Mexican food has always been one of our family’s favourite go-to home meals. There are so many fresh and healthy options you can add to your tacos like beans and fresh vegetables. Adding beans to the mixture gives you extra protein and fibre and stretches your portions. I like to substitute Astro’s Athentikos Greek yogourt instead of sour cream. It’s so rich and creamy with the added benefit of being high in protein and containing active bacterial cultures. You can make your tacos as mild or as spicy as you like. My favourite find recently, at Farmer’s Pick, has been the La Tortilla Factory artisanal tortillas from Sonoma County, California. They are GMO and hydrogenated oil free, handmade style, white and yellow corn tortillas with wheat and are also available in gluten-free (Ancient Grain: Ivory Teff, tapioca and brown rice).
Turkey is a very healthy and nutrient-rich meat. It is high in protein, zinc, phosphorous and tryptophan. It has less saturated fat and cholesterol making it low in calories. It contains trace minerals like selenium thought to aid in cancer prevention. It is high in both Vitamin B3 or Niacin and B6. I’ll bet you’ll find it hard to tell the difference taste-wise, between ground beef and turkey!
Making your own taco seasoning is not only cost effective but tastes better! You avoid the added preservatives, colour and sodium often found in store-bought packages. If you choose to buy the store bought seasoning packages, look for ones lower in salt and without artificial colours and hydrogenated oils.