Yayyy and Happy Friday! Who is excited for the weekend? I sure am, and so happy next week is a two day work week and Thanksgiving. Nothing too crazy on the agenda this weekend, just lots of football of course and I’ll be visiting Cycle Bar in Columbia Pike for an anniversary ride on Sunday, follow along with all the fun on Instagram. Now it’s time for all the things I’ve been loving lately including meals from Freshly, New Vital Proteins products, and my favorite Thanksgiving Dishes I’ll be cooking up this year for Friday Favorites.
As you saw in my What I Ate Wednesday post I received four meals from Freshly to try. They are single serving meals with a wide range of meal options for different dietary needs. They are prepared by chefs and delivered to your doorstep fresh- never frozen. You just need to warm them up and enjoy. Every meal is gluten-free, packed with protein, free of refined sugars, and all natural.
Besides the BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash I shared on Wednesday I also selected the following to try:
Southwest Chicken Bowl
Sausage and Peppers with Cauliflower Rice
Homestyle Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash
Overall I truly enjoyed every meal. They were very filling, Tom and I actually split two of them. I loved that they were made with fresh ingredients and that each meal had lots of protein and veggies. Each meal was also labeled with nutrition facts and ingredients. Only downside I would say was I could definitely feel the amount of sodium in each, which was why I decided to share the last two meals with Tom. But I enjoyed each of my selections and would highly recommend Freshly to anyone who doesn’t have the time to prep fresh single serving meals. Freshly is a great healthy option!
Use CODE: eat639 on the Freshly website to receive $20 off your first order of 6 meals.
Vital Proteins Collagen Creamers
Vital Proteins sent me their Vanilla Collagen Coffee Creamer to try, I’ve been loving using collagen in my coffee, smoothies, or in healthy baked treats. Collagen has many health benefits including stronger hair and nails, clear skin, and a healthy gut. Vital Proteins has made it easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of collagen with their new creamers. I typically drink my coffee black, but I enjoy the coconut and vanilla flavor from the collagen creamer. And since collagen is also packed with protein, it makes a great post workout snack. Coffee has so many great health benefits so I have been looking for a way on How to drink more coffee, so this creamer is great!
I also tried the Vital Proteins Lavender and Lemon Beauty Water. I used it in this Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe I posted over on Instagram.
I am beyond excited for Thanksgiving next week. Tom and I have always cooked at our house, sometimes just for the two of us, other times for friends. But this year my family is coming into town, pressure is ON! lol. Here are some of my tried and loved Thanksgiving Dishes and a few that I want to add to the menu this year:
For a great breakfast when entertaining I love these recipes: Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata // Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake// Healthy Pumpkin Muffins.
Tom always cooks the turkey and I handle the side dishes, in the past I’ve always done, Sausage and Apple Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
Would also love to make this salad for some extra greens, Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate.
I know Thanksgiving is all about pies, my mom has her own apple pie recipe and we’re making pies together next week. But I also always like to make these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for all my chocolate lovers.
And we’re not huge pumpkin pie fans, but everyone always enjoy this Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake, because cheesecakeeee!
Here’s a recap of last years Thanksgiving and my plate.
If you’re traveling next week and need an equipment free workout try this Cardio and Abs Circuit Workout.
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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 are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?
Tell me something you’ve been loving lately.
Any fun plans for the weekend?