I’m winning right now

No drumroll necessary – I’m down 1.6 lb this morning! I’m happy with a loss of 2 or more pounds each week, so almost being down 1.8 on Wednesday while eating chips and dip is just what I needed during a week of back-to-school-back-home-from-school-because-someone-got-carsick-on-the-bus-but-no-fever-so-maybe-they-can-come-back chaos. But I digress…

For last night’s 7-layer taco dip, I basically heated up cumin-seasoned ground beef and cream cheese, and stirred together for the bottom layer. I frosted that mixture with a thick layer of sour cream, and topped that with hot salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and black olives. Yes, I realize it is only 6 layers, but it’s 7 ingredients so a little grace, please. Today we will have it again for lunch, but add avocado, so then it will be 7 official layers. But 8 ingredients. Sometimes you just can’t win (like the whole bus debacle this morning).

For tonight I’m thinking Buffalo Wing tortilla chips, actual chicken wings, celery and blue cheese dip. I realize that means two meals with chips instead of one today, but what can I say? I’m winning right now, and I’m doubling down.


Published by Michaela Ingram

Michaela Ingram, creator of thefoorce.com, thecentralparkzoo.com and abckitchentexas.com, is a music teacher and keto chef with a wonderfully supportive husband and 9 amazing children, ages 1-22. Her writing has been featured in Special Parent and Big Apple magazines as well as on childmind.org, mommypoppins.com and nymetroparents.com. Her keto and gluten free treats can be found at Marinas Bakery in League City, Funky Monkey in Friendswood, and multiple Luigi's Pizzeria locations. She also enjoys working as a music ambassador for Daniel's Music Foundation. Michaela left her fast-paced life in NYC for an even more exciting adventure in Texas, where she works a lot, plays a lot and sleeps a little. She loves cooking, music, writing, chickens, anything outdoors, homeschooling, and crazy big family life. To check availability for catering, events, in store products, writing and speaking engagements, please email mingram1122@gmail.com.

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