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Who says tacos need to be loaded with carbs? My version swaps the shells for lettuce!

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Tyson describes them as “tacos without taco,” and I guess that’s fair. But he agrees with me that they’re delicious, shell or no shell. This is a great, light dinner for summer (or any time, really).

You will need:

Meat

  • Ground turkey breast
  • â…” cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup hot Mexican tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chicken broth

Homemade pico de gallo

  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Cilantro
  • ½ purple onion, chopped
  • 1 lime

Toppings

  • Cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Homemade pico de gallo

And, of course, you’ll need romaine lettuce to replace the taco shells.

Tip: When you’re cutting up onions, wear your children’s swim goggles. They’ll prevent your eyes from watering!

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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