Showing posts from October, 2013

SMART Detour Bars Review

Detour Bars sent me some of their new SMART bars to review! Here's some info from their website: You are what you eat. Eat SMART. We started SMART bars with organic whole grain oats which are certified gluten free and added wholesome whey, the right protein to replenish your body. We sweetened the bars naturally and ensured each is a good source of fiber. Gluten Free Detour SMART bars are independently certified to confirm they meet strict gluten-free standards.
Whey Protein The right protein to nourish and replenish your body, whey is a SMART way to support a lean body and to satisfy hunger. Learn more.

4g of Sugar Switching to a low-sugar diet may be one of the best things you can do for your body, your appetite, and even your mind.
Good Source of Fiber The grains and fruit in SMART bars are a balanced source of fiber and a nutritious foundation for maintaining good health.
These bars were FABULOUS! I loved that they we…

Being Confident

Today I wanted to talk a little about being confident! If you've read my "About Me" page, you know that I struggled with body confidence and eating in my teenage years.  Until I met Jared, I still had those thoughts in my head every now and then and would let them get to me. But, Jared has shown me that it is just Satan trying to hurt me. God created us all uniquely and  intricately and we need to stop comparing ourselves to others! If we were all exactly the same, it would be really boring! 
Marriage has been an amazing confidence booster! I know that Jared loves me and he loves my body exactly the way God made it. He has told me over and over again, "Kelsey, I think you're the most beautiful when you are CONFIDENT in yourself. It doesn't matter if you've gained a few pounds, I DON'T CARE. As long as you are confident, you look beautiful in my eyes. I just want you to be healthy". I am SO GRATEFUL that God blessed me with Jared as my h…

Zim's Advanced and Arnica Max Review

Zim's sent us their brand new products to review! Here's some info: Zim's Advanced with Hydrocortisone is the latest in naturally-based first aid products that help with a host of skin care issues including rashes, insect bites, eczema and psoriasis. The Zim's Advanced Gel with Acemannan can help treat cuts, scrapes, abrasions and burns.
Zim's Advanced Gel with Acemannan will be available in a 3-oz. version and Zim's Advanced with Hydrocortisone will be available in a 3-oz. cream form as well as a 3.25-oz. continuous spray.  

"We are not just about cracked skin anymore,'' said Perfecta Products, Inc. Director of Marketing & Sales Mark Smith."Our new Zim's Advanced items are designed to meet consumers' request for more natural-based products. We have combined science and nature to create superior products."

In addition to Zim's Advanced, Perfecta Products will also release Zim's Arnica Max. Zim's Arnica…

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream Review

I was sent new Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream to review! Here's some info: The holidays never tasted so good! Introducing new Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream made with only a few simple ingredients: milk, cream, sugar and natural flavor.
You can now experience the delicious holiday flavors that Coffee-mate is known for in a brand new, all-natural way. At only 35 calories and 1.5g of fat per serving, Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream can be added to your coffee for a healthier holiday treat!
Cinnamon Cream is available beginning October 2013 in the dairy aisle of grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.69/16oz bottle. Along with the new flavor, Natural Bliss is also available in Sweet Cream, Vanilla and Low-fat Vanilla.  ********************************************** I am not a coffee drinker, so my fabulous sister in law, Holly, reviewed this! 

"This was delicious! It made me very happy to see that there were only four ingredients listed. My hus…

Pro-Nrg Protein Water

Pro-NRG sent us some Protein Water to review! Here's some info from their website: Flavored Protein Water by PRO-NRG Your body is a high-tech, performance machine. PRO-NRG believes the better you treat your body, the better your body will treat you… Protein Water was engineered to give your body what it needs for sustained stamina, fuel for optimal performance, leaner muscle development and proper weight and nutrition management. Protein Water provides optimal nutrition, with perfect rehydration and recovery from even the toughest workouts. Pure hydration. Superior protein. B Vitamins. Put the best in, get the best out with PRO-NRG Protein Water. 0g Sugar<1g carbs="" i="">Only 65 CaloriesSuperior Protein (15g per serving)Vitamins B12 for your brain and nervous systemCaffeine-freeEasy digestion ****************************************************** Our Review: 10/10!
WOAH! These drinks for real tasted like LIQUID CANDY!!!!How could you NOT like these drinks? T…

Stone Fire Naan, Pitas, and Pizza Crust Review

Stonefire sent us some naan, pitas, and pizza crusts to review! Here some info from their website: It’s all about authenticity, it’s about being worldly, and it’s about family. “Don’t fight tradition” is a familiar saying at the Ajmera family table. And this is always referred to in regards to flatbreads, the world’s oldest breads. For the family, the start of the journey in creating Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads was all about being true to the history, heritage and homage of these worldly breads. The Ajmera’s are very aware that the tradition of making flatbreads has been in existence for over 6,000 years. With participation from almost every corner of the world (from India comes Naan, from the Mediterranean comes Pita) the intrigue in bringing all the different shapes and textures of flatbreads to North America began. The Stonefire adventure was rooted with two unbreakable rules. Rule #1 – The flatbreads had to be utterly authentic. Only traditional baking methods and the fin…

Bistro MD Meal Delivery Review

Bistro MD recently launched their new 17 Day Diet Program and asked us to review it! Here's some info about it from their website: BistroMD makes it easy to bring the meals from the 17 Day Diet to your table.

