Sunday, September 30, 2012

Progresso Light Creamy Soups Review and Giveaway

Craving rich and creamy flavors, but don’t want to splurge on calories? With two new creamy flavors, Progresso® Light soups are giving those who are managing their weight a new reason to celebrate! At 100 calories per serving, now you can indulge in warm, creamy soups like Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese* and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style* without feeling guilty. Packed with indulgent, satisfying flavor, these two new Light creamy soups are the perfect way to make thoughtful eating decisions without sacrificing incredible taste.

  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
  • These Weight Watchers® endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2PointsPlus® value per serving
  • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
  • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables
*Light Chicken Pot Pie Style:  At least 33% fewer calories than regular ready-to-serve soups.  Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese:  50% fewer calories than the leading potato, cheese, and bacon ready-to serve soup.   See nutrition information for sodium content.
In addition, visit http://goo.gl/WbbPS to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® soup. 


I was sent a fun gift pack with the two flavors of soup, a lunch tote, water bottle, and soup bowl with fun spoon/lid! 

I enjoyed the soup flavors. They were tasty and very filling! MMM!!!


You can win the same gift pack that I did! In order to sign up for your chance to win... all you have to do is...

MANDATORY ENTRY:
1. Tell me which new flavor sounds the best to you. Leave me a comment with your answer. 

2. Tweet the following link: "@Christianqt07 is having a Progresso Light Creamy Soup giveaway from #MyBlogSpark! http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/09/progresso-light-creamy-soups-review-and.html"


Giveaway ends on October 7th. GOOD LUCK! 

“Disclosure:  The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Progresso® through MyBlogSpark.”

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bobby Sue's Nuts Review and Giveaway!




Bobby Sue's Nuts sent me two flavors, Original and Some Like it Hot. 
These jars include a combo of almonds, pecans, and cashews coated by a delicate meringue made from a special blend of spices. They are packaged in reusable and recyclable glass jars. 

They donate $.06 for every ounce of nuts sold to building animal shelters. 


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My Review:
10/10! 

I really enjoyed the Original flavor. When I opened the jar for the first time, I couldn't put these down! I was watching GLEE, and realized I ate about half of the jar! haha. 
I took the "Some Like it Hot" flavor to my small group to share, and the jar was gone in no time! 

TWO THUMBS UP!!!

Giveaway Opportunity: Bobby Sue's Nuts offered one of my readers a chance to win a jar of the original! 

Mandatory Entry

1. Visit Bobby Sue's Nuts website and tell me which flavor you would like to try the most! Leave a comment with your answer. 

Additional Entry
2. Follow @BobbySuesNuts and @Christianqt07 on Twitter and tweet the following link, "@Christianqt07 is having a #giveaway for a full jar of @BobbySuesNuts here: http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/09/bobby-sues-nuts-review.html" 
Leave a comment telling me you've done so. 

Giveaway Ends on October 13, 2012!
GOOD LUCK! 



Homecoming Week Fun!!!


This week was homecoming! We had "spirit week". It was SO MUCH FUN!!!

Here are a few pics...

Nerd Day


Teachers can have fun too! :)



Dress alike day. Myrtle is in the third grade at the school where I teach, and we wore the same thing! :) So fun to be able to share precious memories together still, even though I don't babysit her every week anymore... 

We had a door decorating competition. It transformed into a hallway competition... this was part of my hallway! The students had a blast decorating their own silhouettes! 


Last week, at small group, our leader gave out MONSTERS to take home! SCORE! 




I LOVE SPIRIT WEEK!!! We had Nerd Day, Dress Alike Day, Fancy clothes, Pajama Day, and Blue&Gold Day. My favorite was definitely pajama day! :) 

I had a blast. I am so excited to work at a school that participates in fun things. I get to have FUN at work!!! :) 



Did your school do dress up days?

What was your favorite part of homecoming week?





CarbRite Bars giveaway winner!

Congrats! 

Please email me with your address info so I can get it to the company ASAP!

:)


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kisstixx Review and Giveaway!!


Kisstixx sent us some FUN products to try and review on the blog!
:)

After years of mediocrity in the lady department, Kisstixx® founders Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo decided to make some sweet MySpace profiles—when that didn't pay dividends they transformed their dorm rooms at Utah Valley University into makeshift chemistry labs and created what they would argue is the best thing to happen to kissing since the French got a hold of it-Kisstixx®. With their newfound all-star level tonsil hockey skills, they are now much more popular with the ladies, and by popular we mean they don’t have to do product testing on their hands anymore.

