Monday, February 27, 2017

Bee Free Warrior Mix

If you're looking for a granola that tastes like a soft baked cookie, then Bee Free Warrior Mix is just what you need! It's insanely delicious and we could have easily eaten the entire bag in one sitting. 

What we love the most about this granola is the ingredient list. It's jam packed full of super delicious ingredients that we can pronounce, and they're all very healthy! 

We definitely ate our fair share of handfuls straight from the bag, but we also enjoyed it on top of chia pudding, yogurt, and smoothie bowls as well. 

If you're interested in trying some of this for yourself, you can visit their website, or participate in my Instagram Giveaway by clicking HERE and have a shot at winning four full bags!!! 

You can also keep up with Bee Free on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Bee Free sent us free product in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated monetarily for this post, just sent free product. All opinions are our own. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pizza Casserole

Jared and I love to eat pizza, but we also like variety, so I came up with this Pizza Casserole! 

13 oz. Fully Cooked Turkey smoked sausage 
1 bag frozen Peppers & onions 
1 Box of plain couscous
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
1/4 cup Pesto 
1/2 cup pizza sauce 
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese 

Preheat oven to 350*F. 

Pour two cups of water into a pot and boil, then add the whole box of couscous. (Be sure to read your specific box's instructions as they may differ in measurements) 

Cut sausage into bite size pieces and brown in the skillet. 

Sauté the peppers and onions in another skillet at the same time. When they're done cooking, drain the liquid. 

In a large bowl combine couscous, peppers, Greek yogurt, garlic powder and sauces. 

Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Then, place sausage on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. 

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 15 min. Then, remove foil and cook another 10 min.  

Hope you enjoy this recipe! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Energy Bites, Donuts, and More with Binnie's Coconut Butter

If you're looking for a sweet spread that's healthy for you, then Binnie's Coconut Butter is just for you! It is made with just a few simple ingredients, but tastes like candy! The coolest part about this coconut butter is how SPREADABLE it is! It's perfect to top your favorite treats and snacks! 

If you're unsure of what coconut butter is, check out this info from their website:
Coconut oil is the oil extracted from the coconut, while coconut butter is made from shredded coconut or the meat of the coconut and coconut oil. Similar to peanut butter, we use Binnie’s Coconut Butter as a superfood spread on toast, in smoothies, on pancakes or waffles, as a fruit dip, on sweet potatoes, and as a substitute for butter or toppings in baking! The possibilities are endless!

Coconut is full of medium-chain triglycerides which is saturated fat that is GOOD for you! It’s metabolized in the liver and used up as energy right away WHILE keeping you full and satisfied for longer. Coconut is classified as a “superfood” and has a wide range of health benefits from stimulating the metabolism, improving brain function, and it even contains lauric acid, which kills bacteria and can ward off infections in the body. So, yeah, we agree with the “superfood” thing.

We loved it straight from the jar with a spoon, but we also loved it in our oatmeal, smoothies, on top of pancakes, and inside some delicious recipes!!! 

1 cup oats 
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Vanilla @binniescoconutbutter 
1 scoop @vitalproteins Vanilla and Coconut Water Collagen Whey 
Melt pb and coconut butter on stovetop over low heat until mixed thoroughly. 
Next, remove from heat & add one scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Whey to the pb & coconut butter mixture. 
Then, add 1 cup oats and stir until all the oats are sticking to the peanut butter mixture. 
Put in bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
Then, roll into balls and store in freezer or fridge!

COCOAnut Donuts  
1/2 cup Dark chocolate Binnie's coconut butter
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup oats 
2 tbsp coconut flour 
1 egg
3 tbsp water
1 tsp baking powder 

First, heat coconut butter and honey on stovetop on low heat until melted. 

Then, mix remaining ingredients with the coconut butter mixture in a blender. 

Fill mini donut pan about 2/3 full. Makes about 9 mini donuts. 

Bake on 400*F for about 10 min.

We hope you enjoyed these recipes and we definitely want YOU to try Binnie's Coconut Butter and let us know what you made! 

You can keep up with Binnie's Coconut Butter on Facebook and Instagram

Binnie's Coconut Butter sent us product in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated monetarily, just sent free jars. All opinions are our own. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Add some protein and collagen to your day with Vital Proteins!

