A Fun Theme Dinner with Blue Diamond Almonds!

A Fun Theme Dinner with Blue Diamond Almonds!

Happy Monday friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It seems a little crazy that this is the last week of July!  With one month left of Summer (actually just a few weeks until The Love Nugget starts back at school) we are filling our weekends with lots of fun activities.  We have a mini vacation coming up to Monterey, are looking into a camping trip, and of course lots of time with friends!  This past weekend was one where we got to enjoy some fun summer adventures starting with a super fun, and delicious dinner at our good friends house.

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Paleo Green Goddess Potato Salad

Paleo Green Goddess Potato Salad

Hey friends!
I just wanted to pop in one last time before heading out of town for The Fourth of July to share a recipe that you might enjoy on this festive holiday!

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A Marvelous Weekend and Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie recipe!

A Marvelous Weekend and Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie recipe!

It’s time for another round up of Marvelous happenings from our weekend!  I enjoy recapping the fun times we had on Monday’s as I feel like it’s such a great way to kick off the week.   Of course thank you as always to the lovely Katie at Healthy Diva Life for hosting this little soiree 🙂

Without further ado, here’s a look at our marvelous weekend!

Friday I got to see my best friend, her husband and their new baby girl Emery!

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You may remember my bestie from back in April when I threw her a baby shower.  We don’t get to see each other all that often since they lives in Seattle.  They were driving through town on their way to Tahoe for a family vacation so we got to spend a few hours catching up over lunch.  I also got in my baby fix squeezing those adorable cheeks!  So cute!

Later that afternoon when The Hubby got home, we headed back to The Fountains for the First Friday street fair which turned out to be a disappointment.  I was hoping they’d have more kid stuff but there wasn’t much except for a face painter, balloon animal maker and a girl dressed up as Tinkerbell.  We looked at classic cars and walked around before heading home to have a little Fiesta.

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We ended the evening by watching an episode of True Blood before heading to bed.

Saturday I woke up early to make the 7:45 boot camp class.  I had suggested the trainer lead the class in a Tabata style workout (which he had never heard of before) so I got there earlier than normal to help him set up.  It turned out to be a great class and everyone said it was a killer workout.  Great way to start the day!  I came home, changed then we headed out the door for a Crossfit get together put on by The Hubby’s gym at the lake.

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It was a gorgeous day and a family event so we brought The Love Nugget along too.

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Who showed off his lifting skills 🙂

The Hubby and I did a quick WOD together which consisted of AMRAP of 5 push-ups with egg pass, 10 air squats with egg toss and 15 partner sit-ups with egg pass.  It was fun to get to workout with him as we never really get a chance to anymore.  Then we showed off our awesome family hoola-hooping skills 😉

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Okay I’m lying, we sucked.  Especially me!  I’m horrible at hoola-hooping!

Later that evening we went to a friends house for dinner.

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These two had a blast playing together and we enjoyed some wine, cocktails and a very marvelous dinner of grilled halibut, zucchini and a spinach salad.

Sunday morning after breakfast we packed up a lunch and headed to Amador to pick up a few wine shipments and enjoy a little picnic.

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It was a gorgeous day and we came home with quite a bit of yummy wine since we were behind on picking up the past few shipments.  Works for me!

Later that afternoon the Love Nugget wanted to make cookies for Dada and he needed some protein goodies for the week so I made a batch of Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut clakes
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flour, flaxseed, protein powder and coconut flakes.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together almond butter, eggs, applesauce, vanilla and coconut oil.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips then spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy!
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I shared one with The Love Nugget and they were pretty good!

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Last bit of marvelousness is that I was invited to be an ambassador for a great monthly healthy food package service called Bestowed  You may have heard about it or seen it around on the web and you can read my review of my first box here.  I love it and they are running a promotion to try your first box for only $10 (regularly $19).  Just click here, enter the code HELLOYUM  and get ready for a yummy package!  There are just a few days left to get this deal so make sure to get it quick!

QUESTIONS – 

  • What was marvelous about your weekend?  
  • What’s your favorite cookie recipe?  
  • Do you exercise on the weekends or rest?  

 

Marvelous weekend through my iPhone

Marvelous weekend through my iPhone

Sometimes I just don’t feel like busting out my big ol’ DSLR camera.  I love it and all but it’s not the easiest thing to tote around or pull out in the spur of the moment.  So this weekend I took a break from snapping pictures with my Nikon and used my trusty iPhone.  Here’s a look at our marvelous weekend through my phone!

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WIAW – I scream for Ice cream!

WIAW – I scream for Ice cream!

With summertime comes ice cream!

(via Quotes Worth Repeating / THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ICE CREAM // fine art by twoforjoypaper)

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MIMM – Family Fun!

MIMM – Family Fun!

Happy Monday folks!

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!  The weekend seemed super long since the hubby was home from work Thursday and most of Friday. Not complaining, always nice to have him home an extra day and even better, two!

I’m so used to having something going on every weekend that when we don’t I feel like I need to plan something.  However this weekend I was just in the mood to keep it pretty low-key which was so nice!

Since I’m sharing some fun things we did over the weekend, I though it only fitting to link up with Katie at Healthy Diva Life!

In case you didn’t know, she just gave birth to the most adorable little man!  Definitely head over to check out all his cuteness!

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Fourth of July and Fitness Friday!

Fourth of July and Fitness Friday!

Hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July!  We actually had a really nice and mellow day which was perfect!

I started the day with a great workout from GPP at the gym then came home to shower, get the days blog post up and make a quick smoothie before heading out the door.

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Green Smoothie to go with Good News Granola!  Don’t forget to enter to the giveaway for some granola of your own! 

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A Marvelous weekend at Fitbloggin!

A Marvelous weekend at Fitbloggin!

Happy Monday!

HUGE congratulations to the beautiful Katie at Healthy Diva Life for the arrival of her little bundle of joy!  He is absolutely precious!  Make sure to head over and check out his cuteness as well as all lots of other marvelous links!

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WIAW – Healthy Traveling Tips

WIAW – Healthy Traveling Tips

Hey there!
I’m back from enjoying a few days on the beautiful Northern California coast.

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Summer Ready 3 week Challenge!

Summer Ready 3 week Challenge!

Woo hoo for Friday!  I feel like I say that every week and I don’t even have a full-time job like most  people.  Although I also don’t really get a true weekend break like most people either…

Funny Confession Ecard: Woo hoo, it's Friday! Oh wait.. I'm a mom.

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