There is so much pressure to always come up with the next fantastic low carb replacement, and you know what? Let’s go back to basics here for a second. Keto Tacos are whats for dinner tonight in the FatForWeightLoss Kitchen.
Many people have recipes that replace taco shells, bread, tortillas and other such carb-laden goodies, but aren’t these foods part of the problem with why we started the ketogenic diet in the first place?
They are seriously gateway foods to a slippery slope into over-consumption. Once you make a delicious batch of keto chocolate chip cookies, yes these are a far better option than the ones you’d buy from your grocery store, but if you eat the entire batch before it even gets to the cookie jar, do you feel any better?
This post is not to cast blame anyone.. this post is highlighting the fact that we’ve lost touch with what we have around us.
On the ketogenic diet, vegetables become a great option to replace carbohydrates instead of eating corn, grains or prepackaged “carbage”. You could even use a keto cheese shell, which is melted cheese in the pan, but my preferred way is just to keep it simple.
One of the biggest barriers to being consistent to the ketogenic diet in the long term is simplicity. When you feel like you “have” to make these laborious recipes just to simply make a sandwich, maybe we’re going about it the wrong way.
I interviewed Dr Ken Berry the other day live on Facebook and Instagram, and we highlighted the fact that not only does food need to be simple, but it can be very easy.
Dr. Berry spoke about an interesting concept, which I totally agree with. That is “You don’t have to eat the most expensive ingredients to live a healthy life”. I fully stand behind this statement and often get tripped up with this myself.
Cheap, simple ingredients will suffice 99% of the time. Don’t waste your money on expensive products, supplements or replacements. Its a lie that needs to be talked about, and we’re starting this conversation now!
I’ve shown that you can eat a ketogenic diet on as little as $2 per day, and Dr. Berry also noted that you could eat keto by simply eating hotdogs and mustard. I’m not saying you “Should” do this because many people have a little more to spend on food than that, however, the concept is still the same.
Don’t get sucked into the belief that there is a magic pill that will reverse the years of metabolic damage. Nothing that is achieved easily is worth fighting for. As I have experienced, you should fight for your health, and results will come by working hard every single day towards your goal, not by shortcutting the process. Those results were not hard to get, and are even easier to lose.
So, this recipe is a dedication to all those who want their simple meals back. Dam, lettuce isn’t that expensive, and it’s a great option to wrap anything in.
- 250 g Ground Beef 1/2 lb
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 6 large Lettuce Leaves
- 2 tbsp Sour Cream
- 2 oz Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 Avocado sliced
- Heat a frying pan to medium heat, and place ground beef into the pan.
- Add olive oil, cumin and paprika, cooking for 5-10 mins, until brown.
- Slice the tomato into wedges, and the avocado into slices.
- Once the beef is cooked, place the beef, tomato and avocado into the lettuce leaves.
- cover with grated cheese, sour cream and a dash of extra paprika (optional).
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