It’s true, friends – I hereby name this week the week where I basically only ate Mexican food. Behold, for your viewing pleasure: the epic taco feast that kicked off my Mexican food extravaganza:
Impressive, right? Matt makes a mean taco, I tell you. Or in this case, 4 tacos. So good.
Ground turkey (cooked in Mexican seasoning) + grated cheddar + tomato + guac + cilantro + red pepper + chopped lettuce to the face.
The leftovers turned into a taco salad the next day for lunch plus some brown rice (buried under the rest), black beans, and broccoli slaw for extra crunch. The “dressing” was some Mexican hot sauce.
We still had a little bit leftover, so the next day I ate it in wrap form with some extra cheese added. Still delicious, don’t worry.
The remaining can of black beans found its way into an egg wrap for breakfast with more cheese and some guac and arugula (the tortilla ends are ripped off because Riese is obsessed with tortillas and kept stealing it):
Continuing my black bean kick, I opened another can of black beans and continued the feasting with some leftover sweet potato, microwave-wilted spinach, guac, and leftover chicken for a delicious lunch bowl.
And then the rest of the chicken and black beans went into yet another wrap, this time with broccoli slaw, more guac, more cheese, and more cilantro. I told you I ate ALL the Mexican food this week. I was just really feeling it! And just using up what we already had on hand. 🙂
I did eat a few non-Mexican meals this week, though, don’t worry.
I enjoyed the leftover vegan strawberry scones I made last weekend with some fried eggs a couple mornings in a row (I ate half of this one while cooking the eggs…):
And another day for lunch I had a sandwich with turkey, mustard, sauerkraut (love this on sandwiches), cheese, and lettuce) with a pickle and a big salad that Matt and I shared.
(Speaking of salads, in case you missed it from Wednesday, check out my best spring salad recipes round up post!)
For dinner one night I also had a super simple toasted ham and cheese sandwich with more sauerkraut and some tomato sauce (super random but it tasted good).
And last night Matt made us a yummy Blue Apron Asian salmon and rice dish with sauteed peppers and string beans. The soy glaze on the salmon was really good!
For fitness this week, I did a run/walk phone date with my friend Karen – we’ve been doing a standing Wednesday morning virtual run phone date and it’s been really nice to catch up with her!
And I got in 2 virtual boot camp classes taught by my brother-in-law Drew. Tough ones this week – my legs are sore!
I also got in a yoga class finally – felt really good to stretch! I have such a hard time focusing/staying engaged with virtual yoga classes on my laptop, but I did it and was proud of myself because my body really needed it.
I did a 45 minute YouTube slower power flow taught by fellow blogger Jen one day while Riese was napping. It was a good one! And fun to virtually take a class from her since I’ve read her blog for a long time. 🙂
I hope you guys have had an okay week and that you spent some time out in nature, if you were able to, to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday. Riese and I celebrated by throwing rocks into a stream – her fave. 🙂
Also, for those who have asked, and since I’m thinking of it because of Earth Day, here’s a picture update of our compost bin! It’s looking pretty good – no signs of vermin, just some fruit flies when you open it up. It hasn’t really broken down all that much yet (that black stuff is soil from an old potted plant), but it should start to as it gets hotter out!
If you want to start your own compost system, check this post out: How to Start Composting at Home. It’s super easy and you can get everything you need to get started online!
I will leave you with a picture of our evening entertainment from the week: Scrabble! The first game Matt crushed me, but thankfully I redeemed myself with a big win the following night. 😉
I will see you back here on Monday with a weekend recap. Until then, my friends – stay healthy and safe out there!
p.s. What nutrition-themed post requests do you have? Let me know in the comments so I have some more ideas to work with that you guys would find helpful! A protein for runners post is coming soon, as is an intuitive eating while working from home post… any other topic requests? You can see all my previous nutrition related posts on my nutrition page.