I eat brownies for lunch.

Hi again, everyone!

Hope everyone is having a good week.  Ours has had its ups and downs.  Addie and Brandon were sick last week, and they’re both still recovering.  Plus, Addie has decided to start “practicing” all over her new skills (crawling, sitting up, etc.) in the crib during naptime. 

As any mom knows, naptime = mommy time.  It’s the time when I get things done around the house, shower, do my Bible study, blog, and veg out for a few minutes.  So when baby isn’t napping properly, mommy isn’t the happiest of campers!

All that being said, my eats from yesterday were more like random snacks than meals.  And when I’m feeling emotional and/or stressed, I have a tendency to reach for the sweets.  As you’ll soon see …

(Hosted by Jenn!)

Breakfast: English muffin with peanut butter

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Snack: Greek yogurt with granola

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Lunch: A brownie.  Or two.

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Judge me all you want.  Some days just require chocolate in place of vegetables.  And protein.

Snack: An apple

Snack: A cup of noodle soup

Dinner: Leftover beef enchiladas. 

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These enchiladas are likely to become a new favorite around our household!  More on them below.

Dessert: A bowl of cookies & cream ice cream.  And red wine.

(Not together … because that makes it OK, right?)

Wow, I was really the picture of health yesterday, wasn’t I?

Who me?

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So the enchiladas.

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Two words: Make them.

They were incredibly tasty.  They were the perfect blend of salty, spicy, and a little sweet.

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And go ahead and make the homemade enchilada sauce.  It was really easy and it made the entire dish!

Because I barely changed the recipe, I am going to send you directly to the original creator.

Jessica is always my go-to lady for amazing recipes.  Anytime I make one of her recipes, I never change a thing because I know her recipe is probably going to be perfect as-is.

So just click on this link to see her original masterpiece!

I only did a couple of things differently, just because of the ingredients I had available …

1. I used ground chuck instead of lean ground beef (it was on sale!).  So I ended up cooking my meat separately and adding it to the other ingredients after it was cooked, because I knew the chuck would have a lot of excess fat and water that I didn’t want in the enchiladas.

2. I didn’t use onion powder because I didn’t have it and figured it wouldn’t make a huge difference.

Make sure you give yourself a little time to make these.  With all of the prep work, it took me about 90 minutes from start to finish (of course, I may just be slow!).  But they were definitely worth it! Thumbs up

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Do you tend to gravitate to certain foods when you’re stressed?

Favorite Mexican food?



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16 Responses to I eat brownies for lunch.

  1. Jenny

    Mexican food is a big favorite for my three year old boys. If we ever eat out, they hope (out loud for all to hear) that we are going to the taco place. They LOVE salsa! Once a server suggested chicken nuggets for them; they were insulted. LOL – tacos always win! So far they like ALL the Mexican food options they have tried, siggcI’ll probably be trying these enchiladas for my two tiny food critics. Thanks for the new recipe!

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I love that! They would fit in well around here! ;)

  2. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    Yum! Those enchiladas look amazing! I am going to check out the link to the recipe. I am always looking for good Mexican food recipes!

    And no judgments on the brownies (or ice cream, or red wine ;) ) over here! Somedays our eats are just good for the soul whether they are considered ‘good’ for our health or not lol!
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  3. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Ugh, sorry it’s been a bit of a rough week! Chocolate is good for the soul every once in awhile, so no judgment here. I’ve had plenty of those days. ;)
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  4. Kat

    yep, I could eat Mexican food pretty much all day everyday. Ok, so maybe not all day since Im pretty sure it would kill me but I could eat some form of Mexican food at least ONCE a day! lol And enchiladas are yummmmmyyyyyy!

  5. kaceyjt

    No judgement whatsoever on yesterday’s eats! I often have a couple pieces of chocolate as part of my breakfast:)Plus, you had some other great foods up there! I think it’s only an issue if you’re ONLY eating brownies for every meal. We must be on the same wavelength b/c I made enchiladas this week and used the same recipe for the homemade enchilada sauce:) Great minds (and stomachs) think alike!
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    • notsodomesticated

      We’re cool like that … such smart ladies. ;)

  6. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    i had a brownie for lunch too!!! Actually I had a sandwich as well but the brownie was better and I would have replaced that sandwich with another brownie in a heartbeat! =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Annnd this is why we’re friends. ;)

  7. Kathy

    No judgment here either. My sweet tooth has been ridiculous ever since being pregnant. I have tried to tone it down, but some days are better than others.
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    • notsodomesticated

      My sweet tooth was particularly bad when I was still nursing! Yikes!

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Ooh, those enchiladas look SO good. HSE is one of my go-to favorite blogs, too. And I hope naptime gets better ASAP – i totally understand how you need and want that time to yourself to get things done. It’s precious mama time!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Her naps were better today … yay!!

  9. Kadee-Cat

    Best thing I ate this week: green beans (pregnancy craving)

    I think the best mexican food is enchiladas! Or sometimes fajitas :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I love that you are craving green beans … I craved burgers and milkshakes when I was pregnant. ;)

  10. Julie

    And sometimes that’s okay. At least you balanced it out the rest of the day.

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