Gluten Free Crock Pot Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos! We love making crock pot tacos. This recipe requires little prep, but produces tons of flavor and nutrients! Great for busy days and easy dinners!
There are certain weeks were all my blog posts have a mutual “theme.” Such as Healthy Bite weeks! Then there are weeks where I totally do it by accident. Remember my culture food week? Ya, those ethnic food posts were on accident. And I think this week is going to be another themed by accident week. Which I am sure you don’t mind, right?
What’s this week’s theme? Well… two words. Easy meals!
Actually, let’s make it seven words so I can explain more. Easy Gluten Free Back to School Meals. That sounds more like it. Yes, I like that. Easy Gluten Free meals that you can make in a jiffy. Oh that sounds good too. Okay but really, whatever title I call it, it has the same connotation. IT’S BUSY SEASON and eating gluten free (and healthy) shouldn’t be making you more busy. Ya know?
So let’s talk about this theme and my love for the crock pot.
If I could have it my way, I would act like Oprah and buy everyone a crock pot. Because the crock pot is AMMMMMMAZING! Slow cooking food makes it more flavorful without much effort! You can pack it full of nutrients and flavors with just your favorite meat/vegetable of choice. Then hours later, VOILA! You’re a whiz in the kitchen!
But what I think is most VALUABLE about the crock pot is that it keeps more NUTRIENTS in your food versus cooking it out. What doI mean by this?
You see, since the crock pot is sealed and covered on low heat for hours, there is less light and heat exposure and toxins consumed compared to when you grill, fry or broil meats/cheeses. But even the little bit of nutrients cooked out can still be added back in. You see, if you are able to eat and use all of the ingredients (stewing liquid and all) in the meal, than you’d actually be getting some amount of the nutrients that were lost from the meat/vegetable back in! Haha, does that make sense? Either way, slow cooking can save us time, energy, and nutrients.
Which leads me to this meal. Fire Roasted Shrimp TACOS! Yep, I used ALL of it, juices and all. That means I am one nutrient rich woman right now! Haha!
But really, using the juices from the tomatoes is key for spice and flavor! A flavor that you can switch up. Meaning, instead of tacos, you can serve it over rice, potatoes, pasta, etc. You see what I am saying here?
Personally though, I like with a little rice in a taco. Hey, we live in Texas, tacos are like daily consumption.
I know Taco Tuesday has already passed, but like I mentioned above. Texans eat Tacos daily, so go ahead, bust out the crock pot, preserve those nutrients, and celebrate with a little fire roasted shrimp!
Favorite crock pot recipe?
Ever tried shrimp tacos in a crock pot?