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Favorite Foods

We all have our favorite foods whether it be international or just a favorite dish you have had or made. Favorites can range from desserts to salads or vegetables, meats, fish or cheese. Eating well and having a healthy Whole Foods diet doesn't mean that you have to give up your favorites. The important thing to remember is to keep your ingredients whole and healthy, fresh ingredients makes all the difference in the flavor and the quality of what you are eating. Not to mention the vitamins and minerals you will be getting in your meals.

If you are Italian and have grown up eating Italian food your whole life, keep eating it!!! Just make it with the freshest meats, vegetables, seasonings. Try to make your own pasta and sauces, add a lot of vegetables to your dishes, add cheese if you like freshly grated yourself. This goes for any international foods that are favorites, keep the ingredients fresh and real. Stay away from as much processed foods as you can. If you aren't feeling the making of your own pasta, or flour and corn tortillas (yes this can be a lot of work) just be sure what you buy processed is as natural as it can be, made with the fewest ingredients and ingredients that you familiar with.

Eating a healthy Whole Foods diet isn't about what you can't eat, its about all the wonderful foods you CAN eat. My favorite??? Mexican dishes of all kinds, my weakness, chips and salsa (no I don't make my own chips) but, I make my chip buying as healthy as possible. Salsas I do make, I also have my fresh favorites that I buy as well, locally made.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients for sauce:

¼ cup oil

¼ cup water

2 chopped green onions

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

3 cloves garlic

½ tsp salt

Juice of 2 limes

½ cup greek yogurt (optional)

Place ingredients into a food processor, process until mostly smooth.

Ingredients for shrimp:

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp cumin

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cayenne

1 tsp himalayan salt

2 tbsp olive oil

1 lb shrimp

2 cups shredded cabbage

8 corn tortillas

Additional: avocado and lime wedges


Toss some of the sauce with the slaw and set aside

Pat the shrimp dry, heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat, place the shrimp in the pan toss it in the heated oil then add the spices all together.

Saute the shrimp for about 5-8 minutes, or until it is cooked through.

Assemble the tacos, heat the tortillas, layer shrimp on bottom, drizzle sauce on the shrimp and slaw with the sauce mixed in on top. Avocado and lime to finish

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

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