Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Taco Salad times two- with a side of nutty (Kale) Stew

Thought I'd try another Eat, Shrink & Be Merry recipe this long weekend past, so I made Na-cho Ordinary Taco Salad on Monday. The salad works out to 6 points. It was tasty, but quite spicy. I think I might take out the jalapeno- or part of it (it calls for a "large" one) when I make it again. It was a little too hot for the tots. I liked that it had black beans and corn in it- both of which I had in my cupboard (yeah!), but at first it seemed strange not to heat them up before putting them on the salad. Anyway, they tasted good-even cold- in the salad.

sidenote: the picture I took of the salad was of one of my daughters' salads- so it had less on it than I had on mine. I tucked into mine right away- forgetting to take a picture. Her's was pretty untouched looking for awhile. lol. So picture a salad with more stuff on it. :P

I used the leftovers from the Taco salad in a version of a soft taco tonight. I really liked it in the tortilla wrap.

Tonight was my organic veggie pick up, so I tried to use a few remaining leftovers I had from last weeks box. I'd meant to use the kale on the weekend, and got a recipe from my sister, African Pineapple Peanut Stew, but ran out of time to make it. Anyway, I made it tonight and had it as a veggie side. It wasn't low cal- 6 points with its 1/2c of peanut butter (we use the Kraft Light stuff, at least), but it was very tasty and I think you could cut back on the pb to lessen the points. Sadly, but not surprisingly, I was the only one who liked it in the family. Our portions were pretty smallish, too, so the serving shown was probably closer to 4 points?

and in HYC check-in details: as I posted on the weekend, I had a kind of high points week with some extra Valentine's eating. I did do a 7+km walk /run on Monday- woo hoo! but I haven't been consistent enough. This week I'm going to try to drink more water and get out there and do some more runs so my little Nike mini me doesn't mock me like it does when I don't run. Paddleball? sheesh!


new*me said...

I did a 6 mile on Sunday ;) Isn't it invigorating!

JanetM97 said...

Way to go, Annette and yeah for both of us! :)