I know that Sundays are a day for rest, but I love making them my most active days. After returning home from the beach last Saturday, I was recharged and ready to fit in some workouts!
It was HOT Sunday, which is the usually lately. Becca and I stopped at One Life Raw Juice Bar for protein smoothies before our walk. We loved this juice spot!
I ordered the Midwood Mixer (the green one.) It had cucumber, celery, kale, granny smith apple, ginger blended with banana pineapple and mango. I also had them add hemp protein powder. So delicious. Becca’s was REALLY good too! She ordered the Strawberry Joy and it had strawberries, bananas, house made almond butter, dates and hemp protein.
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We stopped at Whole Foods after our walk so I could pick up ingredients for dinner. I was inspired by one of the meals from the beach and wanted to come up with something similar. I bought all kinds of seafood and sides for a Sunday seafood feast!
Kyle and I headed out for a run in the city before making dinner! I was pacing him a month ago and now he’s pacing me. My miles are around 8:25-9:24 and his miles are 7:34-8:34, so soon we won’t be able to run together! I’ll be three blocks behind him! We have a morning run planned for today before heading to the gym and he’s going to let me pace. I think we will do three or four LIGHT miles at 9:25!
I was super hungry and ready to cook when we got back.
I made roasted vegetables with rainbow potatoes, sweet chili teriyaki shrimp, snapper and scallops, with garlic and herb rice.
I always start with the roasted potatoes and vegetables first because they take the longest to cook. I like to soften up the potatoes by adding them to a bowl of water and microwaving them for about 7-10 minutes. You could also bring them to a boil on the stove.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
I lined a baking sheet with tin foil and sprayed it with cooking spray. I added sliced potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, sweet onion and bell peppers. I sprinkled Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, minced onion flakes, dill weed, black pepper, and soy sauce on top. I tossed it all together and did a quick second coat of the seasonings.
I put the vegetables in for about 45 minutes.
The rice also takes a bit longer to cook, so that was second! I used Near East boxed rice and it was so good! I mixed the rice pilaf with the long grain and wild rice.
The flavors were fantastic! They had the same cooking directions on the back of the box, so I just threw them in together.
I found a sauce at Sur La Table for the fish! Red chili and Teriyaki are two of my favorite combo’s, so I knew it had to be good right away. I place a sheet of tinfoil in a baking dish with two tablespoons of olive oil. I placed the Snapper on the tinfoil and then added a layer of the sauce. I finished it off with a dash of garlic powder, black pepper and half tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce.
Cooking time depends on the size of your snapper (hold all jokes.)
I bought a pretty thick cut piece, so it took about 23 minutes for it to cook through. A snapper tastes a bit like salmon. It is flaky, a little sweet and super healthy! I’ve always eaten snapper at restaurants, but this was my first time cooking it. It won’t be my last!
I cooked the shrimp and the scallops in the same sauce as the snapper.
I cooked them in a frying pan with one tablespoon of olive oil while the snapper baked.
If you like scallops, you need to try my Garlic Parmesan Crusted & Caramelized Scallops!
I wrapped the scallops and shrimp up together in tinfoil to keep them warm. I drizzled all the juices over the top to give them an extra boost of flavor.
The dinner turned out perfect! Maybe I’m being biased, but I enjoyed this meal over the restaurant’s!
I also had a Sunday Kombucha with my dinner!
I could eat seafood every night! This meal was the perfect way to end a Sunday!
Sunday can’t be left without dessert. We turned into Halo monsters after trying it out. It doesn’t taste like ice melt or Arctic zero…It tastes like ACTUAL ice cream, and it’s only 240 calories for the entire pint + protein. We mixed in a little bit of the Whole Food’s honey roasted peanut butter. This was heaven! We are going to try another flavor tonight! 🙂
I have so much more to blog, but I’ll save it all for a recap post! xo
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