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Healthy and Cost Cutting Tacos


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I’ve fallen of so many wagons recently, it’s time I start getting myself back together in so many ways.  I need to start eating healthy again, I need to blog again. house cleaning, the list goes on and on.


But one thing I can control, is what I’m eating, and these healthy tacos were a great place to start.  I know my family’s going to think I’ve lost my mind(this isn’t a new thing LOL) but by adding beans to the mixture, you not only make them healthier, but you can make them cheaper!  Plus I think it makes them a lot better, they’re creamier and I loved the texture. Win Win!

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They’re super tasty, and they are great in salads or on a taco shell. Hopefully they will make an appearance on your table soon!

Healthier and Cheaper Tacos

1/2 lb. ground turkey

15 oz. can of black beans

1 pkg taco seasoning, or make them even healthier and make this homemade taco seasoning

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup of salsa

Brown turkey in a large skillet, when cooked through add the  package of taco seasoning or 2 TBSP of the homemade taco seasoning, water and salsa.  Simmer for another 10 minutes or until thicken.  Serve with cheese, chips, shells or on a salad.



Blacken Fish Tacos

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A few weeks ago, we had Grill Fish Tacos, and they were very good, good enough to have again with a twist (we rarely eat the same thing, the exact same way!) So this time I made a blackening seasoning to go on the fish, and it gave it an awesome kick of flavor.

When I posted this recipe for Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon, my daughter told me her boyfriend had some Puffer Toad fish, and ask what I would do with it.


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It’s not a real pretty fish, or a big fish, but it’s a good fish especially when it’s free!  So anyway on Saturday afternoon, we made fish tacos out of it, and these are perfect fish for this because it’s just little fillets. Thanks Steven for the fish, I hope you enjoyed it too!

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To go along with it we had

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Blacken Fish

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Mango Salsa on top

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and it was yummy!

Blackened Fish Taco with Slaw & Mango Salsa

Blackening Seasoning:

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper(depends on how spicy you want it)

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. oregano

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Mix everything together.


1 TBSP. olive oil

1 lb. fish (any white fish will do)

12 small flour tortillas


1 cup fresh or frozen, thawed and dried mango

2 TBSP. chopped red onion

1/2 chopped red or green bell pepper

1/2 chopped jalapeno pepper, seeded and de-ribbed

2 TBSP. lime juice

2 TBSP. olive oil

salt & pepper

Combine everything, stir and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.

Cole Slaw:

2 cups Cole Slaw mix

3 TBSP. light mayo

2 TBSP. lime juice

Salt & pepper

Combine everything, stir and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour

In an aluminum grill pan, grill fish on a grill heated it medium, for 3 to 5 minutes each side or until it flakes easily.

Add slaw, fish, then salsa to tortilla and serve.


This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck Party