Taco Recipe – Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

This taco recipe is loaded with kale, mixed greens, carrots, onion, and even celery!  I LOVE hiding vegetables in the foods my kids love.  I did it with beef stroganoff (HERE) and cauliflower mac-n-cheese (HERE).  I can increase our fiber and nutrient intake, and the family has no idea!  The veg absorbs the flavor of the meat and the taco seasoning, and helps stretch my dollar because it can double the amount of meat!

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

 

Hiding vegetables in meals:

This is a trick I learned from my Mom.  When I was growing up, my Mom would make tacos with grated potatoes and carrots.  She grew up during the depression and was great at stretching a dollar!  Now that I’m a Mom I absolutely love this trick because it helps make our meals healthier.   I grab items we have on hand in the fridge.  This time it was carrots, celery, kale, some mixed salad greens, and an onion.  Other good items are cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage.  The boys and I don’t like mushrooms, but since they are so healthy, I like to add those as well.  This is a great way to get more variety with your veggies.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

Taco Recipe

Step 1:  Toss some veggies in your food processor and mince them.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

2.  Add them to the skillet while browning your ground beef.  The veg will absorb the flavor of the meat.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

3.  Prepare the ground beef according to the instructions on your taco seasoning packet.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

4.  Assemble tacos!  I like mine with a little grated cheese and sliced avocado.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

The boys prefer a soft taco / wrap.

Taco Recipe - How I Make Super Healthy Tacos My Kids LOVE

You may notice in the above photo some organic corn and black beans.  I added those just before the meat finished browning, to heat them up.

Trader Joes organic frozen corn tacos

My favorite thing to make the day after taco day is nachos with the leftover meat!

Late July organic tortilla chips nachos with veggie meat and homemade guacamole

 

My Guacamole Recipe:

easy guacamole recipe

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