Hey Guys! Happy Wednesday!
Yoga has quickly become my new favorite work out. I’ve been doing that religiously for a month now and already I can tell a difference. I could never do a plank before and would always do them on my knees. Now, I can do a plank and breath for five counts. FIVE! Side planks are still a little bit difficult, but I keep on finding the more I go, the more flexible I’ve become. My favorite Yoga pose so far is chabasanna (sp?) The best pose to do at the end of a long class. I used to want to be very fit before starting Yoga and have some muscles, and I was doing Body Pump before that. With Yoga, you don’t have to worry about breaking your neck doing a clean and press. Yoga is a different kind of strong, but you are still using your muscles to help do certain poses. Someday I’m going to be as flexible as this., this or this.
Anyways, sorry about my gym talk. Remember how in my last post, I was talking about my love for sausage? Chorizo is my new favorite sausage. I usually use two pounds of ground beef in my chili recipe, but decided it needed a change. What if (I want to see that movie btw) I swapped out one pound of ground beef for chorizo? That was probably the best decision that I’ve made in quite awhile. The chorizo gave the sausage a little kick and it was nice to eat since my mouth is basically not functioning properly right now.
Today , I had to get my tooth extracted. I was chewing on an animal cracker a couple of weeks ago, and part of the tooth chipped off. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be getting that tooth pulled. They had some powerful drug they injected into my mouth before that. More powerful than what the dentist gives you. It has been a ruff day.
- 1 pound of 96% lean ground beef
- 8 oz of chorizo
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
- 1/2 of a jalapeno, chopped
- 1 12 ounce can of No – Salt added tomato sauce + 1 can of water
- 1 can of red beans
- 3 tablespoons of chili powder
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- In a dutch oven, cook the onions and jalapenos until soft and tender with some olive oil.
- Add the ground beef and chorizo and cook until browned. Drain the grease out.
- Once the beef has been drained from grease, add the seasonings, tomato sauce, water, can of beans, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Reduce the heat the simmer and let that cook covered for 30-40 minutes. Serve with cheese, sour cream, or chopped fresh cilantro.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
myWW points: Blue Points: 5; Green Points: 6; Purple Points: 5
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup