Gifts Galore!

Happy Friday! Even though this weather has been crappy I’m kicking off my morning in good spirits. I woke up at 5:15 to hit a spin class at my gym. There is nothing better than the feeling of having your workout DONE by 7 a.m.

This week I’ve received LOTS of goodies ๐Ÿ™‚

1.) I have the BEST boyfriend in the world… Remember how I was upset that my ice cream maker broke?? Well “Spring Santa” dropped one off for me!!

This time there’s a warranty in case I bust it! Thanks “Spring Santa” ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve already been dreaming of what ice cream to make. I think I’ll start with a cookies and cream? Thoughts??

2. The Mom I nanny for brought me home the movie Tangled! She bought one for me and one for the girls so I could add it to my Disney collection. Did you know that I’m a princess?? It’s true.

Yep, that just happened.

3. I have a lot of upcoming weddings, showers, rehearsals and bachelorette parties to attend so I bought a new pair of Badgely Mischka pumps and an Alexia Admor dress that were on sale at Nordstrom!

4. I’ve also gifted myself something that I’ve been wanting but didn’t have time to make so I took the lazy route.

Light Box!! Hopefully I wont have shadows on my food anymore.

Side note: I’ve been working my butt off (not literally, unfortunately) on Bridal Shower things and it has officially taken over my living room. It’s a mini Michaels up in here.

Just a few things left to do for Sunday… I can’t wait to show you pictures!

Yesterday I made my new favorite breakfast, Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding!

In the winter I really enjoy pancakes, oatmeal and waffles (basically anything warm). But once the weather starts heating up I crave a cold breakfast! This is also EXTREMELY good for you. Energy, protein and antioxidant packed, this breakfast can also help subside your cravings for sweets. But, I don’t need that – right?

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Soy milk
  • 12 drops of NuNaturals Stevia Vanilla Liquid
  • 1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Baking Powder with Fiber

Directions

  • Add everything to a bowl and mix well
  • Leave out for 20 minutes or until Chia seeds soak up liquid.
  • Add more liquid if desired (I always do)
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate over night for an amazing breakfast!

Better than j.e.l.l.O(hhhhh)

Dinner was a quick stir fry. Every veggie in my crisper w/ shrimp. Only 8 minutes to prepare. Not 5, Not 10 – But 8

I think Asian meals are my favorite.

I had to have dessert – I went 3 days without it! (Golf Clap)

But to be honest – This doesn’t even count as a dessert in my book. There were 3 ingredients. 1. Frozen Banana. 2. Vega Vanilla Protein Powder 3. Splash of Soy Milk

I really enjoy the Vega Vanilla Protein Powder in my “ice cream” because it gives it a cake batter taste!

Speaking of cake batter I will be knee-deep in dessert land this weekend… Prepare yourself for major recipes next week aka Get to the gym this weekend so you can eat at least one of the 9 things I’m making.

Dessert Land – Where the grass is always green.

I almost forgot it was Favorite Friday!!! Since we are on the topic of desserts I will share my favorite dessert websites. Enjoy!

Cake Wrecks

Food Gawker

Food Porn Daily

Bakerella

Joy of Baking

Don’t those make you want to go and bake something?? If you can’t decide on something there’s always my S’mores Cookies, Twix Blondies or Butterfinger stuffed white & milk chocolate chip cookies!

PS: I have Fashion Fitness Foodie has it’s own facebook page now! Click here to like it ๐Ÿ™‚

QUESTIONS: Are you more of a sweet or salty person? Do you prefer AM or PM workouts??

 

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42 Comments to “Gifts Galore!”

  1. That dress and those shoes are AWESOME! Love them!

    How nice of the mom to bring you Tangled too! And an ice cream maker?!!? That is a great day!

  2. What a sweet man to buy you a new ice cream maker!! I think I am going to be getting one soon ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have 3 weddings this june and am going dress shopping on saturday!! Im so so excited!!

  3. Hopefully we can swap ice cream recipes now that I finally have one too! What a sweet boyfriend and AMAZING shoes. I’m a size 9, feel free to share ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Yay for the new ice cream maker! I can’t wait to see some of your recipes. We’ve got one, but it hasn’t been loved nearly enough!

    Tangled is such a super cute movie! I’m definitely going to pick it up!

    And a light box? You’ve got tons of fun, new things! Lucky girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So glad Santa brought you a new ice cream maker!! I’ve been abusing my boyfriend’s machine so if his broke I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. I say definitely go for the cookies & cream so I can try your recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I am a sweets girl all the way. Pass me the pb please ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. LOVE. THE. SHOES.

    Since we wear the same size, I fully expect to borrow them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hmm, I’d say I’m an equal opportunity sweet-salt person.

