The Fajita is one of the most iconic of Mexican dishes. The bold taste, colors and the sizzling aroma as your Fajita comes to your table can improve any one’s day. As the Fajita is one of the more popular Mexican dishes, you might be interested to know that it also has a number of health benefits. That’s right! Fajitas are not just tasty but they are also healthy. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to share the different elements of a Fajita and the benefits each ingredient has to offer.
Is Fajitas Meat Good Protein?
One of Fajitas main ingredients is meat. Traditionally, it includes steak. However, restaurants often provide the option of carnitas, chicken, or shrimp. Meat is an important element in a person’s diet. Meat contains high levels of iron, zinc, Vitamin B12, and of course, protein. Meat also provides the body with quality fats that help protect our body’s organs and provide the body with insulation and energy. The meat used in Fajitas has many health benefits and is also very tasty.
What is Fajita Seasoning Made Of?
If you look at what spices come together to make the Fajita, you will see an array of different spices such as:
• Chili Powder
• Smoked Paprika
• Garlic Powder
• Onion Powder
• Black Pepper
• Cayenne Pepper
When these spices come together they not only create an amazing burst of flavor but a number of health benefits as well. A number of these spices help with immunity support, have anti-inflammatory properties, and even help combat infections. Along with great flavor, Fajita seasonings provide your body with a boost in health benefits as well as.
Grilled or Sautéed Onions & Peppers in Fajitas
Fajitas are always accompanied with sizzling vegetables and traditionally, onions and peppers. Onions and peppers bring a sweet and spicy kick to the dish. In addition, they also add many health benefits. Both onions and peppers contain a lot of vitamin C which is a metabolized protein that helps boost our immune system. Onions are rich in antioxidants and work as an anti-inflammatory. Onions can help repair damaged cells, decrease triglycerides and help to reduce cholesterol. Peppers are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folic acids, and fiber. Working together, onions and peppers can do a load of good for your body and keep you strong and healthy.
What Do You Put on Fajitas for Toppings?
Fajitas are always served with tortillas, and often come with additional sides such as beans, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. Pico de gallo is a combination of tomatoes, cilantro and onions. Tomatoes, along with onions are a powerful antioxidant and help the body repair cells and improve your overall health. Pico de gallo is low in calories and is full of flavor. Guacamole, which is primarily avocados, is packed full of vitamins such as vitamin C, E, K, and B 6. Avocados also have riboflavin, potassium, folate, magnesium, and omega fatty acids. Guacamole is also low in calories but full of nutritional value. Whenever possible you should have guacamole.