Last week on Facebook Devan asked our Huntersville and Cornelius clients what they were whipping up for dinner that night. After reading through comments upon comments, I picked up on an overwhelming theme for their meals… tacos. What lady doesn’t love a great taco night? I know I do! While I would ideally like to eat my body weight in delicious, pipping hot queso and tortilla chips… we all realize that’s probably not the best option for my digestion.
Today I’m going to share my favorite Mexican food recipe so that you and your family can enjoy Taco Tuesday in a healthy way!
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1-1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1-1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Black Beans / Organic Pinto Beans
1 Red Bell Pepper julienned
1 Green Bell Pepper julienned
1/2 Red Onion julienned
4 Chopped Roma Tomatoes
Unsalted Whole Kernel Corn
Finely Minced Cilantro
Plain Greek Yogurt
Organic Fresh Salsa / Pico De Gallo
Mix taco spices in a small bowl and set aside. In a large crockpot place 4 thawed organic chicken breasts. Add in sliced peppers and red onion. Pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix throughly with chicken and peppers. Pour taco seasoning over chicken and vegetables and stir until completely coated. Squeeze one lime into the crockpot, cover and cook on low for at least 4 hours. You should be able to easily shred the chicken.
After your chicken is completely cooked and shredded, you have two delicious ways to enjoy your Taco Tuesday creation, let’s break it down…
Lettuce Wrap Tacos
Wash bib lettuce and pat dry with paper towels. Start building your taco by adding the rice first, to avoid the lettuce becoming soggy. No one likes soggy lettuce! Top the rice with beans, chicken and vegetable mixture and extra toppings of choice. I like to load mine with everything!
If you’re a sour cream and cheese girl, plain greek yogurt is the perfect healthy alternative. Scoop a little spoonful of greek yogurt on top of your taco, squeeze on a tiny bit of fresh lime juice and then add minced cilantro. Enjoy!
Healthy Burrito Bowls
Rice is always the base of a great burrito bowl! Not only is it packed with fiber, but it also aids in digestion and keeps you feeling full longer. Add your desired amount of rice and beans to the bottom of your bowl. Top with chicken and vegetable mixture, and throw on any additional toppings you’re craving! If you aren’t using the bib lettuce for a taco, chop it up to toss on top of your burrito bowl. Finish it off by adding a little scoop of greek yogurt with lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy!
Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be packed with cheese and fattening foods. These recipes are quick, easy to make and they’ll help you get your Mexican food fix!
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