Good morning! Happy Hump Day, friends!
I got my CrossFit on last night, and the WOD included lots of running, so I was happy!
3 rounds for time:
800 Meter Run
50 Back Extensions
I did the workout as Rx-ed and finished in 17:27. It was a fun one, and “Michael” is a hero workout, so we’ll revisit it again in the future. Hopefully, I’m faster next time!
After CrossFit, Mal and I headed home to shower up and make dinner. Avacado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches were on the menu, but neither of us were in the mood for eggs, so we made Mexican Ground Turkey Quinoa Skillet, which Kara mentioned in her upcoming CNC guest post. The recipe sounded so delicious, easy to make, and affordable, I just had to give it a try.
The Mexican Ground Turkey Quinoa Skillet turned out really well, and it was insanely easy to make. You pretty much just cook the ground turkey (or beef) and then add the other ingredients to simmer until the quinoa is cooked. Set it and forget it, baby. Instead of using a can of diced tomatoes and a can of chopped chilies, I substituted a can of Rotel, which included both tomatoes and chilies.
Now that Mal and I have incorporated more meat into diet, our grocery bills have been quite a bit more expensive, so I’m always looking for ways to save money. The recipe for Mexican Ground Turkey Quinoa Skillet is from $5 Dinners, so I spent some time browsing the site looking for budget-friendly recipes to make in the future. Here are some that looked especially delicious and you’ll probably see on CNC soon:
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
- Grilled Pineapple and Teriyaki Turkey Burgers
- Lemon Pepper Quinoa with Chicken
- Egg Salad Meets the BLT Sandwich
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions
Other cheap-y dinners that I love:
- Angel Hair with Spicy Shrimp
- Cheesy Baked Shells and Broccoli
- Cool Chinese Vermicelli
- Creamy Cauliflower Mac
- Last-Minute Lasagna
- Mac & Cheese Lite
- Mal’s Pasta Salad
- Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Red Onions
- Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Arugula, and Feta
- Sausage, Spinach, and Provolone Pizza
- Cheddar-Topped Shepherd’s Pie
- Chili for a Crowd
- Dry Rub Steak with Avocado Salsa
- Gingery Broccoli and Beef
- “Just Add Beer” Chicken
- Sesame Soy Chicken
- Spanakopita Turkey Burgers
- Roast Chicken with Roasted Onions, Peppers, and Tomatoes
- Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Meatloaf
- Turkey and Bean Chili
- Mediterranean Salad
- Tuna and Chickpea Salad With Pesto
- Lemony Shrimp with White Beans and Couscous
- Soy-Glazed Fish
Question of the Day
What are your favorite budget-friendly dinners?
P.S. Have you ever tried amaranth? I’m giving away some on Trading Up Downtown today!