Tacos are fun to make and can be made healthier if prepared at home using lean meat and fresh vegetables. You don’t even need sour cream or sauces loaded with sugar, salt or fat; just a little avocado, cilantro and lime juice sprinkled on top makes it wonderful.
Lean ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef, because it’s lower in fat, and there’s barely any grease as it cooks...this means your taco shell won’t get soggy and fall apart as soon as you make it! Turkey also contains magnesium, selenium, vitamin D and lots of protein. Studies show more magnesium and selenium in your diet can lower your risk of colon cancer. Increasing vitamin D as well can lower risk for women specifically.
For the sake of colon health, you want to aim for eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. Onions, tomatoes, arugula, and avocado all contain fiber, vitamins and minerals your body needs. Avocados have the most fiber (13.5 grams in one medium avocado) and most of that is insoluble fiber which helps escort waste and toxins out of your body.
Of course, it’s not a taco at all if these yummy ingredients are not placed in a taco shell or tortilla. The corn shells and tortillas I use for this recipe are low fat and give you an extra gram of fiber with each and every one you eat.
Ingredients (makes about 12 tacos):
Mild taco seasoning (makes 1 tbsp):