Happy Hour: The One About Snack-Dinner
Jun 4, 2021
As part of my weight-loss goals, I’m having a piece of fruit and a green juice in the morning, a regular sized lunch, and something I call “snack dinner.” Yes, I feel a bit like an old woman talking about having a snack for dinner, but here we are. And right now, my favorite snack dinner is Cucumber-Shrimp Boats.
This recipe from Gym Hut is my favorite one because it’s the easiest. I buy a couple of shrimp-skewers from our grocery store (you could also use frozen shrimp). I make the Trader Joe’s microwave rice, and then add a little rice wine vinegar and salt for flavor. I make a low-calorie spicy yogurt sauce for it. And then I swap out the parsley for Furikake, a delicious seasoning blend. And that’s it.
They also make a pretty fantastic appetizer. These, some pot stickers, skewered chicken with a dipping sauce, and some edamame, and you have yourself a pretty stellar snack tray.
Can’t eat shellfish? I’ve also tried this with leftover Kalbi skewers diced up. It was great, and a good way to eat up the last of the leftovers.
It’s warming up in Spokane, so our air-conditioning is running all the time. Thus, I am cold a lot. I bought this Gap Ombre Sweatshirt on a lark, and I wear it way too much. Enough that I probably needs a second one.
The washed-out ombre gives you the same impact as tie-dye in a more grown-up package. It goes well with shorts, over workout clothes, or over a sleeveless dress.
Gap has some really affordable, stylish casual pieces right now. I mean, there are a few things that will have you asking, “This is Gap?” This swimsuit looks like Mara Hoffman’s last collection, and this ikat, linen top is just plain fabulous.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend. See you Monday.