This hearty meal is perfect after an intense workout. It's filled with electrolytes, healthy carbs to replenish your energy stores and protein to boost recovery. If you prefer, use turkey instead of beef.
|Lean ground longhorn, buffalo, or beef (93% lean or higher)||8 oz|
|Taco seasoning||1 package|
|Sweet red, yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced||1 pepper|
|Sweet purple onion, sliced||1/2 cup|
|Kidney beans, canned and drained||1/2 cup|
|Whole kernel Mexican-style corn, drained||1/2 cup|
|Low-fat cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, shredded||1/4 cup|
|Chunky-style garden salsa, mild or spicy||1/2 cup|
Brown ground meat in pan. Pour off any fat.
Mix in taco seasoning and set aside.
Toss pepper, onion and tomatoes with lettuce. Add kidney beans and corn. Chill.
Mix ground beef with vegetables and top with cheese and salsa. Serve with baked tortilla chips.
Variations: Add low fat sour cream and/or sliced avocado.
Make soft tacos by rolling leftover salad in a low fat flour tortilla.
To reduce sodium, rinse beans and corn or use fresh beans and corn; use fresh salsa.
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