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Natalie's Recipes for Health


Tacos

· 1 pound of ground turkey or 80/20 ground beef, preferably organic, free range, grass fed

· 1 teaspoon chili powder

· 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano

· 1 teaspoon garlic powder

· 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

· 1/2 teaspoon cumin

· Dash of your favorite hot sauce

· Corn tortillas

· 1/2 chopped onion

· 2-3 tomatoes, chopped

· Handful of cilantro, chopped (optional)

· Your favorite lettuce or spring mix

· Salsa


To save time, you can substitute one taco seasoning packet for the chili powder, garlic salt, oregano, and hot sauce. Just brown the meat, add the seasoning and follow the directions on the back of the package.

Heat pan to medium, add turkey or beef and brown. Mix in the chili powder, garlic salt, oregano and hot sauce. Cook 10 minutes.

Heat corn tortillas. Take place two corn tortillas on a plate. Top with meat cilantro, onion, lettuce, and salsa.

Serve with ¼ cup beans and brown rice.

2-3 tacos is one serving (2 tacos for females and 3 tacos for males)


Vegan Option: Substitute 1 package vegan ground beef (Quorn, Morningstar, Smart Ground, Boca “beef” ground crumbles) for turkey or beef. Heat 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil in pan on medium, add vegan ground beef and brown.

Notes: I love corn tortillas because they are low in carbs so you can have more without wrecking your diet or throwing off your macronutrient ratios and can be used to make homemade tortilla chips.

I prefer homemade fresh salsa because it contains more vitamins and minerals. You can find a “fresh” salsa at the grocery store or stop by your favorite Mexican restaurant and get a large container of theirs to go.

Lettuce – I’m a big fan of the spring mix because it is more nutrient dense and has more vitamins and minerals than traditional iceberg lettuce.

Beans are and excellent source of fiber and brown rice is a better choice because of its fiber and lower glycemic index. Fiber slows digestion process meaning it should keep you fuller longer and give better blood sugar control.

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