Recipe: A New Spin On Chicken Tacos

I believe that many more people would make their own yogurt if they knew how easy it is to make using a crock pot or slow cooker. The health benefits of yogurt are well known, yet store bought yogurt is often loaded with additives and sugar or, worse, high fructose corn syrup. Fancy organic yogurt is often no better nutritionally as it, too, can be laden with sugar and made with thickeners and stabilizers. All that, and it's expensive, too.

Salsa is a great way to get more veggies into your diet, but the chips are not good for you, so keep that in mind. Two great choices for Mexican dishes are chicken fajitas and soft slow cooker chicken tacos. If burritos are your thing, get a chicken burrito with lots of veggies inside. Refried beans usually contain pork fat, so if you want to eat healthy, you better pass on the refried beans. Remember that cheese and sour cream should be limited if you just can't go without it. A few more things to stay away from are chalupa which means deep-fried tortilla, relleno which means deep fried pepper, and chimichanga which is a fried burrito.

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The bulk of the recipes I planned to use were ones that would incorporate the use of my slow cooker chicken taco, used natural ingredients, and where the initial recipe would make one meal today and morph into an entirely different recipe tomorrow. I planned a month's worth of meals and then shopped for a week's worth of ingredients at a time. The meals were made up of vegetables, meats, poultry, and common pantry items.

Most fast food establishments are catching on to the "healthy" fast food trend. KFC is using a new oil with no trans fats. Arby's has a deli selection so you don't have to eat a beef sandwich covered in processed cheese. chicken tacos edmonton even semi fast food restaurants like Ponderosa have limited their fattening foods in exchange for more vegetables. As a consumer, it's up to you to choose healthy food. If a restaurant doesn't advertise you can interchange a salad for fries, ask. Usually, they are more than willing to accommodate you. Eating healthy isn't a death sentence, enjoy yourself, just be smart.