Sometimes I feel like I’m a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of my family’s favorite dishes is tacos — here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.
When you’re craving Mexican food, tacos top the list of need-to-have foods. With some simple swaps, tacos can be part of a healthy diet — read through our tips to find out how to order (or make them yourself).
This is a day to honor the hard work you’ve done, so who wants to cook something lavish? Take it easy with this versatile chicken wrap. Use leftover chicken breast and whatever veggies you have on hand. If you’re feeding the family, get the kids to put together their own combinations. This will cut down on the “I don’t like this or that” battle and make your day that much easier.
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You can use them in soup, dip, salad, drinks and, heck, even ice cream. Avocados are certainly a wonder fruit (yep, they’re a fruit). With such versatility, we can’t help but like them, but add their health benefits to the list and we’re in love.
Fish tacos are fresh, delicious and easy to prepare. Mix it up by using different kinds of firm fish such as halibut, mahi mahi or cod. Try soft corn tortillas instead of flour and experiment with different kinds of salsa. Green Mountain Gringo is one of my store-bought favorites, or you can make your own. A bright pineapple salsa or tangy salsa verde made with tomatillos would be a fabulous topper.