Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Double Crunch Low Carb Lettuce Tacos
Recently I decided that we as a family need to add more healthy items to our menu. Carbs are delicious, but we decided that it was an idea that we could improve on. Limiting and cutting out breads/pastas/potatoes was something achievable. I’m no expert, just a mom and wife who wants to change our meals a bit to maximize our diet.
These low carb lettuce tacos get their fabulous crunch from crispy lettuce and crunchy broccoli slaw. I discovered the slaw about a year ago, and it’s one of those ingredients I love to keep around. I add it to salad, coleslaw, tacos, and even wraps.
I started out with a turkey ground beef. I simmer that with a mix of medium salsa, and taco seasoning. I also add a can of pinto beans and a can of black beans. Beans have some carbs – about 6% for black beans and 7% for pinto. But they add a lot of fiber, and you aren’t getting a full serving of beans in a serving of meat.
I use long lettuce – either leaf lettuce or romaine. After washing the lettuce, I break it in half and use the stiffer part as the bottom of the taco. I then add the second piece of lettuce on top of that. Add in your meat mixture, then add in a handful of broccoli slaw. Top with a little light sour cream, reduced fat shredded cheese and scallions.
These are so crunchy and satisfying, you “almost” don’t miss the tortilla or taco shell.