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan provides you with convenient, weekly delivery of delicious physician-designed, chef-prepared meals.

You will receive 7 days of breakfasts, lunches and dinners for about $26.00 a day. That’s less than the cost of one dinner in a fine restaurant! The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by bistroMD will provide you with 21 meals for less than $185.00 a week – which includes shipping. No more cooking, no counting and no cleaning!

 *********************************************************** Our Review: 10/10! 
These meals were all EXTREMELY tasty! They were full of unique flavors. What we really enjoyed was that they were so different than your typical "frozen food entree".  Each meal was very filling, compared with all the other frozen entrees. I&#…

Blog Changes

If you haven't noticed, I did some revamping to the blog! :) I've decided to change the title up, because Jared is my product review partner, and this blog is not just about me anymore! WE are a team! :) 
Hope you like the color changes as well. 
Have a great day!
P.S. Stay tuned for some AWESOME protein water and frozen meal reviews soon!

What's up with the Wolfepack?

What's up with the Wolfepack?
Well, we've been doing a lot of hanging out with the family.
Our niece, Charlotte, gave Uncle Jared a nice surprise when he woke up after his nap while he was on babysitting duty with Aunt Kelsey.  :)
Cuddle time with my precious niece and nephew! 
Boys bonding time... how sweet is that!?!?
 We've gone to a couple UofL football games. (I got Jared season tickets for his wedding present!)

 I found this goofy hat laying around and couldn't help but snap a pic... 
I started my full time job and LOVE it! I'm nannying for a baby boy who is only 3 months old and a little girl who is 2! They are super sweet! We have a nice little routine going and things are great!
 My birthday was this past Saturday. Jared spoiled me rotten!  He made breakfast for me! I had to teach my Dance Blast class at the YMCA (which I just started and I love it!) Then, he made me lunch. After, we walked around the mall for a little bit and I got to spend my TJ M…

Thunderbird Energetica Review

Thunderbird Energetica sent some bars to review. Here's some info from their website: Raw energy, pure ingredients, epic taste! Thunderbird Energetica specializes in creating epic tasting whole food energy bars. Containing uniquely pure and highly powerful ingredients, Thunderbird bars provide consumers with conveniently packaged, nutrient dense, plant-based goodness. Each bar is meticulously handmade using the finest and freshest available whole foods that Mother Earth has to offer. Our 100% soy free, dairy free, gluten free, no added sugar energy bars gives you the same clean burning fuel humans have enjoyed over the last 10,000 years. Our wrapper is 100% biodegradable and compostable leaving nothing behind. Energy that lasts, a wrapper that doesn't! What does your energy bar do? Taylor and Katie Thunder ******************************************************** Review: 9/10.
These bars had a great taste and a neat texture! They were chewy and almost fruit leatherish (made u…

Red's All Natural Review

Red's All Natural sent us some coupons to review their burritos and quesadillas. Here's some info from their website: Like so many great stories, Red’s All Natural’s begins with an epiphany. One night, our founder Mike Adair was enjoying a homemade burrito, created by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Paige, from her own original recipe. Mike found himself smiling from ear to ear, enjoying every bite—and then he realized, it was a meal so perfect and delicious, it just had to be shared. At that moment, Paige was singing Meat Loaf’s “I’d Do Anything for Love,” and Mike said, “Why can’t we?” He turned to his right to see their trusty dog, Red, nod in agreement. With Red’s approval, Mike launched Red’s All Natural using those original recipes, much to the delight of burrito aficionados everywhere. Red’s All Natural is now the fastest-growing brand in the frozen natural Mexican category, and Red’s products are available in stores nationwide. Today Mike operates Red’s All Na…

Raw Snacks Review

Raw Snacks sent us some bars to review. Here's some info from their website about how they got started: Casper Vester, CEO and partner of Raw Snacks Europe, is the creative chef behind Raw Snacks products. Through his knack for food and vast experience within the culinary industry, Casper set out to create an unconventional and superior snack bar – a snack bar without preservatives, added sugar, or questionable ingredients. In a very short time, Casper had made a number of unique flavor combinations out of a mere handful of RAW ingredients.
After sampling these bars, the conversation between three friends in Aarhus, Denmark quickly turned into one of business partners! Each of the partners brought a unique, but complimentary background to a single goal – to offer healthy, “clean,” and convenient snacks that provide raw energy and nutrition.
Shortly after a successful European launch in 2012, the partners decided to introduce Raw Snacks to North America. Their knowledge of…

Life Lift Bars Review

Life lift sent us some bars to review. Here's some info from their website: WHAT IS LIFE LIFT™


Life Lift™ is radically different from the other high glycemic, health robbing bars in today's market. These delicious low calorie bars are perfect for a quick snack, and their macronutrient profile makes them one of the healthiest options around with 20g of protein and 20g of fiber per bar! Because you care about what you put into your body, we care what we put into our bar!

Life Lift™ is poised to transform your idea of what a protein bar should be and will restore your body’s vitality. Available in a variety of flavors to keep your taste buds excited!

Only 1 gram or Less of Sugar *6 Net Carbs or Less20 grams of High Grade Protein20 grams of FiberHigh Quality Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) and Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) ProteinsDOES NOT Contain …