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Taco Salad

Howdy Folks,

Well we did it!!  We made it to Friday.  This week, seemed like such a long week, I never thought Friday would get here.  So how was your week?  On a positive note, I got my Amercian Red Cross Donation Card,  I found out I’m A Positive! Is that a good grade?  lol  I’m kidding!  Funny, at my age I didn’t know my blood type.  I know that’s kind of sad!

Well, on another topic, I have to say Thursday was quite a day, we had a 3.6 Earthquake in the morning and my friend, Nicole, text me first thing this morning to tell me.  Whenever there’s an earthquake people from all over must tell me.  Probably because I always say, I know it’s coming and then my friend Andrea and I start looking up what to do and then we predict what would happen if one happened.  Were kind of crazy about it!  It seems California has been rockin and rolling the past couple of weeks.  I hope that the little earthquakes is all were going to have.  They say the little ones is good, it’s when we don’t have any and then a big one hits from all the pressure!  Eck!!!  I only felt a few earthquakes living here and it’s scary and kind of cool in a weird way, as long as there is no damage!

Speaking of Rockin and Rolling I made a Taco Salad that Rocks!   It’s healthy and best of all quick!!!

First I cooked the ground beef and then I start to layer.  First layer, 1/2 cup of Mexican Lite Cheese!!

Then 1 Cup of your favorite Salsa!  I used Trader Joe’s Chunky Salsa.

1/4 Cup of Greek Yogurt

4 Cups of Shredded Romaine Lettuce.

Top with Black Olives and Tomato

Serve on Tortilla Chips and Load with Hot Sauce!

Taco Salad

1lbs. Lean Ground Beef (I used 96/4)

2 Tbsp. of Taco Seasoning

1/4 Cup of Water

1/2 Cup of Lite Mexican Cheese – Shredded

1 Cup Salsa

1/4 Cup of Plain, Non-fat Greek Yogurt

4 Cups of Romaine Lettuce – Shredded

2 Tbsp.  Black Olives

1 Small Tomato – Diced

1/4 of a serving of Tortilla Chips – I used Guiltless Gourmet


In a pan/skillet, fry up your ground beef, until no pink remains and is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

Add your taco seasoning and water.  Cook until water is evaporated.

Time to layer!  In a Pyrex dish or any big dish you like, add your cooked Ground Beef, Cheese, Yogurt, Lettuce, Black Olives and Tomato.

On your dinner plate, add your tortilla chips, top with salad and add your hot sauce.  I didn’t add hot sauce or any kind of heat to the salad, I like to let people add there own hot sauce!  But for me, I like it spicy!!!

You could add chili peppers to the ground beef or jalapenos to the salad.  You can add nacho cheese or anything you like!!!

Calories with Chips:  252,  Fat:  8.8g,  Cholesterol:  77,  Potassium: 173,  Carbs 10,  Fiber:  1.4,  Sugar:  2,  Protein:  31

How do you like your Taco Salad?  I also like it with shredded chicken, but my family likes beef better!!!

This would be great to make a huge batch and serve it at a football party!   Have a big bowl of tortilla chips and a side of hot sauce!

Have a great weekend!!!

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