Friday, February 26, 2016

Manna Organics Nut Butter & Sourdough Bread

Manna Organics sent us some of their Coconut Cashew Butter and Sourdough Bread to review. 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.  
I reviewed their sprouted bread five years ago (WOW! I can't believe I've been blessed to be reviewing all of these amazing products for that long! #GodisGood) Here is the link in case you missed it. 

I was super excited to try out this Coconut Cashew Butter. I mean, Cashews are my favorite nuts, so naturally cashew butter is my favorite of all the nut butters! When I noticed coconut was thrown into the mix, I knew it was going to be epic!

It definitely did NOT disappoint. This cashew butter tasted like candy!!! Jared and I both enjoyed eating it straight from the jar, on our baked oatmeal, toast, and mixed into our cereal and yogurt bowls!  

The best part was the extremely short list of INGREDIENTS: Cashews*, Dried Coconut*, Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals*, Himalayan Pink Salt
* = Organic

That is a HUGE win in our book!  

We also enjoyed the Sourdough bread. It was perfect for breakfast sandwiches of egg, avocado, and a little cheese. The bread was full of wholesome ingredients as well. Thumbs up! 

Please try some for yourself! Visit their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Freshy Fare

Freshy Fare sent us some of their PowerBallz and Ballz to review. 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own

 
Here's a little bit about Freshy Fare from their website:
Living and working in a fast paced world can make it a bit difficult to make the right food choices.  It’s important to put good foods into our bodies that fuel and compliment our workouts while curbing our cravings.  Here at Freshyfare we want to show you that healthy food can taste decadent.  All of our Powerballz and Ballz are Gluten Free, High in Protein and Healthy Fats while Low in sugar and made with only the best ingredients.
Powerballz came to life when our founder Christie couldn’t stand to eat another pre-packaged “protein bar” full of aftertaste.  Our mission is to show customers that healthy snacks can be very delicious! Powerballz and Ballz are GUILT FREE, satisfying and made with HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS.  Aside from an everyday snack,  customers also enjoy our natural and protein infused snacks  as pre or post workout fuel and/or a meal replacement, because of their satisfying nature.  All of our products are freshly made to order and can be stored in the refrigerator if consumed within a week or frozen for 4 months!


Our Thoughts:
INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! We loved all of the flavors! 

Date Nut Ballz and PB'n'Honey Ballz were packed with flavor and so many wholesome ingredients.  We loved that they also included full sized nuts and seeds on the outside of the Ballz. It added a little crunch!

The PB&J and Nut Butter PowerBallz were also extremely tasty, but had additional protein added to them in the form of whey protein. Double win! Of course, our favorite part of the whole deal was that all of the ingredients were natural and whole foods!

These kept us fueled for our morning workouts. They were nutritionally dense, but light enough to keep us from feeling too sluggish during our workouts! 

We highly recommend these to everyone! Please check out their website, Instagram, and Facebook.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Open Road Snacks - Popcorn

Rocky Mountain Popcorn company sent us some popcorn to review.  
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 


I am hands down the BIGGEST popcorn fan around! If you ask my friends what I eat the most, they will tell you popcorn immediately. I love all the unique flavors and traditional ones. To say I was excited when this box showed up at our door, would be a huge understatement!  

We loved ALL of the flavors!

Butter was a little salty, but still delicious. 


This was the Superfood Popcorn and it was very unique. I thought it tasted like pizza. Talk about a win!
The Kettle Corn was straight up candy! It was super sweet and delicious, but I could only handle a little at a time. 
This other unique flavor, Smoky Red Popcorn, was Jared's "favorite popcorn he's ever eaten". He loved the smoke taste on each kernel. He savored each bite like it was his last. haha 

They also have Caramel, White Cheddar, Jalepeno, Siracha, and Naked, which were not pictured because we ate them before we remembered to take a pic. They were super good!!  

Please visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram






Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Photo Ball Marker

I actually purchased these with my own money, but Jared and I both loved them so much that we had to share on the blog!

For all you golf fanatics out there, check out these cool photo ball markers! They can put any picture you want on a marker. 

I made this for Jared so he could "take me with him" to all of his tournaments. Every time he looks at them, it's a reminder that I am cheering for him back home and that I believe in him! It's not easy being apart so much, but little tokens and notes go a long way!

These would be great presents for the golf nut in your life! Check out their website and order your own today!!

#FuelledByHemp


Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart bars are crafted with the goodness of hemp and other tasty ingredients too. They’ve whipped up three different delicious flavours to choose from: vanilla, chocolate and apple cinnamon. Each 45 gram bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas, so whether you grab one for a pre-workout snack or nutrition on the go, these convenient bars are sure to get you through even your busiest day!

