Turkey Soft Tacos

turkey taco
Our resident “Ask a Dietitian”, Joanne sent me this recipe. She says its a “quick and easy weeknight dinner” that you can help mom prepare. It’s Healthy and a great source of fiber but don’t tell her teens, because they love it.

  • 2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 can (796ml/28 fl oz) tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (540 ml/19 oz) white beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 package (39 g) chili seasoning mix
  • 16 medium whole-wheat tortilla shells
  • Fixings: Grated lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa, grated cheddar, avocados
  1. In a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, brown turkey. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add tomato sauce, beans, cream cheese and chili seasoning. Stir until well combined and cream cheese is melted. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Place approximately ¼-½ cup of turkey mixture (depending on size desired) on a whole-wheat tortilla. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, avacado and cheese as desired. Fold the sides over filling and roll the tortilla like an envelope.
  4. Enjoy.
NOTES: This mixture freezes really well. Makes a great leftover lunch sent to school in a thermos with baked pita chips for scooping or rolled in a soft tortilla.

Calories: 144  Fat: 8.1 g   Carbohydrates: 16.6 g    Sugars: 10 g    Fiber: 2.5 g  Protein: 3.8 g  Sodium: 47 mg Potassium: 60 mg

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