Top 3 Friday 8/5/16 

August 5, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys! Happy Friday- we made it!!  Linking up with Kate today for this post. Let’s get started!

Top 3 eats 

This lunch! -> snap peas with hummus, brussel sprouts, popcorner chips, and an Ezeikel tortilla with pesto + feta + pumpkin seeds + zucchini. SO GOOD! 

This nighttime snack -> vanilla coconut milk yogurt, raisins, chia seeds, and a chocolate zucchini muffin 

This lunch -> carrots, pineapple, and a whole wheat bagel with Nut Butter Nation brown sugar cinnamon peanut butter, jelly, and cinnamon sprinkled on top!

Top 3 Highs 

  1. Having the day off to myself Monday. Coming back from the retreat I was pretty tired, so not having any obligations Monday felt so so nice. 🙂
  2. Seeing friends Wednesday night. I saw my two best friends Wednesday and it was good to catch up!
  3. Not having to work Friday or Saturday this week- I really lucked out!!

Top 3 Lows 

  1. The fact that it’s already August. The thought of returning to school work is a bit daunting to me.
  2. More time- I feel like I always say this, but I just wish I had more time to take care of some loose ends and errands.
  3. I don’t have a third one!

Top 3 Instagrams 

Megan’s socks are always the cutest things everrr!

This company is so cute!! I want one of their shirts 🙂

Watermelon should have a whole week dedicated to itself… who agrees with me?!

Top 3 Favorite podcasts

I listen to a lot of podcasts, so I thought I’d switch up this top 3 with ya and share which ones I love!

  1. Nutrition matters -> this podcast by Paige is amazing. She is an RD who promotes body love and food freedom!
  2. Happiness Hour -> This podcast dives deep into disordered eating issues, body image, and self-esteem issues. It really works on making you the happiest you possible!
  3. Maddy Moon -> Maddy Moon is the first podcast I started listening to. I admire this girl and all that she stands for. She is a huge inspiration to me!

Now tell me: 

Best thing you ate all week? 

What is one high from your week?

Happy Friday babes!! Have a blessed day <3

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  • Reply Allie @ Miss Allie's Kitchen August 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Ohhhh best thing I ate…totally this new baked oatmeal I made! A high will be making it to the gym every day this week! Sometimes that gets tough!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 3:02 am

      oooh baked oatmeal is something I want to try!! I’m always seeing such great recipes 🙂

  • Reply kat August 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Im so sad that I missed national watermelon day! Why on earth is it in August though? lol
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 3:01 am

      lol right?! ah whatever- summertime= all the watermelon for me anyways 😀

  • Reply Michelle August 5, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    All of your top foods this week look so good! I missed national watermelon day! I’ll just have to eat a lot of it today to make up for it 😉 Have a great weekend!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 3:01 am

      haha yes girl- it should be national watermelon day every day during the summer anyways 🙂

  • Reply Emily August 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    National Watermelon Day is good! I didn’t have any on that day though. :'( And I love that Happiness Hour podcast. I need to check out the other two. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:58 am

      I really think you would love them Em! They are right up your alley in what they preach 🙂

  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job August 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Ooh I like this format bc it’s not the regular list of favorites from people. Also, I want all that food from the top.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Thank you Erin!! And right- all my eats this week were ahmazinggg

  • Reply Kate August 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I’ve been loving Nutrition Matters podcast too!
    Your lunches make me crave at home lunches alone. I love all the component of your meals. Such a treat to the taste buds.
    Also, that is amazing you got both days off this weekend! A real score! Enjoy it all!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Paige is great!! Ah it was a score. I definitely enjoyed it and am so grateful to have had both Friday and Saturday off 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply sarah August 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Yay for days off! My biggest high for the week is coming tomorrow when board our cruise!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Ah so exciting about your cruise!! Can’t wait to read all about it girl!

