Giveaway Winners and…stuff.

21 Jan

Thanks to everyone who entered the Yufit Giveaway! The winners have been picked…

comment #29: Lindsey!

and…

comment #31: Dani from Chocolate Covered Sneakers!

Congrats ladies! Please send me an email so you can receive your fitness trial codes!

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In other news, I officially have the first week of Spring semester under my belt. Whew! It’s been a crazy one and I’m now very happy to be enjoying some quality weekend time. My classes seem to be enjoyable so far…well, as enjoyable as a college class can be. The only thing that’s made it not-so-pleasant would be the long distance between said classes. The highs have been around 20 degrees here lately, with gusty winds—>not a happy camper.

Not to worry though, I’ve been warming up with my favorite kitchen bestie:

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The snowman mug is definitely still being used, and rightfully so!

Behold, the drawer devoted exclusively to K-cups:

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New favorite flavor: Raspberry Chocolate Truffle. mmmmm! This makes my kitchen smell so. good. Not only do I love drinking my k-cups straight up, but I’ve also been making oats and shakes with them. Buffer Toffee oatmeal for breakfast, anyone? Tasty! When i got my keurig and registered it online, I was sent a coupon code for buy 2 boxes, get 2 free. Why, don’t mind if I do! After contemplating for-ev-er, I finally put in my order today and can’t wait to try them out! The UPS guy will be getting a big hug when that delivery comes!

Recent Eats

I declared this morning a pancake morning after a week of “get up and eat the fastest thing possible before rushing out the door” breakfasts.

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simple oatmeal pancake: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, blueberries. Topped with sun warrior protein frosting (protein + almond milk) and maple syrup for dipping

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overnight pumpkin oats: 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, 1 serving pea protein, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract

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Silk now has an unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I picked it up and am in love. Silk’s almond milk is definitely the best I’ve tried. It’s thick, creamy, and has awesome nutritional stats.

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omelette with cottage cheese/laughing cow/mozzarella, spinach, garlic gold nuggets, and italian seasonings. Green bean fries and sweet potato. I make my fries by coating them usually in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings then sticking them under the oven broiler for 5-10 minutes. Such a great, fast veggie side dish!

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old school pb and j, made with peanut flour again!

*I recently received a containers from the Golden Peanut Company ofย Byrd Mill 12% dark roast and 28% light roast peanut flour. I have been using both like crazy ever since! Usually I buy this peanut flour, which I have liked just fine for adding a nice peanut taste to things as well as a protein kick. However I have to say that the texture and creaminess of the Byrd Mill peanut flour is far superior. Just look at my PB & J! This is much more like real peanut butter. Two thumbs up!

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Pizza PowerCake with tomato sauce, mushrooms, spinach, and meatless sausage (I added cheese into the pizza itself, mmm!)

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fav snack combo: banana, cream cheese, peanut butter

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meat-free high protein eggplant lasagna

I love using eggplant in place of lasagna noodles!!! I just slice them up so I have nice big rounds, then spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt. Stick under the broiler for a few minutes on each side and then assemble your lasagna. Perfecto.

My At-Home Workout Studio:

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My most recent workout: Build Your Own 30 Minute Bootcamp

Loved this workout! The time flew by since you were constantly changing every minute. It was definitely a challenge and the perfect wake-me-up workout on school mornings when I want something fast and effective. I have really been focusing on quality over quantity with exercise lately. Now that my life has gotten much busier again, I don’t have a lot of time to dilly dally around. I want to get my workout accomplished and then be on the next thing. Really one of my biggest tips with exercise is to lose the “all or nothing” mindset. You don’t have to workout for an hour or more each day into order to be in shape. I am completely happy with getting in a good 20 minute workout if that is what I have time for. And really, sometimes that’s all you need if you are pushing hard enough!

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Tonight I’m super excited to be making this PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps copycat for a few friends and can already bet that it’s going to be a hit. My apartment is quickly becoming “the place to eat.” Maybe I should start charging?

What are your weekend plans?

Kristi

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19 Responses to “Giveaway Winners and…stuff.”

  1. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Glad to hear your first week went well! And yes, my Keurig obsession is currently full-blown ๐Ÿ˜‰ That thing is amazing!

    You have me craving a pb&j sandwich… love it!

  2. thisfitchick January 22, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    poo the nanner cream cheese and pb combo is interesting!!!… love all these new meal ideas!

  3. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 22, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    OMG SILK!!! I had no idea they were coming out with an unsweetened vanilla version!!! I am going shopping tomorrow…so I am gonna have to keep an eye out!!! So excited!

  4. Katie Carso January 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Im so glad you are doing well girl! I love my keurig and I actually just bought green mountain golden french toast k-cups, they are awesome! If you see them, try them!

    I love that silk unsweetened vanilla, been using that for a while now! Its great, there is also a new milk Im going to be reviewing called flax milk by good karma, its great!

    Happy Sunday love! โค

    • Sweetly Fit January 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      ohhh that sounds good! Can’t wait for the review. It will be hard to beat almond milk though!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. caloricandcrazy January 23, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Those oats…in that bowl…just so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Chelsea @ The Nut Butter Runner January 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    WHOA. Unsweetened vanilla silk?! Need it. Also, I love your eats/KCup habits! I’m a huge coffee drinker, so I REALLY want a keurig asap. I have a coffee maker, but it’s so annoying to clean/whatever that I haven’t opened it.

  7. paoang January 24, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    WELCOME BACK TO COLLEGE KRISTI!!! It looks like things at your new apartment are going really well; I’m so happy for you! Your eats looks delicious and for that I am extremely jealous. You know, just putting that out there.

    K-cup obsesseddddd โค

  8. Sarah January 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Oh don’t even go there with the kcups, I’m pretty sure we have at a minimum 8 different boxes on the counter at all times. Major mess but so worth it, mmmm! Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is the bombbbb ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. keepnthefaith January 26, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    my keurig was broken but I just got it back and missed it soooo much!! it is definitely one of my favorite appliances. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lauren January 26, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    I have a Keurig that I have used TWICE. I am not a coffee drinker so I only got it for guests, but when they come I always forget that it’s there. I guess I should pick up some tea flavors so I can actually use it. Is the Raspberry Chocolate Truffle coffee or hot chocolate?

    • Sweetly Fit January 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      that is the raspberry chocolate truffle and it is to die for!

  11. Jen@foodfamilyfitness January 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Bananas and cream cheese?! I need to try that combo ASAP!

  12. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 28, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Glad you had a great first week!

  13. Sable@SquatLikeALady January 28, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    I just discovered Silk and it is my new fave! I used to drink Blue Diamond (I think? Is that the brand??) but WOW…Silk takes it to a whoooole new level for sure.

    Yay for a good first week!! =)

    • Sweetly Fit January 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

      Yep, that’s what i used to drink too. Now it’s Silk all the way.

  14. Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) January 29, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    I’m definitely going to try that eggplant lasagna! A great GF alternative!!!!

  15. fitpeanut January 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    PB&J !!!!!!!!!!!

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