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Wonderfully Raw Coco-Roons GIVEAWAY!

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Wonderfully Raw sent us some of their Coco-Roons to review on the blog AND host a giveaway!!! We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
Here's some info about Coco-Roons from their website: Starting out with a passion for pure ingredients and a healthy way of living, we sourced our ingredients from around the world supporting the wild, organic and sustainable movement. We sweeten our Coco-Roons with the finest organic maple syrup for it’s vitamin and mineral qualities and let’s not forget the fabulous flavor! Good Taste and Good Health go hand in hand with Coco-Roons. ******************************************************** Our Review: We absolutely LOVED these snacks! They were the PERFECT size for an after dinner treat. It gave us JUST the right amount of sweetness to end our meal, without being too overpowering. We also enjoyed these with part of our snacks in between meals. We liked to pair them with some fruit. 

All of the flavors wer…

A Few Tips to Snack Healthier

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Today, we want to discuss snacking. If you're like us, you like to eat all day long. We don't go more than 3 hours without eating something. We wanted to share some tips with you for snacking healthier. 
1. Make your own healthy snacks that are easy to take with you. It's difficult to eat healthy when you're out and about and you don't have anything to snack on and the only choices you can buy are junk food. Our favorite homemade snacks are energy bites made with very few ingredients. We just blend them in the food processor and shape them into balls. You can find this 3 Ingredient Coconut Banana Recipe here.
2. Keep plenty of fruits and veggies on hand so you can fill your body with something nutritious in between meals. We love bananas with any kind of nut butter, and fresh fruit is always yummy. We always pair them with some type of healthy fat to make sure it fills us up until our next meal. (aka we eat a lot of nuts and nut butters)

3. Sign up for a Healthy …

What's Up with the Wolfepack?

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It's been a while since we've posted about what is happening in our family, so today is a hodgepodge of random things that have happened in our life lately. 
We both absolutely LOVE living in Florida! When Jared travels for tournaments, he is actually able to focus on playing golf instead of worrying about me driving through snow and ice like the previous winter.  I LOVE my nanny job and we have TONS of fun enjoying the beautiful weather outside. We have picnics every now and then at this beautiful dock and watch boats go by and have seen a manatee and a dolphin!  We both absolutely LOVE living in Florida! This song came on Pandora while we were listening to it in the apartment, and it made us both excited about Pitch Perfect 2 coming out in May. Okay, I might have been a LITTLE bit more excited than Jared, and may have danced all over the place when this song was playing. haha  We are both enjoying QUALITY TIME together. We are soaking up as much time as we can and enjoy…

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

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Nature's Bakery sent us their Fig Bars to review and host a giveaway!  We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
Here's a little info about Nature's Bakery from their website:
Nature's Bakery has two different lines of bars, Gluten Free and Stone Ground Whole Wheat! All of their bars are: Conveniently packaged for on-the-go snackingNo High Fructose Corn SyrupNo Artificial FlavorsNo Artificial ColorsNo Artificial PreservativesSoy FreeDairy FreeCholesterol FreeContains 0 Trans Fats
***************************************************** Our Review: WOW! We absolutely LOVED these Fig Bars! We both agreed that these tasted awesome! They were great as a snack while blogging or just chillin' around the apartment. They were also great at the golf course! They didn't melt or get squished, and were very easy to eat on the move to the next shot!  Our favorite flavors were the Blueberry and Raspberry. We both came up with the con…

Rockin' Refuel Chocolate Milk + Wheaties Combo

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Wheaties reached out to us about trying a new combo and sharing on our blog. Well, Jared LOVES anything chocolate, so he was all for it! 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
For more than 90 years, Wheaties has been the “breakfast of champions” featuring some of the world’s most recognizable sports stars for their incredible feats and inspiring stories on the iconic box. But, it’s the whole grains inside that fuels both elite and every day athletes to perform their best. After our workouts, we always drink 20g of protein in a shake. Jared tried a sip of the Rockin' Refuel protein fortified chocolate milk (which has 20g of protein) by itself and thought it was okay, but then mixed it in a bowl with Wheaties and he loved the combo! It was something he never thought of doing but wished he did. It was unique and different than just drinking a protein shake. 
If you would like to win some Rockin' Refuel and Wheaties for yourself…

Baking is Yummy with NuNaturals

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NuNaturals sent us different flavors of their Stevia to review.  We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinion are our own. 
We love experimenting in the kitchen with healthy energy bites, so thanks to NuNaturals, we were able to add some fun flavors in some of our recent recipes! 
Cherry Vanilla Energy Bites I mixed up all of the following ingredients in the food processor: 1/2 cup Coconut Flour 1/2 cup Peanuts 1/2 Cup Crispy Rice Cereal 1/3 cup Yogurt  ~10 drops of Cherry Vanilla NuStevia 
Then,  I rolled the mixture into bite sized balls. 
I like to store them in the freezer so they won't go bad if you can't eat them right away, and also, I like the texture of them better when they've just been sitting on the counter for a few minutes before eaten. YUM!
The Cherry Vanilla flavor made it taste like a dessert! We also like to eat a couple after dinner for a sweet treat.

