Monday, August 27, 2012

Vitalicious Review

Vitalicious sent me some products to review! 

Here's a little info about Vitalicious:

Deliciously Convenient- Only 100 Calories Each!
No time for your vitamin-fortified cereal this morning? Tired of chewing yet another granola bar, but still want your vitamins, minerals and 4-10g fiber with very little fat?
VitaTop™ 100 calorie muffin tops have all of the healthy benefits of our delicious VitaMuffin™ - now even more convenient to carry and eat on-the-run. The VitaTop™, a "one-hand" satisfying snack food with the portability of an energy or granola bar, is easy to eat anywhere, anytime. At your desk or on the road, these handy muffin tops fit conveniently into a purse, briefcase, work out bag, backpack and lunchbox. Learn More

mini VitaCakes

Introducing 50-calorie Fudgy Chocolate mini VitaCakes! As if you needed another reason to love Vitalicious, here are 50 of them! Introducing sinfully-delicious Fudgy Chocolate mini VitaCakes, the first ever, 50-calorie baked good of its kind. With 2g of protein, 6g of fiber, 14g of carbs, only 1g of fat plus 15 vitamins and minerals, the all-natural Fudgy Chocolate VitaCakes are loaded with gooey chocolate goodness. Since these new VitaCakes will satisfy your craving for chocolate and leave you feeling full, any time is now the perfect time to indulge your chocolate obsession, without the guilt. Learn more!


Deliciously Satisfying Alternative to Cookies and Cakes- Only 100 Calories Each!

These decadent chocolate chip packed natural 100 calorie brownie treats are topped with walnuts, and contain 6-10g fiber, 3-4g protein and they're low fat! Like VitaMuffins, they're also full of nutrients, so they're actually healthy brownies!

Indulge your senses while satisfying your cravings. VitaBrownies are turning the tables on your taste buds. Devour the luscious and moist texture of the rich and velvety deep chocolate. Spare only the calories with these tasty moist natural 100 calorie low fat brownies.

And now try our heart healthy Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Vitabrownies with CoroWise™ brand Naturally Sourced Cholesterol Reducer™ plant sterols. Learn More

My Review: 10/10!

These were DELICIOUS! My favorite part of a muffin is the top, so these VitaTops were PERFECT! :) 

My favorite flavors were Apple Crumb, Banana Nut, and Golden Corn. 

Jared liked the Chocolate flavors and LOVED the VitaBrownies and VitaCakes. (I didn't try any of those because I don't eat chocolate...I've never liked chocolate, even when I was a little kid! I just think it's gross! haha I know I'm strange...) 

The cool thing about VitaTops is that you can eat them warmed up in the microwave, toasted, or even COLD! I ate some heated up and took some to work with me as an after school snack and they tasted really good cold too! 


Please visit their website! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

CorePower Giveaway Winner!!!

Congrats Kristin!

Please email me your address info so I can send it to the company and they can get your prize out ASAP!!!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Fabe's Bakery Review

Here is some info about Fabe's Bakery from their website:
Bet you thought you couldn't find a truly healthy dessert made without refined sugar that delivers a consistently delicious taste. Think again... Fabe's uses the finest quality of ingredients to achieve an unmatchable taste. If you aren't totally satisfied with our delicious desserts and snacks, we'll give you your *money back - 100% guaranteed good taste!
We offer a wide variety of gourmet desserts - Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole Grain & Organic - all sweetened by nature with fruits, veggies and grains - soft and chewy just like mom used to bake.
Are you, or does someone you love suffer from fatigue, foggy brain, irritability, digestive problems or joint pain? These are just a few of the many symptoms of gluten intolerance and/or sugar overload. To learn more about the food - health connection, or to receive updates about our promotions and cookie giveaways please sign up for Fabe'se-news ... Sign up now!
My Review: 

I enjoyed all of the non-chocolate flavors, and Jared enjoyed all of the chocolate flavors. 

The only reason I gave them a 9 was because one of the flavors, Cranberry Orange, was a little crumbly. It didn't really stay together well. It was still very tasty, but hard to eat! haha

Oatmeal Raisin was SUPER chewy and delicious. 

