How To Build Healthy Brown Bag Lunches For Your Kids



Famed queen of reality one-liners Bethenny Frankel (of Real Housewives of New York fame) recently released a book, Naturally Thin. I scoped it out at Borders Books at Lovers and Greenville the other night. Let me tell you, friends... I love Bethenny as much as the next girl, but the concept really wasn't revolutionary. She believes you should control your portions, eat healthy, fresh foods, and if you want something bad for you - only eat a few bites because that's all you really need. Are you dying from shock? Nah, didn't think so.

Want to give a whole new meaning to the phrase "tex-mex food"? Try using BBQ sauce as a creative taco topping! Believe it or not, BBQ sauce actually tastes great on your tacos. It's the perfect alternative flavor if you have guests that don't enjoy spicy food. This works best when used as a topping for beef or taco chicken (it tends to overpower the flavor of fish tacos though).

For their combination dinners you can order the Tex-Mex which is one crispy beef taco and guacamole; with also one beef enchilada topped with spicy sauce, or the Santa Rita which is one soft taco chicken and guacamole, as well as one chicken enchilada topped with tomatillo sauce for $9.95, or even el rey which is one soft taco chicken with guacamole; followed by one chicken enchilada topped with tomatillo sauce, a beef fajita taco in a flour tortilla and one taco beef chalupa for $12.50.

Summertime is a great time to use the slow cooker chicken taco, too. The kitchen doesn't get hot while it's cooking! You can cook great crowd-pleasing favorites like casseroles, dips, and chilies easily in your crock-pot - then you relax and enjoy the fun, too!

To chicken taco jamie oliver and current students of Virginia Tech, there is a second Cabo in Blacksburg, VA. I've heard each one is better than the other, so leave comments if you have been to one or both!