Taco Flavored Broccoli Pilaf

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. Eating this way is a lifestyle change to improve my health. I have been eating this way since Oct. 2017. My level of exhaustion has gone up dramatically. However, my energy was so low so I would say it is a 50% improvement. Blood work and labs keep coming back as improved. I feel better than I have in a long time. I like to have decadent food every once in a while. If you or someone in your family has autoimmune illnesses then join me on a journey to find a healthier way to eat.

The last couple of days I have been coming down with a cold. It started with the sniffles and then sneezing. I am atomizing essential oils. I put peppermint in. Normally peppermint is not hard to smell. I am going to go to bed early tonight and hope to sleep in. When I am healthy I need more than 8 hours. I would say 9 to 10 is optimal. Which means when I am not feeling well I usually need more sleep. I don’t normally take a nap in the middle of the day. But this week I have taken two. I guess I should have been suspicious and suspected that I was coming down with something when I took a couple of naps. I hope this cold passes quickly as in the past it would linger around.

I have a new vegetable side dish that is my favorite. It is riced broccoli. It is so healthy and yummy. Plus because it is has a bland flavor it takes on the flavor of the spices you put with it. This side dish is super flexible and may just to turn out to be a family favorite of yours as well. The flavor of taco comes through. Feel free to add salsa to it to pump up the flavor. It makes a nice side accompaniment with Taco Flavored Fried Chicken.


1/2 cup red onions

1 cup chopped bell peppers

4 cups broccoli rice

2 teaspoons taco flavoring

salt and pepper to taste


Heat avocado oil in a frying pan. When warm add red onion and cook until translucent. Add bell peppers, riced broccoli, and seasonings. Fry until broccoli is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 169 mg 7 %
Potassium 118 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 6 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g 1 %
Vitamin A 8 %
Vitamin C 110 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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