Light Bites…….dinner after workout

Just like everyone else, the hubby and I are trying to make some changes in our lifestyle which involves more exercise and healthier eating.

With that in mind and the fact that we all lead a very quick pace kind of life, here are a few dinners that I made this week that didn’t take too long, where high in protein, low in carbs and easy to make……

Cilantro and Lime Shrimp with Avocado

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Quickly sautéed my shrimp with lots of garlic, lime juice, cilantro and red pepper flakes and a tiny tiny drizzle of sesame oil.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 9.22.49 PMOnce they were done I put them to the side and tackled an avocado. Peeled it, sliced it and drizzled it with some fabulous Lavender Balsamic vinegar (of course you can use regular balsamic or dressing of choice or simply squeeze a lemon and season with salt and pepper).

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And that is it, half a dozen shrimp with my avocado made for the perfect sized bite after an arduous workout 🙂

Roasted Chicken and Caramelized veggies

To keep in tune with our new lifestyle yesterday we went out for a long bike ride that got slightly interrupted by a thunder storm!

Anyway, I came home tired and ready for bed but still had to tackle the dinner and next day’s lunch issue.

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I grabbed a coupe of chicken breasts from the fridge, seasoned them with salt and pepper and smothered them with about a table spoon of Bangkok Peanut Sauce.

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Placed them in a baking pan together with a whole bunch of cherry red and yellow tomatoes, some chopped onions, garlic cloves and orange and yellow peppers.

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I cooked them for about 25-30 minutes in a 300 Deg F oven, took the chicken out to make sure it didn’t dry out and left the veggies under the broiler for a few more minutes to make sure they caramelized nicely.

I sliced the chicken breasts that had been resting and drizzled another table spoon of Peanut Sauce and served it with a side of roasted veggies.

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As you can see, not much work involved and a lovely tasty nutritious meal is ready in the blink of an eye!

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