Corn, Black Bean, and Avocado Salsa

I mentioned an incredibly addicting salsa that my friends had at their grad party a few weeks ago, and was determined to figure out how to make it! Alas, after some playing in the kitchen, I made it for my grad party! Oh my gosh! This stuff is crisp, refreshing, and I can’t wait to try it in my eggs!

Corn, Black Bean, and Avocado Salsa

2 slightly firm avocados, diced

1 can Green Giant Southwestern Style Corn

1 large purple onion, diced

1/2 cup dried black beans, or 1 1/2 cups cooked

2 beef steak, or hearty tomatoes, diced

1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic

1 pouch Wholly Guacamole

1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

granulated garlic and black pepper, to taste

Soak and boil the dried beans, if necessary. Drain all cans. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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I served this my new favorite chip: Sea Salt Popcorners. These were the perfect pairing! MMMM so fresh and crisp! You’ll have a hard time stopping yourself with this salsa!

MMM! This recipe is just filled with fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats!

Double the Crock Pots, Double the Fun: Mexican Chicken: Crock Pot Recipe #9

This is so funny! I’ve never had dueling crock pots before!

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This is the easiest of all the crock pot recipes of this challenge. Since breakfast was  a bit more involved, I’m  glad this was a simple one. And just like the roasted vegetables, the possibilities are endless!

Mexican Chicken

serves 4

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 jar salsa, or 1 1/2 cups

1 packet low sodium Taco Seasoning

Remove the fat from the breast and lay in the crock pot. In a bowl, combine the salsa and taco seasoning. Pour over top of the chicken, cover, and cook on low. When ready, remove from crock pot, shred with two forks, and place back into crock pot until its time to be served.

Is that simple or what?!

I used a jar of Southwest Black Bean and White Corn salsa. Dad really wanted soft tacos, but I couldn’t help but create a salad with mixed greens, shredded chicken, fat free shredded cheddar,  and a few Guiltless Gourmet Spicy Black Bean tortilla chips.  I stuck with the mexi- theme and combined some avocado with some fat free sour cream and cilantro for a dressing!

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Rave Reviews! Dad went back for seconds! (so did I).

I’ve been in a kind of freak out mode! I have some dresses that do not fit me anymore! Ugh! This is the worst feeling a girl with an eating disorder can have! Situations like these really make a girl want to relapse. The worse part, is that I have to energy or motivation to get moving! The weather has been super crap-tastic lately, so I have not been able to go running and the house just looks so dark and gloomy without any sunlight. Thank God today was a nice day! It was the first day in a while I could walk outside without gloves and a scarf.

I’m hoping this dress incident can snap me back to normal eating habits!