Healthy Mexican Food… Lose Weight
I’ll bet that’s not something you usually hear in the same sentence: Mexican food and losing weight! I have good news for you: I intend to teach you how to make delicious and healthy versions of all your favorite foods. I invite you to follow me for a few months and learn more. I’m betting you will be extremely happy you did so.
With the right ingredient’s you can actually enjoy flavorful greasy cheesy mouth-watering meals while you lose weight and put your hormones, gut, and thyroid back into overdrive– like they were when you were young.
For this delicious meal, we use only fresh organic vegetables. The amazing health benefits in the organic avocado are unique in that it is the only fruit that gives you a powerhouse of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and 20 natural vitamins and minerals. Also, note that avocados do not contain sodium or cholesterol.
Organically grown tomatoes are loaded with all sorts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, K, beta-carotene, niacin, vitamin E, B6, folate, and phosphorus. Tomatoes are also a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, manganese, and potassium.
As for the folks who just need a few chips with their salsa, these are made from organic brown rice tortillas. And although there’s not a ton of nutrition in them, they will give you the snap and crunch you need (and they even come in gluten-free for those who have that concern).
My super high protein chicken burrito starts with a whole-wheat organic wrap and grass-fed chicken which is very slowly cooked in a frying pan with natural lard or coconut oil. The burrito is stuffed with tomatoes, peppers (habanero if tolerable), and onions–choosing all of these from an organic source, loading your body with lycopene, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C, capsaicin and beta-carotene.
Top all of this with raw unpasteurized grass-fed cheese and a sprinkle of unrefined pink Himalayan salt.
Does this sound more like a vitamin store than a delicious meal? When you use real unprocessed ingredients, this kind of food will actually reduce disease-causing inflammation and supply your body with total nutrition, not to mention the flavors most of us have not had for a very long time.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- organic whole wheat tortillas
- 1 grass-fed chicken breast or 2 tenders cooked
- 1 organic red bell pepper (for a stronger version use 1 organic habanero pepper)
- 1 organic sweet vidalia onion
- 1 organic local or home-grown tomato
- 1 organic avocado
- 1 c raw unpasteurized grass-fed cheese of your desired flavor
- organic brown rice tortilla chips-slightly salted (pink himalayan) and oven browned
- Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a skillet and grill onion, peppers, and shredded chicken. Sprinkle with a few shakes of my dry Mexican seasoning (recipe follows) and cook until tender.
- Spoon 1/3 c. chicken mixture and a few spoonfuls of chopped tomato into each tortilla and roll.
- Place the filled tortillas in an oiled casserole dish. Pour on the sauce and top with grated cheese.
- Bake in 325-degree oven until cheese is bubbly and melted.
Enchilada or Burrito Sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 chopped serrano or jalopeno pepper
- 1 1/2 c tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 c homemade chicken broth (all store-bought broth has hidden chemicals)
- salt and pepper to taste (always choose himalayan salt)
- In a saucepan melt the oil on low heat.
- Cook the garlic and pepper until soft.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
Mexican Spice Mix
- 2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Himalayan salt
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- Mix all dry powders together and store in a covered jar. Use for all recipes calling for Mexican spices.
- 2 avocados
- 1 lime
- 1 tomato
- 1/4 one small onion
- Mexican spices
- Mash 2 fresh avocados with juice of one lime and stir in the following: a few tablespoons of chopped fresh tomato, a few teaspoons of minced onion, garlic, and Mexican spices to taste.