HEALTHY (PALEO) INDIAN TACOS
I think you’ll enjoy these Healthy (Paleo) Indian Tacos!
I grew up enjoying Indian Tacos! I am status Metis, one of three indigenous people of Canada. So I love these Healthy (Paleo) Indian Tacos! I did not grow up on a reserve. But we celebrated my mother’s culture at home. She introduced us at a very young age to Indian fry bread. It was a part of our family tradition.
Every summer I try to attend one of our many powwows. Every powwow has at least one vendor making Indian Tacos. They go by a variety of names, depending on the local indigenous people. They can be called Navaho, Metis, Ojibwa, Mohawk tacos, to name but a few. The name reflects the indigenous tribe celebrating their family recipe. Even Martha Stewart has a recipe for “fry bread” and refers to them as Indian Tacos in her recipe description.
Bannock, also known as Indian fry bread, is the foundation of this popular and tasty dish. The way it is served varies from region to region and different tribes have different family recipes. In Canada, Scottish fur-traders introduced their fried wheat bread to our First Nations people. Our indigenous people took the recipe, used cornflour instead of wheat as a base ingredient, and fried it in pork fat. In the USA Navajo fry bread originated 144 years ago when the USA government forced their indigenous, Arizona people to re-locate 300 miles away to New Mexico.
The taco can be made with various proteins including ground buffalo, beef, chicken, turkey, and even vegetarian meat. You can include any combination of taco toppings you desire, such as lettuce, broccoli coleslaw, chilis, salsa, etc.
This recipe calls for a thinner fry bread that can be bent to pick up and eat!
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) INDIAN TACOS?
The main flavors of these Healthy (Paleo) Indian Tacos are spiciness from the taco spice and hint of sweetness from the coconut cream.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY PALEO INDIAN TACOS?
Almond flour is a nutritious and healthy alternative to wheat flour that can provide a range of health benefits. However, like any other food, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a Paleo balanced diet. It is made of ground almonds and has a nutty flavor and a slightly sweet taste.
When it comes to nutrition, almond flour is a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It is also low in carbohydrates, making it a suitable option for those who follow a low-carb diet. A quarter cup of almond flour contains around 14 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and only 6 grams of carbohydrates.
Almond flour is also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage, while magnesium and potassium are important minerals that play a role in various bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation.
For Paleo dieters, coconut flour is a popular alternative to wheat flour in gluten-free and low-carb baking. It is made by grinding the meat of the coconut into a fine powder. Coconut flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, making it a nutritious addition to your diet.
One-quarter cup (30 grams) of coconut flour provides about 120 calories, 4 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of fat, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are a type of saturated fat that are easily digested and used for energy in the body. Coconut flour also contains iron, potassium, and small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.
Because coconut flour is so high in fiber, it can help regulate blood sugar levels, aid in digestion, and promote feelings of fullness. However, because it is low in carbohydrates, it may not be the best choice for athletes or those with high energy demands. If you are looking to incorporate coconut flour into your diet, be sure to experiment with different recipes and serving sizes to find what works best for you.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) INDIAN TACOS?
There are several tastes and flavors moving through these Healthy (Paleo) Indian Tacos. However, the predominant tastes are spiciness due to the taco seasoning and the slight hint of sweetness from the coconut cream. A glass of rosé wine with a hint of sweetness is ideal This hint of sweetness will offset the spiciness bringing harmony to the palate, while also matching the sweetness in the coconut cream.
WHAT OTHER HEALTHY (PALEO) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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WHAT ARE THE NEEDED EQUIPMENT AND UTENSILS?
Food processor or mixer