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Pork Tacos

Pork Tacos

2 ½ OZ. PROTEIN*, 1 VEGGIE, 1 DAIRY, AND 1 CARB

Ingredients:

  • 1½ tbsp ancho chili powder

  • ½ tsp dried oregano

  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Pinch of allspice

  • 2½ oz - pork tenderloin, cut into 1/3" cubes

  • 1 medium white onion, chopped

  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar

  • 5 tbsp minced cilantro

  • 2 ½ oz fat free shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 warmed 6" fat-free tortilla

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients.

  2. Add the pork, onion, vinegar & ¼ cup of the cilantro and mix well.

  3. At this point you may either cover and refrigerate the pork in the marinade for up to an hour or continue to the next step.

  4. In a large non-stick skillet, add the pork and stir-fry over moderately high heat until browned outside and just cooked through.

  5. Transfer the pork to a colander to drain, then sprinkle with the cheese and the remaining 1 tbsp of cilantro.

  6. Place the pork on the warmed tortilla and serve with sautéed onions, lettuce, tomatoes or pico de gallo.

Savory Acorn Squash

Savory Acorn Squash

1 DAIRY AND 1 CARB PER SERVING

Ingredients:

  • ½ small acorn squash

  • 2½ oz fat free cheese, cubed or shredded

  • cinnamon (to taste)

  • black pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Cut squash in half length-ways and scoop out the seeds. Cover 2nd half in plastic wrap and save for another recipe.

  3. Put the squash cut side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  4. Place in the oven for approx 30-40 minutes or until the squash is soft.

  5. Remove from the oven and turn (Careful, it will be hot); if it doesn't sit flat on the cookie sheet, you may need to trim enough off the bottom so it does.

  6. Fill the cavity with 2½ oz cheese & sprinkle with pepper and cinnamon.

  7. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for approx 5-10 minutes.

  9. You may either eat out of the shell or, using a large spoon, scoop the squash and cheese out.