Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ole Mexican Tortillas

Ole Mexican Foods was kind enough to send me some tortillas to review!

Here's a little info from their website:
Combining Mexican tradition with contemporary trends, Ole is your go-to gourmet option. With different flour choices, you'll be sure to find a flavorful solution—everytime.

There are a TON of different products! From tortillas to salsa and cheese dip, there is something for everyone!!!

Now, for my review:

10/10! These tortillas were SUPER soft and incredibly tasty. I LOVED the nutritional stats! 12 GRAMS of Fiber, 8 GRAMS of Protein, and only 72 calories for each tortilla!

I loved making PB & Banana wraps with these, as well as the classic Ham&Swiss pressed in the panini maker! YUM!!

PLEASE try some of these awesome tortillas for yourself!
Visit their website:


Finn Crisp was kind enough to send me some of their crispbread to review!

Here's a little info about Finn Crisp from their website:

Thin crispbreads bursting with healthy whole grains are ideal as healthy and low fat snacks or just crunchy festive fun.

On FINN CRISP range of crispbreads there are plenty of tasty products from multigrain thin crispbreads to round crispbreads to original thin crisps flavored with caraway, garlic or coriander. The new FINN CRISP Plus range provides you an even tastier and healthier crunch. All our crispbreads are delicious yet nutritious.

Baking so much goodness into something so slim and delicious takes real dedication. FINN CRISP has spent years perfecting the art of baking delicious thin crispbreads, that burst with healthy wholegrain and fiber.

Now, for my review!

Each of the Crispbread flavors were packed full of fiber and had only 20 calories per slice.

They sent me four flavors.

Original, Caraway, Multigrain, and Wholegrains Plus.

I enjoyed ALL of the flavors. They were all crisp and were perfect with cheese and turkey. I even liked munching them on their own!

Here's my order of favorites:
Wholegrains Plus

Please visit their website and order some for yourself!

SLAYKE review

SLAKE was kind enough to send me their water to review!

Here's a little info about Slayke from their website:
The Slayke® product line is a natural antioxidant water beverage available in three varieties, Dymund®, Lava and Roobi®, containing zero calories, sodium, preservatives, sugar or artificial sweeteners. All three varieties contain Natural Tartaric Acid, the natural antioxidant that is found in grapes. Lava contains Annatto, a natural tropical seed that contains antioxidants and Roobi® contains Black Currant, a natural berry that contains antioxidants.

Now, for my review!

All of these tasted really pure! I really enjoyed that. Each different water had a very subtle flavoring. It wasn't very overpowering. If you are tired of plain ol' water, then you should definitely try some Slayke! It has just enough flavoring to satisfy those tastebuds!

If I had to choose an order of my favorite flavors, it would be like this:

Please visit their website:

You can also find them on Facebook

and Twitter


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fitfluential Appearance...

So, I mentioned awhile ago that I became a FitFluential Ambassador. You can learn all about that on this website:

Well, today, I was actually a GUEST POST on the website!

Check that out by clicking here!

I absolutely LOVE the FitFluential Community. Everyone is SO supportive.

Today was just an all around GOOD DAY!!!

My students were all listening and working well today, I heard "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw on the radio this morning (That's me and my daddy's song!), I was a guest post on FitFluential, I received TWO packages to review on my doorstep, and I did DANCE IT OUT.

What an AWESOME day!

I am STILL smiling just thinking about how awesome the Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan concert was on Friday night!!!!!!!!!!


BAD NEWS: Unfortunately, something happened with all of my previous comments. They disappeared for some unknown reason! But, I have emailed tech support and hopefully they can get it figured out!

GOOD NEWS:DON'T WORRY about the giveaway though, because I still have all the EMAILS of your comments!

If you haven't entered my CHOBANI GIVEAWAY, you have until this Saturday, March 3!

If you haven't entered my BOUNDLESS NUTRITION GIVEAWAY, you have until next Monday, March 5!

Boundless Nutrition Review and Giveaway

Boundless Nutrition was kind enough to send me some products to review!

First, here's a little info about Boundless Nutrition:

Oatmega 3 Wellness Bars and Perfect FIT Protein Cookies are popular within the organic, gluten-free, athletic and diet conscious communities. The cookies are unlike any other on the market. They are a great alternative to a bar, still offering high-quality protein and tastes like a homemade cookie treat! Very popular with all age groups.

Major advantages to Boundless Nutrition Products:

· 300 mg of DHA and EPA Omega-3 – equivalent to a 1000mg fish oil supplement.

· Loaded with Antioxidants- 3 cups worth of green tea.

