Here is a great tip from SparkPeople.com:
Circuit Training is a great way to do resistance training and aerobic training in one workout. You select a certain number of exercises, and go from one exercise to the next with little or no rest, until you’ve completed all of them. A circuit can be set up any way–it’s fun to be creative. You can do a full body circuit, a lower body circuit, core circuit, upper body circuit, etc. By doing the exercises consecutively, your heart rate stays in the aerobic zone, at the same time developing lean muscle tissue. You can also add in exercises like jump rope and step-ups. Circuits are great for all levels, beginners up to advanced. A circuit of 6-8 exercises is usually a good beginner level, working up to 12-15 exercises done twice for advanced. As you can see, a circuit can last as short as 10-15 minutes and go up to 60 minutes.
Tonight in a …..”shell fish“….
Asking “what do you want for dinner” at 6:30 AM never elicits a definitive response of “Swordfish on the BBQ with lots of Vegetables, roasted in the oven with a balsamic glaze“…. it’s more like “Oh. I don’t know. What do we have? What do you want? Anythings ok with me“. So the table is W– I–D–E open and as a result, we ended up with Scampi.
Bay Scallop and Shrimp Scampi
- 2 TBS SmartBalance ( or use butter)
- 2 TBS Olive Oil (isn’t Scampi always greasy?!)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 6 oz baby button bella mushrooms (or other) – peeled / cleaned
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth or white wine
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/2 lb Frozen Bay Scallops, thawed, rinsed and dried
- 1/2 lb Frozen Raw Shrimp -peeled & deveined
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp Old Bay (or use red pepper, or paprika….)
In a large saute pan, add the SmartBalance and olive oil and heat on medium high. Add the shallot and green onion, cook for one minute. Add the garlic for one minute. Add the mushrooms and cook 1 minute. NOTE: You may have to turn your heat to medium if you notice your garlic burning. Add the 1/2 cup Vegetable broth, lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add the shrimp, reduce heat to medium if you haven’t already. Cook 1 minute. Add the scallops, salt, pepper and spices and cook for 3 – 4 minutes until tender – or opaque.
Serve over oven roasted Cauliflower in place of pasta as a filling yet low carbohydrate meal.
For dessert…make sure to check in tomorrow morning for a really special CEimB! Yum! 🙂
Have a great night!