Recipe: Turkey Tacos with Plantain Tortillas

This recipe might look like it has a lot going on, but it can truly be thrown together in under 30 minutes, and is oh so tasty. Between the spicy ground turkey, the tangy lime-yogurt sauce, and the sweet tortillas, these have an incredible amount of flavor!

This recipe is paleo (or primal) friendly, grain free, and macro friendly as well. Let us know if you give them a try!

TURKEY TACOS WITH PLANTAIN TORTILLAS AND LIME YOGURT 

 

TO MAKE THE TORTILLAS:

You'll need:

  • Two large plantains, about 380g  (the riper they are, the sweeter they'll be)
  • One whole egg
  • 1 TB Avocado Oil
  • Pinch of salt

Do this:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Peel the plantains and toss them into a food processor with all other ingredients and pulse until smooth.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper and give the paper a light mist of olive oil.
  • Spoon batter into circles, using back of spoon to spread them out and make quite thin. They won't change size much in the oven so make them any size you like! We made ours about 4 to 6 inches across.
  • Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until edges are browned.

TO MAKE THE TURKEY:

You'll need:

  • 1 lb ground Turkey (can substitute ground beef or any other meat!)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (we like fire roasted)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • Spice mix:
    • 1 TB Chili Powder
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 tsp oregano
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper

Do this:

  • Warm olive oil in skillet or pan
  • Add in diced onion, and sauté on medium heat until transparent, about 5-8 minutes
  • Add in ground meat, break it up with spoon and begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Toss in spice mix, and stir to combine. Allow spices and meat to continue to brown and cook for about 5 minutes, or until almost all the way cooked through
  • Pour in diced tomatoes, mix. Allow mixture to simmer for another 5 minutes, or until completely cooked through.

TO BUILD THE TACOS:

You'll need (optional):

  • Limes
  • Cabbage or greens
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Yogurt-lime sauce (if you tolerate it):
    • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, mixed with juice from half a lime
  • Cilantro
  • White rice (if you tolerate it)

Do this:

Start with your homemade tortillas and add in your spiced meat mixture. Top with greens or white rice, a dollop of salsa and your yogurt lime sauce, some diced fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime and a dash of hot sauce! Flavor city, here you come!

Also great without tortillas, made into either a large salad or rice bowl, depending on your preferences. 

Enjoy!

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Recipes: Paleo and Macro Friendly Cinnamon Chocolate Muffins

Hi friends! Taylor here. As some of you may know, I've been experimenting with Flexible Dieting (or IIFYM) since the beginning of the year. I've been under the watchful care of the coaches of Working Against Gravity, and I will have a detailed post on my experience for you all to read soon enough! 

For now, I thought I'd share a recipe for some easy-peasy and oh-so-yummy treats that are both Paleo and relatively macro friendly.  I know- you think "IIFYM" and you think of athletes eating doughnuts, Pop Tarts, fat free cheese and other frankenfoods that are "allowed" on the program.. But I'm here to tell you that this CAN be done eating WHOLE FOODS and no junk. (Again, I will address this in my IIFYM specific post, coming soon). 

These tasty treats are adapted from The Paleo Kitchen by Juli Bauer and George Bryant. I opted to make them into individual muffins instead of a loaf so that portions (and macros) are easier to track. Be sure to let us know if you make them! 

CINNAMON CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS

Preheat oven to 350°. Drop paper liners into your muffin tin.

What you'll need:

  • 4 medium bananas (the riper the better)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter (melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (optional)

How to make it happen:

  1. Combine the bananas, eggs, butter, and almond butter in a mixing bowl with a hand mixer until combined.
  2. Add in coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and honey and mix until combined. 
  3. Spoon the batter into muffin tin as evenly as possible. Should yield about 15 muffins.
  4. Top muffins with chocolate chips (optional).
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Remove from tin and let cool on plate or cooling rack.

Note: My batch came out to 5f 10c 3p per muffin. Depending on a few of your ingredients and total yield, your macros may shift slightly, so be sure to enter your ingredients into your own tracker to be sure your batch is accurate. 


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Five Ingredient & Five Minute Paleo Ice Cream

This dairy and refined sugar free Paleo "ice cream" is super easy, requires no ice cream machine, and can be ready in under 5 minutes. It also happens to be delicious, so we hope you try it out!

Note: This recipe does require a couple ingredients that are either frozen or refrigerated:  

When your bananas start to turn brown, peel them, break them up and toss them in the freezer!  They make a great addition to smoothies, and are excellent to just have on hand for other yummy snacks, like this one.

We also recommend always keeping a can of coconut milk or coconut cream in your fridge, just in case you need it for a recipe that requires it to be chilled (lots of recipes do). You can purchase coconut cream at Trader Joes, or you can make your own by leaving a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight, then gently skimming the cream off the top. (The water and cream seperate when refrigerated).

 

EASY PALEO CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

1 or 2 frozen Bananas 

Half a can of cold Coconut Cream

2 Spoonfuls of Cocoa Powder

1 Spoonful of Almond Butter

Two spoonfuls of Cacao Nibs (optional)

A small squeeze of Honey (optional). Toss all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (It should be the consistency of soft serve ice cream). Top with cacao nibs, paleo whipped cream, fresh berries, or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!

Note: Because there are no preservatives in this ice cream, it will freeze rock solid. Leave it on the counter for 20 minutes, or place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften it up!

 

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