Hello! Who is keen to try some healthy taco shells recipe with carrots? Yep, Healthy carrot taco shells, shall we talk about that ?? Keep reading!
Bonjour Sweet friends! Carine here again with my obsession for clean food recipes. I must say I don’t regret my choice to blog full time for 3 years now. Since I decided to leave my office job – I was a (boring) business analyst in finance – and focus on my family and health I never felt so GREAT! Yesterday again I had a blood test and my diabetes is NOT back – diabetes really S**KS and I am glad I get rid of it! I must tell, sharing recipes on this blog turns me in a pretty damn healthy eater!
Seriously, I have to admit that I would never had the idea to create healthy taco shells recipe using carrots! Since diabetes knocked to my door after my pregnancy, I keep creating amazing healthy appetizers recipes. I have always been a huge bread lover. I bought tons of ready made taco shells, tortillas and all crap finger food from the store. But well, that was BEFORE and thanks GOD I am now on the clean eating path and feel super healthy. Well, I never give up on my LOVE of finger food : pizza, tacos and burgers are still on my menu each week BUT I am now creating healthy finger food that is actually good for my body. SO if you are like me – a finger food lover – but you need to cut on carbs and boost your veggie intake do not go further this carrot taco shell is for you!
SO now you probably want to ask me, are those healthy taco shells recipe complicate ? HELL NO! Should I remind you that I have got an excited 3 years old little girl on my feet all day – yes she don’t go for a nap anymore – so I don’t have time for long or complex healthy recipes.
You will never find those recipes on my blog.
I am all into HEALTHY + SIMPLE + TASTY (AND FUN). SO, all you need to make this healthy taco shells recipe are 4 ingredients (or 5 if you add salt). I used a mix of grated carrot that I lightly cooked in water for 5 minutes in my microwave until the veggie get soft and tender. ALERT! This is very important that you squeeze out all the extra water from the cooked carrots before combining with grated cheese and oat flour or it n’t work. I simply used some absorbent paper to dry out the cooked grated carrot but a clean towel will work well too well, if you are okay to color your towel in orange !! YEP! I did it and the towel is now used in my girl playroom for painting activities.
NEXT, you often ask me “Carine, what I can I do if I don’t have oat bran or if I eat gluten ? ” NO problem, I et you covered guys! This recipe works with almond meal too – almond flour/ground almonds heck! why people use so many different words for the same ingredient ???! it is way simple in French! Whatever those carrot taco shells are BOMB ! It is soft in the middle and crispy on the sides – even more when cooling down. My tips to create the most beautiful taco shells is to cool them on a beer bottle – any kind of bottle will work I just like a light beer on taco night! 🙂 This process give them a perfect taco shell shape plus it will avoid them to crack when filled. OH and YES!
I drink beer sometimes even if I had diabetes and it did not kill me – well, I prefer red wine as a French girl but sometimes a cold beer is refreshing! I don’t believe in strict diet – it never worked for me, I never lost a pound or fix my diabetes with diet. BUT since I simply eat clean 80% of the week and indulge 20% of the time I lost 6 pounds, reversed my diabetes and feel amazing. So YES each weekend I will have some less healthy food and it is what makes me happy and keep me healthy. You see, another reason to make those carrot taco shells to enjoy a beer.
I stuffed my healthy taco shells recipe with green salad, sprouts, grilled chicken and a drizzle of home made olive oil mayonnaise. Of course any regular taco filling will work very well with this recipe. I have always been a big fan of diced grilled beef in my tacos with red onion and capsicum and that is my other option. I love this recipe for dinner. It is simple, low carb and full of good complex carbs! I made 4 medium size taco shell of about 15 cm (6 inch) diameter.
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This recipe makes 4 medium size healthy taco shells. Nutrition panel is for one carrot taco shell.