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.

Servings: 2


Ingredients Measures
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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1
Calories 590
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 57mg
Sodium 1200mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Protein 38g

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