Five Friday Favorites

TGIF friends! We have finally reached Friday! We’re starting a new theme here at coffeeloversdilemma called Five Friday Faves. Each week, I’ll review my five favorite things, events, products, recipes, etc. Please share your Friday Faves, I’d love to hear about your favorite parts of this week!

Fave #1

Bachelor night with the girls!

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Each week we get together to watch The Bachelor. It’s a great time to catch up, gossip, talk about who’s hot, who’s not on the show and just relax and unwind. It’s awesome!

Fave #2

Crossfit WOD Partner workout

Yesterday’s workout at Crossfit was awesome because we could work out with a Partner. The workout: 20 minutes as many rounds as possible (however only one person can be working at a time):

200 meter row

10 burpees

This can easily be substituted with 200 meter run instead of rowing. This will gas your lungs and give you a dandy of a workout in 20 minutes.

Fave #3

Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Bread


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This bread is SO good. I have a fun recipe coming tomorrow that uses this bread. It is so good you can eat it plain and you’ll love it!

Fave #4

My new running shoes!

I finall bought new running shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

I made the jump from Asics to Brooks and am so happy I did. There is now no excuse not to do my long runs ūüôā


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Fave #5

Homemade Fig Newtons!

I found this recipe online and adapted it a bit and made homemade Fig Newtons. I LOVE Fig Newtons, they are just SO good.


Homemade Whole Wheat Fig Newtons

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Makes 40 cookies


1 1/4th cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cup oats (or oat bran)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 tablespoon Fage non-fat Greek yogurt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the filling:

2 cups of dried figs

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2.5 tablespoons agave nectar


1. Mix together the sugar, butter, Greek yogurt, and agave nectar. Once it is creamed together, add in one egg at a time.

2. Mix  the flour, oats,  baking powder, and cinnamon. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

3. Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or as long as you like.

4. While this is cooling, mix together the filling. On the stove in a saucepan, mix the figs and the applesauce and agave nectar. Add a bit of water to make the mixture more wet. Let the filling simmer 15-30 minutes without letting it burn. Let it cool then puree the mixture.

5. Heat the oven to 350F. Roll out the dough into a long thin square.  You may need to divide the dough into 2 sections. The dough should be thin. Put half of the filling in the middle of the dough and fold the sides into the middle so the filling is all covered up.

6. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, cool and slice.


Nutrition facts per slice:

79.7 calories, 1.7g fat, 17.2g sodium, 15.4 g protein, 1.5 g protein

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What are your Friday Faves??




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