Valerie Bertinelli's Favorite Healthy Taco Recipe
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Valerie Bertinelli's Favorite Healthy Taco Recipe

Food lover Valerie Bertinelli's secret to staying on track with her diet? Plenty of satisfying flavor and spice. Get her healthy recipe for Confetti Beef Tacos with Pico de Gallo Salsa.

Confetti Beef Tacos

Makes: 4 servings

4 packaged taco shells
1/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Dash of salt
1/4 cup Valerie's Pico de Gallo Salsa (recipe below)
1/4 11-ounce can of corn, drained
1 tablespoon each shredded lettuce, low-fat cheddar, diced tomatoes

Heat taco shells as directed. Brown ground beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chili powder, salt, salsa, and corn; heat. Spoon beef filling into shells; top with lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes.

Pico de Gallo Salsa
1/2 medium tomato
1/4 cup cilantro
1-2 scallions
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 clove garlic
1 teaspoon lime juice
Dash salt and pepper

Dice first five ingredients; toss with lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Nutrition facts per serving: 153 calories, 10g protein, 14g carbohydrate, 7g fat (3g saturated), 2g fiber


Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2009.