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Wonderful Taco Recipes To Try At Home

Wonderful Taco Recipes To Try At Home

If you are looking for a meal to make that is quick, easy, and delicious, you can’t go wrong with tacos. Most people tend to buy the taco kits at their local grocery stores. But, this is a meal that you can really get creative with, and after a while, you will likely come up with your own favorite recipe and you won’t need to use the kits at all (unless of course you happen to be craving the flavor that you can only find in a taco kit). Here are some delicious taco recipes you will want to try.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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    Did you know that you can make awesome tacos in your slow cooker? This means that making them is going to be easier than ever. You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious taco filling, and then you simply put it into heated shells and serve. Cook chicken with beer, salsa verde, and your own favorite spices, and you have a terrific meal the whole family will love.

    2. Steak, Poblamo, and Mushroom Tacos

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      Here is a really interesting take on the traditional taco recipe. Instead of a taco shell, you will be using small chunks or strips of lean steak, and filling it with mushrooms and poblano for something really different and delicious. This is an awesome taste sensation that you just have to try.

      3. Breakfast Tacos

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        Have you ever thought about having tacos for breakfast? All you have to do is substitute traditional taco fillings for breakfast ingredients. Fill the shells with scrambled eggs, veggies, hash browns, and cheese, and you have a healthy and delicious breakfast that will be a nice change from cereal and toast, and it costs less than going to a restaurant to have a traditional breakfast that would include the same items.

        4. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

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          Everyone loves Jamaican jerk chicken, so just imagine how delicious it would be in a taco shell. These are made using two shells, one hard shell and one soft. It is best to put the ingredients inside the hard shell, coat that shell with cheese or a bean paste, and then stick the soft shell to the outside of the hard one.

          5. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

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            Sweet potatoes have become hugely popular, and can be used in just about any dish, including tacos. This particular dish combines sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and black beans for a unique flavor and texture. You can use either a soft or a hard shell, depending on your preference.

            6. Fish Tacos

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              Another interesting take on the traditional taco is the fish taco. Instead of ground beef, use flaked fish (any kind). Don’t forget to add some fresh mango-margarita salsa to give your tacos an extra flavor kick. Chipotle sauce is another option, and it will add a bit of spiciness to the dish.

              7. Flatbread Tacos

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                Who says you need to use taco shells to make tacos? Another option is to use flatbread (flattened dough made with flour, water and salt), and it will take your tacos to a whole other dimension. The flatbread will give tacos a unique texture, and you can add traditional taco fillings, or go for something different, such as a combination of chicken, bacon, and chipotle cream sauce.

                8. Veggie Tacos

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                  Vegetarians can enjoy tacos too, and there are plenty of ways to turn this dish into a vegetarian one. If you do want a meaty texture in the filling, use tofu, which will soak up the flavors of all of the other items that are cooked with it. Add some zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a delicious, meat-free meal.

                  Featured photo credit: @kevinv033 via flickr.com

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                  Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                  How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                  How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                  Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                  If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                  1. Breathe

                  The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                  Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                  2. Loosen up

                  After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                  Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                  3. Chew slowly

                  Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                  Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                  Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                  4. Let go

                  Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                  The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                  It’s not. Promise.

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                  Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                  Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                  21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                  5. Enjoy the journey

                  Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                  Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                  6. Look at the big picture

                  The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                  Will this matter to me…

                  • Next week?
                  • Next month?
                  • Next year?
                  • In 10 years?

                  Hint: No, it won’t.

                  I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                  Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                  7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                  You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                  Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                  8. Practice patience every day

                  Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                  Final thoughts

                  Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                  Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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