· 100% All Natural Ingredients

· Excellent Source of Fiber and Calcium and 50% Less Sugar than other bars.

· High Quality Whey Protein

These products are available at Whole Foods and Central Market. You can check them out online at

Now, for my review!

White chocolate macadamia protein cookie: 10/10! Super chewy and tasty! Nice texture too! Yum!

Peanut Butter Protein Cookie: 8/10! The texture was awesome and it filled me up! The flavor was good, but I liked the White Chocolate Macadamia a little better. (That’s just my taste buds though. They were both good!)

Blueberry Pomegranate Wellness Bar: 10/10! These flavors together were awesome! The texture was awesome!

What I love about these products are the nutritional stats! The cookies are only 150 calories, have 4 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein!!!!!! The Wellness Bar is only 120 calories, have 3 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein!!!


Boundless Nutrition is allowing me to host a GIVEAWAY for one box of your choice (12 bars or cookies).

In order to win this awesome prize, you MUST do the following:

Like Boundless Nutrition on Facebook and Twitter.

Optional entry for additional chance to win:

Follow my blog and/or Twitter and tweet this giveaway, "@Christianqt07 is having an @Oatmega3 Giveaway:"

Please leave a comment telling me that you have done the mandatory entry and a separate comment if you chose to complete the additional entry.

Giveaway ends Monday, March 5th.

Monday, February 27, 2012


So, today was SUPER EXCITING.

Check this out:

MAY 4th is almost here!!!!!!!


and I just can't hide it.


I was also excited because I picked up this box of strawberries for only $1.25!!!!!!!!

whoop whoop!!!

oh, and they were totally GONE by the next day.

What's something exciting that's happened to you recently???

Skinny Water Review

Skinny Water was kind enough to send me some of their water to review!

A little info about Skinny Water:
Skinny Water has been featured in many magazines including Women's Health, Glamour and Every Day with Rachael Ray! As Hollywood's best kept secret, we have a long list (and growing) of Stars who love Skinny Water including Fergie (From the Black-Eyed Peas), Kristin Cavallari, Halle Berry, Ozzy Osbourne and Alessandra Ambrosio!

Skinny water was the first ZERO calorie, sugar, sodium and carb product on the market. We offer 6 delicious flavors that all have a unique vitamin combinations and functionality. Skinny Water offers full flavor and great taste without wasted calories. Our products are sold nationally at Target and CVS.


Now, for my review!

Acai grape blueberry:10/10! Yuuuuum! This flavor was awesome and it had guarana seed extract in it for an energy boost!!! :)

Blue Raspberry 11:10! This flavor was super tasty! I put this in the freezer for a little while before drinking and it reminded me of a Blue Icee that I used to get as a kid!

Goji Black Cherry: 9/10! This flavor was interesting and pretty tasty!

Raspberry pomegranate 10/10! Tasted great!

Pink berry citrus: 9/10. This flavor was good!

Orange Cranberry Tangerine:11/10! This flavor was my favorite, so I had to give a VIDEO review:

Please visit their website:

Order some of this yummy water yourself!

What do you think YOUR favorite flavor of Skinny Water would be???

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Night with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan!

I got tickets to see Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for my birthday, and after 4 months, I finally got to use them!!! I invited my friend, Krissy, to join me. We had an absolute BLAST!!!!!

First up, was dinner at Big River Grille. Krissy got chicken enchiladas and I got the Hawaiian Chicken. We both ate our plates clean! YUMMY!

Next up, we decided to try some cowboy boots on! We snapped a picture of me and then a lady came over and told us we were not allowed to take pictures. We didn't see the sign, so unfortunately, we didn't get a picture with Krissy in her boots! :(

(I decided to go with the classic plaid shirt and jeans. BTW, these Zana Di Jeans are my FAVORITE!!)

Funny story: We were walking to the arena when I started talking about how singing Karaoke was on my bucket list. Well, literally TWO MINUTES after that statement came out of my mouth, we saw KARAOKE in front of the arena. Well, you KNOW I had to take advantage of that. I told Krissy I was definitely going to do it and if she wanted, she could join me. I am a pretty good motivator, because she came up there with me! We sang Lady Antebellum's LOOKIN FOR A GOOD TIME! I had a blast. Pure adrenaline. I didn't get embarrassed at all. I am NOT shy at all. This was major proof! We sang in front of a TON of people waiting to get inside the arena for the concert!!!

(I also LOVE wearing my Northface Jacket. It keeps me soooooo warm when it's freezing outside!)

Jason Aldean LOVED our singing soooooo much, he came out and posed for a picture with us.

He even let me touch his butt!


It was FINALLY time for the concert!

