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The recipe for the day is one of my favorites: Surf and Turf Rice Bowls.
Our whole family enjoys these, even the green stuff in them (Chard). But I always forget about them. They are pretty fast and easy to throw together, and taste like a million bucks (Okay, that is a lie, a million bucks would probably taste very fiberous and gross)! So why don’t I make them more often? I am going to change that, they are going in our regular line up and I hope you will try them too.
Day 26: Make Your Workout Count
- 1/2 lb eye of round beef chunked small
- 1/2 lb shrimp cleaned and shelled
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- 2 carrots peeled and diced
- 2 sweet mini peppers sliced, seeds removed
- 2 leaves swiss chard
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Rice of choice I used a rice and quinoa mixture called Seeds of Change that I get at Costco and you can cook in the microwave for 90 seconds
- Prepare your meat and veggies. Chunk up the eye of round, clean and shell shrimp. Peel and chop carrots, slice peppers, remove stalk from swiss chard, and slice into thin pieces
- Heat oil in a large saute pan
- Add garlic in and cook for about a minute
- Add in beef, and carrots. Saute until beef is starting to brown and carrots are starting to get tender
- Add in peppers, garlic salt, oregano, salt and pepper and chard
- Cook for 1-2 minutes
- Add in shrimp
- Cook until shrimp turns pink and carrots are tender
- Serve over rice of choice
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Surf and turf is my fave because I love Shrimp, but want a little more bulk to my meals!
Speaking of bulk, let’s talk about the challenge, we are on day 26 of 28 (Feel free to follow along with Eazy Peazy Mealz on any of these: Blog / Facebook /Twitter / Google+ / Pinterest / Bloglovin / Instagram) and today we are talking about bulking up (not really), but about exercise. So here is your challenge.
Day 26 Mini- Challenge: Make Your Workout Count
Today let’s talk about fitness. I get up three days a week knowing I am going to head to the gym. I would love to go more, but that is what is working for me right now. And let me tell you, this has not always been the case. I was a runner in high school, and was really in shape, but after that…well, not so in shape. And so going to the gym or even doing exercise at home has been a struggle. I am tired. I am worn out. I have kids whining at me…constantly! So yeah, I don’t always love to exercise.
But then again, I really do love to exercise. I love how I feel. I love that when I am done I never regret it. I love that I am doing something for me.
But because I have limited time and energy, I want to make sure my workout counts. I have done tons of research, and while I do not consider myself an expert, there are a couple of things I recently learned and am trying to put into practice.
The first is to do weights first. I usually walk into the gym and head straight for cardio. After that I do some weights. But I have been doing it wrong. Experts say weights should be first because it is higher intensity exercise, and your body is better equipped to deal with the weights early in the workout. But beyond that, cardio should be last because it helps the body recover by increasing blood flow to muscles, flushing lactic acide, and helping your muscles that are stiff and sore work it out!
The second is to do intervals. They burn fat, help you lose weight, and frankly make the workout easier to get through. I have been a treadmill hater for a while. Soooo boring. But if you get on and do an interval program, where your speed and intensity varies minute by minute, you will break through the monotony and achieve greater results. As my kids would say, “Try it, you’ll like it, try it, you’ll like it”
So for today, head to the gym, lift some weights, and then head to cardio and do some intervals. You will burn more fat, and feel great after!