Wednesday, January 5, 2011

248–One of My Favorite Meals

Tonight we had tacos for supper.  While everyone else ate traditional tacos, I modify mine to make them healthier.

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Instead of taco shells, I cut up a whole wheat pita and toast it in my toaster oven.  I use the leanest ground beef (I’d prefer ground turkey, but Dave won’t hear of it).  I mix up a little salsa, fat free or light sour cream, and guacamole and put it on top of the meat and veggies.  I also skip the cheese.  Seriously, I could eat it every day. (Approx. 330 calories)

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy having Tyler help me in Awana?  He’s so good with the kids.

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Meagan said...

Yumm! I think I might actually like that healthy meal haha. & Tyler looks so sweet helping... or maybe more like playing lol :)

Kimberley said...

that looks delish! love me some guac! :) that tyler, what a good helper :)

Dorothy said...

Great looking meal! I need to eat like that! How nice the Tyler helps you!

Jenn said...

Your modified meal looks very yummy! That is a great way to make mexican healthy. We started eating ground turkey last year and we like it. To help with the transition I would mix it with extra lean groung beef until we were more used to the taste.

And what a blessing to have your son help with those precious kiddos!

Jenn said...

*ground :) not groung! Ha!

Kelley said...

That looks so delicious! I am going to try that. Surely I can't mess that up. (Not much of a cooker. Working on it. ha!)What a great helper Tyler is!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Have you ever tried quinoa? I've been using it as a base for my taco salad (instead of chips) because it's SUPER high protein, very filling, and it's really good with taco meat, salsa, a sprinkle of cheese and salsa on top.

I buy it in bulk at my health food store but I've seen it at Walmart (much more pricey than the bulk aisle though!). It cooks quickly too. I wonder how the calorie count compares?