Guess whaaatttt? It’s a baby shower for the lovely and glittery Jessica from How Sweet it Is. And guess whaaaatttt else? I brought back Taco Tuesday for the special day. Can you get on board with Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon and Whipped Feta? I sure hope you said yes ’cause that’s what we’re serving up! Oh yeah, I’m also sharing some unsolicited baby advice with Jessica so pull up a chair and listen in.

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1. People offer baby advice not because they’re trying to be annoying (I promise) but rather it’s our attempt to help you transition into “the club” and offer up anything and everything that worked in our experiences. Take everything with a grain of salt. Including this.
2. I don’t care what the doctors say. Waking a baby every 3 hours to feed is a rubbish. If the baby wants to sleep at night, LET IT SLEEP. And you try do the same.

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3. Wipe warmers? Save your money.
4. Instead, spend that extra money on onsies. You’ll be amazed at how many times a baby can soil through their diaper and clothes. Ah-mazed.
5. And I wish I could tell you how to keep socks on littles ones. I lost so many. SO many. If you figure it out, let me know.

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6. Throw up and poop will become a part of your daily routine and somehow it won’t even phase you. I’m still trying to figure this one out.
7. Yoga pants will be your best friend. Like you very best bff and way more than before you had a kid. And it’s totally ok if you wear the same ones for days in a row. And they’re they’re totally dirty. We all did do it.
8. Invest in a good bra. Girl, you gonna need it.
9. It’s totally normal to think your husband is a weird alien from some other planet right after the baby is born. Don’t worry that goes away. Mostly.

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10. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Seriously. It’s tough and you can’t do it alone.
11. Being a mom is the toughest and bestest thing you’ll ever do. The only right way to do something is what feels right to you and your family. Listen to your mama intuition- it won’t steer you wrong.
12. When people offer you advice, just smile and tune them out. Unless it’s regarding a good post-baby bra. Then I swear to you- listen up!

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13. But mostly, try and enjoy it because it goes by quick.
14. And you can never love on a baby too much. I recommend getting down in their neck, right behind the ears. That’s where the gold is.
15. Take a deep breath. And another. And another if need be. You’re about to go on the ride of your life.
16. Totally not related to babies but these tacos are the bomb. Whipped feta should go on everything.

xoxo

Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon and Whipped Feta

Yield: 8 tacos

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 head kale (about 10 leaves), stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded brussels sprouts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • lemon juice
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • coconut oil
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make feta spread by combing sour cream, feta cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, fry bacon to desired crispiness. Remove from pan, drain and crumble; set aside.
  3. In the same pan, cook kale and brussels sprouts over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent burning. Cook about 10 minutes until veggies are soft. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more. Add white wine and cook until wine is evaporated.
  4. Meanwhile, heat about 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a small sauté pan. Heat until hot and bubbly. Fry corn tortillas about 30 seconds each side. Let drain on a paper towel.
  5. To assemble tacos, spread each tortilla with a smear of whipped feta. Scoop a healthy dose of veggies on the tortilla. Top with crumbled bacon. Enjoy!
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A gigantic and heart felt thank you to BEV and ASHLEY for pulling this virtual baby shower together. Check out all the bloggers that participated. Loads of tasty recipes just a quick click away!

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19 Responses to Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon and Whipped Feta

  1. This looks so perfect for Jessica’s baby shower. I always think of her when I think of whipped Feta! And brussels sprouts. Let’s just say the girl knows how to eat! YUM!

  2. Jessica says:

    i am printing this out and stapling it to my body. you know you’re my spirit animal. gosh i love you. THANK YOU. xoxoxo

  3. Brandi Evans says:

    i am loving all these crazy tacos!!

  4. Love, love this list. 🙂

    And love that you snuck back in a Taco Tuesday post! These sound terrific!

  5. Words from the wise and experienced…these are awesome tips! And these tacos look darn right addictive.

  6. I love tacos. I really do. And the addition of whipped feta? Genius!

  7. Haha I seriously love all the mommy tips. I’m totally going to re-read it when it comes my time! I LOVE everything about these tacos!!

  8. Love this post! I feel like a lot of this is good advice, whether you’ve got a baby on the way or not! and the whipped feta on these tacos sounds gorgeous!

  9. Whipped feta absolutely should go on everything! Love these tips. Bookmarking for when it’s my turn. 😉

  10. Ashley says:

    Such a fantastic and sweet post for Jess! Plus, these tacos! Love the kale and brussels. I’m always so boring with traditional beans/peppers/onions. Thanks so much for contributing this!

  11. What tasty tacos! Can’t wait to try!

  12. Dakota says:

    Hello : )
    What would you recommend as a substitute for the white wine in this recipe? Thanks!
    Dakota

  13. Seth says:

    Clarification question – when you say “drain” does that mean to drain the pan of the bacon grease? If so, do you add anything (oil?) to the pan before cooking the Brussels and kale?

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