Dieting? It's Taco Time!
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Includes Taco Recipe & Calories in Taco
Tacos are a dieter's feast when prepared with Diet Savvy. Grab your sombrero and castanets and we'll show you how.
THE MEATY TACO LAYER:
Search and find the leanest hamburger at your local market. Or, opt for lean ground turkey.
Make sure your spices are fresh! Add the following to one pound of browned meat to suit your personal taste:
2 Tablespoons of ground chili powder
For FIRE ANT TACOS add 1 chopped seeded jalapeno.
COOKING TRICK: add a bit of water to the seasoned meat which will explode the spices through the meat.
For thicker meat, add a bit of corn mesa mixed in water.
Taco meat can also be mixed with mashed or whipped beans for a unique taste that is Diet Delicious!
Vegetarians may opt for black beans over meat or use meat substitute found in the frozen foods section at most markets.
THE SALAD GARDEN TACO LAYER:
The salad layer of the tacos should be interesting - not just a mix of bland iceberg lettuce and mushy diced tomatoes. So search for fresh veggies and try this mix:
Mix all the salad ingredients, then add the juice of one lime.
ONE SHELL OF A TACO:
Several shell options:
corn tortillas - about 40 calories each when 'fried' in a non-stick skillet using no calorie cooking spray OR when layered with paper towels and placed into the microwave for a few seconds
flour tortillas - about 80 - 150 calories depending upon the size of the flour tortilla and the brand used. May be 'fried' in a non-stick skillet using no calorie cooking spray or heated in the microwave for same number of calories.
lettuce - makes an ultra low calorie taco shell
THE TACO TOPPINGS:
light sour cream
THE TACO CALORIE COUNT:
How many calories are in a taco? With so many options mentioned above - a taco may have as many or as few calories as the Little Ol Taco Maker desires. Here is a pattern for taco calories that might help:
1 corn tortilla shell (40 calories)
Top with 1 Tablespoon of grated cheese, a teaspoon of lite sour cream and a bit more of the salsa. Total Taco Calories: About 140
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