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Getting back on the horse with Chicken/Black Bean Burritos and Mexi-slaw 
 
Mar. 21, 2011 9:43 pm 
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011 11:28 am

It's been too long since my last post, apologies to all my regular visitors. I have all the standard excuses: work was crazy, my son's extra-curricular activities have kept us running, and some evenings I was just too tired.

The longer I went without a post, the harder it seemed to get back on the horse and do one, and the greater the guilt I felt for not doing it. To be honest, it paralleled that place everyone who has started on a journey toward weight-loss and health has been. I would reach a point where I let everything catch up with me, and used all of life's pressures as an excuse for not eating right or for not getting some activity in.

The only thing you can do when that happens is to tell yourself, that was yesterday, this is today and today I will do better. Today, not tomorrow, I'll get back on the horse.

So, dear readers, here I am with an easy, delicious and healthy Mexican meal that's covered in cheese sauce. Instead, this flavorful burrito combines chicken, black beans and spices and surrounds them with a whole wheat tortilla crisped in a saute pan. I served them with a wonderfully crisp and crunchy slaw, taken up a notch with jicama and jalapeno.

The burrito, topped with salsa, worked out to 319 calories with 22 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat, 43 grams of carbohydrate and 18 grams of fiber, equaling 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.

One serving of the slaw is 94 calories with 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrate and 6 grams of fiber, equaling 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.

Let's eat!

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Comments
Mar. 22, 2011 7:58 am
Glad you are back!
 
BB 
Mar. 27, 2011 9:21 am
I missed you as I read your blog all the time/every weekend. My husband and I have been finding it difficult to maintain our weight now that we are in our 50's. Too much work and not enough excercise. I look for your tips to cutting calories while eating great, tasty food. Thanks
 
Dec. 13, 2011 11:26 am
congrats to you and your wife. My husband and myself love to eat my cooking and it shows. Can you share some of the recipes that keep you and your family fit? My husband does not want his favorite recipes to suffer in taste. Thank you
 
Dec. 13, 2011 11:28 am
Sorry I am a newbie, I will try your getting back on the horse burrito. thank you for posting.
 
 
 
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
 
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