I hope you had a FANTASTIC 4th of July! It was hot here in New York, but what’s a little sweat when you are among friends and well, fabulous picnic foods? Although I chose to make healthy options (that I’m sure had the most leftovers at the picnic), I certainly ate a cupcake, hamburger, coleslaw, potato salad and perhaps even ended my day with movie theater popcorn while watching This Is The End (good flick). My personal trainer, super fit boyfriend isn’t always a good influence, as he downs a large popcorn before the movie starts! Anyhow, here is what I whipped up for the picnic:
Corn Off The Cob, well that’s pretty self explanatory. Although I made a batch with coconut butter and lime juice. The other batch I just put regular, old fashioned butter on!
Citrus Couscous Salad – this had diced navel orange pieces, lemon and orange juice, kalamata olives, black olives and a load of parsley. I made the couscous in light coconut milk instead of water. Thought maybe it’d be more moist and flavorful. Couscous is a crap shoot though, as it is very hard to keep from drying out. Oh well, I had fun making it anyhow!
On a side note, I bought a Gym Boss today for interval training. Time to up my conditioning workouts, and I love the intervals!
Keep enjoying the 4th of July celebrations — and stay tuned for a guest blog from my other half (next week) on why lifting weights is a good thing for EVERYONE.