Sometimes improving nutrition simply means upgrading your ingredients. Want tacos? Great! Make these simple swaps and your tacos will be a whole lot healthier.
Tacos Shells: Use nonGMO taco shells like these from Garden of Eatin’. Most corn products are genetically modified. This can interfere with your good gut bacteria which plays a critical role in keeping us healthy!
*Even Better? Use large lettuce leaves as your taco wrap instead of using the shells!*
Refried Beans: My kids love a swipe of refried beans in the bottom of their taco shell. I look for beans without icky oils. This is one of the few times I look for “Fat Free” on the label. Most refried beans are made with canola, soybean oil, or lard. Lard would actually be ok IF it came from a clean source, which usually doesn’t happen in your typical canned good.
Grass-Fed Beef: This is going to have a much better nutritional profile than conventional beef. Your family will be getting more Omega-3 fatty acids and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (which helps protect against cancer) by using higher quality beef.
Bonus: Make my EASY 5-minute salsa. My boys LOVE this and it’s a great way to add some veggie to the tacos.
Build your taco with these upgraded ingredients and ENJOY!!