5 Inspirational Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

If you have been following me for any amount of time, it’s no secret that I LOVE me some Taco Tuesday. While I love flour tortillas, corn chips, and rice sometimes I like to mix things up especially since I began eating healthier.


A few weeks ago, I was on a mission to find a unique variation for tacos (okay, I know it’s not THAT unique, but bear with me). We’ve done the cauliflower rice thing (multiple upon multiple times) and while I enjoy it, the rest of my family hasn’t quite jumped on the cauliflower rice train yet. Also, local tomatoes are starting to make an appearance at the grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

I LOVE LOCAL TOMATOES.

I’ve been known to eat them like an apple. So I decided to combine two of my favorite things. Enter Taco Stuffed TOMATOES.

Now I realize this is not actually unique at all. But here’s the deal: I’m not the biggest fan of stuffed peppers so I always kind of avoided the whole stuffed thing (unless you count Manicotti, then I’m game).

I have to say though after trying out this recipe, I’m pretty sad that I have missed out on so much stuffed goodness. Have I mentioned this recipe has some hidden spinach in it as well? Yup, easy to trick those kiddos into eating their veggies. So don’t be me, and go make this recipe immediately.

HEALTHY TACO STUFFED TOMATOES

Now if you are anything like me, you avoid making things that are multiple steps and involve stuffing things. Sometimes recipes that call for stuffing things are just way to complicated for a week night dinner. But let me tell you something, this recipe is EASY. I promise you. Have I ever led you astray? The hardest part is scooping out the inside of the tomato, and it really isn’t that hard.

Taco Stuffed Tomatoes are easy to whip together, and are so delicious you will forget they are super healthy and veggie filled. This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Ingredients
  • 4-6 large tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn *fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese *optional
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. 2. Slice the top off the tomatoes and scoop out all the pulp. Place in a baking dish.
  3. 3. Brown the ground beef in a large saute pan. Once cooked through, add the taco seasoning.
  4. 4. Add the spinach and corn. Cook until the spinach is wilted and everything is fully mixed together.
  5. 5. Stuff the tomatoes with the beef mixture. Use any leftover beef in the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. 6. Sprinkle with cheese.
  7. 7. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with the cilantro and serve.

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With four boys running amuck, there isn’t a lot of time left over for me to get inspired. Inspired to make beautiful things, decorate my home or cook amazing meals. Being an avid Stumbler has helped out with this problem though. In the last year, I have “stumbled” upon some blogs that have instantly become my everyday reads. These blogs all have unique focuses, but they all focus on a specific interest that I have, or area of my life I wish I could improve in. If you are not currently reading these five blogs, you may want to take a look and get some inspired today!

1. Dana Made It

This I guess could be classified as a sewing blog, but it is oh so much more. There are endless tutorials that detail how to made a myriad of beautiful things. One of my favorites is the Sprinkle Shirt tutorial. I have big plans to make these with my boys soon! There is a flair of style in this blog and the tutorials always center around things I would want for myself or my blog.

2. Skinny Taste

Oh my goodness! Combine delicious food with low calorie recipes and you have a guilt free pleasure that is out of this world! Skinny Taste takes all of your favorite foods and gives them makeovers so that they are healthier for you and your waistline. Check out this Chicken Piccata recipe. Yum!

3. Knock Off Decor

Have you always wanted that expensive home decor item from Pier 1 or the Pottery Barn, but you just couldn’t bring yourself to pay that much? Now you don’t have to! Knock Off Decor shares tutorials on how to create knock offs of amazing home decor items from some of the hottest stores. I already have plans to get Matt to make me this Mason Jar Chandelier.

4. E Beauty Blog

This girl is simply adorable. I love her blog and it is always my first stop for beauty advice and tutorials. She has some killer hair tutorials and while she does have long hair, I have found that most of them can be adapted for short hair with a little effort. She also posts makeup and nail tutorials, along with a variety of other beauty related advice and information.

5. Shanty 2 Chic

You want to see two women who rock? Check out sisters Whitney and Ashley as they make something out of nothing. Literally! Check out this coffee table they made for $40! Yep, Matt is going to make that for me too. He just doesn’t know it yet. These ladies know how to handle their tools though! There is some gorgeous stuff on this site and the best part is, they keep it cheap and you can make the items yourself!

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7 Comments

  1. Wow, that is quite an impressive list. I am going to be stalking Knock Off Decor and Shanty to Chic!

  2. Great list. I've seen Dana Made It from stumbling and I love her stuff. Def going to check out the other sites 🙂

  3. Those look like wonderful blogs. I love round-ups like these because I always discover new blogs. And I haven't visited any of these before so I'm off to check them out!

  4. I'm loving the home decor blogs lately (can you tell? I've started adding in some of that content to my own!) Great picks!

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