Hi there! HAPPY MonYAY!!
How are you doing? How's your week going?! What goal do you plan to accomplish this week? Need some motivation?! Say these words and write them down: I LOVE myself, so I'm going to work on.....then fill in the blank. You should LOVE your body no matter what but there's always room for improvement. No one is perfect...lol :D So, go ahead and take a minute to fill in the blank. Let your positivity flow! The power is in your hands!! You can choose to be a work in progress or make excuses ;) I want to feel good about myself (actually, I want to feel empowered and bada**...lol), so I work on my fitness and health. Once you fill in the blank, you shouldn't have trouble deciding what goal you plan to accomplish this week!! Bring it on!!!
Since Valentine's Day is this Wednesday, I'm posting a HEART Healthy Recipe. I think you'll LOVE it! I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy Mexican food!! By the way, I'll stop saying "LOVE" so often after February...lol! Until then, I'm having fun with it :D
Refried Bean Tostadas With Pico De Gallo
8 corn tortillas
2 tsp. canola oil
4 plum tomatoes
1 small jalapeno
1/2 small red onion
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 can refried beans
shredded romaine lettuce
1. Heat oven 425 degrees F. Brush the tortillas with canola oil. Place on baking sheets and bake until just crisp, about 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined wire rack to cool and harden.
2. Meanwhile, transfer the refried beans to a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until heated through, 1 minute, stirring halfway through. In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Fold in the cilantro. Top the tostadas with the beans, tomato mixture, and lettuce, if desired.
The recipe is a vegetarian take on a delicious Mexican favorite that you can easily LOVE and enjoy any night of the week. What do you think? It looks yummy, right?! I'll be making this for my family on Valentine's Day :D
Have a productive week! Have a HAPPY Valentine's Day!! Be good!!!
I'll be right back here on Thursday ;)
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist