Well hello there internet friends.  Happy Friday, how was your week?  Are you so ready for the Holiday weekend?  I know I am!  After the visit from my family and attending a wedding last weekend Tom and I are ready to relax a bit.  We also plan to celebrate our third wedding anniversary, not sure exactly how yet, thinking of taking a day trip together somewhere in northern MD or VA.  Follow along on Instagram.  But today is Friday Favorites and I have several fun things to share with you including food finds, a ROAM Fitness tour, and my latest Rocksbox set.

Caulipower Pizza Crust

I was literally SHOCKED when I walked past an aisle at my local Safeway and found these Caulipower Pizza Crusts.  It always seems living in the suburbs it takes healthy food items months or years to reach our stores.  Needless to say after all the buzz about these on social media I picked up the traditional crust and couldn’t wait to try it.

Caulipower Pizza Crust

The other night I topped the cauliflower crust with red sauce, pepper, onion, tomato, Italian Chicken Sausage, and parmesan cheese.  The crust stayed together much better than any cauliflower crust I’ve tried to make myself and it tasted delicious.  EVEN hubby approved.  Can’t wait to buy more and try a few different topping combos.  And if your local grocery store doesn’t have them, they can also be bought on Amazon.

Caulipower Pizza Crust

 ROAM Fitness

This week I was invited to attend an Open House at ROAM Fitness inside BWI Airport.  It’s the first EVER fitness facility located inside the airport terminal with gym equipment and shower amenities.  Genius idea right!  I had such a fun time learning about how the founders came up with the idea and experiencing the facility myself.  I will be sharing more about ROAM Fitness and my experience on the blog next week so stay tuned.

ROAM Fitness BWI Airport

Farmhouse Culture

I have been seeing people use Farmhouse Culture Kraut for various meals on Instagram for awhile.  And at first I remembered how I always avoided the kraut growing up in a Polish family.  But when I found some at a local organic grocery store I decided to give it a try.  After all I’m pretty much willing to try anything with probiotics and that promotes gut health 😉  I really have been enjoying the kraut with cauliflower rice or eggs.  Yes I know this may sound weird, but the salty, pickled taste of the kraut is really good, even by itself.

Farmhouse Culture Kraut

Rocksbox

I recently received my latest Rocksox set and wore two of the pieces last weekend.  Rocksbox is a designer jewelry membership program.  You get three hand selected jewelry pieces from over 30 designers delivered to your door based off items on your wish list.   You can keep the pieces for as long as you want.  When you’re ready to change them out you just return the box to receive a new set. You could also choose to purchase a piece and the monthly membership fee is applied as a credit each month.  It reminds me a lot of Rent The Runway, but for jewelry.  I truly think having a new jewelry piece completely transforms an outfit.

If you’d like to try a FREE month of Rocksbox use my code:  sweetandstrongblogxoxo at checkout.  It also make a great gift if you have any friends or family birthdays coming up.

Rocksbox jewelry

Here’s what I received in my latest set:

Swen Crystal Studs by Perry Street

Rocksbox Designer Jewelry subscription box

Luna Statement Studs by Perry Street

Rocksbox Designer Jewelry subscription box

Faye Pendant Necklace by Gorjana.  Fun fact about this piece, I wanted a long gold necklace for this dress I wore to the wedding last weekend.  I sent my Rocksbox stylist a link to the dress and told her what I wanted and she send this statement necklace.  And I think it worked perfectly!

Rocksbox Designer Jewelry subscription box

Larabar Bites

I shared these Larabar Bites in a previous Friday Favorites, and since they have come out with new flavors.  I loved the Chocolate Cherry and Brownie and recently found this Caramel Sea Salt at Target.  I pretty much love anything labeled ‘caramel’ and like that larabar uses quality ingredients and all of their products are mostly sweetened with dates.  Dates are such an amazing fruit!

Larabar Bites Caramel

Around the Web

In case you missed a Sweet and Strong post here’s the latest from the blog this week:

And last year around this time I posted some of my Favorite Cookout Side Dishes for your Fourth of July plans.

