Date Day, Mexican Food, and Giveaway Winners!

Date Day, Mexican Food, and Giveaway Winners!

Happy Monday!

I’ve got lots of marvelousness for you all today from our weekend but first things first!

The winner for my Lily’s chocolate Bars is Amy with Fun with Family and Fitness!  Congrats dear!  Message me your information when you get a chance 🙂

AND… the winner of my Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Seed is Ashley at My Food N Fitness Diaries!  Send me your info as well 🙂

There’s still time to enter to win a Sweaty Band so make sure to check that out!

Thank you as always to Katie at Healthy Diva Life for hosting another Marvelous In My Monday!

Let’s talk about some marvelous happenings from our weekend.  First of all, I woke up Saturday feeling much better!  Still not 100% but think it was a combination of lingering cold and allergies.  It was SOOOOO windy Friday which stirred up a lot of yuck!

I started my morning with a great Tabata workout followed by some core.  Great way to start my day!

Then we made this Marvelous fresh juice that definitely hit the spot!

Bunny Juice

Bunny Juice

Ingredients

  • 5 - 7 Large Organic Carrots
  • 4 Oranges, peeled
  • 2 inch chunk of fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Put veggies and fruit through a juicer, chill if desired and enjoy!
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The Love Nugget LOVED this juice especially since we named it “Bunny Juice.”  He kept asking for more!

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Then the hubby and I got ready to head off for a day date!    We had wine to pick up at Michael David in Lodi and decided to make a day of it.  Luckily, Nani (AKA my mother in law), drove down to spend the day with The Love Nugget.  Such a wonderful MIL!   We had such a Marvelous day!

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From top left, the hubby and I at our wine club event, yummy tasting, beer sampler at lunch, salad, chicken sandwich (the chicken came off the bread and on to the salad 🙂 and a few fries for lunch.  Yum!

Then we came home and enjoyed a nice Mexican themed evening.

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Love these chips but haven’t had them in so long!  The salsa was tasty but too spicy for me, such a baby!  A few sips of a margarita I made too strong so the hubby had to finish it.  I’m so old lately!

Dinner was something I threw together but turned out to be delicious!

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. peeled, devined and chopped shrimp
  • 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 shot of tequila, about 2 tbsp.
  • Juice from 2 limes

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add in the onion and bell pepper.
  3. Sautee for a few minutes then add zucchini to the pan.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes longer or until veggies begin to soften.
  5. Add Cumin, chili powder, salt, honey, and lime.
  6. Continue cooking until shrimp is almost cooked completely.
  7. Then add tequila and sautee until nearly all liquid has evaporated.
  8. Serve over corn tortillas with fresh guacamole or salsa.
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The hubby thought his was “picture perfect” and insisted I take a picture of his too 🙂

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It did look pretty good!

Sunday we woke up to an absolutely beautiful day!  I was itching to go for a run but I woke up late and we decided to go run a few errands then work in the yard.  We have a few really busy week/weekends coming up and knew we wouldn’t have time so today was the day!

It actually felt great to get some outdoor work done and I got a ton of food prep accomplished as well.

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From top, (in foil) granola bars for The Love Nugget, Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins (featured on Fitmixer this week!), watermelon, veggies, tuna salad, hard boiled eggs, steamed carrots for The Love Nugget, Sweet Potatoes, Kabacha Squash, and Nuttzo Protein Balls (recipe coming soon!)

Whew!  I felt accomplished but… didn’t finish the hubby’s protein bars or any of the baby shower stuff I needed to get done.  Mainly because after I finished the muffins we decided to go for a  walk to get a little treat.

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He was so excited he got his own cup today.  So fun!

Our friend came over for dinner which was fun since we hadn’t seen him in awhile.  The Love Nugget loves having visitors and ran around like a crazy man!  We also enjoyed a yummy grilled dinner too since the weather was so nice.

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Horrible pic but it was a spinach salad with strawberries, pecans and gorgonzola, sweet potato fries and a turkey, sweet potato burger for me.  The boys had bacon, gorgonzola beef burgers.  My burger sounded good but didn’t turn out all that good.  Not very flavorful and a little charred.  But the salad and potatoes were delicious!

It was such a marvelous weekend and definitely needed since we’ll be pretty busy the next few weeks/weekends.  What made it even better was that I forced myself to unplug a little more than normal.  I’ll often post Saturdays and Sundays but this weekend because we were busy and I needed it, I took some time off.  It felt great!

QUESTIONS –

  • What was marvelous about your weekend? 
  • Do you have a juicer?  If so, what’s your favorite juice combination? 
  • Do you find it hard to REALLY unplug on the weekends? 

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Comments

  1. I’ve been considering buying a juicer….your bunny juice really makes me want to. Those shrimp tacos look wonderful and I just bought a bunch of shrimp this weekend….I’m jotting the recipe down to give it a try. Glad you’re feeling much better!

  2. Looks like a fun date! 🙂 We were just discussing last night how we can’t go a week without having a Mexican meal! haha

  3. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better.
    Taking some time off and unplugging really feels amazing and your family weekend sounds like it was just the right decision. Admittedly, though, it’s been quite a while since I last truly unplugged.
    Such a cute photo of you and the Love Nugget.

  4. How fun to have a wonderful day date! I know dates are going to be rare without our little one joining us for a while, so I am savoring and enjoying our dates right now!

    YUM on the tacos, just YUM!

    Happy Monday love!

  5. So cute that you called it Bunny Juice. 🙂 Sounds like such a fun weekend, and I love the shrimp tacos. Look delicious! Ours was pretty low key, but we’re meeting some friends for dinner tonight, so that should be fun! 🙂

  6. Yay! I won! 🙂 I will email you!

    Those shrimp tacos look amaaaazing. Yum!

  7. Mmm, orange, carrot, and ginger is one of my favorite combos! Or sometimes I throw in a different fruit in place of the orange! I have a recipe for one with pear that I call “Parrot Juice” Lol

    Shrimp (or fish) tacos are the BEST! So happy to hear you and the hubby got some good alone time and you unplugged! It is a little difficult sometimes, but honestly it’s so nice to just “get away” from all the phone/computer/social media stuff sometimes! I LOVE the pic of you and The Love Nugget! So sweet! And holy food prep Batman! Nice job!! Now, could you come over and do the same thing for me? Just be sure to bring a few extra Nutzo balls with you! 😉

  8. You inspire me with your juicing adventures! The bunny juice sounds great! We may just have to get a juicer sometime soon!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Amber! We got ours for Christmas and love it! Well… I don’t love cleaning it but the juice is good!

  9. What a great weekend! Question: what recipe do you use for your hubby’s protein bars?

  10. I love the bunny juice and your fish tacos look amazing! I’ll have to save that, as my husband LOVES tacos! I’m glad you are feeling better!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Melissa! The tacos were delicious! I wish I would have remembered a jalapeno though. They could have used just a hint of spice!

  11. I love mexican and I love fish tacos!!! And your food prep is super impressive! I wish could be that organized and dilligent! 🙂

  12. I don’t have a juicer but am really thinking about getting one. That carrot juice looks amazing. Do you have a brand of juicer that you like?

  13. Your day date looked so fun! I loved seeing the pics on instagram over the weekend 🙂