Whenever I talk about this move I usually don’t call it by it’s name until after I’ve explained a bit about it. That’s because I want them to hear that it can burn carbs, lower blood sugar, get their heart-rate up and move the junk around before they lose me with the name.
Yep–Hoe Downs. The wonderful move that Teresa Tapp created as part of her T-Tapp Workout.
I love them.
They’re great any time of the day. Perfect to do after a big meal and you feel sluggish. Great pick me up after 3pm when you want to fall asleep at work. You can do them anywhere too. If you have blood sugar issues this is great to get your blood sugar down after a meal. If you know anyone who is diabetic or has pre-diabetes let them know! Oh yeah and they’re great for left/right brain challenge as well. So much from a little move.
Here’s a little play list of how to do them and a few awesome ones that are done to music.
Yes…some things you’ll never be able to make the same and when you do they just don’t taste right. I have great news though…you can have a taco night and things are pretty good!
I love Mexican food…I love the flavours and when we recently had a Mexican Fiesta at home I didn’t want to be stuck eating just a salad so I got to work and made my own stuff for nutritarian tacos. Since I was already making so many different fillings for the meat eaters I didn’t want to have too much more to make so I used Yves Cuisine Mexican flavour ground round.
It was all awesome!
Here are some ideas for you if you’d trying to figure out how to have your own taco night.
Shells – whole wheat tortillas, lettuce leaves, even whole wheat pitas will work or skip the shell and make a taco salad with all the other items below!
Veggies – Tomatoes, lettuce, corn and whatever other things you like in your tacos
Meat – Veggie meat – you can opt for a commercial one if you’re pressed for time or make your own…there are great recipes for lentil or nut based taco meats. If you make your own you can cut down on sodium even more.
Guacamole – I make mine with avocados, chopped red onion, chopped tomatoes, cumin, lime juice and a dash of chipotle hot sauce…no specific measurements though..just wing it until it tastes rights
Cheese!! – ok, I know there are commercial cheese substitutes however I have a hard time paying so much for something that just doesn’t taste too good to me. You HAVE to try this nacho cheese recipe. It is tasty, economical and nut-free! I love it an it shreds up very well. Take a look at the picture of the “cheese” shreds.
Refried beans – I love this recipe. So easy and no added fats or oils.
With all these items you can have a lots of fun eating a similar meal with others if it’s taco night for a group.