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Friday Favorites – 06.08.18

Hey, friends! Another week is coming to an end and with that I bring you 3 more favorites. Barre 3 Online I’ve mentioned this activity before in an old post, but it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Over the past year, I’ve really come to love lower impact strength workouts, and Barre 3 definitely fits that bill. We have some classes in our town, but they often conflict with my work schedule. Thus, I have absolutely…

Blackberry Cranberry Compote

I remember when I was in high school my mother found a recipe for a cranberry orange chutney and made it for Thanksgiving that year in lieu of canned cranberry sauce. It was so incredibly delicious, a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. Ive always wanted to experiment with my own homemade cranberry compote and I am so glad I finally did. Cranberry compotes/sauces aren’t just for Thanksgiving, they’re also perfect for topping oats,…

Red Lentil & Vegetable Chili

As I have said before, soup is one of my favorite ways to meal prep. Its so incredibly simple and cost effective to make a giant pot of soup on a Sunday and pour it into some mason jars. I am a huge fan of making hearty soups; really, the heartier the better. Lentils of any variety frequently make an appearance in my soups because they are legumes that taste better and better the longer…

Cinnamon Banana Butternut Smoothie

It’s certainly been a bit too long since my last post. My new job has begun and needless to say, hobbies quickly took a backseat spot in my life last week. Work will be much smoother and consistent in a few weeks once the school year begins but for now I am working at the mercy of the scattered schedules of fall sport preseason practices. This morning I left for work at about 6:15 and…

Cinnamon Maple Banana Nut Bread

Though I personally do not abide by a vegan diet, I am quite a fan of vegan baking. Vegan quick breads are one of my favorite baked good categories — especially banana breads! Though I have nothing against eggs (or butter), the omission of those ingredients can make baked goods very heart healthy. This recipe is loaded with fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, and protein. There is only 1 tbsp of maple syrup worth of added sugar…