Crunchy Shrimp Tacos

I haven’t mentioned it the last couple days that I am back to drinking coffee.  BUT, not using my International Delight (are you happy Jody?! Open-mouthed smile) but using a splash of almond milk and 1/2 a packet of Splenda – so good!

I made it Day 4 of getting up and hitting the gym.  I cannot tell you how proud I am of myself.  I am always the queen of saying one thing and doing another, but I’ve realized it’s all about choice.  I could choose to hit the snooze or I could choose to get up and change my life.  I chose to get up!

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On tap?  Arms/Abs/Cardio:

  • Barbell Curls: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
  • Overhead cable curl: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Cable hammer curl -Rope attachment: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Alternating Hammer curls: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Dips (bench or parallel bars): 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Skullcrushers: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Seated triceps press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown – rope attachment: 3 sets of 10 reps (I love this one!)
  • Air Bike: 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Jackknife sit-ups: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Hanging leg raises (or roman chair): 3 sets of 10 reps

Cardio: 30 minute – medium intensity cardio (running, elliptical, step-mill)

Holy sweat balls.  It took me 70 minutes to get through that routine above.  The only thing I couldn’t do are bench dips – I just don’t have the shoulder flexibility.  I ended up subbing in close hand push-ups.  I had to laugh my ass off at this diagram!  I still worked out my triceps, so that’s all that matters.  I did 35 minutes of walking at 3.5 mph at 6.5 incline for cardio.


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My pre-workout meal of a high fiber English muffin and a tablespoon of peanut butter has been working great.  I actually wasn’t hungry until 10:30! 

Suzanne made some zucchini pancakes a couple weeks ago, so I decided to make that the base of my second breakfast.  But, they didn’t turn out as good – I tried making them with shredded zucchini, egg beaters and a tablespoon of panko to bind it.  They never kept together – I think next time I am going to add some almond flour.  BUT the flavor was good – it was the base of my breakfast – zucchini pancakes with scrambled egg whites and egg beaters, with steak “croutons.”

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Of course the bottle of hot sauce was at the ready!  In the back was another honey crisp apple.  Super filling.  I had planned on swimming at lunch, but we were down one secretary, and for the third day this week, work got in the way of my lunch workout.  I actually was totally okay with it after my morning workout.  I did a lunch run for my boss – I fly, she buys. 

I ended up getting a cup of broccoli cheddar soup, the whole wheat baguette, and then I accessorized it with stuff I brought from home – carrots, cucumbers, hummus and strawberries.  This whole plate comes in at around 420 calories – not bad!

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I wish I liked more fish – I would love to have more meatless meals during the week.  I am the problem.  Tony would love to eat salmon!  I had shrimp tacos on the menu.  While I was supposed to stay away from fried food during my cleanse, um, these were totally worth it.  Since my deep fryer holds the temperature so well, I added 1 teaspoon of oil to the recipe just to figure out the calories – but I am confident a whole teaspoon of oil was not absorbed into the shrimp.

Crunchy Shrimp Tacos

  • 2 servings – 215 calories, 5.5 fat, 10.4 carbs, 1.3 fiber and 29.2 protein (this is just for the shrimp)


  • 1/2 pound of shrimp
  • 1/8 cup almond flour
  • 1/8 cup egg beaters
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (frying)

Add a pinch of cumin, salt and pepper to the flour.  Toss the shrimp in the flour mixture.  Then toss in the egg beaters and then toss in the panko.  Deep fry for 2-3 minutes, until nice and crisp.  Put on a paper towel and salt a tiny bit more.  Ready for the fryer:

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Tony and I both give these two big thumbs up!  They were so light and crispy.  We split half an avocado, I had baby spinach, diced red pepper and tomatillo salsa on mine with the Ezekiel sprouted tortillas.  I added half a cup of fat free refried beans on the side after the picture was taken – still that whole plate of food was 553 calories!  We will have to remember this when Lenten season begins – I think Tony could eat these every Friday during Lent like I like to eat pizza the rest of the year on Fridays!

And now I bring you another installment of Texting with Tony.  In this episode, I am in green on the right, Tony is on the left:

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I just have to laugh because Tony was the first one to tell me about turtle touching cotton well, when when you have to poo.  And can I just say that I love the poo icons in the iPhones – I use them all the time!  He said girls shouldn’t have turtle touching cotton – like ever.  Just like girls shouldn’t fart.  Silly boy!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1596 calories, 161 carbs, 97 protein, 37 fiber
  • A- grade on
  • 29% of calories from fat, 24% from protein and 40% from carbs
  • 70 minute arms/abs/cardio before work

Happy Friday!  This week went by fast surprisingly!  On the workout menu this morning?  Shoulders and Cardio.

Make it a great day!