In case you need more inspo I literally want to make every single one of these Recipes for Summer Parties.  

And seriously drooling over the No-Churn Homemade Ice Cream flavor combos.  Another great 4th recipe idea perhaps…

Have a great 4th of July Weekend.

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Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five.  Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.

Do you have Fourth of July weekend plans?

What’s your favorite low carb pizza crust?

What Rocksbox piece would you want?

 

16 Comments on Food Finds, ROAM Fitness, Rocksbox, and other Friday Favorites

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    June 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm (5 months ago)

    SO much cool stuff here.
    1- I’m obsessed with those jewelry pieces. SOOOO pretty.
    2- gym in the airport with showers? Praise Jesus! For the longest time I’ve wished for that. Hope it expands!
    3- Happy anniversary. I hope you guys have a beautiful one. 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Julie! And they couldn’t tell us exactly where ROAM would expand to, but they are hoping to open more by the end of the year and many more in 2018. Hope they make it your way soon!

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  2. Carrie this fit chick
    June 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm (5 months ago)

    I really want to try their bites!! Also, those earrings are so cute! I just got TJ’s cauliflower crust and it was delicious. Definitely want to try more brands!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm (5 months ago)

      I haven’t tried the TJ’s one yet but I’ve heard good things. Its so much easier than trying to make your own! And definitely try the larabar bites, they’re a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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  3. Erinn
    June 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm (5 months ago)

    I may have to try out rocksbox! Seriously so cool! I think it would be fun to get for yourself but would also make a great gift too!
    I have never tried cauliflower pizza crust…my husband always makes a batch of dough when we make homemade pizzas. He has not accepted the whole healthy eating thing all the time, haha.
    I’m really looking forward to lots of family time this weekend!
    Have a great one!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 30, 2017 at 7:38 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh Erinn, we more often than not eat the real thing, I usually am craving pizza pizza. But I love that the crusts made for a quick weeknight dinner. And YES I am loving my Rocksbox sets, use my code sweetandstrongxoxo for a free month and let me know if you have any questions!

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  4. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    June 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm (5 months ago)

    I just grabbed the trader joes cauliflower pizza crust but I haven’t heard good things about it

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      June 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh no really. The only think I would do differently with this one is add a little EVOO and garlic, maybe some herbs before adding my toppings. Just because I love the flavor of olive oil and garlic.

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  5. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    June 30, 2017 at 10:37 pm (5 months ago)

    Agreed, dates are such an awesome fruit! And ROAM Fitness is such a genius idea! How awesome would it be to get a nice workout in if you had a layover with nothing but time to kill?! I hope one day this is in every airport! I love how SF airport has a yoga room & I always take advantage of that when I’m there. Happy Anniversary to you & your love!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Nicole. We had fun celebrating this past weekend. And Yes I’ve hear of the yoga rooms, that sounds like such a good idea.

      Reply
  6. fairytales and fitness
    July 1, 2017 at 2:11 am (5 months ago)

    I didn’t realize you could buy that cauliflower crust already made. I’ll have to try that! Thanks for linking up with us!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm (5 months ago)

      Yes, I hear TJ’s has one too, but I haven’t tried that one. Making it yourself is so difficult, these def save you some time.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Emily! And they’re so good right, what’s your favorite flavor?

      Reply
  7. Amanda @amanda-isms
    July 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm (5 months ago)

    I’m totally stuck on the ROAM Fitness. That is so crazy! But really cool!! I live 0.5 seconds from BWI. And I didn’t know! I’m going to have to try that out one day (Think I need to actually be flying somewhere? lol). Also, obsessed with those earrings!!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm (5 months ago)

      I just posted about my experience at ROAM Fitness today, so you’ll have to check that out. And I’ll be giving away a free day pass later on my Instagram tonight. I would reach out to them if I were you too because they might let you come in and do a workout and a tour for posting 😉

      Reply

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