FIT Hits the PAN Friday – Queso, Wine, Turkey Tacos & Chili

Yesterday was “one of those days.” Do you ever just feel “blah” even though there is no reason to feel that way? My husband has been unbelievably sweet and attentive, work is going great, I just got back from an amazing trip to Utah (I threw in a few pics below) with my mom and it is almost the weekend! In spite of all those terrific things, I was a crybaby yesterday! I guess I can chalk it up to hormones…


What is the best remedy for feeling crappy? Prayer! This is not one of those posts though ๐Ÿ™‚ I went to church and taught my class on healthy eating and then I got in my car, went to the store and purchased a bottle of wine, Velveeta, Rotel tomatoes and tortilla chips. Yep! I did the exact opposite of what we are learning in our class. When the guy at the check-out made a comment about my purchase, I told him it was “PMS in a bag.” Either he did not get my joke or did not think it was funny. Oh well, I thought it was pretty funny. While my queso and wine tasted great, it did not fix my sad mood (shocking right?).P1140198

The book we are studying is calledย Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. It is about overcoming our desire for food with a desire for God. She offers a 21 Day Challenge on her website; check it out. I promise it is a great study even though I did not put any of her tips into practice last night!

Today is a new day and I feel great! I will be exercising tonight to work off that queso ๐Ÿ™‚

On a side note, I did cook yesterday. I made Turkey Tacos for lunch and Chili for dinner.

My taco recipe is really quite simple:

  • Cook 1 pound of ground turkey (I use hormone-free, lean turkey) and 1/2 onion diced in a medium skillet until cooked through.
  • Add 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (if you do not like spice, just use regular diced tomatoes), 1/8 cup taco seasoning (we use McCormick), 1/2 tbsp each of nutmeg, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well.
  • Simmer on medium until liquid is mostly evaporated.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla shells, cheese, sour cream or yogurt or over a salad!

I have posted my chili recipe before butย I made a couple of changes to this one.

  • omitted the sweet italian sausage and chick peas
  • used 1 pound of ground chicken instead of turkey
  • used 1 can each red kidney, dark red kidney and pinto beans
  • added 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice for fall
  • added 3 shredded carrots

I love the versatility of Chili; it is a great recipe to make your own. You can add tons of different vegetables, unique spices, a variation of beans etc. It is also the perfect recipe to clean out your pantry ๐Ÿ™‚


Here’s to Fall, Friday and a new day!



3 thoughts on “FIT Hits the PAN Friday – Queso, Wine, Turkey Tacos & Chili

  1. Chili is the American version of Goulash! It’s so adaptable. The taco recipe sounds very healthy and delicious as well, and please don’t mind me stealing “PMS IN A BAG”. That’s just hilarious ๐Ÿ˜€ YOu should try making a healthy version of it as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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