January 2014 Issue

Taco Time!

In Mexico, a taco is pretty much the equivalent of our sandwich. But instead of wheat bread, it’s a corn tortilla that packages up all kinds of fillings. Tacos have become a beloved food in the U.S., where our most common fillings have been ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. But in recent years the variety of fillings has grown. It’s become easy to find chicken and fish tacos, as well as breakfast tacos filled with eggs, cheese, and more. But, given those fried corn tortillas and layers of meat and cheese, can tacos fit into a healthy eating plan?

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