Meatless Monday – Orange Chick’n Tacos!

It’s no secret the kids and I are Vegetarian’s. But lately we’ve gotten into a rut with recipe’s that are fun and yummy. One of our new favorites is the Orange Chick’n Taco and I just have to share it here…it’s so easy to make, and it is SO yummy. Even my super picky Autistic 4yr old son eats them. 😉


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I LOVE Gardein. Their vegetable-based proteins are a perfect meat replacement, plus they are DELICIOUS. I use the Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n for these tacos. And you can add anything inside them – but for the sake of those looking for a fast and easy meal…you can add shredded carrots, lettuce and diced tomato (as pictured above) with a drizzle of your favorite dressing (totally optional) or sauce. The last time I made these, I used a Ginger Asian sauce that went really well with the Gardein.

Once you cook up the ‘Chick’n’ strips (and I brown them slightly) you just add them inside a tortilla (flour or corn – your choice) on top of your veggies. This is a healthy and tasty meal. Pair it with a starch if you want (fries, rice, etc…) but the Gardein is filling. 😉

Meatless Mondays aren’t just for Vegetarians and Vegans. If you want to cut back on the cholesterol or fat from meats, consider substituting your Mondays with a Vegetarian or Vegan meal. Vegetarian doesn’t just mean vegetables or salads. There are several options in the store nowadays for protein packed meat replacements that you can cook with just about ANYTHING. The Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n seriously tastes just like Orange Chicken to my family. Even my Flexitarian husband truly enjoys these tacos. Give them a try and you’ll see why. 😉

Happy Eating!

Why the Blog Makeover?

Yes, as you have noticed by now – the blog has had a makeover recently! Why, you might ask? Well, I loved the old look – really, I did. It was perfect for ME. Which was sort of the problem. I use this blog for personal posts, sure, but it’s also used for all my work-related, writing-related updates and adventures too. So, I got the itch to make the page a bit more professional.

I’m not really the professional type. I walk around the house barefoot or in flip-flops, usually with my hair left down to air dry or pulled back. Most days I don’t wear makeup or care if there are stains on my shirt. I’m with my kids all day, doing school work, chores, laundry or writing. Being professional is not a part of the work description here. But online? Well, I felt it was time to spruce things up a tad and at the very least…pretend I have a professional bone in my body.

If you were in love with the last look as much as I was, I apologize for changing it on you. I do hope you enjoy the cleaner style of the blog now, and don’t worry – I’ll spruce it up to keep it from getting boring. 😉


Happy Monday!