Friday Favorites – (8/29/14)

by Her Happy Balance on August 29, 2014

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Hello, friends – happy Friday! What does everyone have on deck for Labor Day weekend? I hope you all enjoy the day off on Monday. I think I’m heading down the shore for one last hoo-rah before the summer ends. This year the summer just seemed to come and go so fast! Anyone else feel this way, too? 

In any case, I’m checking in with another edition of my Friday favorites. Here we go!

Favorite #1

Apple spread This apple spread is delicious! The best part is that it only has two ingredients – apples and apple cider, win! The shorter the ingredient list the better. I like to put a dollop on top of a fruit and granola bowl, it tastes like fall! I found it in my local grocery store.

Favorite #2

black edamame I went grocery shopping while I was hungry and somehow these babies made their way into my shopping cart. Have you ever heard of black edamame before? They’re much sweeter than normal, green soy beans. These were tossed in coconut oil and a bit of sea salt – yum!

Favorite #3

The tubby olive The Tubby Olive is a local Philadelphia olive oil and vinegar company and I just cannot get enough of their products! I made myself a salad with chicken, nectarines and homegrown tomatoes and topped it with their peach balsamic and wild mushroom olive oil. It was an intensely good combination. And fruit on a salad is totally my jam. 

Favorite #4

Reflexion yoga video

I was just in the mood for a yoga session on Wednesday afternoon and turned to my Reflexion Yoga videos. I did a power yoga video that focuses on opening up your hips – it’s great for runners. I felt like I held chair pose and pigeon pose for an eternity! When I was done I was thoroughly sweaty, TMI? Don’t let anyone tell you yoga is easy, it definitely makes you work hard but on a very different level than lifting or doing cardio does. I love the mind-body connection it helps enrich.

And I’ll leave you for the week with this little piece of wisdom. I think this is especially pertinent to us 20-somethings dealing with “the quarter life crisis” stage. Just remember to do you, no one else can dictate when you should be doing something. #preach 

quarter life crisis

I’m linking up with Clare, Heather and Katie this week. Please show these lovely ladies some Friday lovin’!

Enjoy the long weekend! Soak up the last rays of summer sunshine, eat a popsicle, get sand between your toes, toast the end of summer in whatever way suits your style :)

What is the newest snack you’ve fallen in love with?
Do you take the time to read nutrition labels? Please, please do!
What is your current mantra?


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