Feb 26

Waffle Tacos + WIAW

The green-eyed monster has struck.


Isn’t envy a deadly sin?

I see waffles everywhere.  All the cool kids are posting pics on Instagram.  I am big enough to admit… I’m jealous!  I know I could purchase a waffle maker, but I just don’t have room for more in my kitchen.  They aren’t really that different from pancakes and I can make those quite easily.  (<–That’s what I keep telling myself.)

Then I saw this:

Taco Bell Breakfast Waffle

Photo: Taco Bell


Taco Bell announced it is coming out with a waffle taco; the “AM Crunchwrap.”  No, I don’t want Taco Bell.  I’ve actually never eaten at Taco Bell.  What I is to make my own Mexican waffle!!!

This weekend might bring a waffle maker to my house.  This WIAW I (happily) settled for breakfast nachos.



This WIAW I felt a little scattered.  Between a dentist appointment and work, I actually almost forgot to eat!  Almost.  Who could forget about a sandwich on pretzel bread?!


Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!



My apple cider morning cocktail was followed by nachos.  I know a lot of people are either sweet OR savory breakfast people, but I like a good mix.  This was a savory morning – I made my Jicama Nachos!

I followed my original method for the jicama chip base.  Rather than using tofu in the recipe, I added protein with a mix of cottage cheese, nutritional yeast, cumin, and paprika.

jicama nachos


I treated myself to an old favorite for lunch – Souper Jenny.  Jenny and her crew make a fresh menu daily; it’s filled with soups, salads, and sandwiches.

When I saw the daily menu email, I couldn’t pass up the grilled chicken with avocado spread, tomato, pepper jack, and greens on a pretzel roll.  I had a side salad with goat’s cheese, apple, and toasted pecans… and half a cookie (I shared with a co-worker – selfless portion control!).

Souper Jenny


Afternoon Snack:

Steak.  I’ve been craving it like crazy lately!  I seared a couple of filets to bring to work this week.  I enjoyed it with snow peas and mustard dipping sauce (a surprise from Heather!).




I had this at work pre-workout.  Swordfish with a roasted shiitake and roasted cauliflower tossed in vodka tomato sauce.  It’s brown.  There’s just no way of making that look pretty in tupperware.  It was really good fuel though!

Brown food



Carrot Cake Batter with some coconut flour to make it even more cake-like.  Topped with cocoa powder sauce and sprinkles.  Sprinkles are usually reserved for celebrations… but I’m having a rough time at work and I’m choosing to lighten things up with sprinkles.  It’s as good a Valium, I’m sure…

Carrot Cake Batter


Friday, Friday, Friday…

Do you prefer a sweet or savory breakfast?  How about brinner?

What do you do to lighten things up when you’re stressed?



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  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    I can honestly say that I have never forgotten to eat in my life. And probably never will.

    I love a savory breakfast, any time. (My husband is the total opposite). My new find is grilled tofu sprinkled with a little black salt, served with toast. It tastes exactly like an egg (something that I admit that i miss occasionally in my vegan-ness).

    1. Laura

      Same here! I forget a lot of things, but never a meal. ;)

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Clearly I ain’t following any COOL PEOPLE on Instagram because I don’t see WAFFLES! My goodness, now I gotta go search #waffles – and see what I FIND! Man, I cannot even remember the last time I ate a waffle. I’d totally get a waffle and make MEAT WAFFLES – #STRANGEBUTFU**IN’GENIUS!!

  3. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Waffle tacos sound so good! Great idea. :-)

  4. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Waffle tacos from you = good. Taco Bell = Blech!

  5. Cat

    That might be enough to convince me to buy a waffle iron myself! I’m definitely a savoury breakfast convert, but I love how eggs can go either way. Oooh and a sweet/savoury combo is always an option ;)

    PS YES to mustard and sugar snap peas! I thought I was the only one…

    1. Laura

      Sweet and savory is the BEST! :)

  6. Kierston

    Sweet and savoury!

