One of the biggest reasons we fail at diets is because we get bored, then indulge and rationalize how much you can eat. The key to eating right is learning how to make substitutions and adjusting how you cook so the food retains its’ tastiness while making your meals more nutrient dense.
I know a lot of diet guidelines urge you to make everything fat-free. Doing this in practice made me want to punch people because I was constantly HANGRY. Consuming healthy fats at every meal kept me full all day. Contrary to popular belief, consuming saturated fats from avocado or coconut doesn’t raise your cholesterol or triglyceride levels. More on this in a future post.
Substitutions & Additions
- Greek yogurt for sour cream
- Add kale to sautéed meat
- To make it paleo:
- use butter lettuce or baby romaine leaves instead of tortillas
- use avocado oil/ghee/coconut oil instead of vegetable oil
Meal Kit Box: Marley Spoon
This recipe is from my first Marley Spoon box. The meal delivery boxes have been great at introducing new recipes and veggies to my repertoire, it even helped with weight loss since the recipes are portion-controlled.
I liked that the instructions tell you to brush oil on the tortillas and bake them instead of frying. I didn’t have a brush so I used an oil sprayer to lightly mist the tortillas with avocado oil. This gets you the crunchiness of the tostadas without having the tortillas swimming in a vat of oil. Side note, the chorizo that came in the Marley Spoon box was so much tastier than what I used to buy at the Mexican market, not as greasy either.