Without further Adieu, I bring you Tacos. This is a great recipe for any time of the year, to share with friends, a loved one or ENJOY ALONE! Sometimes that’s best. Considering, you get more tacos to yourself.
Regardless, this is one of my favorite recipes for a completely gluten free dinner. It is seriously one of the tastiest things that I enjoy all week long and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Now, you can simply scroll down to get to the recipe if you’d like. I wanted to first share with you a little bit about the ingredients. Why we can find them cheap, how you can too and STILL get the best quality. I know, it seems impossible, doesn’t it!?
A BIT ABOUT OUR INGREDIENTS.
The Taco Shells
Ok, so, I know what you’re thinking… how can taco shells be healthy for you. Well, corn is not all that bad if you didn’t know. Honestly, it’s a great carb for your hurting body after a workout or to add to a meal.
The problem with corn is not that it’s “evil” in and of itself. The major issue that I find with ANY corn product is that it is often GMO. Now, you might wonder, what does that mean? Is this all a big hype? Why should I even care?
Well, let’s start with the cold hard facts. Monsanto created its round-up ready corn in the 90’s. This corn allows farmers to spray as much round-up (yup, the stuff you use around your house that kills all living things) on the crops as they can.
That’s right, as much pesticide as they can imagine. Now, you might ask yourself, “how does the corn live?” Well, this specific frankenfood lives because they have altered its genetic code to absorb this round-up as a nutrient. That’s RIGHT! You’re eating round-up.
It’s pretty simple and not really too crazy to consider the fact that Monsanto is poisoning you with pesticides like it’s nobodies business. In all reality, YOU CAN’T WASH THE ROUND UP OFF!! No matter how much you soak or scrub it is IN the plant.
So, whether you disagree with GMO foods being harmful to humans, which I sincerely believe to be an issue, you CANNOT deny the fact that round up ready corn consumes a majority of the corn now sold on the market. This is considered safe??
Again, what’s the problem with a little salsa here or there? NOTHING! However, tomatoes in general are a highly sprayed, highly toxic, food that when canned absorbs the BPA lining more than most.
So, we like to get our salsa from our local Wegmans in a glass container. It’s organic so there aren’t as many pesticides used (yes I recognize that organic farmers still use pesticides) and it’s canned! Two wonderful things that bring me ease while I feed this food to my child.
You’ll see that this is still canned. In reality, I love to make a fresh salsa. You can get my easy and delicious salsa recipe HERE! However, when I don’t have the time (or tomatoes aren’t in season….which is most of the year here in New York) then I buy it.
So, with the Guac I simply want to give you a few pointers as how to make that a bit cheaper. To get my Guac recipe, click HERE!
The best way to get Avocados is to buy them as cheap as possible. Because you don’t utilize the skin when eating it, it doesn’t matter too much if you buy organic. My family definitely doesn’t and this extremely expensive food doesn’t warrant it.
I highly recommend Trader Joe’s for their avocados. Simply because they are usually a dollar and are of great quality. If not there a local farmers’ market will work. Even if they don’t grow in your area usually a farmer will have a great price!
As for the taco meat. I just posted my own personal recipe last week. To get it, just click HERE. Now, I’m going to say something very unpopular you budgeters’ out there. BUY ORGANIC, GRASS-FED, FREE RANGE Meats.
I know that it might cost a bit more but it’s worth it. The best way to do this is look for a local farmer. If you can simply know where the meat comes from buy it in bulk and put it in a freezer.
It’s not deathly important that the meat be labeled organic from a local farmer. You simply want to make sure that they don’t feed it tons of GMO feed and give it drugs all day to keep it from dying from infections.
CAFO farms are not a joke and if you haven’t watched it already I highly recommend the documentary FOOD Inc. for a small glimpse into this terrible world. Buying bulk can help and finding a good source from a local farmer. They’ll be happy to have your business and you’ll be happy to be eating healthy!
I hope that you enjoyed this post and recipe. Please, let me know what you think in the comments section below!!
*Note: This recipe does contain lectins in the form of a tomatoes. Be sure to peel and de-seed your tomatoes and jalapeno peppers to remove lectins. The lectins are concentrated in the seeds and peels. And lectins may harm your gut. Not cool.