A couple of weeks ago, my darling guy requested I make a salad for dinner, and although I am a life-long vegetarian and recent pescatarian, my pallate of healthy entree salads is pretty slim. This creation is pretty healthy, and very tasty. The dressing was a little too thick when I made it so I added the secondary dressing as a thinner, and I think it was delicious!
Thai Peanut Salad
- 1/4 cup San-J Thai Peanut Sauce (gluten free)
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs Annie’s Light Raspberry Vinagrette (or any other vinagrette)
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 bag of shredded coleslaw cabbage
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 1/2 bell pepper (orange or red), drained
- Peas (I chose sugar snap peas, and took them out of the pod)
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- Mix all chopped ingredients in a large bowl with cabbage. Set the peanuts aside
- Mix together all dressing and set aside.
- If you plan on serving immediately, you can mix the dressing and peanuts in, however, I served to the side so we could eat the leftovers later without them getting soggy.
At the beginning of this month I bit the bullet and invested $99.95 and purchased the fitbit flex. Not gonna lie, I was really excited about this! My friend Camille spearheaded the fitbit craze in my life, and I am so very grateful. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now, and I’ve had great results.
Here is how it works:
- You set a goal for how many steps you want per day. You can also chose calorie goals (based on a calorie deficiet), water consumption goals, and also “active minutes” goals.
- Much like other apps (my fitness pal, lose it), this app allows you to input your food eaten to help track your deficiet. One thing I LOVE about this app is it adjusts your intake and output seamlessly. For example, we went on a 3 mile hike on Saturday, so I got a few more calories in my daily budget.
- Your bracelet tracks your movement and steps, and has 5 lights that indicate 20% of your daily goal, so you can track your progress throughout the day. It also has a little show once you hit your goal!
- You get “badges” for meeting milestones, such as hitting 20k steps in one day.
I am in love with it, and I have already lost 10 lbs with it. I have a mean competitive streak, and I think seeing my goals in this tangible way has helped me to be more successful in my weight loss goals! 50 lbs to go!
I would highly recommend this product if you are considering purchasing a fitness tracker. Most of my coworkers have them, and it is fun to cheer eachother on in reaching our goals!
This was my best fitbit day so far! 3/24/14
The foray into the wonderful world of seafood has been an interesting one for me. learning to cook seafood is a challenging and exciting adventure, one that V has certianly enjoyed eating in our meat-free home. This recipe is really easy and uses pre-cooked shrimp, which makes it a quick meal option for all. I served it with this coconut rice recipe, and it was amazing!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 1 lb cooked and shelled shrimp
- 1 lime, sliced or juiced
- 1/2 cup cilantro (or more, if yo ulike)
- 2 cloved garlic (or more), sliced
- Rinse and strain your shrimp so it is not gross.
- Cook your shrimp in a frying pan olive oil for a few minutes , until it’s looking tasty.
- Add lime juice and garlic, and continuing to fry. Remember to flip the shrimp as needed.
- Once the garlic is cooked, add your cilantro and cook briefly.
- Serve with rice or steamed veggies for a delicious and healthy meal!