Posts Tagged ‘taco’

After a fun and relaxing weekend it was nice to have dinner planned and marinating last night – it always makes Monday better! I spent yesterday shopping – I hit up Target, Trader Joe’s, Costco and the mall! Brady was at the Browns/Bengals game in Cleveland so I had the day to myself. After a morning spinning class and a quick shower – I spent the day wondering, but didn’t end up finding much.

Today at school my third graders took the OAT (Ohio Achievement Test) so it was a boring day at school. I felt so bad they were struggling through the million page test while all I could do was sit back and watch them. At least we don’t have to do that again until April.

After school, it was so nice out, I ran 5.5 miles! It felt good to be outside in the sunshine. When I got home from the run I showered and starting working on our easy supper. Brady had requested Fish Tacos so that was the plan. I still follow a recipe from Cooking Light from forever ago, although I don’t really follow any recipes I just used them as a guide.

Here is what we had tonight:


Another angle – full plate view


This deliciously fresh plate included:

  • Tilapia- marinated in cumin and lime then broiled for about 15 minutes
  • butternut squash – baked at 425 for 25 minutes with a little spray and salt and pepper
  • fresh tomatoes
  • avocado
  • corn
  • Trader Joe’s refried pinto beans with salsa mixed in (the gross red mushy stuff)
  • cooked quinoa
  • whole wheat tortilla

We scarfed this down and then hit the couch! I had some hot cocoa for dessert and we are going to head to bed!

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Fantastic His/Her Fish Tacos

Ingredient List for Both Styles:

  • tilapia – marinated in lime juice and cumin
  • sweet peppers
  • homemade guacamole
  • brown rice
  • tomatoes
  • fat free refried beans
  • lettuce
  • special sauce


  • cheese
  • flour tortillas


  • collard green leaves

Special Sauce

  • 1/2 c. fat free plain yogurt
  • cumin
  • lime juice
  • hot salsa

*Have each person load up there shell as they wish and enjoy!

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A huge thank you to Progresso for sending me a box of treats!!


Tons of great cooking utensils, a recipe card box and holder, a spoon rest and some 100% Natural Chicken Broth! This will be perfect to use in all of the holiday cooking coming up!

Speaking of holiday cooking…We have a contest!

Please leave a comment or email me your favorite holiday idea, tip or recipe! All entries/comments are due by Sunday, November 30th. Progresso is giving away three gift baskets to our winners!! I can’t wait to read them! 🙂

We had a fun dinner tonight with Brady’s parents. his sister (who is home from her first semester of college) and one of her close friends!

And for tonight’s meal: Taco Bar complete with ground turkey and taco seasoned lentils (a great “meaty” taco filling!)

Some highlights:

Pictured above: black olives, corn, lettuce, guac, black beans, refried beans, taco lentils, tomatoes, mango peach salsa plus ground turkey!
Brady had a soccer game tonight and we just got home. I still need to pack for Thanksgiving!!!!!!! The plan is to get a workout in in the morning and take off for home! 🙂

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Taco Bar Time

Lunch today was the same as yesterday: leftover quinoa, veggies and hummus, and Greek yogurt with All Bran.  It filled me up, until my snack at 3pm – a Zone bar.

After school, I was tired but decided to go to the gym for another workout.  I have been slacking lately and had time to do some weights this afternoon.

PM Workout

30 min. of stair stepper while reading my book club book Water for Elephants

Upper body weights – 30 min.

I was excited for dinner when I got home.  We have planned our menu for the week and it was taco night.  I was sick of chicken lately, so I decided to try some vegetarian taco filling.  I have had the nature burger and the veg. chili made by fantastic foods, so I figured this would be pretty good!

It is very easy to make, just add water ( I omitted the oil it called for), and microwave!  When it came out it looked a lot more like meat than I thought (I think I may be able to pass it off as ground beef in a taco for Brady, I’ll have to try next time :).

My Huge Delicious Taco Salad:

  • iceberg lettuce
  • tomato
  • grilled onions
  • corn cut off the cob
  • black beans
  • avacado
  • fake taco meat 🙂

And on to dessert:  A Greek yogurt parfait with All Bran, peaches, and mango.

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