"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Salads & Salad Dressings
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by suziquzie View Post
I've been avoiding this thread because I've been craving a taco salad for a month or so.
Great. Now I may have to act on my craving.
Thanks!!!
It's actually a pretty healthy dish if you make a few changes:

- Cut about a dozen corn tortillas into wedges and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Use these instead of the Doritos - this will remove a lot of the fat and salt from the dish. If you don't use fried taco salad shells, you're eliminating another big source of fat.
- Add more veggies, like diced peppers and avocado.
- I use taco sauce or salsa for a dressing.
- Have some fat-free refried beans on the side.

Also, don't think about the fat in the cheese (get low-fat if it's a big concern) - think about the healthy protein, calcium and fat-soluble vitamins you're getting
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 11:21 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
suziquzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
I have NO WORRIES about fat in cheese, reduced fat cheese just doesn't do it for me. Reduced fat anything doesn't really make me thrilled.....
It's all in the moderation and MOVING!!!
Thanks for the ideas GG!!!
__________________

__________________
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salad, taco salad

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.