It’s been a pretty low key week..If you follow us on Instagram you know that Tyler and I are both sick. I got sick on Sunday, and woke up sick Wednesday morning. We both rarely EVER get sick.. (Which I believe is partially because we fuel ourselves with good food, drink a lot of water, and sleep) Buuut we were clearly both burning the candle at both ends.. so here we are. Despite being sick, I had a pretty great week, with lots of good foodie finds. Here’s my Friday Five:
1. Apple Picking
Over the weekend I was able to go apple picking with my cousin and adorable godson. It was his first time apple picking. Isn’t he the cutest ? I’ve been eating apples non-stop.. because they’re SO delish! We picked Macintosh & Macoun’s. One of my favorite healthy desserts to make with the apples is to chop them up, toss them in a little bit of melted coconut oil, sprinkle with cinnamon & ginger and bake at 450 for 5-10 minutes. You can do this with pretty much any fruit, but my favorite is definitely apples! It’s still early in the season for apple picking so hopefully I’ll go again!
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The second that it gets too chilly to go to the beach, I pretty much turn on Winter mode. Which means that after 8 PM you can find me in bed with Netflix on. Ty and I just started watching Narcos, which is a Netflix original series. It reminds me a little bit of Breaking Bad… it’s really good! I can’t sit and watch TV or a movie without a snack. If I’m craving sweet I always reach for a square of Lindt Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate but most of the time I’ll just stick with popcorn. It’s high in fiber, low in fat, and fairly low in carbs compared to other ‘snacky’ foods. We have a Popcorn Popper which I firmly believe EVERYONE needs in their home.
4. Pasta alternatives
Even though I looooove pasta (Like really.. really… really love it), I try to stay away from it most of the time. Normally I enjoy pasta on one of my higher carb day, but this week my macros were shifted around a bit, so that I was eating a moderate amount of carbs every day, with no high carb days. This week I enjoyed two of my favorite pasta alternatives- spaghetti squash and zoodles! Spaghetti squash season is in its peak right now. If you’ve never had the veggie, it’s great! You just bake it, and pull apart the inside which automatically cooks into a pasta- like texture. I had spaghetti squash with a zucchini/tomato sauce, but I also used it as a side with my grilled chicken for lunch. My go- to pasta alternative is always zoodles. The other night Tyler’s mom made us Chicken Noodle soup.. I skipped the noodles and used my spiralizer to add zoodles. It was tasty!
5. Baseball Season
Everyone is all excited for football.. meanwhile I’m over here like helllooooo.. baseball is still in full swing, and getting to the best part of the season! We’re heading to New York to watch the Yanks take on the White Sox tonight. I’m a Red Sox fan but I’ll play the good girlfriend role tonight and wear my Yankees tank top just to be supportive 😉
What are your weekend plans?
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