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Two Delicious Dinner Recommendations

by Courtney on July 2, 2014

This has been one BUSY week, my friends (and it’s only Wednesday?!). I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but end of the month at work for me is always crazy. Add the fact that I was out for vacation last Thursday and Friday, and I’ve definitely had my plate full.

I’m hoping, and fairly confident, that I should get all caught up by Thursday so I’ll be able to enjoy the holiday weekend stress-free. Speaking of…does anyone have any fun plans for the 4th? My parents are having a little par-tay which means two things: plenty of fun and lots of good food.

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And on Saturday, we’ll be heading up to Saratoga Lake which is always a great time. I’m hoping Sunday will be a quiet, relaxing day at home where we can get caught up on the 101 things that are sure to be waiting for us by that time.

But anyways…other happenings so far this week? Well, we FINALLY got our new pool liner in yesterday and are currently working on filling the pool back up with water. From the hose. Yes, it’s gonna be freezing…good thing we’ve got temps reaching almost 90 this week to warm that baby up!

I’ve also got three consecutive days of T25 workouts under my belt.

I know, I know. Me and my exercise ADD, right? I was kind of getting to a point where I felt like I was walking somewhat mindlessly into my workouts. And when that’s happening at 5:30am, it’s a recipe for disaster (aka, oh sure, I’ll hit that snooze button two more times while I figure out what I’m gonna do…and now, oops! No time left). My plan at the moment is to really try to follow through with the complete program (25 minutes, 5x a week? I can do that) but we’ll see where I’m at again at this time two weeks from now. Winking smile

We’ve also had a couple of delicious dinners the past two days which I had to share with you guys. The first came from the latest Cooking Light magazine (which had a ton of awesome recipes this month!) – Steak and Avocado Kabobs with corn on the cob.

steak and avocado kabobs

The kabobs were simple, super delish, and really easy to make. I’d totally make them again, although I’d probably add a few more veggies on there.

Last night, we had some grilled, marinated chicken and pineapple with rice and green beans.

soyaki grilled chicken

I hit up The Fresh Market yesterday for their chicken sale, and noticed that they also had chicken cutlets on sale, too. I figured sure, I’ll grab two of them to have for dinner, but never paid attention to how big they were…two of them weighed in at over 1-1/4 pounds! So we marinated it in this Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce which. is. incredible. WOW.

trader joe's soyaki

Just a quick marinate in the bag, then Jay grilled ‘em up, along with some pineapple slices on top. I was a huge fan, and am quite excited about my leftovers I have waiting for me today for lunch.

Alright, that’s all I’ve got for ya today. Time to do the work thang…but it is Wednesday so you know what that means! Have a great day, everyone!

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1 Tiff July 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

Mmm, the kabobs look great. It soundalike you’ve got a fun weekend lined up. I hope the last of the work week doesn’t crawl by!
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2 Brynn July 2, 2014 at 8:05 am

I love the Soyaki sauce from Trader Joes, it has such a great flavor! This weekend I am heading up north to my parent’s on the water to spend several days with my family. I can’t wait!
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3 Becky@TheSavedRunner July 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

Haha I am doing T25 right now too, and I can relate to everything on that poster lol! It’s a great workout! I am about to check out that steak kabob recipe, it looks fantastic!

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4 Parita @ myinnershakti July 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

LOVE that T25 image. So true! I just finished the program and can relate to all of those points!

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5 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun July 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

Yum those kabobs look DELICIOUS! Hope your work week settles down soon!
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6 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections July 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

Ahhh I have been meaning to break out T25 for a while now! I think 5 days a week seems really reasonable for the plan, but I have a hard time sticking with things like that now because I crave variety.

Also, I looooove that soyaki sauce! It’s great on salmon!
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7 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire July 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

Ooooh, I just bought that Soyaki sauce this weekend – I’m so glad to hear it’s a good one! Just think – it’s a short week, so techincally today is Thursday! :) That’ll get you through the craziness!
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8 Shel@PeachyPalate July 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

Love steak with avocado! Definitely need to make some kabobs…we call them kebabs or just skewers! Would be awesome on the barbecue!

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9 Britt@MyOwnBalance July 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

I’ve heard really great things about T25. I agree, it is so much easier to stick to your workouts when you have a plan!

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10 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

Sounds like you guys have a great 4th of July weekend planned! We are going camping with my family… Should be interesting with a toddler. ;) Wish me luck. I’m excited though – we haven’t been camping in forever!

Both of your dinners look SO good! Isn’t grilling season the BEST?!
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11 Brittany July 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

Avocado on the kebabs is brilliant!
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12 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

Love that soyaki sauce! I picked it up when I was in the States just over a month ago and was a huge fan.
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13 Sarah @ Sweet Miles July 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Those steak and avocado kabobs look divine! I’ve been eating an avocado almost every day, such a good healthy fat!
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14 Eryn @ BlondMindedBrunette July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I purchased some Trades Joe’s BBQ sauce the other day and it was delish! Love that store!
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15 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I always forget about kabobs, but they are so great on the grill during summer.
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16 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I have heard awesome things about that Soyaki sauce! I’ll have to try marinading tempeh and/or tofu in it!
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17 haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine July 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Woooo those kabobs look FABULOUS. Happy, happy 4th!

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18 Polly @ Tasty Food Project July 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm

I love that TJ’s soyaki sauce! I marinated wings with them one time and they were so delicious!

I haven’t tried T25 but have heard great things about it. I recently watched the infomercial and it looks pretty challenging!
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19 ellie @ fit for the soul July 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Oh mannn now you got me really curious about T25….I seriously do wonder though, what the difference is between that and Insanity. I have exercise ADD too, but it’s all because I just love to try every kind of workout known to mankind! It’s fun to incorporate everything, you know? ;)

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20 Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl July 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

It’s been way too long since I’ve made kebabs–I must fix this problem;-)
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21 Katy July 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I’ve never tried that sauce from Trader Joe’s!so I will definitely have to pick some up next time I am there! I love making kabobs for dinner. I usually use chicken or shrimp with peppers and onions. Love yous steak and avocado combo! Thanks for the ideas!
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22 Lindsey July 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I just finished with T25! I know you are a fan of yoga (and maybe pilates) so I wanted to mention a newer beachbody program PiYo, have you heard of it? So far it’s really awesome. Let me know if you’d like more info.
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23 Courtney July 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I’ve heard people talk about it, but never really looked into what it is. Would love to hear more!!

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