Some people come home from a long, tiring day of work and all they want to do is relax and unwind with an ice cold beer or glass of their favorite wine. Me? Hand over a Diet Mt. Dew and I am good to GO!
Yes, it’s true. I do love a good diet dew. Do you drink pop? Furthermore, do you call it Pop or Soda?
After quenching my thirst and slightly recovering from one of the busiest days ever, I set off to make an easy, healthy and flavorful dinner. Taco Salads! First I gathered all my ingredients:
I placed a bed of mixed greens & baby spinach in a bowl.
Then I added some carrot chips that are oh-so-fun to eat!
Next I added a couple spoonfuls of black beans that I had rinsed, drained and microwaved with a splash of water, chili powder, oregano, cumin & cayenne pepper.
I added a generous topping of freshly chopped tomatoes – my faaaave…
Then topped everything off with some salsa and several good shakes of green Tabasco sauce. Dinner’s ready! 5 minutes! Maybe?
For some reason I can’t handle regular Tabasco sauce – but the green kind is fair game for my precious tastebuds. It’s made from jalapeno peppers instead of fully aged red peppers and has a unique hot that is much more flavorful than hot, in my opinion!
This meal is super convenient, flavorful, inexpensive and so healthy. That’s why I love taco salads – you can make them vegetarian, load on the veggies & spices and never feel deprived. Plus, since you’re not really cooking anything – cleanup’s a cinch – yes!