As most of you already know I’ve developed a day planner I like to call the Wanna Be Balanced Planner. Inside this planner you’ll find all kinds of useful organizational tools as well as 3 months of meal plans WITH weekly grocery lists. My goal is to make 12 months of meals, so far I have 5. You can buy the additional months as they become available.
I’ve borrowed recipes from all over the web, but now my new goal is to start creating my own. I usually add my personal touch to basic recipes anyway, so I thought why not share them with you.
Another thing I’m working on to go in the day planners is a 4 week exercise program with meal plans catering more towards weight loss. This can be purchased separately as well. It should be ready to present to you within the next couple of weeks.
Last week I made some delicious Tortilla Soup ( recipe is included in month 5 of the planners). I’ll share the recipe first, then below I’ll give you the details on the giveaway. You’ll all have a chance to WIN one of my specialty day planners.
Here are ALMOST all the items you’ll need for the soup. Later I decided that the consistency was too soupy for my liking. I like soups to be on the thicker side, so I added a can of tomato sauce.
Chop the onions WITHOUT tearing up in the process.
Man I think my eyes are just so sensitive because every time I cut onions my eyes are burning so bad to the point where I’m cutting with my eyes closed.
I’m known for my brains 🙂
Chop 3 cloves of garlic, then saute them in a tablespoons of olive oil.
I really hate measuring, so I usually just guess, but I would say that a couple teaspoons of chili powder would do the trick.
Then a couple sprinkles of dried oregano…
Add a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies…
A can of chicken broth…
Then a can of rinsed black beans and a can of corn…
Chop up some fresh cilantro and add it to the pot. About 1/4 cup.
I really hate cooking chicken. Handling it raw just grosses me out and I never seem to cook it right. Either I don’t cook it enough and the middle is pink which of course makes me lose my appetite and end up throwing it out, OR it’s extremely dry. So in my opinion, buying the rotisserie is the way to go:) It saves time, is cooked to perfection and tastes incredible!!!
Just start pulling it apart with a fork and adding pieces to the soup.
Now here is where I noticed I needed to add the tomato sauce to thicken it up.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes or so. While it’s simmering you can get your garnishes ready.
Crushed tortilla chips, avocado’s my favorite, green onions, Monterey jack cheese, and sour cream.
Isn’t it beautiful!!!!
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Next week on Wanna Be Balanced Mom
My dreaded 30th birthday is on Monday. Can we just skip that day?
I’ll be posting some cute spring finds for ya.
What’s in your purse? If you’d like to submit your purse pics then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be sharing your pics next week. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, refer to this blog post for the details.