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When the weather gets hot, I always want Mexican food for dinner. Anyone else?

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Matt whipped up a variation of my Mexican Lasagna (<—click for recipe, it’s a good one!) for us for dinner last night. I’d forgotten how awesome this recipe is – and how nice it is to have a lot of leftovers around! We need to get back into the casserole thing, I think…

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The best thing about that recipe is how versatile it is. It’s pretty hard to screw up Mexican. :)

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He left out the yogurt and added avocado instead, and used enchilada sauce and tomatoes in addition to salsa. So good!

As for lunches, I’ve been sticking with my usual – a big salad with all the veggies, some sort of protein (usually beans, sometimes tuna), a grain (usually 90 second brown rice or quinoa), cheese or avocado, and a dressing.

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I made a really good variation the other day using some stuff I picked up at Trader Joe’s.

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The edamame was my protein, and I used the cruciferous crunch mix and the chopped veggies as my base. It reminded me a bit of a slaw, so I used olive oil and red wine vinegar as the dressing – 2 parts vinegar to 1 part oil.

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It sounds kind of weird but it ended up being amazing. I think I’ll be making it again for lunch today! I also threw some 90 second brown rice in there for some complex carbs, and some feta cheese for deliciousness. Not pretty, but so tasty!

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And now, back to work! On the exercise front today, I’m planning to try the Summer Shape Up week 4 workout. It sounds like a good one!

Have a great day, my friends!

What’s your favorite healthy-ish Mexican recipe? My other faves here on the blog are Healthy Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Chicken Casserole, Mexican Brown Rice Casserole, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Enchiladas, and Mexican Quinoa Salad

Comments

  1. 1

    Mexican food is my absolute favorite – I could probably eat it every night for dinner! My favorite healthy Mexican dish is probably fish tacos with grilled Mahi Mahi, pineapple salsa, avocado and romaine. I must try your Mexican Lasagna recipe – looks delish! I did the workout 4 from summer shape up yesterday so today will be a swim day for me:)

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    Mexican food is my favorite – summertime or not! That lasagna looks great! Thanks for sharing! Is it weird I want to top it with guacamole? haha

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    I’ve been craving Mexican as well! Not sure if I can blame it on the weather, or more likely my undying love of refried beans.

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    I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life!! I love it and it is so easy and versatile! The casserole looks delicious. I make a similar one, but love all of the veggies in yours!!

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    I’m such a fan of mexican lasagna…and really just any mexican food! I’ll have to try out your original recipe. Also, maybe some edamame is what I need in my life, I feel like I’m in a lunch rut!

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    I could eat mexican food nearly daily. The lasagna looks yummy!!

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    Haha yes! Mexican and Indian I have been craving this summer :P

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    I had a mega-craving for Mexican last night, so I made some quesadillas. This looks AWESOME, though. I just spent some time poking around a few of your Mexican recipes. Can’t wait to try a few of them out! Also love anything that gives me leftovers. Salads have been hitting the spot lately since it’s been so warm. They’re always so much better when you add some rice/quinoa.

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    Casseroles are a total lifesaver for me, so many meals for a one-time effort! And now you have me craving Mexican as well.

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    I love Mexican oh so much! My favorite healthy-ish dish is fajitas – steak, chicken, pork, shrimp – you name it and I love it. :)

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    I enjoyed your Mexican lasagna recipe last night also! I made it Monday night and we are enjoying it all week. It is a favorite in my house. Next time I may try some of these variations. Thanks, Anne!

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    One time when I was little, my dad took my sisters on a camping trip, but I was too young so my mom stayed home with me. She asked what I wanted for dinner and I said “Mexican!” She said, “We can’t have Mexican – we had Mexican food last night!” and she tells me that I said, “Mexicans have Mexican food every day.” I think I was onto something…

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    I can eat Mexican food anytime! The other day I was actually craving for fish tacos! Yum!

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    I feel like Brian and I are ALWAYS craving Mexican food…it’s so good :) That casserole sounds amazing!

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    My favorite part about this post is that you gave the ‘gist’ of how to make healthy salads and dressings. Very empowering, and what I’m all over! Thanks Anne!

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    I have a Mexican lasagna recipe too! It’s taken my a longgg while to get my blog going, so it’s actually the first entree recipe I’ve added to my recipes section. It’s cool to see that your Mexican lasagna is so different from the one I make. I’ll have to try yours out sometime for variation.

    I don’t think I’ve commented on your blog yet, but I just started following you a little while ago and I love it! I’m going to be going back to school soon and your story is huge inspiration for me. Not to mention your food always rocks. :)

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    Roadrunner says:

    Does guacamole qualify? It is, of course, the best!

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