Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day Twenty Six: A Favorite Recipe // My Favorite Tacos

Lately, we've been working really hard on eating healthier, and more than anything just being a bit more educated about what we put in our bodies. This is a process and a balance, but let's be honest... Spinkles cupcakes will always trump any other thing. :)

One recipe that I recently came across is from A Beautiful Mess, for a vegetarian taco bell dupe.


What I will share with you today is a simple way that we've been eating tacos, inspired by the recipe above.

Note: the biggest thing that I got from this recipe is inspiration to look at the selection of refried beans at the store and find REFRIED BLACK BEANS. Maybe it's weird, but I could eat them all day. 

Victoria's Favorite Tacos

Ingredients: 

Shredded Lettuce
Whole Wheat Tortillas (I love getting warm, fresh ones from Kroger!) 
Refried Black Beans 
Avocado 
Lean, Ground turkey 
Mrs. Dash All Natural Taco Seasoning
One Green Pepper
One Onion
Fresh Cilantro
(Shredded Cheddar Cheese if you want.. but we've mostly eliminated cheese from our diets!) 

1. Brown the ground turkey, chopped onion, and pepper in a large saucepan on the stove. Use as much or as little onion and pepper as you desire. Begin heating your refried black beans in a smaller saucepan, keeping an eye on them. 
2. Drain the excess fat off of the cooked meat, and mix in taco seasoning at a slow pace, determining how much is needed. 
3. On your whole wheat tortilla, spread a base of refried black beans, then add some ground turkey/veggie mix, lettuce, and avocado. Drizzle with fresh cilantro. (You could also add fresh, homemade salsa instead of just cilantro, or also add chopped tomato!) YUM! 

Literally the easiest, most delicious, and relatively healthy meal. I promise you won't eat this and feel like you're deprived of the good eats, eating rabbit food only. :)

Does anyone else have a healthy, yummy recipe to share?


Ps. Update: Louisa has accepted Jack's invitation to prom on May 3rd!! :)

9 comments:

  1. This looks so, so yummy! I will be putting this little recipe together very soon :) Thanks for sharing lady!

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  2. My go to for a healthy meal on a cold night is my Mexican Soup!
    put a couple raw chicken breasts in the crock pot, add a jar of your favorite salsa, pour in 3 cups of chicken broth and let it cook on low all day.
    When you get home remove the chicken and shred it with two forks and then place it back in the crockpot. Add in a can of black beans and 2 cups of cooked quinoa and stir everything together. Once everything is heated (about 20-30 more mintues in the crockpot) you can ladle it in a bowl and add some avocado, and a sprinkle of cheese. It is delish!!! :)

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  3. This looks yum! You simply can't go wrong with tacos! They are a win all the time! And, love the idea of refried black beans! :)
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  4. these look delicious! I'm always on the hunt for healthy + delicious dinners for my husband and I! I don't really eat a lot of cheese, but my husband loves it…. so I make sure that when I do buy it, that it is 100% grass fed, that way there are no GMOs, which is so detrimental to our bodies. His favorite is the New Zealand white cheddar from Trader Joes :) Hope that's a helpful little tip :)

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  5. these look delicious! I'm always on the hunt for healthy + delicious dinners for my husband and I! I don't really eat a lot of cheese, but my husband loves it…. so I make sure that when I do buy it, that it is 100% grass fed, that way there are no GMOs, which is so detrimental to our bodies. His favorite is the New Zealand white cheddar from Trader Joes :) Hope that's a helpful little tip :)

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  6. Sounds yummy, but I never knew about black refried beans. Easy to find?

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  7. Looks delicious! I love having tacos on a night when I just don't know what to make. I just shared a spinach quiche with a potato crust on my blog today. It was delicious and pretty easy too.

    http://www.homespungrace.com/2014/02/spinach-quiche-with-potato-crust.html

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