Tacos for Lunch
Having a quickly prepared and tasteful lunch is easy. You can throw a mini feast of tastes with these Tacos for Lunch. Nothing special is needed, really. Just the taco shells that may be hiding in your pantry. I keep a box just for the occasions when I can bring a celebration of tastes – like this one – to my lunch table in under ten minutes.
The ingredients used in this recipe are the powerhouse of nutrition and health benefits. The more frequently you add them to your daily recipes, the more value they bring into your life.
Beans – these are my favorite! Yes, I am that excited when talking about beans. To share with you, we have been transitioning to add beans to the food we eat every single day. I’ll share more recipes and what I do with over 20 varieties of beans we’ve got on our pantry shelf.
Full of fiber and protein, beans are a fabulous ingredient to use with many of your recipes. Weight loss and weight maintenance are so much easier when beans come onto your plate! Consider them for your daily dietary needs.
— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) February 10, 2016
Onions – antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and carminative (prevents formation of gas) properties of this amazing root will help you stay away from infections. In addition, onions boast of Fiber, Sulphur, Potassium, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C as their building blocks. What’s NOT to like about onions?
Bad onion breath can be eliminated much quicker by chewing parsley. Yep, get that herb on your table, too!
Bell peppers – the red varieties are bursting with Vitamin A which you need for your healthy eyesight. The Vitamin C daily dosage can be easily achieved just by eating a cup of chopped up bell peppers.
The Folate in bell peppers supports the functioning of red blood cells and is especially important for pregnant women, preventing certain types of birth defects in unborn children. Folate might also help prevent colorectal cancer, as some studies say.
Bell peppers are also a source of Vitamin K, essential to the clotting function of blood.
Cruciferous veggies – these are huge anti-oxidant sources and contain phytonutrients that fight many cancers.
- Black beans, or the beans you've got in your fridge. If you use any canned beans – rinse them thoroughly in fresh water.
- Bell peppers – use red, yellow, green varieties that is in your fridge.
- Broccoli or cauliflower – yes, these two from the cruciferous family would make a valuable addition to your tacos!
- Onions – lots of them! Being the power house of antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial properties, this ingredient will add flavor and all the benefits it has to offer.
- Butter Lettuce, shredded
- Taco Shells
- Guacamole or Salsa to garnish your tacos
- Green salad mix, for the side salad
- Raisins and cranberries to garnish your green side salad
- Saute bell peppers, onions, broccoli or cauliflower until tender.
- Saute black beans with your favorite herbs and spices. This should not be long, give enough time to allow all the herbs to coat the beans and take in the flavor.
- Arrange all the sauteed ingredients on a platter.
- Fill a taco shell with layers of beans and sauteed veggies.
- You may garnish your taco with guacamole or salsa
Use the veggies that are readily available in your fridge. Even the unconventional ingredients for tacos could make change your mind.
Bring to the Sauteing Pan All That You’ve Got In Your Fridge
Arrange All the Sauteed Ingredients on a Platter