Healthy Bison Fajitas

bison fajita 3I’m one of those people who gets big red meat cravings. I try not to overdo it…. and while sometimes nothing can beat a big, fatty, juicy burger…. I turn to bison when I’m trying to eat healthier. Bison is lower in calories and fat than beef. Top the fajita with some veggies and my favorite low-calorie tortillas, and you’ve got an extremely flavorful, healthy dish. Bison steak is sometimes hard to find… but go to your local butcher and they should have it. (Whole foods also has bison most of the time.)

The tacos makes enough for roughly 1 person.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 8oz sirloin bison steak
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Tortilla shells (try “La Tortilla Factory” low-calorie tortillas)
  • Romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Adobo seasoning
  • olive oil

bison fajita 2Put the sirloin steak in a ziploc bag. Mince the two cloves of garlic, and put it in the bag. Take the lemon and lime and squeeze the juice into the bag. Season the steak with salt, pepper, adobo seasoning… and one tablespoon of olive oil. Mix the marinade together. Make sure the steak is well seasoned and put the meat in the refrigerator for about an hour. (The longer you keep the steak in the fridge… the more flavor will be infused into it. However, an hour does the trick if you’re short on time.)

Slice the peppers, onion and avocado. Cut the lettuce into strips. Dice the tomato.

Heat a pan with olive oil. Put the peppers and onions in the pan and heat until they’re soft.

Heat another pan with oil. Drop the marinated steak in the pan, and cook to your desired doneness. (I prefer medium rare) Remove from heat, and let the steak rest for a few minutes. Then Slice into half inch slices.

bison fajita tacoHeat your tortillas in the oven, microwave or stove (just put the tortillas right in an ungreased pan). They will be a little crispier in the oven or on the stove… and softer if you use the microwave.

Build the fajita with the peppers and onions, bison steak, avocado, lettuce, tomato. If you like your food spicy, add your favorite hot sauce!! Great summer option for lunch or dinner.

 

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Thyme & Honey Glazed Carrots

glazed carrots finishedHi everyone! it’s been awhile since my last post, but I’m back with some spring recipe ideas! The weather is warmer… and apparently that means my recipe block is over. I thought I’d start with a sweet side you can bring to any spring picnic. These carrots can be served hot or cold, so you don’t have to worry about them sitting out. They’re also super quick and easy to make.

 

 

What you’ll need:IMG_2300

  • 1 bunch of medium-sized carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Fresh or dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Place the carrots in a large saucepan with a lid. Fill the pan with half an inch of water. Season with salt and pepper. Turn your stove on high or medium-high and let the carrots steam uIMG_2301ntil soft. (This takes roughly 10 minutes, but continue to check every few minutes so they cook to your desired softness.) Add more water if needed. When tender, drain any remaining water. Add the olive oil, honey and a few healthy dashes of thyme (or sprigs if using fresh thyme). Sauté the carrots until glazed.

Enjoy! These carrots will be a hit at any summer party or cookout!