Super Taco Salad
A few years ago, I was introduced to the "17 Day Diet" plan by Dr. Mike Moreno...some of my family members had great success with it, so I decided to try it out! I was pleasantly surprised with many of the delicious recipes, but my favorite was definitely the "Taco Salad"...this is my adaptation of the recipe dubbed the "Super Taco Salad", which is compatible with Level 3 and 4 on the program ☺️
Here's what you'll need:
3 cups baby spinach
1/4 lb lean ground turkey meat
1 tsp low sodium taco seasoning
1 tbsp of my Onion Garlic Blend (recipe below ingredients)
1/4 cup pinto beans (can sub black beans too), seasoned lightly with pepper salt and chili powder (optional)
2 tbsp prepared salsa (We love Muir Glen Cilantro Garlic)
2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
1 green onion, chopped
1/8 avocado, cubed
1/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
Putting it all together:
First, place the onion garlic blend in a skillet sprayed with olive oil on medium heat, sautéing for about a minute. Add in the turkey meat. Once browned, add the taco seasoning and mix well. You may want to add a tablespoon or two of water for saucier turkey, since the lean meat is a little drier. Next, season the beans (with retained liquid) with pepper, salt and a little chili powder (optional), heating in a small skillet on medium low or microwave if desired.
Once the turkey and beans are hot, the rest is a cinch! Pile all the chopped toppings onto the spinach, sprinkling with cheese and green onions last. The thing I love about this salad is that there is no dressing required...the taco seasoning mixed with the salsa and sour cream makes an amazing flavor combination that stands out on its own. You can also cook more turkey meat and enjoy this during the week for an easy leftover meal 🤗
If you want to know more about the "17 Day Diet" plan, check this link out:
See the nutritional info for this recipe from MFP below 👇
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.