I like to change up my food so I don’t get bored. My kids don’t appreciate that so much, neither does Aaron. What I have been doing lately is when I make them a “traditional” dish, I will often make small changes to my meal to create some variety. I have also been eating a lot less meat lately. No, I am not becoming a “vegetarian”, I like my chicken & steak (filet) too much. However, on a day-to-day basis, my stomach & body tend to feel much better the less meat I eat. My non-meat sources of protein come from nut butters, eggs (mostly egg whites with an occasional yolk thrown in), tuna, salmon, beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, northern, black-eyed peas), nuts & cheese. I do some soy, but not a lot. I mainly do edamame if I do any soy. I drink almond milk, not cow’s milk (due to lactose intolerance, but cheese is okay with Lactaid). Anyway, I digress. Tonight I made Mexican pizzas with refried beans, ground turkey taco meat & cheese for the family and did mine up a little different.
My Mexican pizza consisted of the following:
- black beans (drained & rinsed) mixed with a touch of sriracha
- crumbled goat cheese
- chopped tomatoes
- plain Greek Fage
- Frank’s Red Hot
They were amazing!! YUM!! Also, instead of using store made tostada shells, I took 2 soft corn tortillas & placed them on an oven sheet @ 350 for about 10 minutes on one side & 3-4 minutes on the other side. The I topped with the bean mixture & goat cheese and popped back in the oven to get all melty. YUM! Oh, another exciting find? Trader Joe’s frozen avocado halves! Genius! I am the only one in my house that will eat avocado and they turn brown after I cut them open no matter what I do! Very frustrating & expensive!! These halves are perfect! I used a half and split it between my pizzas. Perfect!! No waste!