Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend- I know I certainly did! Let’s kick off the week with some Marvelous in My Monday fun and a great game day recipe.
Marvelous is a fantastic workout!
Yesterday was one of those days where I didn’t really feel like working out, but had no excuse not to move. I headed over to the gym and created this bad boy, which ended up being a great workout and left me feeling sweaty and accomplished.
It was easy to get myself on the treadmill since I could tell myself I was only running half a mile at a time, and I loved how quickly the time passed since I was switching up running and incline walking. It’s weird, but I’m more sore today than I usually am on leg day!
Marvelous is sharing my favorite dip recipe!
Okay, you guys… you NEED to try this dip. I’m known as the “dip girl” and anytime there’s any sort of potluck, I’m told that I need to bring it. It’s one of those foods that almost ruins the party since everyone just stands around the platter concentrating on eating instead of talking.
*if you’re going to pin this recipe, pin this one please
I got this recipe from my mom, who in turn received it from one of her teacher friends. The original involves more fatty ingredients (yum), but I was easily able to lighten it up so that it won’t weigh you down (literally) on game day or wherever you choose to bring it! Trust me, it’s addictively good and reasonably low calorie for the flavor punch it delivers!
For the record, my friend Kate and I demolished almost the entire thing ourselves yesterday while we watched our boyfriends work laboriously with woodcutters and automatic saws. The good life.
- 1 container Fritos Bean Dip
- ⅓ cup light sour cream
- ⅓ cup reduced fat mayonnaise
- 1.25 tbsp taco seasoning (preferably Lawry's)
- ⅓ cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
- ½ avocado, diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- green onion, optional
- Spread the bean dip evenly in a serving plate.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning. Top bean dip evenly with mixture.
- Sprinkle the cheese on the sour cream mixture, followed by the diced avocado, tomato, and green onion.
- Serve with tortilla chips!
Marvelous is sweaty hikes with my favorite guy!
I love going on active dates with Kyle, especially if it involves hiking or playing tennis! We had a great 4.5 mile hike on Saturday with two of our favorite people to double date with. Mixing in fun cardio with the gym definitely keep me from becoming bored with my routine and loving fitness!
And lastly for today, marvelous are my Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles!
I whipped up another batch for Kyle since he likes to have them in the morning with his coffee, and they were gone in a day. I actually had a 5 minute long conversation with his Dad later about how unreal they are. They’re SO fudgy and you can’t taste the avocado at all. He was dumbfounded!
Whew, this post was a doozy to write/make. Time to catch up on what you guys have been up to!