Our seats were AWESOME!

The concert was super fun. I loved DANCING and SINGING my heart out! I'm so glad I got to enjoy it with my best friend too!


What is YOUR favorite concert that you've been to?

Saturday, February 25, 2012


So... you know how much I LOVE YOGURT....
Well, Chobani hooked me up again with their BRAND NEW FLAVORS!!!

I enjoyed ALL of these flavors. If I just HAD to choose the order in which I liked them the most, it would go like this:
Passion Fruit
Apple Cinnamon
Blood Orange

I thought the Passion Fruit was SO UNIQUE and unlike any other flavored yogurt I've had before.

Apple Cinnamon was incredibly tasty, just like I thought it would!

Blood Orange was tasty as well. I have never eaten a blood orange before, so this flavor was new to me! I liked it!

I love enjoying Chobani in my YOGURT MESSES and OATGURT.

My favorite combination for OatGurt is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal & Apple Cinnamon Chobani. All you do is make the oatmeal like the package says, then mix in a cup of Chobani. Put in the fridge overnight, and enjoy cold the next day!

Chobani wants to let one of my readers win a CASE of these new flavors too!!!


Leave me a comment telling me YOUR favorite way to eat Chobani.

Additional Entry:
Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this Giveaway, "This WILL be my lucky entry. I'm gonna win the new @Chobani flavors from @Christianqt07! "

Leave me a comment telling me that you did the additional entry as well.

Giveaway ends on Saturday, March 3rd.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another round of Savory Oats!

I created another yummy oatmeal recipe!!!


Chicken Nugget Oatmeal

Packet of plain oatmeal
Garlic Powder
Cream Cheese
Chicken Nuggets of your choice

Pour oatmeal into bowl.
Mix garlic powder throughout.
(cook chicken nuggets according to package of your choice)
Pour boiling water into oatmeal mix.
Add cream cheese to oatmeal and mix throughout.
Add cooked chicken nuggets.


The cream cheese makes this dish nice and creamy. The crispy chicken nuggets add a little crunch factor. The garlic powder adds a little pizazz!

Don't knock it 'til you try it!

What's YOUR weirdest oatmeal combo?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fun Announcement!!!

So, I have a fun video to share with you... pay attention to the end...

That's right, I will be having a CHOBANI GIVEAWAY on the blog soon!!!!


Stay tuned for more details!

Now, for some other exciting moments from my week so far...

MY GRADUATION DATE popped up again!!!
This time it was on my whole wheat tortillas:


I received these custom made coupons from Kroger in the mail. They know me so well... All of these coupons were for items that I purchase on a regular basis. Two of them were for FREE products! whoop whoop!!! I love coupons!!!

What's something exciting that has happened to YOU this week?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Review

Belvita was kind enough to send me some of their new breakfast biscuits to try and review!

Here is a little info from their website:

Each individual package of 4 biscuits is portioned for part of a balanced breakfast. A 50 gram serving contains 18–20 grams of whole grain carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 3–4 grams of protein, and a good source of four B vitamins and iron. belVita Breakfast Biscuits also contain no high-fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils (0 grams of trans fat per labeled serving), and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Now, onto my yummy review:

Apple Cinnamon: 10/10! The flavor was great! I loved the crunch!

Blueberry 11/10! This flavor was my favorite! So good :)

Golden oat:10/10! This flavor tasted great!

I really enjoyed these! They are a perfect little breakfast on the go if you’re in a rush, and great as dessert too!

Please visit their website:

Try some of these yummy breakfast biscuits today!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oogie's Popcorn Review

Oogie's Popcorn sent me a HUGE box of their gourmet popcorn to review!

I was super excited to try these unique flavors:
Spicy Chipotle and Lime
Cracked Pepper and Asiago
Movie Lovers Butter
Hatch Chili Con Queso
Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan
Smoked Gouda
White Cheddar
Kettle Corn

A little info from their website:

Here at Oogie's, we are popcorn lovers! It started as a fun experiment in our kitchen and sparked a natural popcorn revolution.

We know the best tasting popcorn starts with the perfect kernel so we know where our corn comes from and who grows it. Our non-GMO corn is a proprietary hybrid - the only place you'll find it is in a bag of Oogie's. Besides being outstanding in their field, our farmers make sure we have the highest quality kernels to meet our rigorous standards.

Next step is using the finest all-natural ingredients, without any artificial flavors or colors, ever. And popping in 100% percent corn oil ensures we create a delicious treat that has no cholesterol, no trans-fat, and is entirely gluten-free.

Did we mention we kettle pop in small batches, the old fashioned way, to ensure your popcorn experience will be Oogieriffic. Too corny? That's ok, our flavor makes up for it.

