lentil tacos + a guest post

23 Aug

Best.

Afternoon.

Snack.

Ever.

I found a coupon for a free 16 ounce Oikos greek yogurt in my HLS swag bag (love that swag bag:), so I had no choice but to pick it up at the store yesterday.  Wait, did you catch that?  FREE.

So today I decided an extravagant yogurt mess sounded like a pretty decent plan.  I also used my coupon for a free box of Uncle Sam’s cereal at the store yesterday, so why not throw some of that in?  There were also dried cranberries, sliced bananas, vegan dark chocolate chips, cinnamon and chia seeds!

Speaking of chia seeds, did you enter my chia seed giveaway earlier today? I am loving hearing about everyone’s adventurous side – keep ’em coming!

In other news, please take a minute to click over to Heather’s blog and check out my guest post on PiYo!  Heather and I met at HLS, and her blog is as adorable as she is.  She’s one of those people who has a smile that literally lights up the entire room, and I was so excited when she asked me to share more about PiYo with her readers.  I hope you’ll take a second and stop by there!

I spent the afternoon working on a special project in our office.  It’s not quite ready to reveal yet, but it won’t be long!

I worked up quite an appetite, though, and by dinnertime I knew exactly what was on the menu.  I had boiled a huge batch of dry lentils last week and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them.  It was kind of fun to switch it up from our usual enchiladas!

Spicy Lentil Tacos

Ingredients

  • whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 small can diced green chilies

Toppings

Directions

  • sautee olive oil, garlic and onion in a skillet over medium heat until onions become transparent
  • add lentils and mix well
  • season with ground red pepper and cumin
  • add green chilies and heat through
  • heat tortilla for 10 seconds in microwave
  • spread lettuce in middle of tortilla
  • add lentil mixture
  • top with green onions, tomato, salsa and guacamole

I’m off to bed soon!  I’ve been feeling really tired the last few days, so I really need to try and get some extra sleep this week.

I hope you all had an excellent Monday:) G’night!

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10 Responses to “lentil tacos + a guest post”

  1. Rhea August 24, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    I just ate a similar yogurt bowl for breakfast! The addition of blueberries sounds soooooooo good.

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) August 24, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Yum yum on those tacos. Totally up my alley. I think we need to get together and cook one day!

    • candice August 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

      Wouldn’t that be fun?!

  3. Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 24, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Wow, those lentil tacos look amazing. Yum! I read your PiYo post and I found it very informative. It’s such a coincidence because my gym just started offering it once a week. You know I am going to have to try it! I will let you know how it goes. 🙂

    • candice August 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

      Definitely let me know what you think about it!

  4. Paige @ Running Around Normal August 24, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    I may or may not have a *slight* obsession with lentils 🙂 This looks fab, girl!
    We’re having enchiladas tonight for dinner – but with an organic tri-bean + squash combination.

    • candice August 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

      Haha, well I have a whole pot of them now, so you’ll probably be seeing them on here several more times:)

      You’re enchiladas sound tasty – I’ll def. be coming to check those out!

  5. Bekah @ runtrackmind August 24, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    I found your blog by reading your guest post and I am so happy I did!

    Lentils are so great, but I hardly think of them when I am putting dinner together. I think your lentil tacos may become a family favorite. =)

    • candice August 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

      I’m so happy you did too:) Thanks for coming over!

      Let me know how it goes when you make the lentil tacos – I think they’re a very family friendly meal. My husband loved them, and he’s not even a vegetarian!

  6. Dorry August 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    I LOVE lentils and these look so good!

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