We are entering week 2 of the 28-Day Healthier You Challenge!
So far we have talked about the benefits of keeping a food journal, replacing unhealthy temptations with healthy ones, adding variety and finding new ways to eat healthy, using spices instead of salt to season foods, staying properly hydrated with something like fruited water, stopping eating a few hours before bed, and figuring out your emotional triggers. All of these are tiny changes, but when added together can really lead to a healthier you!
Day 8 Mini-Challenge: Brush your teeth after every meal.
While oral health is tied to physical health, that is not why I made this today’s challenge. This challenge has some psychological background. I used to have a neighbor who once she brushed and flossed at night, nothing could tempt her to indulge. Even creme brulee topped with raspberries, a dessert I used to make WAY too much.
If you brush your teeth after each and every meal you will be less tempted to snack!
If this mini-challenge is not enough to get you to brush after every meal, consider some of these 25-reasons you should be brushing more.
For today’s recipe, I tried to think of something that I can almost never stop eating: Crock Pot Pork Tacos with Fresh Pico
If I don’t brush my teeth I eat until it huts because they just taste soooo good.
The fresh and light taste of the pico adds to the sweet juicy pork, and the crisp corn tortilla and creamy avocado makes for a little fiesta in my mouth!
- 1 recipe of sweet and spicy pulled pork
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 medium jalapeno Adjust according to spice tolerance and preference
- Corn tortillas
- Cheddar cheese
- Sour Cream
- Mix together pork sauce, and put roast in crockpot with sauce over top. Cook on low 8-10 hours, and shred.
- Cut and chop ingredients for pico, mix with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend
- Heat a griddle to 300 degrees, and put corn tortillas on top, top with cheese, and pork. Let cook until outsides crisp up. You can use cooking oil or butter on outside of shell to crisp up faster if desired.
- Serve with fresh pico, sour cream, avocados, and other favorite toppings!
This is a crowd pleaser. We frequently make this for guests and family. And can you see why? It is amazing! Great served with a salad with a creamy tomatilla dressing, corn, beans, and rice.