Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

2💚💚 1❤️ 1/2💙 1💛 3 🥄🥄🥄

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Zucchini Taco Roll Ups

Tonight’s dinner was sooooo good! Have you guys made these zucchini taco roll ups?!? Holy cow I am obsessed ❤️ Here’s what they look like before you cook them…it’s okay if they are a little messy 😉


Here’s everything you need!

INGREDIENTS:

  • – 1 zucchini
  • – 1 can green chilis
  • – 1 diced large onion
  • – 1 lb lean ground beef/turkey/venison
  • – 1 tomato
  • – 2 tbsp low/no sodium Taco seasoning
  • -2 tbsp shredded cheese
  • – 1 avocado
  • – 1 tbsp Greek plain yogurt/sour cream

And what to do and they will soon look like this!


DIRECTIONS:

  • Slice 1 zucchini thin the long way (I use a mandolin on the thinnest setting
  • Sautéed 1 onion diced with 1 can green chilis
  • Add 1 lb lean ground turkey(I used venison)
  • Brown meat with onion and chilis, add 2 tbsp low or no sodium Taco seasoning (I have a great one in my recipe section
  • Dice 1 tomato and throw it in the pan
  • Lay slices of zucchini out in a Pyrex (I spray mine with avocado oil spray)
  • Spread a tiny bit of shredded cheese on each slice
  • Cover with meat mixture
  • Roll them up so the seam is on the bottom
  • Bake at 400* for about 30 minutes


I served them with Greek yogurt/sour cream and sliced avocado!
Soooo good!
**For my family (because they are picky about zucchini) I made the exact same steps but used Pillsbury rolls instead 😉  They were also a huge hit!

Tuesday Taco Bowl Bar

It’s Taco Tuesday! AND  Tasty Tuesday!  What better day to do share a healthy FAMILY RECIPE for a Taco Bowl Bar!  My kiddos and hubby love this!  It is great for family dinners and for girls nights!  It is easy, quick and a perfect addition to your weekly menu plan…and it’s Fix approved!

taco tuesday taco bowl

Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breast

1 lb ground turkey (I use venison)

2 tbsp Taco Seasoning

1 cup Salsa (21 Day Fix salsa is perfect for you fixers 🙂 )

3 roma tomatoes

1 white onion

1 stalk green onions

cilantro

lettuce

1 avocado

1 can black olives

Plain greek yogurt

1 cup brown rice or quinoa

2 cups water

1 can organic corn

1 can organic black beans

 

Instructions:

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken:

  • Add chicken to your crockpot
  • Add salsa
  • Cook on low 6 hours

Rice:

  • Place 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil
  • add rice/quinoa and reduce to low heat
  • cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked through
  • Place in bowl with Taco Bar

Taco Meat:

  • Defrost ground meat
  • add to fry pan and brown thoroughly
  • add taco seasoning and mix well
  • Add to bowl for Taco Bar

Beans and Corn:

  • Open both cans and drain
  • Add to microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on high 3 – 4 minutes
  • Place with Taco Bar

Chop all veggies and place in bowls or on plates for a completed Taco Bar

Serve with greek yogurt in place of sour cream!

Create your Bowl!

*Optional:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Organic Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Tortillas

1 Green, 1.5 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow (if you eat the rice or quinoa)