Healthy Donuts, Protein Waffles, & Other Favorites

Happy Friday! The Monday-holiday made this week go by a little faster which was nice. Honestly, I’m just so excited that summer has unofficially started! Even though it’s been raining a lot here, we’ve gotten to do some exploring around Virginia. Here are some of the things making me extra happy right now:

National Donut Day

protein donuts

Let’s just take a moment to recognize that it’s National Donut Day. We love donuts so much, we had a donut tower instead of a cake at our wedding. If you want to keep it healthy, make these mini protein donuts. And if you don’t, get the chocolate frosted with sprinkles kind because that’s the best. (If you’re in Richmond- the girls behind Let’s Share a Dish have you covered with this guide!)

Gymboss Timer

gym boss interval timer

If you’ve ever done an interval/tabata style workout, this Gymboss timer (<–affiliate link) will be your best friend. The Tone It Up plan has me doing 5 daily moves for 1 minute each, 2x through. (Did you follow that?) The point is, I can set this timer to give me 10 1min intervals and then it’ll just give me a beep and I’ll know to move to the next one. This sounds kind of silly but it’s so much easier than resetting my phone timer between every single move. You can even set it to give you a few seconds between sets to get ready for the next move. I’m telling you, if you do any sort of interval training, you should get this.

Flapjacked Protein Pancake Mix

The nice folks at Flapjacked sent me some pancake and muffin mix to try and I have to say, it’s pretty delicious. I think I prefer the pancake/waffle mix over the muffins but the muffins are nice because they’re in individual servings and you can make it whenever. I’m keeping some of those in my desk for snack attacks.

protein pancake breakast

So if you want a carb-y breakfast without all the actual carbs, it’s a nice option. Plus, isn’t that waffle beautiful?

Local Vineyards

loving cup vineyard

Alex and I visited a few new-t0-me wineries in Charlottesville over the long weekend. First, we went to Delfosse which was pretty small but they had plenty of space for a picnic and we enjoyed a bottle of Pino Gris under a tree with some cheese we’d picked up from the farmer’s market. I really can’t ask for anything more than that.


Afterward, we went to Loving Cup which we’d never even heard of but we happened to see the sign and decided to give it a shot. Not only was the staff super friendly but I learned that they’re the only certified organic vineyard in the Commonwealth. I’d never really thought about the organic-ness of wine but it was interesting to learn a little bit more about it. We shared a bottle of rose and it was delicious. Not a bad way to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary!

What are you loving lately?

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  1. I need to do some research on wineries out that way. I’m planning a bachelorette party outside Charlottesville and definitely want to add winery tours to the agenda. Have a great weekend!

  2. I haven’t had breakfast yet and your Flapjacked waffle looks amazing! I can hardly wait to try it. YUM!

  3. Wow a donut tower thats a fun idea! That waffle looks yummy ive never seen that mix before! Im hoping to get to a winery this summer theres a bunch within an hour or so drive of us.

  4. That waffle IS a beauty! And speaking of muffins, I plan to celebrate National Donut Day by making…muffins 🙂

  5. donuts! sadly i won’t get one today. maybe soon though. loving lately? TANK TOPS! it is so hot and humid here!

  6. I’m a donut fan myself and everything looks great, thanks for sharing. I’ve wanted to try Flapjacks for a while now but we can get only get them online around here. Womp womp.

  7. I’m embarrassed to say I live 20 minutes from Charlottesville and haven’t been to a single winery. Looks like you had a nice time!

  8. I love going to Charlottesville wineries! King and Pippin are a couple of favorites, although there are some great breweries and cider spots there too!

  9. National Donut Day is my fav thing about today too 🙂 Celebrated by making some healthy donuts!

  10. Happy 2nd anniversary! I swear it was just yesterday you two cutie pies were tying the knot. My how time flies!

    Also, you should do a post on the best vineyards to visit in Virginia. I’m hoping to make it out that way for some wine tasting so I would find it very useful. And it gives you an excuse to drink more wine, right? 😉

  11. I’ve heard a lot about Flapjacked I need to try those! Have a great weekend

  12. I so wanted to pick up donuts on the way to work but I ran out of time! So many holidays so little time.

  13. I really wish we had some local wineries here! I will have to settle for the brewhouses/pubs 😉

  14. I’m not a big fan of wine but I LOVE the wine glass with the heart <3

  15. That waffle look SO good. Been wanting to try them, now I might just have to! 🙂

  16. I love my Flapjacked! I need to do waffles with it. I did pancakes with the carrot spice and they were sO good!

  17. Local vineyards and Flajacked. I can see why both are on your list of favorites. Have a great weekend!

  18. Those donuts look so good. Have a lovely weekend .)

  19. The donuts look amazing! Thanks for sharing, Have a Great Weekend 🙂

  20. You had a donut tower??!! How cute! I love that!

  21. I love any healthified baked goods! (And wine… And wineries) sounds like a great place to enjoy a glass!

  22. Donuts and waffles! Yum. Some of the best foods! Happy (belated) two year anniversary!

  23. I keep seeing that pancake/waffle mix at the store but I’ve never given it a try. Definitely gonna pick it up next time I go shopping 🙂

  24. Has it really been two years already since you and Alex got married?! It probably sounds odd but I’ve been reading your blog forever so it’s almost like with life events in my family or circle of friends – always wondering “wait, wasn’t that just yesterday?” :D. Anyway, happy belated anniversary. That picture of you is so cute.

  25. thanks for the recommendation to the timer. I’m currently using my Iphone and it’s hassle because it will lock and I won’t know how much time I have left. I’m going to get it.

  26. sounds like fun. I’ve been meaning to search wineries as well. i’ll have to look into those as a weekend getaway 🙂 the protein waffle sounds delicious!

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