Welcome to “Friday Favorites”! Today I’ll share with you a few things I’ve been loving over the last few weeks.
Ever since I started my blog, I have wanted to include a “favorites” post. I always chickened out and never actually posted one because I didn’t know if anyone would care to read it. However, I’ve come across a few blogs that do similar types of posts, so I decided to go for it!
*Shout out to my friend Natalie at Tastes Lovely – she does a “Five Things for Friday” post and I just love reading those!*
First up is my all-time favorite snack food. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this cheesy pepper popcorn. If you read that post you may understand my obsession a little more. Anyway, I tried to limit my consumption to once a week, but that’s been out the window lately. I just can’t get enough. I’ve always loved popcorn, but this cheesy pepper version is my favorite. I never get sick of it and I never will. Take popcorn away from me and I’d probably die. Yes, that is dramatic, but I just love it so much!
2. Swiss Cheese
Another snack I’ve been loving lately is swiss cheese. I just love swiss cheese. Back when I had a real world job, I used to do my grocery shopping every Friday after work. Which, for me, was generally 12:30 since I started at 4am most days. I ate breakfast at 6 am, lunch at 10am, but then didn’t eat dinner until 6pm. Needless to say I was ravenous after my shopping trip. I would go to the deli for swiss cheese and then eat it in the car on the way home! I’d limit myself to just a slice or two, and then I’d eat another slice or two once I was home. It always did the trick to keep me full until dinner.
Now that I don’t have that weekly routine anymore, I’ve kind of forgot about my love for swiss cheese. I picked some up last week and have been enjoying it ever since. Just a slice or two following a piece of fruit makes a great afternoon snack!
I’ve always been a huge soup fan. Even more so the past few weeks due to the subzero temperatures we’ve been experiencing here in the northeast. There is nothing better than a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day to warm you up. I don’t have a particular favorite – whatever I whip up or pull out of the freezer is good enough for me!
As much as I love warm soup I also love cold smoothies! If I sit in front of a sunny window and sip on one it makes me feel as though it’s summer. A girl can dream.
Anyway, I’ve been drinking some sort of smoothie at least 3-5 times a week. My green smoothie and sunshine smoothie are my go-to recipes. Sometimes I swap out ingredients depending on what I have on hand. Regardless of what I throw in, I always end up with a delicious and healthy smoothie. They really make me feel great and have definitely helped me lose a few pounds. Once you enter the smoothie world, it’s hard to imagine how you’ve ever lived without them!
I am obsessed with my Vitamix. I couldn’t enjoy all the smoothies that I do without it. This blender produces the smoothest smoothies you could imagine – they come out perfect every time! Not only does it make great smoothies, but it also produces hot soup (smooth or chunky!), sauces, nut butters, and can chop vegetables. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Just watch a QVC demo and you’ll be sold!
*I’m not in any way connected to the company, I just love the product!
Well there you have it! My first favorites post. I hope you enjoyed what I’ve been loving! I won’t be doing these every Friday, but you can expect to see them pop up about twice a month. This week happened to be all food related, but I may throw in some other things too from time to time. Let me know what you think. Do you like posts like this?