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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day! I started my 4-day weekend last night at my friend Danielle’s house. She’s the one I went zip-lining with the other week and we hadn’t gotten a chance to catch up in a while.

We had some brie and pita crisps with some wine while getting dinner ready.

 

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Dinner was a crab cake with corn salad and a side salad of greens.

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It was so good! After dinner we got caught up on some episodes of The Bachelorette and enjoyed some more wine, cheese, and pita crisps. We could not stop eating them! I had to look them up today: Stacy’s Perfectly Thymed Pita Crisps. I’m pretty sure we ate the whole bag. It’s fine.

I loved being able to relax and have some girl time. We also had a furry buddy that Danielle was babysitting for the week.

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Today, I wanted to get to the grocery store before the crowds so I make a quick stop at the gym for some cardio on the adaptive motion trainer. My workout was nothing to write home about (or blog about apparently), but I’m glad I got in some activity early in the day. The highlight of my workout was the chocolate & peanut butter smoothie I picked up from my gym’s smoothie bar.

Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Fruit Dip

Yesterday, I posted a link to these 4th of July themed fruit skewers that I wanted to make over at Skinny Taste.

I didn’t have the ingredients to make the cheesecake dip, so I made up one of my own. They are so cute and delicious! Even Riley approved, and he’s hard to please if I use the word “healthy” in relation to dessert. The dip came together really well and was ridiculously easy. Here’s what I used:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Angel food cake. I found it in block form at the store, which was perfect for cutting the squares.
  • 1 container of Dannon Greek Blends in toasted coconut vanilla
  • About 2 cups of fat-free Cool Whip
  • Zest from 1 lemon

After threading the skewers, just mix together the yogurt and Cool Whip in a small bowl. Dip and enjoy!

 

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Tonight’s plans include watching some fireworks on the beach. Williamsburg is a very busy place on the 4th of July so hopefully it won’t be too crowded.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and stays safe!

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