Turkey Tacos

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So my son really wanted homemade meatballs for dinner one night last week and there was just no time. I was debating on whether to post this because it is kind of a no-brainer. But I thought you would appreciate the healthy spin on it!  This is kind of a new thing for us and luckily both kids love them. In a pinch, while still getting a healthy meal on the table, this is what I do.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of lean ground turkey – at least the 93% lean (usually about 20 oz. in package)
  • Lawry’s Taco seasoning packet 1 oz. (I have been searching for taco seasoning that does NOT have MSG) These do not! But for those with allergens, it does contain milk & wheat. Found in the ethnic foods isle (where the Mexican, Asian and Italian foods are)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 taco shells – look at the ingredients at the regular brands. You would be amazed that almost all of them contain hydrogenated oils. I go with the organic isle here. Garden of Eatin’ is the brand and they are yummy. Mix up the colors and do some yellow and some blue. My kids get a kick out of it.
  • 1 8oz. 2% reduced fat cheddar, shredded  (mild or sharp depending on your preference)
  • Lite sour cream or greek yogurt (again, your preference – yogurt is healthier!)
  • Shredded romaine lettuce and or baby spinach (more nutritionally sound than iceburg!)
  • Serve with brown rice and black beans.

In a large non-stick skillet, cook the turkey meat on medium until the pink is all gone. You can drain the fat. Add the Lawry’s seasoning packet along with 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce to low and let simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, warm up your taco shells in the oven around 300 for 5-7 minutes. Spoon the taco meat into the shells and put on your favorite toppings. ENJOY!!!

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About whats4dinner2nite

I love to cook but have been running out of time to prepare healthy and affordable meals for my family every night. Fast food is not an option for us and I thought with a little planning I could help other parents with the dreaded question of, "what's for dinner tonight?" My goal is to lay out a menu for the week with recipes and sales at my favorite grocery store, Giant. Happy healthy cooking to all and to all a yummy night!

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