Easiest Fajitas Ever + Celebrity Ramblings

When you live in a neighbourhood with loads of restaurants, patios, and cafés lining the main street, you walk past a lot of amazing looking food.  I saw fajitas the other day and couldn’t stop thinking about them- it’s been too long!  I’ve had a funny aversion to chicken lately (some days I enjoy it, others not so much). So, I grabbed some shrimp and other random ingredients to make a super light and healthy version of fajitas last night.

Shrimp Fajitas
Ingredients
  • Shrimp- (small) cooked, peeled, deveined (2.5 cups)
  • Red Pepper- sliced (1)
  • Onion- sliced (*not diced) (1)
  • Romaine Lettuce- handful / fajita
  • Garlic- 1 clove, minced
  • Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt and Pepper- to taste
  • Olive oil- 2x 1.5 tbsp
  • Whole Grain Tortilla Wraps
On the side
  • Guacamole, Salsa, Light Sour Cream (depending on preference)
  • Lime Wedge
Instructions
1.  Combine shrimp, 1.5 tbsp olive oil, garlic, chilli powder, pepper and salt.

2.  Using two small skillets:

a) Grill red pepper and onions with 1.5 tbsp olive oil
b) Grill the shrimp mixture

3.  Add them together and stir fry for about another minute.

4.  Combine on a tortilla wrap with lettuce and condiment(s) of choice!  I had guacamole and a little bit of light sour cream in mine.  Squeeze fresh juice from lime wedge for added flavour.

5.  Fold and eat.  Consuming more than one is acceptable (and likely…and guilt free).

Chubby?  Girl, please..

Okay, celebrity RANT time! Has anyone else been finding there’s an awful lot of “celebrity weight talk” going on in the media lately?  I know that weight, diet, too fat/too thin issues are continuous in Hollywood. It gets old and annoying quickly.  Lately I’m just finding the topic to be popping up everywhere.  I always appreciate the celebrities who live a healthy & active lifestyle and make good food choices, but aren’t obsessed with being a size 0 (or less).  Then I skimmed this silly Yahoo article entitled, “Salma Hayek: I Am On The Limit of Chubbiness” in which the actress admits to her current apathy towards her “chubbiness”, including how weight doesn’t matter and that she eats and drinks and is happy!  Everyone is commenting with accolades and respect for her wonderful attitude, but honestly…all I felt was more annoyance.  To me, her statement didn’t do all that much for women.  I appreciate the fact that she’s admitting that starving herself isn’t healthy.  Good.  However, by calling herself chubby only sets healthy women (who eat real food and work out moderately) back many strides.  Why must she add that she’s fat?  She’s clearly not, and her statement does nothing for anyone.  I know it’s not from the most reputable news source, but regardless…this article was posted as just another way to make it look like some celebrities are “real people too”, but for me it was really off-putting.  Could she not just leave out the “chubby” part?  Could she not just say, “I am a healthy weight, at which I feel my best?”  I don’t know.  Agree or disagree…I just needed to rant.

Now…this is more Femme Fitale style:

“I don’t care about being stick-thin. I don’t want stuff to jiggle. Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that. I feel my best when I’m a toned, not flabby, size 8. Women come up to me and say, ‘You’re beautiful and confident, and that makes me feel I can be, too.”
Miranda Lambert’s interview w/ Self Magazine
-Source: self.com

I’m on Team Miranda.  I’m also off to eat a quick snack and head to Body Pump…two of my favourite past-times  😉

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