Quick ’n Healthy Taco Salad

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I have another Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along, Quick ’n Healthy Taco Salad. There is a recipe for both the Dressing and Salad and to make the Dressing you’ll be needing Light Sour Cream, Low Fat Plain Yogurt, Cilantro, Lime Juice, and Garlic Salt. Then to make the Salad you’ll be needing Red Bell Peppers, Ground Beef, Chili Powder, Salsa, Romaine Lettuce, Green Onions, Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese, Tomatoes, and Reduced Fat Tortilla Strips. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Quick ’n Healthy Taco Salad
Toss those dull lettuce bowls and try a delicious Quick ’n Healthy Taco Salad. This recipe is courtesy of Eat More of What You Love: Over 200 Brand-New Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories, by award-winning registered dietitian and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Marlene Koch.

1/3 cup light sour cream
1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, loosely packed
2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

Cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 cup salsa
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 green onions, sliced
3/4 cup reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
Reduced-fat tortilla strips, optional

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 salad (1/4 of recipe)

1. Combine all ingredients for dressing in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add diced pepper and sauté 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the beef and chili powder to the pan and sauté 5 to 6 minutes, or until meat is well-browned. Stir in the salsa and cook for one minute to combine.

3. Place 1 1/2 cups chopped lettuce onto each of four plates. Top each salad with 3/4 cup of the meat mixture. Sprinkle on 1/4 of the green onions, 3 tablespoons cheese and 3 tablespoons of dressing. Garnish with tomato wedges and optional tortilla strips, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 280 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 45 mg, Sodium: 460 mg, Fiber: 3 g

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