Your Formula for Diabetes-Friendly Tacos
The humble taco has endless possibilities that make it one of our favorite go-to meals.
Pictured Recipe: Beefless Vegan Tacos
There are few foods as simple and totally craveable as tacos. They also make for a great kitchen-sink meal in a pinch. Here we break down a taco formula that will help you get a healthy meal on the table with whatever you have on hand.
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How it works:
Choose a flavor for your salsa and sauce/marinade, cook your protein, then assemble your tacos (or put out all the fixings and let everyone assemble their own). For a super-speedy meal, cook meat up to a day ahead and then reheat it before serving. Or transform leftovers: tacos are a wonderful way to use up leftover cooked meat and seafood.
- Flank steak
- Pulled pork
- Pico de gallo
- Salsa roja
- Salsa verde
¼-1/3 cup (chopped or sliced)
- Sweet potato
- Tomatoes, Zucchini
Sauce / Marinade
- Crème fraiche
- Sour cream
2 each (6-inch)
- Blue corn
- Yellow corn
Plan ahead so you can use your slow cooker to prepare the pulled pork for these tacos. Pork loin is a lean cut that's a healthier option than traditional pork shoulder, which has more fat.
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This story originally appeared in Diabetic Living Summer 2020.