Yay for Fridayyyyy! And Happy Cinco de Mayo! Hope you had a fabulous week and are ready for the weekend, I know I sure am. We are excited to have a low key Friday night watching shows with some Chicken Tinga Tacos and my Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas. Then Saturday we have a wedding up in northern MD for the day, so the rest of the weekend will be pretty busy, be sure to follow along on Instagram. Now lets get to why you stopped by the blog today, for all my Food and Fitness Friday Favorites.
Or is it donuts? Or are both correct? hm. Anyways I used to think I wasn’t a doughnut fan, mostly because I’m not the biggest fan of chain doughnut shops. But lately I’ve been loving finding and trying local spots, dare I say I might enjoy doughnuts more than cupcakes or ice cream these days. The ones I’ve visited; District Doughnut, Jack Frost, and Sugar Shack all make their dough in house. And who doesn’t love sprinkles and fun flavors like Oreo Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cake. I usually like a traditional glazed or chocolate with sprinkles though.
Did I tell you I am officially Les Mills Bodypump certified? I submitted my video of Bodypump 100 over my Spring Break and found out I passed two weeks ago. So this week I downloaded Bodypump 101 and did the Masterclass Wednesday morning. I love some of the different moves. And usually shoulders is my least favorite track, mostly because my shoulders are so tired from working the whole workout, but I LOVE the song in 101, so it motivates me. I really liked all the music and thought it was a fun workout, now I just need to start learning some of the tracks to incorporate in teaching.
National Harbor Wine Festival
As I mentioned last Friday we attended a Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor last weekend. They had all different wine, beer, and liquor vendors from around the DMV area and across the US. It was a hot day so I found myself loving all the rosè and dry white wines, even though I’m usually a red wine drinker. This has encouraged me to broaden my horizons when it comes to wine and to always take the plunge and try some new flavors or brands. All I need to do now is to find a great wine delivery service that can provide happiness for my taste buds. This is one of the only ways in which you can experience flavors that you never knew existed, and I can’t want to start. If you know me you’ll know how much I love wine – if you don’t my t-shirt from ilovewine.com certainly gives it away. They also had various food trucks and you could bring in your own snacks. We had a blast with a group of friends, maybe a little too much fun….
When I was home for my grandfathers memorial I cooked one night using my Mom’s Sous Vide. I made a Honey Dijon Salmon and then roasted sweet potatoes and vegetables. The salmon was so tender and delicious. I can’t wait to go back home and use it again, maybe for steaks or I could just buy one myself. I’ll start looking at Sous Vide Reviews to find the best one!
Cinco De Mayo Recipes
If you’re looking to avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Cinco De Mayo from home I have some great Mexican inspired recipes like my Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas, Turkey Taco Sloppy Joes, or Quinoa Enchilada Bake.
Around the Web
In case you missed it this week I also posted a Quick and Sweaty Partner Ab Workout featuring apparel from Chill by Will.
I made a double batch of these Orange Chicken Meatballs for lunches this week with sautéed veggies and cauliflower rice.
Since this week was Teacher Appreciation week I thought I would share this article, Connected Classroom. What I would give for some parents to watch what their kids do at school!
Unicorn frappuccinos now Mermaid Fudge, I just can’t keep up.
Thanks to Heather for todays Friday Favorites link up. You can view previous Friday Favorites posts here.
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Have you done Bodypump 101 yet?
Do you have any good sous de vide recipes?
What’s something you’ve been loving lately?