    I’ve never had Taco Bell.

    1. Laura

      You’re not missing anything. ;)

  7. Kat

    That taco waffle pic makes me wanna gag! However your lovely food doesn’t ;)

  8. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Your lunch just made my hungry for breakfast! I can’t remember the last time I had a pretzel roll… mmmm.

  9. Sue

    I’m a savory breakfast fan all the way! The sweet stuff just doesn’t keep me full.
    Brinner = breakfast for dinner? I love that! Especially pan-fried potatoes or tofu scramble.
    I’ve had a waffle maker for a couple of years but have hardly ever used it. I should probably dust it of and try it again.

    1. Laura

      Yes, that’s brinner. It’s the most important meal of the day. ;)

  10. Alex @ therunwithin

    the am crunch wrap??? taco bell never ceases to amaze me. I can’t believe what they have come up with, however I will say if I had to choose a fast food place I would always be a taco bell girl

    1. Laura

      Have you seen the Subway Fritos sandwich?! I just saw it… mind = blown.

  11. Carla

    salmon, sausage, eggs, SAVORY!

  12. Tina Muir

    All about sweet!!! Love sweet breakfast, love brinner, basically I love anything sweet…..which sometimes can hamper my training, but it makes me too miserable to not have it! Carrot cake batter?!!? Are you kidding me! YES PLEASE! Right now!! Even at 7:30am :P

    1. Laura

      Sweets are fuel… hahaha! I wish cake was go-juice.

  13. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    Sorry to hear you have a rough time at work!! Time to move :-)
    I am the same as you when it comes to the waffle iron. I find it pretty cool and drool over waffles pics, but purchasing one, only for the few times I will make them…..and the space?? Where? But who knows, I will maybe buy one if I see waffles on your blog too.

    1. Laura

      Ugh – you have NO idea! But, on a happier note, I’m headed to the post office today! :)

  14. Maureen

    I have not had Taco Bell in at least 6 years and I am totally okay with that! I think a recipe recreations for this new menu item they have is a MUST! If anyone can do it, you can. :)

  15. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    I prefer a sweet breakfast 90% of the time. And while I flat out refuse to eat at taco bell (I’ll eat fast food in a pinch, but not taco bell…so gross) I definitely need to try a waffle taco. That is just brilliant.

    1. Laura

      You have to let me know how it is. I can’t start eating Taco Bell now! I’m like an anti-streaker. ;)

  16. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    You’ve never had taco bell??? That’s like some sort of crazy partying right of cheap college passage LOL. The thought of it makes me kind of ill now. I used to love their meximelts and recreated them at home using TVP. I guess I don’t get all the waffle love. I’m a rebel like that haha

    1. Laura

      I know, i know… Waffle House has always been my trashy food of choice. ;)

  17. Jody - Fit at 56

    My hubby so wants to get a waffle maker! I have seen one for $20 but not sure it would work well. ;)

    1. Laura

      I think they’re generally a pretty cheap appliance!

  18. Morganne @ NutButterRunner

    I love both sweet and savory! Some days I want just one or the other, but most the time a good mix is the way to go for me. And breakfast for dinner is always a winner! ;)
    I definitely workout to lighten things up! Nothing like a surge of endorphins and lifting heavy things to release stress!

  19. Parita @ myinnershakti

    You’ve NEVER had TB?! Vishnu and I were watching some You Tube video last night about this new waffle thingy and the title of it was something like, “The Newest Thing to Make You Run to the Bathroom.” LOL!

    1. Laura

      Haha! That sounds about right!

  20. Maria @ The Good Life

    Taco Bell waffles… wow, I kind of cringe at that! I have a waffle maker and honestly i love it! Its pretty small so it does not take a lot of counter space. I recommend you get one! ;-)

    1. Laura

      Bad influence! ;) I refrained so far… but still think about it every day.

