These barbecue tacos are a great example of a satisfying and nutritious meal with a crunchy and refreshing coleslaw made with non-starchy vegetables mixed with smoky sweet barbecue sauce – the perfect combination.
We absolutely love the tacos at Nutrition Stripped, we have more recipes in this appetizer category than any of the others. We’re also fans of cooking simple and delicious home-made meals and those you want to prepare over and over again like grilled tacos.
Feeding yourself whole foods doesn’t have to be bland, boring, or complicated.
Enjoy this barbeque taco that makes the basic five nutritious meal
A basic five meal is any meal that contains all five of the elements in our basic five diet: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, and flavor factor.
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The Five Foundation supports you in nourishing your physical body so you can know what you’re eating, which is the first step in mindful eating. The rest is knowing how to eat and positively experience your food.
By including these five elements in your meal, you are supporting your physical body at the cellular level, ensuring that you are consuming the nutrients you need for sharp focus, calm digestion, lasting energy, sound sleep and long-term vitality and health.
Here’s what’s in these grilled tacos that make them the basic five nutritious meal:
1 • Non-starchy carbohydrates
- Green cabbage
- Purple cabbage
2 • starchy carbohydrates
3 • Healthy fats
4 • Protein
- Chicken (if a vegetarian option: use 1 15-ounce can of tofu or tempeh, or 2 cups of coarsely chopped hummus)
5 • the flavor factor
- Grill sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Dijon Mustard
- Celery seed