Taco Tuesday Spiced Up!

Since eating so many tacos piled with cheese has helped me increase my weight, I need a replacement (food or activity – anything really) every, single week.  My entire family loves Taco Tuesday, so I can either be depressed and deprived every Tuesday until this weight is gone, or celebrate Taco Tuesday in a different way!


This weeks’s celebration:

You could buy the pre-made packages of spices for your tacos.  Or, you can mix a jar of your own.  I do love this recipe from wellnessmama.com – it makes enough for several months of taco (beef or chicken) goodness!  Add as much as you like to cooked meat and, simmer for 5 minutes. If you want it a little hotter, add a little more chili powder.

Mix ingredients together:

1/4 cup Chili Powder

1/4 cup Cumin Powder

1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

2 tablespoons Onion Powder

1 teaspoon Oregano Leaf

1 teaspoon Paprika

1 tablespoon Sea Salt

1 teaspoon Ground Pepper

Score for this week’s Taco Tuesday:

9 out of 10

It’s Taco Tuesday – Mango Margarita!

Since eating so many tacos piled with cheese has helped me increase my weight, I need a replacement (food or activity – anything really) every, single week.  My entire family loves Taco Tuesday, so I can either be depressed and deprived every Tuesday until this weight is gone, or celebrate Taco Tuesday in a different way!

This weeks’s celebration:

Mock Mango Margarita

Mmmmm. I’m going to mix my mango/peach protein packet with some ice, water, and maybe some spinach for a few added nutrients.  So simple and the perfect solution for my sweet tooth today.  No tequila, no sugary sweet margarita mixer, no glass rimmed with colored sugar… but, a great attitude with an icy cold drink.  After all, life’s a celebration.  So, cheers to you and my magnificent mock mango margarita, aka smoothie!

Score for this week’s Taco Tuesday:

8 out of 10

It’s Taco Tuesday! – Healthy Tacos

Since eating so many tacos piled with cheese has helped me increase my weight, I need a replacement (food or activity – anything really) every, single week.  My entire family loves Taco Tuesday, so I can either be depressed and deprived every Tuesday until this weight is gone, or celebrate Taco Tuesday in a different way!

This weeks’s celebration:

Healthy tacos!

Lettuce wraps around taco meat are actually quite yummy! You get the crunchiness of a shell, but the calories of a water leaf.  Also, I make like 10 mini tacos with my allotted 6 ounces of meat.  By the time I’m done, I feel full and satisfied.  (I also revel in the fact that one day I can put cheese on them, too!) You really should try them, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Score for this week’s Taco Tuesday:

9 out of 10