Healthy Taco Bowl

Healthy and yummy taco bowl.

Healthy Taco Bowl

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean turkey, ground
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups baby kale and greens mix or other salad
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • Creamy avocado dressing
  • cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, add ground turkey. Begin to cook. Before completely brown, stir in onions. Continue to cook turkey and onions until turkey is golden brown and onions are tender.
  2. Drain off excess fat.
  3. Stir in can of tomatoes and green chilies with juices. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Season with salt.
  5. Cook until juices have reduced.
  6. In a separate pan seasoned with olive oil, sauté or grill bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes until tender. Season with salt.
  7. In a separate serving bowl, toss baby kale or mixed greens with creamy avocado dressing.
  8. To serve, place salad greens in bowl, top with cooked ground turkey, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and avocado. Garnish with cilantro.
  9. Serve with additional cilantro vinaigrette on the side.
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Creamy Avocado Dressing

Yield: 3/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor or blender, blend together avocado, cilantro, yogurt, green onion, and garlic. Add lime juice.
  2. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Thin dressing with milk to desired consistency.
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