Okay...first of all....thank you SO much for all the love and support over the past 24 hours. I was just thrilled to share where I came from....and had no clue I would get the response I did. I think you can tell from the photo above how insanely happy Eric and I are, and we can't wait to see what the future holds. And now I obvi have to share it! Duh! Because we are all besties now ;)!
On a lighter note....let's talk tacos. I mean....it is TACO TUESDAY....right? And I would totally be lying if I tried to deny that it wasn't taco Sunday and taco Monday in my house....and more than likely will be taco Wednesday too. But I am giving myself props....because instead of eating Chipotle 6 nights a week...I have perfected my own rendition. Introducing: The Turkey & Quinoa Taco Bowl.
I obviously am in a serious relationship with quinoa. But it is totally justifiable. Quinoa is super nutritious. It is high in protein and fiber, is gluten-free, has a low glycemic index...and it is very versatile in the kitchen. It is also bland in flavor, so it blends wonderfully with pretty much anything. There isn't anything super over-the-top special about this recipe; however there are some great healthy touches. Instead of using a taco seasoning as sold in stores.....I used spices I already had at home to make my own. The big benefit here is that this makes the seasoning much lower in sodium. Plus it rocks. I used a ground turkey and quinoa mix instead of ground beef....which was bomb and healthy. I consider eating this meal for 3-nights-straight: research. I had to figure out the best combos. You can get crazy if you want and add beans and corn for toppings or add a little orzo to spice things up. Maybe a little cheese and a dollop of plain greek yogurt....or is that too risky (Jordan? Katie?)? The possibilities are endless ;). No matter how you dress it....you won't be mad. Promise.
Peace, love & tacos.
I AM A 30-SOMETHING, FOOD-LOVING, FITNESS-OBSESSED, DIY-ING, WORK-A-HOLIC, DOGGY-MOMMY AND WIFEY.....THAT DECIDED TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH YOU. WELCOME AND ENJOY!