Hello! This is my first official week without nannying or teaching group fitness and only working at my retail job, My goal is still to post 2-3 times a day, and I have been slacking lately! Not by choice though. I am still adjusting to my schedule and figuring out when and where I can post. I just realized today that the mall has free internet, but it is a bit slow and unreliable so I may be heading to Panera during my lunch breaks.
By the time I got everything up and running during lunch today, I realized I forgot my camera in my locker at the store…so lunch went undocumented. For breakfast though, I sucked down a coffee smoothie as I made my undocumented lunch because I was just too tired to make it last night. Hopefully I will get a little more used to things throughout the week and be able to get more things accomplished. I was able to workout this morning though (my favorite time to workout!). I did a pilates video on Pilatesanytime.com.
There is a weird shadow behind my head...don't know why
Lunch was basically the same as yesterday, so you didn’t miss out on much. However, I did get a diet coke today because I was sooo tired today at work. I did go to bed early last night, but not early enough.
I usually do not drink pop (do you say pop or soda??) on a regular basis, but there are times when I have the occasional carbonated diet beverage. I know that pop isn’t good for you, but I am a strong believer in “everything in moderation.” Heck! You can even overdose on water.
Decided to dress it up a bit for work today
While at work today, the Jimmy John’s people came to visit us and gave us a ton of mini sandwich samples. They even had veggie! After work, I was starving. Brian picked me up since it was raining and he was starving too, so luckily I had stashed two of the samples in my bag for a little snack to tide us over until dinner.
Once home, I immediately changed into comfy clothes. The rain just made me feel chilly, and being on my feet all day made me want my slippers 🙂 It felt good to be cozy!
Last week, when Sarah and Jeremy took me to Qdoba, I was inspired to recreate one of their queso burritos in a healthier way. For the queso sauce I adapted a recipe from Hungry-Girl, used brown rice, black beans, roasted summer squash, and whole wheat tortillas. The result…a delicious and filling burrito!
Queso Burrito–Healthy Style
- 3/4 tsp dry taco seasoning mix
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/3 cup unsweetened original Almond Breeze
- 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss Cheese
- 1 1/2 Tbsp reduced fat cream cheese at room temperature
- 2/3 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
- 1/8 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
- 2 La Tortilla Factory low carb high fiber tortillas
- 1/2 cup black beans, heated
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 small yellow summer squash
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (1/4 cup uncooked)
First, cook the brown rice either boiled or in a rice cooker. Then, preheat the oven to 400º. When the oven is heated put sliced lightly coated in olive oil summer squash on a pan. Sprinkle with cumin and garlic salt. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
While rice and squash are cooking prepare the sauce:
- Add almond milk, all three cheese, chili powder, taco powder, and cumin to a pot. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to medium low heat.
- Stirring frequently, continue to stir until smooth and sauce-like consistency.
After the queso, rice, and squash are done briefly steam the tortillas. I put them in the top of my rice cooker! Seriously, the thing worked like magic.
Steam 'em til their soft!
Then, it is finally time to load up your burrito. The ingredients were added in this order: rice, black beans, queso, squash, jalepenos, spinach, and salsa (I took the picture without salsa so you could see everything else).
That's one healthy burrito!
This recipe makes exactly 2 servings with a little extra queso for later.
I do have to say that I am so proud of Brian. I told him what the menu for dinner was and he said
“can I make some guac??”
“Well of course you can make some guac!”
Because he had learned exactly what to do
in order to make guac, he didn’t even ask me a single question. He simply got to work in the kitchen and the next thing I knew there was tasty guacamole sitting at the table ready to eat. It was so good I forgot to take a picture…oops.
At least I know that Brian will be able to eat baked chicken
and guacamole for the next year without needing my assistance.
Now, I am headed to Fort Wayne because, as the queen of odd jobs, I work there tomorrow. I am excited to see my mom, and after work we are going to see The Help
! I haven’t read the book, unfortunately, but I am still super pumped 🙂
Tomorrow, I promise to post more often 😉