3.30.2016

Post Number 2

I wish someone would invent a machine that projects people's dreams onto the wall, complete with dialogue and a soundtrack. I want to know what Kennedy was dreaming last night so badly. Whatever it was, it was happening under oath. 
Did I mention my perfectly normal, not-at-all-quirky-daughter has to sleep with gloves on every night? 


Today was like any other day. Wake up, vow to have patience with my children, get them up, lose patience 10 minutes later, work off frustration at the gym... Vow to do better, lose patience, etc. It's a vicious cycle. 


I did do something bad today though... I talked myself out of running. I know, I know. Don't tell Mom. But I plan on making up for it tomorrow. I just couldn't pull myself off the couch from under my amazing Costco blanket. It was hard to even shower, much less run and get all sweaty. So no stupid shoe-selfie picture for you today. I know you're really disappointed. 


But I did spend my entire morning trying to figure out my new toy. I haven't used it for a run yet but I am already obsessed. 


We stopped at the grocery store on our way home from the gym today for more Goldfish crackers and new toothbrushes. It was the highlight of their spring break. 
I'm the lamest mom. 


If you're looking for a healthy-ish treat to curb a sweet tooth, look no further!
These taste kind of amazing. They're pretty macro friendly. Definitely not as healthy as just plain yogurt, but it's better than Cadbury Eggs or a gallon of ice cream, for those of us with binge eating problems. 


For lunch I decided to try my new BBQ sauce that I got at the health foods store on my chicken 
I ate about 4 bites and had to put the rest in a Tupperware for Cory because it was so spicy I couldn't eat it, and I like spicy stuff! I'm going to have to go back for a different kind that doesn't burn my organs. Don't get the Kansas City Style. Unless you want to die. 


We went out to get the mail and Kennedy found a concrete repair pamphlet on the door that gained instant, intense, sentimental value to her. Moments later Brynlie got a hold of it and ripped it and Kennedy acted like there was a death in the family. 
So I took the time to tape the random, concrete repair pamphlet back together to keep her from losing her crap. How did my life get so weird? 
Meanwhile Brynlie was concentrating really hard, doing her best to make her hair look like Ace Ventura. 

Dinner was our weekly salmon. You would not believe how much Brynlie loves salmon. So much in fact that she capitalized on Kennedys bathroom break to sneakily steal hers. 
And this was the reaction I got when I told her she shouldn't do that. 
I'm not really worried about her being able to hold her own in life. 


Fun fact: the handle on my parents spray wand on their sink sticks! 
Today has been a long day. I'm not sure how time moved so slowly when I was sitting on the couch all afternoon. 


As promised, I'm sharing the enchilada recipe from last night. I'll post it with the corn tortillas and if you can make them work, I will cry and kiss your culinary-God-like feet. Otherwise, just use regular tortillas. 

Chicken and black bean enchiladas 
1 tsp oil 
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 
1/2 cup corn 
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cilantro (divided)
3/4 cup salsa verde 
8 corn tortillas 
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese 


Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, non-stick skillet. Add the onion, garlic, chicken, cumin, and salt. Cook, stirring often, 3-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Stir in black beans and corn. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup cilantro and 3 tbsp of salsa. 

Heat tortillas to make them soft. 

Stuff tortillas with chicken mixture and place in greased, 9x13 baking dish. Top with remaining salsa and the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes and garnish with cilantro. Serves 4, serving size is 2 enchiladas. 

Macros:
Calories 309
Fat 7g
Carbs 34g
Fiber 7g
Protein 27g


I leave you on this "hump-day" with a little Trump joke:
Don't forget to check out my post from earlier today. I never post twice, so I'm spreading the word! 

Peace! 



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