Friday Faves: Food Edition

1 Jul

Hello everyone!

Where in the world did this week go? Where did this month go for that matter? I can not believe it’s July already. This will be my last full month at home before moving away for college. I’ve been dreaming about this time for so long and now it’s right in front of me. GAHHHH!

So Fridays are of course always a celebration. And what better way to celebrate than with some Friday Faves! I’m loving a lot of things right now but this round is dedicated to all the foodie deliciousness I’ve been consuming lately. So Grab a fork and dig in! 🙂

1. Photogenic Breakfasts


egg white oatbran (1/2 cup oatbran, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 cup water) with fresh blackberries and Marantha peanut butter

2. New Nuttyness


Barney Butter crunchy (almond butter) and Marantha organic creamy peanut butter

The Barney Butter I’ve had before and adored, so needless to say I’m very happy to have it back in my life, even though that small container will only last me a few measly days. Good thing I went with my instincts and grabbed the Maranatha pb, too. I had not tried this one before and it is a creamy dream. Usually I NEED salt in my pb, but I didn’t even miss it with this one. New favorite pb! And that is one bold statement.

3. Fresh Summer Fruit


^ this x 1,000

Cantaloupe has got to be in the top three for my most favorite fruits of all time. It is SO GOOD. The only bad thing is when I go to cut one up to store in the fridge, I end up eating most of it in the process. Fail…Or Win?

4. All Things Stuffed


stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey, kidney beans, onions, tomato paste, salsa, italian seasonings


pizza stuffed portobello mushrooms with tomato paste, nutritional yeast, italian seasonings, onion, and kale (then topped with cottage cheese!)

Okay maybe not EVERYTHING stuffed, but peppers and portos are a-okay in my book. 😉

5. Coconutty Desserts


Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding with lots of shredded coconut and carob chips

Coconut makes me think of Summer time, beaches, pina coladas. Makes it very easy to *pretend* I’m on vacation while I eat it. Hey, If you can’t actually go on one, you gotta work with what you got. And I’ve got coconut.

What are your favorite Summer-time foods? It’s all about the fruits and veggies for me. Well, that and ice cream!

Plans for the holiday weekend? I’ve got my fingers crossed that I will score some good 4th sales. We shall see…

Have a great weekend!!!



27 Responses to “Friday Faves: Food Edition”

  1. keepnthefaith July 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh gosh I am LOVING summer fruit right now!! I mean I really cant get enough. I also am loving smoothies. Seriously they are so refreshing and perfect for this HOT HOT weather!! Happy 4th of July weekend :):)

  2. Katie July 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    I love strawberries right now! so yum and fresh!

    Love the new layout girl! Its beautiful!!!!

    Happy Weekend to you!!

    xoxo ❤

  3. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I definitely love all the summertime fruits! And smoothies! And grilled veggies! And nice refreshing salads! Oh, and definitely watermelon!

  4. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    P.S. If you or any of your readers are interested, I have a Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway on my blog:

  5. Amanda @ Running with Spoons July 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I’ve seriously been eating my weight in summer fruit lately – I just can’t get enough! Cantaloupe in particular, but strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and cherries as well. Oh I’ll miss these when fall rolls around.

  6. Cassie July 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I am all about fresh and crisp summer food–fruits and veggies. oh, and smoothies…tons, and tons of smoothies!

  7. allieksmith July 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Right now I’m loving summer in general… I love how it doesn’t get dark outside so early 🙂

  8. movesnmunchies July 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    i love how u stuffed the peppers ans shrrooooms!! i gotta do that1

  9. Alexandra July 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I’m crazy for berries in the summer, I can never get enough! 😛 Your photogenic breakfast not only looks delicious, but it’s making me want some blackberries reallyyyy bad haha!
    This weekend includes cooking out with the family and hopefully going to see some fireworks 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  10. Christy July 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Cantaloupe is so tasty.

    My favorite summer foods are fruit and ice cream. I have had ice cream every night this week.

  11. Jenny July 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    my favorite summer time foods are anything GRILLED! especially burgers and franks! (I know you can appreciate this ;)!!)

  12. Sarah - feeedingbrainandbody July 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    All these foods look fabulous! I love fresh summer fruits too my favorites are watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries! The chocolate chia pudding looks so yummy, I really want some right now, I think I know what I”ll be having for dessert tonight!

  13. jessgobananas July 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    I am exactly with you on favorite summer time foods: fruits and veggis and ice cream, of course! Love your blog!

  14. Jess July 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    I love all the fruits + veggies in the summer, too!! Plus lots of grilling–grilled chicken in the summer is fantastic!!

  15. Katherine July 2, 2011 at 5:06 am #


  16. Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I can’t seem to get enough of summer fruit right now! Entire pints of blueberries can’t seem to last the whole day in my house… whoops 🙂

  17. Allison's Delicious Life July 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Wow those stuffed peppers look incredible! I’m definitely bookmarking this 🙂

    My favorite summer time food is definitely fruit! I have been eating TONS of it everyday. Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries mixed with some shredded coconut on top of yogurt or cottage cheese is just perfect!

  18. Allison @ Allison's Delicious Life July 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm #


    Wow those stuffed peppers look incredible! I’m definitely bookmarking this 🙂

    My favorite summer time food is definitely fruit! I have been eating TONS of it everyday. Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries mixed with some shredded coconut on top of yogurt or cottage cheese is just perfect!

  19. lindsay July 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    i have yet to try barney butter and I’m dying too! i heard it amazing. Right?

    • Sweet Cheeks July 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      it is so so good!! The flavor is very roasted and deep. love it!

  20. Er July 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Yum, the stuffed peppers look awesome!

  21. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) July 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    SO drooling right now!! Everything looks so darn yummy!! Those nut butters look to DIE for, and stuffed mushrooms are my FAVE! 🙂 Summer foods= ice cream (soft serve!!) and fresh fruits. And chocolate cos that’s obviously an all-year-round food 😉

    Have an AMAZING 4th of July weekend girl!! 😀

  22. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    I’ve never tried Barney nut butters before… I need to check them out!

    Totally with you on the summer produce. Fruits and veggies are the best in the summer!

  23. Meg July 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    LOVING summa berries 🙂

    Bah I have to work on the 4th – cue pity party, haha!

    I hope you enjoy your beautiful weekend, beautiful lady!

  24. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I LOVE stuffed veggies! I have never stuffed portabella caps but that is SUCH a great idea! I am for sure doing that THIS week! Thanks for the idea Kristi!

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