Saturday, January 19, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Well, despite having two sick little girls, I managed to get in a great workout today as my looked after them for me. Then I came home and made this delicious concoction:

Creamy Taco Salad
Makes 1 serving - 7.5 points

Approx. 2 cups of lettuce (I used green leaf)
2 oz ground beef, thoroughly drained
taco seasoning
2 tbsp. low fat sour cream
2 tbsp. guacamole
3 tbsp. salsa
1/3 cup shredded low fat cheese
8 Quaker Mini Rice Cakes - Salt and Lime flavour
Assorted veggies (I used cucumber)

1. Cook ground beef and add taco seasoning according to the directions on the package. (I skipped this step as I had leftovers from tacos last night)

2. Mix the sour cream with the salsa in a bowl and set aside. This is your dressing.

3. Break up the mini rice cakes into little pieces. Toss lettuce, veggies, cheese, cooked meat and rice cake pieces with the dressing. Garnish with guacamole and enjoy!

I have a hard time getting in my salads and I used to be the type who would smother their lettuce in dressing so this was totally awesome for me. The salsa/sour cream dressing was really creamy and there was lots of it (for only 1 point!!). The rice cakes gave the salad some crunch and are less points than nacho chips.

I also went to Costco this afternoon and bought a new George Foreman Grill. I used to have one but it was one of the things I left behind when I moved here and I've missed it ever since. I can't wait to get cooking with it tomorrow!


Chubby Chick said...

That sounds delicious! I am definitely going to try that. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

And congrats on getting in your workout! :)

Teale said...

This sounds really good. I've never seen those flavor of rice cakes, but I'll keep my eyes peeled!