Organic Macaroon was yummy! It had a nice coconut flavor and it was chewy, just the way I like my cookies! MMM! 

Jared enjoyed the Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavors! 

Please visit their website:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jacked Pack Review

Jacked Pack is a monthly subscription to a sampling of the best sports nutrition. Here is a little info from their website:

If you choose JackedPack Lightweight or JackedPack Heavyweight you can't choose what goes into your pack. Our goal with these products is to help you discover a variety of sports nutrition products in a wide range of categories so you can find what works best for you.
If you choose JackedPack Custom, you can tell us which category you'd most like to discover with us and we will provide you with a trial size item in that category along with 4-5 other awesome product samples (some with multiple servings) we think you'll enjoy.
Note that you can't control exactly which products you receive in the JackedPack Custom. We think the variety of products you’ll receive is part of what makes JackedPack so awesome.
My Review: 10/10!
How awesome is it to receive a box full of PROTEIN PACKED sports nutrition supplements? 
I REALLY liked the Tritium pre-workout drink mix. It was lemon lime flavor and tasted like gatorade. DELICIOUS! 
I also liked the P28 High Protein Bagels, OF COURSE! :) 
Jared got to try the rest of the stuff because it was all chocolate, so he was happy! haha 
There wasn't anything in the box that we didn't enjoy!

Jacked Pack is a really neat concept! We give it TWO THUMBS UP! 

Please visit their website:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Changes to my Workout Routine

Ever since I started my new job, I've changed my workout schedule. I get to school at 7:30 at the latest, and can leave at 3:30 at the earliest. I didn't like the thought of working out after school, but I decided that sleep was more important than getting up super early to workout before work. I am SO HAPPY with my decision. It has actually been way better than I could've imagined! It allows me to work a little after the students leave, WORKOUT (which is a big stress relief and FUN), then I can go home, eat dinner, and work a little more if needed. That mental break is a treasure! I LOVE IT! 

(still eating my 20+ grams of protein after strength training to build muscle!)

I also LOVE my job! I am having a blast teaching my precious first graders! They are so sweet and it's so awesome to see students that are excited to learn! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

ZipFizz Review

Here's some info about ZipFizz:
Zipfizz is an all-natural, great tasting energy drink-mix powder
that delivers a powerful charge of micronutrients to the body's fuel
system. It contains no ephedra or other artificial stimulants. Most
people experience an immediate, revitalizing burst of energy after
taking Zipfizz.
Zipfizz is healthy energy in a tube! Give your body a rush of
vitamins, minerals and key amino acids to protect the immune
system. Zipfizz has created an advanced formula that provides a significant amount of vitamins, fewer calories, lower carbohydrates,
superior taste, variety and unique packaging! Simply put, it's
different because it's good for you!
Use Zipfizz as a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, or enhance
your training by taking it before, during, or after a hard workout.
Because Zipfizz contains no sugar, users will experience an
increased energy level for up to 4 - 6 hours with out the sudden
"crash" associated with other energy drinks.


These were PERFECT for a quick pick me up during my long days at school teaching. (Starting out at the beginning of the year is always exhausting trying to get everything ready!) 

The flavors were very yummy!
My favorites were Orange Soda & Berry, but I loved them all! 

Orange Soda tasted EXACTLY like orange soda.
Berry tasted like bubble gum!


Please visit their:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bistro MD Review

Here's a little info about Bistro MD:
With BistroMD you can stop worrying about eating less and focus on eating better.

BistroMD is like having a chef, dietitian and a weight management physician right in your kitchen. Our meals are cooked by our chefs and are made with real, quality ingredients. Every recipe is prepared to Dr. Cederquist’s strict nutritional guidelines to ensure that it contains the proper nutritional balance. Plus we offer free dietitian support to help you reach your weight loss goals.

With our expert knowledge you can say goodbye to grocery shopping, chopping, cooking and cleaning and enjoy healthy and delicious meals that are conveniently delivered to you. See how easy it can be!

