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Easy taco pasta

Hi there! I wanted to share a favorite dinner recipe of mine. I found a similar recipe from Cooking Light and adapted it to what I had at home. I love that this is so easy, but still looks like it took a lot of work to make.

You will need:

2 cups of dry pasta (I used the spiraled whole wheat)

I lb. ground beef (I used Laura’s 92% lean)

I package of taco seasoning  (I used kroger’s 25% less sodium)

1 can of diced tomatoes  (I used fire roasted)

As much shredded cheese as you want

Any other add-ins you like (beans, corn, avacado to top, cilantro, etc.).

Steps:

Brown ground beef. Once it is cooked through, add in the taco seasoning, a little water, and the tomatoes  (also, if you have other add ins, now would be the time for those). Let simmer (covered) on low. While that is simmering, cook your pasta according to package.  Then add the pasta into taco mixture, top with cheese and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted! I served this with cornbread muffins and it was awesome. My husband loves this, too! Plus we always have leftovers for lunch the next day! Yum!!

Hope you enjoy!

Carly

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My first post

Hi there! I am not sure how many (if any) people will read this, but I am extremely excited to start this journey!

I wanted to share a little about myself and what I hope to accomplish through my blog. For starters, I have a love for coffee, fitness, food, and my wonderful family. I have a degree in English, and I love reading a variety of books and writing any time I get the chance. I work with Special Needs Kindergartners, and I just love them to pieces. I hope to share a lot about my life, while providing fitness tips, recipes, and so much more! I have two sweet cats that make me smile after a long day, and an amazing husband! We just bought our first home and are moving next month! I am thrilled and stressed at the same time!

I lost my dad in 2012 to brain cancer, which was the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. I struggled with self-esteem issues and anxiety. Luckily, through self-awareness and a lot of support from my family, I was able to become the fun-loving person I was before. I am proud of where I am, and my relationship with fitness and food is a healthy one!

That is all for now! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

With love,

Carly