Lettuce Tacos

Servings 4

I have a love for Mexican food but unfortunately all the yummy deliciousness of Mexican food isn’t quite on my eating plan these days. I’ve made these lettuce tacos twice now, each a little different.

First Round

The first time I made them was with tofu, the healthiest refried beans I could find from Whole Foods, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, a Mexican blend cheese (there wasn’t almond cheese at the supermarket I was shopping at that day) and iceberg lettuce.

Ingredients

1 cup firm tofu – cubed

1 can refried beans

10 ounces grape tomatoes

1 bell pepper

1/4 cup low fat Mexican blend cheese

1 head of large iceberg lettuce (pull off four piece to use as your tortilla/taco shell)

1/4 cup diced yellow onion

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Directions

Saute the onion.

Add bell pepper and saute.

Combine beans, tofu, half the tomatoes, seasonings and cook over medium heat. (approx 10 minutes).

Pull apart 4 pieces of lettuce and add the mixture to the lettuce.

Garnish with tomatoes and almond cheese.

*Here, you can also add avocado or hot sauce.

Second Round

Ingredients

1/2 pound lean ground turkey

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1 bell pepper

10 oz cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup jalapeño almond cheese

1 packet of Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix (it has all the same seasonings as above but has a few additional ingredients such as sea salt, sugar, black pepper and oregano)

1/4 cup yellow onion

1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

Saute the onion with olive oil.

Add the lean ground beef and bell pepper and saute until cooked.

Add black beans and corn and continue to cook on medium heat.

Add half of the tomatoes and taco seasoning and continue to cook over medium heat.

Pull apart 4 pieces of lettuce and add the mixture to the lettuce.

Garnish with tomatoes and almond cheese.

*Here, you can also add avocado or hot sauce.

Either way you make it you will be sure to enjoy this alternative to Mexican cuisine.

Enjoy!

xx

Andrea

 

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