Kisstixx® just took lip locking to the next level. With over 12 deliciously compatible flavors, get ready to kiss boring goodbye. Each package contains two flavors, one for you and one for your partner. Simply lock lips to mix the flavors and experience a kiss you won’t soon forget. Visit our products page to checkout all of our flavor combos, and find chemistry in every kiss.

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Our Review:
10/10! 
We loved all of the flavors of the Kisstixx! But, our favorite was probably the Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada! It was really cool to have a combination of different flavors in each kiss. We definitely had a lot of fun testing out this product!!! 
:)

Forget plain ol' boring chapstick... Kisstixx are the way to go!!!


GOOD NEWS FOR YOU...
Kisstixx has offered to send one of my readers a prize pack just like ours! 
Flavors Included:
Fire & Ice
Peaches and Cream
Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada
Raspberry Lemonade 


For a chance to win....

MANDATORY ENTRY:
1. Visit KISSTIXX website and tell me which flavor you're most excited to try and who you are going to try it out with! 

Additional Entries:
2. Like Kisstixx on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you've done so

3. Follow @Kisstixx and @Christianqt07 on Twitter and Tweet the following "@Christianq0t7 is having a @Kisstixx #GIVEAWAY! Spice up your kisses with some fun @Kisstixx by entering at http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/09/kisstixx-review-and-giveaway.html " 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Collagen Sport Giveaway Winner

Congrats Meg! 

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

:)



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Special Date and Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Last weekend, Jared and I had a really quick visit, but it was SUPER SWEET. 

First, we made a new recipe together. (okay, I made most of it, but he helped stir ingredients! haha)



We made Baked Eggplant Parmesan! 

It was DELICIOUS. 

I had seconds, and Jared had "2 and a half" servings! :) 

See the enthusiasm on his adorable face? ;)

We used this recipe from an ALL RECIPES app on my iPhone:

Cheesy Baked Eggplant

star rating
6 Servings, Prep Time: 20 Minutes, Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Description

This is a very cheesy and easy to make baked eggplant dish with an Italian flair. An excellent alternative to a pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brush eggplant slices with olive oil on both sides, and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle garlic powder over the top. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes and spinach. Cook and stir for a few minutes until fragrant, and the tomatoes have released their juices. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Place the eggplant slices in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with the spinach mixture. Spoon the cheese mixture over the spinach, and spread into a thin layer. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the cheese layer. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through and the eggplant is easily pierced with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 272

Dietary Fiber: 5.4g
Protein: 14.0g
Cholesterol: 27.0mg
Sodium: 473.6mg
Fat: 17.8g
Carbohydrates: 16.4g


Then, Jared had a golf lesson in the same town where we met up for our VERY FIRST DATE, so we decided to "relive" our first date.

We ate at Mancino's Grinders, walked on the river walk, and went to the EXACT bench where we shared our first kiss! It was very sweet. GREAT MEMORIES!!!
 We had a little fun in Kroger later on... haha...
This is how I stay warm, since I'm always freezing walking through the store!!!




Friday, September 21, 2012

Hi I'm Skinny Snacks Review

Hi I'm Skinny sent me some products to review on my blog!

Here's some info about them:
I’m a grain based snack packed
full of whole grains to bring you
a heart healthy treat.
I also have up to 40% less fat
than regular potato chips, YAY!!

Hi, I’m a Skinny! I am a multi-grain based stick that’s perfect for guilt free snacking.
I’m loaded with all kinds of grains (whole ground corn, rice, oat flour, and barley). With just the right amount of natural cheese, I’m fat on flavor, but I won’t make the scales or your skinny jeans a scary thought.
  • All natural
  • 40% less fat than potato chips
  • 15g of Whole grains per serving
  • Non-GMO ingredients

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I decided to share these delicious snacks! 

Laura came over to watch Think Like a Man with me one Saturday. (THE MOVIE IS HILARIOUS BY THE WAY!!!) 

We enjoyed the Multi Grain Sea Salt.
Our rating: 10/10! 
These were addictive. We didn't want to put them down! 
MMM.

Then, I took the Tangy BBQ to Small Group. Everyone kept asking, "Kelsey, where did you get these?!?!? They are so good!" 

:)

Needless to say, these were a 10/10 for my small group too!


(Thank you for posing, Jeff!) 

Please check out their website and enjoy some of these DELICIOUS snacks for yourself!!!


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If you think you would enjoy these snacks, leave me a comment! If I get enough people interested, Skinny Snacks will host a giveaway for one of YOU!!!!

:)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CarbRite Bars Review and Giveaway

CarbRite Diet sent me some of their bars to review! 
Here's some info:
At Doctor's CarbRite Diet, we take great pride in making healthier sugar-free products. All of our Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars contain no artificial sweeteners, trans fats, or preservatives and are lab-certified gluten free. Best of all, they are consistently rated #1 in taste! Just read what people have to say!

