Store bought taco shells consist of corn flour, water and salt, whereas store bought tortillas usually contain all sorts of flavor additives, conservatives and colourings. Since these additives are toxic to the body, if you want to ‘go Mexican’ on your dinner, taco shells would definitely be a healthier choice. Here’s a recipe for delicious and super healthy tacos that are done in literally 15 minutes! They make a quick weeknight dinner that is full with a variety of nutrients and low on fat. All in all, this makes a perfectly balanced and satisfying meal. If you cannot buy all ingredients organic, try to get organic beef, tomatoes and lettuce if you can.
You will need (for 2)
2 or 3 taco shells per person, depending on how hungry
200g organic ground beef
1 medium sized onion, 1 garlic clove (2 garlic cloves if you are not planning on seeing other people the same night ;))
one head of green lettuce
1 ripe avocado
a tablespoon of sour cream per taco shell
The taco shells usually need to be warmed up in the oven, so preheat the oven and put the taco shells in. Now you can cook the ground beef in a pan on medium heat. When the beef is almost done (only a few raw bits left), add the onion. Note that you do not need to add any oil for cooking here, since the beef lets its natural oils out. In the last minute of cooking beef, add the garlic, turn up the heat and almost stir-fry the beef to get it a bit crunchy on the edges. All of this will take max 10 minutes total. Now you can dice the tomato, and place it in a bowl. Also, dice the avocado, and place in another bowl. Wash the lettuce leaves and place them on a plate. The taco shells will be warmed up by now. Take them out of the oven and serve the tomato, avocado, lettuce, beef and sour cream so that everyone can top their own taco to perfection. I hope you will enjoy this super healthy and nutritious dinner!