Monday, October 19, 2015

What do you call a cheese that is not your cheese? NACHO CHEESE!

Hey y'all! I will jump right in because I'm busy, busy, busy.  I managed to lose .6 pounds last week.  I was happy with that.  Once again, things got sketch on the weekend nights this week but I have definitely learned that I am most well-behaved when everything is meticulously planned ahead of time.  I cannot be trusted to "wing it."  The next couple of weeks will be hard but I'm going to do the best I can.

One of my favorite dishes, ever on earth, is the Thai Nachos from Avenue Pub in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  They are pictured first.  It's a giant plate of nachos with their homemade chips that are fried, flaky and delicious topped with chicken, cheese, peanut sauce, sriracha and sesame seeds.  This plate of food is a perfect combination of Asian flavors, spice and cheesy, chicken delicious-ness.  Avenue Pub has never revealed their nutrition facts and it's probably for the best.  If I had to guess, I'd say they are terrible for you...especially if you're me and you take the whole plate down.  I wanted to make nachos at home and so I did.  I used pita chips, added chicken, low fat mozzarella cheese, sriracha, peanut sauce and sesame seeds.  The chips weren't quite as good but I found them to be a solid substitute.  Y'all it was delicious.  The whole plate was 556 calories.  I know that's not GREAT but it was filling and totally yummy.  I can't wait to make it again.

I wanted to share a dish from Chili's that I think is worth showing you all.  It's one of the best low-cal meals out there in terms of getting flavor and filling foods.  A lot of times we are stuck with flavorless chicken and broccoli.  Chili's isn't my favorite place usually but this time, they did a nice job.  Their Margarita Grilled Chicken is 580 calories and is super tasty.  My Mom had it last time we went so this time I thought I'd give it a try.  The plate is covered with black beans and rice, then topped with grilled chicken, tortilla strips and pico.  The beans make it filling and the Mexican flare adds spicy flavor.  I highly recommend it.

Bama plays Tennessee this weekend and I'm keeping my hate speech to a minimum since my cousin and aunt are coming but ROLL TIDE! Have a great week everyone.


  1. Congrats on another weight loss this week! I want some nachos now lol. Roll Tide!! Glad I got to see you this weekend!!

  2. Thanks. I need to enjoy the two week weight loss because I don't think it's happening again this week...


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