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5 Tips for Nutritious Taco Night

It’s Taco Tuesday on a Wednesday!  Our family loves Taco Night.  Especially my youngest – he practically eats his weight in tacos.  He’s four-years-old and typically eats 6-8 tacos for dinner.  With a little body packing in so many tacos, I want to make them as nutritious as possible.  Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your family’s taco night.

 #1: DIY taco seasoning

DIY taco seasoning means no hidden allergens or preservatives. I mixed 5 tsp kosher salt, 3 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp paprika and 3-4 Tbsp of xylitol (use natural sweetener of your choice). Mix well and store in airtight container.

DIY taco seasoning means no hidden allergens or preservatives.

DIY taco seasoning means no hidden allergens or preservatives.

#2:  Use Organic Meat

Mix in 2 Tbsp of DIY Taco Seasoning for every pound of browned ground meat.

I use organic ground turkey or grass-fed beef,

Taco Meat = DIY Taco Seasoning + organic ground turkey

Taco Meat = DIY Taco Seasoning + organic ground turkey

#3:  Don’t forget the avocados

Don’t forget the avocados.  Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving. They are low in sugar, contain fiber, and are high in monounsaturated fat, a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.

Avocados are low in sugar, contain fiber, and are high in monounsaturated fat, a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.

Avocados are low in sugar, contain fiber, and are high in monounsaturated fat, a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.

#4: Add more veggies

Why stop at just lettuce and tomato? Cilantro, shredded carrots and cucumbers are just a few examples of veggies that can add a delicious and nutritious crunch to your taco.

Shredded carrots, cilantro, grape tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers.

Shredded carrots, cilantro, grape tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers.

#5: Non-GMO chips

If you’re staying away from GMO foods like corn, try white bean chips. These are certified Non-GMO and taste great. I love them crushed up in my taco salad.

Non-GMO White Bean Chips

Non-GMO White Bean Chips

 

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This entry was posted on November 19, 2014 by in Nutrition, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , .
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