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Easy KETO Turkey Taco Salad

This super easy turkey taco salad recipe post is sponsored by Puritan's Pride.
My family has always loved taco salad. Personally, I'm a big fan because it’s super easy to throw together. It's a go-to weeknight meal for me. My kids love it because it’s just plain good! Win-win.
Traditional taco salad recipes, however, include a lot of ingredients that aren’t exactly on my nice list. Gone are the days of busting out a bag of chips and cheesy salsa dip to go with a taco salad! Let's be honest, it was barely salad. 

This lightened-up, keto paleo-friendly version has become a weekly staple on my menu plan. Bonus? It's completely Whole30 compliant!
Easy Keto Paleo Turkey Taco Salad Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey 2 teaspoons Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 1 teaspoon Sea Salt ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper Pinch Cayenne Pepper 1 bunch green butter lettuce, chopped 1 small bunch red leaf lettuce, chopped 2 handfuls baby spinach 1 10…

A Journey Back to Running

Oh, where to start... at the beginning I suppose.

I remember loving to run when I was a child. Running for the sheer joy of it. Running fast, running hard. Giggling, lungs burning, legs and arms flying. Just running to run.

Along came high school. I was on the track team, but I did shot and disc. I didn't think I was the "runner type". Oh high school, the nonsense you teach us.

Fast forward many years of not running to 30. 30 scared the crap out of me. I wasn't where I wanted to be in life. At. All. I started running because I wanted to lose weight. Running burned calories, period.

But then, a funny thing happened: running taught me things about myself. Slowly, steadily, running became more to me than calories burned. Running was my me time, my therapy, my time to burn off all the nonsense. 

I signed up and ran my first 5k. My only goal was to run the entire thing. I did it! As I crossed that finish line I learned something about myself that I'd never known before. I …