If food is life for you and your family, National Fajita Day is an important holiday that never goes unrecognized. If you want a fun way to mark this holiday, why not take a few moments to learn how to create the perfect wrap? There is food to science, and fajitas are versatile enough to create many different types. From toppings to tortilla type to avoiding allergies and intolerances through an advanced allergy and intolerance test, there’s much to learn! Let’s get started.
The core ingredients of the perfect fajita
For those who want to get every detail just right for their fajita, you will have to focus on getting each element right. The core ingredients are listed below to help you factor each into your final meal.
There are two types of tortillas to consider. One is a corn tortilla, and the other is a flour tortilla. Of the two, a corn tortilla has the most pros. It is made from whole grains and is low in calories, sodium, and carbs. It also has a significant amount of fiber in it, and it is gluten-free. This is especially great if you take an advanced allergy and intolerance test and determine you are gluten intolerant!
On the other hand, a flour tortilla has a softer texture that can often make it easy to load your fajita with juicy toppings. A flour tortilla also has more iron and calcium than a corn tortilla. However, a flour tortilla also has some downsides. The fat, sodium, calorie count, and carb amount are higher than the corn tortilla. This can put you at risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
The final choice will be yours, depending on your taste preferences and texture. It’s always a great idea to try both!
Once you’ve sorted your tortilla type, you will pick out the type of protein you want. The most popular choices are steak, chicken, or shrimp. However, feel free to go with whatever kind of protein (including vegetarian and vegan sources) most suits your taste preferences! Fajitas can also taste different depending on your combination of sauces, spices, protein, and veggies—more on that next.
The sky is the limit when you plan what veggies you want to put in your fajita. Many will start with peppers and onions, but you can do with any mix you want. Some do salad mixes, others do stir-fry mixes, and you can go as broad as you want.
Add sides like cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and anything else that adds a fun flavor to your wrap!
Seasonings are a lot of fun when it comes to your wrap potential. If you are new to fajitas, try a store-bought fajita sauce. If you are more experienced and want to make National Fajita Day a day of exploration, consider making your own spice blend!
Customizing fajitas for your household
The thing to remember is that allergies and intolerances are very common in modern households. If you want to keep safety and enjoyment as priorities for this holiday, make time for an advanced allergy and intolerance test. This will help you know what ingredients are dangerous (food allergies) and what ingredients could cause discomfort and digestion issues (food intolerances).
With that information in hand, you’ll have the essential details to start looking online for the right recipes to make National Fajita Day right for your household.
Can you still enjoy National Fajita Day with an allergy or intolerance?
You can enjoy this holiday if you want something fun and food-related to try. Just do your research first, finding recipes your household will like and knowing what ingredients will be safe and enjoyable for each member. If you or your household have a lot of food allergies or intolerances, consider working with a nutritionist or dietician who can help you design delicious, safe, healthy meals!
A final word on fajitas
Fajitas are exceptionally common food choices in the US, and with good reason. Since they are simple to modify, you can try a million combinations, and it’s a simple way to get everyone in your home to eat their veggies without fighting the process.
There are also many restaurants that you can consider, including Taco Bell, Chipotle, and El Pollo Loco, just to name a few. If you don’t want to make your own, or you want to splurge, consider one of those many options! Enjoying National Fajita Day is simple when you have the correct information to guide you. This is your hub to get it right, one delicious bite at a time!