What I Eat

What I Eat

Best Soft Shell Tacos

Serves: approximately 8

Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat)
1 packet taco seasoning mix* and the ingredients to make it
1 can refried beans
shredded iceberg lettuce, to taste
Mexican shredded cheese blend, such as: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheese, to taste
diced tomatoes, to taste
organic tortillas that are not made with an enriched flour

*I like to buy a popular restaurant brand of dry seasoning mix that starts with the first three letters of Chicago. I don’t like to buy taco seasoning that makes a sauce, because the shells get soggy. I also take 1 teaspoon of seasoning out of the packet before mixing it into the meat so it is not too spicy.

Directions:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, crumble ground beef while browning it until it is no longer pink. Add seasoning according to package directions. Put beans in a microwave-safe dish. Heat beans in the microwave for approximately 1-1/2 minutes. Spread a layer of beans on a tortilla. Leave approximately 1 inch between the beans and the edge of the tortilla. Without over stuffing the tortilla, top the beans with seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. Fold tortilla so filling does not fall out when eating. Have with a glass of water.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Serves: approximately 24

Ingredients:
1/2 cup honey
1 cup organic peanut butter
1/4 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon flaxseeds

Directions:
Heat honey, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-1/2 minutes. Mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in peanuts, oats, and flaxseeds. While the mixture is still warm, quickly form into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Have 1 with a glass of water.

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Blueberry Bagel with Strawberry Cream Cheese

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon original cream cheese
2 teaspoons organic strawberry fruit spread (The brand I buy has 7g sugar in 1 tablespoon.)
1 organic blueberry bagel that is not made with an enriched flour

Directions:
Mix cream cheese and fruit spread together until well combined. Slice bagel in half and spread with mixture. Serve with a good source of protein that does not have sugar, such as a hardboiled egg, and have with a glass of water.

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Power Meal

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1 frozen hash brown patty
1 egg
1 tablespoon whole milk
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
Mexican shredded cheese blend, such as: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheese, to taste
1 slice bread that is not made with an enriched flour
organic fruit spread (I used Concord grape and strawberry. The brand I buy has 7g sugar in 1 tablespoon.)
1 frozen microwaveable sausage link
cottage cheese

Directions:
Bake hash brown patty according to package directions. Whisk together egg, milk, and pepper. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add egg mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are light and fluffy. Sprinkle with cheese and stir until melted. Toast bread. Microwave 1/2 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe dish for 40 seconds or until melted. Brush toast with butter and spread with a thin layer of fruit spread. Microwave sausage according to package directions. Serve with cottage cheese. Have with a glass of water.

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Hamburger Pizza

Makes: one 12 inch pizza

Ingredients:
1 pizza crust mix that is not made with an enriched flour (the brand I buy is gluten free) and the ingredients to make it
1/4 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean 7% fat)
dried basil leaves, to taste
dried Italian seasoning, to taste
jarred pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
dried parsley flakes, to taste

Directions:
Make crust according to package directions. If your mix makes two 12 inch pizza crusts, freeze one to use another day. Crumble and brown ground beef. Drain grease. Mix in basil and Italian seasonings. Since jarred pizza sauce contains sugar, spread a thin layer on the crust. Top pizza with 3/4 cup mozzarella. Top cheese with cooked ground beef. Top meat with the remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Bake according to crust package directions. Have with a glass of water.