Regardless of which low carb bar you’ve used in the past, it’s time for a change. A delicious, mouth-watering change. The Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bars have been taking the country by storm. Dieters everywhere are switching to our bars every day and regretting that they didn’t switch earlier. Maybe you’re still in the dark. Perhaps you’ve been eating your bar for so long, you don’t even know what a great bar should taste like. Does it even exist? Absolutely. Most people who try the bar are skeptical at first. After they’ve had it, they can’t imagine how a low carb bar could taste so good. So good that these bars have received some of the highest marks from independent low carb web sites. So good that real people like yourself have compared it to candy bars. Listen to what Diana Cox had to say: “I just purchased some of your Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bars and they’re the absolute best I’ve ever tasted! I’m particular about the ingredients in nutrition bars as well as the carb content. The S’mores tasted just like a Milky Way bar!” While taste is the real story behind the Doctor’s success, there’s a couple of other things you should know. For starters, every Doctor’s CarbRite Bar we make is sugar-free and lab certified gluten-free. Better yet, unlike the competition, our bars are completely free of all artificial sweeteners. This includes aspartame (Nutrasweet), sucralose (Splenda), acesulfame potassium, and saccharin. Next, each bar contains absolutely no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats, making it a very healthful choice. Finally, each of our bars are manufactured by us and no one else–unlike the majority of the low carb bars out there. Have you ever wondered why many of our competitors' bars taste alike–the same cardboard texture, the same sour taste? It’s because our competition relies on two or three major contract manufacturers to make their bars for them. Because we exclusively make our own bars, you’re guaranteed freshness, quality, and yes, superb taste. Did we mention a great price as well? Take it from Valeria Spadaro: “I’ve tasted other low carb bars like Atkins and LoCarb, but yours are the best that I’ve ever had! The other ones are horrible–they reminded me of putty.” Stop sacrificing taste for your diet. Now, you can have the cake and eat it too! With the Doctor’s CarbRite Bar, you get a healthful, sugar-free alternative to all the candy bars out there that are high in sugars and fat. They’re so tasty, you’ll forget you’re on a diet at all, just like Dorothy Austin told us. The Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bars are just what the doctor ordered. Treat yourself today. No prescription needed.

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My Review: 10/10!

First of all, I just have to say how tasty these bars were! I thought I was eating DESSERT!!! MMM!!! SO STINKIN' GOOD!!! 
Sinfully delicious, but they are GOOD for you! 
I definitely enjoyed the 20 grams of protein packed in each bar. 
I liked all the flavors, but my favorite had to be Blueberry Cheesecake! OH MY WORD. DELICIOUS!!!



If you would like to win some of these delicious bars for yourself, here is the scoop:

MANDATORY ENTRY:
1. Visit their website and tell me the flavor that you are most excited to try! Leave a comment with your answer.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY:
2. Follow @Christianqt07 and @CarbRiteDiet and tweet the following "I want to win @CarbRiteDiet bars from @Christianqt07.. You should try too! http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/09/carbrite-bars-review-and-giveaway.html"  


GIVEAWAY ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 26th! 
GOOD LUCK!!!


Check out their website for all of their flavors and other snacks as well!

Follow them on:



Monday, September 17, 2012

FitMixer Review


FitMixer sent me some products to review!
Here's some info about them:
ProteinAvailable in delicious chocolate milkshake and vanilla milkshake flavors, supplementing your workouts with fitmixer® protein® will enhance your body’s ability to pack on lean muscle mass and increase metabolism to help burn fat faster. The protein in fitmixer® protein® helps decrease appetite, build lean muscles, and increase metabolism to burn fat faster. fitmixer® protein® has been tailored to be an essential building block in supporting muscle recovery, which is necessary for muscle growth and strength.*

fitmixer® protein® uses Tri-Flow®, a patent-pending blend of ingredients clinically shown and university tested** to increase nitric oxide 300% more than leading fitness products.* Nitric oxide is the key to developing that pumped-up feeling, helping you to feel stronger while working out. Nitric oxide may go even further to promote real, long term lean muscle growth and recovery while reducing fatigue.
Amino- Available in a delicious fruit punch and grape flavor, the unique blend in fitmixer® amino® fuels your body with the essential nutrients it needs to give you energy, supports you during your workout, and helps achieve your fitness goals. Whether your goal is increased energy, muscle tone, strength, or endurance, fitmixer® amino® is right for you.*
Amino- 
fitmixer® amino® uses Tri-Flow®, a patent-pending blend of ingredients university tested and clinically shown** to increase nitric oxide 300% more than leading fitness products.* Increased nitric oxide may have a variety of benefits including increased oxygen delivery throughout the body to reduce fatigue and improve muscle recovery.*
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My Rating: 
Protein: 10/10!
OH MY GOSH... this vanilla flavor was incredibly delicious mixed into my smoothies! It was very creamy and strong! LOVED IT! I also loved that it packed 32 grams of protein!!! 
Amino: 9/10!
I LOVED LOVED LOVED the grape flavor! It was extremely tasty! The fruit punch flavor was good too, but I'm just not a huge fruit punch fan... I liked that it only had 25 calories per serving, but I didn't think it really gave me that much of a jittery energy boost as other amino acid products. It still tasted really good though and made me feel good during my workouts! 
:-)


