I love Mexican food, but usually don't love the way it makes me feel afterwards. Since I have been on the Swank diet, I have altered regular Mexican dishes to be low fat and they make me feel GREAT afterwards! They taste amazing too. Turkey Tacos are one of my favorite meals and it is extremely easy.  I made this meal in less than 30 minutes today. 

Also, I used an organic taco dinner kit and these are the only ones I recommend for you to use.  Regular taco kits have fattening ingredients and/or very unhealthy ingredients such as MSG, hydrogenated oils, palm or coconut oil. You can find an organic taco dinner kit at Whole Foods, sometimes Publix Greenwise, or your neighborhood organic food store. :) 

- Garden of Eatin! Yellow Corn Taco Dinner Kit
- 1 package of Extra Lean Ground Turkey (I like Jenny-O)
- 1 TSP of vegetable oil (I like Mazola) 
- 1 package taco seasoning (comes with kit)
- 3/4 cup of water

For the toppings (make sure to have some extra for taco salad leftovers): 
- Non-fat/Low-fat plain yogurt
- Kraft Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
- Onions, chopped
- Tomatoes, chopped 
- Lettuce, shredded (I usually buy a head of lettuce so I can make taco salad the next day)
- Fat Free Refried Beans (I like Old El Paso)
- Taco Sauce/Hot Sauce if you like 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  

Prepare your toppings.  Chop the onions and tomatoes and set them aside. Put the refried beans in a small pot on low until heated through, stirring occasionally. Gather the cheese and yogurt and also set aside.  

Once the toppings are ready, put the vegetable oil in the pain and brown the turkey over medium heat until the turkey turns from pink to white.  Make sure to break the turkey into tiny pieces.  Once the turkey is cooked and ground up, add 3/4 cup of water and the taco seasoning.  Mix well until everything is combined and all the meat is coated with the seasoning. Simmer the meat for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed (since there is barely any fat in this dish, this will happen quickly). 

While the meat is simmering, place the taco shells on a baking sheet and bake them for 5 minutes.  

After the taco shells and meat are ready, set your table and prepare your tacos! This meal is also amazing the next day in a taco salad - mmmm! 

Enjoy this extremely tasty and easy dish!
Here is the taco salad the next day.  Leftovers can be so delicious! 

9/7/2009 05:57:35 pm

Thanks for sharing this. This is great for a ww diet! :)

9/8/2009 05:03:29 pm

No problem, Jenny! This is super easy and everyone I have made it for loves it. Let me know how it goes if you make it. :) Good luck with WW!

9/10/2009 02:04:32 pm

I absolutely love your blog and your story. My grandmother has MS, and I really admire her for fighting so hard. When she was diagnosed (many moons ago), there weren't many medications to help treat. Right now she is in her upper 70s and still fighting strong.
Keep sharing these healthy recipes. I love them!

9/14/2009 05:44:22 pm

Thank you so much, craftybaker! Your are too sweet and put a huge smile on my face!

3/7/2011 09:39:51 am

A day without laughter is a day wasted.


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