If tacos are an old standby in your house, try giving a family favorite a healthier twist.
The surprise healthy ingredient here? Chard leaves stand in as taco shells. Fill them with flavorful chicken and spinach for a new take on a Mexican classic.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
3 cups washed and chopped spinach
3 Swiss chard leaves, washed, red vein removed, each large strip cut in half horizontally
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onion until translucent, about 2 minutes.
- Add the ground chicken, garlic salt, cumin, and garam masala and cook thoroughly, 6 to 8 minutes. Fold in the spinach and cook until it’s wilted.
- Remove the skillet from the heat.
- Use the Swiss chard leaves as “taco shells” for the chicken mixture.
Nutrition information (per serving)
Makes 2 servings. (3 tacos per serving)
Total fat: 9.6 g
Saturated fat: 1.0g
Trans fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 653.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12.4 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Sugars: 3.4 g
Protein: 73 g
Source: Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic — Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD (© 2017 Da Capo Lifelong Books)