*These bars taste AWESOME! We enjoyed them in between meals and they kept us full for a few hours! They are packed full of flavor and nutritional goodness! Win win!* 
  

Guess what? 
Manitoba Harvest is running a photo contest. (Details here).
All you have to do is Tag @manitobaharvest #hempheartbar #fuelledbyhemp #sweatpink @fitapproach for a chance to win a box of your favorite flavor of Hemp Heart Bars!
A winner will be chosen each month!
Eligibility: open to US and Canada residents


They are also offering a discount code hhbarlaunch1015 that will get you 15% off!!!
Expires 3/31/2016

 Good luck to everyone and let me know what you think of these bars! 


Monday, February 22, 2016

February Fit Snack Box Rocks!


If you've read the blog for a while, you know how much we LOVE our FitSnack boxes! This month, we were BLOWN AWAY at the stash of goodies! Everything was FULL SIZE! There was so much awesomeness packed into the box. 
This Fruit Snack made me feel like a kid again. It was a delicious "sweet treat" after my lunch one day. 
These Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes are INSANELY GOOD! This flavor had coconut in it and it tasted amazing! I love the convenience of the pouches for an on-the-go snack! These would be perfect for golf course! 


We recently reviewed I Heart Keenwah in case you missed it. We were PUMPED when we saw this huge bag of the puffs in a different flavor! THEY ROCK!!!  

Please visit their website to sign up for your own subscription. As a reward for reading this blog, you'll receive 50% off your first box by clicking here!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

I Won Protein Chips

I Won Protein sent us their chips to review.  
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
 
The Protein Chips come in 5 flavors:
Siracha, Ranch, Sea Salt, BBQ, and Cinnamon French Toast 
They all contain 20g of protein, they're gluten free, and all-natural. 

We absolutely LOVED these chips! They were crunchy and thick, just perfect for dipping into guacamole, or making nachos!


Our favorite part about these chips was the fact that they were full of organic ingredients and didn't have weird stuff. 

Check out what's in the Sea Salt:
ingredients: organic pea protein, organic potato flakes, organic rice flour, organic oat fiber, organic expeller pressed safflower oil and/or organic expeller sunflower oil & sea salt.

HOW AWESOME IS THAT LIST!?!?! 

The Cinnamon French Toast flavor was perfect as a dessert or a sweet snack. We dipped them in yogurt and it was soooo good! 

Please visit their website and try some for yourself! They're also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
 

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Life Of A Pro Golfer's Wife -As Told By Jared




In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I'm writing a long overdue guest post about my wife! Today I am going to give you an insight from my perspective the life of a pro golfers wife. (And maybe a few other things I just want to brag on her about)

First let me give you a small outline of my typical day when I am home and practicing. I usually get up and have Bible time and workout in the morning. I come home and eat some breakfast and then on to the course for my day of practice. That usually last anywhere from 4-8 hrs so I eat lunch while I'm at the course. I come home, eat dinner, do the dishes (sometimes), shower, watch tv, and sleep. My usual day on the road at a tournament is not too much different from being at home, I just replace going home with going to a hotel, and adding a little more free time in there with it.  That schedule seems pretty easy and simple and for the most part it is...thanks to Kelsey. 

There are so many things Kelsey does for me that makes what I do everyday less stressful. Because let's be for real, any job is stressful, but golf has to be near the top of that list (in my opinion).  The biggest thing that Kelsey does for me is financially allow me to do what I do for a living. My job doesn't have guaranteed money and can't be forecasted. The shinning lights and extravagant lives of professional athletes are only for the .01% that you see on tv everyday. But my wife and her amazing work ethic allows me to play golf on a daily basis without having to stress about money. Of course I'm trying my hardest to provide for us. I will always strive to be better and be the best provider I can.  


The second thing Kelsey does for me is handle our finances and bills. She has a memory as good as an Apple iMac!  She is amazing with money and budgets and remembering when to pay bills, etc.  With my crazy schedule of traveling, hotels, time zones, foreign countries, and other responsibilities, I would probably miss something along the way.  It's just one more way she shows me her support by allowing me to focus on my tournaments and playing better.   Kelsey is also very good about spending money, buying only what we need and using resources we have. I'm so thankful she is mature enough to handle our money and mature enough to know what we can and can't afford! 

The third thing Kelsey does well is being my number one cheerleader and encourager. She has this amazing way to know what to say to me when I'm not playing well or having the best attitude. Sometimes I don't want to hear it at that moment. She cares about me and wants me to be the best I can be, even if she has to speak a little tough love. I respect her for that!
She supports me in a lot of ways but one of my favorites is packing my food and snacks for the weeks.  I would forget so many things and complain to her later that I forgot them. She takes up her free time and uses it to help me get ready for the week. It's stress free to not worry about forgetting to pack food. I'm very thankful. 


