I want tacos but I also want abs. Insert taco salad.
Being a Texas girl, I am always down for some Mexican food. Now I haven't ventured much past the local Chipotle in Iowa City, but I think it is safe to say that there is no place that can compete with some of the Mexican & Tex-Mex places down in the dirty D. Taco salads are an easy, healthy go to for me and its about the only way I can get Ethan to eat a handful of leaves.
Prep prep prep it up! Another perk is how cheap ground turkey is, we choose 93% lean to eliminate the fattiness but you could also use ground beef or even chicken! Chop up your veggies, I went with bell peppers & onions. Last but definitely not least is the guac! Chop up cherry tomatoes - some in quarters and some finely chopped.
Place a little EVOO in two pans both at medium heat. You could cook both your meat & veggies together, but I like to keep them separate so that I can sneak some more veggies without picking them out :)
Season the veggies with salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc and cover while sirring occasionally until they are at your preferred doneness. We add taco seasoning to our ground turkey - for a less of a sodium attack just add your own seasonings (the kind that aren't pre packed).
The fixins: your lettuce of choice (Ethan is strictly romaine - I'll go for both), salsa, taco sauce, guac (simply just avo, lime, tomatoes, garlic powder), and black beans.
Take a few minutes to line up this beauty or simply dump it all into a bowl. Top with salsa, guac, lime juice, etc and you're golden!
- 2 TB olive oil
- 2 bell peppers
- 1/2 large onion
- 1 lb. ground turkey
Guacamole (or homemade with 1/2 avocado, 1/2 lime 3 cherry tomatoes diced, pinch of garlic powder - mash and you're golden!)
Anything else you want!
- Chop bell peppers & onions
- Heat two pans to medium/medium high heat and add 1 TB olive oil in each pan
- Once pans are warm add ground turkey in one and the chopped vegetables in the other
- Season both the meat & veggies - cover the veggies and keep the meat uncovered - stirring both occasionally
- Mix and match your flavors to get to your taco salad perfection.
Doesn't hurt when you have leftovers to look forward to for lunch. Nothing better than coming back from a workout to a plastic bowl of deliciousness.