Taco Tuesday: The Healthy Way

Taco night was my favorite as a kid. I loved coming to dinner with an empty taco shell on my plate and a table full of goodies to stuff it with (it was like an art project you could eat!!). Of course, that was before the other members of my family became vegans so beef and cheese were always staples on the table.

Now, I still enjoy taco nights, but I do it a little differently than I used to. The ingredients may be healthier, but the fun (and the mess) of eating a taco is still the same. Because if you don’t have salsa all over your hands and face, are you actually eating a taco??

(Shout out to my awesome friend, Dylan, for inspiring this recipe!)

 

Lettuce Tacos (makes a lot of tacos 😉 )

INGREDIENTS

Salsa:

¾ can black beans

¾ can kidney beans

1 can corn

2 Roma Tomatoes, diced

1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pepper & other spices to taste!

 

1 Pack Extra Firm Tofu, sautéed

1 Bell Pepper, sautéed

½ Onion, sautéed

Romaine Lettuce (for shell)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients for salsa in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes (until warm)
  2. Sauté Tofu (Tip: To make really good tofu, dry it, cut it into slabs, sauté in olive oil on high until golden brown, flip, and remove from pan when other side is golden brown)
  3. Sauté pepper and onion
  4. Fill the lettuce shell with your homemade salsa, tofu, peppers, and onions and enjoy just like a traditional taco!! (Don’t forget the napkins!)

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 How do you do Taco Tuesday? Share your favorite taco recipes in the comment section below!

 

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6 thoughts on “Taco Tuesday: The Healthy Way

  1. What a great idea for a taco! I’m thinking a little avocado might be a good addition, that is, if you have a $1.50 for an avocado. . Funny thing, I just bought an Oneida knife yesterday . . .

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