Salads

Healthier Taco Salad

The cabbage is a lot more nutritious than iceberg lettuce, and the kids couldn’t taste the difference. Light sour cream has fewer calories than regular sour cream. Avocados are very healthy – encourage the kids to add at least a few chunks to their mix. Refried beans are very healthy, and when mixed in with the meat the kids couldn’t taste that they were eating beans! If you encourage the kids to go easy on the sour cream and the cheeses, you have a healthy, easy, delicious meal!

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1.5 lb. ground turkey or ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 medium onion
1 package taco seasonings (check the label for one with spices, not a lot of sugar)
1 T. cumin (optional)
1 package shredded Mexican cheeses
2 packages shredded green cabbage
1 lb. light sour cream
1 or 2 avocados
Tortilla chips
Chop and sauté the onion in a big frying pan. Add the ground meat and stir until there is no pink left. Add the taco seasoning (don’t use the whole package if you don’t want to) and the cumin to the meat...
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Nutritions

Calories
196

Sodium
343mg
14% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

I love entertaining, even if it is for a smaller group these days. I look forward to dinners with my kids, their spouses, and especially my little grandson. I always try to serve foods that’ll keep them wanting to come back for more, like my Corn Dip.

Corn Dip with Mexican Style Sour Cream Ingredients:
2 cans (15.25 oz) whole kernel sweet corn
1/2 cup onions ( diced )
1 can (4 oz) green chilis ( fire-roasted and diced )
1/3 package block style cream cheese ( full fat )
3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese ( shredded )
3/4 cup Pepperjack Cheese
1/2 cup LALA Crema Mexicana
1 package tortilla chips
cilantro ( for garnish )
PAM Spray or similar
Nutritions

Calories
8879

Sodium
3818mg
159% DV

Fat
742g
1142% DV

Protein
90g
180% DV

Carbs
45g
15% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV