If you made me choose my all-time favorite salad…
Why would you make me do that?? Ok but if I was really forced to pick a favorite it would have to be taco salad with grass-fed beef.
Before I adopted the Just-Eat-Real-Food philosophy, I never ate red meat. I had a false belief that red meat was unhealthy, and I blame that misconception on the way red meat has been vilified by mainstream media. For years we’ve been told to avoid and limit red meat, but new research is causing nutritional experts to backtrack and even reverse those recommendations.
But what I learned and found fascinating is that with meat, source really matters–like a lot. Cows are designed to be grass-eating machines, and meat and dairy from cows that are allowed to do what nature built them to do are exponentially more healthy for us, and for the environment.
Grass-fed beef is more expensive than conventional, but protein is something I prioritize for sure because it has the biggest impact in my eyes. I try to buy organic produce as often as is possible, but if I had to choose whether to put my money towards animal protein or produce, meat and dairy would win every time.
That’s why I’m sort of obsessed with grass-fed ground beef (don’t judge me for my unique obsessions 😆). It is sooo versatile and “dinner-in-a-rush-friendly.” Plus, it’s very affordable compared to other cuts of beef.
And the flavor is incredible, especially when it’s browned up with warming, taco-inspired spices and piled over an overflowing plate of fresh veggies.
This taco salad is EVERYTHING and checks all the dinnertime boxes:
☑Comfort food that is insanely delicious
☑Simple to throw together
☑Great for your body
☑Loved by picky eaters young and old
I’ve recently partnered with Earth Fare which I’m very excited about (to say I’m a “frequent” shopper is a massive understatement). Head on over to their blog to get this easy recipe!
Don't let me do all the talking! Let me know what you think in the comments.