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Featured Recipe: Slimmed Down Tacos

2013-09-12 | By: Snap Fitness

Who said you needed a taco shell or tortilla to enjoy a really good taco? We’ve discovered a way to get your taco fix without totally blowing your day of good eating. How? By using lettuce as your taco shell and filling your taco with slimmed down ingredients. We know that doesn’t sound as tasty, but trust us, it is! The best part of this recipe is you can add extra toppings because the shell contains almost zero calories. Now if that doesn’t make you smile- I don’t know what does.


We suggest using romaine or butter lettuce, but iceberg works just fine. It’s all about your personal preference. One try at this recipe and you’ll realize, lettuce isn’t just for salad anymore.




1-2 3oz Chicken Breasts (Grilled and sliced)

1 small tomato, chopped

1 cup quinoa cooked

¼ cup black beans

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp coarse salt

1 lime

Romaine, Butter or Iceburg lettuce

 1/2 sliced avocado (for topping)




1. Grill chicken breasts until done.

2. While chicken is grilling, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, chopped tomatoes, 1tsp olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.

3. Once chicken is cooked, slice into strips.

4. Open lettuce leaf and fill with black bean quinoa mixture. Top with grilled chicken, sliced avocado, and a squirt of fresh lime to taste.

5. Enjoy!


Recommended toppings:

Sour cream

Cheddar cheese



Black olives

Sliced Avocado

Queso Cheese


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