Alkaline Mexican Fajitas
You’ll Love these Alkaline Fajitas!
Alkaline Fajitas are one dish I can always make alkaline…because I can control the ratios of veggies to meat and tortillas. It’s a super simple meal because I already have the veggies cut up in my salad bar box.
All that’s left to make alkaline fajitas is create the marinade (I love this one so much I always have some in the fridge or freezer), making sure I have enough time to marinade my meat (at least an hour) and then stir-frying my veggies and throwing it all together. I love to put fresh thinly shredded cabbage and fresh homemade pico de gallo on my fajitas. Did you know pico de gallo means “little rooster”? Interesting!
There are several ways to do the meat and you can use any meat you like..please choose a high-quality meat, you know, grass fed beef or free range organic chicken or grass fed pork (if you must eat pork). After you marinade the meat for at least an hour:
- Grill it on the barbie or on a skillet. The heat should be high so you quickly sear the outside, get it hot and leaf the inside a little on the pink (for beef) cook completely through for chicken or shrimp.
- Leave the meat in the marinade, put in an oven-proof pot with a tight lid and cook until tender.
- Slice your meat thin, then marinade and then stir fry with your veggies. This is a super quick way.
Important! When you stir fry your alkaline fajita veggies (and/or meat) Please, Please, Please don’t use olive oil! I know…”they” say it’s healthy and all the important chefs cook with olive oil…but what they dont’ tell you is that olive oil is damaged by high heat and becomes a toxic fat. So use olive oil for after things are cooked….over cooked veggies or on a salad or on pasta after it comes out of the water. Don’t cook with olive oil. Use grapeseed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil but not olive oil! OK?
Stir fry your veggies quickly so they still have a bit of a “crunch” to them.
The marinade is inspired by the pioneer woman…with a few changes to make it a little healthier. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/beef-fajitas/
Alkaline Fajitas made with this marinade have lots of health benefits.
First of all the peppers are high in vitamin C and the onions and garlic are great anticancer foods. Of course your meats (if you choose high quality meat) are good for building muscle and repairing organs.
Limes have an amazing health profile. If you crave salt you should definitely be eating more natural sodium from limes, lemons and celery. Limes have a nutrient density of 42, they are high in vitamin C and they have powerful antimicrobial and anticancer compounds. World’s Healthiest Foods describes how science validates lime’s powerful healing ability.
Of special interest in limes have been flavonoids called flavonol glycosides, including many kaempferol-related molecules. While these flavonoids have been shown to stop cell division in many cancer cell lines, they are perhaps most interesting for their antibiotic effects. In several villages in West Africa where cholera epidemics had occurred, the inclusion of lime juice during the main meal of the day was determined to have been protective against the contraction of cholera.(1)
If you have high cholesterol, arthritis or kidney stones the high sodium in limes is your friend. Natural sodium breaks up calcium deposits and cholesterol.
One of the many causes of arthritis is an excess of uric acid that builds up in the body. Uric acid is one of the waste products that normal urination will clear out of the body, but unfortunately, when too much builds up, it can make the pain and inflammation from arthritis even worse. The citric acid found in citrus fruits like limes is a solvent in which uric acid can dissolve, increasing the amounts that are eliminated in the urine. Citrus fruits in general have anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used for a number of inflammation issues. (2)
Limes are also great for their high vitamin C to help your immune system resist all the viruses and bacteria we breathe and touch as we walk through life.
Cumin resonates with me every time I smell it! I can’t get enough of this digestive aid which is also beneficial for memory, stress relief, diabetes and more! (3)
(1) Limes, World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=27
(2) Health Benefits of Lime: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lime.html
(3) health Benefits of Cumin: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-cumin.html
Enjoy your Fajitas!
Nice and Spicey Lime Marinade or Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup grapeseed or avocado oil
- 3 Tablespoons Braggs Amino Acids or Wheat Free Tamari
- 1/3 cup Fresh Lime juice
- 3 cloves fresh garlic (very garlicky)
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 Tablespoon organic chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt fine grind - can use Himalayan or Real Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white ground pepper
- 1 Tablespoon raw local honey can use coconut sugar
- Mix all together well, pour over meat and marinade for at least 1 hour to overnight. I like to make a double batch so it's always available for marinade or salad dressing.