Friday Favorites: Five Healthy Lifestyle Favorites From This Week

This week has been a busy one, and boy am I glad it’s finally Friday! I feel like this week has flown by, and I’ve got a pretty busy weekend ahead. Looking forward to quality time catching up with lots of friends this weekend, but hopefully I’ll also find some time to tackle my super long to-do list. Anyway, here are some of my healthy lifestyle favorites from this past week.

1) Farmer’s Market Season

Technically the Farmer’s market near me is open year round, but I didn’t manage to make it there during the winter. Plus, wandering around the market is not nearly as fun when it’s freezing outside! On Sunday, I finally got around to checking out a new-to-me nearby Farmer’s market. I loved walking around and checking out all the local produce, sampling cheese, and talking with the different vendors. Now that the weather is warmer, I know I’ll be making regular visits to the Farmer’s market.

2) Insanity Max 30 Workout

Last night I did an Insanity Max 30 workout for the first time in months. This workout totally kicked my booty in the best way possible. I’ve never actually followed the Insanity workout plan schedule from start to finish. I find that after a few weeks the workouts start to feel repetitive and I lose interest. I do like to use them occasionally for quick at home workouts though. Plus, the boyfriend convinced me to sign up for a Warrior Dash this summer, so I figure I should start incorporating some additional days of strength training.

3) Gusto Farm To Street Restaurant 

I first heard about this restaurant when I read an article about their cauliflower pizza crust, and I knew I had to check it out. The boyfriend and I first tried Gusto about two weeks ago, however we weren’t in the mood for pizza. We got salads and both really enjoyed them, but we knew we needed to go back to try the pizza.

Gusto

I signed up for their email list and received a coupon for a free pizza. Fast forward to this Tuesday night, and we decided to go back to try out the pizza. We picked two pizzas to split. I opted for the Farmer’s Wife which had heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and fontina cheese, baby arugula, and a pesto drizzle with the cauliflower crust, and he picked the Devil’s Wing which had diavolo sauce, grilled chicken, jalapeno peppers, smoked gouda and mozzarella cheese, and avocado on whole grain crust.

Both pizzas were tasty, but I think I slightly preferred the Farmer’s Wife. The pizzas are all made to order and you can choose from the pre-made options or create your own. I really like that in addition to traditional pizza crust, they offer both whole grain and cauliflower crusts. In my opinion, the only drawback is that their pizzas were a little heavy on the cheese, so next time I will tell them to go light on the cheese. I definitely plan on going back for both salad and pizza.

If you are local to the DC area, I highly recommend checking out this newer restaurant. Currently they have two locations, one in Bethesda and one in Silver Spring.

4) Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps

I’ve been wanting to try these for a long time, but I never got around to purchasing them until earlier this week. I picked up a bag of the sea salt flavor at Whole Foods for $2.99 on Wednesday. All I can say is that I wish I had not waited so long to try them. Boy are they tasty! After sampling them, I immediately texted my dad to tell him to go out and buy a bag. My dad has celiac disease and is always searching for gluten-free snacks that are also healthy and tasty. I brought the bag with me to work to add to my snack drawer and have been munching on them throughout the week. I even added a handful to my salad on Thursday.

Enlightened Crisps

Here are the nutrition facts if you are curious. Each serving is only 100 calories and provides 7g protein and 5g of fiber!

Nutrition Facts Enlightened Crisps

5) Skinnytaste Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

For anyone that follows me on Instagram, you probably saw me raving about these delicious tacos. We made these for dinner last night, and both the boyfriend and I could not stop talking about them. As you can probably tell by now, if a recipe contains peanut butter, I’m pretty much sold. These tacos are a great mix of lean protein, healthy fats, and vegetables. I used ground chicken breast instead of regular ground chicken because I prefer the taste and it is also a little leaner. We used romaine lettuce instead of iceberg lettuce for the wraps, and they did a good job of holding in the filling. I loved the crunch from the carrots and lettuce. If you’re looking for some recipe inspiration for next week, add these to your meal plan. You won’t be disappointed!

Skinnytaste Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

What are some of your healthy favorites from this past week?

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