So I've learned some valuable lessons this week...1) I'm not super human and 2) I now know what it feels like to have a crappy driver's license picture. It's been a rather stressful few months, and now with my new goal of not using food for my stress relief, I caught myself in a whirlwind of emotion this week. I've been in constant go go go go mode for months now, I sort of lost track of myself. I finally hit a brick wall today which knocked me on my bootay! I've been burning from both ends lately, which is definitely not conducive for tip top mental/physical/emotional health! I HIGHLY not recommend you do the same, and in return I will start practicing more of what I preach.
So moving on to my DMV experience. It was driver's license renewal time, and I skipped down to the DMV with the 1 million pieces of paperwork that they require, waited for my number to be called, approached the counter and this happened:
"Ma'am , step all the way back and look down at the blue dot"
and then I was like.....
"Ummm can we please retake it, I've got a bit of a double chin there"
*Lifts chin up to make sure double chin was NOT in this pic*
And then I was like.....
On a positive note, he did allow me to change my weight to my goal weight, so that was a definite plus. Moving on, let's talk about something fun that we did this week....
You have all probably been to one of the many burrito/taco making places, that allow you to choose what items you want in your food. My family particularly likes Chipotle. We decided to bring Chipotle into the house this week by utilizing our leftover grilled chicken. It was a lot of fun because the kiddies can choose what they want and even make their own burritos. Here's what we used to make our, as I'm calling it, "mock-potle"
Grilled chicken breasts/tenders - in our case we used leftovers
1 can black beans- I used organic canned beans in a BPA free liner
2 cups brown or white rice- I used leftovers and added some lime juice and chopped cilantro
Shredded mozzarella cheese- part skim
Salsa- We roasted some tomatoes on the stove, added cilantro, salt, pepper, lime all to taste
Sour Cream- I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream
Whole wheat tortillas
Sauteed green/yellow/red bell peppers
You can really add whatever ingredients you enjoy in a burrito (avocado, corn, mixed vegetables etc). I placed all the ingredients on the counter, and the family all made what they wanted. I personally forewent the tortilla and rice, and basically created my own burrito bowl. It was super duper yummy! It was also a fun and exciting way to get the kids involved and really make it all a family affair. Also, it's a great way to utilize leftovers.
Do you have any mock recipes you enjoy? If so tell me about them, I'd love to hear!