Developed as a way to help her patients maintain healthy weight loss on their own at home, BistroMD was founded by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., a board certified bariatric physician.
As a doctor that specializes in the field of weight management, Dr. Cederquist has helped thousands of patients at her medical wellness center to achieve healthy weight loss.
She noticed that many of her patients were lost when it came to planning and cooking healthy meals at home. Even more importantly, her patients lacked scientific understanding of the proper ways to combine foods to help their unique body chemistry to adjust to promote healthy weight loss. Determined to help her patients succeed on their own at home, Dr. Cederquist arranged for her patients to receive healthy, gourmet meals that were delivered right to their door. 
Each recipe is designed by Dr. Cederquist to contain the proper combinations of nutrients. All her patients had to do was heat and enjoy their meals, and they didn't have to worry about planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterward.
From this idea to help her beloved patients find success on their own at home, Dr. Cederquist developed BistroMD in 2005, and the company now delivers physician-designed, chef-prepared meals to the doors of clients nationwide.



First of all, I love the CONVENIENCE of this meal service! They just shipped 5 days worth of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to my doorstep! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!? 

Next, the taste test...


These meals were incredibly tasty! Some of them were definitely new to my tastebuds and I LOVED them! My favorites were the following:

Odyssey Chicken Crepe with Waldorf Apples!

Buckwheat Berry Pancakes

Turkey Picadillo 

Ground Turkey with Veggies and PLANTAINS on the side!!! (I've never had plantains before and OH MY MY THEY WERE MIGHTY FINE!!! ) 

They have TONS of other tasty meals...

Please visit their website and order some of these GOURMET meals for yourself!!! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

This Chick Bakes Review

Here is a little info from their website:
We are Jen Houston and Charley Tucker, making these super-duper morsels since 2003.
  As always our products are made from the finest stuff we can find. There are no Trans-fats,High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial flavors or preservatives in any of our products. We use fresh ground peanut butter, Callibaut & guittard chocolates, organic teas, and pure extracts. We only make stuff that we would like to eat.


My Review: 10/10!
First of all, how adorable is the PACKAGE that these delicious cookies came in?!?!? SO STINKIN' CUTE!!

Anyways, these cookies were incredibly delicious! I also loved the uniqueness of them! 

Gluten free cranberry orange white chocolate!  

These were ALL chewy and moist and delicious combination of flavors!!

White Grape Cranberry Granola Bar!

This bar was HUGE, but I ATE IT ALL because it was soooooo good! (Plus, I'm just an eating machine! haha) 

Chamomille Tea & Honey was probably my favorite. (I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to snap a pic! haha) It was super chewy and delicious!!! MMM.. 

They have a TON of other flavors to choose from.
 Please visit their website and order some for yourself! 

You can also connect with them on 


Arctic Zero Giveaway Winner

Congrats Nicole! 

Please email me your info so I can send it to the company and you can receive your prize ASAP!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Core Power Review and Giveaway!

Here's some info about Core Power:
A delicious post workout recovery drink for your active lifestyle, Core Power is a real milk protein drink made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey. Its optimum protein to carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile make for the perfect last stage of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to pilates and yoga, Core Power helps you recover faster, build lean muscle and stay at the top of your game. No matter which game you happen to play.

Why Protein?

  • Milk protein contributes to muscle development while the natural carbohydrates of honey provide the energy to rebuild muscle and glycogen stores. Consumption of carbs with protein after a workout optimizes muscle recovery and growth.
  • Made from fresh milk and real honey, one great-tasting, lactose-free serving of Core Power provides athletes and fitness enthusiasts with 26 grams of high quality fresh milk proteins, consisting of 21 grams of casein proteins and 5 grams of whey proteins. The light versions still pack a heck of a punch, serving up 20 grams of the same high quality fresh milk proteins.
  • The unique nutritional profile of Core Power uses the best proteins and delivers calories that your body can actually use.
  • Milk’s unique ratio of whey and casein proteins builds lean muscle while its vitamins and minerals keep the body healthy.
  • Honey boosts athletic performance and endurance while reducing muscle fatigue.

What’s the Difference?

People ask us all the time what the difference is between Core Power and the competition. We just like to turn the bottles around and ask people to see for themselves: "Don't leave your workout unfinished. Restore Your Core."

My Review:
First of all, I gotta say how COOL the package was that they sent me!!! Check it out!!! 

