Taco Night Essentials
4 solid recipes, top product picks, and all of the ingredients necessary to make any night the ultimate taco night, Tanya-style.
Is it Tuesday yet?! Tanya Zuckerbrot is known for her Taco Tuesdays… And Wednesday, Thursdays, and yes, the rest of them as well. Any night can be the ultimate taco night, as long as you have the right stuff on the Taco Table (otherwise known as dining table). Here is the recipe for a perfect Taco Night:
Traditional Taco Meat with homemade seasoning – No El Paso used here! With a homemade seasoning blend, this taco meat recipe is zesty, flavorful, and all natural. This recipe uses lean ground beef, but lean ground turkey works just as well too!
Amy’s Organic Refried Beans – I love this product! Aside from packing 6g fiber per serving, Amy’s refried beans are also great because they’re much lower in fat than traditional refried beans.They’re made without lard, so they contain only 3g fat per serving, and they’re vegan. They’re also organic and beyond easy to prepare—all you need is a can opener!
Roasted Corn Salsa – This recipe not only adds a burst of fresh flavor and color, but even a touch of sweetness, which comes from the roasting. Disclaimer: this recipe is for Step 2 of the F-Factor Diet because it contains corn.
Spanish Style Miracle Rice – This vegan recipe is so delicious, you (and your family and friends) will almost forget that it’s high in fiber and low in calories—giving you three reasons to to throw a fiesta!
#FFACTORAPPROVED Spicy Margaritas – Need we say more!? Make just one, or a whole pitcher. This cocktail does not disappoint!
Lettuce wraps – We used to do taco shells for the kids, and large Romaine lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps for the adults, but they work so well and are so delicious, my kids are all for them too!
Non fat Greek yogurt– Instead of sour cream! No preparation required—just pour in bowl and no one will know the difference!
Additional toppings – diced red onion, cilantro, lime wedges, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, fat-free shredded mozzarella, fat-free shredded cheddar cheese, the list goes on so get creative! Put the toppings out in small bowls and let everyone dress their tacos as they wish. The more flavors, the better—and all of them are #FFACTORAPPROVED.
Perhaps the best best part of the whole enchilada is that you can use leftovers to create a salad for the next day. The taco meat and corn salsa alone add so much flavor, additional dressing isn’t even needed!