  21. Susie

    I have been too busy to eat before, but I’ve never forgotten to do so. Thus why I now basically look like a mom at all times because I carry a huge quanity of snackage with me wherever I go should the opportunity not present itself.
    Also, I am just to the point where I have no shame, so sue me :D

    1. Laura

      Same here! Someone actually commented I’d be good with kids… I think I’ll stick to just feeding myself. ;)

  22. Lee

    I am very excited that Souper Jenny opened in Decatur. Closer to my house!

    1. Laura

      Have you seen it? It looks so cute! And she said she might bring back grilled cheese night there!

  23. Kim

    The whole idea of Taco Bell having waffles is weird to me! But waffles – we love them and I should make them for my boys more often!!!
    I try to watch/find funny things online when I’m stressed!

    1. Laura

      That’s a great idea! I need to start doing that…

  24. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    I’m not a huge breakfast fan, but my son would eat breakfast foods for every meal if I let him.

    1. Laura

      I’m with your son! :)

  25. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    I love brinner and I actually like Taco Bell. Not that I eat it often (it’s been a while!), but I don’t mind it either. :)

    1. Laura

      This is really shocking to me. I can’t look at the you same way. ;)

  26. lindsay

    you could so out make that waffle taco. Yours would be decadent and nourishing.
    maybe waffle makers cure stress?

  27. Hannah

    I’ve never roasted a shiitake mushroom. This must happen. xo

    1. Laura

      Really?! They kind of taste like bacon. Especially if you roast it with bacon fat.

  28. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    While your eats look delicious, I can’t stop thinking about that taco waffle!!! I actually went to make waffles this weekend and then I realized I had given away my waffle maker because it was taking up too much space and I hadn’t used it in a while, of course! Now I really, really want it back. Do you think Goodwill do takesy-backsys?!?!

    1. Laura

      Haha – you should go ask and see what they say.

  29. Purelytwins

    we like either sweet or savory :)
    taco waffle?!?!

  30. Cassie

    OMG THAT SANDWICH. That’s all there is to say. It looks beyond amazing.

    Waffle tacos… I can’t wait to see if you try them out. They would be amazing, I’m sure! Taco Bell… just… ew.

    1. Laura

      My dad used to call it “Taco Hell.” Haha.

  31. Jess @ JessieBear

    Savory waffles are so damn delish!

  32. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    One thing I forgot to mention in my earlier comment is that I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a waffle!!

    1. Laura

      What?! That needs to change. Get on a place to the US while you wait for you visa. ;)

      1. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

        I can’t – they have my passport! I’m stuck :(

  33. Kim @ FITsique

    Ha leave it to taco bell to create something like that. I have been LOVING on waffles lately. i got a waffle maker for Christmas and use it just about everyday! I think there’s always room for one more kitchen item :) especially if it delivers delicious sweet waffles!

    1. Laura

      Lucky you! I’m still debating… it’s probably going to happen soon.

  34. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    I have waffle envy too and too many kitchen appliances to justify the purchase.

    I am loving your lunchtime eats. A pretzel bun! Now that’s awesome. Two thumbs up for Jenny.

    1. Laura

      When you come visit, I am taking you there. (You are coming, right?)

      1. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

        If that pretzel bun is involved, hell yes. :) Plus I want to go to Booty Bootcamp.

  35. Calee

    I love that Taco Bell knows its niche. Like, “what would stoners like more than the taco in a Dorito shell? A breakfast waffle taco.”

  36. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    I really need to try your jimaca nachos! I’ve made jimaca fries ONCE but it was so long ago that I don’t even remember how they tasted. Wait, maybe I made yucca fries? Oh hell, now I really have to make them…with an egg…and a side of waffle because *I* have a waffle maker! Come to Tennessee…get away from all the work bs and I’ll feed you! Sounds like a win/win to me! :D

    1. Laura

      Probably yucca fries… I dunno about jicama fries… it’s seems to MOIST of a fruit unless you sliced them like shoestring. Or maybe that’s just me.

      And yes. I will come and demand waffles!

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