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.

Munk Pack Protein Cookies

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.

Summer Reading

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.  

An American Marriage Summer Reading 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.

Mom's Place Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

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 Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

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.

Giant Eagle Steak, Potatoes, and Asparagus

If you need a Summer drink to cool off with in the heat definitely try making my Watermelon Frosé Recipe.

Watermelon Frosé aka Frozen Rosé. A refreshing Summer Cocktail.

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?

20 Comments on Protein Cookie GIVEAWAY, Recent Reads, and other Friday Favorites

  1. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy
    July 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm (4 months ago)

    Of course double chocolate. 🙂

    When I was younger — way younger — I made bread from scratch all the time. Then I had a bread machine I killed I used it so much. These days I don’t eat a lot of bread.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm (4 months ago)

      The Double Chocolate Munk Cookie was so good! And my mom has a bread machine and uses it every so often. I love fresh baked bread, but it’s definitely only the best tasting the day of. Happy Weekend Judy!

      Reply
  2. Shathiso
    July 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm (4 months ago)

    Being gluten intolerant, I absolutely love all the options you have on this post! As for that book and pool shot, I am so JEALOUS! I live in Botswana where it is winter now so as I read this I’m wrapped up in a blanket and next to a heater! LOL!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 20, 2018 at 3:37 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi Shathiso! That’s usually how I am in the Winters here, so trying to soak up all the pool time in the summer. And yes you must check out Mom’s Gluten-Place, would they deliver to you?!? Have a great weekend!

      Reply
  3. samantha
    July 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm (4 months ago)

    I have been dying to try those cookies but haven’t seen them anywhere near me yet 🙁 I would try the double chocolate first though! Those books you’re reading all look intriguing, I just finished “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm (4 months ago)

      Nicholas Sparks books always get me, love them! And did you check your local Target? I think all Target stores should be carrying the cookies, let me know! Have a great weekend Samantha!

      Reply
  4. Rachel
    July 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm (4 months ago)

    I loved What Alice Forgot! I totally agree that Liane Moriarty’s books are great summer reads. Have you read Truly Madly Guilty? It was a little bit frustrating at some parts because I kind of just wanted to know what was going on, but the characters are all really interesting, which redeemed it for me.

    Have a great weekend 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 20, 2018 at 3:39 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi Rachel, oh I’m totally going to add that one to my list because I love a book that keeps you guessing! Have a great weekend friend 🙂

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  5. Kelli at Hungry Hobby
    July 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm (4 months ago)

    Watermelon slush drinks are my favorite in the summer! SO refreshing! No alcohol for me being pregnant, but that sounds amazing!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:50 pm (4 months ago)

      Yes to all the watermelon in the summer, and you can always make a mocktail 😉

      Reply
  6. AmyC
    July 21, 2018 at 2:34 am (4 months ago)

    Love summer time by the pool. Currently reading The Bette Davis Club.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:51 pm (4 months ago)

      Summer reading is my fav! And I haven’t heard of that one, I’ll have to check it out. Hope you had a great weekend Amy.

      Reply
  7. Coco
    July 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm (4 months ago)

    Those cookies look great. I liked An American Marriage, but it’s quite different from Liane Moriarty! That watermelon frose looks so refreshing.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm (4 months ago)

      Oh Yes An American Marriage is much different than some of my other pool reads. I’m almost finished and now can’t wait to find out how it ends. And hope you’ll give the watermelon frose a try, it’s super refreshing this time of year!

      Reply
  8. Kim G
    July 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm (4 months ago)

    Double chocolate for the win!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm (4 months ago)

      It was the best! Have you tried Munk Pack Cookies yet? They’re so good!

      Reply
  9. Fairytalesandfitness
    July 22, 2018 at 8:33 pm (4 months ago)

    I’ve been soaking up the #teacherlife too! I’m on my 6th book already! Thanks for linking up.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm (4 months ago)

      Yes to all the summer reading! I love having all the time to cross things off my to-do list plus have some R&R time! Hope you had a great weekend!

      Reply
  10. Rachel
    July 23, 2018 at 11:16 am (4 months ago)

    OMG I felt the same way about Behind Closed Doors. So so so so SO disturbing but I couldn’t put it down and actually read it in one sitting traveling home from a trip. Insanity!!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      July 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm (4 months ago)

      So glad I’m not the only one that felt that way! I do love a book I can’t put down though. Hope you had a great weekend Rachel!

      Reply

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