I love Mexican food and all the fantastic flavors that come with it, but ever since I was pregnant with Ava my tastes buds for Mexican changed a bit.
Let me explain a little…. During my whole first trimester I was nauseous. This lasted about 16 weeks, and there were certain foods that made my stomach churn (Mexican being one of them). After I got passed all the morning sickness, chili, tacos, and Mexican flavors slowly made there way back on our menu, but it wasn’t the same.
I literally have to crave Mexican food in order for me to want to cook it and eat it now. I’m not gonna lie, I’m not happy about this, but there’s nothing I can really do to change it.
Anyways, Sunday night I had a Mexican craving, woohoo!! I wanted some sort of chicken fajita salad with lots of fix-ins and toppings.
I whipped up a quick marinade for the chicken, without following a recipe online and I couldn’t have been happier with the simple flavors.
I debated whether or not to add cumin or chili powder (which would probably be amazing) but I know Ava isn’t a huge fan of cumin.
CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN MARINADE
1 lime, juiced (about 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp cilantro chopped
3 large chicken breasts (about 1.5 lbs)
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large plastic ziplock bag and mix until chicken is coated evenly.
Thank goodness the weather is warming up, because we were able to grill this delicious chicken and it only took about 20 minutes on medium-high heat. While we had the grill on, we also roasted a red pepper and zucchini (drizzled with olive oil & sea salt).
I originally thought I was going to make a salad, but my plate turned into a big pile of Mexican madness. There was no organization to it but I couldn’t put my fork down. I had lettuce, brown rice, roasted peppers, zucchini, cilantro lime chicken, salsa, avocado, and a sprinkle of cilantro on the top. I don’t think Marc and I spoke while we ate because we were too into the delicious flavors.
We also enjoyed some Late July Tortilla Chips with our meal.
Ava even loved the chicken! It’s always a win when she approves of the meal.
Are there any foods you couldn’t eat while you were pregnant?
Are you a Mexican food fan, if so what’s your favorite dish?