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You Need to Try This Amazing Taco Salad Recipe


You Need to Try This Amazing Taco Salad Recipe

Taco salad recipes have become more popular as tortillas have become a regular in our homes and at our table. Readily available, they are made with either flour or corn meal.

This taco salad recipe is an easy, quick, and healthy alternative to those pricey fast food dinners. It is sure to be a hit with your family, especially the older kids!

Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad


1 pound lean ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup water
1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons salsa



1. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat; drain.

2. Add taco seasoning mix and water to the ground beef; mix well.

3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 3 min.

4. Divide lettuce among four plates. On each plate, place in even amounts, the meat mixture, tomatoes, cheese and tortilla chips.

5. Top with sour cream and salsa.

How to Make This Taco Salad Even Healthier

Whether you're trying to lose weight, practicing a heart healthy diet, or just watching your fat and calories, there are a couple of easy things you can do to make this taco salad recipe even healthier than it already is. Let's talk about them.

First, you'll want to buy the leanest ground beef that you can find in the store. The leaner the beef, the lower the saturated fat content. Plus, extra lean ground beef is packed with protein. If you really want to cut the fat, substitute turkey or chicken for the beef.

Another simple change you can make is using low-fat cheese in place of regular cheese. Low-fat cheese is going to have a lot less saturated fat and calories than regular cheese. When combined with the shift to extra lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken, this change will really bring your taco salad to a new level of healthy.

If you don't want to make any changes to this recipe, that's fine too! This recipe is healthy enough as-is for someone on a diet. Making these changes will, however, give you optimal macros for your diet. Make sure you keep track of your calories, and try to keep yourself in a calorie deficit to get the best results from your diet. Remember that a calorie deficit doesn't mean starving yourself! It just means using exercise to burn more calories than you consume each day.

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out some of the hundreds of other recipes that we have available on our site. You're sure to find ones that you love, whether you're looking for something for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Happy cooking!

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