Friday, July 12, 2013

Simple Shrimp Dinner

HAPPY FRIDAY! Today is our rest day and since pretty much every muscle group is sore right now, I'd say it's much needed. Remember, your muscles don't grow in the gym, they grow when you rest. I hate rest days just as much as the next person, but I know they do my body much more good than harm so I make sure to get in at least 1 full day, if not 2. Another way to grow those muscles? Eat! 

This is what dinner looked like last night- simple and quick but spicy and so good. Since we're in the middle of deathly hot weather here in AZ the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven, so I've been trying to do my best to grill as often as possible. 

Last night I skewered some shrimp after marinating them in a mixture of Sriacha, ginger, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (didn't measure). For sides we did roasted veggies and grilled avocado and everything went together perfectly, and I think it took me all of 30 minutes from start to finish. Excited for leftovers today! 

Don't forget today is the last day to enter my Quest Bar giveaway

What's your rest day regimen? Do you love them or hate them?


  1. Did you eat a whole avocado? Looks good :)
    I love making shrimp skewers :)

  2. I have a hard time with rest days. I know I need them but I just feel so much better when I work out. (My kids say I'm nicer.) I do try to at least have 2 days of rest. Sometime a long run sneaks in on one of those days but I do try.

  3. Entered! I did everything that you said :)

  4. Oh, this looks great! I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but I bet chicken would be great in place.

  5. This looks soooo freaking yummy!
    I actually look forward to rest day with anxious anticipation :)! I don't know where I hear this but it's true: I work out to live and not live to work out. I love the benefits of a true resting day, and will not allowed myself to obsess. Then I'm ready to kick some booty again the next 6 days!
    Speaking of obsessions; Those avocados look perfect. I wish I had my own avocado tree!


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