Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday? Taco Tuesday is a meal the whole family will eat and be happy about eating.
Empowerment is probably the biggest reason why taco’s are met with so much appreciation. You put whatever you want on your taco.
- Immediate buy in – CHECK.
- Most of the food gets eaten- CHECK
- Healthy and satisfying – CHECK
- Delicious - CHECK
Olives, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, black beans, refried beans, sour cream, avocado, salsa, crisp lettuce or fresh spinach topped with seasoned meat and whammo – a tasty dinner is served. We also love diced sautéed summer squash with our tacos.
Still all the same old taco stuff right down to the ground beef or turkey sautéing up in a pan. Sprinkle it with taco seasoning.
This my friends is where the simple healthy twist comes into play.
Rather than paying about a buck for a pre-packaged taco seasoning mix, consider making your own. We have done this for several years now and I will NEVER go back.
Your homemade version will be less expensive, just as convenient AND BETTER FOR YOU!
The one you make will have no maltodextrin (sugar) used as a flowing agent to get the spices out of the machine and into the packet. It will also have almost NO sodium.
Why should I care about how much sodium I eat?
We eat too much but that isn't new news. It’s in virtually everything we purchase that has been processed in anyway. Not just chips, bouillon, canned soups and lunch meat but breads, cereals and almost every other thing that comes out of a box or a wrapper.
Salt is an incredibly cheap ingredient manufactures to add to foods because it acts as a preservative and it enhances flavor. However, too much is not good for you.
Eating too much sodium (sodium is in salt) can increase your risk of heart disease, it might increase your blood pressure and if you have congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver or kidney disease it can lead to a build up a fluid which makes breathing difficult, moving difficult and living difficult.
Decreasing your sodium intake on Taco Tuesday just got simple.
You can do it a tablespoon at a time or a pint jar at a time. Here is how simple it is
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
Equal parts of each and you have your taco seasoning blend. Sprinkle liberally over you meat as it's browning. THAT’s IT! Unused seasoning can be stored in a glass jar with the lid tightly closed.
I buy the cheapo“5th Season” brand on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. Each bottle costs me 88¢ and will make about 12 ounces of taco seasoning for about $3.50 (30¢ per ounce) with 1/3 the sodium. One packet of prepackaged stuff will run you about $1 per ounce and have 2/3 more salt.
Taco Tuesday with a simple healthy twist is a way to enjoy a meal your family loves, save money and enjoy a healthier dinner with less sodium.
Whole foods, whole grains and simple ingredients you can pronounce while eating more produce will guarantee you several things.
You will feel awesome.
You will look awesome.
You will help others feel and look more awesome when you teach them your secrets.
Have an AWESOME Taco Tuesday!