Weekend Roundup.


Hi lovelies! I hope this Monday is treating you well. We had a great weekend over here. I got all my training in, the house cleaned, the house stocked up with yummy healthy food, and I got in the most awesome fishing trip!

20131014-122833.jpgSeafood purchase= 2 lbs of large Key West pink shrimp, 2 filets of Mahi, 1 lb of wild salmon, 2 yellowfin tuna filets.

20131014-122852.jpgI saw these notebooks on sale for 49 cents and HAD to have them. I especially love the red and white chevron print. I have been obsessively keeping a food journal. Bite it, WRITE IT! Now I am stocked up til winter 😀

20131014-122904.jpgThis was some of the view I had fishing out in Big Pine Channel.

20131014-123020.jpgTime to come in. Booo!

20131014-123030.jpgOne more 🙂

20131014-123043.jpgSnappers!

20131014-123103.jpgThe biggest porgy fish ever! I was cleaning and fileting fish for two hours. We ended up with 2 lbs.

20131014-123129.jpgMy handsome man. Kingsley.

20131014-123142.jpg3 mile walk today. My legs were killing me! I had a 15 minute mile pace though so I will take it.

20131014-123205.jpgand 5 miles on Saturday. It was HOT!

 

I have been eating meals from diet to go this week. They were nice enough to send me a week of meals for review. Those end tomorrow though and so I hope to throw up some recipes for you guys. I know for sure I am making shrimp feta salad on Wednesday. Mmm 🙂

Hope you all are well!

Chat soon loves.

 

G

Our trip to the reef.


To celebrate my husband’s birthday we decided to take a trip aboard the Marathon Lady. She is a 73 foot fishing party boat. We decided to go on the 9:30am trip so we headed out early with our rods and sunblock. The boat goes all the way out to the reef and hangs out in 20-40 feet of water. They rent out rods, have beer and sodas, and a super helpful staff. The fishing wasn’t too hot, but we ended up catching a decent amount of fish. Christopher caught a few mangrove snapper and grunts. I caught a big eye torro fish and more grunts. You can pay the deck boys to filet up your catch and so we did. We ended up with a total of 18 fish, and over 2 lbs of fish filets. It was a great time. My only suggestion is to make sure you drink PLENTY of water. It was literally insane hot out there. Don’t forget the sunblock either!!20130613-115953.jpg

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For the cost if was a good deal. 45 dollars a person. I think I would much rather prefer fishing on my own vessel though. Not enough room to cast, and too many people etc. It is a totally fun time though. Can’t find a nicer crew anywhere.

Veggie/Fish Bakes.


This recipe is super simple + super versatile.

  • Basically the idea is take a large square of tinfoil–
  • Place fish of choice
  • Seasonings of choice
  • Vegetables of choice inside
  • Make a pouch–and bake it until it’s nice and ready.

How simple is that? Bake at 350 degrees for 20 or so minutes or until fish flakes. There you have it. Protein, healthy carbs, and a simple dinner that can be prepped in 10 minutes or less.

Fresh fish is best, but frozen works just as well.  Mahi, Tuna, Salmon, Tilapia, Snapper, whatever you fancy.

When adding the vegetables part, think small. Chop all of the veggies you want to add in smaller pieces so everything can cook evenly.

Think Themes! You could have a mexican style fish with cilantro, peppers, onions, tomato and top it with avocado when it comes out of the oven. Or italian with tomatoes, garlic, basil. Get creative.

I went with an asian theme for this fish dish.303585_315312128569988_2069582468_n

I laid my tinfoil down, and placed a large boy choy leaf. Next I seasoned my fish with some sea salt, garlic, and pepper. After that I added some lemon. Now add the veggies.I went with garlic, ginger, red peppers, carrots, and broccoli. Lastly I added a tbsp of soy sauce over top of the whole thing.

It took about 25 minutes baking at 350. The vegetables were steamed just right, the fish was great, and it was something different.

GET CREATIVE. Can you think of a healthy fish/veggie bake that you could make right now? Share your ideas!

 

Mahi-Mahi.


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The dolphinfish. No it’s not really dolphin! Mahi-Mahi has always been a super great choice for protein. It’s super firm, tender, moist, and not a threatened species. I like mahi because it is mild in taste and not overly fishy tasty or smelling. There are tons of ways to cook it. Blackened, broiled with garlic and lemon, sauteed. Choosing mahi for a lean protein is a smart idea. Compared to chicken or beef it has way fewer calories. The protein is high, and the fish contains iron, calcium, niacin and a ton of other things. For 3 oz- Around 93 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 carbs, and 20 grams of protein. You can buy it fresh, or frozen. Either way it makes a great choice for dinner!

*Note like some fish, mahi does contain a small amount of mercury. FDA suggests not eating over 24 oz of mahi in over a 30 day period. So once a week is great!

Happy eating!