I’m Back on the Blog-sauce & a Few of My Favorite Things

Sorry for the long, 2 week or so hiatus from blogging! Moving and starting a new job just haven’t given me the time to post, but I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging on a regular basis. Here’s a few of my favorite things lately:

1. Greek Yogurt Cooke Dough Recipe 

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt - add 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp sweetener, 1 tbsp mini chips, and 1/4 tsp vanilla to plain Greek yogurt

Can you tell from my previous recipe posts that I have a sweet tooth? I especially love dessert recipes such as this one that are healthier, lighter versions of my favorite treats. This lovely recipe is from The Suburban Girl Gone Country blog which has lots of low carb, gluten free recipes. 

Ingredients
1 small container of plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp nut butter (I used peanut butter)
1 tbsp sweetener (like maple syrup or honey)
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt

1 tbsp mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Directions
Combine the Greek Yogurt with the nut butter, sweetener, vanilla and sea salt. Mix until smooth.
Top with Mini Chocolate chips. Enjoy!

– See more at: http://www.girlgonecountry.com/recipes-2/cookie-dough-greek-yogurt-3/#sthash.aDDHi9vq.dpuf

2. Monogrammed Running Tank on Etsy

I ordered one of these lightweight running tanks on Etsy and adore it! So cute and perfect over a sports bra for working out in the heat. 

3. Colorful shifts

I love the look of a colorful dress for work especially in the spring. I have been all about them this summer, especially when they’re priced affordably.

I haven’t shopped at Forever21 in eons, but I when saw this coral colored shift at such a reasonable price I decided to go for it, and am so glad I did! The color is a nice muted coral, and it’s an appropriate length for work.

I also love this pleated shift from J Crew Factory 

Factory pleated shift dress

I have this dress in Coneflower blue, and it’s wonderful for work, church, or any other slightly dressy occasion.

What clothes do you like to wear for working out or work? Are there any clean eating recipes you’re enjoying?

 

I’ll post my June running playlist this weekend, so stay tuned!

There’s No Place Like Home & Favorite Links this Week

After 12 hours of driving, 3 Subway stops, and far too many cups of coffee to count, I have finally moved! I will be staying with my parents (doing the mid 20something rite of passage!) will looking for an apartment in downtown ATL. I could not be more thrilled to be back home, but my blogging has definitely taken a hit while being gone. Here’s a few of the links, recipes, and looks I’ve been digging this week.

1, Chobani Greek Protein Cheesecake

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This is one of my absolute favorite healthy and affordable desserts to make.  I have made this many times, and I do sometimes make this without nutmeg, as it can be a bit  overpowering.

Ingredients:

For filling:
6oz 0% Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp Jell-O sugar-free instant pudding mix – cheesecake

For crust:
1/2 cup fiber bran cereal
4 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp unsalted almond butter
1/4 tsp stevia
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Preparation:

Add the cheesecake flavored pudding mix into the yogurt and stir until well combined. Set yogurt mixture aside. In a food processor or blender, grind the bran to a fine texture. In a small mixing bowl, add the ground bran with all dry ingredients, (stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg) and mix evenly. Then add the almond butter and water and stir until it becomes moist and sticky. If the batter is still crumbly, add additional water in 1 tsp increments until desired consistency is achieved. Pour the crust mixture into a small 4 inch circular pan. Pack the crust along the bottom and sides of the dish to create a pie shape. Pour the filling on top of the crust and smooth evenly along the top. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and enjoy cold.

2. Blog: Colorful Corporate 

This is a great blog for outfit inspiration for both work and home. Jeannie shares her outfits with pieces from J Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, etc. and puts together pieces in unique ways. A great blog to follow when you need outfit pairing motivation and inspiration.

3. Detoxinista’s Avocado Pesto Sauce Recipe 

Have I mentioned how much I adore this blog and Megan’s yummy and healthy recipes? This is a fantastic healthy pasta sauce recipe that is light and refreshing. Click here to go directly to the recipe.

4. Greatist Article: 71 Resources to Run Better Today 

Greatist is a fantastic resource for health and fitness recipes that cater to young adults. This article offers lots of links for runners new and old to celebrate National Running Day (which was yesterday, Happy Belated Running Day!). Some of the links include training plans, the best theme races, and so much more.

What recipes are you cooking this week? Did you celebrate National Running Day?