Love Grown Granola : Final Review

Thank you all so much for your kind words about my grandma. She is stubborn but all that matters is she’s okay 🙂 I will definitely let you all know recipes I use with the peanut flour and PB2 when the time comes.

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First of all, lets cover dinner.

I literally just showed you guys a recipe that I hijacked from Chelsey but I used another one of her recipes again. It just sounded too good to pass up!

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Quinoa Squash Balsamic Maple Glaze

Too bad I didn’t have an acorn squash to make it look as cool. Instead, I had regular squash so I sautéed them in the pan instead of the brussels. The brussel sprouts were actually microwaveable (shhhh…) and I threw them in at the last minute with the chickpeas.

Oh my gosh, I loved this. The sauce was super yummy and everything just blended perfectly. I’ve been looking for a new quinoa recipe and this was a winner. You all need to make it ASAP.

 

Fashion

Here are some of my outfits from the past few days!

025  This picture has really good quality. I have skills. This is my lazy girl takes a midterm outfit. Long T-shirt, spandex, toms.

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I do not consider workout/yoga clothes fashion, AT ALL. In fact, I consider it “scrubbbin” but since this is my favorite top I thought I’d share. I got this top at TJ Maxx surprisingly, and I love it. It’s stretchy, comfy, and I love the color:) They had so much workout wear there!

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Sometimes a little cover-up sweater is enough to spruce up an outfit.

Tank from Target, cover from H & M. This post just reminded me how much I really need to go shopping.

 

FINAL REVIEW

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Finally! So you may or may not know, but I got the chance to try out Love Grown Granola. I told you all I’d share my final thoughts on the products I received.

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Beside the fact that they have an amazing story and passion, their products are all natural, gluten free, and free of anything unprocessed.

I try to eat mostly all unprocessed foods so this was perfect to read 🙂

My final verdict? Officially… OBSESSED.

Yeah, I said it. Each and every bag is almost gone. Already.

Mind you, I got this package exactly a week ago. (My mom has been eating it too so I’m not that crazy).

Apple Walnut Delight

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I LOVED the little pieces of apple. It went perfectly with the coconut sheets and it was the perfect amount of sweetness and nuttiness.

Raisin Almond Crunch

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Put raisins and almond together in one product? I am all over that. I think that is one of the best combos in the world and throw it in granola with coconut? I’m pretty sure I have no further explaining to do 🙂

Sweet Cranberry Pecan

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This. was. my. favorite. I love anything cranberry. For some reason cranberries in granola is x20948299238 better than anything else with cranberries. I don’t normally eat pecans all that much but I think this bag made me want to eat them more. The pecans and cranberries were perfect together. They complemented each other so well and it was all around delicious.

Simply Oats

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How can you go wrong with regular granola? You can’t. It is perfect to mix with anything your little heart desires. Any flavor granola, mix it in with cereal, put it on top of a baked good, the possibilities are endless. Loved the flavor of this just as much as the others.

 

As you all can see, I clearly hated every second of tasting this granola. Just. Kidding. It’s obvious how much I LOVED it all Winking smile

I give it a 100 out of 10. Hint: you all need to go get some.

Spread the Love! Thank you again Love Grown!! You guys are amazing.

 

Where do you get your workout clothes?

What is your favorite regular store for clothes?

What’d you have for dinner tonight?

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WIAW !

You know those days where you have the SAME schedule so you eat the SAME things because it just works? Well, apparently Tuesday is one of those days. My WIAW’s are getting very repetitive but I promise I eat more than what I blog about for WIAW’s.

Next week I will photograph another day so it gets switched up around here! Lets get started:D

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Overnight oats topped with Love Grown Granola and a bit of PB.

(11 am)

Unpictured half a bagel with almond butter and 1/2 banana before Bikram. It was the easiest thing to take on the go and not too heavy before yoga!

(2:45 pm)

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Chocolate-y protein smoothie topped with more Love Grown of course.

In the mix:

  • 5 Ice Cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Mini spoonful cherry preserves (I’d say about 2 tsp. maybe?)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 C. Original Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder

(7:30 pm)

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Extra-lean pork chop, green beans, potato!

What was the best thing you ate yesterday?

Do you tend to eat the same things on certain days?

Love Grown Foods

I have something very exciting to share with you all. Today I received a beautiful box from the nice UPS man.

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I cannot explain how excited I was when I received this package! I had to try my hardest to sign my name normally and not scream at the same time in front of the random delivery guy at the door.

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I LOVE this note they put in the box. So nice and adorable! THANK YOU LOVE GROWN<3

If you all don’t know about love grown, you need to check out their website. They have an AMAZING story about how it all started. My favorite part about this company is their passion for what they do, spreading the love throughout the community, helping children, health and nutrition, and just their overall attitude about their love for what they do. It is so inspiring and they truly make an impact by teaching others the importance of health and their love of good food. Check them out!

I had JUST eaten lunch so unfortunately I couldn’t incorporate some granola into my meal, but you KNOW I had to sample at least a few bites Winking smile

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They were more than generous with the samples! I think I cried a bit when I opened the box. My biggest problem was deciding which one to sample first. They all looked AMAZING.

I ended up opening the Sweet Cranberry Pecan and taking a few bites.

Oh.

My.

Gosh.

New favorite granola that is for sure. They are gluten free, and freely unprocessed. They are healthy and good for you without sacrificing taste.

I love that they had big clusters! The sweetness of the cranberry and the pecans complemented each other perfectly. I can’t wait to try all of the flavors!

There is absolutely no way that I am only opening one bag at a time. I will try a new one every day. Once I’m done sampling them all I will give a full review of what I thought of all the flavors. So far so good! ;D

 

Have you tried Love Grown?

What flavor should I try next? 😀

Leftovers and a Movie

Last night’s dinner consisted of something that is just as good the second time around.

Leftovers. Easiest thing in the world to make and eat.

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I grilled up some turkey burgers and heated up the rest of the sides in the microwave.

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Super random but it works just as well! After dinner there was a choice between stay home and rent a movie and get some homework done or get out of the house and go to the movies. Homework probably would have never happened to we decided to head out to a movie.

We saw Contagion.

Contagion 2011 poster - Matt Damon

It was good but it was too serious. I thought it would be a little more suspenseful but it wasn’t really and it was just a straight story line of seriousness. It had a great cast though.

The story line was about an epidemic disease that was spreading throughout the whole world and they couldn’t figure out what it was. I already wash my hands 2038 times a day and lets just say this makes me want to wash them even more.

People kept coughing in the movie too and I kept staring at them because it was a little ironic. I’m just being a little over dramatic here Winking smile 

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Over the past week I ordered granola from Kath on Open Sky. All the proceeds go to cancer research so I was super excited to get it.

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It came in the mail! Chocolate cherry granola.

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Yum! Can’t wait to try it. I’m off to get ready for church. I hurt my knee the other day too so I’m looking forward to my rest day today. Have a great Sunday!

 

 

Favorite genre of movies?

What’s your favorite flavor of granola?