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Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Veggies August 17, 2014

Filed under: 21 Day Fix — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 10:07 pm
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Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers

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1 Red 2 Greens 1 Orange 1 Blue 21 Day Fix teaspoon 2 teaspoons

Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Veggies

(Shrimp)
12 medium shrimp
2 Tbsp Asian Citrus Vinagrette
1 tsp olive oil

(Veggies)
1 cup broccoli
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup cherry tomaties, quartered
1 Tbsp onion
1 Tbsp diced red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

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Heat a non stick pan to medium high heat and toast the walnuts for a minute or two.

Marinade the shrimp with Vinagrette and 1 tsp ollive oil in a small bowl for 5 minutes. Grill for about 2 minutes on each side.

Over medium high heat add 1 tsp. olive oil, broccoli, carrots, onion, bell pepper, garlic to a non stick pan.  Pour leftover marinade over the top.  Sautee for 2-3 minutes.  Take off the heat and add tomatoes.

Serve the skewer over the top of the veggies and sprinkle with toasted walnuts.

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Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers

 

 

 

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette

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Asian Citrus Vinaigrette.

1 Orange

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp honey
1/2 inch of peeled ginger, minced
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients, whisk, or put in a jar and shake.

 

Recipe adapted from 21 Day Fix Eating Plan.

 

Fish Tacos (21 Day Fix)

Filed under: 21 Day Fix,Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:28 pm
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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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  1 Yellow   1 Red   1 Green 21 Day Fix teaspoon 2 teaspoons

Fish Tacos

2 corn Tortillas

3/4 Cup cod, cubed

1 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt

2 tsp olive oil

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp paprika

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Lettuce

Cherry Tomato

In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt/pepper.  Add the fish, and let marinade for a couple of minutes.

In the meantime heat a pan, and toast the tortillas over medium high heat.

Add fish and all marinade to a non-stick pan over medium heat, cover and cook for 3 minutes.  Give the fish a stir, cover and cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve on the toasted tortillas, with yogurt, lettuce and tomato.

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

 

21 Day Fix – Food Review (trial run) August 16, 2014

Filed under: 21 Day Fix — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 5:30 pm
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21 Day Fix

Recently, a friend of mine from high school (yes, that was 29 years ago!) posted a fabulous picture of herself on Facebook….I commented that she was INSPIRING!  She challenged me to something called the “21 Day Fix”.  I decided to go for it!  She is a “coach” for a group of 12 of us.

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I ordered the program which is a combination of Exercise (blech), healthy eating, and some kind of shake/smoothie thing (which is a little spendy).  I decided that I would give it all a go for 21 days.  I got my “kit” far in advance of her start day of Sept. 2, so have had time to read through it all and give the food part a trial run (minus the shakes — I am hoarding them, and have been substituting yogurt).  I have not tried the exercise videos yet, but when I do I’ll let you know how difficult they were for a person that has a bad knee and is carrying about 30 extra pounds.  I also need to take my measurements and a start picture which I am dreading a little.

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The food part is great. It’s real food, and healthy. Calculations in the manual show that I am in the 1200 to 1499 calorie range which I know (from past experiences) is “dead-on” for me to lose weight.  On trial day one, I was not hungry at all, and struggled to eat everything.  Crazy, right ?  Now, I will admit I have a few cheats that I must fess up to.

  • 2 or 3 coffees (which is not bad on the plan….BUT….)
  • Heavy cream to go with the coffee
  • Sugar free hazelnut syrup to go with the coffee
  • Salad dressing:  Balsamic Vinaigrette is my own recipe which has added sugar
  • Plan calls for PLAIN Greek yogurt… I find that quite nasty unless subbing for sour cream, so am going with Yoplait lights – once I start the shakes they will end up taking the place of the yogurts.
  • Hot sauce is free, but I substituted salsa

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The food is divided into colored categories, and the kit comes with containers to help you gauge the amounts.

  • Green=Veggies
  • Purple=Fruits
  • Red=Protein
  • Yellow=Carbs
  • Blue=Fats (avocado, nuts, cheeses, etc.)
  • Orange=Fats (dressings, olives, peanuts)
  • An additional 2 teaspoons of oils/peanut butter etc.

Below is my menu for day one, and some (not all) pics of the food.  I think once I create a weeks worth of menus I will try to find some way to post them with embedded pics.  I’m in the 1200-1499 calorie range which gives me 3 greens, 2 purples, 4 reds, 2 yellows, 1 blue, 1 orange and 2 teaspoons (grey).

Menu

21 Day Fix

Breakfast

21 Day Fix

Snack

21 Day FixLunch

21 Day FixDinner

21 Day Fix

 

It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye !! August 3, 2014

Filed under: Activity,and Misc.,Fun Stuff — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 3:40 am
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Fencing Meme.

FUN STUFF at 2014 Summer Nationals with my good friend Isobel…THX for being such a good sport !

 

Shrimp Caprese Dinner August 2, 2014

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 4:54 pm
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Shrimp Caprese

Fat 13.9g | Net Carb 4.4g | Prot 25.6g | KCals 252

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Super quick and easy 10 minute meal, using tomato and basil fresh from the garden!

Shrimp Caprese
20 medium shrimp (pre-cooked)
1 Tbsp butter
1 medium tomato, diced
5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Salt, Pepper and garlic powder to taste

Melt butter over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sautee until a nice and brown.  Add salt (I use Kosher), pepper and garlic powder to taste.

Add tomatoes and basil.

 

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff – REALLY ? May 10, 2014

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff.

I LOVE BEEF STROGANOFF.

Yes.  Now you all know.  BUT, the way I usually make it on the stove is somewhat labor intensive.  My goal was to take my recipe and “convert” to a crockpot version, and  prep the night before.  I work long hours (upwards of 50 usually) so it’s important to just pull the crockpot from the fridge,  first thing in the morning, plug it in, and leave for work.

Expectation ?  That when I get home from work the house will smell DELICIOUS.  The only additional prep needed is to steam some veggies and make noodles for the “not” low carb peeps in the house.  We’re talking 15 minutes.  For all you working parents out there, this should be your go-to Monday night dinner. (It’s mine!).

Note:  This meal uses a fairly “low grade” of beef since you will be cooking it in the crockpot which is very forgiving on tougher cuts.  Buy the least inexpensive cut you can find!

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For the crockpot:

2 lbs chuck cut into strips
1 large onion, sliced
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup of stock (beef or chicken works).
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
3 Tbsp. Worcheshire sauce.

Cream sauce – 15 minutes before serving:

1 cup sour cream
3 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
2 oz cream cheese, cut in cubes
2 Tbsp. flour

 

Add all “For the crockpot” ingredients to the slow cooker.  Give it a little stir. Store overnight in the fridge if you are looking for an easy Monday…or just prep in the morning if you have the time.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.

15 minutes before dinner…

- Start noodles and veggies.
– In a small bowl, mix the Cream Sauce ingredients well.  Add to crockpot.  Stir until cream cheese is blended in.  Cover and cook on LOW for 15 more minutes.

Serve over noodles or veggies (or even sweet potato noodles if you are feeling paleo-ish!).

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

 

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

 

 
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