I got this recipe for Grilled Curried Shrimp and Mango Couscous from Fitness Magazine and it might be one of the best I’ve tried in a long time. Everything about this meal is amazing – the red curry mixture tastes like something right out of a Thai restaurant, the yogurt sauce is lick your plate good (and, yes, I did lick my plate after I was done) and the mango takes whole wheat couscous to a level of deliciousness I didn’t realize it was capable of achieving.
If that’s not enough of an endorsement, it’s also pretty easy to make and is full of good stuff including 30 grams of protein, 9 grams of fibre and plenty of Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
My only modification is that I cooked the shrimp on a frying pan instead of a grill. I have a George Foreman lying around somewhere but I hate cleaning that thing. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a tee. Who knew a quick Sunday night dinner would turn out to be the highlight of my weekend eats?
This morning, I was a little sore from yesterday’s boot camp workout but I still managed to drag my behind to the gym for my New Rules of Lifting for Women workout. Almost at the halfway point… of stage 1. This is a long program (no “7 Days to a Flatter Stomach” promises here) but from what I’ve read, it will improve my strength and body composition in the long run so I’m sticking with it.
This morning’s workout went well. Push ups were a little weak because I did a lot of arm and chest exercises yesterday, but I made it through my sets. Now I’m enjoying a protein shake and studiously ignoring the enormous pile of laundry that awaits me.