PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

So I've been dying to make a killer dish with the Cappello's gluten and grain free pasta that's been chillin' in my freezer and a friend invited me to a paleo dinner party last night and I knew it was the perfect time to whip something up. I wanted something light and fresh with lots of protein and veggies so I came up with this super simple, fast and delicious recipe. And I'm not kidding, it was so easy! I procrastinated until about 20 minutes before I had to leave for the party and I still made it in time. Another reason I'm super excited about this recipe? Because I've been extra busy lately and I know the simplicity and quick prep will help me stay on track with my diet. I've been training a lot more lately with my sights set on competing at the CrossFit Games next year and nutrition is so important. Obviously nutrition is always important, but it can really separate a good athlete from a great one. I want to make sure that when the time comes I've done everything I possibly could have to prepare. From my training, to my diet, to the amount of sleep I get, no stone will be unturned. Only then will I truly know I've done everything I could. And I hope this yummy recipe keeps you on track whatever your goals might be!

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COCONUT SHRIMP

COCONUT SHRIMP

If every day could be like today, I'd be in heaven...and broke. I woke up early and got in a good crossfit session, then I headed down to the beach for a cup of coffee and a little book reading. After that I came home and rang my grandparents. It was so great to catch up with them. I miss them all so much, they mean the world to me (if you're reading this hello again!). After that I got my ass to the pool...finally! I've been saying again and again I'm going to start swimming, yet the months continue to pass and I do nothing about it. And this fitness club with the pool is literally a block away from my place, I have no excuse. Although I'm proud of myself for finally making the first dive, as I suspected, I'm a horrible swimmer, so that sucked. But my flatmate says he'll join me next time, so hopefully that will motivate me to keep it up. It will probably never be a strength of mine, but hopefully I'll continue to suck less and less. Well my day continued with a sports massage, a full hour of excruciating pain, but I so needed it. After a bit of relaxing on the couch, and some shopping at the mall, I'm settled in for a movie night and some delicious coconut shrimp!

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CREAMY ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH SHRIMP

CREAMY ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH SHRIMP

Well I've come to a point in my whole30 zone challenge thing I've decided to put myself through that I really need some variety! I love the zucchini pasta so much because it goes great with veggies and any kind of protein, so I decided I needed to come up with a new sauce. Seeing as I wanted to make this zone compliant as well as paleo and Ashley complaint, I went on a hunt for some expert advice. I came across Hey, Joob! and have to say, she's a genius! This sauce is so simple and quick to whip up. Also, if you're following the zone diet, add an apple or some fruit for dessert and you've got yourself a perfect 3 block dinner for 2 people. Here's my take on the dish.

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