Please visit their website:
http://fitmixer.com

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Collagen Sport Review and Giveaway!!!

Collagen Sport sent me their product to try and review and GIVEAWAY to one of you!!!
:)

The Rundown:

  • 15 grams Pure Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolate
  • 15 grams Super Collagen™ Bioavailable Peptides
  • Rich in BCAAs
  • Good source of L-Glutamine
  • Enhanced with Exogenous Amino Acids
  • Multi-vitamin Fortification
  • Doctor Formulated

What’s NOT in Collagen Sport™

  • Gluten, Wheat, Sugar & Lactose Free
  • No Artificial Sweeteners or Flavors
  • No Fillers or Synthetic Ingredients

The 4 in 1 Breakdown:

1 - Refuel

Whey Protein Isolate is THE preferred and superior form of protein for athletes. It’s rich in essential and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), necessary especially after strenuous workouts. BCAAs also play a role in the body’s levels of glutathione, an important antioxidant in the immune system. NeoCell’s whey protein isolate is developed using selective ion-exchange technology, which selects the primary functional and nutritional proteins alpha- and beta- lactoglobulins and other protein fractions for a highly effective and bio-active protein.

2 - Recover

Athletes all too often do not supplement their connective tissues in tendons and ligaments until deterioration sets in, resulting in the typical aches and pains of exercise. Super Collagen® 1&3 undergoes an absorption-enhancing process that uses enzyme hydrolyzation. This process yields low molecular weight collagen peptides for maximum bioavailability. Super Collagen® 1&3 is particularly rich in the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, and supports recovery, strength, and flexibility of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

3 - Regenerate

L-Glutamine & Exogenous Amino Acids – Strenuous activity burns through your body’s glutamine supplies, which can push the body to rip glutamine from your muscles if it isn’t coming from your diet. L-glutamine is the most abundant free-form amino acid in skeletal muscle and is crucial in the muscle recovery process. The special chemical structure of L-glutamine makes it the primary amino acid that drives nitrogen into muscle cells for muscle synthesis. Exogenous amino acids overall are important for increase of net muscle protein synthesis.

4 – Replenish

Each serving of Collagen Sport™ provides a good source of daily vitamins and minerals as well as the antioxidant power of Pomegranate extract. Increased activity results in higher oxidation in the body, requiring active individuals to counteract with high quality antioxidants. NeoCell’s pomegranate extract is standardized to 70% ellagic acid, an extraordinary antioxidant that fights cell-damaging free radicals generated during exercise.
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My Review: 7/10
It was a little bland by itself, but mixed together in a smoothie, or baked into a protein bar, this powder was fabulous! The only reason I gave it a 7 was because it was so bland to drink by itself. (sometimes, when I'm in a hurry, I just like to chug some protein after my strength training to make sure I get it in my body before my 45 minute window is closed after working out!) 

Collagen Sport has offered to giveaway some of their protein powder to one of my readers!!!
:)

For your chance to win...

Mandatory Entry:
1. Visit their website and tell me which flavor you'd like to try the most. Leave me a comment below. 

Additional Entries:
2. Follow @Christianqt07 and @NeoCellSport on Twitter and tweet the following "@Christianqt07 is having a @NeoCellSport #Giveaway! Enter at http://fitnessfanatic007.blogspot.com/2012/09/collagen-sport-review-and-giveaway.html " and leave me a comment telling me you've done so. 

3.  Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite way to enjoy protein powder.  


GIVEAWAY ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 23rd at Midnight!

GOOD LUCK!!! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Zone Perfect "Perfectly Simple" Bars Review


ZonePerfect sent me some of their new "Perfectly Simple" bars to review. 

"A few wholesome ingredients. 10 grams of protein. What could be simpler?"

I was sent the Peanut Crunch to review.
10/10!

This bar was PACKED full of peanut buttery flavor! (which you know I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!!)  It was perfect as a pre-workout snack! 

MMMMM!!!

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