Friday Favorites #6: Hashtag Style

It’s been a while since I done a hashtag style post. Plus with baby, well hashtags are just easier. #PumpkinEverything #TargetStoleMyMoney#OneHandedBreakfast #TastesLikeFall#MyHouseIsFallReady #CandleHoarder#Obsessed #PumpkinSeedLover#ForTheOrganicSideofThings #ThisFace #AlwaysMyFavorite#That’sAWrap! Those are a few things I’ve been loving this week. Thanks Heather for hosting Friday Favorites.

Question: Are you a candle fan?

Pumpkin or Maple flavors?

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Greek Yogurt & Chia Power Smoothie!

If there was a smoothie that gave me POWER post workout, I’d have to say it was this one.

Behold the Greek yogurt & chia power smoothie.

It has everything: protein, healthy fats (and a little omega 3’s), a little carbs, electrolytes.Ingredients {Serves One}

  • 1 Non-Fat Container of Plain Greek Yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond/ Coconut Milk Blend
  • 2 Tbsps Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 oz. Coconut Water (plain or flavored)
  • 2 oz. [Regular] Water
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1-2 Packets of Stevia (depending on your desired sweetness)
  • Handful of Ice
  • Scoop of Glutamine (optional)
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (optional)

Place everything into a blender and mix well.

Drink and enjoy the Greek yogurt, chia and goodness boost!

Question: What’s your favorite smoothie combos?

Friday Favorites #1: Pregnancy Edition

Happy Friday my friends! (have you seen the new header?) 🙂

Or for me, it really isn’t “Friday” persay but, I do have a fun Friday Favorites post for y’all today – “the pregnancy edition.”

I decided to update y’all on EIGHT of my current favorite workouts, snacks, etc. during the Third Trimester.

Up until 27/28 weeks, I was doing spin 1-2x’s a week, yoga (1-2x’s) and strength training (1-2x’s).Now I do a lot more walking (3x’s a week), yoga (1-2x’s) and maybe one strength training routine or Barre class.

Favorite YouTube Yoga Quickie: Tone It Up’s Bikini Yoga.

Favorite YouTube Workout: During the second trimester, I was loving the Kettletoning from TIU. I still love it! I modify and skip most of the abs (and just repeat some of the arms/ lower body exercises in the video). I use a 10lbs Kettlebell and sometimes 5lb weights, if needed.Favorite Workout Quickie: My Kettlebell Torch routine!

Favorite Protein Bar: Luna Bars. I just love them and the extra bit of iron.Favorite Protein’d Snack: Greek yogurt. I’ve been in berry flavor mode 😉Favorite Sweet Snack: I’ve been on a plum and banana kick for quick sweet goodness.Favorite Healthy Fat: Chunky Peanut Butter. I’ve been in need of them chunks! Favorite Workout Bra: My D’s are currently loving this Danskin Now fitted bar in XL from Wal-Mart.  I’m linking up with Heather for Friday Favorites today. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!Question: What are some of your current favorites for one or two of the categories above?

WIAW #125: Day Off Eats!

Morning there! It’s been almost a month since my last What I Ate Wednesday post.

Why not bring one to you this week on eats on one of my days off? Let’s Go!

Breakfast: Literally 6 out of 7 days a week, I have cereal for breakfast; mix of Fiber One Honey Clusters, Kellogg’s Smart Start, chia seeds and blueberries.. Today I clearly has two breakfasts; this one is Special K Chocolate Almond, Fiber One Honey Clusters and seeds. #NoShame.Mid-Morning Snack: I tried this limited Chobani plum Greek Yogurt. It honestly tasted more like light cherry, but was still delicious.I had a real plum after to compensate for taste 😉Lunch: I really didn’t have lunch, but rather munched on a Quest bar and banana. Dinner: A simple, yet yummy Lean Cuisine Four Cheese pizza with grape tomatoes on the side. I topped with a sprinkle of pepper and reduced-fat Parmesan. Dessert: The fiancé went to get me some pistachio soft served. Couldn’t say no to that one!There you have it, some eats on my day off. I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!Question: Ever have double breakfast days?

