Three weeks into January and I am craving everything tex-mex! Mexican food is one of my favorite foods to indulge in when I’m on a “diet” because the flavors are always robust and typically you can sneak some cheese in without it throwing off your entire day. When I was picking up these ingredients from the new Whole Foods Market 365 store in Buckhead, I couldn’t wait to get home and create something fresh and flavorful for dinner- it didn’t hurt that these chicken tacos were keto-friendly too! We’re taking you on a flavor adventure and touring the new Buckhead 365 store in our recipe video here.
This may sound really lame but I love taking my time at the grocery store and I actually look FORWARD to spending time browsing the aisles and exploring the fresh produce aisle. My ideal grocery shopping time is somewhere on a Wednesday morning way after the moms have dropped their kiddos off at school but in that sweet spot where it’s still too early for the lunch shoppers to sneak in so that I have all of the aisles to myself and can be left alone to wander for what seems like hours before I check out.
So when I wandered into WholeFoods Market 365 I knew it was going to be a grocery adventure.
You may not know this but the first job I ever had was at a grocery store at 15- it was the only place that would hire “minors” and if I wanted to ride horses I had to pay for it. I worked part-time at the grocery store until I was 19, then I found the golf course and never looked back, but during my four years of time working there you could say I’m somewhat of a grocery store expert.
WholeFoods Market 365 store is unlike anything I’ve shopped at before but yet had all the familiarity of the Whole Foods brand that I love with more affordable options for every girl’s budget. I think the best thing about walking around the store was the variety of food items they carry in their store, there were thousands of new-to-me products that I picked up from their sale flier and a few products I’ve always wanted to try (like the Siete flour tortillas I feature in our recipe video) without the retail store price tag.
It’s an addictive shopping experience for how thoughtfully simple it was!
It meant picking out fresh and healthy ingredients for these Keto Chicken Tacos were a cinch- and everything we used was in season and super fresh! The citrus was bursting with juice and the radicchio lettuce was crunchy and crisp- just like you’d hope it would be.
If you haven’t seen the new Whole Foods Market 365 concept yet in Buckhead and Decatur, definitely go check it out! It will have you rethinking your shopping experience for sure.
And if you’re hungry for a healthy dinner this weekend, check out our Spicy Keto Chicken Tacos recipe below and on our YouTube channel here!
Who said eating healthy during the winter had to be dull and bland? These keto chicken tacos are bursting with flavor and color to keep your weeknight meal inspired!
- 1 cup Cilantro
- 1/3 cup Basil
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 jalapeno with seeds
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 pinches kosher salt
- freshly cracked pepper
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into thin strips
- 1 Avocado, pitted and diced
- 2 oranges peeled and diced
- 1 grapefruit peeled and diced
- 1 shallot thinly sliced
- 1 handful of cilantro, torn
- 1/2 serrano pepper with seeds
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 heads raddichio lettuce
In a blender, combine cilantro, basil, orange juice, onion powder, olive oil, jalapeno, garlic cloves, salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Place chicken in a freezer bag and add blended mixture to bag. Massage thoroughly into chicken and let marinate overnight or as little as 4 hours.
When ready to cook the chicken, bring a cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Place the strips of chicken in the pan and cook thoroughly, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and place on a plate.
While the chicken is cooking, assemble the citrus ceviche by combining all ingredients in a bowl and tossing to combine.
To assemble the tacos, using a raddichio leaf as your taco shell, layer in 3 pieces of chicken and add 1 large school of the citrus ceviche to the top. Add additional salt if necessary.
This chicken recipe is one of my favorites because of it's subtle heat. You can use the marinade as a chicken marinade and increase the heat if you can tolerate it. Subbing in a habanero pepper will yield a spicier dish while using a jalapeno was palatable for children. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, sub the chicken out for a large portobello mushroom!
Thank you Whole Foods Market 365 for sponsoring this post. While there may have been a sponsored element, all opinions are my own.