Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos.
This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is all about the TACOS – and just in time for Taco Tuesday! If you are taco lover, we got dozens and dozens of creative, healthy, mouthwatering recipes for you from our dietitian and healthy living bloggers (click on The Recipe ReDux logo below to see them all.)
Now, my entry may not be all that unique but I challenged myself to see how many veggies (and fruit) I could jam into a taco. Turns out it’s a rainbow’s worth equaling EIGHT types of fruit and vegetables in this recipe.
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Tacos are a part of our weekly dinner rotation – they’re versatile, convenient and as this recipe showcases, a great way to get more vegetables and fruit into your and your family’s diet. If you want to stick with the rainbow theme, here are some ideas to get a food of every color (save blue – no naturally blue foods in nature) into your taco:
Red: tomatoes, red sweet peppers, strawberries
Orange: orange sweet peppers, oranges, carrots, butternut squash
Yellow: mango, yellow sweet peppers, pineapple
Green: avocados, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, broccoli
Purple: purple cabbage, red onions
White: onions, mushrooms
My 9-year daughter has decided she likes shrimp again (whoot!) so that’s why I used them as the protein source – not to mention they are one of my all time fav foods. Feel free to swap the shrimp for:
Salmon (or other firm fish like cod or tilapia)
Shredded chicken or pork
And if you read our blog at all, you know that I’ll roast just about anything so I decided to roast the shrimp with the cabbage. (Side note: roasted cabbage is a life changer like in this Roasted Cabbage Carrot Fried Rice and this Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad.) Definitely worth the extra 5 minutes of cooking time vs. cooking stove top!
What do you like in your tacos?