Keep You Fit – Avocado Tacos

 

Delicious & Healthy Lunch!

 

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Number of Servings: 12
  • Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: .5

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded 
  • 1 medium onion, julienne 
  • 2 large green peppers, julienne 
  • 2 large red peppers, julienne 
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 
  • 1½ cups fresh tomato salsa (see below) 
  • 12 flour tortillas 
  • non-stick cooking spray 

Fresh Tomato Salsa 

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes 
  • 1/3 cup diced onions 
  • ½ clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp cilantro 
  • 1/3 tsp chopped jalapeño peppers 
  • ½ tsp lime juice 
  • pinch of cumin 

Directions:

  1. Prepare salsa as listed below. 
  2. Spray skillet with cooking spray. 
  3. Lightly sauté onion and green and red peppers. 
  4. Cut avocado into 12 slices. 
  5. Warm tortillas in oven and fill with peppers, onions, avocado slices and salsa. 
  6. Fold tortillas and serve. 

Fresh Tomato Salsa 

  1. Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate in advance. 

Serving size: 1/8 recipe

Diabetic Exchange**

  • Fruit: 0
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Meat: 0
  • Milk: 0
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbs: 3
  • Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Each serving provides:

  • Serving Size 1 taco
  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from fat: 80
  % Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 8 g  12% 
Saturated Fat 2 g 10% 
Trans Fat 0 g  0% 
Cholesterol 0 mg  0%
Sodium 480 mg 19% 
Total Carbohydrate 43 g 14% 
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20% 
Sugars 4 g
Protein 7g 
Vitamin A 25% 
Vitamin C 130%
Calcium 10% 
Iron 15% 
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Source: California Avocado Commission

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