what I Ate WednesdayHappy Wednesday! I haven’t done one of these in such a long time. Thankfully I remembered to take photos of a few of the things I’ve been eating this past week.

If you’re looking for more meal ideas, check out the other entries at Peasandcrayons.com. Not everything is paleo or gluten-free, but there are 100s of blogs to check out.

Vanilla Chai

This has been a staple for the last week. Vanilla chai tea with pumpkin spice coconut milk. I found the pumpkin spice coconut milk from So Delicious at Whole Foods, but next time I might make my own. The one by So Delicious unfortunately has quite a bit of sugar.

Pork Sirloin Chops

Also purchased at Whole Foods was pork sirlon chops. Not my favorite. Seasoned the outside, then stuck it in the oven at 375 degrees (F) for about 30 minutes.  Added some sauted green beans in coconut oil on the side.

Butternut squash tacos

This was my favorite. Unfortunately not paleo. But every girl has a cheat meal now and then. And in my mind this is better than cheating with a pizza.

I cooked butternut squash, cubed in the oven for about 25 minutes. Put a few spoonfuls of grass-fed beef with chilli powder, onion powder and cumin into a gluten-free tortilla. Added the cooked squash, salsa, and a little bit of shredded cheese. So freaking good.

spiced turkey

And finally, I cooked ground turkey with 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce and 2 teaspoons of fish sauce. This was my first time using fish sauce. It’s definitely an interesting flavor. Going to play with it some more so if anyone has any suggestions for recipes let me know.

2 thoughts on “WIAW: Butternut Squash Tacos”

  1. Hey! This is my first time stopping by (from Jenn’s link-up) and I just read your “About Me” page — you sound incredibly strong and it’s great that you’re open to helping others. I’ve been through my fair share of “health hiccups” too and keeping a positive attitude is the best thing that you can do!

    1. Hi Allison. Thanks so much for the kind words. You made my day 🙂 PS. I was a 7th grade teacher too! And then stopped because I thought it wasn’t for me. And now I’m currently trying to figure out what is. Your posts about your search for the right fit really spoke to me. I get it 🙂

      I think one of the biggest things I’ve been struggling with is it feels like everyone has this dream career path. The person that knew they wanted to be a doctor since middle school. Or the person that knew they wanted to go to law school. But what if it’s OK to not have a path? What if it’s OK so try a bit of everything. And nothing has to be better than the next. It’s just different. And life is about enjoying all of it 🙂

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