Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How our family stays Heart Healthy!


Today we want to share with you how our family stays Heart Healthy! 
First of all, we are BIG TIME EATERS. Second, we are BIG TIME FITNESS BUFFS. With that being said, we balance the two by cooking and eating HEALTHY and natural meals that fuel our body properly.



We love to eat fresh fruits and veggies throughout the day. Our favorites include strawberries, bananas, watermelon, carrots, celery, broccoli and mushrooms. (Okay, mushrooms are just Kelsey's thing, Jared HATES them! haha) 

We LOVE to spend time together in the kitchen. It's kinda our thing. We enjoy using healthy ingredients to make amazingly tasty and nutritious meals! Our favorite dinner to cook is some version of chicken with roasted veggies on the side.  When we're apart, we take pictures of our food and send to the other so we can enjoy what they're having too.

For the fitness side of staying heart healthy, we are fortunate enough to EXERCISE while Jared is working! He is a professional golfer on the Web.Com Tour. For those of you who haven't walked a full 18 holes of golf, go try it out! Then, add in some major hills on some courses and you'll work up quite the appetite! ;) 

We love to fuel with protein bars and good ol' fashioned peanut butter sandwiches while we are in the middle of a round.

Another passion we both share is our love of good, hard workouts. We strength train 3x a week! We enjoy working out together on the road with whatever equipment we have available. Sometimes, we are lucky to have some REALLY AWESOME GYMS to use!  Kelsey is also a Dance Fit Instructor and is a SPIN class fanatic! Jared trains with his sports trainer to develop more muscle strength specific to his golf career.


Overall, we eat foods with lots of protein, healthy fats, and proper nutrients. Of course, there are also times when we LOVE to indulge in junk food, our favorite being PIZZA! YUM! It's all about balance for our family. 

So there you have it... that's how we stay Heart Healthy! 

How 'bout you!?!?

:)

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About Campbell's Address Your Heart

Health is foremost on people’s minds, keeping your family in tip top shape can be a challenge in these busy times. Campbell’s Soup wants you to “Address Your Heart” with Heart Healthy Tips, recipes and more!
Visit AddressYourHeart.com to get heart-healthy tips, including 21 Campbell’s recipes that are certified by the AHA and product coupons, as well as Facebook.com/campbellskitchen for the latest Campbell’s recipes and offers.

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Here's 5 recipes from Campbell's that we would love to try. Check them out:





Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alpine Valley Bread Review

Alpine Valley sent us some of their bread to review! Here's some info from their website:
We specialize in manufacturing and distributing flavorful Organic Whole Grain Bread, as well as, Private Label breads, buns and rolls. Our commitment is to baking high-quality products with the finest possible ingredients.
We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing you and your family with nutritious, great tasting, natural organic whole grain breads. Starting with Certified Organic and certified Kosher ingredients that ensure the nutritional value necessary to receive the Whole Grain Stamp of Approval.
You will find our breads to be filled with simple organic ingredients that satiate the palate with every bite and provide whole grain health to you and your little ones. Our breads are high in natural fiber, protein and other organic ingredients. We use organic flour. The baking starts each day using all natural, fresh ground wheat flour. We sweeten our bread with light amber honey. Natural sea salt is used in small quantities to govern the action of yeast and enhance the natural flavor.
We are proud to produce bread that has NO added fat, NO cholesterol, NO artificial flavors, NO dairy products, NO eggs, NO preservatives and NO GMOs.
Gratitude
We appreciate every Team Member, Vendor and Customer who participates in our successes. We are grateful for your business, we are grateful to God, and we are most humbled to bake a difference.

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Our Review:
INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! We absolutely LOVED these breads! They are made with ALL organic ingredients and taste awesome! We have been reorganizing our budget to allow more quality foods for our bodies. We have eliminated all artificial sweeteners and are trying to buy mostly organic when we can. These breads EASILY fit into our new plan! We noticed a huge difference in the quality taste of these breads compared to the previous breads we were eating because they only use WHOLESOME and organic ingredients! 

The flavors we ate were:
 12 grain with Omega 3
Honey Chia
Honey Whole Wheat
Multi grain Omega 3
Nine GrainHoney Oat Bran
Sprouted Honey Wheat with Flaxseed
Apple Cinnamon
Raisin Cinnamon Whole Wheat
Cranberry Spice

Apple Cinnamon was easily eaten as dessert! It was SO good with greek cream cheese for a healthier dessert option! 


Honey Chia was incredibly sweet just eaten by itself, but of course, we enjoyed it with Peanut Butter too! 


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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Staying Healthy as Newlyweds

We were recently interviewed on Adam and Devon Bate's Lifestyle Accountability Show discussing how we stay healthy as newlyweds. 

