Originally Posted by suziquzie
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