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Leafy Green Turkey Tacos

By Jason Fung, MD

Leafy Green Turkey Tacos

This recipe isn’t a typical skillet recipe.  Instead of preparing your greens with the other ingredients in a stockpot or large skillet, you use the greens as a taco “shell”. Butter lettuce and Boston lettuce, or other greens like mature curly kale or collard leaves, all work well. Recipe from Dr. Hyman
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 492 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3 cups bell peppers thinly sliced (any colour)
  • 3 cups yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • salsa to taste
  • guacamole to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the ghee in a stockpot or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground turkey, taco seasoning, bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
  • Cook until turkey is browned and the vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. (Cooking tip: You don’t need to add water or broth to the fat when you are cooking the meat for this meal.)
  • Serve the cilantro on the side or stir it directly into the skillet.
  • Divide the taco filling among eight large leaf wraps.
  • Add salsa and/or guacamole.
  • Roll up or fold and enjoy! Alternatively, serve the filling on a bed of greens as a taco salad.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Leafy Green Turkey Tacos
Amount per Serving
Calories
492
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
82
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
273
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
2894
mg
83
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
23
g
96
%
Sugar
 
40
g
44
%
Protein
 
43
g
86
%
Vitamin A
 
11305
IU
226
%
Vitamin C
 
195
mg
236
%
Calcium
 
315
mg
32
%
Iron
 
8
mg
44
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Mexican
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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