  7. so i know nothing about food blogging. When i first saw the light box i was like “she’s going to bring that to restaurants?!?” but then i realized it’s probably for at home use… right? p.s. this happens EVERY TIME I try to bake… i either burn it or it comes out to gooey in the middle. I tried to make 50 brownies for my class last night, ruined the first batch bc it stuck to the bottom of the pan (i forgot to coat it) and the second batch cooked fast on the outside then was gooey in the middle. I had to nix the idea and just bring DD Munchkins instead…. any tips for knowing when things are done?! I try to the fork thing but i feel like no matter what it always comes out clean. (I also have one reading on my oven and two oven thermometers and all three are about 25degrees different)

    • Hey Ali!!
      Yes, I will be using it at home! It helps take pictures so there wont be a shadow and things will look appetizing without a weird tint.
      If your baking is always burning you probably need to go about 25-50 degrees less than what the recipe calls for and check it 5 minutes prior to the recommended time. I always go about 5 minutes less. Usually when its brown around the edges and you can touch the middle and its not hard but almost there I take it out. It will continue to cook in the pan (cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Only let them cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before you remove them. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚ Also if you are making a low fat recipe things usually need more time!

  8. I have been wanting to make chia seed pudding – perfect timing on posting the recipe. Enjoy your Friday, friend!!

  9. That dress is SO pretty! And I am loving the new ice cream maker! Can’t wait to see all that you make with it!! And that chia seed pudding looks DELICIOUS ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh Bagdely…you are a superstar when it comes to shoes. I believe they are better than any brand out there, including the overrated Jimmy Choos! Gorgeous choice!!

    Ice cream maker? I am so impressed that you can make ice cream when I can barely get to the store to BUY it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lovely weekend!!

  11. I absolutely LOVED the movie Tangled.

    All your talk of desserts has made me so hungry.

  12. Awesome shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’m glad the bf got you a new ice cream maker, how sweet! Enjoy the weekend, yay for Friday!

  13. I definitely love my sweets! So cute that the bf got you an ice cream maker! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tangled was adorable. I seriously really liked that movie a lot! I totally need a light box, I always get shadows on my food!

  14. Love the shoes and dress — how awesome is Badgley Mischka this season? ๐Ÿ™‚ Also power to you for working out so early – I can’t wait until it’s light enough to run in the morning!

  15. Yay for your new ice cream maker! It’s been so warm here that I want to try making my own ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Yum, I really wanna try this chia pudding. You’re gonna love Tangled, it’s SO cute! My friend & I even got our boyfriends to watch it with us. I love that dress!

  17. I am not going to lie, I totally saw Tangled at the theatre and am not ashamed to say it was awesome. And geez, I want a spring santa!

  18. ooh yay for a light box I love mine I just need to use it more often I get way too lazy! enjoy your ice cream maker I have been using mine a lot lately making coconut ice cream yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. YAY For the ice cream maker!!! Well, and for the light box. I’m obsessed with mine! haha

  20. your breakfast looks awesome!!!!! i love that! so creative
    GIRL you are soo stylish! i love how fashionable you are! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. cool!!
    i want a light box!
    mmmmm i wanna get some chia seeds.

  22. gosh, I’m jealous of Spring Santa. I WANT ONE! ๐Ÿ™‚

    …and those shoes.

  23. Love the shoes and dress!! So pretty!!

    We bought Tangled on DVD last night! I am excited to watch it, it looks so cute!

    Ice Cream Maker, yay! U have a good man ; )

    xoxo

  24. That chocolate chia seed pudding looks delicious! I never thought of making pudding with chia seeds! Great idea!
    As for your QOD – I am a major sweet tooth! I love all things sweet and sugary!

  25. Oh yum I am def making that chia seed pudding!!

    AM workouts are my thing, and im pretty sure I have the biggest sweet tooth ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I am a total salt person! I really do not get into sweets much. Love all your pictures; too cute!

  27. oh how awesome i totally need to make myself a light box!!! that’s on my to do list for may!!! and i am more of an am work person. there is something about just getting it done and over with when everyone is still sleeping that makes the morning so much more enjoyable!

  28. JEALOUSY!!!
    Ice cream maker…amazing.
    Tangled…darling.
    Those shoes…FABULOUS.

    I love when I get my workout done early! It is such a great way to start the day! You are darling in all those pics!!

  29. Without a doubt, sweets. In fact, I want to dive right into that dessert land. Yum!
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

  30. omg, Spring Santa!!! I need one of those! : ) What a sweet guy!

  31. I’ve been lusting over ice cream machines lately! It would be perfect for summer! And now I’m lusting after those shoes too – adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Way to get up and workout–IMPRESSIVE!!

  33. Can you please send Spring Santa my way? I’d like an ice cream maker too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your chocolate chia pudding looks awesome! I’m probably the only blogger who hasn’t tried chia seeds, but I think you’ve just won me over. Yum.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress and shoes!! Truly fit for a princess. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh, p.s. When are we going to make that get-together happen?!

  34. OMG- those are my wedding shoes!!! I got them in cream though…and I wish I had waited for them to go on sale- I bought them pretty much right after we got engaged…can you tell I was a little ‘shoe happy?’ lol! But they are super cute & really not that bad to walk in! ๐Ÿ™‚

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