Monthly Archives: April 2015

No Excuses!

imagesExcuses for skipping a workout fall into 3 categories. First, there are the Legitimate excuses like the flu, back spasms, Mom needs help, dead car battery.

Then there is the category of Utterly Crazy excuses for not working out, such as these:
I had a massage yesterday, and I don’t want to mess that up.
I don’t have any workout clothes to match my mood.
I can’t sweat because the heat makes my eyelash extensions fall off.
I’m going to an awesome party and don’t want to be sore because I plan to do a lot of dancing.
My appetite goes up after I exercise, so I need to take a break so I’ll eat less.

Finally, there’s the category of Poor/Lame excuses, but we like to tell ourselves they are legitimate — Avoid these and say: “NO MORE EXCUSES!”
It’s too hard.
I’m too busy.
I’m too tired.
I’ll do it tomorrow.
My body sucks.
I can’t go to the gym until I get in shape. (Don’t let muffin top, bloated tummy, wobbly thighs, etc., become excuses!)

Prawn Tacos with Mango Salsa and Cabbage Slaw

Try these healthy tacos — this recipe will definitely bring rave reviews!

Image1-1/2 lb. frozen medium prawns (precooked)
6 corn tortillas
3 T taco seasoning
1 T olive oil
1/2 c white wine
Cooking Spray
Lime wedges and cilantro (garnish)

Defrost prawns and remove tails. Place in shallow dish with wine and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Marinate for about 1 hour. Drain prawns thoroughly. Sauté in olive oil until just cooked, do not overcook.

Mango Salsa (or, use Trader Joe’s Mango Salsa)
2 ripe mangoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 T chopped red bell pepper
2 T chopped cilantro
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

Mix all ingredients and set aside.

Cabbage Slaw
1/2 head of white or red cabbage, shredded, or 1/2 bag shredded cabbage
3 T low fat Caesar dressing
1/2 tsp pepper
1 T rice vinegar

Mix all ingredients and set aside.

Tacos (1 or 2 tortillas each)
Lightly coat a pan with cooking spray and cook each tortillas on both sides until toasty warm.
Place 2 T of slaw in tortilla topped with 2 T mango salsa
Add prawns. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.

6 Servings – Counts as 1 bread, 3 proteins, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat