Simple Start Day 12: One Delicious Taco Salad

by DanicasDaily on January 16, 2014

Happy Friday Eve all!  Thanks for sharing what you all would have a “Personal Chef” cook for you on  yesterday’s post.  It was so fun to read all your responses all day long.  I have to say I’d be happy with almost anything the “chef” made as long as I could just come home, eat and not have to cook or clean….well, some days.  Other days, I totally love getting in the kitchen to whip up something new and delicious.

This morning I was rushing around as I was trying to get in early for an early morning conference call.  I ended up making up a quick breakfast, wrapping it up to-go and taking it on my drive in.

I always let my Healthy Egg Rolls cool just a little bit before I wrap them up in a paper towel and foil when I take them to go.  This helps to keep the cheese from sticking to it. (SS/SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+.

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Served up with the last of our crunchy blueberries. I totally hope the next batch I buy is this good…I am not a fan of soft blueberries.

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Mid morning I was starving so I grabbed an apple and Trader Joe’s Lite String Cheese to tied me over until lunch. (SS/SF) – 1 points+

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My boss surprised me today by asking if we could go out today for my birthday lunch to the new restaurant in Napa that just opened called Napkins Bar & Grill (ummm, OK, yes, please!)

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I ordered the Grilled Pork Chop that came topped with an Apple Mustard Sauce, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and a Bacon & Raisin Risotto.

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While the pork chop was super tasty with the sweet, tart and tangy apple mustard sauce, the start of the show was totally the brussels sprouts.  They were perfectly crispy & I love the fact that they left a few as Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips.  (SS/SF) – 8 points+ for the pork with the sprouts.

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I only had a couple of bites of the risotto that was so bacon-y good that I could’ve eaten it all.  I didn’t want to blow my entire WPA on it though since I still have 3 more birthday celebrations and 1 cup of risotto is 11 points+!

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My boss was super cute ~ he asked if I wanted to take a picture of his dish to share with you all too….he ordered the Pan Seared Steel Head Fish with Shrimp, Grits and Greens.  It looks pretty tasty too.

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My afternoon snack was a repeat of yesterday ~ a Power Walk to Starbuck’s and a Grande Non-fat Iced Latte with Caramel drizzled on top. (SS/SF) – 3 points+

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Dinner tonight is one of my favorite, easy go to meals.  I love making up a big batch of Turkey Taco Meat because we can have tacos, nachos or Taco salads with it.  It’s so easy to make too ~ I brown up 1 lb. ground turkey with red onion and bell pepper.  Then, drained off the water, sprinkled with homemade taco seasoning and a little salsa.  While that cooks, I prep the salad fixin’s.

Organic Romaine with carrots, red cabbage and green onion topped with 1/2 cup of the turkey taco meat.

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Topped with a 1/4 cup sprinkle of low-fat sharp cheddar cheese finely grated because you get more.  Then, I layer on all my favorites ~ fresh tomatoes, jalapenos….

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And I crushed 2 tortilla chips as my croutons – (it takes 3 chips to equal 1 points+)!

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I finish with a little “treat” by adding a 2 points+ container of Wholly Guacamole!

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I love Wholly Guac because it honestly does taste like real avocado.

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Finish with a little salsa or hot sauce.  Crunchy, spicy, salty, taco-y good in every single bite.

SS/SF + 2 WPA or 7 points+

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Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 11: 2 WPA used, 19 WPA remaining
  • 24 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!

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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

If you had to pick one, what would it be ~ Taco Salad, Nachos or Tacos?

That’s a tough choice for me because I love them all, but, if I had to pick just one Healthy Nachos all day long!

Night all!

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