My Signature Grilled Summer Dinner

June 27, 2012 · 4 comments

Last night, I brought back my signature go to dinner during the summer. We are lucky to have an outdoor patio where we live and so I feel obligated to take advantage of our grill. On the menu was grilled zucchini and summer, 1/2 an ear of corn, and 4 oz of grilled chicken. Yes, I weighed the chicken breast and cut it accordingly.To spice up the chicken, I tossed together diced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta and Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze. I topped the lean protein with the mixture.
I woke up and was eager to get in a quick booty call run. Since Wednesdays are my strength day, I only went for 30 minutes using my 30-90 interval program using RunKeeper. I passed by the Esplanade by the Charles River and saw them setting up the stage for the 4th of July concert and fireworks. Despite living a couple blocks from this Boston landmark, I’ll be in the Cape at this time next week.
I love the 30-90 interval workout for morning bootycalls. It get’s my heart up and my legs are energized by the end. I decided to walk a little bit when I got back hence the slow pace.

When I got back, I was starving. I made a protein pancake with my last packet of Tone It Up’s Perfect Protein powder. I just made the regular banana and flax with cinnamon flavor but added a few fresh blueberries as well. A few of you asked what I thought about the Perfect Protein and I give it the thumbs up. If you don’t like vegan protein powders though, this is not for you. It has a similar taste to Vega Sport which I love, but is a little chalky. I actually like the chalkiness that vegan powders give off, but I know many of you are not. It’s a different texture than whey. The packets are great for traveling which I need in the summer and the price is attractive!

I’m getting excited for the 4th of July, stepping up my diet (or trying at least). What are you planning to do next week? I can’t believe it’s only one week away. I’m bummed it’s on a Wednesday but hopefully good weather will help overshadow the unfortunate mid-week timing.

Also, if you didn’t see my post yesterday, I’m holding a contest on my latest YouTube video to win $250 in Premier Protein products and a $200 cash prize! To enter, you just need to leave a comment on the YouTube video which can be viewed here.

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1 Em June 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

When it comes to total calories after working out, does your HRM match the number on your fitness app? I just got the FT60 it says I burn way more calories than my Nike app says I do. I’m not sure which one is correct or if it’s in the middle…

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2 Sarah June 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I always follow the heart rate monitor. The apps don’t know what they are talking about, but Runkeeper can connect to your HRM! Mine recently died (HRM) so I haven’t tried to but just discovered it.

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3 Jessica June 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes, workouts and most of all MOTiVATION! I will be visiting Boston for the fourth and was wondering if you had any restaurant suggestions that won’t undo all my hard work in the gym :)

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4 Sarah June 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I love paramount in beacon hill, trident cafe, Lolita, met bar (get chopped salad), Atlantic fish company, figs, there r tons! Check urbanspoon too.

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