Recent Eats

Chicken Fajitas are a favourite, make that staple, in our household, and Marco’s Mom even joked once that it’s my signature dish!  I actually wasn’t aware of that until I realized it’s my go-to when I’m trying to come up with ideas for dinner or have invited a girlfriend over.  

Lately we have been loving these corn tortillas from Produce Depot.  They aren’t the healthiest, but I try to keep it to two, max, and if I’m still hungry I’ll just pile chicken, beans and veggies on my plate afterwards on it’s own with hot sauce.  Also, the Cholula hot sauce is the bomb for tacos/fajitas.

See more eats after the jump…

This kale salad is my go-to when I hit up the Farm Boy salad bar.  I like to fill my container with it and then add beets and tofu or grilled chicken on the side.  The salad has some rice and seeds in it and is pre tossed in a mild vinaigrette which is delicious.

My morning staple: oats, blueberries (usually thawed) and tons of cinnamon.  I eat this daily, Monday through Friday and it’s easy, filling, and healthy.  The trick is no sugar, which can take some getting used to if you always add it or maple syrup to your oatmeal.  Cinnamon has no calories so you can really stir it in to up the flavour and keep it healthy.  

This was dinner at Chilli’s while we were in Florida last week.  I ordered the sirloin rice bowl and asked for the creamy dressing on the side (which I didn’t use) and added pico instead.

My weekend breakfast staple:  protein pancakes.

I know a lot of you ladies have tried these and say they don’t stick together–and I agree, they can be temperamental.  I’ve been adding about 1/4 cup of plain oats to the recipe and they turn out even better, plus, a little more filling.

This was a really basic dinner: baked chicken with Mrs. Dash seasoning and a baked sweet potato.  Definitely not a hit with the man, but this is easy when I’m on my own or am making lunches for the week.

Tim Hortons has this awesome vanilla Greek yogurt parfait and while I totally should omit the granola, I can’t–it’s so good!  I might treat myself to this once a month or so, and it’s usually when I’m fading and need a quick pick-me-up before hitting the gym and I’m not home.  

If you ladies have been following for a while, you know I’m obsessed with Vietnamese food and we go about once a week!  I always get the bun with rice instead of vermicelli (personal preference) and go with the beef and chicken.  Sometimes I eat the spring roll, sometimes I don’t.

The other night I made turkey meatballs and a tomato based sauce over quinoa.  I love pasta, but had it a few nights earlier and wanted something cleaner.  Since tomato sauces tend to have tons of sugar in them, I opted to make one with no-salt-added canned Italian tomatoes, which I cut up and sautéed with onions, garlic, oregano and thyme.  I had it with some mixed greens and light balsamic dressing.

The turkey meatballs pull double duty, if you whip up more than a batch.  I love to keep them in the fridge, in a bowl (without sauce), to grab on the go or to take a couple with me as snacks.  

Finally, my own semi version of a rice bowl at home.  I load the bottom of the bowl with mixed greens, throw in rice or quinoa, add beans–this time chickpeas–and chicken, and sometimes put a fried egg on top.  No dressing,  just don’t forget the hot sauce!

Lastly, I’ve had a few ladies ask about my fitness routine and what I do for weight lifting and so I’ve put together a program for beginners!  I will be sharing it in tomorrow’s newsletter so if you’d like to get a copy, you can sign up for it here.

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