Weekly Eats {New Chobani Flavors}

Hi everyone, time for my Weekly Eats post!

The absolute highlight of all food related things last week was the free Chobani I received to my front door on Wednesday!

chobaniMy friends at Chobani sent me this sample package to try out some of their new flavors.  So thrilling!  I am OBSESSED with coconut and apricot.  Blackberry is a close runner-up.  Tim is loving orange vanilla and says it tastes like a creamsicle!  Thank you, Chobani, for your generous delivery!  A happy dance may or may not have been done more than once.

Another highlight from last week was the food I ate at my company picnic.  I think I did a pretty good job keeping things healthy despite all the options at my disposal.  I started out with a bowl of fruit, and then I pretty much stuck to seafood: oysters, mussels, lobster.  My treats for the day included sharing fried dough with some of my girlfriends and enjoying some adult bevvies!

PicnicAside from those highlights, we ate two main lunches last week.

First up was a southwestern sweet potato salad:

Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad

And the second was a lemon chicken farro salad:

Lemon Chicken Farro Salad

And here’s what our dinner breakdown looked like:

SundayLazy post-vacation dinner – Whole Foods personal pizza

Whole Foods Pizza

Monday & Tuesday
Breakfast for dinner with a veggie frittata

Veggie Frittata

Honestly I was drowning in things to catch up on and I scarfed down a peanut butter sandwich on a multi-grain sandwich thin at like 10pm.  Oy.  Seriously if you were trying to be in touch with me last week via any form of contact, I’m sorry.  And for the record, I had a headache for about three days straight because I didn’t eat a filling enough dinner and because I ate it so much later than my workout ended.  Not good!

Thursday & Friday
Back on track with grilled chicken and grilled peach salads.

Grilled Chicken and Grilled Peach Salad

Leftover lobster from our picnic!  Tim and Joe whipped up this lobster salad for lobster rolls while Cate and I drank wine outside and talked about girl things.  I think we could get used to that!

lobster rolls

What was the highlight of your food choices last week?  Has anyone tried the new Chobani flavors?  What’s your favorite?

Don’t forget to continue to share pics, tweets, etc. about your plank workouts!  Once you give it a whirl, post the following on your favorite form of social media:

“I tried the 5 minute plank workout from @FitnessandFeta.  #StartSomewhere #Motivation #FitnessandFeta #PlankChallenge”

Can’t wait to see who else is rocking their planks this week!  Anyone try a plank for the first time?!

F&F Friday Favorites {a little different this week}

This week’s version of Friday Favorites is a little different!  Read on, friends…

Friday Favorites

— Web Faves —

Healthy friends, how do you share your healthy lifestyle without turning people offKim welcomes you to answer this on her blog.  It’s a good question!

Need a splurge?  Try Little Miss Runshine’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes.  Droolworthy.

A good question to ask yourself as a blogger:  Do you live to blog?  A post from Alaina worth reading, especially if you are someone who likes to say “yes” to everything that comes your way!

The ultimate guide for healthier baking.  Could quite possible be my favorite infographic post from Greatist yet!

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins

Another Greatist list worth sharing from this week:  51 Paleo snacks that anyone can love.

Looks like a delicious summer appetizer to me.  And yes, I’m a fellow corn freak and I don’t care who knows it.

Some good workout ideas!  And they’re free.  Will likely try to incorporate into some classes next week.

— Friend Faves —

I love when F&F readers and friends share healthy inspired things with me during the week!  I decided it would be fun to start sharing some of them with you guys on the blog…

Liz texted me a picture of delicious looking smoothies that she and Ali enjoyed after class at Studio Empower:

Liz's Smoothies

She also texted me a fun recipe to try…

Moroccan stew recipe

This was a bit ago, but Ashley texted me a picture of an article in Men’s Health about the importance of taking a rest week

rest week

Dawn was the winner of the Chobani donation to my April Arms Challenge.  Check out her delivery!

Dawn's Chobani Winnings

Shannon shared a pin on Pinterest with me that she thought I might like… and I definitely do!  Love new workout jams…

100 best workout songs(Web credit)

And finally, look at this fun Bruins inspired workout that Ash and Meg shared with me on Instagram (follow me yet?)

bruins workout

^^ LOVE this.  Should I do an alphabet workout soon?

— Twitter Faves —

Pyramid Pushup Tweet

Chobani Tweet

spartacus workout

— TV Faves —

And finally, I cannot WAIT until next Wednesday.  For this reason.  This commercial has had me LOLing all week.  HUMP DAAY!

What was a highlight from your week?  Share please!

Feel free to text, email, tweet, tag me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, snail mail, whatever — if you have a fun meal, workout, or anything you’d like to share, I want to see it!  You can find me @fitnessandfeta pretty much anywhere… and I’ll try to include it in Friday Favorites next week.  Enjoy the weekend!

#tastereal: New Chobani Flavah Flaves

The other week was SUCH an exciting week of deliveries to my front door.

Not only did I receive all the treats from Brookside Foods that I blogged about the other day (and that you can still win by entering my giveaway), but I also received a pretty awesome package from Chobani as well.

Chobani Delivery

Cue:  Happy high knees (again).  I mean, the package SAID “cue the happy dance.”  I had to.  I guess I could have done the running man or something more exciting, but high knees it was.

Chobani Delivery

Chobani came out with several new products and flavors for the New Year, and I felt lucky to be one of several bloggers that got to share in the excitement before the flavors hit shelves!

Chobani New Flavors 2013

In the box?  Two new 6 ounce size flavors, pear (0%) and banana (2%).  I promise Chobani is not paying me to say this, but I really did like both these flavors.  I thought pear was really tasty, but if you are someone who doesn’t like chunks in your yogurt it may not be the flavor for you.  Banana was good too, and LOTS of my friends were so excited to hear about this flavor, but I usually try to stick to the 0% non-fat flavors, so I’m not sure I would buy banana again on my own.  Maybe as a treat when I splurge on passion fruit or mango!

Chobani New Flavors

Also in the box was my own personal Chobani spoon!  So cute.  Clearly psyched about swag…

Chobani Spoon

And the bites!  LOVE!  These are new 100 calorie flavors – raspberry with dark chocolate chips and caramel with pineapple chunks. It’s like eating a little dessert.  I am obsessed with both raspberry and dark chocolate, so I knew I’d be a big fan of that one before even trying it.  The caramel with pineapple I wasn’t so sure about though, and I was so very pleasantly surprised.  Dare I say I may have even liked it better than the raspberry!?  I was so excited about the caramel that I tweeted at Chobani about it.


Let me just say there is now a caramel bite waiting for me in my freezer when I get home tonight, and it will proooooobably be the highlight of my day.  Either that or the crazy upper body workout I taught in class this morning from Best Body Bootcamp.  The workout format combined 10 reps of an upper body strength exercise followed by 20 seconds of a cardio burst.  Horizontal cardio bursts, I must add, so it was extra arm intensive after already working upper body with the strength moves.  We did the 10 strength reps/20 cardio seconds for each pair of moves four times before moving to the next.  Talk about shakes…thanks, Tina!

Facebook Upper Body Post

What’s your favorite Chobani flavor?  Have you tried any of the new products yet?  They’re in stores now!

Thanks so much, Chobani!  You sure know how to make a girl’s day week month!  #tastereal