Skinny De Mayo

IMG_8871By Tara Cushing (@TheBravoBlonde)

Can you believe that Cinco De Mayo is just a week away? Time is flying my friends, and my personal favorite time of the year (late spring and summer) is right around the corner!

Recently I took on two fitness and dietary challenges. The first was a 6 week ab challenge which started with 40 full daily sit-ups and increased by increments of 15 weekly until our final week of 115! The other was a clean eating challenge. I now eat as clean as possible during the work week…no sugar, and no fried or processed foods.

Naturally I’ve been inventing ways to eat some of my favorites in a healthier, cleaner form. One of these is the taco. I LOVE Mexican food. The cheese, the salsa, the sour cream, the salty crunchy chips! Not exactly lean eating. So I invented my own healthier taco…and for the (weekend) nights I want a little bit of extra Ole’ in my step, there’s Bethenny Frankel‘s Skinnygirl brand Spicy Lime Margarita. I know many of you have commented to me how much you like the original SKGM, so if you, like yours truly, enjoys a spicy kick, give it a try alongside this Skinnier taco recipe that I’ve been enjoying guilt free since my little lifestyle change.

Skinnier Taco

* one whole wheat tortilla

* 1/2 cup fresh organic baby spinach

* 1/2 cup of lean protein source (fish,chicken,beans…salmon is pic

*1/4 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese

*1/2 diced small avocado

*1 tablespoon organic salsa (make sure no sugar in it)

Take tortilla and invert it so it hangs over two bars in your oven rack and bake until crisp in a 350 degree oven (about 6 minutes).

Stand up tortilla like a taco shell. Layer ingredients in the following order:

Spinach, avocado, protein, cheese, salsa.

*Need that hint of sour cream?Use a tablespoon of plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

Did you try this recipe? Let us know how it worked for you below!

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