It would only be appropriate that my first recipe on Stirlist would be dedicated to tacos. I seriously love tacos and I could probably eat them every single day of my life. In fact, if I was headed to the electric chair I would choose tacos as my last meal because I love them THAT much. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but seriously….did I mention I love tacos?
The problem with most tacos is that they can be high in fat, calories, and sodium (a fancy word for salt). After being diagnosed with high blood pressure 2 years ago, I knew that watching my sodium intake was going to be a priority. Even though I have a family history of the disease, I know that diet & exercise play a huge role in managing my blood pressure. This is why I started to follow the DASH diet. DASH stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension and was recently voted the #1 Diet by US News & World Report. I knew that in order to decrease the sodium content in my favorite mexican dishes, I had to replace it with something else. Juice from lemons, limes, or oranges are a great way to add flavor to your dishes especially if you are looking to decrease your salt intake.
Why corn tortillas? Um, hello…have you tasted them? I definitely prefer the taste of corn tortillas over flour any day. And I love these small corn tortillas because they are about 60 calories each and contain very little sodium. It’s little swaps like these that can make big changes in your health!