Five Things Friday #98
Hello and happy Friday!
Remember last week’s post where I included my new personal training specialization? Well the textbook is still sitting in the same place I took the picture. Whoops. I need to figure out a schedule for getting that taken care of!
This week has been good and I have another lazy weekend ahead minus teaching two classes tomorrow. Let me know what you guys are up to in the comments!
Without further ado, here are my favorite things from this week!
I was sent a sample pack of Squarebars from Square Organics, which I was happy to accept and devour since I have seen them all over the internet. I didn’t have any expectations aside from the fact that people seem to love them, and you can now add me to that list.
They are gluten, dairy, and soy-free, as well as vegan for those of you who have dietary restrictions. They come in a ton of flavors, taste delicious, and include plant protein as well! My only caution is that they are all coated in chocolate, which makes them more of a “dessert” protein bar for me. I like them as a healthier treat, but not something I would have every day.
I first wrote about the Supoon MANY moons ago in the early years of this blog. Neil and I use it all the time, but it finally started to break down a bit in the past couple weeks. I ordered a fancy new orange one and realized a lot of you probably never saw me express my love for it before.
Supoon stands for Sit Up Scraping Spoon. It is made of silicone and acts like both a spoon and spatula all in one. I use it to get every last bit of nut butter out of my food processor when I’m transferring it to a container and Neil uses it daily to eat PB out of the jar. It scrapes the sides so amazingly that the jar I just threw out was completely clean.
It’s also great because when I’m making almond butter, I usually scrape down the sides and then place the spoon on the counter. Normally this leaves a huge mess, but this spoon sits up off the counter so food doesn’t get on it and vice versa. MAGIC.
3. Cashew Butter
I ordered a large number of cashews through my partnership with NOW Foods and during a slow part of my day yesterday I decided to whip up some cashew butter. It’s so delicious and faster than almond butter that from the time I thought about making it to the time it was done only about 15 min had passed.
I forgot how creamy and delicious cashew butter is. I added some special ingredients, so I may post the recipe on here sometime next week!
4. Love Grown Foods Oatmeal Muffin
I took home a bunch of these microwaveable single-serving oatmeal cups from Fitbloggin’ and then discovered a GENIUS way to eat them. Granted, they told me on the container, but still.
All you have to do is mix in 1 Tbsp water or milk + 1 egg and then microwave for 60-90 seconds. I did mine for 80 and then slathered homemade almond butter on it and I had my own little oatmeal muffin!
Aside from creating AWESOME ways to eat oatmeal, Love Grown Foods makes a lot of delicious products and is a great line for those people with gluten issues (many of their products are GF). I’ve been eating at least one of these muffins every day.
5. Instagram Stories
Sooooo I never got Snapchat because I knew that my life would become a bottomless pit of social media. Then IG came out with Instagram stories this week and it’s basically Snapchat integrated into Instagram (for those people who don’t spend their whole lives keeping up to date on social media like me).
You can record quick videos, add text, and share what’s going on in your life in 24 hour increments, at which point the video/picture will disappear. I’ve recorded a couple (sweet screenshot from one below), and I’m going to try as hard as I can to not spend 23.5 hours a day on IG.
If you don’t already, make sure you follow me on Instagram so that you can not only see delicious pictures of food, but also absurd videos where I try and force Neil into videos and other nonsense.
That’s all I’ve got for this week, so check back on Monday and have a great weekend!
- What are you doing this weekend?
- What’s one of your favorite things from this week?