Posted in Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Awareness, Bone Health, Chronic Pain, Eat Healthy, Factor V Leiden, Inflammation, Life, OA, Osteonecrosis, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Taco Bowl 

When you have pain and inflammation like I do you learn what to eat and what to stay away from. I have learned to manage my pain by eating healthy .

With Bone problems I have tried many things but this way of eating is great 

It’s easy to eat healthy and use lots of spices to help that inflammation.

Listed below is a quick easy Taco Bowl
INGREDIENTS

Grilled Veggies

* ⅔ cup zucchini, halved and sliced

* ⅔ cup sliced bell peppers (red, green and yellow)

* ¼ red onion, thin sliced

* ⅔ cup sliced mushrooms

* 1 handful baby spinach, roughly chopped

* ¼ tsp salt

1 cup Morning star protein crumbles

Taco Rice & Beans

* 1⅓ cups cooked white or brown rice

* 1 can black beans or pinto beans rinsed and drained

* 3 tbsp taco sauce and what I do is take 

* 1 Tablespoon curcumin and 

* 1teaspoon garlic 

* 1 Tablespoon chili powder mix together and cook crumbles and beans in it

Toppings

* 1 vine-ripened tomato, chopped

* 1 handful baby spinach, roughly chopped

* 2-4 tbsp guacamole

* 2-4 tbsp salsa

* 2+ handfuls of tortilla chips

More Optional Toppings

* ¼ cup Daiya Mozzarella, Cheddar, or Pepperjack style shreds

* fresh lime juice or wedges

* extra taco sauce for drizzling

* jalapeño, thin sliced

* cilantro, chopped

* salsa baked tofu


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine cooked rice, rinsed black beans, and taco sauce and crumbles heat on top of stove on medium for 5 to 6 minutes 

2. Preheat grill or skillet (high heat). Spray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil (about 2-3 tsp.)

3. Cook bell pepper, red onion, and zucchini for about 4 min. 

4. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and cook for another 5-6 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add spinach and cook until just wilted.

5. To serve: Scoop ¾ cup of rice and bean mixture into a bowl and add ½ of the grilled veggies. 

6. Top with a handful of fresh greens (iceberg lettuce or spinach), fresh chopped tomato, 2 handfuls of crushed tortilla chips, 1-2 tbsp of guacamole, and 1-2 tbsp of salsa. 

7. Add any optional topping you desire (fresh cilantro, Daiya cheese, fresh lime juice, salsa baked tofu, extra taco sauce, etc….

Author:

The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile https://www.facebook.com/debbie.briglovichandio Main Blog www.ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/debbiea001 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debbiea_1962 and https://www.instagram.com/chronicallygratefulme Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l https://m.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAvn Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisAndBoneDiseaseAwareness/ Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessByDebla/ Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisEducation/ Facebook Link https://m.facebook.com/ChronicallyGrateful.Me/

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