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Motivation Monday

January 2, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a happy and safe new years! Here’s to kicking of the new year with a great start!

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

December 20, 2011

The other day was this one’s birthday!

So we made her a healthier spice cake to enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (15oz.) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– Mix all the dry ingredients
– add the wet ingredients
– mix well
– cook for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
– add frosting of choice!
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We made a honey apple cinnamon cream cheese frosting inspired by this recipe

the frosting:

-4oz- reduced fat cream cheese
– 2 tbsp honey apple butter
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
mix all together, add powdered sugar to taste
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It turned out pretty well. Its definitely a more dense cake because of the pumpkin, and the whole wheat flour but still tasty!

Patrisha was pretty excited too ๐Ÿ™‚

Motivation Monday

December 19, 2011

To get you out and moving today:

 

Spaghetti Squash how to

December 18, 2011

Hello hello!

Last night was the first Warriors game of the preseason… and we won! Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast

Egg tostada

2 egg whites 1 half egg yolk, refried beans, mixed spring mix, tomatoes, salsa verde, feta cheese

How To:

Do you ever see spaghetti squash in the grocery store and think well what they heck am I supposed to do wit this? Well, you can treat it as if it was regular spaghetti and then you add your favorite toppings and you’ll have a delicious lower carbohydrate alternative.

Step 1: attempt chop that sucker in half

Step 2: scoop the seeds out

Step 3: cook forย  30 minutes at 450 degrees with the skin up

Step 3: let cool, or use a towel to handle

Step 4: scrape the insides out with a fork

Step 5: add your favorite sauce or spaghetti recipe and enjoy!

Nice and easy!

Something to do:

Last week Julie posted about a little boyย  Max, who is fighting Lukeimea and wont be able to make it home for Christmas. But he has an awesome Chirstmas wish that we can all help with. He hopes to receive 1,000,000 Christmas cards! If you feel like participating here is his address:

Max c/o Hailey Remish
417 jones st
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

We can make a big difference in his life in a small way ๐Ÿ™‚

Something to read:

How coffee can galvanize your workout

Rethinking the meat- guzzler

Whats in your kitchen?

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 13, 2011

Hello everyone!

Casey and I have been MIA….. the reasoning was we were waiting until we got this beauty!!!

… thanks mom! (early xmas present)

A few months ago we signed up for the biggest cookie swap ever! Two lovely ladies (Lindsay and Julie) put together a food blogger cookie swap and Casey and I figured it would be a fun thing to do to kick off the holiday season.

We made ginger molasses cookies for sarah, kimberly, and ashley, we hope you ladies enjoyed them!

Recipe: Yields 36 cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies (vegan)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup blackstrap molasses
2/3 cup canola oil
6 tablespoons nondairy milk (we used chocolate)
1ย  1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350หšF
2. In a bowl mix sugar, molasses, oil, milk.
3. Mix in flours, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt
4. Place rounded tablespoons 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet
5. Enjoy!

These turned out pretty tasty! definitly worth a try! Next time maybe we’ll try part stevia part sugar!

Now a shout out to the ladies who sent us our cookies! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nancy over at River tree kitchen sent us cherry- clementine biscotti:

(yum. me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Steph at will run 4 treats: sent us her family fav- cream cheese sugar cookies! ( they were gone in about 5 minutes!)



last but not least teresa over at food on fifth! with delish mocha chip cookies! and cute wrapping to go with! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good night/ morning everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

WG’s take over North Dakooooooota!

November 29, 2011

pictures from the shenanigans from Bismarck! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Travels

The entire airport in Bismarck!

The hotel

(the hardest bed ever to operate)

Thanksgiving

good old cracker barrel

calendar signing

dancing in the halls?

Game days!

Roomie!

Best team mates ever! โค

Thanks Thera for all the pics! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Greetings!

November 24, 2011

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A lucky group of 10 warrior girls (myself included) were selected to go Bismarck, North Dakota for our newly acquired D-league affiliate team the Wizards! Were visiting for the opening weekend, and get to perform and participate in the fan fest! Be sure to check back for more updates ๐Ÿ™‚

FOOD

breakfast: 430 am! Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana

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Snack #1: clif bar fruit rope and a cutie!

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Snack #2: egg sandwich

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Snackage on popcips

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Lunch: Salad with salmon

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THANKSGIVING DINNER: A la cracker barrel

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How to stay healthy while traveling

Today was a very long day filled with waking up at 4:00am, a three hour lay over, and two plane rides, it gets hard to eat healthy while in the airport

Last night I planned ahead and packed a few snacks along with a salad and egg sandwhich which made it so I didnt have to buy anything while waiting in the airport. Here are a few other tips to chose healthy option

1) pack snacks the night before: fruit, bars or a sandwich

2) drink pleanty of water

3) find a food option with lean proteins

4) if no other options are available focus on lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, check ya later! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Motivation Monday

November 21, 2011

Heres to getting your week off on the right footย  ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you pinterest

Thought of the day:

Lollihop hop!

November 20, 2011

Hi friends!

We can’t believeย  we’ve taken a week and a half long hiatus off of blogging! Where has the time gone!? Its been a busy past week but were back!

If you want to check out what we were doing for two of the days at our photo shoot, check out a sneak peak from the Warrior Girls Swimsuit calendar that will be out on Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Food News

Have you guys heard of lollihop? We’ll its new to us too! A few weeks ago we were sent a test box from them to see what they are all about.

From their site:

The box.

Each monthly box includes at least eight organic and healthy snacks picked by our nutritionists. We source snacks from all different places, and work with brands big and small. The one thing they all have in common is that they are good and wholesome. What does that mean to us? Our team of nutritionists have a set of guidelines that they check every ingredient and company against, and if the label doesn’t provide enough information, you can bet they will go directly to the source to find their answer. Snacks are hand-chosen for flavor, quality, nutrients, texture, and that thrilling something extra that great food always has. Your box goes out on the 15th of each month, rain or shine.
So you just tell them your food preferences or restricitons, if you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or if you eat everything ๐Ÿ˜‰ and they send you a customized box of the month! How cool is that?Introducing you to new or even some of your favorite products.
This months box was focused on immunity due to the onset of cooler temperatures. Some of our favorites from the box were
– New to us Macrobars (yum)
– Our favorite larabars
– Natural Hand sanitizer
– Yummy bars
– And much more
We definitly recomend checking out their site and signing up for a monthly box! Why not have the healthiest and tastiest snacks on the market sent straight to your door? That’s any snackers dream!
Well were off! Have a happy Sunday night! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fanatics of breaking dawn

November 13, 2011

 

 

 

 

the twilight saga continues!

On Thursday night we were lucky enough to work the event in San Francisco of the breaking dawn part 1 cast and music concert tour. How amazing! We had so much funย 

 

But we wont bore you with a bunch of words… just fun pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

 

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oh you know just Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone eek!ย 

Have a great weekend!ย