TGIF! Â With my birthday this past Tuesday, this week seems to have flown by. Â I’m okay with it though… weekends are always nice. Â We are doing some more finishing touches on the nursery, packing the hospital bags and diaper bag, working a little bit, meeting a friend, walking and last, but not least, RELAXING! Â My mom will be in town also!
Here it is – Friday Favorites!
Favorite easy and healthy treat.Â Two ingredient cookies. Â All you do is mash two bananas and add 1 cup of quick oats, then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Â Add-ins, such as chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts, etc. are also great!
Favorite organization.Â Bra and underwear drawer organization. Â I think I’m in the nesting phase of pregnancy because I’m in the mood to organize absolutely everything. Â Messes and clutter are driving me crazy lately. Â Can someone come over and do this to my drawer?!
Favorite Mexican dish.Â Bean and avocado salsa tortilla cups. Â These little babies look amazing! They look so fresh, delicious and healthy. Â AND they remind me that warmer weather is upon the horizon because they look like summer to me.
Favorite shirt style. Mint julep sheer top. Â I think with this pregnancy coming to an end, the weather warming up and hoping for the possibility of not wearing maternity clothes anymore, I’m looking at non-maternity clothes and LOVING them! Â This shirt is so darn cute (and it could hide theÂ remnants of a pregnant belly).
Favorite non-dairy treat.Â Strawberry ice cream. Â This recipe contains only three ingredients: coconut milk fat, strawberries and honey. Â I’m trying to eat a little bit less dairy right now for health reasons, so anytime I can find dairy products converted with almond milk or coconut milk, I’m more than game. Â Plus, how good does coconut milk in ice cream sound?
Favorite crafty idea.Â Packing tape image transfers. Â Who knew you could do this?! Â This is such a cute idea!!
Favorite jewelry.Â Tiny gold heart Valentines ring. Â It must be Valentine’s day in the air because I’ve been liking hearts lately. Â This ring is really cute and can be found on Etsy!
Favorite smoothie.Â The green machine. Â Usually with smoothies, I like more chocolatey ones, but this one looks really good! Â It’s packed with nutrients and could probably be eaten daily. Â I LOVE Oikos green yogurt, but as I said earlier, I’m trying to reduce the dairy, so I would probably add some almond milk/coconut milk yogurt instead. Â It’s just as good!! Â For more protein, you could add some high quality protein powder.
Favorite soup.Â Creamy curried chickpea soup. Â First of all, this recipe comes from one of my all-time favorite blogs, Daily Garnish. Â She’s went to culinary school and makes amazing recipes and she has the cutest little boy also! Â Secondly, I have been loving curry lately! Â The prep time for this is only 10 minutes, so I think I might make a batch sometime soon!
Favorite festive indulgence.Â Homemade strawberry heart poptarts. Â How long has it been since you had a poptart?! Â Gosh, it’s been a long time for me! Â I LOVE them, but they obviously offer little more than preservatives, fat, sugar and other yucky stuff (well, and they taste amazing). Â Now, homemade poptarts would cut out the crappy chemicals while still preserving the sugary taste we all long for! Â While I wouldn’t call that exactly healthy, it’s much better than the store bought ones! Â AND they look so pretty and festive for Valentine’s day!