Apr. 26. 2021
These BBQ Tacos are a great example of a satisfying and nutritious meal with crunchy, tangy coleslaw made with non-starchy veggies mixed with a smokey sweet BBQ sauce — the perfect combination.
We absolutely love tacos at Nutrition Stripped, we have more recipes in that category for entrees than any other. We’re also huge fans of cooking meals from home that are simple, delicious, and ones you’ll want to make again and again like these BBQ tacos.
Nourishing yourself with whole foods doesn’t have to be bland, boring, or complicated.
Enjoy these BBQ Tacos that Make a Foundational Five Nourish Meal
A Foundational Five Nourish Meal is any meal that contains all 5 elements within our Foundational Five system: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the Flavor Factor.
If you’re not familiar with our Foundational Five system yet, you can download my free guide where I share more about it!
The Foundational Five supports you in nourishing your physical body so you can learn what to eat, which is the first step in mindful eating. The remainder is knowing how to eat and to experience your food positively.
By including these 5 elements in your meal, you’re supporting your physical body on a cellular level, ensuring you’re consuming the nutrients you need to have a sharp focus, calm digestion, lasting energy, sound sleep, and vibrant long-term health.
Here’s what’s in these BBQ Tacos that make it a Foundational Five Nourish Meal:
1 o Non-starchy Carbohydrate
- Green cabbage
- Purple cabbage
2 o Starchy Carbohydrate
- Corn tortillas
3 o Healthy Fat
- Olive oil
4 o Protein
- Chicken (if vegetarian option: use one 15-ounce package of tofu or tempeh or 2 cups coarsely chopped chickpeas)
5 o Flavor Factor
- BBQ sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Celery seeds
1 pound chicken (if vegetarian option: use one 15-ounce package of tofu or tempeh or 2 cups coarsely chopped chickpeas)
1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
1/4 large head green cabbage, core removed and finely diced
1/4 large head purple cabbage, core removed and finely diced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 large carrot, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1 cup ground masa
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon avocado oil