Mexican Toppings

Happy Wednesday! We’ve made it to hump day. First and foremost, happy birthday to my lovely mother!

photo 1 (13)

I overslept my workout class this morning, so I opted for the elliptical after a bowl of Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats.

Last week, I’d fallen off the workout wagon. Some days (or weeks) it’s okay to go easy on ourselves. Listen to lethargy.

listen to your body

As a followup to Monday’s post, I felt so much better after a run, shower, and a relaxing evening of TV and manicures with  my roommate. See ya later blues.

painted nails

A big plate of nachos for dinner didn’t hurt either. 😉

healthy fiesta pepper nachos

Healthy Fiesta Pepper Nachos

(Adapted from my Traverse Bay Salsa Nachos)

  • A couple handfuls of tortilla Chips
  • 1 bag of frozen peppers (frozen is cheaper, but fresh works too)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup refried beans
  • 1/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 1 spoonful of salsa

Sauté frozen peppers and onion with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Grab a plate and spread tortilla chips evenly. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Microwave for 1 minute. Add the peppers, chopped onion and arugula. Microwave for another minute. Heat refried beans separately, then add to the plate. Top with salsa.

¡Que delicioso!

I used my leftovers to create a quesadilla for lunch today.


Question: What’s your favorite Mexican dish?

Have a good one!


Tagged , , , ,

16 thoughts on “Mexican Toppings

  1. I had black bean nachos for dinner last night 🙂 Yours look yummy! I have to try those pbj oats!! Have a lovely day!

  2. Happy birthday to your mom 🙂

  3. beth says:

    That nachos Recipe looks awesome!! ;). THANKS for sharing it!

  4. Anne @ says:

    Happy birthday to your mom!

    I am always so motivated to make nachos by your posts! I need to actually follow through for once!

  5. Nachos for dinner! You’re my kind of girl 😉 And agreed that we beat ourselves up way too much for skipping workouts. Sometimes we gotta sleep right?!? Happy birthday to CDK’s mama!

  6. Nancy Vetter says:

    Love nachos! If you want sour cream, try some plain Greek yogurt instead 🙂 You won’t notice the difference and you’ll feel like you’ve really sinned (calorie wise) 🙂

  7. jumpeatrun says:

    your quesadilla looks so good! You are inspiring me to make something mexican!

  8. Kaitlin says:

    Love the “treat yourself” from Monday. I love everything Tex-Mex from enchiladas to fajitas 🙂

  9. I am a Mexican food addict. I don’t think I can go more than a week or two without some form of queso-drenched food. Love the idea of arugala on your nachos!

  10. erika says:

    Ooh I love me some nachos too. Especially with guac on top. Although the main homemade Mexican food I grew up eating were enchiladas, so I have a soft spot for those…wait no burritos. I freaking love burritos. I ❤ Chipotle, no matter how low-brow that sounds. SO GOOD!

  11. Bezzymates says:

    I really love quesadillas. Simple, cheesy, yummy.

  12. Brittany says:

    I have been on the fence the last 4 hours about wanting to run today or not, and I just really don’t want to! HA! I’ve been up since 3am and I am just damn tired. So I think I will listen to your advice and NOT workout. I would love some nachos instead.

  13. Taryn says:

    Nachos, for sure. Although I hate when my boyfriend decides he wants them as an appetizer when we go out to eat.. that pretty much ensures that I won’t be eating the dinner I’ve ordered.

  14. So, I love the little holiday icon buttons those are cute. Happy birthday to your mom! and Nachos. A true love of mine. I literally had them last night because my roommate made butternut squash queso, which was mind blowing and amazing.

Show some love

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: