i don’t make enough tacos

So here’s the deal. We live in Austin, the city of tacos. However, we never eat them. When we go out, it’s always to barbecue places. Never tacos. Sometimes the occasional brisket taco. But never just tacos. Why is that?

I think in my mind, I was always like ohh Mexican/Tex-Mex is too heavy for me. But tacos are customizable. It doesn’t have to be heavy. Get a good tortilla with protein and pico and it’s just right. So this past Friday, I made tacos. And they were bomb. I’m doing this every week. Why haven’t I been doing this every week?

Since I can put whatever I want in these tacos, then they’ll be full of veggies. And this chip/salsa combo is dangerous. Salsa is one of my weaknesses.

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Magic. Pure pagic.

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Mushrooms, zucchini, onion, bell pepper

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this beef was lit.

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#veggiesforlife

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I was super excited at this point. I even sauteed some shrimp. And gorgonzola cheese?! Again. I’m back on the taco train now.

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There are veggies underneath I swear.

Travelogue: Sweet Arizona!

When we decided on visiting Arizona for our one year anniversary trip, we were not especially jumping off the walls with excitement. It was a reasonable location (pricepoint wise) and we knew there would be plenty of opportunities for hiking and being active…and trying good food. I went in with an open mind, but I didn’t really know anything about Arizona.

So yea….we were NOT prepared to fall in love with Arizona. But we are. Hands down, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been too. We drove to Sedona and the Grand Canyon while we were there, and ya’ll. VIEWS. Views on top of views. That place is just majestic. It honestly surpasses Colorado with its diverse beauty and mountains, canyons, wildlife, greenery. I just love it all.

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birthday fun, wonder woman and grocery haul!

So this post is totes late! I literally had it in my drafts and never published. Eeek! Anyways, throwback post from my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago! I absolutely adore birthdays, so I had a day planned full of food and gifts and food and workouts…..and cake. ­čÖé

In all disclosure, I ate way too much cake/candy, which resulted in me going over my macros. But sometimes you have to stop obsessing and just live. So I basically lived Thurs-Sunday. Today, it’s a new week! Back on it!

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This was the FIRST cake that I frosted…like professionally. I bought this piping kit from Amazon and use actual frosting bags and frosted the cake with a scraper. It was kind of amazing. I surprised the birthday boy with week 3 pre-season tickets to the Cowboys. I am not a fan….but he is. And he was super excited about it so #giftwin for me!!!

Next we made a stop to Central Market to pick up some chocolate covered almonds and gummy bears for the movie. We finally saw Wonder Woman. While I love what this movie is doing for women and allll the girl power that this movie encompasses, this movie did not live up to all the hype. I mean….plot holes?! World War II?? I loved the first 30 minutes of the movie, where they were all in the Amazon. If the movie had just stayed there, I would have been so content. But once she left to go end the war I was doneee. It was so boring. I just couldn’t believe it! I just knew I would laugh and cry and sob and laugh some more. I just couldn’t.

Next we grabbed some sushi! Tyrus was so excited about this cause we never get sushi since I’m always dieting LOL.

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Obvs the cucumber sushi and the enormous portion of grilled chicken and vegetables is mine. And it was divine.

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This meal was just amazing! We went here. Go there. Do it.

The next day we went grocery shopping together! Which never happens. Grocery shopping is usually my alone time. I love walking the aisles and reading ingredient labels. It’s like therapy almost- it calms me. When we go together, it is not the same (lol) but I loved the company regardless.

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Since the husband is on summer break, he is at home more…which means he eats more. ┬áSo most of the stuff in this photo are for him. Eggs, yogurt, fruit, wings, juice= all him. The only things I grabbed from this haul were chicken, red potatoes, flax milk, Boars Head turkey and some new crackers.

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I’m obsessed with those NuGo bars! They are perfect for when I need to get some carbs in.

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I’ve had a decrease in fats, so I’m obsessed with this milk. My husband tasted it and said it was horrible lol

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I need something for my sweet tooth! I tried to merge in some chocolate covered almonds, but I miscalculate those too easily. They’re just too tempting!

 

Gallery: Four Seasons Scottsdale- Troon North

This was our home while we drove our way through Arizona. I am very particular about my hotels. Like truly particular. I am a review nazi…and I care about the quality of service we get at hotels. This stay was amazing- my travel agent really came through with this!

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It doesn’t even look like a traditional hotel. Obsessed with this place ya’ll!!! Go stay here now.

Review: Proof at the Four Seasons Scottsdale

I just got back from an amazing trip with my husband, visiting Phoenix, Sedona and the Grand Canyon! I gotta say- this trip was wayyy to short. It was a Friday through Tuesday trip, which ideally sounded good for us. Now looking back, I wish we would have carved out a few more days to just relax. We moved a lot on this trip, and I’ll share more recaps as I go through all of our pics!

But first, breakfast.

I’m not a huge breakfast person. Bacon and sausage have way to much fat for me, so I usually eat chicken with a vegetable and a muffin or toast. Most places can create things for you if you ask, but on this ┬átrip I decided to take a change and just eat the effin sausage since I was on vacay.

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Proof is the main restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale. In full disclosure, this hotel is way way out there…not in the main Scottsdale area. But- it was totally worth it. I loved this place. The whole hotel was casitas, so you had your own little house/condo. We were upgraded to a deluxe due to my travel agent, and the service was just phenomenal.

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My breakfast most mornings. Chipotle chicken sausage, blueberry muffin with a side of greens. We also ate at this place for two dinners and both times i had the same thing- chicken and veggie sandwich with mixed greens. Pretty much the best meal of my life.

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Egg whites, 2 slices of bacon, hash browns and a buttermilk biscuit (best ever)

See Proof here. My husband loves this place, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be back in the near future.

Four Seasons Resort- Scottsdale at Troon North- 10600 E Crescent Moon Dr- Scottsdale, AZ 85262