Guilt Free Mexican Recipes
Temptation tends to get the best of us when the weather gets warmer, outdoor drinking begins, and $1 taco specials become a thing.
For those of you who don’t want to break away from you bikini diet but still want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we have some great low carb ideas for your favorite mexican dishes!
Lettuce Wrap Tacos
Turn your tacos into a go to healthy option by just replacing the tortilla/shell with lettuce wraps. Either Romaine or Iceberg lettuce works as the wraps – just peel and fill with the good stuff!
Use your meat of choice and season however you would like (I like to use Trader Joe’s Taco Mix – it’s extra spicy!) Cook and top with whatever your heart desires – cheese, tomatoes, salsa, avocado, sour cream. Allow yourself to have as many as you want because its carb free!
Guac with Cut up Veggies
Some of you may enjoy pre made guac – but I’m telling you freshly made is 10000x better. And so simple! To make it healthier – use veggies instead of chips. Cut up carrot sticks, celery sticks, red bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and zucchini. You’ll forget about craving the chips once you start munching! Check out an easy guac recipe:
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Cup Minced Red Onion
- 2 Tablespoons Cilantro
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomato
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
Directions: Cut the avocados in half. Scoop out the pit on the one half. Cut the inside of the avocado halves into several sections with a knife, then scoop out contents with a spoon and into a bowl. Add salt and lime juice then smash away with a fork. Once the contents are fairly chunky, add in the rest of the ingredients and mix!
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls
- 2 Spaghetti Squash
- 1 Table Sunflower Oil
- 1 Can Black Beans
- 1 Jar of Jalsa
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Bell Pepper, Sliced
- 1 Red Onion, Sliced
- 2 Cups Corn
- 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- 2 Jalapenos, Sliced
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Directions: Puncture the squash several times with a knife and then microwave for five minutes. Cut the squash in half, vertically. Scrape out the seeds. Rub sunflower oil along the inner edges of squash. Place the halves down on a baking sheet and bake for 30 – 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. When it is done, you should be able to scrape the entire inside with a fork.
While the squash is baking, prepare the filling in a large saucepan over medium heat with one tablespoon of olive oil. Add the red onion, jalapeno, peppers, salt and pepper and saute for a few minutes.
Allow the squash to cool, and scrape out the entire contents and set the ‘spaghetti squash’ aside. Layer the inside of the ‘boats’ starting with the black beans, corn, peppers and onion, salsa and cilantro. Top with a layer of spaghetti squash, firmly press the spaghetti squash down, and add another layer of the contents on top. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Dig in!
Don’t forget to wash it down with a margarita or a glass of wicked!
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