Have you tried Choabni’s limited edition flavors?

WIAW #124: Long Day!

Good morning y’all!

I am stopping by for a What I Ate Wednesday post today. I have a full day today (10am-9pm) with a couple of hours in between time. All meals were pre-prepped and packed!

I started my day off with some protein pancakes before heading to my doctor’s appointment. It’s been a while since I had em’ and they did not disappoint.  Of course coffee too.I had a thinkThin lean protein and fiber bar as a snack, just before the doctor’s. For lunch, I made a whole wheat wrap with turkey, Swiss, tomatoes and garlic infused olive oil. Mmmm 🙂 Afternoon pick-me-up!For a second snack (at work), I packed a fruit salad, Greek yogurt and string cheese. To satisfy my sweet tooth (had two) ❤ Dinner (at work) was some homemade Vermont pasta with homemade pasta sauce from this weekend.Thanks Jenn for hosting this food party!Question: Ever had one of those crazy long days where you’re home to just wake up, go and come back to sleep?

How do you tackle them?

WIAW #122: What I Ate During Errands

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Today I am linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons to share what I ate during errand day.Let’s begin!

Breakfast: It’s still the usual steel cut oats. This batch has a little protein powder and hemp mixed in. Topped with peanut butter and a few apple slices. Coffee on the side, of course.The coffee I’ve been using is this Archer Fams decaf vanilla bean creme brulee from Target. So good!Sometimes you need a little Starbucks though. I went to the mall to run a few errands and picked up my free drink! I had half of a venti half-caf toffee nut soy latte and a banana.I then went grocery shopping and picked up a few items. I call this “temporary” single lady food. Patrick is in New Hampshire and I need quick one person meals. I really don’t feel like cooking.

Lunch: I had the Lean Cuisine Sun-dried tomato basil chicken flatbread, but I ate it as a pizza and topped it with extra tomatoes with the Cape Cod chips on the side. This was the best Lean Cuisine I ever had!Snack #1: I had some strawberries and Greek yogurt.I decided to head up to NH and bring some more stuff. We are in the process of moving but haven’t found a new place yet more up north. For now, we will be at the in-laws.

Snack #2: Road fuel? I brought a bar and some string cheese.Dinner: We had chicken parmesan, which I was unable to snap a picture of, my bad!

Dessert: Patrick took me to Findeisen’s Icecream. I got me some heaven, I mean purple cow froyo with sprinkles. Purple cow is black raspberry icecream with dark and white chocolate chips. By the way, this was ONE scoop.For post dessert, I get to have snuggles with this cute kitty.And that is a recap of my eats during errand day. Hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week!

Question: Have you tried Archer Farms coffee from Target?

What’s your favorite ice cream or spring/summer time treat?

MIMM#16: Busy Bee

Happy Monday y’all!

Even though I just traveled to New York earlier this week, it seems that I have been busier than usual.

What’s a pregnant lady to do? Snack, snack, snack of course!I tried the pear flavor of the Stonfield Greek and Chia. It was marvelous and much better then the other flavor I tried which I cannot remember for the life of me which it was.

How about these NuGo Fiber D’lish bars? I won a giveaway from Linz for a box of these marvelous bars and opted for the coconut macaroon. Taste likes summer!

This weekend though, was pretty chill and I was off Saturday and Sunday with the exception of class.

This means I had ample time to make dessert.Make a marvelous breakfast for the fiancé.And… one for myself (I’ve been feeling oaty). Play with bunny. And even sneaked in a bump selfie {17Wks4Days}.Oh and happy March! 🙂

This month is going to be nuts: Between covering more spin classes (and working more in general), bump growing, our last month in this apartment, doctor’s appointments galore… it’s going to be a busy one!

I hope y’all had a marvelous weekend and have a wonderful week ahead. As always, thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My Monday!