Jared and I love fueling our body as best as we can. Vital Proteins are an awesome supplement to fill in the gaps that we can't always get through food. They are very important for muscle recovery, can reduce the risk of injuries, and even help your skin feel more youthful! 

Here's some info from Vital Proteins website:  
Collagen peptides supply amino acids that are needed to build new collagen. Collagen peptides are high in specific amino acids such as Glycine and Proline that are especially needed for the production of new collagen. The collagen peptides stimulate certain cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts) to build new collagen. Supplementation with collagen peptides can protect the degradation of the connecting tissues in athletes and could reduce the exercise induced increase of urinary collagen crosslinks. Supplementation with 30 – 70 grams of collagen peptides per day showed a reduction of risk for injuries on muscle, tendons, and ligaments in athletes.

Vital Proteins restores and enhances your body’s natural beauty, as it was meant to shine. Our products work from within to enhance your skin, hair and nails, naturally. Collagen helps restore the skin’s moisture, improving the elasticity, tone and vibrance that’s already within you. Our mission is to provide natural, simple ways to combat the signs of aging to keep you looking and ultimately feeling your best.

We loved adding a scoop to pretty much everything we could think of! We added it to our smoothie bowls, oatmeal, and made some yummy snacks and dessert with it!  

The unflavored peptides were PERFECT for adding into something that you didn't need any extra flavor. I add it to my Nutritional Energy Drink mix every single morning. I can't taste anything, but it gives me the peptides to help my nails and hair grow really well, and it also adds PROTEIN to the start of my day! 

Vital Proteins has so much to choose from, so head over to their website and check it out for yourself! You can also follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Monday, February 20, 2017

Paleo Shortbread Cookies with Coconut Butter Glaze

Today I have two amazing companies to share with you. These two combined made some AMAZING cookies and I hope you enjoy them as well. 

First, here's a little info about each company.
Our coconut butters are surprisingly smooth. We have created a variety of unique and delicious flavors to suit every palate and use. Since wellness was at the heart of this endeavor, each delicious flavor was created without using ingredients that could possible cause damage to our bodies. Everything we make is from organic ingredients. Most flavors have no added sugar and are free from common food allergens like gluten, dairy, peanut and soy. All this without sacrificing flavor one bit! Best of all, you can be healthier and feel better when you eat them.
Each jar of coconut butter is a pureed blend that contains the health benefits of coconut oil and has a creamier feel with lots of flavor that makes all your favorite foods even more delicious.  

We enjoyed pouring this coconut butter on our oatmeal and smoothies. It is super easy to melt and spread on anything really. It also tastes amazing just straight out of the jar! It tastes great without all that added junk. Our favorite way to eat it was definitely on top of some cookies, which I'll be sharing at the bottom of the post. 

For more info on My Coconut Kitchen, please check out their website, Instagram, and Facebook.   They were kind enough to offer my readers 15% off two or more jars!!! They have more than just the Naked and Toasted Coconut flavors, so go check them out!! Just use the code: WOLFE15 on their website. ENJOY!!! 

We’re proud to say that Anthony’s now offers a number of high quality cooking ingredients that cover the full spectrum of your culinary needs! Most of our products are Certified Organic, Non-GMO, and Certified Gluten-Free. Check out all of our products here 

I've never used cassava flour before, and it was fun making these cookies with it. The cassava flour was a nice texture for the cookies. They turned out really well. It was fun to use a different kind of flour! I also attempted to make some grain free tortillas, but it didn't turn out so well. I'll leave those up to the grain free pros! I am looking forward to following a recipe for them and I will definitely share on my Instagram if you keep an eye out! :) 

To learn more about Anthony's Goods, check out their website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Okay, onto the COOKIES!!! 

1/3 cup coconut oil softened
1 cup cassava flour
1 egg
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cane sugar 
My coconut kitchen Toasted Coconut butter 
*Optional* Unsweetened coconut flakes 

Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Knead with hands. Form into small cookies about the size of a half dollar. 

Bake at 350*F for about 13 min. 

Let cookies cool for about 30 minutes in the fridge.

Heat coconut butter in microwave for about 30 seconds to soften. Pour  some into a tiny ramekin and then dip each cookie into the coconut butter as a glaze. 

*Optional* Sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes on top. 

These turned out to be absolutely DELICIOUS!! They are crisp and light with a sweet coconut flavor.  Hope you enjoy! 

