Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a home run

This morning called for a bootcamp style workout. I needed a workout that was fun, free spirited, and was whatever I felt like doing.

I started with 30 min. on the spinning bike to bring my heart rate up, get my body moving, and get the sweat rolling (I know gross, but true). I then did some resistance training using only my own body weight and working upper body. I also did some kickboxing, plyometrics, intervals, running in place, jumping jacks, and so on in between each set. I finished with 15 min. straight of high intensity intervals. In all it was 1.25 hrs of working out. I wanted to finish with some yoga but I had to get ready for work.

Dinner tonight was layered taco bean casserole. I seem to be on a casserole kick, it's just so much easier sometimes.

I started with cooking some Tj's ground turkey with diced onion, salt, pepper, and chili pepper. Once cooked I added some diced roasted red pepper, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, salsa, and 1/2 cup water.

In a pan coated with non stick spray I begun layering.
Layer 1: Tj's whole wheat flat bread
Layer 2: Non fat refried beans
Layer 3: Turkey mix and topped with some salsa
Repeat layers two more times
Topped with
Tj's spicy non fat black bean dip, salsa, reduced fat cheddar cheese, and cilantro.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Let rest for 5-10 min. and then serve.

Dinner tonight was a home run, it was so good.
I served it with a salad of mixed greens, chopped carrots, and tossed in Drew's roasted tomato dressing.

Layers of goodness.
I love the fluffiness of the flatbread, it's like homemade tortilla's. The bean dip on top was the best part. Next time I would use more of that and less of the refried beans.


  1. Girrrrl, you were bustin' some moves today! That looks like one intense (and butt-kickin') workout! :) The casserole looks yum too! I've made a similar recipe before, but I've never thought to use flatbread. Nice suggestion!

  2. The layered bean casserole looks delicious!! You're welcome to bring it over anytime now :P

  3. Um that is one amazing looking casserole. I could totally get behind this. I could make mini ones- one with turkey for the husband, one without for me! Perfection. Thank you for the idea

  4. Awesome casserole! Anything with "taco" in the title and I'm sold!

  5. holy crap your blog is amazing! i just looked at ur pancake post and WOW the banana pancakes looks so incredible! i love the cherries ontop too!! i need to make these pancakes sometime soon!! :)


  6. YUM!!! This looks delicious. and your workout sounds so much fun. These types of workouts are great to mix it up and keep the fun in working out.

  7. After seeing this and Jess from How Sweet Eats Mexican casserole I am sold on making one of those next week for dinner. Yours looks AMAZING!