HAPPY FRIDAY YA'LL! We made it :) I'm super happy the weekend is here so I'm going to delight you with not one, but TWO of my favs. Ok, first one... so yesterday for my mid-day snack I did a little planning. I knew I wanted to try this, but I also knew it would require a little prep time. After lunch yesterday I decided to make my mid-day snack so that it would be ready around 4pm which is usually when my mid-day hunger pains start. Usually my mid-day snack is a Shakeology and this time I wanted to "shake" things up a bit so I mixed my cup of skim milk, one scoop of Chocolate Shakeology and 1 tbsp of crunchy natural peanutbutter in a blender. Once thoroughly blended I poured it into a bowl and popped that baby in the freezer. So about 4pm I go get my choco-concoction out of the freezer and frozen it was! I chopped up some apple slices and perfectly placed them in the pudding-like mixture and TADA! Choco-Apple Nutter Delight! It was soooooo delicious, a great snack and totally healthly! I packed the punch of all my daily nutrients in this dessert-like masterpiece :) Will definitely be doing this one again very soon!
Now, on to dinner..... This is one of my favorite dinners, it's called Spicy Shrimp and Bok Choy Stir-Fry, a South Beach classic. See cliff's notes recipe below:
What you'll need:
1 1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled & deveined
4 scallions, white & green parts sliced and separate
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp of veg. oil
2 lbs bok choy (or romaine lettuce will work)
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (I use hot sauce and sprinkle in the powered garlic)
In a large bowl combine shrimp, scallion whites and garlic.
In a wok or large pan, heat oil and add shrimp mixture, and cook through, about 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add bok choy or lettuce to wok, medium/high heat, cover and stir occasionally for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp/tender. Add to large bowl with shrimp mixture.
Add soy sauce and chili garlic sauce to pan, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Add shrimp mixture and toss until coated. Stir in scallion greens and serve warm! I added a small sided salad to my meal and also a serving of quinoa that I topped with my yummy stir fry. So so good! Have a great weekend everyone, I know I will :)
So here it is! I knew it wouldn't take long to have our first harvest out of our garden! This is Butter Lettuce or aslo known as Boston Bibb lettuce which comes from a cultivar of lettuce called Butterhead. It has a slightly sweet, buttery flavor, fairly large, loose heads with thick leaves and even green coloring. Isn't it beautiful!? Bet ya can't guess what I'll be having for lunch today :)
This was absolutely perfect for lunch on this sweltering hot day! It was quick, easy and packed a ton of protein. This delicious snack is the yummy turkey avocado wrap, it consists of 3 slices of turkey breast, 1/2 diced tomato, 1/4 of avocado, sliced, 3 lettuce leaves and a dash of cilantro all wrapped up into 1 whole wheat tortilla. Ok now my stomach is growling! Who likes my doggy plate :)