Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Recent Review Round Up

Today we wanted to share a round-up of our latest reviews from some awesome companies! We were blessed to receive these products. We were not compensated monetarily, just sent free samples. All opinions are our own.

WHAT ARE BROAD BEANS? 
The best-kept secret in healthy snacking! Enjoyed around the world for their delicious flavor and satisfying crunch, broad beans are a nutrition powerhouse packed with protein and fiber.
ENLIGHTENED CRISPS
Are lightly roasted in sunflower oil, sprinkled with sea salt, and seasoned to perfection. So go ahead... spill the beans.

We cannot get enough of these delicious crisps! They are super tasty and we wouldn't have even known we were eating beans if you just sat them in front of us to try. They have a crunch like a cracker and the flavors are JUST RIGHT!  We were very impressed that they packed so much protein for feeling like we were "eating crackers" with our meals. We enjoyed these during a picnic at the golf course one afternoon as well as our separate lunches throughout the week and are the perfect TV snack too!
They even have two sweet flavors and we enjoyed mixing them in our smoothie bowls! TALK ABOUT YUM!     
*They also have PROTEIN PACKED ICECREAM!!!! It's extremely delicious and doesn't have crazy weird ingredients!!! WIN WIN!!!*

Love Grown has a special edition Bats and Boos cereal just in time for Halloween. Jared LOVED them, but I made sure he saved some for our niece and nephew who are visiting this weekend. 

This month's FitSnack Box is FILLED with chocolate goodies and Jared couldn't have been more excited! He loves chocolate and is super excited any time we are sent chocolate stuff because he knows that he doesn't have to share with me! haha 

Purely Inspired has launched BRAND NEW PRODUCTS!!!! We immediately made some protein waffles with the new WHEY protein and were happy that it includes two servings of greens as well! We have been adding the powdered peanut butter and organic greens to our smoothies and they are quite tasty! 

Jared and I have a passion for peanut butter and we are always thinking of new ways to eat it. This month, I created a sweet Chex Mix type snack that we named, Peanut Butter Protein Crumble. 


Ingredients:
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 scoop Purely Inspired Protein Powder (we used Berry flavor for this batch)
~3 cups of Sprouted Oat Honey O's (cheerios would work as well)
1/4 cup honey 

Directions
1. Pour peanut butter, protein, and honey into a pot on the stovetop on medium heat and keep stirring until everything mixes well. 
2. Pour cereal into a large bowl.
3. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and mix well. 
4. Pour into dish and freeze. 

It's super easy and super tasty! We have been eating this by the handful and also like to add it into  yogurt as well.   

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wolfepack Wrap Up

It's been a while since we posted about our life, so today we will fill you in on the last few months.
 
Jared fought hard this season with Web.Com Tour qualifiers, but ended up going back to Canada to play in the last few events. He did really well the first week and finished in the Top 15. The next two events were missed cuts, but Jared stayed positive and knew that he was fortunate to be able to get some kinks worked out before Q-School starts in October. He is working VERY hard to improve his mental game, along with having a positive attitude in any situation. It's carried over into our marriage as well and it has been incredible to see his mindset shift to being positive a majority of the time! 

Last month, we were extremely fortunate to be gifted a two night stay at the Amelia Island Plantation to celebrate our anniversary. My bosses are the most giving people we have ever met and we were SO GRATEFUL for that special weekend to step away from golf/work and just be US.

Of course, we ate lots of yummy food and treats.
 
We also rented bikes for the day and had a wonderful time exploring the island. We had so much fun talking while we were riding and enjoying the views, that we have decided that we want to budget some money to do that at different places every once in a while! 
Now, it wouldn't be a Wolfepack Write Up without new foods we've eaten lately!
 
I've been researching the benefit of casein protein in cottage cheese, so we have been eating it in different ways. My favorite is mixing cottage cheese with nut butter and slapping it on some toast with an egg. 

 
I have been taste testing new recipes while Jared is traveling so I can be sure that he will like them when I make them for him while he's home. This one was a WINNER! Spaghetti Squash Chicken and Spinach casserole. 
 
 
I've seen pumpkin flavored everything already and that definitely includes peanut butter. I had this at work one day and it was delicious! All I did was sprinkle some pumpkin spice on a spoonful of peanut butter. DELISH! 


 

We received another amazing LOVE DROP from Love Grown Foods and have been enjoying eating them solo, or mixed into healthy treats! 
 

We are handling being apart so much better, but man, it feels good to have this guy home for a couple weeks! Watch out Q-SCHOOL, Jared is READY TO GO!!! 





Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Transformation Tuesday Story


In my teen years and into my college years, my main focus was how to eat as few calories as possible. I ate all kinds of diet foods and prepackaged everything to ensure that I knew exactly how many calories I was consuming. I saved up one "fun" day every once in a while to let myself have dessert and ended up going hog wild because it was my only day I was "allowed" to eat junk food. I would get a huge stomach ache because I ate so much.

Then, God sent me my incredible husband to help me get over my obsessive behavior by RELAXING my strict rules, eat more, workout properly, and live a little! Shortly after I got married, I ate more food, but I still counted every single calorie until one day my husband said enough was enough. He told me to give him ONE MONTH of eating what he told me to and not looking at calories and I agreed. Did change happen overnight? Heck no! But, over time, I have completely changed the way I eat. Today, I don't look at any calories, but focus on the QUALITY of ingredients that I am putting into my body. I focus on eating healthy fats, a variety of protein, veggies, fruits, carbs, snacks, and desserts! I don't stress about what is going to be served at a party or if plans change on a whim and I have to eat something different. I am also way more flexible on my workout routine and take EXTRA rest days when I need them, along with my set day of rest per week. I don't step on the scale except when I am at the doctor's office, because that number means absolutely NOTHING to me now. I wear clothes that make me feel beautiful and strong and say that the 'M' on my clothing tag stands for muscle! 

I am truly thankful for God helping me get through my crazy obsession through my sweet husband! Jared is seriously the best man for me and I wouldn't trade him for anything! 

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