What’s Cooking?! Salt-free taco seasoning and guacamole


Tacos are a staple for us. We have them almost every week! It is an easy, fast meal and the meat can be used for various dishes: tacos, taco salad, nachos, etc; but, since I have diabetes and am at higher risk for heart disease, the salt content of most seasoning packets is more than I am willing to risk. So, we made our own! And, since avocados are cheap this time of year, we did a little salt-free guacamole too.

Taco seasoning ingredients:
6 tsp chili powder
5 tsp paprika
4 tsp cumin
3 tsp onion powder
2.5 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients, cook 1 lb of ground meat (we used lean turkey), add 7 tsp of salt-free taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water to the skillet. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


Guacamole ingredients:
2 avocados
1/2 small onion diced
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbl chopped chiles (I like jalapeno!)
1 chopped tomato
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mash avocados and combine remaining ingredients.

I made a taco salad with seeded and diced tomatoes, chopped lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, and low-sodium salsa and my husband wrapped it all up in whole wheat tortillas for the perfect tacos!


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