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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Healthier 'Alternative' Recipe

For the Plumping your Pumpkin challenge over on Choosing to Lose, this week's bonus challenge was to find a healthier alternative to your favorite 'fatty' recipe. My ALL TIME favorite is Taco Salads...decked out:

Here's what I found:
The new recipe is quickly becoming a favorite! I love Hungry Girl's recipe. We have it regularly here now! Here's the old one, Taco Salads have ALWAYS been my favorite! Now I eat them with a lot less fat & lots less calories:

Traditional Taco Salad:
Shell, Refried Beans, Hamburger, Quacamole, Cheese, Tomatoes, Sour Cream

Serving Size: 1 salad (including shell)
Calories: 945
Fat: 57g
Carbs: 72g
Sodium: 1,910mg
Fiber: 12g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 38g

POINTS® value 23*

Hungry Girls Rockin Taco Salad

HG's Rockin' Taco Salad


Taco salads have been around since the '60s. And they seem to be getting greasier and more calorie-packed as the decades pass. Not to worry -- HG is here with a version that has a mere FRACTION of the calories and fat of your typical taco salad. Here's the scoop...

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 package Boca Meatless Chili (or about 2/3 cup of another low-fat veggie chili**)
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1 tbsp. chopped or sliced black olives
6 Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips (any flavor -- or any other baked tortilla chips**), crushed

Prepare chili as directed on package. Place lettuce in a big bowl. Top with tomatoes, chili and cheese. Then add the olives and sour cream. Finish off with the crushed tortilla chips, and enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 salad (entire recipe)
Calories: 230
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 794mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 10g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 23g

POINTS® value 4*

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