Showing posts from September, 2013

Caveman Cookies: Nom Nom Nom

It’s the first of September and we have an exciting month in store for you all! We have recipes, tips for healthy eating, and other product reviews in the works, so stay tuned!
We’d like to start off with a review of our favorite new discovery—
Caveman Cookies.
Gluten free, 100% all-natural, chewy and DELICIOUS.

“Just like your great, great, great, great, great…grandmother used to make!”
Caveman Cookies have a lot going for them. They are Paleo-approved. They are also dairy-free, are good sources of protein, and have no refined sugars or preservatives. They are Kosher-certified, only 65-75 calories per cookie, and are made of ingredients which are based off our ancestral diet of nuts and berries!

They come in five delicious varieties:
Original Caveman Cookie: honey, almond meal, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg & cinnamon.
Tropical Caveman Cookie: almond meal, honey, coconut, macadamia nuts and ginger.
Alpine Caveman Cookie: honey, hazelnut meal, almond meal and toasted carob.
Rainforest Ca…

Quest Nutrition Review & Giveaway

1. The Review

We all need it.
While everyone seems to understand its importance, many people are unsure as to how much protein they need on a daily basis. Regardless of if you are a vegetarian, vegan, following a paleo diet or simply trying to eat healthy, protein should be a necessary component of almost every meal you eat.
Alexis and I both struggle to fuel our muscles with enough protein while constantly being on the go. We went on a quest… and discovered the Holy Grail of protein bars.
Quest Bars.
If you’ve never heard of Quest Nutrition and all of the incredible products they offer, then you are in for a treat (literally).
Let me pose a question: Can you think of a time you ate a protein bar and actually enjoyed it? If so, how many flavors did you have to choose from? Two? Three? 

Quest Bar has 14 unique flavors, and I kid you not, ALL of them are good. In fact, I struggled the past month trying to decide which one I liked the best. It's like trying to decide between ice c…

September Health & Fitness Challenge: Wall-Squats, Water & Yoga

AUGUST RECAP: The August Health and Fitness Challenge was a success, so we decided to keep the challenges coming. Before I get into the September challenge, I'm going to do a short recap of what went down for August. 

The challenge was: 1) Protein --assess your current intake and then your daily requirements, adjust as necessary 2) Push-ups & Pull-ups --see how much of each you can do at the beginning of the month and see how you improve by the end of the month. This is a good resource for learning how to do push-ups.  

This was a good challenge for me because I struggle in all of those areas. I knew I almost never ate enough protein, and my arm strength was laughable. I kid you not, at the beginning of this challenge I couldn't do a single push-up or pull-up.

I took this as an opportunity to educate myself onmacronutrients and what my body requires for not only muscle growth but also for toning/ staying in shape. This is a good website for calculating how much protein you sh…