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Taco Night

by Meghann on January 20, 2010

Work, Work, Work.

After not leaving my desk all afternoon my sanity was in desperate need of some chocolate. Lucky for me a few of the Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies I had packed this morning were just what I needed. πŸ™‚


Cookies make the best snack, wouldn’t you agree?

Good for your body (whole grain, low sugar, healthy fats) and good for your mind (chocolate!). πŸ™‚

It was Taco Night in casa de Meghann!


Cha Cha Cha


Kale massaged with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt was the base of my lovely taco salad.


The kale was then topped with lentils heated up on the stove top with onion, mushrooms, corn, and a quick taco seasoning mix of chili powder, garlic salt, oregano, and pepper. And finished with 1/4 of an avocado and salsa.


A toasted flat our took the place of traditional tortillas.



I was still craving chocolate when it came time for dessert.


I rounded out my Mallory Oh with 1/2 a kiwi. Its all about balance, right? πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to check out my Spark giveaway! I’m drawing a winner first thing in the morning.

Speaking of the morning, I have a wonderful 6 mile run planned and I can’t wait! I thought I would feel burnt out from marathon training, but I miss my longer early morning runs. I also may have some crazy news to share with your guys early next week regarding running, so stay tuned!

Time for bed!

Good Night!

1 Evan Thomas January 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Have a great 6 miles! I can’t wait to get running again; 7 days and I’ll have a full gym and treadmill waiting for me.

2 weightwatchingfoodie January 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

hi…. i see the massaged (is that kale a lot…how do you make that? I have been wanting to try kale, and just have not done it yet…Thanks Jamie

3 Rachel January 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

you’re dinner looks awesome! you always make the most creative dishes. and tacos are one of my favorite foods:) good luck with your run tomorrow!

4 Jamie (Food in Real Life) January 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I love my leftover veggies cold too! Esp butternut squash πŸ™‚

5 weightwatchersforone January 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I had taco salad tonight too but it was out and homemade is WAY better! Especially with those flat out pita chips! πŸ™‚

6 Karla January 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Yum! i think you’ve inspired tomorrow’s dinner!

7 *Andrea* January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

i share your chocolate cravings πŸ™‚ you can never have too much chocolate lol. the taco salad looks awesome!!!

8 Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

AAH VeggieGirl sent me those Malley-O’s a while back (for my birthday maybe?) and I miss them every day! I wish I’d saved a few…

9 lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Can’t wait to hear your crazy news! Are you going to run another marathon? An ultramarathon?

10 Anna January 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Mmmm…I LOVE taco salad! Crazy news? Ooh la la πŸ™‚

11 Jenna January 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Can’t wait for the news!

12 Matt January 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Have a good run tomorrow!

13 Erin January 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

That dinner looks awesome — might have to recreate it later this week. πŸ˜€

And cookies are the best snack, especially when you can eat them guilt-free!

14 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm

hope you have a fun run! fiesta salad = perfection πŸ™‚

15 Run Sarah January 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Hope your run goes well! Love the idea of crispy flat out tortilla chips!

16 Hangry Pants January 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I appreciate the hint regarding your news. I hate when I am left totally hanging. πŸ™‚

17 Amanda P January 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I pretty much ate cookies all day today – so i think i completely agree about the cookies = best snack statement!

18 Becca January 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm

That salad looks great!! Your pictures always make me hungry!

19 Christy January 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I bet the chocholate + kiwi tasted was great together… seems like a good combo!!

20 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Enjoy your run. That dinner was really pretty!!!

21 Marissa January 21, 2010 at 12:04 am

Mexican fopd is one of my favorites! Kiwi and chocolate do go very well together!

22 Running on Faith January 21, 2010 at 12:11 am

The avocado looks AMAZING and makes me want to have some ASAP. Good luck on your run. I am aching to get back since my marathon, but forced to take things slow due to my IT band πŸ™

23 Chelsea January 21, 2010 at 12:23 am

I tried once to toast a tortilla in my toaster oven and it became a flaming disk in there and ruined my toaster oven and almost burnt down my brand new kitchen-NOT GOOD. Did you toast yours in the oven?

24 Meghann January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yes, I toast it in the oven. I don’t even own a toaster oven. πŸ™‚ I should though!

25 foodfitnessandfreya January 21, 2010 at 3:58 am

Enjoy your 6miels! They’re always so much better after a long break πŸ™‚
LOVE your dinner!! That looks so tasty πŸ™‚

26 Shannon January 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

Can’t wait to hear what your running news is! What else is there!

I’ve seen lots of tacos lately…I need to make some soon πŸ™‚

27 Angela January 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

that salad look fantastic!

28 Heather January 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

mm I love the idea of kale as a base!

29 DiningAndDishing January 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

I loooove Malley-Ohs! Almost my fave part of going back to Cleveland πŸ™‚ Your blog keeps making me miss home!!

– Beth @

30 jenngirl January 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

I really like your version of a taco salad! Lentils sound amazing!

And isn’t it the best feeling to go to bed and be excited about your morning workout? πŸ™‚

31 fitandfortysomething January 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

great pics of your din din….i am still learning to take good ones!

32 eaternotarunner January 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

That salad looks amazing!

33 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Dang, that salad looks AMAZING!

34 Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) January 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Love the balance with the fruit and chocolate. Which is why on Monday I am getting lots of fruit….on top of my delicious fro-yo. Balance at it’s tastiest. πŸ˜‰

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