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Monday, March 16, 2009

It's Taco Night!!




I am crazy for tacos, and I'm not talking about the ones you get at Taco Bell, either! (yuck!)
I like making my own, or getting them from this authentic Mexican restaurant near one of my work sites, called 5 Burros.
The great thing about tacos is that you can make them as low cal and low fat as you want, but still have a slammin', damn tasty meal experience with them. My favorite tacos are grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato, a bit of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese sprinkled on top, and some Pico de Gayo or red salsa. I prefer the hard, corn shell taco so you get that nice, satisfying crunch! Mmmmmm!
Even after eating 3 of these, I'm still not even over 500 calories! I don't do guacamole and sour cream, simply because I don't like them, so I can go taco wild if I feel like it. You can do the rice and beans thing on the side, or not. Usually, I'm happy just with the tacos!

Another great thing about doing tacos is that you can write your own ticket: beef, lamb, chicken, shrimp, or whatever you can think up can be the main filler. Also, you can do meat or no meat. As to what else to put in them, that's all according to your own tastes. I think that I have tried to put everything you can imagine in a taco, including okra. I have to admit, that one didn't work out so well...! ;)

A fun, tasty meal that I don't have to even count the calories for! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Bring 'em on! ;)

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24 comments:

Jan from BetterSpines said...

It is just so emotionally satisfying to make your own meals at home. And tacos are fun and easy.
All you have to buy pre-made are the shells, everything else comes out of the pantry. Everyone can assemble their own and have it just the way they like them. And so healthy too!

Sahil M said...

Veggie Tacos is where it's at! =)
And damn, i agree, TacoBell just makes you SICK.

They had this deal once; where you can get 2 beef tacos for $1. FOR A $1!

... One just has to ponder what kind of cheap crap they're putting in their tacos that they can make a profit out of $1.

Sadie said...

Mmmm.... I love tacos!! I make them at least once every couple of weeks. We have soft shells, though. I buy the whole wheat shells. We don't use sour cream or guacamole either, so that really helps keep the calorie count down!

skywind said...

Oh, looks delicious. Eat together, do not know how.
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Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle) said...

Lol, tacos makes me think of Fergie when she sings "I still go to Taco Bell, drive-though, raw as hell" in her song "Glamorous".

:)

jacqueline said...

Yes indeed. Tacos are definitely tasty. I haven't had them in a while, but I'm gonna have to put them on my next grocery shopping list. I love how the warm shell feels in my hands. Why is it that most of the foods which are eaten without utensils are sooooo good?

Mike Foster said...

Now you've gone and made me hungry. I love Mexican food, lots of it!

peace,
mike
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Wilson Pon said...

Yum Yum, Taco is my favorite and I can eat all the taco in this plate! lol

VitaMan said...

Girl!
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm still here!
I haven't been posting because I don't want to show up, disappear, show up, disappear again. But I *have* been working on updates, getting myself a little buffer for when I don't have time. ;-)

Anyway, I hear you!
People talk about authentic mexican food...but omg. I was in Mexico in September, the food there was out of this world. (My mouth literally just started watering)
There was this little hole in the wall (literally, it was a hole in a wall with stools stuck into the concrete next to it) where they made taco's fresh to eat right in front of you. They were small, but cheap! We never knew you could get so much good out of something so small. I ate like...six.

Online Homebased Money said...

I love to eat all those veggie's .Tacos is also good at night.It is night time in india and my mouth has started watering
Nice healthy food

April said...

Yummy Tacos I love them and so does my family :D We do a build your own at least once a month Though my youngest's version of a taco is just Cheese and Sour Cream :P

attygnorris said...

I love tacos too. I don't really care where they come from. Yummm! You gon' make me run for the border...

Davida

Barako Brew said...

It's pretty tasty too with chicken strips and spaghetti sauce (w/ round beef, a bit of pork, a lot of cheese and maybe even small cubes/little slices of hotdog).

.... You can slip a Big Mac in there too but I doubt the cal-count will fall in the vicinity of err ... healthy. :)


-Ez of Barako Brew

Stephanie said...

I agree doing it yourself is just so much better tasting and better for you typically!

Now you have me craving tacos BTW! LOL

dragon 29 said...

Tacos are my absolute favorite meal. Seeing that picture has done it - I will now be asking the wife to make me some ASAP.

iWalk said...

I love tacos!

Making them as low cal and low fat as you want is a great idea, Diva!

Yeah, I will try!

bewegaleri said...

taco is my favourite, it's a most delicious

gLoR!e said...

too bad, i don't always make my own meal...taco is one of my favorite, i just had it a week ago!:)

Sadie said...

Hey, Diva - Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have something for you! :)

The Holistic Diva said...

Thank you for reminding me of such a great dinner food. Somehow I think of them for when it's warmer out -- but hey, it's almost spring. We like the soft shells as well, because they stay together better, but either way they taste great.

Florida Cancer Hospital said...

I like taco and Mexican food. I will make it this weekend in taco at home.

No-Nonsense Muscle Building said...

I just had taco bell... I think I'm going to be sick lol. I should stick to making my own!

Healthcare Consultant FL said...

I like Mexican food and Taco is my one of favorite dish.

Custom Labels said...

Love tacos. My favorites though are at a restaurant near the water -- fish tacos made from mahi mahi. They're SOO good. I also just love taco salads from Tijana Flats!

 
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