A few years ago, I made the choice to eat a gluten-free diet. Within weeks I began to see a significant increase in my energy level (which I need a lot of to keep up with 6 kiddos), improvement in my digestive system, and I just felt good overall. I was only 9 weeks postpartum and I felt better after having my fifth baby than I did after having my first, second, third, and fourth! I was so happy I never turned back.
My decision to eat gluten-free stems from my risk of developing Type II diabetes. In an attempt to ward off diabetes, I work hard to exercise daily, limit stress, and keep my simple carbohydrates at a minimum. Instead of replacing wheat breads and simple carbohydrates with gluten-free versions, I try to cut them out or significantly reduce the amount I eat. I had to start thinking “outside the box.” I started replacing some carbs with a healthier option. One of my favorite replacements is good old romaine lettuce.
In this dish, we ditch the corn for something greener. For our family night, sometimes we skip the taco shells and eat taco boats. My kids love it. I don’t miss the taco shells with these Tango Taco Boats. The filling is hearty and a tad bit spicy so I welcome the cool, refreshing crunch of the romaine lettuce. They are fun to fill and healthy to eat. I like to fill them and fold them over like a soft shell taco. Make sure you have a few napkins handy! enJOY!