Yay for hump day! We’re half way through the week. And literally I think one of my favorite parts about Wednesday is going to visit Laura or Armen to read about or link up for Peas and Crayons What I Ate Wednesday. Why is looking at pictures of food so fun, especially other peoples food. Today I’m sharing everything I ate yesterday (Tuesday) along with the recipe I cooked for dinner, Turkey Taco Sloppy Joes, which are so tasty you will want to try making them tonight!
Tuesday I woke up and headed down to the garage where I completed an arms and abs Kayla Itsines BBG Workout. I had an extra ten minutes at the end so I also did some chest presses and rows for additional arm work. Then I went to go make a protein smoothie. I made something similar to my Green Pear Smoothie, but also added blueberries. I usually add either a scoop of Vanilla Shakeology or Vega Protein to my smoothies along with a teaspoon of Maca Powder for added nutrients and energy. I drank my shake along with a large cup of coffee while reading a few blogs and catching up on the news. Dark picture, because it was STILL dark out!
Love this Blogging Day Mug my mom got me.
Once I get to work I’m usually pretty hungry. This week I made a large batch of steel-cut oatmeal, with cinnamon, and added liquid egg whites. Then each morning I portion some out, add almond butter, warm it up, throw it in a tupperware, and it’s usually still warm by the time I get to my desk. Similar to my Breakfast Power Oatmeal Recipe.
After teaching all morning, we’re working on throwing a ball with correct form in elementary PE, I break for lunch at 1:00. Yesterday I had a salad with some roasted veggies and chicken I had prepped on Sunday night. Delicious, but not as yummy as the Sweetgreen and Panera salads I had over the Weekend. Why is everything better when someone else makes it? I also had half of an apple, honey crisp of course because they are the best!
More teaching in the afternoon, then I leave work around 4:00 to go home and walk the dog right away. When we came inside I was starving and had two hardboiled eggs and a half of a kombucha. I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture so here is an old one.
Now to my favorite meal of the day, dinner! It’s my favorite meal because I usually eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch, but dinner is always something different. In true Taco Tuesday fashion, I decided to turn Sloppy Joes into a taco after seeing a few recipes on Pinterest. Because who doesn’t love tacos?!? And who doesn’t think of their childhood when eating a sloppy joe?!? It’s so easy to make your own sloppy joe sauce, and now that I’m an adult, I love sneaking in lots of veggies for added nutrients. In this recipe I just add onion, red, and green peppers. But I’ve also added carrots and zucchini before.
You could definitely eat these the tradition Sloppy Joe way, with a bun, but I think it’s fun to wrap them in a tortilla add some cheese, lettuce, and hot sauce and make the into a taco. I usually use corn or Paleo tortillas for Juli’s Paleo Cookbook. But my husband prefers flour so I always have both on hand. I have also made this recipe and a stuffed baked sweet or white potato and that’s quite tasty!
However you enjoy these Turkey Taco Sloppy Joes I promise they will be delicious and a new family favorite so don’t forget to PIN for later!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- half of a white onion, diced
- red pepper, diced
- green pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- additional toppings: Mexican cheese blend, lettuce, diced avocado, plain greek yogurt, hot sauce, chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the turkey, onion, red and green pepper, and garlic. Stir frequently, breaking up the turkey meat with a spoon or spatula. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink and the veggies are softened.
- Add the chili powder, oregano, mustard, honey, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste and cook for a minute to allow the spices to cook into the meat.
- Then add the tomato sauce and continue to cook until the mixture reaches a simmer. Then continue to simmer for about 5-10 minutes before removing from heat.
- To make the tacos spoon the turkey taco sloppy joe filling into a tortilla, potato, bun, or salad and top with any additional toppings.
Oh and I can’t forget about dessert, even though I’m staying far far away from any more Halloween candy. After devouring two of these Taco Sloppy Joes, I had one Brownie Energy Bite. They were an experiment last week, and almost perfected. Regardless it satisfied my sweet tooth.
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You can read more of my What I ate Wednesday Posts Here.
Have you tried making your own Sloppy Joes?
What recipes remind you of being a kid?
What’s one thing you’ve eaten this week?