The health kick continues…
When my husband has to dine with a client, which doesn’t happen very often, my daughters and I get particularly creative in the kitchen. We try things that he might turn his nose up at. There are just some things that we’ll enjoy that he’d…upon first sight….would look at me like I had two heads, with horns on each.
Last night was one of those “girls only” nights, so I tried something I’d been wanting to try for a while now. I bought a box of Boca Burger Ground Burger, my favorite brand of taco shells, (which might surprise you – more on that later), a jar of Pace Picante Sauce, cilantro, a package of taco seasoning mix, finely shredded cheddar, chopped chives, and shredded lettuce.
I warmed up the ground Boca burger in a skillet sprayed with cooking oil, then I seasoned it with the taco seasoning mix. I added a little cilantro and Pace Picante Sauce. After warming the shells in the oven, I assembled the tacos – ground Boca burger, shredded lettuce, cheese, and chives. I usually use chopped green onions on tacos, but I thought the chives might be a cool change-up. They were.
The tacos were sensational! I knew my daughter Brittany, who happens to be a vegetarian and huge Boca fan, would love them – but I had no idea how much the rest of us (as in me, Emily, and Stephany – meat lovers and totally unfamiliar with Boca) would love them. They were incredibly delicious.
I can’t explain it, but eating a meal that’s light and health-friendly like this one leaves you feeling better than a fatty, through the roof with calories meal does. In fact, an hour after eating, Stephany and I went for a walk. Most meals leave you feeling way too weighed down to even think about walking.
As I was eating my Boca Tacos, with an s as in plural, I was already thinking of other ways to use the ground Boca: Chili, taco burgers, Manwiches, mixed with tomato sauce and stuffed in pitas, etc. The possibilities are endless.
I also intend to check out the rest of Boca’s line of products – as well as the other brands of red meat alternatives.
Oh, yeah – my favorite Taco Shells. This one is kind of surprising, because I’m all about getting name brand foods….If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a gazillion times – you get what you pay for. But, in a big fat exception, I love love love Wal-Mart’s brand of taco shells. They’re crunchy rather than gummy like some of the other brands. I like their texture, and their flavor, to me, is much closer to the ones you get in an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Some day, I’m going to buy a box of each of the brands and conduct a little taste test. I’m pretty certain the Wal-Mart brand will win, but I’d like to see for sure!
Have a great day – and make it a point to try out something new and healthy. You may just surprise yourself!