The fourth thing Kelsey does to help me is by doing all the household chores while I'm out of town. When I am gone for a week, she has no help when she gets home from work or before she leaves, when it comes to laundry, dishes, dusting, vacuuming, etc.  She will use most of her free time that she could be using to relax, to handle things around the house. She always makes sure it looks amazing when I come home. I can't stress how much of a blessing it is to come back to a clean home and an amazing wife!  

A lot of people don't understand what it's really like to be a pro golfer's wife and all the hard work they put into keeping their marriage strong while their husbands are away trying to climb the golf ladder. This is just a GLIMPSE into all that my wife does for me, but I just had to share a fraction on the blog. Thanks for reading!



Friday, February 12, 2016

PB&J Cupcakes with PB&J Frosting!

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product. 

PB& J Cupcakes
1 cup oats 
1 cup whole wheat flour 
1 scoop Truly Inspired Berry protein 
2 tbsp peanut flour
1 tbsp Stevia 
2 eggs 
1 tbsp baking powder 
1 ripe banana 
1/2 cup milk

Throw all ingredients into a food processor for about 2-3 minutes.

Next, divide the batter among 12 muffin tins.


Bake at 350*F for about 15-17 minutes, or until your fork doesn't have any batter sticking to it when you press into a cupcake.  

 
PB&J Frosting 
1 scoop Truly Inspired Berry protein
2 tbsp peanut flour
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Mix the protein and peanut flour into the yogurt. Stir well. Then, take a spoonful and put it on top of your cupcakes! 

 

These are super easy and taste great! 
 
 

You can find Purely Inspired on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I Heart Keenwah

 I Heart Keenwah
The following foods were sent to us to review. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Why Quinoa?

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a South American ancient superfood known as the "mother of all grains" (although it’s technically a seed). It’s a complete source of protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids) - the same kind of protein found in meat and dairy. 
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, low-glycemic, high in fiber, packed with vitamins and minerals, and has a high protein content - between 14-18%.
Our love for quinoa prompted us to start making I Heart Keenwah quinoa snacks. All of our snacks feature quinoa as the primary ingredient, and we work hard to turn more people onto quinoa. Welcome to the quinoa club!

 Our Thoughts:
We tried the Clusters and the Puffs. We absolutely LOVED the Puffs. They were cheesy and crunchy and tasted fabulous! We enjoyed them for a snack one night when we were at a hotel for a tournament. Jared loved the cacao clusters. He said they were crunchy and sweet! They have quite a few other flavors that you can check out HERE

Visit their website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FlyJoy Bars

The following FlyJoy Bars were sent to us to review. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

TASTE

At FLYJOY we believe great taste and nutrition go hand-in-hand. Our new and improved FLYJOY bars are are even better than before! We have 7 amazing quinoa energy bars to choose from: Cashew Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cacao, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Coconut Macaroon, Cherry Coconut Macaroon, Cranberry Nut and Blueberry Almond.

INGREDIENTS

Superfood ingredients like quinoa, oats, flax and chia are packed into every snack bar. That’s not all! Each FLYJOY bar contains a mix of protein, fiber, carbs and omega-3’s for balanced nutrition and sustained energy.

QUALITY

FLYJOY bars are made with all-natural ingredients. Our bars are certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified, kosher certified and vegan. Have we mentioned every one of our quinoa energy bars also tastes great?
Our Thoughts:
THESE BARS ARE INCREDIBLY TASTY! We loved them out at the golf course, we REALLY enjoyed them after putting them in the microwave for a few seconds, and if we were really being patient, we baked them in the oven for 10 minutes and they tasted like a warm cookie! We really liked that they were made with Quinoa, because they were different than most of the snack bars that we eat! THUMBS UP! 
Check out their website, Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Muffin Else



 The following foods were sent to us to review. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Here's some info about Muffin Else from their website:
Keeping a Paleo diet is a challenge. Even more when trying to make meal plans for a family and survive throughout the day without falling for the temptations that are all around. After trying everything on the market, Shira decided to give it a try and make her own special treat. During the process of trial and error she suddenly realized she just came up with a whole new type of Paleo treat!
And so MuffinElse was born.
After a year of eating a lot (!!) of Paleo muffins while perfecting the formula, MuffinElse was ready to be introduced to the world.
MuffinElse is a Texas-based family owned business with a mission - to enable people to indulge in a healthy way - by creating a healthy snack that you can prepare quickly yet without compromising on the quality of the ingredients.
MuffinElse paleo muffins are soy free, dairy free and grain free and it takes less than 2 minutes to prepare. 

Our Thoughts:
We thought these were the perfect snack or after dinner treat! They were yummy in flavor and didn't have a bunch of weird ingredients. All you have to do is add a little water to the mix in a cup or small bowl and put in the microwave for about 90 seconds! They taste great with almond or peanut butter on top! 


