Classic Taco Salad

Steph Wagner

September 7, 2018

Classic Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

 

An easy post-op WLS friendly lunch or dinner

 
Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipe for a simple and yummy taco salad! Turkey taco meat with fresh and easy ingredients for a high protein, low carb lunch or dinner with great flavors. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

I have to admit, sometimes I hesitate to post such a simple recipe for a classic taco salad.

I think to myself, everyone already knows this easy meal idea. This is nothing new.

So why am I sitting here typing up this recipe and sharing a photo? Well, I’ve noticed sometimes my most simple recipes are the ones people want the most. Maybe you know this recipe already and you forgot about it. Maybe you’ve just never thrown together this version without the chips or rice bariatric patients needs to be avoiding.

Regardless of what brought you here to this recipe, I posted it for you to enjoy :)

I also use this recipe in my written meal plans! Members to my website have access to meal plans I’ve written and this meal is so easily stored for lunches I love to include it.

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Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipe for a simple and yummy taco salad! Turkey taco meat with fresh and easy ingredients for a high protein, low carb lunch or dinner with great flavors. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

Classic Taco Salad

Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Classic taco salad that can also be stored in a mason jar and eaten for lunches later in the week.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Bibb lettuce washed and torn
  • 2 cups salsa of choice
  • 1/2 cup 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Brown the ground turkey. Drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water and turn heat to low.
  • Divide lettuce among plates (or mason jars if making salad jars for lunches, but add lettuce last).
  • Top with taco meat, salsa, Greek yogurt and cheese. (For mason jars layers: salsa, lettuce, taco meat, cheese and yogurt. If you prefer warm taco meat on your salad store separately to heat before tossing with salad).

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1339IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Classic Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 925mg40%
Potassium 565mg16%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1339IU27%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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