Taco Time

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on pre-made taco seasoning? If you have, you are aware of the unnecessary fillers such as corn starch and wheat. And these are the ingredients we can pronounce! My point being, is instead of buying a taco seasoning packet, simply use your spice rack for the Mexican dinner. This is what I do for my family.

Clean Eating Tacos:

  • 1 pound of grassfed beef (or very lean ground beef)
  • Optional – 1/2 onion and/or bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fresh oregano (dried if frsh isn’t handy) 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


Heat ground meat (and onion or some fresh diced bell pepper) on high.  Cook, stirring frequently to break up the meat, until fully cooked, about 8 minutes.
Add spices to beef.  If the meat appears dry, add 1-2 Tbsp of water. Stir to fully incorporate.
Turn temperature down to medium and cook another 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. I often stir in some salsa at the very end to add more moisture and flavor.


We usually eat our tacos w romaine lettuce leaves and homemade guacamole  Oh! And I can’t forget to mention, save the leftovers for a killer taco omelette in the morning.


Do You Buy Organically Produced Foods?

A new study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the higher priced organic items in the super market may NOT have more nutrients compared to other conventional produce. Specifically, the researchers point out in this study it’s unlikely consumption of the nutrients at the levels reported in organic foods provide any extra health benefit. An important corollary is that organically produced foods are not inferior to conventionally produced foods with respect to their nutrient content.

What does this mean to the every day consumer? To me, this is just one study among many and while it’s good to know that, for example, the organic carrots may be similar to the non-organic carrots in nutrient respects, I will buy whichever is cheaper.

The bottom line is, we should be eating produce every day and meeting the recommended servings of vegetables (2-3 cups a day for the average adult).

Have a healthy and fit day!