Friday, February 10, 2017

Yummy Low Carb Taco Salad

After picking kiddos up from practices, running some last minute errands, and picking up the requested Taco Bell for the guys, I got home late and was famished. Smelling that food was killing me. I'm not a big fan of Taco Bell, but when I smell it, something in me snaps and I absolutely crave it. I needed something delicious, low carb, and I needed it quick

Enter, my Low Carb Taco Salad.

It may not look like much, but it seriously hit the spot and kept me away from the calorie bomb bell.

This made a huge batch (I mean, I used 2 freaking lbs of meat.) and after feeding myself and my middle kiddle, (and the hubster who ate a hefty bowl of it after finishing his bell) I still had enough for lunch for my mom and my hubster for the next day and a few lunches through the week for me.

SCORE!!

(This made 8 servings  for me)

  • 2 lbs of 80% ground beef
  • 8 cups shredded green leaf lettuce
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded (from the block)
  • 8 Tablespoons Pico de Gallo
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 8 Tablespoons Ken's Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (1 to 2 for each serving)


  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef over medium-high heat and drain the excess fat.
  2. Add your spices to the meat and stir well. Cook for 2 more minutes. (Taste it and feel free to add more of the spices to suit your taste. Just be sure to count them!)
  3. In a bowl, add 1 cup of lettuce, 1 oz of shredded cheese, 1 Tbsp Pico de Gallo, and 1 to 2 Tbsp of the Ranch dressing. (nutritional info below is based on 2 Tbsp)
  4. Mix it up, kick back, and enjoy!

For some reason, when I export this recipe from this page to my fitness pal, the numbers come up different. But when I entered in all of my ingredients into My Fitness Pal for this recipe when I made it, this is the Nutritional Info it gave me for EACH SERVING.
Calories: 559,  Carbs 4.9,  Fat 47.5,  Protein 27.9, Dietary Fiber 1.7g

(This is a screenshot of the numbers from when I entered it in when making the recipe.)

(Some of you may see the fat content and freak, but these numbers fit my macros perfectly and I'm steadily dropping weight while never being hungry. So I'll gladly take it.)


12:18 PM / by / 2 Comments

2 comments:

  1. this is gonna be on my list for next week...

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    1. Fantastic!!! I made another batch of it so I have been enjoying this all week. I hope you love it as much as we do!!

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