Some people come home from a long, tiring day of work and all they want to do is relax and unwind with an ice cold beer or glass of their favorite wine. Me? Hand over a Diet Mt. Dew and I am good to GO!
Yes, it’s true. I do love a good diet dew. Do you drink pop? Furthermore, do you call it Pop or Soda?
After quenching my thirst and slightly recovering from one of the busiest days ever, I set off to make an easy, healthy and flavorful dinner. Taco Salads! First I gathered all my ingredients:
- Mixed greens
- Black beans
- Chili powder, oregano, cumin & cayenne pepper
- Carrot chips
- Green Tabasco sauce
I placed a bed of mixed greens & baby spinach in a bowl.
Then I added some carrot chips that are oh-so-fun to eat!
Next I added a couple spoonfuls of black beans that I had rinsed, drained and microwaved with a splash of water, chili powder, oregano, cumin & cayenne pepper.
I added a generous topping of freshly chopped tomatoes – my faaaave…
Then topped everything off with some salsa and several good shakes of green Tabasco sauce. Dinner’s ready! 5 minutes! Maybe?
For some reason I can’t handle regular Tabasco sauce – but the green kind is fair game for my precious tastebuds. It’s made from jalapeno peppers instead of fully aged red peppers and has a unique hot that is much more flavorful than hot, in my opinion!
These are the same beans that I make for my Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl – so easy, and spot on delish :)
This meal is super convenient, flavorful, inexpensive and so healthy. That’s why I love taco salads – you can make them vegetarian, load on the veggies & spices and never feel deprived. Plus, since you’re not really cooking anything – cleanup’s a cinch – yes!
Viva Taco Salads!
On the agenda tonight:
- Clean this pigsty that is masquerading as my home
- Do some laundry
- Fold laundry from last week (No I still haven’t reformed my ways!)
- Catch up on emails
If you’ve emailed me in the past couple of days – don’t worry, I’m getting down through my inbox slowly but surely – I appreciate your patience! :D
Have a great night everybody – can you believe tomorrow’s already Thursday?! Eep!
Do you like spicy food?
I have a zero spice policy except when it comes to green Tabasco sauce…isn’t that strange?