Friday, January 27, 2012

Clean Eating Taco Salad

Happy Friday my little bloggers!  My roommate and I have been seeing a trainer now for about three weeks now and we've been trying out some Clean Eating recipes.  We had this one last night and I just had to share with you.  It was SOOOO delish!  I was able to stop myself before I ate too much, but boy am I looking forward to eating the left overs. 

Clean Eating Taco Salad
(Makes as much as you’d like to make)

Meat mix ingredients
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey meat (the leaner the better)
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

All the other ingredients
Avocado – sliced or mashed
Corn – no sugar added
Black beans – no sugar added

Possible additional ingredients
Low fat shredded cheese
Fresh cilantro (optional...I hate cilantro, but a lot of ppl. like it)

Step 1 – Prepare your meat in a non stick pan using either chicken broth or 1/2 tsp. olive oil to cook it. Add all “meat mix” ingredients to the pan and cook until the meat is done.

Step 2 – Prepare all other ingredients.

Step 3 – Layer all the ingredients on your plate and serve.

Eat and Enjoy!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine’s Décor

Hope y’all are doing great.  I know I’ve been super slack on my blogging lately, so I apologize.  I’ve been super busy with work, going to the gym, and wedding planning (which I’ll do a blog post on our Save The Dates later this week).  I actually had some spare time the other morning and since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I started looking up cute décor and here are some that I came across. 
Heart-Shaped burlap wreath with two satin ruffle heart wreaths too.  Pretty easy and inexpensive to make.
This “be mine” topiary would be super easy to make.  Click here for my old post on how to make a topiary.  Then just get a thrift store buck and paint it. 
Tulips and roses are very “valentine-y”….they also give you some “life” around the house…you can snag some of these at Wal-Mart for $10.
Get conversation hearts and fill up an old Ball jars…super easy and very decorative!
Just get a frame, either one laying around the house or find one at a yard sale and cut out hearts and clue to ribbons. 
Conversation hearts candy here to see how to make it. 
 Tissue Paper here to see how to make it.
Painted wooden hearts glued to a long ribbon.  Cute to decorate around the house…AND you can use it from year to year.
Heart Shaped cupcake here to see how to make it.
Valentine's Day Date here to see how to make it.
Tree of Love.
Felt Valentine's Heart. Click here to see how to make it.
Fill glass canister with a candle and Conversation Hearts candy.

Have any of you seen these?  Which ones are your favorites?  Are y'all planning on decorating for Valentine's Day?  I'd love to see/hear what you're going to do.