Inside Out Chicken Enchilada Burrito

I have been good lately about waking up really early and heading to the gym. That didn’t happen this morning; I ended up sleeping in till JB had to go to work. On his way out he asked what we were having for lunch. I can take a hint. I got ready to do some cooking. JB loves McNuggets, chicken noodle soup form a can, and top o ramon. It has been a struggle to find the happy medium between my veggie dense diet and his fast food dense diet.

Luckily he likes my Inside out Chicken Enchilada Burrito.


Serves 4

2 roasted chicken breast

1 can black bean, drained and rinsed

½ cup frozen corn

½ onion

1 bell pepper

1 cup frozen spinach

1 can tomato sauce

1 tb new Mexican chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt


First I minced the onion and bell pepper then started them in the skillet as I minced the chicken breast.

When pepper and onion are softened add in the rest of the ingredients. Let everything simmer till the sauce thickens up.


I lost the photo of his burrito but I topped mine on a bed of baby kale and added a quarter of avocado.

This is what I call a huge salad. It was so good to, I love adding cooked veggies into salads.


What’s your favorite tip for salads?

If you have a significant other have you found it hard to eat with them as well? When John first meet me I was a vegetarian.




Kale Salad with Avocado, Oranges, and Almonds

I have been having a small and very satisfying love affair with raw kale salads lately. I can get a good healthy lunch and get away with eating a large amount of avocado. mmmmmm.

I usually just do a massaged kale salad, which is avocado, kale, lemon juice, and I put in halved cherry tomatoes. So when the very talented Jenna from Eat, Live, Run posted a recipe for Kale salad with Avocado, Oranges and Almonds I was like “I’m on it!” After a trip to the grocery store for some oranges I was ready to roll.














The goods, minus the second orange.  

I took the orange pictured and mashed it with a fork over a measuring cup. (note to self: buy a citrus juicer) It was not pretty so there is no picture. I then combined it with salt, pepper, and the olive oil. I then poured half of it over the kale.

I then dumped in the almonds, diced second orange and half of an avocado in the bowl. I use avocados a half at a time since JB (the BF) doesn’t like them. I just cut an avocado in half use whatever half the pit free, and put the other half in a plastic bag. It keeps in the fridge for a couple days without browning.











The finished salad. I ate the large chunk of avocado off the top the second I was done taking the pic.

The salad is good, I enjoyed the sweet orange mixed with the kale, but ended up adding a half of lemon juiced to it. I think I just like the kick of the lemon. This would be great as a side with salmon. I think tonight I’m going to enjoy it with a side of wine and the new Eating Well magazine that came in the mail today.