Recent Eats and Friday Favorites #23

  Sep 15, 2017  |  #Favorites

I didn’t do my usual weekend recap on Monday or WIAW on Wednesday, so I figured I’d just combine everything into Friday Favorites! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Feel free to chime in the comments about some highlights from your week!

Recent Eats


Egg and cheese sandwiches – loving them lately.

Friday favorites

Always toast. I could never go low carb – I love them way too much.

Friday favorites

Pumpkin overnight oats and my first La Colombe. I’ve seen these everywhere but hadn’t tried until this week. They are “ready to go” latte’s. I got the mocha latte, which was good, but I think I’ll be more of a plain kinda girl moving forward. Neatest concept though!

Friday Favorites


We had no food the day after returning from travel. So, lunch from WF hot bar. I got some pulled pork, butternut squash, tahini marinated kale, green beans, chicken, delicious cauliflower “fried rice” and topped with hemp seeds.

Friday Favorites

Fish tacos and brussels on the water before leaving RI.

Friday favorites

Lunch at home – quinoa, butternut squash, beets, spinach, hard boiled eggs, hummus and topped with Everything but the Bagel seasoning (love that stuff, it’s so addicting).

Friday Favorites


Homemade apple crisp! I used this recipe and it came out amazing.

Friday Favorites

I added some to greek yogurt with some fruit and PB. Soooo good.

Friday favorites

Mid Day Ice Cream

I met with a client for an outdoor session at an ice cream shop…. I went with salty cookies and cream and butterfinger. No regrets there. I also went on a little rant about food rules on my Instagram.

Friday favorites

Walks With Neighbors

I don’t have a picture from this but I went for a longish walk with a neighbor and her 1 1/2 year old on our green way this week that was fabulous. I hope to do this more! I’m also picking back up my running mileage after a few lower key months. Finally reteaching my body how to run on consecutive days again!

I’m loving this intro to fall weather. It’s been in the 70s in Charotte, and I wish it would feel like this all year round. Can I just stay outside all day every day?

Block Island

I didn’t get to talk about it much in Monday’s post but I love Block Island. It’s a beautiful little island off the coast of RI. You get there by ferry, although they do have a small private airport. We used to go every summer (usually for the 4th of July), it’s kind of our family tradition. I didn’t make it this summer, but Ed and I made our best effort to get there for the 15k race, which is a big deal there. So, that’s why we went up last weekend. It’s non-commercialized and you won’t find any chains. There may be a Ben and Jerry’s, but all the coffee shops and restaurants are locally owned – I LOVE that.

It’s also a beautiful island. The terrain is so variable – there are horses and large open fields, oceans and beaches, and bike paths and trails. I love it!

Good Reads


Is reverse dieting the key to weight maintenance? <– So, reverse dieting is a thing now? What they describe here is basically a diet after a diet. We don’t like to throw around the “D” word around here. How about just staying consistent with your eating and exercise habits?

Food products may prevent allergies <– As someone with an allergy (tree nuts), I try to keep up with the latest research. The latest on peanuts is that withholding them won’t prevent allergies. This isn’t anything new, but it has finally been put into guidelines.  The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) both agree that exposing peanuts to infants early enough can help train their immune systems.

New study favors fat over carbs <– If you’re into reading about nutrition and research, this is for you. By the name of this article, you’ll want to walk away thinking carbs are the devil. This article refers to the new PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology) study. However, there have been many critiques about not interpreting the research correctly. I urge you to read this from David Katz, who breaks down what the research actually means. For example, the people who ate the highest amount of carbs also ate the lowest amount of protein, leading us to believe they were impoverished. So, their carbohydrate intake wasn’t fruits, veggies, legumes and whole grains, but rather, probably white rice and processed foods. Also, the percentage of fat that these countries eat is far less than we already eat here in the US. So, for people to take this advice and run with it, thinking they need to eat more fat and less carbs, is not so intelligent. Basically, it’s worth seeing a dietitian or professional if you have personal questions about your eating habits 🙂

Are we putting too much blame on emotional eating? Loved this article. Yes, we are all emotional eaters to some extent and it’s okay. But, people who have dieted or restricted in the past are more likely to call themselves “emotional eaters,” when deprivation may actually be the cause of this.


Do Runners Need more Antioxidants? My piece for Women’s Running. Ya’ll know I’m ALL ABOUT RECOVERY from endurance exercise.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Guide and Recap via SuzLyfe. Coming up soon!

The many reasons you run every day via Runner’s World. Give it a listen!


Peanut Butter Banana Bites via Katalyst Health

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread via Family Food on the Table

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cream Pies via Strength and Sunshine

Flashback Friday

Chewy Pumpkin Hemp Granola Bars

I will be gleaning tomorrow morning with the Charlotte Dietetic Association. I’ve never “gleaned” before so I’m excited. Then, we have a football game and tailgate on Saturday afternoon, and hopefully a relaxing, restful Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend!

Have you ever been gleaning?

What breakfast are you loving lately?

8 responses to “Recent Eats and Friday Favorites #23

  1. I’ve been on a cereal kick lately. Mostly because I’ve just been craving things out of bowls, ya know? Spooning things out of bowls is just so comforting. And easy. I think you’ve also sparked my interest in getting in one last good ice cream run, now that this hot weather is back.

    Block island looks gorgeous. Your whole neck of the woods just looks fantastic.

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