Thursday, January 19, 2012

Phase 1 friendly Taco Salad

This is my easy go to recipe.  If I'm short on time, I can make this fast and it fills me up.  I also do this exact same thing and call it Lettuce Tacos.  For the tacos, I just use romaine leaves as the taco shell and spoon the filling on the romaine leaves, fold and enjoy.

For Taco Salad you will need:

  • extra lean ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey), all are yummy!
  • low sodium taco seasoning
  • Allegro 4% cheese
  • mushrooms (sliced)
  • green peppers (diced)
  • green onion (sliced thin)
  • iceburg (or any kind) lettuce (shredded)

Cook ground meat until browned, drain off any fat.  Add taco seasoning and sliced mushrooms to skillet following taco directions.

You add one cup of water and the package of taco seasoning to the  ground  meat.
Let it simmer for 15 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated.

Meanwhile, shred cheese, dice and slice peppers,
onions, and lettuce. Set aside. Once the taco meat has cooked, assemble the salad, leaving the cheese for last.  Enjoy:)                                          

Stay tuned, this weekend I'm going to make a Phase 1 friendly Burger with Fries, and Phase 1 friendly Moussaka! Phase 1 friendly means carb free and very low fat!   On a side note, I joined the Running Room and was talked into registering for a 5k marathon in Port Dalhousie on April 29th.  I haven't registered for the marathon yet, but I will.  Tomorrow is my weigh-in.  Wish me luck:)