Taco Sandwich

by DanicasDaily on March 25, 2013

Today was one of those days that was so incredibly delicious that I wish it wasn’t over. Do you ever have meals and/or days like that where you are sad it’s all gone or is it just me? lol.  It probably helps that I was completely spoiled today by The Husband….

He not only cooked us breakfast ~ Healthy Egg Roll Style.  I totally think it’s funny that he put salt and pepper on the tortilla too. (SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+

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He also packed all my snacks and lunch for the day…..

Last night I attempted to make another Asparagus Tortilla for snacks this week. 

I started off by sautéing some asparagus with a little olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.

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Meanwhile, I whisked together 4 eggs and 3 egg whites and poured them over the asparagus.

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I cooked one side until almost set, tilting the pan to have any excess go underneath.  Then, carefully used a plate to slide it out of the pan, flipped it and finished cooking for another minute or two.

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It doesn’t look as good as my Weight Watcher Leaders, but, it is still pretty darn tasty.

100% Simply Filling, 1 points+

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Paired with a banana for a Protein/Carb Power Pre-Spin Snack.

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Spin class today was awesome ~ I totally found myself singing along to “Walk Like An Egyptian”!  I did resist using the arm movements though.

Ohh and I am totally singing “ ohhh, wayyy – ooo, way – ooo, Walk Like An Egyptian” as I am typing now.

I was starving as soon as I walked back into the office….I unpacked my lunch bag that The Husband made up for me…..

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LOVE!!!  He is pretty funny ~ when I sent him a picture of my note saying “somebody loves me” he wrote back….Put it back in there and take it out in another week and it still applies Open-mouthed smile

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Homemade Salad mix with 1 Tbsp Pistachios, 2 tsp dried cranberries, tomatoes and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette (SF+ 2 WPA) – 2 points+

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Served up with Tortellini Pasta Salad (SF+ 6 WPA) – 6 points+ 

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I am so glad we are finally starting to get some delicious spring fruit.  Before heading over to Costco, I snacked on a couple of organic strawberries, raspberries, 2 cuties and a hard boiled egg for staying power (SF) – 2 points+

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All day long I was looking forward to dinner ~ I am not sure if it was the guacamole, the sweet potatoes or the crunchy taco shells, but, I couldn’t wait to dive into these Spicy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos.

While the sweet potatoes roasted in the oven, I made a batch of Basic Black Beans.  They are incredibly easy to make and taste like you have been cooking them all day versus just 15 minutes.

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After boiling the potatoes for 5 minutes, I tossed the potatoes with a little Homemade Taco Seasoning and olive oil, then roasted them for about 10-15 minutes, stirring once until they were slightly crispy.

I made “his” and “hers” potatoes the same way.

Yukon Gold for him…..

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Spicy Sweet Potatoes for me!

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I bought the pre-cooked crunchy taco shells at Trader Joe’s and heated them in the oven for 2 minutes.  The only problem with that is that it made them sort of seal together so you could not fill them with anything ~ oops.

It didn’t stop me ~ I still layered it up and made a Taco Sandwich instead.

Tortilla plus a little black beans and a little spicy sweet potatoes with my lettuce blend.

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Topped with 2 big tablespoons of homemade Guacamole!

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Deliciousness x’s 2!  Sweet, spicy, creamy, crunchy, salty ….. I kicked it up a notch with a little Jamaican Hot Sauce.  (SF + 4 WPA) – 8 points+

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Did I mention he washed all the dishes too?!

STATS:

  • Active Link ~ 6 Activity Points, 149% of my goal
  • 24 daily points+
  • SF + 13 WPA, 32 WPA remaining

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

How do you fill your tacos? 

I have to say my all time favorite taco aside from a Healthy Egg Roll is a chicken taco….but, sweet potato/black bean is definitely next on the list.

Night all!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Staci March 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Hahaha, glad you didn’t do the arm motions . Too funny.

2 Chris March 26, 2013 at 3:10 am

Next time hang the tortillas over 2 of the wires of your oven rack. They stay open and almost stand up to fill them. Look yummy as does the asparagus tortilla.

3 Alice March 26, 2013 at 8:05 am

My secret for warming taco shells is to place a ball of aluminum foil in each one so they can’t close. I reuse the balls I guess forever :). Love your blog and I haven’t had a recipe fail yet!

4 Nancy March 26, 2013 at 8:12 am

Hi, Danica…. When I clicked on the Basic Black Beans to get the recipe, it says your Recipe Page is Not Available? Thanks!

5 DanicasDaily March 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for letting me know, I fixed it so you should be able to get the recipe now.

Danica

6 Cheryl April 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Hi Danica,
I’m new to your site and am loving all your recipes. Have had wonderful fish tacos for lunch the past two days. But I can’t figure out what “13 WPA, 32 WPA – 8 points+” means. Help, please. Thanks.

7 DanicasDaily January 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Hi Cheryl,

This is simply the breakdown of my day as tracking according to the Simply Filling Technique. I provide examples of how I track for both methods for all those following the program. 13 WPA would be the amount of Weekly Points Allowance (WPA) I used for the non-simply filling foods while 8 points+ would be how many points you’d count if your method of tracking is counting points+.

Hope that helps,

Danica

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