Hi and thanks for stopping by the blog today. Hope you had a great weekend mixed with some fun and relaxation. Our weekend was extremely similar to last, in fact I felt like I was reliving it. Only difference was I changed up some workouts and meals, all other down time was spend doing things around the house or lounging by the pool. So instead of just sharing the Weekend Highlights, this post has new workouts and recipes I tried last week for Meghan’s Week in Review link up.
Last week I published two new recipe posts. And these are recipes we eat ALL the time and should definitely be added to your weekly meal prep.
- No Bake Brownie Protein Bites, be sure to head over to this post on my instagram and enter to win a container of the Vital Proteins I used to make them.
- A Make Ahead Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Bake. I’m making this again today for Tom to have throughout the week when I’m out of town.
I completed one of the items on my Summer Bucket List and tried TWO new workout classes. I took Hot Power Fusion Yoga at CorePower Yoga, I’m not new to CorePower, but had never taken that particular class before. Probably not the best idea to be doing hot yoga when the heat index was over 100, buttttt I sure sweated out a lot of toxins and it was a great stretch.
And I am almost embarrassed to say that I took my first Orangetheory Fitness Class, I know I’m super late to the party. In case you’re not familiar with Oragnethoery it’s a mix of being on the treadmill, row machine, and doing floor exercises. I loved it and will write a class review after I visit a few more times.
Last week I had two lunch dates. One with my older sister, I went into the city to meet her at Modern Market on her work break.
And the other with Tom at Panera before he headed to school for the evening football weight training. I could eat their Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad every day.
I hate hate hate wasting food. So after last weekends pizza night, I realized I had a bunch of cheeses leftover; mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, and ricotta and needed to use the up before they went bad. I had frozen spinach and homemade marinara in the freezer, and combined this all with some ground turkey and Banza Chickpea Penne to make an easy pasta bake.
Saturday night we decided on a Mexican themed dinner. I prepped salsa and guac, before we headed to the pool for a few hours. Then made taco chicken burgers on the grill. We wrapped them in tortillas and grilled the tortilla burgers for a few seconds on each side. They were so good and paired perfectly with my spicy jalapeño margaritas.
And to end things on a sweet note, we made doughnuts, yes full on fried goodness doughnuts. I was super nervous the first time I tried frying them a few months ago, but with a large pot it’s actually pretty easy. I used this recipe but made them a bit smaller. Tom was in charge of glazing and topping when they came out. We used cinnamon sugar on some and a maple glaze on the others. I seriously can’t pick a favorite, they’re both amazing.
That’s it for all things food and fitness worth mentioning. I hope you have a great week and be sure to follow me on Instagram as I’ll be traveling to Los Vegas for a bloggers conference at the end of the week. Then to LA to visit my little sister for the weekend. YAY!
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What was the highlight of your weekend?
Favorite type of burger.
When was the last time you tried a new workout class?