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Egg Tacos with Chard and Garlic

There is just something special about working an 8 hour day then fighting the crowds at the supermarket afterwards. Even with a list I found myself backtracking through the aisles, making sure I had my extra virgin olive oil and marshmellow fluff. At the checkout stand, of COURSE I realized that my fresh raspberries were moldy. 45 minutes later I found myself loading the fridge and wondering what I could possibly make for dinner that wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. For me, the answer is always egg tacos! I love the combo of swiss chard, eggs, and garlic. But honestly these tacos could have any combination of veggies and spices. Think of this recipe as a template for an easy to make dinner, (or breakfast), that will save your energy for bigger and better things a.k.a. made from scratch brownies.

Egg Tacos with Chard and Garlic

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil

1 garlic clove minced

2 Tbsps. Chopped onion

2 chopped button mushrooms

2 leaves swiss chard chopped

1/8 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp chili powder

Salt and pepper

1 egg

1 egg white

2 corn tortillas warmed

Shredded pepperjack cheese

Avocado

Salsa of choice

Directions:

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic, onion, and mushrooms to the pan. Once they are fragrant and soft, add the stem portion of the swiss chard and spices. Saute for about two minutes then add the chard leaves. While chard is cooking, mix together egg and egg white in a separate bowl. Once chard has wilted, add the egg mixture and cook until eggs are cooked through but still moist. This is a good time to throw a little salt and pepper on the mixture. Now its time to assemble the tacos! I like to heat my tortillas until they are soft and pliable. Top each with the egg mixture, cheese, avocado, and salsa. If you like things really spicy, you can always add a little hot sauce too. Since its summer, I felt it was only proper to round out my meal with a big wedge of watermelon.

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New Beginnings

Well hello there! Today is the day I finally bring my passion for food AND fitness to the blog world. I am currently in my last semester of college and am about to embark into the scary world of public accounting. The past four years have driven me to many extremes. At first, my life was the gym and Jillian Michaels was my imaginary friend. Then stress and my sweet tooth helped me discover a passion for baking. Too much of both at the same time gives me a sugar headache coupled with sore quads; so each day I focus on creating that happy medium. I love the feeling I get after finishing a tough workout with a hot shower and shimmer body lotion. I also love the feeling of that first bite of something amazing I have just created in my tiny kitchen. I’m soooo done with deprivation, denied cravings, and spending hours in the gym. Because being healthy isn’t about being able to visually count all of the tiny muscles in my abs, its about looking in the mirror and saying “Wow I feel great and today is going to be awesome.”