Just because you’re following a diet or one of our awesome weight management programs, it doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite foods. This recipe for a Low Carb taco salad is an excellent example of how you can attain better health through nutrition and reach your weight loss goals with healthy but delicious meals. It’s extremely easy to prepare and can be served as lunch or dinner.
By leaving out the fattening tortilla chips or taco shell, this salad becomes a low carb dish rich with beneficial nutrients. The Romaine lettuce packs a fiber punch and the avocado is loaded with healthy fats, such as omega 3 fatty acids, that boost your health and keep you full for longer. The tomatoes are loaded with important nutrients and antioxidants including lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, choline, alpha-lipoic acid, and vitamins A and C. Cucumbers are packed with potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin K and several B vitamins. Scallions are one of the richest sources of vitamin K and boast vitamin A, lutein and zea-xanthin, while the chili powder helps rev your metabolism for a fat burning effect.
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1 pound ground beef
1 large tomato, diced
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 Haas avocado, chopped
1 cup scallions, diced
½ cup black olives, sliced
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 1/2 cups grated, low fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
1 tbsp chili powder
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Saute the beef in a skillet. Season with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and chili powder.
Toss the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, scallions, avocado and olives together in a bowl. Add the beef, sprinkle with cheese and top with sour cream and salsa. Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!