Friday Favorites

February 3, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone!

My week flew by, and I am finally getting a post up for the week. I was busy getting some quality workouts in, playing in the snow with Cullen, running a million errands, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. I’ve got some new favorites listed below, so I hope you enjoy!

Coffee-Vanilla Peanut Butter

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (username: therunnersplate), you know how much I love this Coffee-Vanilla Peanut Butter from the cookbook Run Fast Eat Slow. I literally cannot stop eating this by the spoonful. This is the second time I’ve made the recipe, and I know I will be making it several times in the future. It has such a good flavor, and it is super easy to make (no roasting nuts!).

Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea

I love sipping on a cup of tea in the afternoon while plugging away at the computer during Cullen’s nap time/quiet time. This Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea is the perfect tea for when my sweet tooth hits after lunch. I know it is a little past the holiday season (hence why it was on sale), but that’s not going to stop me.

Tofu Tacos

Make these right away! These Tofu Tacos are so-so-so good, and I will definitely be making them again. Craig loved them as well, which says a lot. The fresh veggies, homemade sauce, and lime juice flavoring put these over the top.

 

SFH Recovery Protein Powder

It is hard to find a protein powder that tastes good when only added to almond milk, coconut water, or something along those lines. This SFH Recovery Protein Powder is the best-tasting “plain” protein powder I’ve found. I like that I can quickly add a scoop of it to almond milk before heading to the gym so I have something to eat right after I finish my workout. The ingredient list is also very minimal, which is a big plus in my book.

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Teri from A Foodie Stays Fit got me hooked on Beautycounter products. So far I’ve tried the tinted moisturizer, the concealer, and this Charcoal Cleansing Bar. I keep this bar in the shower and use it 3-4 times per week. It does a really good job of removing any impurities and leaving my skin feeling really soft afterwards. I’d highly recommend it for use after a sweaty workout or whenever your skin feels like it needs a deeper cleanse.

 

Frye Gemma Short Shearling Boots

I didn’t have a good pair of boots that I could slip on quickly to run errands or wear to-and-from places. I was holding out for the right pair, and I am so glad I waited because I absolutely love these Frye Gemma Short Shearling Boots. They are super warm (too warm to wear inside!), comfortable to wear for longer periods of time, and not at all slippery on the bottom, which is essential for our winters here.

DL Florence Instasculpt Skinny

I bought these DL Florence Instasculpt Cropped Jeans at the Her Tern sale, and I was a little unsure of them because I didn’t know how much I would wear gray jeans, but admittedly I have worn them three times within the past week, so I think that says I like them.

 

Gap Sweater

I sadly have too few sweaters in my wardrobe for living in Alaska. I’ve purchased sweaters in the past, but I never end up liking them that much, so I’ve given most away. However, I now I have one that I love! This Honeycomb Cable Knit Sweater is super warm, comfy, and the sleeves are nice and long. I’ve already worn this several time and plan to wear it often in the months to come. (Yes, winter will be here for a few more months. Ugh!)

And this, here, is my favorite kid playing in the snow. It has been a cold winter, so with the warmer temperatures this week, Cullen and I have been able to get outside play in the backyard. I shoveled some paths through the thigh-deep snow, Cullen ate snow, and he also talked constantly about “reindeer kid movie” (a.k.a. Frozen).

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

8 Comments
      1. These are some wheat, high fiber, low-carb ones I got at Fred Meyer, but I did just purchase the uncooked, Tortilla Land tortillas today at Costco since the ingredient list is so short.

    1. I made the peanut butter too after seeing you post about it- I am obsessed! I’ve already made my second batch and added ground flax this time. So good!

    1. I’m so happy you love the charcoal bar! It’s shockingly good. I was surprised just how much I liked it. πŸ™‚

      And gray jeans are the BEST! I wear them all the time. I’ve wanted to try the DL brand! How do you like it? Does it run true to size? That honeycomb sweater is SO cute too!

      1. Yes, the DL jeans run true-to-size! They are stretchier than other brands I’ve tried, which some people like and others don’t. This is pretty much the only brand that is sold at Her Tern, which is our women’s boutique and sister store to the running store I work at. A lot of my coworkers wear DLs too and love them!

    1. I love those holiday teas. Why do they only offer them one season a year? So much better than boring Orange Zinger or whatever. πŸ˜‰

      1. For sure! I do have two of their other flavors that I like: honey vanilla chamomile, and sleepytime honey.

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