I absolutely LOVE taco salad but not the fat that goes with it. An alternative instead of high fat dressings and corn chip topping is to use pico de gallo as a dressing alternative. It's lower in fat and high in flavor-you dont miss the dressing. Instead of using high fat corn chips-use 1/4 of a corn tortilla. Cut into strips of chips-spray with Pam and bake until crunchy. All the rest can stay the same-lettuce, tomatoes, chicken or low fat hamburger, fat free beans, fat free cheese. Yum!
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When I fix a big salad have found using Salsa works great. I always prefer salsa with taco salad, why not any salad, and the best part is fat free, low calories and you can use more salsa than any salad dressing. And to tweak I add a couple of tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar. 4
Water Chestnuts are fat free and have No cholesterol
Water Chestnuts are crisp and low in calories but are a great source of fiber to lower cholesterol. Add to salads, into a tuna salad or chicken salad, fruit salad or quarter into Brown Rice with chopped onions to reduce fat content of meals. They are free of any cholesterol and are almost fat-free and contain potassium. Make a stir-fry with them. 1/2 cup of water chestnuts contains only 0.1 g fat.
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