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Tiny Tacos (Low Fat)

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“Tostitos Baked Scoops filled with taco seasoned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. They're so much fun. Not only can you et ten of them for only 200 calories, the whole family will be excited to dig into your "diet food." And kids will be more than willing to help prepare them. From The Most Decadent Diet Ever cookbook by Devin Alexander, author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook. Note: The ingredients will not let me list the 10 Tostitios Baked! Scoops.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • finely shredded romaine lettuce (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 12 tablespoons finely shredded 75% light cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lower-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 ounces 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon mild red taco sauce or 1 tablespoon hot red taco sauce


  1. Arrange the Scoops side by side on a plate.
  2. Mix the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese in a medium bowl until well combined. Divide evenly among the Scoops (about 1 1/2 teaspoons per Scoop).
  3. Stir 2 teaspoons water into the taco seasoning in a small bowl until it has no lumps. Set aside.
  4. Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Put in the beef. Use a wooden spoon to coarsely crumble the meat as it cooks. When the beef is no longer pink, after 1 to 2 minutes, stir in the seasoning mixture. When no liquid remains, after about 1 minute, remove from the heat. Divide the meat evenly among the Scoops, atop the lettuce mixture (about 1 teaspoon each). Dollop the top of each with taco sauce. Serve immediately.

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