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Friday Faves

Hi! Welcome back to another installment of Friday Faves. I hope you all are enjoying them. I’m working on a little graphic to go with these posts but I’m new at this so be patient. 🙂

83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions from Greatist: We’ve all heard of different ways we can make our recipes healthier. We can substitute whole wheat flour for white flour, unsweetened applesauce for oil and butter, plain greek yogurt for sour cream or mayo, just to name a few. Greatist compiled a HUGE (83 to be exact) list of substituitions to make your dishes healthier. Check them out. You may be surprised at what you find!

Urban Jogging May Be Making You Dumber from MSNBC: I found this post this morning on Savannah Running’s facebook page. It talks about how the pollutants in the air can slow down reaction time, and offers other places to run. It’s definitely interesting and worth a read.

Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Bars from Lean Green Bean: Holy cookie bar! Lindsay is quickly turning into my new BFF! She also shares fabulous recipes, workouts, and tips. Today is no different. I don’t even have to make these (but I’m totally going to) to know these are delicious! They look delicious! I want one NOW! Lindsay took a classic Betty Crocker recipe and substitued a few not-so-healthy ingredients for some much healthier ingredients. I’m not promising you eating more than one is within your calorie limit but I think a little splurge now and then is perfectly acceptable. And I now what I’m splurging on.

How To Create a Healthy Meal/Snack from Fitness Perks: Annette is here to share some great tips on how to build a completely healthy snack/meal. She almost explains in a step-by-step process that is great!

How To Juice Using A Food Processor from Food, Fitness and Family: Madeline recently talked about she was using her food processor to create her own juices. After reading her post, I kept wondering how she did it. And then it was as if she read my mind. The next day was this post explaining how she did it. This is fabulous for those that don’t have a juicer or the money to shell out for one right now. Definitely check this out!
fitness, Friday Faves, nutrition

Friday Faves

Welcome back to second installment of Friday Faves!

Race Preparation Tips from The Happy Runner: Felice has run a lot of races, and I mean A LOT! She shares her Top 8 tips for race preparation that work for her. I will absolutely be keeping these in mind for my next race.

15 Ways To Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries from Sparkpeople: Who doesn’t like saving money? I know I do, and grocery shopping is one of those necessities that can add up. Sparkpeople shares 15 great ways to help you save money grocery shopping without using coupons and still buying the healthy stuff.

Best Body Bootcamp Registration Round 4 from Best Body Fitness: The new year is right around the corner and with that comes new resolutions and goals. If becoming healthier is on that list, you should definitely check out Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. You know what? Even if it’s not on your list, you should check it out. Best Body Bootcamp is an 8 week program to help you improve your lifestyle. Along the way, you get support from Tina, fellow bootcampers and can even win prizes!!! I did Round 2 and will be signing up shortly for Round 4! Hope to see you there!

Is It Safe To Exercise In The Cold? from Greatist: Summer is over (FINALLY!) and winter is {almost} here. The weather is getting colder (unless you live in Savannah, like me where it’s been in the 70’s all week) and many people may be wondering just how safe it it to workout in cold. Greatist is here to share some fabulous tips for exercising in cold (and by cold, I mean colder than Savannah, not 50 degrees) weather. 

Banana Bread Cupcakes from Jessie Loves To Run: We all need a little sweetness in our life and who better to share a sweet recipe than AMAZING (and amazingly sweet) Jessie. Jessie is one of my favorite bloggers. She has been a huge supporter of me along the way. You often find her sharing her smoothie creations, which are always great, sharing her own experiences and knowledge, as well as her gratitude for everyone, and everything, she has in her life. But today she shares a superb recipe for some delicious-looking cupcakes. You should definitely check them out!

Does Social Media Mean Better Running? from Runner’s World: Social media has changed our lives in so many ways. Just one aspect it has changed our lives? Fitness. And in particular, running. In this article Runner’s World talks about running through social media and how it can help, or hurt, depending on how you look at it, our running. What do you think? Does it help us?

13 Smart Ways To Boost Workout Intensity from Greatist: Greatist makes the list for 2nd time this week with another fabulous post! This post talks about ways to increase calorie burn and have an overall more effective workout. Check it out! Maybe there’s a tip in there you hadn’t thought of