Friday Favorites {4/1/16}

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week.  I haven’t been quite as active on the blog front this week.  I’ve been so busy at work… can’t do it all!  When I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions, I try to take a step back and evaluate what I have going on.  The first thing I do is drop anything I can that’s not mandatory and that doesn’t have a added benefit to my life.  That step alone tends to make me feel a lot better.  Although it seems counterintuitive, I make sure I’m taking the time to eat well, exercise, and get plenty of sleep when things are feeling extra stressful.  If I don’t, it just makes everything feel that much worse.  Hope this helps if you’re busy, too : )

feta salad

One of the ways I like to unwind at night is by reading my favorite blogs.  Here are some of the recipes and articles that caught my eye this week:

FOOD

chickpea broccoli buddha bowl

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This amazing looking (and vegan!) Chickpea Broccoli Buddha Bowl.  We’ve been really into bowl meals lately.  They’re so versatile, customizable, and easy to re-heat.

As I said in my make ahead breakfast post, I try to prep 1 or 2 meals on the weekend that I can re-use for breakfast throughout the week. This sweet potato, goat cheese & turkey bacon egg bake looks awesome!

I made this recipe last weekend when we wanted to have dinner in instead of going out and it was SO good.  My husband had it for leftovers everyday until it was gone : )  Give it a try!

LIFE & ORGANIZATION

healthy beauty products

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Natural Spring Cleaning – this post from Davida at The Healthy Maven is an amazing round-up of ideas to try in the home, mind and kitchen.  I can’t wait to make some of my own cleaning products using the tips in her post!  I like to do a spring cleaning of appliances this time of year – 1-2 cups of vinegar and a sprinkle of baking soda + run 1 cycle + air dry.

Making healthy habits stick.  Who doesn’t need help with that!?

EXERCISE 

Medicine ball workout from Fitnessista

Lindsey posts great workouts complete with instructions, video and a printable/pinnable option – I can’t wait to give this 30 minute AMRAP a try sometime soon.  Any workout <30 minutes, and I’ll try it!

Have you read anything great blog posts this week?  What do you do when you start to feel too busy and overwhelmed? 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. I tagged that recipe from Hummusapien, too! The dressing looks droolworthy!

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