Chickpea Taco Bowls

In an effort to eat healthier, I am attempting more meatless meals. I was worried, being a huge carnivore that I would miss the chicken in this dish. Surprisingly, it was very filling! I used chickpeas and my regular taco fillings and loved it. Even my oldest son was a fan. This is a keeper!


Chickpea Taco Bowls:

1 tablespoon of Oil

1 can of Chickpeas (drained)

1 can of Corn (drained)

1 can of Black beans (drained)

1 can of Rotel (drained)

1 package of taco seasoning

1 can of Green Chili Enchilada Sauce

1 package of Lipton’s Taco Rice

Cheese and other toppings

Directions:

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan on medium heat. Add chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper. After chickpeas of cooked for about 5 minutes, add in corn, black beans and Rotel. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Mix up taco seasoning as directed on package.

Cook taco rice according to the package.

Add taco seasoning to the mix. Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

After rice is finished, transfer to a bowl. Top with chickpea mix. I added the green chili sauce per bowl depending on the person eating. However, you can mix it all in before dishing it up.

Top with cheese and any other desired toppings. I topped ours with my mom’s Avocado Salsa.

Enjoy!

Overnight Oats

January is just about over and now it’s time to get my head in the game a prepare for our Disney trip. One way I’m doing that is getting my eating back on track. Nothing feels worse on vacation than feeling uncomfortable on those rides. So, here’s the first recipe of my first day! 

I’m not a big breakfast eater. I love breakfast food, just not at breakfast time. But, to eat healthy all day I have to start the morning off right. So I threw together overnight oats. It’s very easy and I put mine in my Blender Bottle for easier grabbing on the run. 

I apologize for the picture quality, I was surprised how well they turned out.

  

Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats

1/2 oats (old fashion or steel cut)

3/4 cup 1% milk (can use almond or cashew)

1 tbsp pure cocoa powder

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut

1 scoop Cookies and Cream protein powder (vanilla or chocolate would work as well)

Directions:

Mix protein powder, cocoa powder and milk together. Set aside. Add oats and coconut to a container with a lid.  Mix milk mixture with oats. Secure lid and refrigerate overnight. Stir and enjoy!

21 Day Fix approved foods.

Happy eating!!