Everyone loves taco night.
It’s quick, easy, and affordable.
But it often comes along with a (not so small) side dish of calories.
An overview of our twist on a traditional taco night:
And the best part is that your taco night can still be modified for different diets.
Ditch the chips.
We know everyone loves tortilla chips with mounds of queso cheese, but eliminated the queso and/or using tortilla chips makes a HUGE caloric and nutritional difference.
If you are going to use taco shells, avoid fried ones, and opt for soft or baked tacos.
Pile on the veggies.
The more, the better.
And the more color, even better.
Roasting cauliflower is the perfect side dish to prepare for your revamped taco night.
The classic way is to roast with olive oil, minced garlic and sea salt.
It only takes a few moments of prep work and then roasts in the oven for 20 or so minutes while you pull dinner together.
The florets come out crispy and savory.
This version uses taco spices to amp up the flavor and excitement of this classic cauliflower dish. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 86 calories, 6g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 2g sugar, 292mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 3g protein.
Now, you don’t ever have to have a margarita with taco night.
You can always have green tea or water with your fiesta.
But in case you are the 99% of us who like a good margarita with our tacos, here is a way to enjoy a healthier margarita.
First thing to consider when making a margarita is the tequila.
Look for bottles that state that the tequila is 100% agave.
This means, it is pure agave and nothing else, such as added sugar or colorings.
Additional tip, avoid the salt on the rim.
We promise these are so good, you won’t even miss the salt.
Yea, 20 minutes.
We can all handle that.
You can also switch up the protein in this healthy dinner planning, depending on your diet.
Veggie meat, ground turkey, beef, or chicken all work.
You can always switch out the romaine for heartier greens such as baby kale, spinach, or a mix of greens.
Enjoy your fiesta without the guilt and no damage done to your weight-loss goals.
If you are looking for other ways to change up your diet, nutrition, and overall health and wellness, contact Against the Grain to start your journey.