Three Things I’m Loving

Happy Friday!

Ready for the weekend? I am. I plan on being lazy catching up on some t.v. and maybe enjoying some slightly warmer weather while I still can. Last night I went to my favorite butts and gutts class and am feeling oh so sore today so hopefully I can still move this weekend ;).

This cooling of the weather makes me want everything to be warm and cuddly so that just happens to be what I’m enjoying at the moment.

1) Popcorn and Hot chocolate.

I happen to love this pairing as a good evening snack. I don’t know why but chocolate and popcorn just taste so good together!
2) Warm fuzzy socks

I do not usually enjoy sleeping with socks on but it’s kinda been a necessity of late. If I had a choice, I’d probably keep on these socks for eternity… but then my feet would really start to smell.

3) Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I used this recipe and am loving the texture and taste of the ingredients. I doubt they’ll make it through the weekend.

Have a great weekend!

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Pumpkin Hummus

Hi all!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, I certainly did. However, I did manage to pick up a little cold that’s leaving me a little sleepy so it’s a short post.
I promised by pumpkin hummus recipe last week

, so here it is!

I used this recipe with a few adaptations and it tastes great with pretzels, pita chips (both plain and cinnamon sugar) and even carrots though it’s slightly different (or I”m just really odd).

An excellent fall snack!

Pumpkin Hummus

(adapted from food.com)

1 can chickpeas

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 T olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tsp chopped garlic

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t ginger

a splash of maple syrup

Combine all in a blender/food processor and enjoy!

 

Also check out all the other great pumpkin recipes on Steph’s Bite by Bite!

What I ate Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Halfway through another week. This week is a lot more relaxed and calmed down for me than previous weeks so it’s nice to be lazy catch up on things.

As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting, and my eats are from Monday so enjoy!

Breakfast: Toast with almond butter and bananas. I burned my toast a little but it was still delicious

After yoga, I grabbed a pumpkin coffee at Dunkin Donuts because I had purchased a gift card from a groupon a couple of weeks ago.

 

Lunch: Raisins, pecans, and sunflower seed salad

A perfect fall meal. I also ate an apple and yogurt to round it out. Followed by several handfuls of chocolate chips :).

Afternoon snack/Dinner: I ended up eating dinner pretty early due to one of my classes being cancelled and my growling stomach. It started out just as a snack of a grapefruit and cheese but then a little bit later I added a baked potato and ruined my appetite for a meal before my night class.

 

 

My weird dinner snack left me hungry after class so I enjoyed a few bites of leftover buffalo chicken dip and a pumpkin + cookie ice cream sandwich. Sadly this was the last of my pumpkin ice cream so no more treats like this can be enjoyed.

I also prepared pumpkin hummus as a fall treat for my spices cooking class on Tuesday and snuck a few taste tester bites. Recipe to come!

An excellent fall snack!

Did you enjoy anything fun this week?

Have an excellent day!

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.