Please viisit their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram 





Monday, February 8, 2016

Kratos Protein Bar Giveaway

Today we wanted to share our thoughts on Kratos High Protein Beef Bars. Read all the way through our review and you'll find a chance to win some bars for yourself!
 We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Here's a little background on Kratos bars from their website:

Kratos Foods is a privately held food company specializing in healthy, high protein food and snacks

Based in Oklahoma and made in the USA, Kratos Foods launched Kratos High Protein Beef Bars and Hunger Buster Beef Cuts in February 2013. Kratos Foods believes in constantly improving our products and in January, 2014 released new bars and new beef sticks with improved ingredients and nutrition panels. In 2016 Kratos Foods rebranded Hunger Buster Beef Cuts to Kratos Beef Sticks to carry on the Kratos brand and for future snacks we will create for our family of products.
True to Kratos, the mythical Greek god of strength and power, we deliver strength and power through a nutritional blend of the best ingredients available in four distinctive beef bars and three recipes of beef sticks. Kratos Beef Bars and Kratos Beef Sticks are certified Gluten Free, distinguished as one of the few health bars recognized as a "Smart Snack in Schools" by the federal government and the "Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Kratos PLUS High Protein Beef Bars and Kratos PLUS Beef Sticks are Global Animal Partnership Step 1 certified.They both display the Step 1 Animal Welfare Rating by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) on all of it packaging. The certification means no crowding, no cages, and no crates for our beef. It means our beef is raised and harvested in the USA without hormones or antibiotics. It also mean our beef is minimally processed, and is vegetarian fed. http://www.globalanimalpartnership.org/5-step-animal-welfare-program/standards
 

Kratos is offering our readers a 20% off your shopping cart total using the code: TryKratos

They would also like to GIVEAWAY a sample pack to one of our readers! 

Just fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lighten Up Your Game Day Eats With LightLife!

The Superbowl is just a few days away, so today we wanted to share some Lightened Up Game Day Eats with LightLife!  

We were not compensated for this post, just sent coupons for free product. All opinions are our own.


1. Sausage Gyros!

 
All you have to do is heat up some LightLife Italian Smart Sausages on the skillet. Then, throw some red onions in the mix until they are a little brown on the edges. 

Lastly, throw the sausage and onions inside a gyro with some toppings of your choosing! 
Jared loves jalapenos and banana peppers on everything, so he added those with a little cheese and he was set!  

2. Sausage and Rice   

All we did was cook the sausage on a skillet until it was brown on the edges, and then tossed it into some brown rice with Jared's favorite additions: Jalapenos and Banana Peppers! EASY!

3. Mexican Dip

Find the recipe by clicking HERE. It's a crowd pleaser and super easy to make!  

4. Veggie Pizza


Because, everyone loves Pizza, right?!?!?  Click here for the recipe!


We hope you enjoyed some of our recipes for the big game. What are you going to eat for the SuperBowl?!?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fitsnack Box January 2016

FitSnack Box strikes again! Seeing these boxes at our doorstep is always the highlight of our day! This month, it was packed full of healthy green mixes and juices to get our bodies full of veggies and vitamins in a few sips! 

We used the GREENS mix for our homemade waffles (only used banana, oats, green mix and water) and the NutriBlade beverage for our smoothies. Yum!


Jared was especially excited for the new Hot Chocolate Clif Bar to take on the course! 

Our favorite part of the box had to be the Morning Sunshine Cookie, which unfortunately we don't have an up close picture for because we totally ate it too fast! It was gone before we remembered to take a pic! haha 

If you haven't tried FitSnack Box yet, we highly recommend it!! Remember, you can get 50% off your first box by clicking this link!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It Was Love at First Bite

The Gluten Free Bar sent us some of their new Bites to try and review! You can check out our previous review of their delicious bars by clicking HERE.
 We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
  

How do we explain other than, "IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST BITE"?  ;)


These bites are FABULOUS! They are packed full of healthy ingredients and are the perfect pre-workout fuel as well as a snack for anytime of the day. We absolutely LOVE these and would recommend them to ANYONE, not just people who need to eat gluten free. They are AWESOME!

Here's some more info about them from their website: 
    • CERTIFIED:
    • Gluten-Free
    • Non-GMO
    • Vegan
    • Kosher
    • FREE FROM:
    • Soy
    • Dairy
    • Trans-Fat
    • Cholesterol
  • MADE:
    • With Responsibly Sourced Ingredients
    • Using Sustainable Business Practices (B Corp Certified)
    • In Our Own Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility

    The Flavors: Chocolate Cherry Almond, PB&J, Coconut Cashew Crunch, Dark Chocolate Coconut, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter 
Please try some of these for yourself. We promise you won't be disappointed.

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