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Healthy Pork and Bean “Tacos”

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A slightly healthier take on one of my all time favourite dishes….Tacos!! These little babies are not only LOADED with protein, fibre and other essential nutrients but they are also very low in carbs and fat yet still taste pretty damn out of this world! They’re also super easy to prepare and make great leftovers! And yes if you haven’t guessed already, I am a pretty solid Mexican food fan! But then again..who isn’t?!

Pork, Bean and Vegetable Tacos with allll the trimmings…only a much healthier version! 

(For 4-6people)

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  • 1 iceberg lettuce, washed and leaves seperated
  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 carrot, diced or grated
  • 1/2 red or yellow capsicum, diced
  • 1 zucchini diced or grated
  • 5 button mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 tin brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain greek or natural yoghurt

For the salsa:

  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • lemon

What to do…

Heat a large non stick fry pan or casserole dish over med-high heat. Add a dash of oil and then add then add the pork mince. Once just cooked through, remove from the heat and transfer the mince to a bowl and set aside.

Place the fry pan back on the heat and add another dash of oil. Sauté the onion until soft then add the garlic and taco seasoning. Cook for a further 2 mins. Throw the mince back in, followed by all the vegetables and stir over medium heat until well combined. Then add in your tomato paste and mix through, followed by the tinned tomatoes.

Finally add the beans and lentils and then allow to simmer over medium heat for 5-10mins.

Meanwhile, throw all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Place on the table along with the lettuce cups and  bowls of diced avocado and natural yoghurt.

Once the taco mix is ready, remove from the heat and you are ready to dig in!

Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Healthy Start to the Day!

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My Daily Morning Routine would not be the same without my fave breaky combo!  Tempting you say? Why not make it your favourite breakfast ritual too!muesli and fruit

And yes the muesli is home-made! Why spend ridiculous amounts of money on teeny tiny boxes of commercial muesli that is probably full of added sugar and preservatives when you can whip up a big batch of your own that will not only taste amazing but will work out to be a quarter of the price in the long run!

You can make as little as much as you like but my muesli combo is actually my mums concoction and usually consists of the following…

– Dry Roasted Mixed Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, cashews)

– Oats

– Coconut Shavings

– Nitrate-Free Dried Fruit such as sultanas, apples, apricots, pears, peaches, craisins

– Pumpkin Seeds, pepitas and Chia Seeds!

YUM!

Add a small serve of this delicious concoction to a bowl and then top with fresh/frozen berries, chopped banana and a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt and I doubt you will left unsatisfied. Not only is this breakky tastey but it has a host of health benefits too! Firstly all the nuts and seeds pack a hearty punch of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (namely omega-3’s which most of us do not consume enough of) that will help boost immunity and energy. They have also been shown to help improve digestive health and weight control and even reduce heart disease risk. The dried fruits also have their own unique compositions of important vitamins and minerals whilst also increasing your fibre intake! The oats too are full of fibre to help keep you feeling fuller for longer! When you combine all this with a good dose of calcium from the yoghurt and the goodness of some fresh fruit on top you’ve got yourself a pretty well rounded start to the morning! What did you have for breakfast this morning????

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