I loveeeee Mexican food! Even if I am not intending on making an authentic Mexican dish, it ends up having corn, beans and avocado most the time. After a long weekend full of wedding celebration and restaurant eating, I needed to get back into routine with meal planning and fresh ingredients. Tacos or Mexican based meals provide a great opportunity to get in a variety of vitamins, minerals and macronutrients! It’s is very simple to meet MyPlate recommendations with these ingredients. These are the ingredients I use and what they “bring to the table.”
Ground Venison – very lean source of protein
Tomatoes – great source of potassium
Corn and black beans- fiber
Avocados – healthy fats that increase HDL (the good cholesterol)
Shredded cheddar cheese – made with 2% milk for lower fat content
Plain Greek yogurt – replaces sour cream for less fat and calories
Blue corn chips – this brand allows 11 chips per serving!
Madras lentils – this product is SO EASY! And delicious. I believe my mom got them at Costco and gave me one to try. Just heat entire package in microwave for 1 min and DONE! Just like chili and provides excellent source of protein and fiber. Fat and calories aren’t bad either! 2 servings per package. Just be aware of sodium content, however ok if not eaten daily.
Now off to watch Bachelorette on the treadmill! Great start to the week!