35 thoughts on “Crunchy Shrimp Tacos

  1. the shrimp tacos look yummy!

  2. I always drink my coffee black. However, recently I was turned on to the health benefits of coconut oil so I’ve been adding a teaspoon to my coffee.

  3. Turtle touching cotton, that is a new one. Just so long as you don’t shart yourself!

    • Ha, no that’s why it’s called turtle touching cotton – like a turtles head peaking out – it just means you need to find a bathroom . . soon! Have a great weekend Jacky – I think our weather is going to be nice!

  4. I call those the smiling turd piles and use them frequently to make the other person laugh😄 You can’t be too serious when you see one of those!

  5. LOL I just had to yell into the other room “Bobby, have you ever heard the phrase turtle touching cotton?” (he hadn’t – I think he’s googling it now, muwahaha).

    Tony should read the book by one of the RHONJ – apparently she goes to McDonald’s to poo so that her husband will never know that she does!! Crazy.

    • Tony (Mr. Bizmoto)

      I don’t deny that she has to do it, I just don’t want to know about it. When our dog was still alive she blamed him for all the farts, now its all out in the open. I also don’t care to know any womanly functions. Alright, I am going back to the safety of my closet.

  6. That is the funniest text message ever!!! Y’all make me smile!!!
    And – those shrimp tacos look delicious!!!
    You are a workout fiend! Don’t you love the feeling of having it done first thing? Then no matter what comes up during the day you go it in!!!

  7. Tacos look yummy! I don’t do any breading and frying, but it always looks great! I’m a black coffee drinker so I never have to worry about missing the creamer; my husband drinks it with a splash of cream and I’ve tried his and it just about makes me puke. I just taste hot, brown milk. I loves my coffee strong and black 😉

  8. Oh, you are going to have a great Friday. I can just tell.

  9. OMG! I guess I’ve been living under a rock cos I have never heard the expression “turtle touching cotton” before! I had to google it too! LOL Can’t wait to get home & tell Hubby that one! 😀
    Now…moving right along from poo to shrimp. lol Those tacos look awesome! Just so you’ll know, I get a lot of my supper ideas during the week from you. Looks like we’re having tacos tonight! 😀

  10. Turtle touching cotton….bahahahaha….

  11. We’ve always called it “turtle head’s”, you know b/c they peep out! Anyways I don’t have a smart phone, but love that little e’con!

    Silly ? for meatless: does fish count on M.M.? So we’ve got a deep fryer but I hardly ever use it since I started WW loosely eons ago, but I keep seeing these ‘oil-less’/’low-oil’ fryers:
    and would love to know your opinion. Thanks

    • If you have a deep fryer – use it. If it holds the temperature correctly, there is hardly any absorption at all. I even remember seeing an episode of Martha Stewart back in the day. She made fried chicken on the stove. She measured out the oil before the chicken went in, and after the chicken came out, and because it was at the right temperature, less than a tablespoon of oil was absorbed in 8 pieces of chicken!

  12. Those tacos look amazing….! I am a sucker for tacos, and of course a sucker for all things fried! Happy Friday!

  13. Turtle touching cotton – that is a new one of me – I will have to google it!

  14. If one of us has to go Poo while we’re out, we always look at each other and say “Turtle”. Like turtle poking its head out. Didn’t know that was a universal symbol for pooing. LOL. Those shrimp look great. I love seafood, the only “fish” Julie will touch are fish sticks.

  15. Yes, your blog is very educating. I had to share TTC with my husband. He always jokes about “fluffing”. He has never heard me “fluff” he thinks maybe he heard it one night in my sleep but he can’t be sure. He says it could have been anything…wink wink and he chooses to live in denial 🙂

  16. Those tacos look fantastic. I had the power steak breakfast bowl from Panera this morning and the avocado was the best I’ve had in a LONG time. I’m kind of craving it tonight actually…

    Also to Mr. Bizmoto, girls don’t fart, they relieve tension! We also don’t do whatever the turtle touching cotton thing is, we just have to go! 😉

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    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
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  18. These tacos sound fantastic, though I don’t know how many of the shrimp would make it out of my kitchen to the dining table. I’d have to sample at least a couple. 🙂

  19. Unless the doctor tells me to give up coffee, I will never give it up. For nothing! At home we have an espresso machine and I always use hot milk in my espresso. A couple of months I did give up almost all diary and switched to almond milk in my coffee. I like that even more than plain milk.

  20. TTC! Now that’s a new one for me. LOL!!

    I recently cut out all dairy so with it went the flavored creamers. Coffee is on its way out too since I now realize that coffee was just a vehicle for the flavored creamer.

    You are really rockin’ the workouts. I’m excited to see that there are some new exercises coming up in the program. I will finish phase 1 this week.

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