Check it out!




Hope you enjoy it! 

- J&K

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cocogo Review

Cocogo sent us some drink mixes to review! Here's some info about the company:
Cocogo is a new premium sports drink made with real fruit and coconut water in stick pack. It is the best tasting, best performance sports drink. It tastes better because it’s all-natural and isn’t overly sweet. Not only do people prefer the taste, they credit Cocogo for steady energy, no muscle cramps, being easy on the stomach, and preventing “the bonk.” And when you compare Cocogo to other sports drinks, you’ll see the proof: Cocogo offers the best balance of electrolytes, contains an ideal blend of sugars, and has seven essential vitamins.
Here's info from their website:

Dehydration is as much an issue for athletes as it is for average Janes and Joes. When your body loses water through sweat, digestion, and even breathing, you’re also losing key nutrients that help you function. Without proper hydration and electrolyte balance, you’ll experience very real effects:


  • Fatigue and less energy
  • Reduced mental focus
  • Muscle cramping
  • Decreased endurance

Ingredients to go for

Cocogo helps you hydrate more effectively with Mother Nature’s natural nutrients. Fruits like these deliver vitamins and minerals to your cells.
  • Coconut Water replenishes necessary minerals lost through sweat
  • Grapes, Berries, Passion Fruit, and Citrus bring authentic flavor. They sweeten without tasting sugary. Their vitamins don’t hurt a bit, either. Compare nutrients with other drinks
  • Monk Fruit adds natural sweetness and health-promoting compounds

Electrolyte Positive™ for Positive Results


People who use cocogo say the taste gets them started. And the taste keeps them going. Unlike super-sweet sports drinks, they can keep drinking cocogo through even the toughest activities. They don’t feel queasy. They don’t cramp or run out of steam. And they don’t want to use anything else again. See what people are saying

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Our Review:
FANTASTIC! I usually can't drink sports drinks during my workouts because they make my stomach queasy, so  I enjoyed these as a post workout recovery hydration drink. Jared is able to drink sports mixes during his workouts and he enjoyed them as well! The flavors were very tasty! Our favorite was definitely the Raspberry Passionfruit! MMM!!! 


We usually only drink plain water all day long, except for those rare occassions when Jared will drink a sports drink for a workout or we indulge in a Zevia soda, so these were great to help us rehydrate even better than plain water. 

Please check out their website and try some for yourself!

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Source Organic Whey Protein Review


Source Organic sent us some protein powder to review! Here's some info from their website:
  • Pure Organic whey from the milk of grass-fed Jersey cows
  • 21 grams of protein and 4.9 grams of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) per serving
  • Independently tested and verified 150mg of glutathione/serving
  • The only USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified, and American Humane Association certified, certified Kosher, made in the USA whey protein
  • No added sweeteners, preservatives, colors, or flavors.
  • Unique flavor, texture, and nutrition of unadulterated whey protein
  • Soy-free, gluten-free, hormone-free, and acid-and-bleach-free processing
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Our Review:
We LOVED that this protein has NO artificial sweeteners! We are doing our best to eliminate all artificial ingredients from our eating habits. We are also trying to eat organic and natural as much as possible (and as much as our budget will allow). This protein was full of HEALTHY and ORGANIC ingredients! 

The taste was kind of bland, but it was perfect for adding into our fruit smoothies!

Please try some for yourself! 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Eatrageous Chips Review


Eatrageous sent us some chips to review! Here's some info from their website:
Well seasoned entrepreneurs Andrew Gitlin and Gayle Sanders believe first and foremost in bringing innovation to everything they do. Andrew and Gayle founded Eatrageous because they hoped to redefine the way we think about snacks.


They wondered why chips had to be fried, baked, and flat—why we automatically associated guilt and grease with chips—why we could never get a full ounce of chips for 100 calories.


From there, they got busy creating a chip that would answer these questions and rattle the taste buds of snackers across the globe. The result is a snack chip that’s different in every way. No guilt, no grease. Just pure taste and crunch in 100 calories per full one ounce serving. 

Want the healthiest snack? Eat a carrot.


We’re first to admit we would all be better off eating more carrots, apples, and bananas. Across the snack spectrum, with fried chips at the unhealthy end and fruit and veg at the healthiest end, we believe Eatrageous Chips lie somewhere in the middle.


We can’t convert the entire population of fried chip snackers to carrot stick snackers overnight, but we believe Eatrageous Chips represent an important incremental shift towards cleaner, healthier snacking without the self-sacrifice many other healthier products demand.


We believe we have a responsibility to use all natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free ingredients in all of our products. We take these simple, real ingredients and use our Clean Cooking Technology ™ to eliminate fat and reduce calories.


