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bbq + fish = why didn’t i think of this sooner

so, i’ll be turning the big 3-0 next month, and my little man will be 1 the following month!  i’m so excited for all these upcoming milestones, sweet.  i took my LO (little one) to the dr. yesterday for his check up and all went well.  as luck would have it, HEB is directly across the street from the clinic and i just couldn’t be so close and not pay them a visit.  i got a few items for dinner and also some that i will add to the right stuff (i hope you’ve been checking for updates over there).  bbq shrimp was on the sampling menu and it smelled and tasted fantastic. sooo you already know what we had for dinner:

pretty sure they meant ‘than’.. but who cares, it was so tasty.  i used up all my shrimp for another dish recently, but i knew this recipe would work just as good on some tilapia. and i always have tilapia.  people bbq up some ribs and chicken- why not fish?  i bought the sauce and did the buy-one-get-one-free deal.

i bought some fresh limes, used shallots instead of garlic, and chopped up plenty of fresh cilantro.

 i didn’t buy the adams rub the recipe calls for- i stuck with my tony c’s to season the fish with.

everybody in the pool.

i could have grilled this up in my grill pan, but i wanted to go get a quick run in since i have another 10K saturday and i hadn’t run all week. surprise. so, i baked it like i normally do- 350 deg oven for 30 min.  when i walked back in the house, the smell was out of this world! definitely a new twist for this boring, but nutritious protein.

steamed some corn and whipped up some creamed spinach for the sides.

i packed up the rest for Sonny’s lunch- i know he’ll enjoy it even better today, yum.

speaking of today, i had about 3/4th cup of 2% greek yogurt with some almonds and a handful of pumpkin flax granola for my mid-morning snack.

you can find this at Whole Foods in the bulk isle. it’s definitely the lowest cal count i’ve found for granola at 140 cals per 1/2 a cup.  pretty reasonable sugar count too at 3 grams per serving. not bad.  most other granola i find start above 200 cals.  again, no drizzle of honey needed cause the granola is sweet enough.

i taught my hour-long weights class this morning so my appetite is raging. lunch has already been served and devoured:

who has lettuce now? i do! i swallowed this peppercorn turkey avocado sandwich on wheat bread with a side of strawberries.

smile, tomorrow’s FRIDAY:)


6 replies »

  1. how do you find time to run? Is the LO in daycare or is Sonny at home? I’ve been trying to carve out a time to get and exercise but more times than not it doesn’t work out. Itching to bring sexy back!!


    • Amber, i either go super early in the AM (and get back home before Sonny heads out to work) or when he gets home in the evenings. if i don’t need to get a real, sweaty workout in, i’ll just walk and take the LO with me so he can get some fresh air too. fit it in when you can!


  2. Daniel likes tilapia fish so i must try this forhim. Question though on the steam corn, you have to have a steamer?? is it frozen are can are fresh corn. What about yor creamed spinach i made before and it was not good 😦


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