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Wholesome Mushroom Tacos

“Tacos are great any time and the perfect dish to serve to a group. Building each little package by hand is a team effort that brings everybody to the kitchen! The mushroom filling in these tacos has a great texture that will satisfy meat lovers and vegetarians alike.”

INGREDIENTS (4 Servings):

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup sliced portobello mushrooms

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms

1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms

3 teaspoons ground cumin

Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

8 corn tortillas, warmed

1 cup chopped cilantro leaves

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the garlic, stirring to coat. When the garlic starts to brown, add the mushrooms and reduce the heat to medium.

2. Cook for 3 to 6 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and glossy.

3. Add the cumin and combine thoroughly, coating the mushroom mixture well, then season with salt and pepper.

4. Serve immediately with warmed tortillas and top with cilantro.

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This recipe is by Lauren Williams from Jill De Jong’s book “Models Do Eat: More Than 100 Recipes for Eating Your Way to a Beautiful, Healthy You”. The book is available for pre-order now, and it will ship officially on February 4th, 2019.

We asked Lauren a couple of questions about her healthy eating habits.

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What, in your own personal experiences or struggles, has led you to your current healthy eating habits?

Part of my adulthood has been about finding balance and connection. In college, I found myself overeating pasta, pizza, and ice cream, making very little effort to eat enough vegetables. When I started working in the modeling industry, my habits swung the other direction, I started restricting calories without regard for my overall health. As I got into yoga and then fitness, I started to reconnect to my body. This new mindfulness is what started me down the path to healthier, balanced eating. 

Why do you think women are dealing with disordered eating now more than ever before?

From what I’ve read and experienced, I think that the rise of social media is definitely contributing to body dissatisfaction and problematic beliefs and actions around food. Social media increases your exposure to imagery of idealized body types and lifestyles. I think it’s close to impossible to engage in social media and not at some point end up in comparison mode, which has definite negative effects on the psyche. 

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