When you think of fajitas, its generally not a terribly unhealthy meal with the exception that you’re eating red meat (of course you can always substitute with chicken), you’re eating flour tortillas, and its probably very high in sodium.
GrassFed Meat – One way to greatly improve your cheat meal is to use a good quality grass fed piece of meat. Grass-fed beef may have some heart-health benefits that other types of beef don’t have. According to the Mayo-Clinic, when compared with other types of beef, grass-fed beef may have:
- Less total fat
- More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that’s thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks
- More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E
Ezekiel Grain Tortillas – taking out the flour tortillas is a major step! These tortillas are made of sprouted grains results in a higher protein, higher fiber bread. (Note: these are not gluten free- hence why they are not a big part of our regular daily diet. We usually reserve breads for cheat meals)
Homemade Guacamole – homemade guacamole is just too easy to make and is full of nothing but good stuff (for a video on making guacamole with the kids, go to our cooking with kids post)
The rest of the stuff: What you put in your fajitas is up to you. We used different peppers and onions, fat free sour cream and sargento cheese. You can use a dairy free sour cream, organic cheese, whatever vegetables you like… Its all up to you! This fajita was a basic fajita but the options are endless.
The point is to get into the mindset of whole foods and good ingredients. We hope you enjoy your mini cheat meal!!!!
Let us know your thoughts.