I really enjoyed the LIGHT STRAWBERRY BANANA! It was my favorite. It had 20 grams of protein and 150 calories. 
The Vanilla was good, but it had a little more calories than the lighter version. It had 240 calories, but it also packed 26 grams of protein! 
Both of the flavors were smooth and creamy, which is how I like my protein shakes! 
(I didn't drink the chocolate, but you can guarantee that Jared will drink it as soon as possible!) 

Core Power was kind enough to offer a giveaway to one of my readers!!!

Visit and leave me a comment telling me which flavor intrigues you the most! 

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

I'm Going Back to Elementary School...

Sorry I've been kinda sporadic with my blog posts lately... I've been a LITTLE busy... 

This week was inservice! It was a lot of fun getting to know some of the other teachers. I worked a TON in my classroom. It's still not completely finished, but I'm sure I'll always think there is SOMETHING ELSE I could do... 

We met with Parents on Thursday, ( I even met a few of my students!!) so I wore my Cougar earrings and Cougar Blue Dress to show my school spirit! 

It was great meeting the parents. They were all very nice and supportive! It's going to be a great year! 

 Using my teacher bag that my aunt got me for graduation!

Like my brother mentioned the other day... "Kels, I'm the smart one now. I'm in college, and you're back in elementary school!" 


Talk to me... what was your favorite grade and why? 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Gluten Free Bar Review

Here's some info about The Gluten Free Bar:
The GFB was started in 2010 by a road warrior celiac who was constantly searching for a gluten- free nutrition bar that provided lasting energy, was highly nutritious, and tasted great. It turns out that finding such a bar was very difficult - and as a result, The GFB was created. 

It also turns out that others struggled to find the right bar, and since we began, we have heard similar stories from many of our customers. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of our customers' day, and are thrilled that we have been able to provide a nutrition bar that people can look forward to eating. 

At The GFB we have learned that simple, nutritious ingredients when combined with great care, can produce something that makes people happy - and making people happy is something we like to do.

My Review:

These bars were super chewy, just the way I like 'em! MMM. 

Peanut Butter was extra peanut buttery and tasty! 
The oatmeal raisin tasted like a cookie! 
Cranberry Almond was the perfect combo of sweet and savory! 

Please visit their website:

They are on Facebook

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Honey Stinger Review

Here is some info about Honey Stinger from their website:
Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger, was founded in 2002 to bring great tasting, convenient honey-based foods to consumers. An athletic entrepreneur, a honey industry veteran, a food product developer and a beekeeper make up the team that founded Honey Stinger.
Honey Stinger products are available in specialty outdoor retail, natural foods, running and bike shops across the country and beyond. Our products are popular with athletes from all manner of sports and the company sponsors events, athletes and teams across the US and Europe.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

P28 Wraps Review

Remember when P28 sent me some amazing bread and bagels??? 

Well, they have created new protein WRAPS, and they sent me some to review!

In case you aren't familiar with P28 High Protein Bread, here is some info:
P28 High Protein Bread is 100% Natural. P28 makes it easy to get a perfect balance of protein and carbs in every meal. 28 grams of protein in two slices.  P28 is made with 100% Whole Wheat, Whey Protein Isolate, Oats, Flaxseed, Sunflower Seed and Millet. P28 contains important Omega 3's, and is a rich source of 8 essential Amino Acids. This product also is cholesterol free and a good source of fiber. P28 makes a great pre-post workout snack when nutrition is the most important. Don't have time to prepare a meal and need to get to the gym? Just add two tablespoons peanut butter and you have a healthy snack jam packed with protein.

My Review:

These wraps were JUST AS DELICIOUS as their bread and bagels that I fell in love with earlier this year!!! It is not only tasty, but super filling and packed with protein! Couldn't ask for anything better!!! 


I made a PROTEIN PIZZA with my first wrap! It was soooooo good!!!  
(recipe will be posted later) 

Please visit their website:

They're on Facebook

and Twitter 

Show them some love!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nutrilite Protein Bar Giveaway Winner

Congrats Laura!

Please email me your address info so I can send it to Kim & Gerald and they can send you the prize ASAP!


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 ...