This is another “Light” recipe that is super simple to make and can be a weekly staple in your menu. This recipe is very versatile and one you can change up whenever you like!

1 lb of lean ground beef (ground turkey or chicken)
1 can of black beans
1 teaspoon of fresh or crushed garlic
1 tablespoon of Cumin
1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1/2 cup of red onion
1 can of green chilies
Shredded cheese
Plain Greek Yogurt or Light Sour Cream
Salsa of choice
Romaine Hearts Lettuce


In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic and ground beef and brown over medium heat. While this is browning add your cumin and chili pepper. You may need more depending on how you like your meat seasoned. Next rinse your black beans and add them to the skillet. I always rinse canned beans because it lowers the sodium.  Now you will prepare your lettuce, by cutting the bottom off and gently pulling apart.  I like to stack two pieces together to make the “taco” a little more stable. Put your Greek yogurt or sour cream on the lettuce first, top with meat mixture and then garnish with green chilies, onion, cheese and salsa. Enjoy!

This dish is very versatile and gluten free as well!

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