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.

What I Eat

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.

What I Eat

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.

What I Eat

Super Salad

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1 serving of a salad kit that has green and red cabbage, lettuce, kale, carrots, green onions, and sunflower seeds or buy the ingredients separately and chop the veggies
1 hard boiled egg, chopped (To hard boil an egg, see my Parmesan Pasta, Deviled Eggs, and Carrots recipe.)
5 stringless sugar snap peas, chopped
1 mini box raisins
9 organic seasoned croutons that are not made with an enriched flour (To make your own croutons, see my Homemade Croutons recipe. The brand of premade croutons I buy is found in the refrigerated produce section at my local co-op.)
salad dressing included in the salad kit or any salad dressing (The brand I buy comes with a yummy Sweet Onion & Citrus Dressing.)

Directions:
Top veggies with sunflower seeds, egg, sugar snap peas, raisins, and croutons. Lightly drizzle with salad dressing and toss. Have with a glass of water.