Beantown Birthday Adventures

Tim’s Two Seven Day of Fun!

In summary, we…

…slept in to an impressive 8am!!

…whipped up some strawberry whole wheat pancakes for breakfast with the whole wheat pancake mix I won from a giveaway over on A Better Bag of Groceries.  They were yummy!

…walked ALL over the city, mainly along The Freedom Trail.  That was our physical activity for the day – the trail itself is 2.5 miles long, nevermind all the random little detours we took when I would get distracted by something and the walking to and from the trains.  Oh, that also doesn’t include going up and down the 294 steps of the Bunker Hill Monument.  I was panting by the end of those!

…indulged during a fun lunch in the North End at Ristorante Limoncello.  I ordered a Caprese Salad and the Haddock Puttanesca, and Tim got the Antipasto and Veal Saltimbocca.  Oh and I forgot to mention the loaf of bread I think we also ate?

…also indulged in homemade birthday cupcakes that I whipped up as part of Tim’s present.  Recipe coming soon!

…went to the Red Sox game at night, the other part of Tim’s present.  Even though we lost, we had a ton of fun!  Enjoyed a couple of beers and ate some gross Fenway food.  Seriously.  I got a slice of pizza that left me feeling gross, and some mock nachos.  Neither of which were even close to being worth it.  But the cupcakes were.  Why I didn’t go with a Fenway Frank is beyond me.  Oof.  #baddecisions

Was a great little day, and MUCH needed day off!!

When’s the last time you had a “day of fun?”

Hope everyone’s enjoying their night!  I’m hitting the hay early tonight — I barely got any sleep last night, and I’m subbing the 6am spin class in the morning.  See some of you then?!

Skinny Shrimp Salsa

Good morning!

Here’s a new recipe for you guys.  Tim made this delish little appetizer to bring to Easter dinner on Sunday.





Skinny Shrimp Salsa

Recipe inspired by SkinnyTaste

(Serves 8)

  • 16 oz cooked peeled shrimp, diced fine
  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes, diced fine
  • 6 tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp jalapeno, diced fine (optional – we didn’t use it!)
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Combine diced onions, tomatoes, salt, and lime juice in a bowl and let sit about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate and let the flavors combine at least an hour before serving.

SkinnyTaste tells me that a half cup of this tasty little app has only 75 calories, 12.5 grams of protein, 4.4 grams of carbs, .9 grams of fiber, .2 grams of sugar, and 278 mg of sodium.

Not too bad, until you eat way too many chips with it!  Oops!

Low-carb version?  Eat by itself with a spoon — it’s flavorful enough to do so!

If you guys are looking for more healthy salsa recipes, check out some of these past Fitness & Feta salsa faves:

What’s your favorite kind of salsa!?  Recipe sharing welcome & encouraged!

Today = 6am Circuit Training, work, and Wellcoaches class tonight, but I’m hoping to be back later with a recap of Tim’s birthday day of fun yesterday.  We had a wonderful day!

Have a great Thursday, everyone 🙂