Thursday, June 20, 2013

Light Summer Dinner

I ate a huge lunch...along with an ice cream sandwich...So for dinner I want to go with something delicious but light!

I sauteed the shrimp in a mixture of butter, lemon, garlic power, sea salt, and pepper.
I then baked asparagus at 400 degrees with olive oil, sea salt, and lemon and threw a little salad on the side.

Kabobs on the grill: Perfect Summer Dinner

Who doesn't love kabobs? If you are like me (terrified of lighting a gas grill) you may need some help on this one.

I used a 3-5 pound roast and cut it into cubes

Next I cut up some poblano peppers, white onions, mushrooms, and pineapple into about one inch squares.
Next I arranged them on skewers, I did some veggie only, some with pineapple and some without.

Next I sprinkled a generous amount of steak seasoning on them.
My boyfriend grilled them on Medium heat for about 20-30 minutes .....I wasn't timing :(

They turned out PERFECT!!

Veggie Sandwich.

This veggie sandwich it so unbelievably delicious!!
I use the 100 calorie everything bagle, spicy hummus,  guacamole,  mixed greens, cherry tomatoes,  red onion, cilantro, provolone cheese, and cucumbers.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sangria & cheese with the girls

I know that it's summer but that doesn't mean you are limited to BBQ and beer. Go to the deli and grab some brie and an assortment of other cheeses with some water crackers. Replace that beer with some homemade sangria

Summer Salads

Throw some fruit on top of some mixed greens with onion, feta, and some strawberry vinaigrette for a light summery salad.
If you are looking for a little more, add a side of pan fried shrimp.

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great summer meal that helps you get closer to the bikini body you have been fighting for! 

I chopped up some red onion, celery, pecans, and grapes while I was baking two pounds of chicken. 

When the chicken cooled down I chopped it up, mixed in the onion, celery, grapes, and pecans, and I added spicy mayo, and two hard boiled eggs.
 I threw some avocado on the side and it was delish!