We are so fortunate to be able to review some amazing companies. These companies sent these products for free. We weren't compensated monetarily for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites!

It's time for another round of Friday Favorites!!! 

"Buttery smooth, Sunflower Butter and Yogurt Chip Berg Bites combine the earthy goodness of sunflower seeds and the creamy texture of vanilla yogurt chips. Packed with heart healthy oats and Omega 3 powerhouses like chia and hemp seeds."

If you're short on time, and looking for a convenient healthy snack/dessert on the go that tastes homemade, these Berg Bites are just right for you! They are SUPER tasty and have lots of healthy fats to keep you properly fueled. These bites are unique because they have yogurt chips throughout! It provides the perfect balance of sweet and salty by using sunflower butter. These were so good and they were gone in like 2 days because we loved them so much!
 *Tip: Try them in the fridge or even frozen*

Please go check out Berg Bites website and order some for yourself. They also have two other flavors, Chocolate Chip Madness and Almond Raisin Delight. You can also keep up with them on Instagram

2. Jared and I made our first ever homemade apple pie turnover FROM SCRATCH! It was lots of fun to just spend the extra time in the kitchen preparing this dessert together. Cooking is an easy "date" for us because we both love it and it's quality time. Also, this pie was SO GOOD. We were proud of ourselves. We even made a homemade caramel sauce to top it with. YUM! 

 3. Rest/Recovery Days
I am enjoying rest days more because it really makes my body feel better. I saw this tip on Amanda Fit Life's instagram page. Raising your legs for 20 minutes helps the lactic acid build up in your legs and aids in recovery. Try it sometime! 

4. Jasmine Murray's song "Fearless"
These lyrics are SO good and I just love to jam when I hear this song!!! 

But I wasn't given the spirit of fear
I was given the power of love
Everything I've been fighting against
I'm gonna lift it up

I wanna be fearless
No holding back
No backing down
Because I believe You're with me now
Bring on the unknown
Lead me and I'll go
Come set me free
God, I want to be
Fearless (I want to be)
Fearless (I want to be)

5. More newborn baby snuggles!!! 
Cece is almost one month old now. I had a blast just snuggling with her for about 3 hours while her parents went to dinner one night. I just couldn't put her down! :) 

 6. Fitsnack 
I love love love getting these boxes in the mail every month. This one was so jam packed full of delicious goodies, that I immediately dug into one of those KaKookies AND... I was so distracted by the awesomeness of the box that I forgot to snap a picture and started eating some of the stuff over the next few days before I remembered. #bloggerfail But, it was filled with Beanitos, Kakookies, Amsety Bars (Which were SUPER good btw!! P.S. They are the first protein bar to support liver health), Tickle Water, Turkey Jerky and some runners gum. Don't forget to use my link for a discount on your first box!!! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cashew Coconut Bites, Maca Muffins and Freezer Fudge w/ Wild Foods Co

Boy, do I have quite the line up of healthy treats to share with you today! Thanks to Wild Foods Co for sending some goodies to inspire these recipes. 

First, I want to share part of Wild Foods Co philosophy from their website:
Wild Foods was founded from a desire to bring together the best ingredients in the world to support health, performance and conscious food consumerism.
Knowing where our ingredients come from, how they are made, and the impact they have on the world, is of paramount importance because we know that food is the most important aspect of health, body composition, performance and longevity.

How awesome is that?! Not only is their philosophy awesome, their food is incredible as well! The protein powder and maca used in these recipes was not chalky at all. The coconut oil was delicious. The sweet cacao nibs were thoroughly enjoyed by Jared when he mixed them into yogurt and oats. I am still coming up with more recipes, so keep your eyes on my Instagram page

Now, onto the recipes...

Freezer Fudge
1 cup milk
1/2 cup nut butter
1/2 cup Vital Proteins Cocoa Collagen 
1 tablespoon Wild Foods Co coconut oil 

Mix all ingredients on low heat on the stovetop until a consistent batter forms. 

Pour batter into a greased baking dish and spread evenly. 

Top with whatever you desire. I topped mine with cacao nibs. 

Freeze for at least 30 minutes before breaking into pieces. 

Coconut Cashew Bites
1 cup cashews 
1 pack @wildfoodsco Natural Whey protein 
1/2 cup peanut butter 
1 tablespoon @Wildfoodsco coconut oil 
1/4 cup coconut flakes 
1 scoop Whey protein puffs

Mix first 4 ingredients in a food processor until a dough forms. 

