Happy Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week, but I’m sure you’re ready for the weekend. Not too many weekend plans here, I’m subbing a HITT class at the gym this morning, then probably just hanging out by the pool and cooking dinner at home the rest of the weekend. No complaints about those plans here! Be sure to follow along with all the food and fitness on Instagram. Now lets get to all things I’ve been loving lately including Munk Pack Cookies (read below in this post about a GIVEAWAY), a few of the books I’ve been reading recently, and other Friday Favorites.
Munk Pack Protein Cookies
A cookie that could be a snack OR dessert count me in! I was recently sent each flavor of Munk Pack Protein Cookies; Coconut White Chip Macadamia, Double Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin Spice. Each cookie is packed with 18 grams of plant protein to help you fuel through your day. Or if you’re like me you can also enjoy these for a healthy and delicious dessert. The cookies are made with quality ingredients, they’re plant-based, non-GMO, and a good source of fiber. They are also dairy, gluten, soy, cholesterol, and sugar alcohol free. A whole cookie averages about 16 grams of sugar, I’m a believer that sugar is sugar and should be eaten in moderation. But I’m glad Munk Pack uses quality sugar sources such as cane sugar, turbinado sugar, and monk fruit. These sugars are natural and easier for us to digest as opposed to refined sugar.
Now for the GIVEAWAY! I’ve tried a few other protein cookies and Munk Pack are my new favorite. Tom and I tried each and the Double Dark Chocolate was both our favs. I absolutely love the taste, texture, ingredients of each cookie compared to some of their competitors. And I want you to get a chance to try them for yourself.
To enter for a chance to win one of each protein cookie follow the instructions in this Instagram Post. I’ll choose and notify a winner on Tuesday July 31st. Good Luck!
And if you can’t wait to try Munk Pack Protein Cookies you can find them at Target in the Health Foods aisle with the protein bars or order them online as well.
Not gonna lie, the routine of sleeping in, working out, then heading to the pool to read for the day certainly does not get old #teacherlife. I’ve been trying to soak up as much relaxation time as I can and wanted to share some of my recent reads. My favorite book so far this Summer has been What Alice Forgot from the author of Big Little Lies, I’ve loved all of her books and they’re perfect Summer reads. I recently finished Behind Closed Doors, and while the story was a bit disturbing I could not put it down and had to know the ending. I just started An American Marriage and am having a tough time getting into it, but I have a feeling the story line is going to pick up soon. A few other fiction and some non-fiction books I recommend or hope to finish before the end of summer in my Summer Bucket List.
Mom’s Place Gluten-Free
While I don’t personally follow any specific diet, I know many readers choose or need to because of certain conditions. I was recently given the chance to try Mom’s Place Gluten-Free, they have a variety of products such as bread and dessert mixes, soups, and pastas that are all gluten-free, free of preservatives, and made with non-GMO ingredients. I’ve really been into sourdough bread lately, hello avocado toast. But I know sourdough is a process to make yourself. Using Mom’s Place ingredients I made the ‘sourdough starter‘ and let that sit for two days, then added that to the bread mix to make a loaf yesterday.
The directions were a bit complicated to make the bread and I ended up probably adding too much water because my dough ball was initially too sticky. But once I added more sourdough bread flour it was good to go. The sourdough bread was really soft and tasty, nothing beats some fresh homemade bread right out of the oven.
Mom’s Place has a great variety of food options, I’m excited to try out a few more of the goodies they sent me.
Around the Web
In case you missed it here on Sweet and Strong I posted last weeks Food and Fitness Week in Review.
If you need a Summer drink to cool off with in the heat definitely try making my Watermelon Frosé Recipe.
That’s it for me today, thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!
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.
Questions of the Day:
What flavor of Munk Pack Protein Cookies would you try?
Have you ever tried baking bread?
What are you currently reading?