Kids love tacos! Try this veggie filled alternative to the traditional taco and your kids will have fun creating their favorite meal turned upside down.

Turkey Taco Salad


  • 12 ounces lean ground turkey

  • 2 cups green pepper,chopped

  • 1 cups bottled salsa

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 2 cups plum tomato, chopped

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 serving of baked tortilla chips, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped


  1. Spray medium pan with cooking spray. Cook turkey and pepper over medium-high heat until temperature reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.

  2. Drain liquid from meat mixture.

  3. Mix in salsa and cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Mix in cilantro.

  5. Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 4 plates.

  6. Divide remaining ingredients in 4 and sprinkle on top of lettuce.

Serves 4.

This recipe was adapted from the Nutrition in the Kitchen Cookbook from the Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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