Link Love #21

Today should be an interesting day. They’re shutting off the water in my building from 9am – 2pm. I get back from the gym after 9 so I guess it’s a good thing Nathan doesn’t have to be home with me haha. I think that makes for a perfect plan to take a walk to Trader Joe’s, yes? It’s trouble being walking distance now but I love it 😉

I know I only choose a select few posts to share weekly on my blog but there are so many awesome posts daily that I share on twitter. My recipe posts are getting even more selective these days as I’m really looking for things that I’m going to put on my weekly menu or things that I can make now that I have the right tools [hellooooooo nut butters!] What can I say? I’m addicted!

Health

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills Lifting Revolution

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills – Lifting Revolution

Real Life Issues: The Sitting Disease Kills – Lifting Revolution [This hits close to home now but definitely gets me out of my seat!]
What Does Sugar Free Mean? – Sarah Kay Hoffman
Common Nutrition Mistakes – Sweat Like a Pig
My FAT to FIT Fabrication – Carla Birnberg
The 10 Must-Know Tips to Stay Hydrated During Your Workout – Greatist

Fitness

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up Cotter Crunch

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up – Cotter Crunch

Crazy Cotter Work Out Round Up – Cotter Crunch
Love Your Body with Kettlebells! – Tone It Up
The 10 Side Effects of Running – Olive to Run
Elliptical Running – Happy Fit Mama
20-Minute Upper Body Interval Workout (No Equipment Needed) – Pumps & Iron [This inspired my new favorite move to do at home!]

Food

General Tsos Cauliflower Bakeaholic Mama

General Tsos Cauliflower – Bakeaholic Mama

General Tso’s Cauliflower – Bakeaholic Mama
Flourless Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Muffins – Runnings with Spoons
Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter – Ambitious Kitchen
Peanut Butter Mug Cake – Kiss My Broccoli [I’ve been loving this one!]
Craving > Pork Belly Sliders and Superbowl Bites – Foodie Crush

Food for Thought

What was one of your favorite posts from the past week?

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Paradise

Sometimes people just get you. And this month, my foodie penpal, Lindsay, just got me.

Anything peanut butter and chocolate, of course, but I do like healthy, please! And look what arrived!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2, Walden Chocolate Syrup, Justins Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Peanut Butter KIND Bar

Along with the almond coconut, the peanut butter dark chocolate KIND bar is my favorite. Seriously, what could be bad?!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bar

And have you ever tried PB2 or any kind of peanut flour? For a lover of peanut butter and healthy eats, this is practically heaven! Low cal, low fat, low sugar.. must I go on?

I use it in my oatmeal, smoothies, sauces, and everything else I can possibly get it in!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2 Peanut Flour

What’s this? More chocolate and peanut butter?!

I have been eyeing these at Whole Foods for the longest time but just haven’t bit the bullet. And I have to admit I haven’t tried them yet. But what would possibly not be amazing?

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

And finally, sugar-free, 0 calorie chocolate sauce. Again, I haven’t tried it yet, but I can imagine it will be a staple on my healthy sundaes this summer!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Walden Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup

And that wraps up another successful month of foodie penpals! It really is a fantastic program and I can’t thank Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean for starting this! I look forward to a package every month 🙂

Are you interested in becoming a foodie penpal?!

The Lean Green Bean

Foodie Penpals Terms & Conditions

By signing up to participate in Foodie Penpals, you are hereby agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

-Condition 1: You will contact the person you are matched with withing 72 hours of receiving your match to discuss dietary needs, allergies and food preferences.

-Condition 2: You will make an effort to meet the dietary needs of your penpal- ie not sending animal products to vegans, dairy products if your match tries to avoid dairy or junk food if they ask for healthy snacks.

-Condition 3: You will mail your box by the 15th of the month. It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation/get a tracking number for your package. It is very inexpensive and can be used to prove that you sent your package in the event that it gets lost.
If your match does not receive a package for the month, you will receive a warning. If it happens two months in a row, you will no longer be able to participate in the program

-Condition 4: In the event that you do not receive a package, Lindsay and The Lean Green Bean blog cannot be held accountable. By agreeing to participate in FPP, we cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive a package. The mail gets lost occasionally and your partner may fail to deliver.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions is grounds for dismissal from the Foodie Penpals Program.”