. I’m not a huge mocha coffee fan so it probable wasn’t the best choice.

Tonight, I’m going to Costco with my dad! I think I only go to Costco once a year around the holiday season. They usually have really great holiday gifts!

Have a great day!

  • What do you usually have for breakfast?
  • Favorite Starbucks drink?
  • Do you shop at Costco?

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Dave’s Killer Bread Review

Disclaimer: I received this product free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

As a  Moms Meet ambassador I was recently given the opportunity to try out Dave’s Killer Bread.

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I love bread. It’s one of those food, I could just eat and eat and eat! What I love about Dave’s Bread is that it’s organic, non-GMO, and made with high quality ingredients.

I like that they have a thin version of their bread. This means I can eat more of it without feeling guilty! Each slice also contains as much protein as an egg! This is great for people like me who are always trying to find ways to add protein to their diet.

Dave’s Killer Bread comes in 12 varieties in major grocery stores and is available in 17 states and parts of Canada. When I went to visit my aunt and uncle in California last month, my aunt actually had this bread and we often ate it with a little bit of butter for dinner.

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Dave’s Killer Bread comes in many varieties. Their 100% Whole Wheat bread is seedless and has just a touch of sweetness. Perfect for sandwiches!

Their Seeded Honey Wheat bread is the first Non-GMO Project Verified honey wheat bread on the market. It has 5 grams of fiber and protein to keep to feeling full longer.

The 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Thin Sliced bread has a hearty and grainy texture with 60 calories per slice and tons of flavor. This bread was my favorite.

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Good Seed bread and 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per slice and has the boldest sweetest flavor of all the Dave’s Killer Breads.

Dave’s Killer Bread can be used for some many things – sandwiches, toast, French toast, etc. I decided to use the 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Thin Sliced Bread to make one of my favorite recipes – stuffed French toast!

Using the bread, I made pumpkin peanut butter stuffed French toast. Yum!

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I mixed together one egg white, a splash of almond milk, and cinnamon. Then I used the Jif Whips pumpkin peanut butter and spread it on two slices of Dave’s bread. I put the slices together like a sandwich and dipped it into the egg mixture.

Then I cooked it on a hot pan on the stove until each side was golden brown.

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It’s a fast and easy recipe but so delicious!!

If Dave’s Killer bread is available in your area, I definitely recommend trying it!

  • What’s your favorite way to use bread – sandwich, plain, toast, French toast, etc?

 

 

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