One of my favorite summer meals, steak tacos with grilled pineapple salsa!
*I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post.*
For us, as I’ve mentioned before, fitness is not about “gettin’ skinny”, but it’s about getting healthy in mind and body. Here’s the tricky part though, I have plenty of people email me that they are ready to join the program I’m working on with Tyson Foods, the Countdown to a Better You, and get in shape, but they need a little help. This post on Steak Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa is for each and every one of you trying to feel like your best self inside and out. Cade, my husband is going to be writing this post with me, since he’s the one pursuing his PHD in exercise science.
(And ps, if you participated in the program, and saved your UPCs from Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products, you need to redeem them! The program ends on June 21st, which means you need to start thinking about which awesome reward you want to give to yourself. Head over to the program tab on the Facebook page to learn more about claiming your reward.)
Steak Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
So, let’s get right down to it, this recipe is packed with flavor and it was done in 10 minutes. For reals. We turned on the grill and a skillet over medium heat at the same time, put the pineapple on the grill, turned once and removed from heat and the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Steak Strips are already cooked so we just reheated in the skillet. Added tortillas to the pan (or the grill if you want) and got those warm while I finished chopping the onion, pineapple and tomato for the salsa. Then we added a little honey, lime and seasonings to a bowl, whisked and stirred in the pineapple, tomato and onion. Topped everything off will a little cheese and bam! Done!!!
So, why are we chowing down on steak if we’re talking about healthier living? I’ll turn it over to the man for that part.
Cade’s Protein Lesson
Did you know that proper nutrition for weight loss or maintaining weight is essential before, during and after a workout? Many people will workout 3-5 times a week, but they don’t properly eat so they do not see the benefits they could see or want to be seeing. Nutrition can be tricky and it can be overwhelming when you are trying to figure out what to eat and when to eat it. Protein has many roles in the body and it is especially important for enduring the stress of daily exercise and training. The amount of protein one should intake is based on individual needs and if you want help you can email us, or leave a comment and we will do a separate post on how to figure out your protein intake.
“Not consuming protein post workout is like detailing your car, but never filling it up with gas. Ultimately you’ll never get anywhere.”
If you are wanting to lose weight then you want to maintain the muscle mass you currently have. You do not want to have muscle breakdown, this is called catabolism and you’ll be less toned and unhappy with the way you look, plus muscle mass requires energy to maintain its’ current state, and muscle is helping your body burn the calories you desire to burn in order to lose that undesired fat. So, if muscles are helping you to burn calories you need to properly care for them in order to achieve the best results. Does that make sense? If you’re finishing a workout and going on with your day or eating whatever you want you’re not feeding your body what it needs to slim down, tone up, and get fit. Not consuming protein post workout is like detailing your car, but never filling it up with gas. Ultimately you’ll never get anywhere.
These steak tacos are perfect for living a healthier lifestyle or as a post workout meal. The whole wheat tortillas are a little more filling than the flour tortillas and offer better nutrients. Grilled pineapple salsa adds flavor without adding sour cream, or more salt etc. And the queso fresco is a lighter cheese option and you only sprinkle a little on compared to being tempted to load the taco with cheddar cheese. But the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Steak Strips are the real star because they use leaner steak and it’s a great source of protein which will help you to make the changes you desire. Just make sure you don’t go overboard. Too much of a good thing…
Are Corn Tortillas Healthier Than Flour?
Whole grains are generally higher in fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals that make them a healthier choice than refined grains.
Corn tortillas are also smaller than flour tortillas, making them lower in calories.
Can You Grill Pineapple In The Oven?
Pineapple can be grilled in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper.
Place the pineapple slices on the baking sheet and place in the oven.
Roast until very soft and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes.
Steak Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Steak Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
- 2 Cups Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Steak Strips
- Whole Wheat Tortillas
- Queso Fresco
- Lettuce, chopped
Grilled Pineapple Salsa
- 4 Slices Fresh Pineapple
- 1 Large Tomato
- 1/4 Red Onion, chopped
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
- 1/2 Teaspoon Honey
- 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
- Pinch Salt
- Heat a large skillet to medium heat, and add the steak.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes or until hot.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium high heat and add the pineapple slices.
- Grill on each side for 1-3 minutes depending on thickness of fruit.
- Remove from grill and chop.
- In a small bowl add the chopped pineapple, tomato, onion, lime juice, honey, cumin, chili powder and salt.
- Mix to combine.
- In the same pan that you cooked the meat, turn the heat to medium and add the tortillas.
- Cook until warmed on each side.
- Remove from the heat and fill with steak, salsa, lettuce, cheese, and a squirt of lime juice.
You’ve probably noticed that my previous posts featured the Tyson® Grilled &Ready® chicken products, and I wanted to share a bit more about those. A lot of you are probable gearing up for a summer filled with cookouts, and BBQs – and it’s always nice to bring a dish everyone can enjoy. I’m a big fan of the Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips because not only are they versatile for so many recipes, but they’re free from the allergens soy and wheat,making them ideal if you’re watching out for others’ food allergies. Here are a few delicious recipes for inspiration.
Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta
Are you ever going to do the post on protein intake?
This looks so good! I am interested in learning more about protein intake. Do you have any other posts?
We are working on it!
This flavor combination looks AMAZING! Will have to make this soon!
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My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I might as well check things out.
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aimee @ like mother like daughter
oh my goodness. these tacos look so so so heavenly. and pineapple salsa? genius. i love sweet salsas and cant wait to try this one!
Trish – Mom On Timeout
Oh my goodness these tacos look AMAZING Carrian! I LOVE pineapple salsa!
Thank you!! I totally am falling for pineapple salsa too.
I’m wondering about the nutrition exchange if you sub corn tortillas for the whole wheat ones. Corn is a whole grain so I’m thinking they’re fairly comparable–the whole wheat tortillas just tend to get so dry. Plus, a fresh, grilled corn tortilla just tastes, and smells, like summertime.
oh, I’m a huge corn tortilla fan so I say go for it!
Oh wow, these tacos are right up my alley! Love the pineapple salsa 🙂
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
Girl, those tacos look amazing!!! I love grilled pineapple so much…and I never thought to put it in anything.
Jenny @ BAKE
these tacos look incredible! and this post is so interesting!
Hi! Found you via link party, these tacos look incredibly delicious, I’m pinning! I love your blog, I’m so glad I found you! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Wow! Those tacos look fantastic. My stomach will now begin to growl.
Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania
Awesome recipe…I loved the picture…The colour and the texture of the dish is tempting me so much to try the recipe out! Thanks!! 🙂
ashley – baker by nature
I am all over these tacos!!! I love steak, and grilled pineapple salsa sounds amazing!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
These tacos look incredible!
Oh my gosh, these look so good! Love me some protein!
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
Um, I’ll take 75 tacos, please?! Holy yum!! See you tomorrow!!
I’ll hand deliver them tomorrow!
Tacos that are ready in minutes…with a PINEAPPLE salsa! Yes please!
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
I’ve got to try these. So easy and so delicious.
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
I absolutely agree that protein-packed snacks are a must post-workout. I munch on things like string cheese, almonds and eggs to keep fueled! Great post, Carrian. I’m SO looking forward to meeting you tomorrow at the Ziplist Dessert Party. 🙂
love those snacks! I am trying to snack on almonds but so far I still don’t love them raw.
Cabo tacos sound delicious! PIneapple salsa is one of my favorites next to mango salsa. Pretty well any fruit salsa. Hope you’re having a good start to summer. Traci
Oh my! These tacos have my name all over them! That pineapple salsa is just awesome! As you would say, “have mercy!”! Love these!