Hey friends! I’ve had a couple people reach out to me about how to make my favorite tacos so I’m going to post the recipe here! It’s seriously the easiest meal EVER and it’s amazing. I get requests from both Chad and Cooper for this exact meal a couple times a week (and if you know my boys, you know that’s saying something – because Chad is usually leary of some of my “healthy weird foods” and Cooper NEVER eats what we eat – unless it’s pizza).
So, quick explanation – I am 90% (I mean.. that number might be made up but you get the idea) Gluten Free and Dairy Free. So I make a lot of paleo-friendly meals because that always works with what I can eat. I do make exceptions for this – pizza is life, after all. (Although I do have a pretty bomb cauliflower crust pizza recipe).
Anywho. You can tailor this to fit your dietary likes, but this is how I make mine:
The best paleo-ish tacos!
You can also add any other ingredients: fresh diced tomatoes, cheese (the boys add cheese to theirs), etc. It’s seriously the easiest meal, and takes VERY LITTLE work.
- 6 chicken breasts (I get the Just Bare brand from HyVee)
- 1 Sweet Potato (diced)
- 1 Green and 1 Yellow Zucchini (diced)
- 1 Onion (diced)
- Shredded lettuce (I buy mine already cut up in the bag)
- 1 Bag of frozen sweet corn steamer (I know this isn’t Paleo but I’m also pretty sure the cavemen weren’t eating tacos at all back in their era so it’s cool)
- Guac (there’s an organic brand at HyVee in the health market that is ?)
- Siete Foods Tortillas (they’re grain-free paleo friendly, and absolutely positively delicious) (I included the link if you want to order a sample pack of all their flavor options. I literally love all of them!)
- Diced peppers – I usually also add diced peppers to my veggie mix but I forgot to get them at the grocery store this trip
- I throw the chicken breasts in the crockpot before I leave my house in the morning, and sprinkle with both garlic salt and onion powder and about 1/2 cup of water. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Once the chicken is done, I shred with two forks and let it sit on Keep Warm while I cook everything else.
- Dice up your sweet potato and veggies, and sauté with olive oil, garlic salt, and veggie seasoning over medium heat until soft (I like to char mine a little) **this is also where you’d add the diced peppers that I forgot
- Steam your corn in the microwave while your veggies are cooking
- Warm up your amazing shells
- Put together those tacos and EAT until you have to be rolled out of the kitchen
Here is another of my favorite taco variations: Healthy Chicken Tacos.
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Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and ACE-Behavior Change Specialist. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.