Day one of the detox and I’m goin’ strong. (Yeah that’s right. I’m proud of 1 day.) But I have to say, I found some comfort in hearing from you guys that you were feeling the same way. Not that I find joy in others misery (ok sometimes I laugh when people fall, but only if they’re not hurt…badly), but I think that in instances like this, it’s easier to stay strong with support of others. So in saying that, I hope that (if you are interested) you will join me in my 2 week ban of all things alcoholic and my quest to eat healthier. Come on in…the waters fine. *wink*
One of my favorite things to eat when I’m trying to cut back is not only great because it’s a salad (hooray for veggies!)…
but it also calls for spicy ground turkey (or beef, or Boca crumbles, pick your poison) piled high, and all the better for filling your belly.
Oh and have you met my new friend? She’s a staple in the SSH fridge and she could be your friend too:
DEE licious. I put this on burgers, salads, sandwiches, a spoon….you name it. My mom enlightened me to this little number and for that I thank her. Oh and for life, that’s pretty awesome too.
Taco salads are one of those perfect summer dinners that you can throw together with minimal cook time, and really tweak it to your liking. I supplied soft taco wraps for Brandon since he is “too good” for salads for dinner, and requires “man food”. I like to use “quotes” when I talk about things my “husband” “tells me.” I like them because they make everything seem like it’s “alleged”, and I “may” or “may not” be exaggerating…. ok I’m done now.
*Quick disclaimer: This may be one of those recipes I don’t necessarily need to instruct you on, but I’m merely sharing the way I prepare my taco salads, which I find to be quite fantastical.
Slimmed-Down Taco Salad
Bag of mixed lettuce
1/2 a yellow onion, diced
handful of black olives, sliced
1 lb. ground turkey, lean
1 packet taco seasoning
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
Fat free Greek yogurt, or light sour cream
Directions: Brown turkey over med-high heat, and drain. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cups water. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. Spoon taco meat over a bed of greens and cover with beans, corn, onion and black olives. Add a heaping scoop of salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt and mix. (I don’t even use dressing when I made/eat taco salads because I think once you mix the salsa and sour cream, you don’t even need it.)
Not really sure what’s on the menu for the rest of the week, but I’m fairly certain it will be lots more veggies, salads and lean protein. And sadly no crisp adult beverages to wash it down… Sigh. I did finally get back into my workout groove this week already though, so the good news is I survived…the bad news is I may need to be transported in a wheel chair tomorrow. It’s a waiting game.
Two questions today:
So who’s comin’ with me? Anyone else want to jump in on the 2-week-detox?
What’s your go-to meal when you’re trying to eat healthier? (Feel free to post links!)