I previously posted these recipes using NuNaturals. Click on the names to se…

The Runner's Choice

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Kevin from Trusted Health Products reached out to us to review The Runner’s Choice on our blog. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.  Here's some info about The Runner's Choice: The Runner’s Choice is for the discomfort of sore feet. It is designed for people that are on their feet all day or for people that run 3 miles or more at a time. After you try this product the first time, you will be back for more.
The Runner’s Choice is scientifically formulated with 100% natural botanical oils of almond, eucalyptus, eucalytol, wintergreen, peppermint, and spearmint. Unlike many commercial creams and lotions, the botanical oils in The Runner’s Choice are very easily received through the pores in the skin, with simple topical application, and no rubbing. 
DIRECTIONS Apply to feet immediately before and after running, jogging, or when you will be on your feet for long periods of time. Coat the bottom of your feet, between th…

Sneak in Veggies with this Squash Muffin Recipe

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Hello! Today, I have an EASY way to sneak some veggies into your day! I've created another recipe using Anti-Grain Flour and some new goodies as well.  Dry Ingredients: 1 cup Squash Flour (Buy some here!)  5 Little Packets of NuStevia Powder Dash of Baking Powder and Cinnamon 
Wet Ingredients: 1 Ripe Banana 1/3 cup of Almond Butter 3/4 cup of Cashew Milk (you can use whatever milk you prefer)

Directions: First, throw all of your dry ingredients into the blender. Then, add in all of the wet ingredients. While that is blending, spray about 9 muffin tins with nonstick spray. Next, pour the batter into the muffin tins. Finally, bake at 400*F for about 15 minutes or so. (I did the fork test at the end to see if they were ready or not. If the batter sticks to the fork, leave them in there for a few more minutes.)

These muffins are moist and you can't really even taste the Squash, so I'm sure kids would love them as well! 
What's your favorite way to sneak veggies into your…

Protein Bars That Taste Like Dessert

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We YupBrands sent us some of their B-Up and B-Jammin bars to review. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. Here's some info about B-Up bars from their website: Why B-UP Bars?

If you’re looking for a bar with high protein, high fiber that is low sodium, low sugar and low-carb, then the B-UP Bars are the healthy and delicious choice your taste-buds and body deserves. We use only the highest quality whey and milk protein isolates for their unique ability to create a softer creamier texture and one of a kind multi-dimensional flavor experience. We use real and natural ingredients and sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit to deliver delicious, nutritious snacks for your healthy lifestyle. Did we say low sodium?
Yes, B-UP bars are low in sodium.  We take the guilt out of eating a bar by giving you the quality protein and fiber you need without the extra sodium.  Compare that to the bar you currently eat and see for yourself why B-…

Almond Butter Sweet Potato Bread

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Today, while Jared was at a Qualifier, I got creative in the kitchen. A few months ago, I made Fannetastic Food's Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread and it was a HUGE hit at our house. 
I wanted to use the Anti-Grain Sweet Potato Flour somehow, so I decided to tweak her recipe a little and come up with a new one! 
So, this is what I did:
Wet: 1C water1/3 C Almond Butter1/3 cup Egg Whites2 ripe bananas (one of mine was frozen, but it still worked!) Dry: 1  C whole wheat flour 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Flour3/4 C oats5 little packets of NuNaturals SteviaSprinkle of baking powderGenerous Sprinkling of cinnamon
I threw all of the wet ingredients into the Food Processor. At the same time, I mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then, I poured the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stirred. Next, I sprayed a loaf pan with nonstick spray, and poured the mixture into it. Then, I sprinkled some oats on top. Finally, I baked it at 350*F for about an hour. 
Gotta adm…

New Recipes with Anti-Grain Flour

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Have you ever heard of Anti-Grain Flour? They have three different types of flour that are made from just apples, sweet potatoes, and squash. They are perfect for those who are paleo, grain-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, or just cutting back on grains.
We experimented with all of the flours and had success with 2/3 of the recipes!  First up was the Apple Flour.  We just mixed the following ingredients into our food processor and let it whirl: 1 cup apple flour 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt sprinkle of cinnamon 1 banana
*Note* The batter is really gooey, but it still tastes good! Don't worry! 
Just spray some nonstick spray in about 8 muffin tins and distribute the batter. 
Bake for about 10-15 min at 400*F.
Voila! Apple Muffins! These babies are sweeeeeeeeet. We didn't even add any type of sugar and they were like dessert! YUUUUUM!!! 
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Next up, we threw the following ingredients into the food processor: 1 cup squash flour…