Homemade Walking Tacos

Homemade Walking Tacos

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

These kid-friendly tacos take the mess out of taco time with a convenient holding pouch.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 8 ounces uncooked ground turkey breast
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 5 100-calorie packages nacho cheese-flavor tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • ⅔ cup diced tomato
  • ⅓ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 5 teaspoons light sour cream


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  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey breast, onion and sweet pepper. Cook until turkey is no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Stir in taco seasoning, the water and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  2. Meanwhile, open the bags of tortilla chips; if desired, gently crush chips. Add lettuce to the bags. Top with cooked turkey mixture, tomato and cheese. Top each with a teaspoon of the sour cream. Use a fork to mix together and eat from the bag.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 walking taco
  • Per serving: 207 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1,353 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 82 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 327 mg sodium; 123 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (27% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, 1½ lean protein, 1 starch, ½ vegetables

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