Sunday, May 5, 2013

OMG on Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday's Workout:
7 mile run

Today's Workout:

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I have added a quick recipe that even a 5 year old could make! I wish I were as talented as Rachel Ray, but let's face it, we are busy people who trying to eat healthy meals on the go. We'll call this recipe the Organic Mexican Goodness...OMG!!!

Chipotle Couscous
1 package Simply Organic Chipotle Black Bean Dip Mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup couscous

1. Combine dip mix, water and couscous in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
2. Add cherry tomatoes and fresh basil (optional).
*Serve as a savory side or add raisins, cooked chicken pieces and your favorite sliced vegetables for a healthy main-dish salad.
With chicken..YUM!
Did you know...
  • Cinco de Mayo or the "fifth of May" commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.
  • A chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeno chili. The pepper is kept on a vine until it reaches a deep red color and then it's smoked in a chamber.
  • Couscous is a small-grained pasta that is packed with protein and fiber. If you're vegetarian, couscous is a great substitute for meat.
Have a fun-filled day! What did you do today?
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  1. Hope you enjoyed your rest day! Awesome quick recipe and THANK YOU for posting the did you know part. I get annoyed when Americans just assume Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to drink margaritas and not take the time to know its historical significance. (Though I did go to a race this morning and was impressed with the Mexican-themed running outfits!)

  2. Thank you Amy! I hope you enjoyed your race =)

  3. Good recipe AND thanks for the quinoa recipe too! I think I'll try the couscous recipe for sure with salmon! For Cinco de Mayo I had a 10miler! I actually PR'd by 20min!It was hard but worth it.. it just reaffirmed how you can get great results w hard work! thats why I really appreciate your encouraging to know that you can work hard and see BIG results! LOL Im still amazed that you started from a 12min/mile to now!! whew! I have some work to do LOL thanks so much for the good reads!

  4. Thank you Joslyn. Hard work definitely pays off. Don't stop until you get what you want!!