Super Yummy Healthy Tacos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 4
Super Yummy Healthy Tacos
Health Highlights
These tacos are quick to prepare and super fun for the whole family. Did we mention they are delicious AND healthy?


454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean (can use chicken or lamb)
1 medium White onion (finely chopped)
1 medium Carrots (grated)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
3 leaves Kale (de-stemmed and chopped)
1/2 cup Tomato-Basil pasta sauce (1/2 cup to 3/4 cup)
1 tsp Chili powder
8 medium shell(s) Taco shell (2 per person)
8 tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese (topping - 1 tbsp per taco)
1 cup Tomato (topping - 1-2 tbsp per taco, diced)
1 cup Cucumber (topping - 1-2 tbsp per taco, diced)
8 tbsp Salsa, ready-to-serve (topping - 1 tbsp per taco)
4 tbsp Sunflower sprouts (topping - 1 tbsp per taco)


  1. Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan over medium heat and drain any fat.
  2. Once the ground turkey has cooked, add in the onion, carrot, and garlic. Cook until softened.
  3. Add the kale, tomato sauce, and chile powder and cook for another five minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, warm taco shells in the oven.
  5. Top tacos with shredded cheese, tomato, cucumber, salsa, and sunflower sprouts. 


Quick Tips

  • The Time-Saver: Prepare the meat mixture the night before, grate your cheese and chop the toppings. Before supper, warm meat in a hot pan on the stove for a few minutes. Warm the taco shells in the oven.
  • For Younger Kids: break the taco shell in half and let them top it like a pizza. Set the table with a fork so those bits that fall off are gobbled up too!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 448
Calories from fat 176
Calories from saturated fat 74
Total Fat 19.5 g
Saturated Fat 8.2 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 756 mg
Potassium 936 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 8.8 g
Protein 39 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.7
Meat 1.3
Milk Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources