Family Taco Night

 

Make a meal your family and friends can enjoy together with this zesty, flavor-packed recipe. Letting everyone choose their own toppings makes taco night a summer hit! This is a fun easy recipe to try at home with your kids or friends. Eating together at home could help build healthier eating habits. Help build some healthy eating skills, and make meal-time your own with Family Taco Night.

Taco Salad

This tasty taco salad is a great way to add variety to your diet!
Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course
CuisineMexican
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings4 servings
Calories711kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 pound 93% Lean ground turkey
  • 15 ounces Canned pinto beans reduced sodium
  • 24 ounce Salsa
  • 1 cup Non fat plain yogurt
  • 1 Lime
  • 8 Corn tortillas
  • 3 cups Dark leafy green washed and shredded
  • 1 bunch Cilantro washed and chopped
  • 1 Avocado pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican blend cheese      reduced fat

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • 1. Wash greens and place in a strainer to remove excess water. Drain and rinse the beans. 
  • 1. Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add turkey and cook for about 5 minutes, until browned. 
  • 1. Stir in beans, salsa, and half the yogurt. Sprinkle the lime juice over the top. Turn burner to low and let flavors marinate.  
  • 1. While meat simmers, cut the tortillas into strips with a pizza cutter or knife. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the strips, and brown slightly. Once browned, add strips to the meat mixture.  
  • 1. To serve, make a bed or greens, top with meat and tortilla mixture, garnish with avocado, cheese, and the remaining yogurt. Enjoy! 

Video

Notes

Healthy Cooking Tip: Canned beans can be packed with salt. Get rid of some of that extra sodium by rinsing the beans under cool, running water before cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Salad
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
711
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
34
g
52
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
112
mg
37
%
Sodium
 
1742
mg
76
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
16
g
67
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
44
g
88
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
509
mg
51
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
1656
mg
47
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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