{ Veggie } Taco Tuesday

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Tacos are my go-to birthday meal. Every year as a child (and still today) my mom makes me tacos for my birthday. Thanks Mum!  

Even though I still love tacos, I've developed a weird complex about eating ground beef. I am not a vegetarian, but I feel so much better eating these veggie tacos over their traditional beef filled partner. 

Plus the days of not having to think about what I am eating are well behind me. Especially after child #2. Now those greesy beef tacos just stick around my midsection a little too long. 

Not these babies though. You get the spice minus the guilt. 

So go ahead, eat your veggie tacos! The cows and your midsection will thank you. 


ingredients 
1 cup lentils 
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake 
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
taco shells 
taco fixin's 

Rinse and drain lentils. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Once water is boiling add lentils and cover. Lower heat and simmer until lentils are soft and all the water is absorbed (about 20 minutes). Mix together all the seasonings and set aside. Once lentils are cooked remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Add in seasonings and stir. If they seem a little dry you can add a little dash of water or oil.

Assemble tacos. Serve. 

You can also use this recipe as a taco salad by adding lentils to a bowl of lettuce, tomatoes, fat-free Greek yogurt, salsa, and broken pieces of taco shell. 


Enjoy! 

9 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I'm completely with you on the ground beef thing and I know my diet can always use some more veggies. Love these!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn!! Have a great week.

      : ))
      Jen

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  2. All over this one Jen! I'm not a vegetarian but we eat meatless meals several times per week. Adding this to the list!

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    1. Same here Cassie... I love coming up with meatless meals, they are healthier, less expensive and you get to be extra creative.

      Have a great week.

      : ))
      Jen

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  3. you have the most beautiful images!! I love your pics and your site b/c everything is just so light and "airy" looking....so gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Averie! That means a lot coming from you, your site and photos are amazing!!

      : ))
      Jen

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  4. this look delicious... but I also must say that your blog is SO PRETTY


    grace
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  5. Thank you Grace! You have such a pretty blog too. I'm loving the Hello Kitty post!!!

    : ))
    Jen

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  6. I have a huge batch of taco seasoning that I made a while ago that I use. It's so yummy!

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