Hello!! Happy Wednesday!!
So- my brain has been foggy the last couple of days and I had planned on sharing some fun Walmart finds with you today- UNTIL I realized it was the 3rd Wednesday of the Month...which means it's Recipe Club day (I plan on sharing my Walmart finds tomorrow)!
My blogging buddies Johannah and Heather host this super fun link-up and it's one of my favorites to participate in every month!
Today, I am not necessarily sharing a recipe, as much as I am a "method."
I don't know a person out there who doesn't love tacos/burrito bowls. We are BIG fans- and we have some form of tacos EVERY Tuesday night!
Taco salads and burrito bowls are two of my favorite things to have for dinner because they are healthy, customizable and fit great within the Weight Watchers plan.
So- today- I thought I would show you how I make my Weight Watchers friendly taco salad!
I start off by cutting up several peppers. I LOVE red, orange and yellow peppers! They come in a bag of 3 at Aldi for around $2.89.
I spray the peppers with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkle some salt, pepper, garlic powder and maybe a little cumin if I feel like it- and put them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 30 minutes. They roast up beautifully and they are SO good. These peppers add SO much "oomph" to my salad and are 0 Smartpoints!!
While my peppers are in the oven roasting, I dump a bag of cauliflower rice in a microwave safe bowl and cook it. I buy these bags of riced cauliflower at Trader Joes- they are in the fresh produce section. I freeze them immediately when I get home and 1 entire bag cooks up in the microwave in about 5-7 minutes! I like to season my cauliflower rice with some salt, pepper and a couple spoonfuls of salsa! This is another 0 Smartpoint food!!
I shared last week about my two favorite kinds of ground turkey. I use the same kind for our taco night. I don't always have the Jennie-O 99/1 ground turkey on hand- just depends if I have picked some up at Super Target or not. I always pick up a couple packages of Fit and Active 93/7 ground turkey on my weekly shopping trip to Aldi because I use it for everything- tacos, meatballs, turkey burgers- you name it!
I brown up my ground turkey using this DIY Taco Seasoning and then put it in a tupperware so it is easy to reheat it when it is time for dinner!
Five ounces of the Fit & Active 93/7 ground turkey is 4 Smartpoints! (I use a food scale to measure how many ounces of ground turkey I put on my plate :)
As I have mentioned many times before, I do not eat dairy products- so no cheese or sour cream for me! My two favorite toppings are guacamole- I get this kind of guacamole at Aldi and it is SO good! It is 2 Smartpoints for 2 tablespoons. It is also Whole30 compliant if you happen to be following that plan!
Finally, I top my taco salad with some salsa- this is our favorite kind (you guessed it- it's from Aldi- HA!) 2 tablespoons of this salsa is 0 Smartpoints! If you have more than that- it is no longer '0' and you have to account for it :)
And here is my super YUMMY, HUGE taco salad!! You can see some sliced chicken breast on the side of my salad- on this particular night- I added that to my salad because we had some leftover in the fridge.
This big plate of food is 7 Smartpoints!! (I am not counting the chicken- that is an extra 2 points).
A lot of people ask me if I make myself and my family different meals. And the answer is a big NO. HA! Every meal I plan out totally works with Weight Watchers and that is another reason why I love being a WW member so much!
Aaron has this exact same taco salad- except I give him more ground turkey and he might crush up a few tortilla chips on top of his salad. I also add a little bit of shredded cheese and light sour cream on top of his salad.
I make the kids "Mexican pizzas" using tostada shells! I melt some shredded cheddar on the tostada, top with some ground turkey and they get a side of corn and applesauce.
And there you have it- this is how our family does taco night!!
I would love to know- do you have taco night or make burrito bowls regularly at your house?
How do you make them?
To change it up sometimes- I will make shredded salsa chicken in the crockpot or we might use left over shredded pork tenderloin in place of ground turkey! We also love to add refried black beans every once and awhile!
Hope you have the BEST day!