Happy Friday! I could not be more excited that it’s the weekend, and with an extra day off for the MLK Holiday. Between traveling over Winter Break and our trip to San Antonio it feels like we haven’t had time to relax at home in a while. So that’s exactly what I’m looking to do this weekend. Most likely with some good workouts and delicious food mixed in so be sure to follow along on Instagram.
I realize I’m totally failing as a healthy lifestyle blogger in that I haven’t shared any tips for starting the new year on a healthy note. Promise I’m planning on some good posts coming next week so stay tuned.
Last Friday I shared with you the Top Posts here in 2017 and today I wanted to highlight some of my personal favorites. Especially since you may have missed them when they were published. Be sure to visit the posts and PIN for later. 🙂
Chocolate Caramel Protein Fudge
This is my FAVORITE Recipe from last year! I always make a DOUBLE batch because we love eating this Chocolate Caramel Protein Fudge for a healthy dessert. In the recipe I mention to use Naked Whey Protein, but really any protein will work. My current favorite is Vega Protein and Greens (a plant-based protein with extra nutrients from added greens). Oh and this is also even more chocolaty with chocolate protein. If you haven’t made these yet you don’t know what you’re missing!
Treadmill Incline Workout
Even though I’ve been running for years outside and on the treadmill, I never really did much with the incline. Until I attended a Barry’s Bootcamp Class where a coach guides you on changing the treadmill to different incline and speed levels. It’s such an intense but amazing workout. This Treadmill Incline Workout is similar to a class I took at Barry’s and I now do this series or something similar every time I run indoors.
Literally counting down the days until it’s warm out and socially acceptable to constantly be sipping on this Watermelon Frosé.
20 Self Care Activities
In this post I discussed the importance of spending some quality time each day for yourself and 20 Self Care Activities. I know many of you may have made a wish for more self-care time in 2018, so be sure to check out these relaxing activities.
Meal Prep Turkey Taco Bowls
I often get asked what I meal prep and these Turkey Taco Bowls are one of my favorite recipes. It’s a homemade taco seasoning and you can add in any veggies and pair with wraps, rice, or cauliflower rice for a healthy and delicious meal.
Healthy Pantry Staples
Literally stock your pantry with these items and eating healthy will be THAT MUCH easier! Plus sign up to receive emails for new blog posts and receive a free printout of my Healthy Pantry Staples.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
My favorite indulgent recipe of the year was of course these Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re eaten up everywhere I bring them and have been given the name ‘Patty Cookies’ by family and friends.
What I Ate Wednesday
What I Ate Wednesday Posts are always my favorite to write. And this one where I shared all my eats while in Los Angeles, CA includes the most delicious food I’ve eaten all year!
Places To Eat in Washington DC
If you or someone you know is planning a visit to the nations capital pin this list for all the best foodie spots. Both healthy and indulgent 😉
Cherry Pie Smoothie
Ending this round-up on a sweet note, a healthy sweet note, with a Cherry Pie Smoothie. I know cherries are only in season during the Summer months, but you could easily substitute frozen cherries. And I’m including this recipe because I know it’s my Dad’s favorite on the blog, Hi Dad!
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.
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What was your favorite workout or meal of 2017?
Tell me something you’re loving lately.
What are your plans for the weekend?