Happy Fridayyy!! Piper is napping (thank the heavens, amirite?) and I'm scrambling to get things in order before the little tornado wakes up again. I love her so much, but man am I ready for weekend because this preggo lady needs one big nap.
I haven't done a "favourite" post thing in a bit, so here are some things I am loving as of late. Happy weekend! Here's to hoping we all get a nap at some point!
I mentioned this on my Instagram HERE, but next week (starting on Monday) I'm doing a little week-of-workouts for whoever wants to join in! I created 5 different workouts for the week (a lower body, 2 full bodys, an upper body, and a core/glute workout) that are easy to follow, and are can be done at home! I made two, a regular one, and one that is suitable for pregnant/newly postpartum women. I thought it would be a fun way to do something different, get in some good workouts, and have some accountability!
Like I said, we'll all start it on Monday (July 31st) and you can get the workouts for $8 HERE (under workout challenge)!
CAST IRON SKILLET
Okay, I'm a little late to the game here...but I bought a cast iron skillet on Amazon this week and I am OBSESSED!! I've been making frittatas and healthy desserts with it non-stop. I've been slowly trying to get a little more non-toxic with my products and supplies, and this is such a simple transition. I can't wait to share some of the recipes I've been using!
IDEALRAW PROTEIN POWDER
Snapchat (username: goodfortheswole) has heard me talk about IdealRaw a hundred times already (err, sorry 'bout that), but I'm a huge fan of this protein! Since getting pregnant with Piper, I started paying more attention to exactly WHAT I was putting into my body. I don't think protein powder is essential for a healthy diet, but for a busy new mum like me, it's a life saver and it's so convenient. The problem I found with most protein powders is that they a) are super "clean", but taste absolutely rancid or b) are PACKED with tons of artificial sweeteners. I was previously using protein powder that, while I liked the ingredients, I didn't love the taste.
I looked into IdealRaw, and I really like the ingredients (everything is organic and it's sweetened with a little stevia which, while I try to stay away from added sweeteners, I don't mind a little stevia here and there). It's also tastes goooood!
Anyway, this is the protein I've been taking throughout this pregnancy, and I LOVE it! The chocolate peanut butter protein is my favourite, closely followed by vanilla and chocolate. I also love the superfood blend! You can use "SWOLE" for 10% any product on their website (even during sales).
CHICKEN WILD RICE SOUP
I've been eating this on repeat this week because Jordan has been super sick, and hasn't wanted anything for dinner, which means I don't feel the need to make dinner from scratch errnight. Piper and I have been DIGGING this soup! I got the recipe off Pinterest, HERE (I didn't add in the butter and I added green beans too), and it's a crockpot so #easy! Plus I love knowing we're getting in all the goods with one dish!