Category Archives: Southwestern

Southwestern Skillet Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Skillet Stuffed Peppers (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef (ground turkey and chicken also work) 6 bell peppers 1/2 c diced tomato 1/2 c diced onion 1/4 c chopped cilantro 1 Jalapéno, seeded, and diced (optional) 2 … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 15 (April 2 through April 8, 2018)

Week 15 is here! PDF of Meal Planner Breakfasts: Sometimes I am eating these alone, or sometimes on a toasted English muffin as a sandwich. Denver Omelet Egg Muffins Lunches: I got a bunch of salad greens ready as well … Continue reading

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Mason Jar Layered Chicken (or Black Bean) Taco Salads with Cilantro Lime Dressing

A new make-ahead lunch for this week, utilizing my favorite mason jars and plastic lids (affiliate links).  This recipe makes 5 generous lunch servings. Ingredients: Dressing: 6 TB fresh lime juice (around 3 limes worth) 4 TB olive oil 1/2 … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 12 (March 12 through 18)

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m actually on vacation this week.  So this is our meal plan for an upcoming week when we are back at home!  But hopefully it helps you with some ideas! LINK TO PDF Breakfasts: … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 8 (February 12-18)

Here we go again, another Monday.  Another shot at a week of well planned eating.  I feel the need to confess that although I come up with these plans weekly, I consider it a success if we have 80% compliance.  … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is an easy weeknight side dish that is even better if you make it ahead!  I prefer to use beans cooked from dried to reduce sodium, but use organic canned (drained and thoroughly rinsed) when pressed for time!  We … Continue reading

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Carnitas….revisited for 2018

Last year I wrote this blog post and recipe on Carnitas, which, along with Cowboy Caviar, is our traditional New Year’s Day meal (we also have greens – spinach or kale or both), as family tradition on my husband’s side … Continue reading

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