Taco Time

I have been MIA from my usual blogging bit- and while inexcusable I promise you I have some fantastical things coming up for my vigilant readers!!

For now I have a recipe or two to share 🙂 I have really been feeling tortillas a lot lately (homegirl loves her Mexican food).  Trader Joes has some top notch Chia seed tortillas and I found some Mission Brand “carb control” tortillas last week at Target (10 g of fiber in each tortilla- won’t be eating too many of these the night before a race).

The tortillas come in because I am admittedly bad about getting in my veggies.  But I recognize this as a potential downfall of mine, and work to correct it.  I essentially try to follow the diabetic plate method (that yes- I do, in fact spend approximately 80% of my day discussing) – I have a protein, a non-starchy vegetable, and a carbohydrate of some sort.

The protein and the carbs those are no issue for me.  But the veggies are where I need to get creative, so things like tortillas/tacos, salads, and some pastas are a great medium for me balance in some more veggies.  Lately I have been a tortilla kick, as I said, I’ve been having tortillas a few times a week, and I have been sneaking in a lot of veggies on them.  On Mondays (to stay meatless) I have been doing egg whites and soy chorizo from TJ’s.

Soy chorizo with egg whites, avocado, and bell peppers

Soy chorizo with egg whites, avocado, and bell peppers

Well tonight I really didn’t know what I was in the mood for.  After some careful head scratching, freezer scouring, and inventory of what was probably going to go back in the next week.  I came up with some lean beef hiding in the back of my freezer, and some plain greek yogurt.  From there I remember I had some shredded cheese, and cilantro, and some mushrooms, and some frozen roasted peppers.

So here it is:

-Extra lean beef (or any protein)

-1 bag frozen roasted peppers

-2-3 Tbsp plain greek yogurt with a squeeze or two of concentrated cilantro

-1 container of mushrooms

-3 Carb control tortillas

-Reduced fat cheese

Plain Oikos, Cilantro, and High fiber tortillas

Plain Oikos, Cilantro, and High fiber tortillas

The almost finished product

The almost finished product

The finished product- beef and pepper tacos with mushrooms, and a cilantro "cream"

The finished product- beef and pepper tacos with mushrooms, and a cilantro “cream”

Dessert: Passion fruit yoghurt (2 Tbsp) a drizzle of hot fudge, and Blueberry KIND granola

Dessert: Passion fruit yoghurt (2 Tbsp) a drizzle of hot fudge, and Blueberry KIND granola

So the finished product was 3 tacos with roasted bell peppers, and mushrooms, 3 tortillas (30 g of fiber), reduced fat cheese, and cilantro “cream” (greek yogurt and cilantro).

I decided I was a little hungry afterwards, and wanted something sweet.  I have been pretty lucky lately with my food combos- so I continued to test my luck.  I wiped out my passion fruit noosa and drizzled some hot fudge- (which I normally do not buy for myself because to me that’s dangerous.  It is currently hiding in the back of my refrigerator where I will not be able to make direct eye contact with it every time I open the door)- and sprinkled some blueberry and flax KIND granola on top.

I have to say for someone who walked through the door with no idea what she wanted to eat tonight- I think this gal did ok for herself 🙂

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Checking for grammatical errors.

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