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Friday Favorites: My Lake Vacation, Summer Treats, and a Made to Glow Reader Review

Hi, friends. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post because I was on vacation! I’ll share more about it below. I’m also loving these summery recipes, cool new health findings, and helpful tips for feeling your best. Take a look and let me know what you think. Happy Friday!

Friday Favorites from Made to Glow

After a 12-hour drive, it felt amazing to get on the lake!

My husband and I drove down to South Carolina with our puppy, Kaya, for the 4th of July. We met my family at Lake Keowee for a week of fun in the sun. It was absolute heaven! Sleeping late, long walks, tennis, manicures, sunset boat rides, and laying in the sun. Being with my family + relaxing in the sun = 2 of my favorite things! I wish we had gotten more family pics, but here are some highlights from the week. Click on the picture to see a description.

 

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Recipe Love:

The Ultimate Dairy-free Banana Split from Peachy Palate - Oh my word. Just go make it.

Garlicky Kale Salad from Eating Bird Food – If you’re a fan of the Garlic Kale salad at the Whole Foods Market salad bar, you’ve got to try this one!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudge Bars from Chocolate Covered Katie – Yes, please!

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Detoxinista - A healthy twist on a classic. I used to do a similar recipe – I’ll need to share it with you guys soon!

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie and Carrot Cake Smoothie from FemFusion Fitness – Two awesome, good-for-you smoothies. ‘nuf said.

How-to: Acai Bowls from Healthy.Happy.Life – Curious about Acai? Check out Kathy’s tips for the best acai bowls.

Frozen Pudding Pops from A Minneapolis Homestead – My sister-in-law, Lauren, told me about these and look de-lish. Now I’m on the hunt for some eco-friendly popsicle molds. Checking my local Marshall’s asap!

 

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Glow On:

Ugh, this is a tough one if you work in an office… see what I did to try to keep from sitting the entire day. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine recently shared this one on their Facebook page – check it out: ‘Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day – and what you can do about it‘ by Hannah Newman.  

It may seem ‘woo-woo’, but it works. Hugs for the win! How to Boost Your Mood in 20 Seconds or Less by Gabrielle Bernstein.

This is the best, down-to-earth, real-talk guide to getting enough iron that I’ve seen recently. Check out this handy chart from Kris Carr. 

Doing some home improvement? Check out these tips from Healthy Child Healthy World for keeping your family safe while giving your home a makeover. 

 

A Made to Glow Reader Review:

After a vacation full of happily indulging on delicious food and drink last week, I’m inspired by MTG reader, Rachel, to get back on track. Love that she sent me her review and pics of her Weekend Reboot 2-Day real food reset. Here’s what she had to say:

“Thanks to you Rachel’s Reboot was a success! For three days I ate only homemade meals that were gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free and it was all still delicious! It was also fun to make. Thank you so much for your inspiration and being an inspiration!!!”

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Rachel’s meals look awesome – full of gorgeous, vibrant real food to make you glow. Thank YOU for inspiring us, Rachel! Click here to do your own short and sweet reboot. It’s a super simple, real food plan that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free with vegan and pale options. 2 days to help you reset and reboot. See how my first Weekend Reboot went!

 

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Lastly, here’s a Made to Eat tip from the week. Have you ever seen Sandra Lee’s “Semi-Homemade” cooking show where she makes quick meals by using prepared foods as a base of her meal? Well, that woman is onto something. 

Here’s a fast summer meal made in five minutes by combining mixed greens with Tessemae’s Lemonette dressing, adding a pre-made bean salad (I love Trader Joe’s or Asmar’s Mediterranean Chickpea Salads), and topping with goat chèvre (omit if needed) and chopped herbs. Add some guacamole, crackers, and fruit on the side for an easy, light gluten-free meal for when you don’t feel like cooking.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Comments

  1. Such great links — thanks for sharing ALL of them! I love your holistic approach to health: mind, body, and spirit.

    PS – super scary about the dangers of sitting all day long, right???!

  2. LaurenKM says:

    Hey Al! Thanks for the shout out! These pops are going on my all-the-time list, I’m finishing one as I type this!

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