You get all the taste and crunch you crave in a savory snack chip without the guilt and grease of traditional flat chips. That’s how we give you an enjoyable, all natural snack experience. The result is a chip that moves us all one big step closer to healthier snacking.
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Our Review:
 AWESOME! These chips were super crunchy and full of flavor! We LOVED that they didn't contain any artificial ingredients. These are a GREAT alternative to regular potato chips. When you have a craving for a crunchy, salty snack, THIS IS YOUR ANSWER! :)


Our favorite flavor was the Sweet & Smokey BBQ and the Mac-N-Cheese. It was too close to decide between them. 

Please visit their website and try some for yourself! 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vegan Garden Review

 We were sent some meals to review. Here's some info about the company from their website:

The Vegan Garden is a family owned business based in the San Francisco Bay area. Our online vegan food delivery services promise you fresh and delicious readymade a la carte vegan meals, vegan meal plans, vegan weight loss plans, vegan gluten-free plans and vegan desserts, all delivered to your door! Our services are convenient, affordable, and of the best quality. Each vegan meal we serve is low fat, low calorie, cruelty- free, free from trans-fat and cholesterol and prepared mostly using locally and organically grown ingredients.The Vegan Garden is a cruelty-free facility. We cater to people already living on a plant-based diet looking for convenience while refusing to compromise on great taste, people who are transitioning to a plant based diet but are not sure where to begin, or people who are looking to lose weight while keeping cruelty-free. We at The Vegan Garden believe you should not have to compromise wellness, budget, and morals when it comes to eating a high quality plant based diet.
The Vegan Garden meals delivery service has high hopes of taking the world of cruelty free meals by storm. At our online market, you can order breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, smoothies, and gluten free meals to your home while keeping it vegan at the same time. We are dedicated to providing our customers with delicious meals, convenience, and fast delivery. We offer the ultimate international vegan cuisine experience. We try to take you on a trip around the world with authentic vegan meals from the Middle East, Mexico, China, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Russia, Chile, Mongolia, France, The Caribbean, and back to Louisiana, just to name a few.

Our range of meal plans are a perfect option for people from all walks of life. We have the determination to make veganism convenient and delicious for people all across America, especially those operating on tight schedules.we also encourage green living, while advocating that animals be treated ethically. We believe strongly that “Fish are our friends, NOT our food!”
Whether you are worried about your tight schedule that you might not have time to prepare healthy vegan meals or just bored with take out and restaurant food and you would love to enjoy vegan meal at the comfort of your office or home, let The Vegan Garden simply your life. You have no excuses anymore;we’ve done all the work for you! We truly care about the kind of food that you eat and we really value your time, we hope you will enjoy your experience with us from first click to last bite! We guarantee your satisfaction always.
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Our Review:
The delivery service was great! It was on our doorstep and all the meals were frozen and ready to be put into the freezer. We thought all of the meals tasted super FRESH after we heated them up. Of course, we had some favorites, such as the Muffins, Pizza, Lasagna, and Enchiladas...




and we had some that we didn't enjoy too much, like the Tutti Fruiti Quinoa. But, everyone's tastebuds are different and the quinoa just wasn't our thing, but it might be yours! 

Overall, we enjoyed most of the meals. We thought that the program in itself was GREAT!  Please visit their website and try some for yourself! 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

THE FEED Review


THE FEED sent us a customized box to review! Here's some info about their system from their website:

Eating right for your workout starts with eating right all day long.

Based on our work with the best cyclists, runners, triathletes, and mountaineers in the world, we’ve found that they all had 5 fundamental tricks to eating right and fueling their bodies. This is The Feed System. Follow it, and in just one week, you will feel more energized, and get more out of every workout.

The Feed is for everyone.

You don’t have to be attempting to break a world record to see results. We took the core fundamentals that fuel elite athletes and simplified them. Whether you’re competing in The Tour de France, training for an Ironman, or just want to supercharge your body for your next ride, race, spin class, or crossfit workout, this is how you do it.

The secret is to make it simple and convenient.

It all comes down to this: When you feed better, you feel better. You just need to hydrate more, snack smarter, and fuel your workout better. The trick is being able to do this with an on-the-go lifestyle. That is where the Feed System helps.

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Our Review:
WOW! Very impressive! We were amazed at how well The Feed catered to OUR workout regiments and gave us proper nutrition to help our muscles recover! We were asked what we did for fitness and they sent us products that they thought we would enjoy! THEY TOTALLY SUCCEEDED! They also included a lot of hydration packets, which we enjoyed, because we usually just drink water.  They even threw in a really cool CamelBak water bottle!!!  Even more awesome is the fact that the box is delivered to your house every month! SO EASY! 

YOU GOTTA TRY THE FEED FOR YOURSELF!
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