Well, the Healthy May challenge is over for Todd and I, so it was time for, what else?!, Mexican food! We (me especially) just can’t stay away from all things chips, salsa, tacos, avocados, etc. Davis even loves salsa!
This quote below is hilarious and fitting for us! Good thing we both worked out then ran before dinner last night. Then I worked my little hiney off this morning – but ate more chips for lunch. (Running cancels out all tortilla chips. Right??)
Haha!! For real, though. You should try these tacos! The recipe is from How Sweet Eats blog. If you don’t follow her, you absolutely should. She has delicious, creative recipes with some combinations I could never think to try. Plus, she’s funny!
For the pulled pork tacos, I followed her recipe for the pork (except I only used 3 pounds and we still have tons of leftovers!), the slaw and the avocado sauce. If you want some heat in the pork, add a pinch of cayenne to the spice mixture you rub on the pork before cooking. I will do this next time! I used Omission beer because it is gluten free. I was pretty impressed with the taste!
Another option for a sauce, if you don’t love avocado, is to use the same method, but leave it out and use more Greek yogurt or sour cream and more cilantro – it makes it a cilantro-lime cream sauce and it is amazing on Mexican food! Very simple to put together in a blender or food processor!
We served ours on warmed tortillas – Todd had flour and I had corn. I used pepper jack cheese as a substitute for the cotija.
I also made a chopped Mexican salad: romaine, roasted fresh corn, black beans (cooked from dried and seasoned with cumin, salt, pepper), red bell pepper, cucumber, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pico de gallo. Just toss all of the vegetables together (besides the pico). Add a little lime juice, olive oil, then season with a pinch of salt. Top with pico de gallo!
So, add all of the necessary ingredients to your grocery list, plan for a day that you can cook the pork in the crock pot, schedule a workout for that day, and enjoy a delish Mexican dinner!