Then, knead in by hand the last two ingredients. 

Leave dough in fridge for about 30 minutes and then roll into balls.  

Store in freezer.

Maca Muffins
1 tablespoon Maca 
2 scoops creamy vanilla protein from wild foods
1 large ripe Banana
Teaspoon Baking powder
1 egg 
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup Oats  
1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon 
*Crushed peanuts and coconut for topping* 

Blend everything in a food processor or blender until a batter forms. 

*Optional: Add a topping. I topped a few of mine with peanuts and coconut flakes*

Bake at 350*F for about 12 min. Makes 24 mini muffins. 

Please check out Wild Foods Co's website, Instagram, and Twitter for more info. 

Wild Foods Co was kind enough to send products in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated monetarily, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TigerNut Smoothie Mix Super Boost Protein Bars + Review

I recently discovered TigerNut while browsing through Instagram and had to check it out.  Did you know... TigerNuts are not nuts, they are small root vegetables which comprised 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. This ancient superfood originates from Africa. It is currently cultivated in West Africa & Spain. 

Organic Gemini was kind enough to send some TigerNut Smoothie Mix for me to try!
TigerNut Smoothie Mix is a powerful smoothie booster that improves the gut's well-being and potentially strengthens the immune system. The combination of energy-packed protein and prebiotic fibers controls cravings & makes you feel fuller longer.

We loved it mixed into our smoothie bowls! Smoothies don't usually hold Jared and I over for too long, but this really did make us feel fuller longer. It's not overly sweet, but it's not too "earthy" tasting either, like some other powders we've added into smoothies. 

Another way we enjoyed it was in our oatmeal. 

We also mixed it into some no bake protein bars! YUM! 

What You Need:
1/2 cup milled flaxseed

1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Whey protein powder
2 tablepoons TigerNut Smoothie Super Boost
1⁄2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds 
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk  

Mix everything in the food processor until a batter forms. Then, spread evenly into a baking dish. 

*Optional* You can top with peanuts or another topping of your choice. 

Freeze for about 2 hours and then cut into squares. 

Please check out Organic Gemini's website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more info. 

Organic Gemini was kind enough to send us TigerNut Super Boost in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated monetarily, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Creamy Spinach and Chicken Casserole + Nancy's Yogurt Review

This casserole is super creamy and cheesy. It's very easy to make and I like to call it healthy "comfort food" because it hits the spot, without a lot of heavy ingredients. Hope you enjoy!  

Creamy Spinach and Chicken Casserole


1 lb. ground chicken
16 oz. riced cauliflower 
4oz baby spinach 
1 large egg
½ cup Nancy's cream cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic powder, Salt and pepper to taste 

Preheat oven to 450°F. 
Boil the riced cauliflower. 
Heat ground chicken with olive oil on the stovetop until fully cooked and no longer pink.
Drain cauliflower and Allow it to cool. Return back to the warm pot and mix in the spinach. After it's mixed well, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Place the cauliflower mixture in a bowl and add the egg, Cream cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
Transfer the mixture to a glass baking dish.
Bake in the oven for about 18 minutes until a little browned on the edges.
Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake another 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are brown. 


Nancy's Yogurt has quite the line up of yummy foods. 

The cottage cheese was delicious and it's one of my favorite night time snacks. 

Jared enjoyed his favorite night time snack of a yogurt bowl. The organic yogurt is so thick and creamy!!! 

One morning, I made some toast with cream cheese and peanut butter. The combo is insanely delicious!!! You've gotta try it sometime! Nancy's cream cheese is super thick and creamy, just the way we like it. YUM! 

What we love about Nancy's is the fact that they don't add weird ingredients to their products. They are FRESH and taste absolutely delicious naturally! 

Love this quote from their website:
"Our recipes came from Nancy’s home kitchen and we have stayed true to those methods. What does this mean for you? We never add commercial production ingredients to extend or thicken our products. We keep it simple - just pure milk or organic Soymilk and live cultures."

Please check out their website, Instagram, and Twitter for more info. 

Nancy's Yogurt sent us some coupons to try their cream cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese! We were not compensated for this post, just sent coupons for free product. All opinions are our own.

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