For many Coloradans, a healthy lifestyle is a top priority. Luckily, healthy eating is abundant here in the Centennial State. With plenty of locally sourced food in our supermarkets and restaurants, there’s no wonder Colorado is a national hub of food-conscious consumers and businesses.
If you’re constantly on the lookout for recipes that will shake up your diet without compromising your oral health, here are a few vegetarian (and vegan) dishes that might appeal to your appetite:
Tequila Tempeh (Vegan)
8 oz. 5-grain tempeh
1/4 cup lite olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground red chili pepper
1/4 cup tequila
2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice
3 cloves minced garlic
Mix all the ingredients except tempeh.
Slice tempeh into thin cubes and place in the marinade for at least 2 hours.
Skewer and barbeque with veggies or sauté in a skillet with a little oil.
Avocado Veggie Tacos (Vegetarian)
1 medium avocado
1 1/4 cups julienned onions
1 1/2 cups sweet green peppers, julienned
1 1/2 cups sweet red peppers, julienned
1 cup cilantro
1 1/2 cups fresh salsa
12 8-inch flour tortillas
Nonstick cooking spray (as needed)
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Lightly sauté the onion and green and red peppers.
Mince cilantro, avocado slices.
Put 2 large spoonfuls on tortillas.
Fold over and serve.
Now, soak up the Colorado sun, smile, and enjoy the fresh air (and food). To find a Farmers’ Market in your area, visit coloradofarmers.org.