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Old 06-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #11
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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.
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

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:21 PM   #12
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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.....
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