8pp, dinner, lunch, Recipes

mushroom & black bean enchiladas

mushroom & black bean enchiladas | my skinny sweet tooth

My mother-in-law makes some killer enchiladas. They were actually the first meal of hers that I had had. *Give me a second while I reminisce*

I mean, she does the whole “fry the tortillas then drench them in sauce”. They are literally dripping with sauce and cheese and I may or may not have just drooled on my keyboard. Whoops. They are that GOOOOOD.

Nowadays, I’ve found a way where I can make them at home. Whenever I want. Like right now, guilt free. This recipe allows me to indulge in her classic flavors yet my pants will thank me later. 😉 Plus, since I’m cutting back with this recipe, I can truly enjoy her famous enchiladas when we visit. 😀

So, here’s the kicker. On my journey to eat better and lose some unwanted weight, I started cutting back on my consumption of meat. For one, having meat once or twice a week has also helped with the grocery budget. Meatless Monday? Yes, that’s a real thing. Meat is expensive, especially the grass fed/organic kind. So unless a recipe absolutely needs meat, I’m happy to sub in some vegetarian options.

Mushrooms are my favorite substitute as they’re so meaty and has a wonderful earthy flavor. I knew these were a must have in this dish alongside some nutrient packed black beans to round out the mexican flare. Mexican Monday? Taco Tuesday? Sounds great to me.

BONUS: it’s carnivorous husband approved. 😉


 

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3pp, dinner, lunch, Recipes

chicken & black bean soup

chicken & black bean soup | my skinny sweet tooth

I love mexican food. The beans. The rice. All that is fattening and glorious. However, sometimes I’d like to enjoy those mexican flavors without unbuttoning my pants after dinner. (Don’t judge. We’ve all been there 😉 )

This soup recipe is easy and waistline-friendly. It also packs a ton of flavor and made in less than 5 minutes.  Muy buena!

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