Create a Healthier Taco

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If you're celebrating National Taco Day, we're here to help you enjoy those tacos in a fresh and healthy way. Check out these tips from SwedishAmerican dietitians for ways to lighten up your celebration:

  • Instead of using taco meat made entirely of ground beef, replace half with lentils. They offer the same texture as ground beef, but adds fiber to the meal.
  • Replace meat entirely with black beans and corn for a vegetarian option.
  • Reduce fat in your meal by using flour tortillas instead of hard shells.
  • Don't forget to beef up the veggies! Add tomato, onion, a dark-leaf lettuce and avocado in lieu of guacamole to your taco. You can get creative with other veggies, too: peppers, cabbage, shredded carrots or zucchini or spinach.
  • Be creative with your protein choice. You can make tacos with shredded chicken or pork, ground turkey, or strips of steak.