Taco Tuesday

Here in San Diego the big thing to do on a Tuesday night, is to go out and stuff your face with some of the best darn  lobster and/or fish tacos you can find. Drown them with a few cervezas like Tecate or Corona and call it a night.  Even though it’s fun to splurge, the recipe below is a healthy twist on a taco night that is simple, super easy and a delicious alternative.

Healthy Tacos

Healthy Tacos

Ingredients you will need for your “tacos” or umm…. lettuce wraps:

  • 1 head of butter lettuce
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly diced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups either cut up pork or tofu
  • 3 large carrots I use a potato peeler and create thin strips of carrots for this dish.
  • 1 cucumber deseeded and diced
  • 2 radishes thinly sliced – again i just used my potato peeler to get really thin slices.

Sauce for your tofu or pork:

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white rice vinegar

Mix all three ingredients and Sauté your pork or Tofu, red peppers and mushrooms in this sauce until finished.

The best part the Dipping Sauce: Simply mix all ingredients together and set aside for dipping!

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoons sesame oil

Voila! You’ve just finished making a delicious dinner. This shouldn’t take more than a half hour to throw together and have on the table. This makes about 12 small lettuce wraps which feeds 3 people. Keep in mind you can make this gluten-free by simply cutting out the ketchup and using tomato paste and using gluten-free soy sauce. Happy Healthy Eating!!!


About healthyeasyfoods

Food makes me happy. Fake food and chemicals being added to my food do not make me happy. I have a growing concern about two major things. 1. The quality of food. 2. Our choice of consumption of food as a nation. With this being said I can understand how an American lifestyle influences fast, easy and cheap to be the three magnet factors to food choice however I think we need to go back to the basics and remember just how easy it is to make good food, good for you without breaking the bank or spending hours sweating away in the kitchen.
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