Link Love #26

Another Tuesday already? The days seem to be flying by lately! There were so many good posts from this past week that I had a hard time choosing my tops, but as usual, these are not to be missed. I also realized that a lot of my favorite recipes were snacky kinds of foods.. seems to be where my mind is recently. I’m headed to the store to pick up some popcorn and Puffins. One of my favorite snacks this week has been broken up rice cakes with a little coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt. I figure I’ll do the same with some popcorn.. or a lot of popcorn 😉

Health

Life Lessons Counting Ingredients Not Calories Hummusapien

Life Lessons: Counting Ingredients Not Calories – The Hummusapien

Life Lessons: On Counting Ingredients, Not Calories – The Hummusapien
How You Can Have The Confidence To Increase Your Strength – Lifting Revolution
5 Untraditional Ways to Expedite Fat Loss – Trainer Paige
Demystifying Health Food Labels: What do they all mean? – The Picky Eater
Evening workouts don’t disturb sleep – Yahoo! News

Fitness

TRX Circuit Workout Peanut Butter Fingers PBFingers

TRX Circuit Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers

TRX Circuit Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
High Rep Workouts – Are they Beneficial? – Cotter Crunch
Knock ‘Em Down, Build ‘Em Up Workout – Carrots ‘N’ Cake
10 Ways to Pushup – Fitnessista
5 by 50 bodyweight purely training workout – Purely Twins

Food

Spicy Thai Carrot Kale Salad Running to the Kitchen

Spicy Thai Carrot & Kale Salad – Running to the Kitchen

Spicy Thai Carrot & Kale Salad – Running to the Kitchen
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts – Jessie Loves 2 Run
Whole30 Day 27: Paleo Chips (Including a New Recipe for Crispy Mushroom Chips!) – Nom Nom Paleo
One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Oh She Glows
Honey and Mustard Roasted Cashews – Joy the Baker

Food for Thought

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

What I Ate Wednesday #16 – Oatmeal Obsessed

It’s true, I’m obsessed. Oatmeal is by far one of my most favorite breakfasts and if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve noticed!

What can I say? They’re warm and sweet and delicious! So I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find that not only am I including them as part of my WIAW post (again!), but I will soon have a new recipe for you! You just wait.. I’ve hopped on the Fall train and am taking you to a pumpkin paradise.

Barr & Table What I Ate Wednesday WIAW Peas and Crayons Pumpkin Spice Latte Coach's Oats Oatmeal Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Spread Oikos Greek Yogurt Gnu Fiber Bars Salmon Salsa Guacamole Protein Plus Fluff[Breakfast]
Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Oatmeal (protmeal, if you will). Yep, I went there. I couldn’t handle all of the pumpkin recipes I’d seen popping up on Pinterest, so I had to hop on the bandwagon! Also had a side of the always wonderful Tone It Up Bombshell Spell out of an old coconut oil jar. What, you don’t reuse your jars?

Look for my protmeal recipe this Foodie Friday! 🙂

[Snack]
I know everyone raves about Chobani, but I have to admit, my favorite Greek yogurt is Oikos. Blueberry, to be exact.

[Lunch]
Salad monster! Romaine and spinach topped with green peppers, cherry tomatoes, grapes, cucumber, chicken, and a packet of 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole. That stuff is great!

[Snack]
Gnu Foods Espresso Chip Bar. I recently won a box of these from Anjali at The Picky Eater and lately they’ve been my go-to snack bars on non-PM workout days. They only have 140 calories but 12g fiber and 4g protein! Not to mention, they’re delicious!

[Dinner]
Romaine wraps with quinoa, roasted salmon, pineapple chunky guacamole, & salsa plus corn on the cob. A tex-mex inspired meal and I was a happy camper!

[Snack]
Cottage cheese, cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, and protein fluff.

[Goals]
Last week I mentioned wanting to get my race time faster for my next 5K on October 21. Well, people, things change. My next 5K is this Sunday! Ahh! So now I’m pushing my goal up by, oh a month and a half, and testing myself this weekend. To finish in under 26:08.. gotta do it! Wish me luck!

Speak Up!

What goals are you setting for yourself this week?