Thursday, June 12, 2014

IC Friendly Tacos

I know it seems nearly impossible to make certain foods like tacos or pizza IC friendly, but it can be done! And I promise they taste good! This is a version of tacos I came up with not long after I was diagnosed to help cope with the loss of my beloved Mexican food. While this recipe doesn't take the place of my cherished Taco Bell (which is debatable as being real Mexican food), it sure helps lessen the sting of losing it. What foods/dishes do you find the hardest to adapt to the IC diet?

IC Friendly Tacos:

2 teaspoons garlic
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons diced chives
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 tablespoon thyme
2 tablespoon oregano
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons parsley

shredded mild cheddar or mozzarella cheese
olives, diced
refried beans (unseasoned), warmed
red and green bell pepper, diced
avocado mashed and seasoned to taste with salt and garlic
ground beef
sour cream

Taco shells or tortillas of choice (I prefer to use preservative free shells from the organic section of the grocery store or tortillas. Tortilla Land makes fantastic heat and serve 5 ingredient tortillas).

Brown beef in medium sauce pan. Mix in seasonings and simmer about 5 mins. Assemble tacos with desired toppings. I do not drain my meat so it stays more moist and flavorful. But feel free to drain and just add a couple tablespoons water with the seasoning, if needed.

Always feel free to add anything extra you can tolerate or eliminate anything you can't. With IC you have to get creative in the kitchen and try new flavor combinations. Sometimes it may taste different, but that doesn't mean bad. It's all about retraining your taste buds. While this isn't a traditional taco, my husband doesn't mind them and adds salsa to his and almost can't tell the difference. Which is nice so I can avoid the extra work and dishes of cooking two separate meals.


Xx, A!

1 comment:

  1. How much of the seasoning mix do you add to a pound of ground beef?