Verse of the Day:
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
– Romans 12:10
For once, the weekend didn’t feel as if the time flew by. There was ample time to relax, balanced out with equal time to work out and enjoy fitness. Lemme give you the low down on some highlights! Friday night started out perfectly when I tried out these babies, that the company sent me, after I got home from the gym:
1. SeaPak Salmon Burgers!
I almost don’t want to even try to describe them, in fear that I won’t do them justice. For just 110 calories per burger, you get 680 mg of Omega-3s (3g fat, .5 saturated, 18g protein, and 1g carbs) and NO additives or preservatives. If you ask me, those are pretty stellar stats for such a delish, smoky tasting, all-natural salmon burger! While cooking mine with my veggies on the stove top, I made a marinade of SF Log Cabin + 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce.
2. Triple Chocolate Fudge Chickpea Pudding
I used this to fuel my workout on Saturday morning, which consisted of 9 miles on the elliptical at levels 7-9, plus the typical circuit on the weights. Hip adductors, hip abductors, abs, and lats. When I got home, I STILL wasn’t hungry (usually, I’m starvin’!), and had loads of energy, so I hopped on the stationary bike and facebooked for about 30 minutes.! Poppa FF got a FACEBOOK so he could communicate more from Nicaragua!! The countdown until his return is exactly 6 days! :) I can’t wait to see him.
3. My Nordik Track Elliptical!
Totally excited to try this thing out!! I know it’ll be the same as the ellipticals at the gym, but it’s going to be SO convenient if I don’t feel like making the trip or CAN’T get out of the house for some reason.
My Uncle Ed was kind and brought it from Lancaster in the back of his truck on Saturday, since my Dad is a very busy man and anticipated that he may not be able to get it for a while.
My lil’ sis and her softball team kicked some BUTT at their tournament Saturday and Sunday. They ended up losing in the championship game by ONE RUN, but played their hearts out.
They earned a decent sized trophy and some construction-worker yellow t’s as souvenirs ;) Afterward, you can bet ice cream & pizza was consumed by the team.
4. Fabulous Flats
I probably ate my weight in this stuff over the weekend. I just received some products from them to try out, and all have been relying on it for my source of whole grains ever since ;)
The Naan is soooo fluffy and light, with a hearty texture and whole grain taste that I fell in love with! I’ve gotta try this dipped in hummus. The Garlic Naan is excellent, too! Not too oniony. The best part, is that one serving is an entire HALF of the Naan! Just 170 calories in the whole grain and 160 in the garlic.
One of the other products I got to try, was the sandwich flats from Fabulous Flats. Again, fan-stinking-tastic. Yes, they’re flat sandwich rolls! I used mine like an english muffin for breakfast one morning! They inspired me to stray from my typical “SOC” for breakfast! You know it’s gotta be powerful ;) Can’t wait to try the stone-baked pizza crusts!
5. Learning “How To Have The Perfect Husband”
Yes, that’s right. This is a HIGHLIGHT. I mean, don’t you want to know, too? I’d like to think I’m prepping to be the best wife I can be someday :D I went to Christian Life Assembly again this week for church, and couldn’t have been more glad to hear what Pastor Wade had to say about what men need.
Here’s what I’ve learned. The top five needs of men:
1. Sexual Satisfication
2. An Attractive Wife
Not necessarily looking perfect, but making sure to take pride in your appearance.
3. Domestic Support
4. Recreational Partnership
An adventure buddy
Never criticize publicly
Swell with pride
Apparently he did a sermon on “How To Have The Perfect Wife” the week prior before, as well. I was curious, so I checked it out online to see what the notes looked like. Pretty accurate if you ask me! You can always watch the podcast if you’d like!
6. Homemade Almond Buttah.
Now I’ve got my very own stash of almond buttter to smear over those tasty sandwich flats! SO easy to do, too. I just threw this combo into my blender and proccessed until smooth! This stuff beats a $12 jar anyday!
1 C. almonds
1/4 C. SF syrup
a few shakes of ground cinnamon
You can make it with nothing but almonds, too, a la Angela!
I like mine a little bit chunky, so I stopped blending at this point, but if you like it more smooth, you just have to leave it in the processor for a little bit longer, scraping the sizes between pulsing.
I’m sure I’m missing some other great details, but I’m too excited about GIRL’S NIGHT starting again tonight because of The Bachelorette!
How stinkin’ cute is Ali?! In her little converses. That’s classy, folks ;) I think it’ll be a good season. I’m more excited that we’re starting the family girls’ nights back up, though! Hope she finds a winner!
Have a great Monday, peeps & enter this giveaway for some cookware before you forget over at Healthy & Sane!