I feel like I never eat enough in the summer time. Or I’m never hungry. Which is weird, cause I am always hungry. Most of the time I want something cold, fresh, and refreshing to eat. Like salads, fruits, and veggies. Allllllll the veggies. That is why my Veggeti Spiralizer gets so much use in the summer time. That poor thing is noodling all day errday.
If you don’t know what a Veggeti is, where have you been? It is a super simple and cheap handheld spiralizer. So basically you can make noodles out of any veggie. My faves are cucumbers and zuchinni.
Last night was one of those nights where I wanted fresh tasty food. We had lots of veggies and some salad shrimp so dinner was thrown together in a matter of minutes.
I spiralized the cucumbers (3 total split between Ryan and I), diced up some green pepper, shredded some carrots, and thawed out the salad shrimp. I also topped the salad with light italian dressing but I also love to use lemon juice as well. It turned out so yummy and the best part about big veggie packed meals like this is they are SO filling. Give me all the fiber and micronutrients! (you can find the full printable recipe below).
I got sick on Tuesday which was shitty. So the last few days I haven’t felt great in the gym. This morning thankfully I had an awesome arm workout that left my arms dangling like limp noodles when I was done. Nice visual eh? One of the neat things, and this may sound weird, is that I am finally getting a visual bicep vein. I am one of those weirdos who thinks vascularity is really cool, and I am not naturally vascular at all. The bicep vein is the one I have always wanted and it is sloooowly starting to pop out. Ha! Don’t mind my weird looking super pale arm!
I have Friday, Saturday, Sunday off so hopefully I will get plenty of sun and we can spend some more time outside with our puppers. Looking forward to maybe one or two good hikes this weekend. Sunshine and sweat!
Enjoy the recipe below and I hope you all have a great day!
Cucumber Noodles & Shrimp
- 3-4 cucumbers
- 2 cups small salad shrimp
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 4 large carrots shredded
- light italian dressing (or lemon juice)
- seasonings of choice (I use Tajin or Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime)
- Spiralize cucumbers using veggeti or spiralizer. Divide between two bowls. Using scissors chop up the noodles unless you like crazy long noodles!
- Shred carrots and dice up peppers. You can add as many veggies as you would like. The more the merrier!
- Make sure your shrimp is thawed and cooked if needed.
- Top with dressing and seasonings and mix all together.