October 21, 2009

Taco Tuesday - Light Turkey Tacos with Veggies

Last night I was craving tacos, but healthy ones of course. I looked all over Cooking Light, since that is my go to recipe source right now, but the Hubs found a great recipe on Gina's WW Recipes.

These Turkey Tacos with Veggies is adapted from Gina's Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. Which, if your interested are 3 Weight Watcher's points, but I have no idea how many points are in my adaptation.

1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 small onion, minced
3/4 cup water
4 oz tomato sauce
1 large zucchini cut longways about 1" long
1 tomato chopped
8 large lettuce romaine lettuce leaves

1. Brown turkey in skillet, breaking into desired pieces, until there is NO pink.

2. Add garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder, paprika, oregano, mushrooms, onion, water & tomato sauce. Mix well and simmer for 10 mins.

3. Add zucchini and and tomato. Continue simmering for 10 mins.

4. Wash and dry lettuce. Place meat in the middle of lettuce and add your choice of toppings. We chose 2% reduced fat shredded cheese, a tiny bit of avocado, salsa and a little Tofutti Sour Cream.*

I cannot believe a meal with absolutely no carbs was this tasty! AND that the Hubs discovered it! We will definitely be making this again :)

* The Hubs has a very picky stomach... he is lactose intolerant, but can handle cheese with lactaid pills. However, no amount of lactaid can save him from ice cream, sour cream, butter or cream. This makes cooking for him very interesting.


Miss Mojito said...

Ok now tell me the truth, how good is the Tofutti Sour Cream compared to real sour cream??

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

Truth - DOESN'T EVEN COMPARE! But you mix it w/ something else and it's good enough for the Hubs who's never had the real thing.

Miss Mojito said...

Haha, I figured if it's not good fat-free then there can't be one that good that's "Tofu" related.

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