Join the fun. We'll turn you popcorn lovers into gourmet popcorn aficionados one kernel at a time.

Don't settle for bland. Demand Oogie's.


They sent individual size bags of the White Cheddar, Movie Lovers, and Kettle Corn. I tried those on my own and OMG, they were incredible! I loved how they didn't leave a mess on your fingers like other flavored popcorns usually do.

White Cheddar: 10/10! This tasted wonderful! It is definitely my favorite White Cheddar popcorn I've ever tasted!

Kettle Corn: 11/10! WOW! This stuff was AMAZING!!!!! I loved the sweetness, but it wasn't too overpowering like most kettle corn. TWO BIG THUMBS UP!!!
Movie Lovers Butter: 11/10! I thought this might just taste average, because it was the typical butter flavor, but I was totally wrong! It was awesome! SO GOOD!

The rest of the bags were huge, so I decided to share the love with my Sunday Night Small Group. We had a Popcorn Tasting Partayyyyy!

Our favorites were in order as follows:
Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan
Movie Lovers Butter
White Cheddar
Smoked Gouda
Cracked Pepper and Asiago
Hatch Chili Con Queso
Spicy Chipotle and Lime

These flavors were so unique and unlike any other popcorn we've ever had before. Everybody gave them TWO THUMBS UP!


Please visit Oogie's website at:

Order some of this incredible popcorn for yourself or throw a popcorn party!
You WON'T be disappointed!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Confession Time: My Struggle with Boredom Eating.

I like to consider myself a pretty healthy eater, but I do struggle with boredom eating every now and then. On those occasions when I have a relaxing night without lesson plans to do or one of a million places to babysit, I decide to enjoy watching some GLEE or do a little blog reading or whatever. That is TOTALLY fine, I should relax and enjoy an evening off!

But, my struggle occurs when I start eating and eating and eating and I'm not even hungry. I don't want to admit just how much I consume because I feel embarrassed. I feel like I'm the ONLY one in the world who does this. But, you know what? I'm NOT! Lots of people eat when they're bored.

I think the reason I beat myself up over it so much is because I am definitely a "Type A" personality. I strive to be perfect in everything I do, but it's NOT realistic, because I'm NOT PERFECT. Nobody is perfect, except Jesus Christ!

I eat healthy most of the time and I workout a lot, so if I "mess up" every now and then, it will be OKAY. Even if I didn't eat healthy and workout all the time, it would be OKAY because no human is perfect!

I think that writing this on my blog will help me in the future from beating myself up so much.

I would love to hear some encouraging words from you... I LOVE lifting other people up and offering encouragement, but sometimes I struggle with encouraging myself.

Also, do you boredom eat?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fun!

Well, I've completed 5 weeks of student teaching already! It's gone by sooooo fast!

Today, I decided to share a little bit of fun with you:

Here is one of the assignments that I had my 3rd graders do. We had to draw a picture of ourselves and write adjectives that describe us! The kids enjoyed it.

Yesterday, I had them create their own product map. They had a blast with it! They were so creative that my mentor teacher decided to hang them on our door to display!

I also wanted to share a FUN picture with you:
My tummy is thanking me right now. This Oogie's Popcorn is SUPER TASTY!!!
I can't wait to post my full review so you can see all the amazing flavors they have. I've only tried two so far, and I'm hooked!


After school, I went to Body Flow. It is a mix of yoga, pilates, and tai chi! I LOVE IT! It uses lots of different muscles, is super relaxing, and FUN all at the same time!

Now, it's time to have some more FUN. I'm painting my nails and watching GLEE!!!!!

What FUN thing have you done on this Friday?!?!?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Things...

Today was a very interesting Thursday to say the least.

1) I had to wake up extra early to attend a 7:30 am faculty meeting before school.

2) Our grade level had an additional meeting with the principals to go over test scores. (It was great to see exactly what happens in REAL teacher meetings!)

3) University Mentor came to watch me teach for the last time for my first placement. She said I did AWESOME and that there was NOTHING she thought I could improve!!! TALK ABOUT A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER!!!

4) Then, to add to the excitement, I came home and found THREE BIG BOXES on my front porch. Watch this little clip to see what was inside:

5) I am SUPER EXCITED because I just realized that I only have ONE WEEK and ONE DAY until I will be having a blast with my BFF Krissy at the JASON ALDEAN CONCERT!!!!! WAHOOOOOO!!!!

6) I made plans with my friends to see The Vow this Sunday afternoon! I've been dying to see it!

