Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Favorites: New Recipes

I don't know about any of you, but this week was super taxing. I am exhausted today! Last weekend I tried some new recipes that I found on a couple of blogs that I follow. They are pretty good so I thought that I would share them with you.

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Dip:
I really enjoy reading Katherine's blog "Neon Blonde Runner". She always is eating the yummiest looking food and taking the funnest trips. Plus she has a slight sparkle obsession like me AND she is an amazing runner who will be at Boston this April. Her instagram photos are always some of my favorites too.

When Katherine posted this recipe for Greek Yogurt Funfetti Dip I knew that it had to be good. Truthfully, it is absolutely amazing and you need to make it this weekend. It is great for dipping strawberries, pretzels, plain rice cakes, or graham crackers. Trust me, just make the dip. You won't be disappointed!


Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars:
I am sure that a lot of you follow Lindsay's blog at "The Lean Green Bean". She completing her internship to become a RD and posts amazing recipes weekly. I don't know how she cooks everything that she does, but everything is always well balanced, healthy, and looks delicious. She is also the founder of the ever popular "Foodie Pen Pal" program. Not to mention she is a runner and a crossfitter too!

This is the perfect snack and is really easy to prep. From start to finish these bars took me less than 10 minutes to prep. I used 3 small containers of vanilla Greek yogurt, almond slices, vanilla almond crunch granola, bananas, and fresh strawberries in my bars. After I prepped the bars, I let them sit in the freezer over night before I cut them into bars.

Usually when I get home I hungry for a snack before I workout. 9 times out of 10 I will eat too much and then have to wait an hour before I can run. These bars are the perfect afternoon snack for me. Since they are frozen I can also bring a bar with me to work for my morning snack. Next time I make these bars, I will add more granola for some extra crunch.

Questions for you:
What are some of your favorite recipes that you have found on a blog?
Any else completely taxed out like me?
Fun weekend plans for anyone????

--Tasha

34 comments:

  1. Ryan loves all things Funfetti and I love trail mix- just might have to try both these recipes!

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    1. You do need to make both. They are both worth it!

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  2. I love anything where I can pack protein into a tiny package and make them for the week! Candyfit.net posted a great recipe today too, and she's adorbs ;)

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    1. I will need to check out the recipe on candyfit.net. I am always looking for new things to try.

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  3. Sounds yummy!!! No big weekend plans... though we do have our first ever vet appointment for our dog!!!

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    1. How did Sadie's appointment go? The first vet trip is always fun. :-)

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  4. I'm not a big recipe person but I have found this recipe for black bean crock pot chili that I go to every once and awhile. Otherwise, I rarely use recipes. happy Weekend! I have a very long run that I'm looking forward to!

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    1. I love making crock pot chili!!! I actually love any recipe that I can throw into my crock pot. Makes me life a gazillion times easier.

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  5. Love both these ladies and their recipes! Another great one for recipes is MommyRunFast. Check her out!

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    1. I love Laura's blog- she does post some good recipes!

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  6. I totally want to try that funfetti dip :)

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  7. These recipes look delicious - thanks for sharing! The Funfetti dip sounds similar to the marshmellow/sour cream dip I make for parties (have you made that one before) - but much healthier. Yum.

    I had a busy week so I'm feeling pretty tired - going to rest up. You should too :)

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    1. A marshmellow/sour cream dip sounds pretty yummy too! I haven't made it before, but I think that I have had something similar at a party before.

      I think I feel a lot rested heading into the crazy week ahead. I hope that you got some good rest over the weekend too!

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  8. Can't say I have any fav recipes
    Yes this week has been very taxing - started with the flu for me - booh!
    And yes on the weekend plans, going snowshoeing tomorrow and spending the day with my honey!

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    1. I am sorry you got the flu! I am still hoping I don't get it. I swear I am the only person to not get sick this year. I am hoping that my immune system can hold out for me!

      We were going to go snowshoeing again, but my hubby worked on Saturday morning and then we had stuff to do at our rental before the Super Bowl today. Oh well! Maybe we will make it next weekend.

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  9. Tasha!! Hey friend, thanks for the shout-out :) Yeah I'm going to make some more funfetti dip this weekend to bring to my friend's super bowl party. Can't wait...and I'll probably hog most of it haha.

    WOW I'm going to also go make those frozen yogurt trail mix bars, those really sound delicious too!!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. If I had a Super Bowl party to attend I totally would have made the funfetti dip. I also probably would have eaten 75% by the time the party started. That dip is the bomb!

      The trail mix bars are great snacks. I hope that you like them as much as me!

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  10. I am way too brain dead for good recipe ideas...it has been a beastly week! After a good sleep tonight, I'll be back in the game! Happy weekend! :)

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    1. It was a beastly week for me too! I hope that you had a good weekend. I am still not sure if I am ready to tackle Monday or not....

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  11. I love the sound of those frozen yoghurt bars! What a fun idea, and a great snack :)

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    1. They are a great snack! You would love them!

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    1. Presley you would be all over that dip! I know that you would love it!

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  13. I have made the funfetti dip and it's SO good! It was on our menu for the Super Bowl but switched to mini apple pies. :)

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    1. Mini apple pies? Those sound good too! Didn't you make homemade bread too? You are amazing!

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  14. All of the delicious recipes I have found lately are all pinned in a Pinterest board of mine!! I realized PINTEREST is the BEST PLACE to put them!! So easy to access and I don't have to clog up my BOOKMARKS on my computer anymore! :D

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    1. I use pinterest too! I actually have a board of recipes that I want to make and a board of recipes that I have made that I loved. One of my favorite pinterest recipes was nutella banana bread. It was to die for!

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  15. both of those sound great! i'm making a skinny version of buffalo chicken dip tonight for the super bowl-hoping it doesn't taste like crap! i need to find time to make more things like those bars!

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    1. Buffalo chicken dip sounds good too! I think that you can make pretty much anything with less calories and still have it taste just as good.

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  16. I saw this on Katherine's blog, too- need to try it!! I'm craving sweet things like crazy again lately, and trying to substitute healthier options as much as I can. :)

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    1. I need to try some of your recipes too Laura! Everything you post looks so good. I wished that I had more time to cook. :/

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  17. This week kicked my booty! This next one isn't looking much better, but I'm just trying to take it one day at a time.

    I have a lot of favorite recipes (too many to name !) and a lot I still want to try! For me, getting in the kitchen sometimes helps me detress. ;)

    Hope this next week is better for you!

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    1. I hope that you got some rest so that hopefully this week doesn't kick your booty too. I am still undecided on if I feel ready to tackle Monday or not. I might need to take a sleepy pill tonight. :)

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