One of my favorite healthy weeknight meals is these pulled pork lettuce cup tacos. I use my crockpot balsamic pork tenderloin recipe (HERE!) and load big lettuce cups with the shredded pork and as many delicious toppings as I can find in my fridge (typically avocado, cabbage, jalapenos and salsa).
Almost every time I go eat Mexican food, I order tacos with rice and beans. When I'm trying to eat healthy at home, but still want to feel like I'm indulging in great Mexican food, I make cauliflower rice and roasted veggies to go along side my lettuce cup tacos. Cauliflower rice is a GREAT alternative to regular rice. It honestly tastes so good. Overall, this is a really easy, healthy and delicious meal that won't steer you wrong.
CROCKPOT BALSAMIC PULLED PORK
Recipe previously posted - click here!
CAULIFLOWER RICE - Thanks to The Defined Dish (one of my fav food blogs!) for such a quick and easy recipe:
I decided to try the Whole30 plan as best as I can for the next month. I'm notoriously terrible at sticking to anything related to diet and exercise. I love bread, cheese and sugar more than most things in the world, and working out is just not my thing (YET...). Going on walks and being outside - YES. Going to a gym and trying to use the machines and weights - NO. Candy after every meal - YES.
So I decided to challenge myself for a month to follow the Whole30 plan. Footnote: I will still be drinking during the next 30 days...I'm just not willing to give that up, sorry.
So wish me luck, won't ya??
I found this chicken recipe on a Whole30 blog and decided to try it out. I really enjoyed it and it's so easy to make. I paired it with prosciutto wrapped asparagus (see my recipe here) and it made for a great Whole30 dinner.
Recipe from bydawnnicole.com
I love the idea of the Whole 30 diet, but following it every day is just not realistic for me personally. But with the start of the new year, I decided to incorporate more "Whole 30-approved" foods into my routine. I found that lunches are the hardest for me to follow the Whole 30 plan, because I'm so used to ordering Jimmy John's sandwiches to my desk at the office in the midst of my busy work days. But I was up for the challenge - so I started being better about meal prepping at night. I dice up sweet potatoes and slice up veggies and sausage links (my favorite Trader Joe's jalapeno or spicy italian chicken sausage...Whole 30 approved, of course), then when I come home during lunch to let the dogs out, I can throw everything in a pan, saute for about 10 minutes and throw it over some arugula and have a quick, filling and healthy lunch.