7) I'm watching Modern Family online later. No further explanation needed! :)

I emailed this picture to Katie because she is obsessed with Hello Kitty. I was babysitting last night and immediately thought of her when I decided to color with the kiddos. She said it made her day!

What has been the HIGHLIGHT of your day?!?!?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Conscious Box Review

Last December, Conscious box sent me one of their boxes to review on my blog. If you missed that post, you can check it out by clicking here.

I was excited to get an email from them again saying that they were going to send me February's box as well!

Perfect Valentine theme!

It was FULL of healthy snacks, like NatureCrops Quinoa and Strawberry Bar. I liked this bar because it was totally different than any other bar I've eaten.
LoveGrownsFoods Granola - I love granola and this stuff was great!

Some healthy (non-food) items included:
Dr. Cleangreen - hand sanitizer without harsh chemicals or alcohol
Badger Balm - lipbalm with a little bit of shade.

There was a lot more in this little box, so full of goodies!
You can check out what Conscious Box is all about on their website:

This box was perfect for Valentines Day!
What was YOUR favorite way to show others you care?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Last night, I decorated these valentines for my precious 3rd graders while I watched GLEE. I am having an ongoing marathon because I just started watching them on Netflix in order. How awesome was it that the episode that I was on last night was the VALENTINES EPISODE?!?!?

Today, our class had fun all day long. We had Math Fun Day in the morning. All of the third grade classes rotated to each room where they did a different math activity. Then, in the afternoon, we had our Valentines Party! The day FLEW by! I had a blast!

I'm not even an "official" teacher yet, but check out this stash of goodies I received:
Handmade cards. (one said, I am so glad you are teaching me this year! HOW SWEET IS THAT!?!??) Candy galore. Gift card to Wendy's!

I stopped by my second family's house to give them a Valentine... and they surprised me with SWEET POTATOES!!!


Monday, February 13, 2012


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okay, I need your opinion... do you like this new commenting widget???

Organic Food Bar Review

Organic Food Bar was kind enough to send me some bars to try and review on my blog!

Organic Food BarTM Goes Solar

· Organic Food BarTM products set a new standard of environmental stewardship by becoming the world’s first nutrition bar to be produce entirely with clean and renewable solar energy.

· State-of-the-art facility in Corona, California has been upgraded with solar technology that will provide 100% of the energy needed to manufacture Organic Food Bar products.

· Organic Food Bar products are now packed in boxes that are made from FSC certified paper derived from Sustainable Forestry!

· Organic Food Bar started the RAW Organic movement back in 1997 and launched the very first RAW organic bar in a wrapper. Today, we are still leading the industry with distribution in over 30 countries. We make our bars FRESH daily in our own Solar Powered GMP certified facility that is Organic and Kosher certified. We use FSC certified paper for our boxes from sustainable forestry. This makes us the "Greenest" bar company that really cares for the environment and future generations. We hope you will also support us in our vision and a quality product.

LOS ANGELES, CA, December, 2011 -- Organic Food BarTM, Inc., makers of the first organic bar in the world has updated its state-of-the-art facility to make Organic Food BarTM products, the first in the industry, to be produced with 100% clean and renewable solar energy.

The Energy Emission Administration reports that the U.S. is the world’s leader in greenhouse gas emissions producing over 5.8 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions each year—and that number is rising. With greenhouse gas emissions at an all time high, Organic Food BarTM founder and president, Dr. Jack J. Singh believes that the U.S. needs to lead by example—and that U.S. companies must step up and do more to reduce their carbon footprint.

Now, for the YUMMY review!

Apple pie: 10/10! Delish! So soft and chewy! The texture was awesome! Totally reminded me of apple pie! Love it!

Cherry pie: 10/10! Taste just like cherry pie! Yum!

(check out those chunks of fruit bits!)

Cinnamon raisin 10/10! The flavor and texture were awesome! I loved the bits of cashew and raisins! YUM! The nutrition stats were rockin too!

Protein: 10/10! WOW! This bar was awesome. The texture was a lot softer and I loved it! The combination of raisins and almond butter was incredible! This bar was packed with protein…22 grams to be exact! It also had 8 grams of fiber!

Cranberry 10/10! The texture was soft and chewy. I loved that there was a ton of cranberries mixed in! Delish!

Blueberry: 10/10! YUM YUM YUM! Tasted just like the cranberry, but with blueberries instead. The texture in these bars is INCREDIBLE! I am a HUGE fan!

These bars were awesome! Please check out their website and order some for yourself!!!

Nextrino Activated Charcoal Tea Tree Soap

I was sent some brand new soap from Nextrino to try and review! It is an activated charcoal tea tree soap that is all natural, vegan, and ...