Hello friends! Wishing you a Happy Friday. Any fun plans this weekend? We actually had a football game last night so I’m looking forward to some time on the couch this Friday evening and catching up on TV from the week, like This Is Us! Then a few other fun things happening on Saturday, follow along on Instagram. But let’s get straight to all things food and fitness I’ve been loving lately for Friday Favorites.
You all know M&M’s make an appearance in Friday Favorites every so often. I’m honestly not a huge fan of their flavored candies, but am LOVING these Caramel M&M’s, because well caramel. I ate some by themselves and then added a cup to an oatmeal cookie recipe, so good! Next I’m thinking they need to be added to some brownies.
Vital Proteins Banana, Cinnamon & Vanilla Collagen Whey
I’m a huge fan of Vital Proteins products. I’ve been adding their collagen peptides or collagen whey to my smoothies and some healthy desserts for a few months, have you tried these No Bake Brownie Protein Bites?!? I’ve noticed a huge difference in my skin being clearer, healthy digestion, and am hoping it will make my hair grow faster and thicker. They recently send me one of their newest collagen whey flavors, Banana, Cinnamon & Vanilla. It’s super tasty by itself in a smoothie, but the other day I decided to get creative. I used a grain free banana bread recipe and replaced 1/2 cup of almond flour with four scoops of the whey. It turned out great! And I had a slice with some almond butter each night this week for a healthy sweet treat.
Everly Drink Mixes
The kind team at Everly sent me two of their drink mixes to try, hydration and energy. You simply add one scoop of mix to water and can drink it on the go or at home. They’re naturally sugar-free and sweetened with stevia and colored with veggies. I have been loving the Peach Mango flavor. I’ve always been a water drinker, but lately I’ve been noticing I want something tasty mid afternoon or with lunch and these mixes have been perfect.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
When it comes to sweets I typically have cravings for something specific. This past weekend it was Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, here is the recipe I used and LOVED! We cannot wait to make these again.
Za’atar Spice Blend
My older sister actually first got me hooked on using za’atar spice blend. I’ve been out of it for a while though and my local store doesn’t carry any. Then I noticed this package at Mom’s Organic Market and was so excited to have it back and stocked in my pantry. It’s a mix of spices and sesame seeds and is great on chicken, with bread and olive oil, or in humus.
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I need to start getting more creative with my spiralizer.
These Bird Food Energy Bites, YUM! Great afternoon snack.
Added this Everything Sheet Pan Salmon to the Meal Plan for next week and I can’t wait!
Going to get sweaty and try this 30 Minute Demi Lovato Workout.
The weather is going to finally cool down this weekend so I’m looking forward to baking with pumpkin. These Healthy Pumpkin Muffins are a delicious breakfast, you can enjoy your coffee with the Fall air.
I’ve been feeling pretty sore from my workouts by the end of the week. And have been trying to spend more time foam rolling, here are 6 Ways to Use a Foam Roller.
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Linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five. And Heather for Friday Favorites. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.
What other drinks do you enjoy during the day besides water?
What’s a healthy or indulgent sweet treat you’ve eaten lately?
Tell me something you’re loving this week.