Friday’s Food and Fitness: The Blogger Edition- Part 1

Hi friends!  Hope you aren’t suffering from a sugar hangover after yesterday’s festivities!  I indulged in moderation. 😉  Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday’s Food and Fitness.  This week we have The Blogger Edition: Part 1!  This week I am featuring recipes from various bloggers whom I’ve followed and love.  Because there are so many and because when the Hubs is away for work I eat only about three meals a week (because I eat leftovers the other nights), I split this feature up into two weeks.  To be clear, there is no particular order and I love all the food bloggers equally.  That being said, please enjoy my selection of recipes from these wonderful women! 

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi from Iowa Girl Eats

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

I’ve recreated her recipes before but Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats knows her stuff so I had to share another one.  She does a great job embracing seasonal ingredients and this recipe was no exception.  It sounds difficult but I can assure you that it’s not as hard as it may seem.  I do, however, recommend this for a weekend meal as the prep takes some time (although there is a lot of hands off time).  The garlic, sage and butter sauce is to die for and adds the perfect light compliment to the rich butternut squash flavor.  I give this one four yums!

Chinese Chicken and Bok Choy Plus Sriracha Broccoli from Food (And Other Things)

Broccoli and Bok Choy

Tara pretty much defines the word foodie.  Her San Francisco based eats are amazing as are her recipes.  This one was particularly delicious and I loved the spiciness of the broccoli (I admit that some Sriracha may have made it to my chicken).  I can’t recommend these recipes enough!

Caprese Pasta from Foodie Loves Fitness

Caprese pasta

Nicole is awesome!  She loves wine, she loves cheese, she loves fitness and she loves food.  All of my favorite things.  So it would make sense that she also loves the impeccable combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella.  Of course, what could be better than eating this combo on pasta?  Nothing, that’s what.  Amazing!

And there you have it folks!  A few of my favorite recipes from my favorite bloggers.  Make sure you check back next Friday for Part 2.  I’ve already got the recipes planned out and they are sure to blow you away! 🙂


On Tuesday I revealed to you my super secret Just Dance project, which was so much fun I forgot I was even working out!  I have another super secret project that I will reveal to you next week, so I guess you’ll have to come back for that as well!

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a few screen shots of the new Physique 57 Online Workout I tried this week.  It’s 30 minutes of non-stop arms, legs, booty and abs.  You know I love P57, so I obviously loved this workout too!  It’s only $5 for a 48 hour rental.

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Readers, any fun food or fitness this week?  Who are some of your favorite foodie bloggers?  Plans for the weekend?   


  1. Can’t wait for this super secret project!
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  2. Tara actually defines foodie…I think I scared her away with my obsession with her blog!
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  3. $5 for 2 days?! That is pretty awesome. I’m not even a pasta person but man that food looked SO good! Looking forward to your new project 🙂 The just dance one was so cool! 🙂
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  4. This is such a great post!! So nice to try other stuff from bloggers! Fun 🙂 Also, glad to hear you indulged in moderation!! Def the way to do it:)
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  5. MMMMM that food looks delish! I haven’t tried the Iowa website yet for recipes. I normally run over to Gina at SkinnyTaste, so I may have to look into this!
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  6. That all looks so good! One of my favorites is, How Sweet Eats, she’s unreal! Can’t wait to hear more about the project. TGIF!!
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  7. So much goodness here! I think I’m going to try the gnocchi first since the Italian in me is dying for it!! I also got my “Just Dance” in the mail yesterday so that’s on tap for some fun tonight!!
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  8. Awww thanks so much for including me! I think that you’re awesome too 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!!
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  9. The butternut squash picture looks delish dear! You’re always sharing with us new fitness options, thanks!
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  10. Absolutely! I love talking about my passion for trying new fitness things! 🙂

  11. I love when bloggers do a food roundup like this. It links me to other blogs I’ll likely find interesting as well 🙂
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  12. All of those recipes look fabulous! I especially want to try that Chinese Chicken and broccoli. YUM! The workout looks like a great one too!
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  13. These are great shares! I’m doing the Michelle Bridges program but not as seriously as I should. The workout looks good but I’m not sure that I’d pay $5 for a 48 hour rental. I’d be afraid I didn’t get my money’s worth. LOL
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    • Agreed. I guess I pay $5 to watch movies On Demand for 24 hours so I feel like this is the same thing. But I wish I could get access for longer!

  14. Also, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Sunshine Award!! So check out my latest post for more info!!
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  15. oh goodness, i am drooling right now. time to go get this pregnant lady some food!
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