Everything tastes better out of a bowl. Especially when that bowl is edible. Pile these taco salads high with veggies, creamy avocado, and taco-seasoned chicken for a healthy dinner – taco Tuesdays just got an upgrade 😉
Back in college, Bry’s mom bought him and his roommates The Perfect Tortilla Bowls. While I’m usually suspicious of as-seen-on-TV stuff, these things are legit! From a nutrition standpoint they allow for a much more balanced meal: less carbs (after all you only need one tortilla per bowl) and plenty of room to get a healthy dose of veggies, lean protein, and a few dollops of healthy fats – after all it isn’t taco night without avocado. A trick for keeping this healthy dinner to becoming a calorie bomb: start with the vegetables. Fill your taco bowl at least halfway up with spinach, grilled peppers, zucchini, or any other vegetable you want to include. Then go ahead and add on your protein and fats (my go-to’s are usually avocado, Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of shredded cheese).
There are numerous tortilla bowl makers out there and I highly encourage you to grab some. They are always a hit when we have company over!
Oh, and you may be wondering about Bry’s famous chicken. A year or two ago when Bry and I were visiting my family in Denver we cooked my mom, dad, and grandma chicken tacos (my grandma’s favorite). My grandma, who had not had a large appetite for quite some time, had THREE tacos. She said it was some of the best chicken tacos she had eaten in awhile. After that Bry officially became the chicken taco guy in the family. His secret: poach the chicken in heavily seasoned water, shred, then cook in a skillet on low with about a cup of salsa to keep the chicken nice and moist. Takes a little bit more time than just frying chicken up in a pan, but is definitely worth it!
On a more personal note, we are starting to get to the finial count down of the wedding (less than a month!!) so chances are my posts are going to be more of the “short and sweet” variety but I promise not to leave you hanging for your weekly supply of healthy recipes!
So here’s a toast to a summer of eating out of tortilla bowls!
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Yum! I love everything in this recipe!!!
Thanks Sara! It’s quickly become one of my go-to recipes when I have people over for dinner.