  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe August 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I really need to make some chocolate zucchini bread and muffins. It has been far too long! Best part o fmy week, was coming to grips (through pain) with what I feel is my ultimate mission. Here we go!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:56 am

      I actually bought them from whole foods bc I’m too lazy to bake lol. Still great nonetheless! I hope you enjoyed your weekend girl!!

  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules August 5, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Woo I hope you enjoy these free days from work this weekend! Such a gift!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:55 am

      I did enjoy them. I got to see some friends which was nice 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot August 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Ah, nothing quite like a monday off is there!? I can understand the sadness of the upcoming school year. Although I work now, seeing the warm days and nice weather fade away is super depressing for me!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:55 am

      seeing the warm weather fade is sad, even sadder when it starts to get dark out so early too :[

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law August 6, 2016 at 1:16 am

    The end of summer is always a struggle! Hopefully you’ll return to school feeling refreshed and ready though!

    The best thing I ate this week.. hmm! Probably a warm potato salad for dinner last night!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:54 am

      ooh potato salad sounds great!! And thank you Kristy, I think I will feel refreshed upon returning! xoxo

  • Reply Cora August 6, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Girl, your LUNCHES. Those combinations are ammmazing. Feta, pesto and pumpkin seeds? Brilliant. And what is this brown sugar cinnamon peanut butter magic that I must find? Geeeeez.
    I hear you on the low of it already being August. The thought of needing to be done all my school and prep work for the fall in the next few weeks is absolutely treacherous. Right when you want to be doing anything BUT work is right at the end of summer when you know you don’t have much time left. Ugh. Keep taking those days off!! And have a lovely weekend love.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:53 am

      The peanut butter is from the brand Nut butter nation, so good 🙂 Ah it really is treacherous Cora… I can’t believe it is almost time for classes! I hope you had a lovely weekend friend!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It August 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Omg that evening snack looks soooo good!! LOVE So Delicious brand! I hate that it’s August already too, like where did the time go?! Ughh, so much to do, so little time left. But I am soooo excited to see you tomorrow!! <3 The best thing I ate this week was swordfish from Antico Forno in the North End and a cannoli from Mike's. OMG. YES.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:52 am

      so delicious is SO good! even though we already talked about this in person… YES to mike’s and any restaurant in the north end!! Love you!

  • Reply Caroline August 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Best thing I ate all week was probably some homemade, fresh out of the oven bread! I feel the not being quite ready and wishing for more time. I’m going back to school in a little over a week and I have so much that I still want to do before heading back. I figure that if it’s really important, I’ll get it done! Enjoy your weekend girly! xoxo

    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:51 am

      homemade bread is SO good 🙂 And that is a good mindset to have- that will definitely help me over the next few weeks of business with school coming up! xoxo

  • Reply Melanie August 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Okay I had no idea brown sugar cinnamon pb existed!! YUM 😀 I love podcasts so I will definitely have to check those out. I know you’re a Psychology major so you should check out the TED Radio Hour podcast if you haven’t already! Really interesting topics. Best thing I ate all week was rocky road ice cream hehe and my high was going to yoga class this morning! Have a great weekend Alyssa!

    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:50 am

      it’s from the brand Nut Butter Nation!! So good. Oooh thank you for the recc. I am definitely going to check that out! And yay for yoga 🙂 Always so nice! Hope you had a lovely weekend girl!

  • Reply Ellie August 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    You know I love my podcasts so I’ll have to check the Nutrition Matters one out. The best thing I ate this week was cheesy black beans using a recipe from Oh She Glows. It was quite divine! I had Saturday off too. Isn’t having an actual weekend day off grand?
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    • Reply Alyssa August 8, 2016 at 2:49 am

      oh she glows has such great recipes!! Ah it is so nice having a day off during the weekend- glad you had that day too Ellie!!

  • Reply Megan August 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    That coconut yogurt looks so good! I didn’t even realize So Delicious made yogurt… clearly very behind haha. Also checking out that happiness hour podcast! You know I’m obsessed 😉
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