"There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day "cheat day", you're on a diet. Don’t be on a diet"
With that being said, I would like to rephrase what I posted yesterday. We haven’t been cheating, we just haven’t been eating as healthy as we would have liked. Its just sometimes it starts with one small pint of coconut chocolate ice-cream from Trader Joes (amazing btw), and before you know it your whole eating style is completely out of whack.
Any who, onto what I ate today.
• Scrambled eggs with half of an avocado topped with fresh ground pepper.
• Fresh blueberries
• Baby carrots
(The orange in the picture ended up being eaten during lunch.)
• Leftover Mexican chicken
• 1 orange
Before leaving work and heading for the gym I had a handful of assorted raw nuts to hold me over until I got home and ate dinner.
• Lime shrimp (recipe attached)
• Spinach salad with red bell peppers, oranges, avocado, cucumber, and julienned carrots.
• Before heading to bed I felt hungry so I had a boiled egg.
Now for today’s recipe it’s actually a Rachael Ray recipe. The original recipe calls for butter, but I normally use ghee or palm oil.
• 2 lbs. raw shrimp (peeled and deveined if possible)
• 2 Tbsp. ghee or palm oil
• 1 cup finely chopped shallots ~ about 2 large shallots
• 1/2 cup lime juice~ 2 1/2 limes
• Zest of 2 limes
• 1 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
• 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro chopped
1. In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp ghee and add shrimp along with salt and pepper. Let the shrimp cook for 4 minutes or so, you don’t want to completely cook it because you will be adding it to the skillet later, so its ok if there is some grey and the shrimp isn’t completely pink.
2. Once the shrimp is ready remove it to a plate or bowl, in the same skillet add the rest of the ghee along with the shallots, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Let this cook over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add lime zest along with the shrimp and fresh cilantro to the skillet and toss. Let cook for 2 more minutes, add salt and black pepper to taste.
I love making shrimp because in 10 minutes or less your meal is ready.
Ok I am really tired off to bed I go.