by Christine Hunt
Our bodies need fat but if we are eating animal products like beef, chicken, pork or dairy at every meal our bodies are being overloaded. The best fats come from vegetables, beans and seeds. Their Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are better balanced for our bodies. They are also absorbed more readily.
Here is a great meat substitute for one of America’s favorite Mexican dishes – fajitas. The Portobello mushrooms have a firm, meaty texture are just as filling as meat and don’t contain the fat.
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
splash of water, (about 3 tablespoons)
2 large Portobello mushroom caps, thickly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 large roasted red pepper, sliced
3 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
corn or whole wheat flour tortillas
salsa or lime wedges
Over medium-high heat, sauté the onion until it turns a rich, dark brown color. Add splash of water and quickly stir. the liquid will evaporate in just a few seconds. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the Portobellos and garlic and sauté until the mushrooms glisten and lose their raw, whitish appearance. Add the cumin and chili powder; sauté for 15 to 30 more seconds. Remove the pan from the heat. Immediately add the roasted red peppers and cilantro. Serve with tortillas as well as salsa or lime wedges.
NOTE: You may use red and/or green peppers in place of the roasted red peppers. In order to keep the calories at a minimum hold the sour cream and cheese.
You may add fresh tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, black beans or other fun, salad type veggies to add more bulk and flavor.
To avoid GMOs and gluten, look for tortillas made from brown rice or quinoa. You may find them in the frozen food aisle of the Natural Foods section of the grocery store or in Health Food Stores.
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Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner and has found that working with the whole person by combining mind/body work, dietary adjustments and movement provides her clients with the tools they need to lose weight (and keep it off) and positively transform their lives. Contact her for a free, 15 minute consultation to learn why what she does works when other methods have failed.
Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, Neal D. Barnard, M.D.