Deconstructed Tacos

Do half your taco seem to end up broken before they even get filled? No problem! In fact, you have to break them for this sheet pan dinner. Compared to tortilla chips, those broken corn shells give you a crunchy, but sturdier base for nachos that’s also lower in fat, sodium and calories!

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Lima Bean Hummus

Now, I know that this hummus probably doesn’t jump out as something you’ve got to try, but it’s really GOOD - as in you don’t need pita bread or a baby carrot to eat it (just a spoon!) - GOOD! Click here to find the recipe!

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My Favorite TACO-Inspired Recipes

I decided to run with my idea of Taco MostDays – not just on Taco Tuesdays – by reaching out to some of my favorite dietitians and chefs for their best healthy-ish taco-inspired recipes. My only problem now?  I can decide where to start first! Check out my friends’ great recipes and websites, and let me know which ones you try!

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Bun-Free Greek Burger

Umami flavor of mushrooms makes them a perfect sub for some meat. They are full of moisture, so you don’t have to worry about your burger drying out. Mix with lean ground beef, cook and top with your favorite Greek toppings to make a delicious, juicy burger perfect for weekends or busy week nights!

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What Teachers Wish You Knew About Your Kid's Lunch

There’s another aspect to your kid’s lunchbox that might not have crossed your mind: The Teacher’s Perspective. Teachers play a major role in opening packages and getting kids to eat.  Honestly, I’d never thought about this until I happened to see a former teacher’s social media post where she gave some candid feedback about what worked, what didn’t, and what typically got thrown away. Seeing this intrigued me, so I decided to reach out to some elementary school teachers to get their feedback.

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Flank Steak Tacos

Let’s be honest, you can’t really go wrong with tacos of ANY variety, but these steak tacos are one of my favs. They use flank steak which is a cut that requires little seasoning and cooks quick on the grill or in the oven (less than 15 minutes!). Top with picked onions and queso fresco — you just can’t go wrong!

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Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

I love tailgating on the Quad here in Tuscaloosa, but I have to admit that I am just little excited about a low-key weekend with Alabama playing away. Since I won’t be hauling food to a tailgate, I’m branching out from the typical mayo-based dips and nugget trays to bake one of my new pizzas I’ve been working on – Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza. This is a flavor combination that I absolutely love!

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NOOM App Review

Anyone else seeing Noom pop up in social media feeds?  I really didn’t pay much attention to it until curiosity got the best of me! Before checking it out, I honestly thought Noom was a new home-based genetic testing kit or maybe a meditation app. I was wrong! Find out all you need to know about Noom here!

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How Healthy Is That Classic Turkey Sandwich?

Researching deli meats like turkey and ham had me feeling a little nervous! I love a good turkey sandwich, so I was a little worried about what I would find out and if it would ruin a food I have eaten my entire life!  Are deli meats really something to minimize? Should I really be concerned about potential health risks? And maybe most importantly, are there ways to minimize health risks and still enjoy my classic turkey sandwich? Find out all you need to know here!

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Avocado-Feta Salsa

Avocado-Feta Salsa is always my last-minute appetizer solution! This recipe uses only six ingredients—four of which I’ll bet you already have on hand.  Plus, it can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes.  Who doesn’t have time for that?! The fresh dip is a game changer, so be prepared to get asked for the recipe by friends!

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