The one thing I've missed since giving up eating meat (besides Chick-fil-A) is eating tacos with meat in them. Ordering vegetable and fish tacos has been okay, but I used to make ground beef/turkey tacos all of the time for quick meals and I miss the flexibility that comes with ground crumbles. So last night, I had some tacos with ground crumbles.
Veggie crumbles, of course! While grocery shopping yesterday, I stumbled upon this Boaca veggie/vegan crumble item in the healthy frozen food section. I've been skeptical about trying foods that look like meat, other than veggie burgers, but I decided to give this a try.
And it cooked and operated just like ground meat would! I was so pleasantly surprised and excited to finally get some tacos like I used to make. I added the following ingredients to the veggie crumbles in a skillet with olive oil:
1 can of pinto beans
1 cup of cole slaw
1/2 cup of mango salsa
2 tablespoons of green salsa
Black pepper (sprinkled)
So yum! And I let it cook for about 10 minutes (or until all of the food items are cooked through).
I've really been making an effort to cut down on my bread intake because I think that's the only way I will lose these final few pounds I'm trying to shed. I love bread!!! So this is difficult, but I allow myself some form of bread once a week and cut it all other times. So, I put my taco mix on romaine lettuce pieces. Very similar to the lettuce wraps P.F. Chang's makes.
Yum! I topped my tacos with some avocado sauce/dressing and more mango salsa. And I'm so happy that these were so delicious! I'm going to use the taco mix for salads and more tacos throughout the week.