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Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe

Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN


Spice up your Mediterranean diet with these Peri Peri Chicken Tacos, a vibrant fusion of fiery African flavors and heat. The peri peri sauce, with its rich history dating back centuries in South Africa, adds a delicious zing to this dish. But beyond the taste, it also boasts the benefits of fermentation. This process increases the bioavailability of nutrients and creates good bacteria, supporting gut health and overall well-being. You can check out my homemade fermented hot sauce if you wanna make your own gut-health hot sauce.



Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Why You Should Try This Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe?


Grain-free and Dairy-Free: This recipe is allergen-friendly and embraces alternative options like almond flour tortillas, keeping your dish light and suitable for dietary restrictions.

Protein-packed: Grilled chicken thighs offer a satisfying protein punch, keeping you fuller for longer and supporting muscle growth and repair.

Quick and easy: Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, offering a healthy and flavorful alternative to takeout.




Ingredients For One Serving :


Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

  • 2 Almond flour tortillas ( I love using the Trader Joe's Brand )

  • Peri peri hot sauce (to taste) I also got mine from Trader Joe's. You can find the link here

  • 5 oz Grilled chicken thighs, boneless and skinless

  • 1 cup Mini cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp Toasted pepita seeds

  • 1/4 Avocado, sliced

  • Parsley, for garnish











Total Nutrition:

Calories: 450 per serving ( two tacos)

Protein: 46 grams.

Fat: 33 grams

Carbohydrates: 23 grams

Fiber: 9 grams.

*Disclaimer: This analysis provides a rough estimate and may vary slightly based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and preparation methods.



Directions:

  1. Heat the almond flour tortillas according to package instructions.

  2. Using a fork, smash your avocado on the tortilla.

  3. Place your grilled chicken thighs. You can toss them in the sauce for a more intense flavor.

  4. Top with cherry tomatoes, pepita seeds, and a sprinkle of parsley.

  5. Finish off with your Peri Peri sauce







Mediterranean Diet Peri Peri Chicken Tacos: Grain & Dairy-Free Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Some Nutrition Benefits of This Recipe:

Healthy eating can and should be fun and joyful and this recipe is a great example.


Fiber: Almond flour tortillas provide more fiber than traditional tortillas, aiding digestion and promoting satiety.

Healthy fats: Avocados and pepita seeds offer good fats, supporting heart health and nutrient absorption.

Protein: Chicken provides essential amino acids for building and maintaining muscle tissue.

Antioxidants: Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene, protecting cells from damage.

Vitamins and minerals: Chicken, tomatoes, and avocados offer various vitamins and minerals, contributing to overall health.


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