Lindsay's Tasty Tacos

Screen shot 2017 05 15 at 12.21.42 pm

Joan Lunden

Recipes /

Tacos large

Tacos are on the exclusive list of Six Things My Kids Will Eat in Life. The trick is how to vary those items and keep your kids happy. Put out bowls of optional toppings and let the kids be creative. When kids choose their own foods, they're more likely to eat.

Makes 12 tacos

1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound ground raw turkey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup Roasted Fresh Tomato Sauce or your favorite purchased brand
1 cup Chicken Broth or canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
12 taco shells
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup coarsely grated carrots
1 cup shredded low fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt, or low fat sour cream
1/2 cup sliced, pitted olives, optional

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the onion and the garlic in the oil over moderately low heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the turkey, and cook the mixture over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until the turkey is no longer pink. Add the chili powder, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and the chicken broth, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, arrange the taco shells on a baking sheet and heat them in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until warm.

To serve, spoon the turkey mixture into the shells and top with the garnishes.

Nutritional Analysis per taco, with all optional toppings: 183 calories; 49% calories from fat; 10 grams of flit; 304 milligrams of sodium

Nutritional Analysis per taco, without any optional toppings: 132 calories; 50% calories from fat; 8 grams of fat; 205 milligrams of sodium

Source: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking by Joan Lunden and Laura Morton - See more at:

Categories: Recipes
About The Author
Screen shot 2017 05 15 at 12.21.42 pm

Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

comments powered by Disqus