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Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell style mexican pizza.. made a little healthier! Yes, even as a dietitian, I do have fast food cravings and a Taco Bell mexican pizza is one of them! Try this homemade version for a healthier alternative. 

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1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
1 packet taco seasoning (I use Penzeys taco seasoning)
1/2 cup water
6 medium size flour tortillas
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (16 oz) can red enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and pepper-jack cheese
1 tomato, diced
1 green onion, diced
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Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa

A delicious and easy breakfast taco! Not just for breakfast, great for a simple dinner too. Mix it up and add in some fajita style veggies – sliced bell peppers and onions. Serve with fresh fruit for a complete meal.


1 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp minced jalapeño pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp fresh lime juice, divided
1 tsp minced garlic, divided
1 cup refried beans
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp low-fat milk
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped green onions
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tsp reduced-fat sour cream Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

An easy and delicious beef taco! Start in the morning before heading to work and come home to a delicious, warm & slightly spicy meal! I like to make mexican rice with some of the leftover juices from the slow cooker.


2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp paprika
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs boneless chuck roast
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10.5 oz) can beef broth
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1-2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
tortillas (I use whole wheat)
taco toppings (avocado, lettuce, tomato, salsa, rice, cheese, refried beans… etc) Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken Tacos

This simple recipe is very versatile! You can use the salsa water that is leftover to make a mexican rice side dish. You can also use any leftover chicken for a mexican tortilla soup, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, with beans & rice, on nachos, and more!


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
16 oz salsa
tortillas (use corn or whole wheat for extra health benefits)
taco toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, etc)

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