Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Hope this week has been wonderful for you!

Favorite #1

As fall is underway, the temperatures are getting cooler. I am in these slippers All. The. Time. They are super warm, soft and comfy. Also, they are amazingly supportive to the feet. I can be on my feet all day long in these, and my feet are as happy at the end of the day as they would be in the most supportive of shoes. If you get sore feet being on them a lot, these are the slippers for you. They not only make your feet warm and cozy, they make them happy and supportive as well.

I got them last year from Nordstrom; however, I am planning to get myself another pair this year because I wear them so much! Gift to myself. šŸ˜‰

Favorite #2

This veggie chili bowl…and cleaning out my freezer!!!

I ate it atop salad greens (sounds weird but try it) and Trader Joe’s gnocchi. I sprinkled cilantro over the chili and then drizzled some of my honey mustard salad dressing. YUM.

I have also eaten it over spinach with a Trader Joe’s Veggie Quinoa Cowboy burger, cilantro and honey mustard salad dressing.

Favorite #3

This Puppy Chow recipe. Puppy Chow might be my favorite indulgent snack of all time, but I struggle eating too much when I make it – which leads to a stomach ache. Every Time.

Well, here is the thing. I was introduced to Peanut Butter Chex cereal. You guys. This stuff is so good. I spoke about this last week. When my kids were going crazy over it, I thought – wonder what Puppy Chow would be like made with this cereal? Also, could it be made in a way that might be – ready for it – macro-friendly!?

*Squeal* I did it! I didn’t get a stomach ache from eating it (felt great actually) . AND it is delicious!!! AND kid approved! I made two batches – one with conventional powdered sugar (lightened up) and another with protein powder. Both recipes are here.

Favorite #4

Back to the cool weather. Rest and relaxation is super important to living a healthy lifestyle, and what better way to relax than to be snuggled under an amazing throw. Enter this UGG throw. You guys. I got these for the family last year for Christmas, and these throws are constantly fought over. I will be getting more this year – you can be sure! I worried about them shedding. I can’t stand it when beautiful, soft blankets shed “fur” all over your clothes. These do not shed a single bit. They are silky, soft, the perfect heaviness for a good warmth – but not too warm.

This makes a great gift, if you can’t justify buying it just because! Just saying.šŸ’šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø

Favorite #5

It’s getting to be that season when I can’t get enough hot drinks. In particular I crave hot chocolate for it’s chocolatey, warm comfort. I can’t believe it is snowing in some places of the country. I am certainly not ready for that crazy weather. Just seeing the snow on the news makes me want to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate! This particular Reduced Calorie Swiss Miss is surprisingly really great for macro count!

It has a mere 35 calories, 5 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 3 g protein. Also, if you are on a more keto/low carb diet and count net carbs – it has 4 net carbs (with 1 gram of fiber). It’s a great option to treat yourself while not blowing a bunch of calories and macros on drinks!