Mango Mahi Mahi + (why i love lululemon)

90% of this day was boring, when it comes to what I can put on the blog.

Breakfast? Same as yesterday. Boring. Workout? Done, but with little to no motivation or energy. Dinner? Grabbed the first thing I could get my hands on after work. Boring.

….but LUNCH.

Oh my goodness, lunch. How you surprised me.

Before I get to that, I just have to comment on how much I love Lululemon. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: as I get older, I realize more and more that the old adage “You get what you pay for” is so true.  I had a hard time justifying wearing $90 running pants. But hey, it was my birthday and I had never purchased anything from Lulu before, so I tried them out. The material is so wonderful and high-quality that it’s supposed to last you around 5 years! That’s 5 years of running, squats, sprints, stairs, you name it. Those are some tough pants. 

Well, to sum up, one of the seams on my Run: Inspire Crop II came loose, creating a hole on one of the legs. I was worried that they were goners and I’d be out the money I just shelled out six months ago.  This was not the case, however. The wonderful people at the store in Evanston happily exchanged my worn, not even washed pair of leggings for a brand new, sitting-on-the-shelf pair, no questions asked. They even let me pick a different color! I’m so happy that I decided to shop at a store that stands by its product.


The streets of Evanston–such an elegant town

Anyway, back to the exciting stuff–LUNCH!

I decided to try out a new recipe (tweaked to my taste buds) and to say it was phenomenal would be an understatement. Everything about this lunch just screamed summer. Spring mix topped with a piece of fresh mahi mahi, all absolutely smothered in a homemade dressing of simply lime juice, red onion, salt, chopped mango and blueberries.

I. am. obsessed. And I don’t obsess over food easily (**jokes**)

Since it’s July and it feels like a swamp outside you must promise me that you’ll try out this salad. It left me feeling light and summery all afternoon (a far cry from the heavy tuna melts I’ve so desperately been craving).


Mango Mahi Mahi

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • The juice of 1 small lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalepeno
  • Salt/pepper
  • 4 oz mahi mahi fillet

Mix the blueberries, mango, onion, lime juice, jalapeno, and salt into a bowl.  It’s supposed to be a “dressing” so don’t worry about smashing the fruit.

Cook the mahi mahi how you prefer (I cooked it on a skillet with olive oil–3 minutes on one side, 2 on the other over medium-high heat).

Lay your greens on a large dinner plate (I chose spring mix).  Spoon the dressing over the greens.  Top with your cooked fish.


Enjoy! This truly was a beautiful meal.

Question: Have you tried a new recipe lately? What was it and how did it turn out?


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